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Stylist Career (Ambitions)

The Sims 3 Ambitions Walkthrough and Guide by CMBF  
 
 
 



Stylist Career (Ambitions)

The Stylist practices the art of fashion and beauty, offering their skill and their talent with their neighbors and clients for a fee (of course) -- and now you get to be one!   This particular career choice is ideally suited for the Charismatic Sim, because making friends with your clients is how you get them and keep them your regular clients! 

Entering the career begins with heading to the Salon and applying for the job.  Once you have secured it, you will want to invest in a Drafting Table and a Fuss no Muss Styling Station from the Hobbies and Skills section of the Buy menu.

Once you have your setup you simply watch the map for jobs -- each of which will have details respecting what the client wants -- and then you deliver that as best you can.  These jobs will range from small and simple to large and complex, examples being a new hair style or hair color, a new swimming suit, formal wear outfit, and accessories -- but could go as much as an entire wardrobe of outfits!   After you do a crackerjack job of completing their order you should get a nice and positive review out of the deal -- and once you do you should be sure that you whip out your trusty cell phone camera and snap a photograph of the Sim with your creation to put into your portfolio in order to have something to show potential future clients.

As you gain levels and become a higher-level Stylist you will unlock new abilities and social actions -- but be aware that at lower levels sometimes when you complete a job (even when you do a good job) you can still fail it -- that is a bug and hopefully it will be patched soon...


Dressing the part for your Career as a Stylist!

Using the Drafting Table while you are on your own time (not on a job) you can gain Stylist XP by doing design work -- you can either place the sketches you make in your portfolio or just sell them, either works -- though the money you get for them does not count toward XP for the Stylist Bar I am sad to have to say.  As your levels increase the sketches you make will increase in value and your Sim will gain Painting skill -- but bear in mind that the sketches cap out at a lower level than the paintings do.

Your Fuss no Muss Styling Station is the primary tool in your portable Stylist operation -- it is a portable styling station that you can use for styling Sims alone or in groups, hence the name...  You should be diligent about adding photos to your portfolio -- the game will only allow you to add the successful jobs to it anyway, and the portfolio is a great selling point for you to draw in new customers.

When you are setting up a new job be sure to listen to what your client is asking for, and use common sense in how you interpret the requests.  The closer you can get to what they want the higher you will score in the review that they provide.  It is not really clear how much of an impact that word of mouth has between NPC Sims but it might have a lot so why not assume that it does?

Once you get to Level 3 you can freestyle as a mobile stylist; using the assess fashion needs followed by soliciting will boost your success, but spending a little time being social with your potential clients and your clients will also provide you with something of an edge when it comes time to make the sale.  Make use of your portfolio, and be sure that you remember to add each new job to it. 

Helpful Traits:  Ambitious, Artistic, Charismatic, Friendly

Associated Lifetime Wishes: Fashion Phenomenon

-- Career-based Books --
These books are obtained by completing career challenges at the appropriate level and cannot be obtained any other way in the game.  It is not known if reading them helps your Sim in any way, but there is a rumor that it might?

?? None yet but will be added if/when found.

-- Career Levels/Titles and Details --
There are ten Levels for this career, and listed below are the levels, their title, the base rate of pay followed by the amount you are paid if/when your Sim retires from their job at that level, and the working days.  The Performance Base is the criteria by which your Sim is evaluated for promotions.

Level 01: Fashion Fledgling
Base Pay Rate: $182 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 01: N/A

Level 02: Taffeta Trainee
Base Pay Rate: $240 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 02: N/A

Level 03: Polka Dot Specialist
Base Pay Rate: $298 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 03: N/A

Level 04: Houndstooth Soothsayer
Base Pay Rate: $444 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 04: N/A

Level 05: Trendsetter in Training
Base Pay Rate: $458 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 05: N/A

Level 06: In Vogue Virtuoso
Base Pay Rate: $700 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 06: N/A

Level 07: Haute Hot Shot
Base Pay Rate: $984 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 07: N/A

Level 08:Couture Connoisseur
Base Pay Rate: $1310 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 08: N/A

Level 09: Fashionista
Base Pay Rate: $1352 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 09: N/A

Level 10: Fashion Phenomenon
Base Pay Rate: $2306 / Pension Pay Rate: $???
Performance Base: Mood / Client Like / Reviews
Working Days: Tu-W-Th-F-Sa

Uniform 10: N/A



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