Written by Matthew Henson (@matthewahenson)

Take a look at every successful rapper, actor, athlete, or celebrity with noteworthy style, and whether they talk about it or not—there is most likely a fashion stylist behind the scenes planning each look, or pulling pieces of clothing from all over the world. From the outside everything looks like a blast, with all of the cool clothes, celebrities, and nonstop parties, but every job has its perks, and well—actual work to do.

You'll need to do research, manual labor (fun fact: A full garment bag can weigh up to 15 pounds), and of course, experience. If you've ever dreamt of being a part of your favorite rapper, actor, athlete, or magazine's style team, you'll need to start at the bottom like everyone else. But you should also take some pointers from a bonafide industry insider to help you rise to the top. Here's How to Make it: Tips For Becoming a Successful Fashion Stylist.

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