Meet our Personal Stylists
Style With Cindy led by Style Director and Course Facilitator Cindy Newstead, is a pioneer of the personal styling industry who has been styling clients and facilitating styling courses across Australia for 16 years. Style with Cindy is the official Stylist for Chadstone The Fashion Capital and The Glen shopping centre, with elite certified personal stylists working under her leadership Australia wide.
Always regarded at the forefront of the industry, in 2016 Style With Cindy opened the first and only privately owned Styling Suite within a major shopping centre at Chadstone The Fashion Capital. The premiere Styling Suite at Chadstone the Fashion Capital is the hub of Australia’s foremost personal stylists and makeover experts, where we offer a range of affordable personal shopping, wardrobe makeovers, image consulting and colour analysis services that will suit your budget and goals.
Style with Cindy personal stylists work with clients to define their personal style and express themselves through their clothing in a way that best suits the image they wish to portray.
We show our clients how to use clothing to their advantage to enhance their body shape and feel confident about their appearance in every situation. Our personal stylists have an incredible ability to guide our clients on their style journey that saves them time and money by choosing the perfect pieces for their budget, lifestyle and personality.
With clients ranging from their teens to their eighties and with careers as diverse as stay at home Mum’s to Lawyers to entertainers to farmers to corporate business managers, we understand that everyone is different and to cater for this our stylists are trained to give all our clients the individual look and style that suits their personality, body shape, colours, lifestyle and age.
We are independent and are not aligned with any labels, we only shop at stores that suit the client’s style, body shape, age and budget. For our Personal Shopping service, we have negotiated discounts with many stores that are passed onto our clients and in many cases the savings alone from the client’s purchases exceeds the cost of our services.
Why Style with Cindy
- Our stylists are not self taught, they are highly trained certified personal stylists.
- Our stylists don’t just have a natural sense of style, they are highly visual, efficient, and have a caring and gentle nature.
- Our stylists are trained to give all our clients the individual look and style that suits their personality, body shape, colours, lifestyle, age and budget. This means they do not dress you like themselves, they dress you for you 🙂
- Our stylists are trained to help people with issues of low confidence and self esteem.
- Style with Cindy has a team & collaboration culture, which means they meet regularly to discuss new styles, fashion, client relations and personal styling processes to ensure that we deliver the very best and unique personal styling service.
- With a diverse range of stylists it enables us to align clients with the very best stylist that will suit them and their desired outcome.
- All stylists are trained and mentored by Cindy who has experience with over 8,000 consultations.
Director & Head Stylist
One of Australia’s most sought after personal stylists and early pioneers to bring personal styling to the everyday Australian, Cindy Newstead has carried out over 8,000 personal consultations over the last 19 years and has provided inspiration and motivation to men and women from all walks of life across Australia and beyond.
Cindy’s professional style journey has taken her as far as Europe and the US. She is a leading trainer and mentor of many successful stylists and has been a head stylist as part of the Australian L’Oreal Fashion Week. Her impeccable skills as a stylist are enhanced by her qualifications as a certified colour consultant, an NLP Master Practitioner and an educator and facilitator of Australia’s finest and most respected styling academy.
Cindy is also the creator and presenter of the bi-annual Style Review runway, a real world fashion parade that is fast becoming a highlight on the fashion calendar. She is Chadstone – The Fashion Capital’s ‘A’ list stylist and is the author of “You Are More Than Just Your Bits” a book that helps people with the emotional issues that surround their appearance while helping them through their style challenges to find a style that suits their personality, body shape and lifestyle.
Frequently called on by the Australian fashion media for commentary on the latest trends and styling advice and together with her skills as an inspiring keynote speaker with a practical and energetic approach, has earned her a reputation as Australia’s most friendly and inspiring personal stylist and image consultant.
As well as an infectious passion for personal styling, Cindy has extensive expertise in assisting clients to dramatically change self-limiting beliefs that prevent them from achieving their goals. As well as being a certified colour consultant, Cindy’s in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of body shape and aesthetics have enabled her to build a service which many of her clients describe as life-changing.
Cindy is a mother of four as well as stepmother to four, so she can well appreciate the logistics and expense involved in raising a family, juggling a career and the many relationships that go with this, while at the same time still looking great. This is why Cindy’s services are practical and effective and at the same time priced at an affordable rate to help a style makeover an achievable prospect for everyone.
Gabrielle Aitken Gibson
Having spent a lifetime exploring and playing with fashion, Gabrielle has a style that can be described as elegant and “put together”.
