FASHION ONLY WORKS WHEN IT’S RIGHT FOR THE PERSON WHO’S WEARING IT.
– Karen Katz
An icon in her own right, you can’t pronounce celebrity stylist Shun Melson’s name without saying the word fashion. She is FaSHUN. Shun has become somewhat of a modern day superwoman, swooping in and transforming her clients from best-dressed list unknowns to media darlings.
Shun boasts a diverse clientele ranging from reality TV ‘it girls’ such as Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Phaedra Parks and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, to Grammy and Academy award winning entertainers Ledesi, Monica, Fantasia, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Jennifer Hudson and Tyler Perry. The fashion maven also counts a number of artists (gospel, r&b, rap), professional athletes, housewives and business executives as clients, which explains her often used #NeverNotWerkin hashtag.
The trendsetter does more than improve her clients’ style; she helps improve their lives and careers. “My goal is to keep my client’s focused on their business at hand whether that is a promotional tour, game, concert, business meeting or just having more quality family time. I eliminate the stress of them doing any of the legwork to look polished and feel fantastic.” Shun, who started her career working in high-end retail, knows how to provide outstanding customer service and put all the details together. She provides wardrobe assessment consulting, closet organization, shopping assistance, personalized look development, personal fittings, cross-country shipping, outfit snapshots for effortless dressing and packs each item with meticulous instructions. Shun is also notorious for scouring the globe to procure a specific item upon a client’s request and she does so with a smile. “I’ve been told that I handicap my customers,” says the proud clotheshorse. “They’ll tell me ever since they hired me they can’t even walk into their closets, a store or go on a trip without contacting me first.”
An Atlanta native, where she resides with her two young sons, Shun turns just as many heads as her loyal protégés. As a result she launched FaSHUN 101 classes, introductory courses on the basic principles behind the styling business where she travels the country spreading the magic secrets to her success. In 2013, the fashion maven introduced her FaSHUN apparel line that consists of everyday basics such as t-shirts, hoodies, jogging pants and hats with clever hashtag quotes she is known to use on her social media platforms like #luvthystylist, #luvthyhaters and #stylist.
Shun’s portfolio of work has been profiled in People, In Touch Weekly, Rolling Stone, Essence, XXL, Billboard, Spin, BET and VH1. Additional features include Oprah, The Wendy Williams Show, Regis and Kelly, American Idol, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Wrestle Mania, The Grammy’s and Soul Train Awards, to name just a few.
Shun has also made cameo appearances on network television including Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding and Don’t Be Tardy. The ultimate tastemaker, Shun will continue to expand her FaSHUN brand in an effort to make the world a more stylish place. “Whether you’re a celebrity or not, I think we can all be queens and kings of the red carpet even if that carpet is in our own home or office.”
FaSHUN 101, an introduction to the basic principles behind the styling business. This course is designed for you to learn all the secrets from the Fashion expert herself.
Shun Melson will discuss topics such as:
• How to get started in the fashion industry
• Building relationships with clients
• Closet OrganizaSHUN
• Personal Shopping
• Various ways a stylist can earn revenue
• Dealing with labels vs. personal clients
• Items that should be in your stylist kit
• Creating binding contracts & agreements
She will also give you all the inside secrets on client retention, the importance of the high-low fashion industry, and provide the necessities that every aspiring stylist should have in their closet.
Fashun 102 will give you hands on experience with the Atlanta’s high fashion models, hair stylists, and also celeb glam photographer. Shun will provide you with a full overwhelming wardrobe to choose from to style your model with. Not only will you get the whole glam squad but also one on one experience with Shun Melson her self on set. You will also receive one edited photo of your choice free of charge! A great way to kick off your portfolio.