Christian Image Consultant certification

"There is nothing else that I could share with any woman that would be more instructive, or life-changing!"

Certification Course

If you've ever thought about applying your gift of encouragement along with your love for fashion, and teach other women how to see themselves the way God does, then becoming a Christian Image Consultant may be for you.

Shari Braendel developed the CIC Training Course when God prompted her to train up other women to do what she does. "Each time I would step off a stage, someone would approach me and tell me they never knew they could combine fashion and faith to reach others for Christ."

And so, CIC Certification was born in 2010 and, to date, we've had 72 women graduate from the course.

Shari is available and will be happy to hear from you to answer any questions you may have.

Email and begin a conversation with her about whether or not this is for you.


3 Day Course


Combining Fashion and Faith is a unique endeavor. As a Christian Image Consultant your presentations are grounded in scripture so we kick off our training taking a look at the Bible to help you find the best scriptures to use for your ministry.

Color Analysis

Color is the cornerstone of image consulting and may be the most difficult part to master. Through her in-depth studies and years of makeup and fashion experience, Shari has refined color analysis by dominant color characteristics. You will be guided through the rules and work on developing a discerning eye for color as you spend time learning in class and on real women.

Body Shapes and Proportion

Rules of proportion in clothing begin with identifying 'body type' or shape. You will learn the specific guidelines for Shari's BOD-X system and be able to correlate and advise clothing styles for each body type. You will also learn vertical lines and column dressing, camouflage techniques, as well as slimming tips.

Frame Size and Accessorizing

You'll learn how to revamp your client's accessories style based on Shari's Rock Star, Glamour Girl, and Movie Star system.

Personal Shopping/Style Parties

Understanding essential wardrobe pieces and the fundamentals of shopping for a client will make you a pro as a professional shopper. You will learn the pieces no woman can, or should, live without and how to choose pieces that compliment an existing or growing wardrobe. You will be taught how to conduct Style Parties and Personal Style Appointments.

Stage Presence and Delivery Style

How you present yourself is one of the most important aspects of a Christian Image Consultant. Not only on stage, but in everything you do. We will cover the basics of stage presentation and teach you how to weave in your testimony so you bring glory to God in this ministry of fashion and faith.

Market Your Message

Since we live in a world of technology, you will learn to market your message by using social media and your website to your best advantage.

Business Tools, Goals and Setting Your Fees

We'll help you set goals, set fees for your new ministry and give you forms you can use for duplication so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.


Reveal Your Dignity Program
All new CIC’s will receive the RYD package. This is a new program for tweens and teens that Shari developed in 2014. It is a 90 minute presentation outline with PowerPoint slides and training DVD that each new CIC can begin using immediately to reach young girls to help them dress with dignity!

All Graduates Receive:

• Ongoing Support
• CIC Certification Diploma
• Complete Color Shawl Set for Testing
• Full Set of Color Fabric Swatches for each DCC
• Training Manual including forms for duplication
• Fashion Meets Faith DVD
• Reveal Your Dignity Program with Training DVD
• PLUS ... Immediate Access to the entire CIC Online Academy with over 20 hours of video training

CIC Registration

Image Consultant  

Next CIC Training Course

Charlotte, NC  September 22 - 24, 2016
Take your passion for fashion and launch a career / ministry that enables you to empower and transform the lives of others.

FULL TUITION $3,497.00

REGISTRATION DEPOSIT $750.00 (non-refundable and credited towards tuition)


CIC Online Academy

Combine your Passion for Fashion to reach others for Jesus with the Christian Image Consultant Online Academy!

In the Christian Image Consultant Online Academy, you'll receive:

• Immediate Access to the entire CIC Online Academy

• Over 20+ hours of video training from the world's #1 Christian Image Consultant, Shari Braendel, on teaching faith as an image consultant, color analysis, dressing for frame size, style personalities, accessorizing, makeup, marketing your ministry, business tools and resources ... and more

• Guidance and support from the CIC Director, Donna Roland

• Forums for interaction with other CIC students

• Live event videos

• Bonus material

• Access to the Private VIP Facebook Group

• Conference Calls

• Test Drapes and Sample Swatches

... and more!


If you would like more information please visit CIC Online Academy

or email Shari at ...



What Others Are Saying

"Since participating in Shari's CIC Certification Training I have been able to develop my passion for fashion to create a successful business as well as offer a special ministry to help women discover their true beauty."

Donna Roland, Faithfully Fashionable


"I hoped and prayed from the depths of my soul that God would provide another opportunity for me to fulfill MY destiny.

I learned about Shari’s Christian Image Consultant training program in February 2015 through her Fashion Meets Faith website. The training program was in North Carolina, but I knew that God was opening a divine door of opportunity for me.

I HAD ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE - in an intimate classroom setting with likeminded Christian women who were eager to intentionally apply their Christian faith in helping women just like you to remember, that you are God's masterpiece."

Tamika Thompson, CIC Graduate


"What can God do with a nerdy youth minister who has a business degree and a heart to help people?

If you had asked me this question a year ago, with a million guesses I wouldn't have come up with "give her the tools and training to start a business and ministry based around fashion consulting."

God is so good and full of surprises!

Maybe fashion has always been a passion of yours. It was NEVER one of mine. However, after a women's event at my home church led by Kim McMurray, a Christian Image Consultant trained by Shari Braendel, my heart leaped for joy within me as I watched my sisters in Christ be so encouraged by the positive, fun, and practical approach to fashion offered through Kim's CIC training. I asked her to meet with me, and after an afternoon of coffee and questions, I found myself poring over Shari's "Fashion Meets Faith" website.

I couldn't wrap my head around the direction the Holy Spirit was leading me, but I emailed Shari and began this amazing journey from frumpy and defeated to fabulous and driven.

As soon as I got home from CIC training, I ran into a girlfriend from church. She knew that I had just been away to 'fashion school' and asked me to come help her as soon as possible. She revealed that she had spent the morning defeated and in tears as she got dressed. In that moment, the Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart to make sure that no more beautiful friends ever had to cry in front of their closets. We met at the mall a week later and I had the privilege of watching this wonderful wife and mom see herself as beautiful for the first time in a long time. I got a handshake from her husband the following Sunday to say thank you for the change he saw in his wife's self image.

Since then, I've had the opportunity to speak in front of groups of women in churches, go into their homes to help them conquer their closets, and meet with many women for personal shopping appointments. I can't believe this is my job! I've never had this much fun at 'work!'

If you have a heart to help women and girls, appreciate that fashion is an important part of our daily lives, and are ready to be challenged and to grow in your Christian walk, then I wholeheartedly recommend Christian Image Consultant training. My life, as well as my wardrobe, have been changed for the better thanks to Shari and Donna's hard work and continued support.

You will be entering into a sisterhood that stretches across the country and beyond. You can take the dreams that God has placed in your heart and apply them to a wildly fun and ultimately practical ministry and career that's all your own. I look forward to the day that I can read your CIC story!"

Lindsey Grooms, Christian Image Consultant and owner of Freedom Image Fashion Consulting


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