Today we’d like to introduce you to Fares Howari.
Hi, Fares; thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
So fashion was always my passion in life, but I did not know where to start after I dropped off college because I was studying Graphic design, I wanted to move to New York City, so I was doing delivery until I found a job that can pay me well. One day my friend referred me to work in Nordstrom, so I applied for customer services. I was so happy in a way that I used to dress up every day, even though I was behind the register. Customers used to think that I worked In sales, and that’s when I started to look forward to becoming a sales associate; throughout my good connections with managers, I moved to the women’s appeal department, which was amazing. Customers used to enjoy working with me because I understood what they wanted and what they needed. So Nordstrom started to give me personal/connecting appointments, where I work with customers to change their wardrobe, outfit events, and vacation outfits. Every time I would finish an appointment, I would feel successful and happy that I didn’t just make a good sale. No, I helped someone by giving them the pieces that present their body and personality in the best form, boosting their confitents and increasing their self-esteem. After doing this for a while, I never forgot my main goal, which is to go to New York City. Throughout Nordstrom, they accepted my move, saw the potential and the passion for fashion in my eyes, and now I am in NYC in the Nordstrom Flagship store.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The struggle was the trust between the stylist and the customer. Along the way, it would become smoother because the customer will hear more about you. Still, when you are in your beginnings, you have to prove to the customer that the pieces that you pick for them will look different once they try them on. Also, as a stylist, you have to build a friendly relationship, like a family relationship, so they wouldn’t feel offended if something didn’t work out. As I always advise my co-workers, Your attitude towards the customer is your key to changing their opinion towards clothes. Your vision towards styling is their reason to trust you; show them what you are capable of.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
So, I am a Fashion stylist, which means I help people find their style in this world. I am currently working In Nordstrom Flagship Store In New York city, as a Sales Associate/ Personal Stylist. The most thing that I am Proud of! Is that I started following my passion on a really young age. I made my first Fashion Show sponsored by Creative Association, I also won the third In Jordan Middle East Fashion abaya competition, all that I was only sixteen years old! Can you BELIEVE IT!! The most thing that I am recently proud of is that I moved to The United State to chase my dreams. I always knew what I want in life and push myself to chase it while all young folks are distracted by excessive life behaviors.
So, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you before we go? How can they support you?
Throughout my Instagram or email, I usually work through the teams/Nordstrom Style board app after we set up everything.
- Website: https://fmhowari5.wixsite.com/website
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faris_like_pari21/