Gabrielle’s professional and personal background makes her the perfect stylist for corporate/business professionals, entrepreneurs, travellers and mums.
Alice began her career as a beauty therapist, and realising how much she enjoyed working with people, went on to study her degree in nursing.
Alice worked as a registered nurse in between raising her two boys and continued to enjoy making a difference in people lives.
Unable to resist her love of fashion and Style, Alice decided to team her incredible visual eye with her empathetic nature to work as a personal Stylist with the everyday person.
Alice is passionate about showing clients no matter their shape and size, they can look and feel amazing in the right cuts and styles. Alice is intuitive with helping clients develop their style identity and working creatively within their budget. As a stylish mother of three young boys, Alice understands how to perfectly nail the balance of style and practicality.
A long-standing interest and enthusiasm for fashion and desire to help women build self-image and confidence led Jennifer to embark on her journey as a personal stylist. After impressing Cindy in both the Professional Styling Academy stylist training course and Advanced Certification, Jennifer was invited to join the Style With Cindy team as a stylist. Not only is Jennifer an in-demand stylist, but her previous experience in the makeup industry paved the way for Jennifer to become the make-up artist for the Style With Cindy’s mineral makeup brand, Femme La Vie.
Jennifer’s main goal with her clients is that they embrace themselves and come away with confidence in how they appear. Understanding how body shapes and features play into clothing choices enables Jennifer to help clients discover styles that are perfect just for them! Her favourite part of working with a client is when light bulb moments happen, the client sees what she sees, and they can take the lessons learned during their session away with them and use this knowledge going forward.
Jennifer “walks the talk” of embracing change at any age or stage and sharing this is her greatest motivation for working in personal styling.’
Nikki’s background in sales, marketing and training has a common thread running through it…. a strong passion for fashion and style.
Starting in teaching, her career encompassed retail fashion, modelling, then working as an image consultant, for a number of years. Nikki has extensive experience in high level corporate and personal training and styling.
Her focus has always been on empowering the individual, through development of self confidence and self esteem.
Nikki has travelled extensively, always noting the latest fashion trends and incorporating them into her own elegant, signature style.
She brings these skills together with empathy, imparting knowledge to help her clients develop their own fashion personalities, what to wear and where and how to wear it.
Looking for that perfect balance between creativity and reserve!
Vanessa De Frenza
Vanessa has completed in-depth training with Cindy Newstead, including further certification as an Advanced Personal Stylist. Vanessa describes herself as ‘a Melbourne born and raised woman who loves food, travelling, shopping and most of all, making people feel amazing about themselves.’
Vanessa has spent ten years working and living overseas, in countries such as Spain, England, the USA and Central America, just to name a few. Having worked on private luxury yachts, in retail and in the corporate world Vanessa has a wide knowledge of all different styles and requirements.
Vanessa’s passion for life coaching also makes for an inspirational and empowering personal styling session.Vanessa’s personal style is very fluid, from androgynous to corporate and feminine. Vanessa believes in dressing in what makes you feel great and for your mood whilst ensuring it works for body shape and colouring.
Vanessa believes clothes are a great form of self-expression and fun!
Céline De Sousa
Spending close to 20 years in a corporate environment as a successful Project Manager running National and International committees and then working with the Government as an Investigator, Céline finally took the plunge and stepped out of the corporate world and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and found herself seated in Cindy’s Personal Styling course.
Céline had finally found what ‘stirred her heart ablaze with passion.’ Céline continued on with Cindy and completed the Advanced Styling Course with astounding results and shortly joined the family.
Céline has a zest for life and people and believes your style is something that is within you but can get buried deep or lost when we try to be something that we are not.
With Céline‘s talented eye for style mixed with her down-to-earth personality she will help bring out the inner you through her passion, joy, fun and an understanding ear to the entire experience, be it a personalised shop for a style revamp, adding to your wardrobe or a wardrobe overhaul!
Her passion and connection of working with people took her to the Recruitment Industry as a Consultant for six years before she left to have her two girls.
Kris’s genuine personality enables her to understand and respond to each client’s desire resulting in happiness and satisfaction.
Over the many years that Meagan has worked in the Fashion Industry developing her skills and love for Fashion and Style, it encouraged her to pursue her dream to become a Personal Stylist and since her training and mentoring from Cindy, her dream become reality.
Meagan’s relaxed and easygoing personality quickly allows clients to
feel comfortable and confident. Meagan enjoys adapting trends that cater for her clients budget and personal style to give fresh fashionable looks for their everyday needs and special occasions. She enjoys the transformation of her clients as they complete their personal journey.