“If you want to have a successful business that’s sustainable, that’s profitable, you have to have purpose. And you have to actually know how to be an entrepreneur, so I launched this program called Style Boss Academy that teaches people how to start an actual business, a purpose driven business.”
– Lauren Messiah
Meet Lauren Messiah
Lauren Messiah is revolutionizing the way people dress through her comprehensive approach to elevating one’s life through style, working from the inside out. With her signature method of combining style with personal development, Lauren bridges personal styling and life coaching to curate a closet and look that supports one’s goals and takes the stress and self-doubt out of looking one’s best. The stylist, educator and digital influencer has coached over 5,000 clients globally through her online courses, leaning on her personal journey of self-discovery through fashion and her years of being one of the most sought-after celebrity stylists.
Lauren recently released her latest book, Style Therapy: 30 Days to Your Signature Style (Abrams, April 2021), as a 30-day active approach to building a personal style and shedding emotional baggage. Through her book, she empowers readers to shop like a stylist, find clothes that support goals and build confidence to tackle any situation with the right look and attitude.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb welcomes Lauren Messiah, style expert, entrepreneur, digital influencer, educator, and author of Style Therapy: 30 Days to Your Signature Style. Lauren shares her entrepreneurial journey and how she has shifted from teaching people how to style, to teaching others how to start a successful and sustainable styling business. Not only did this empower her students more, it also gave her more satisfaction and fulfillment with her career. Lauren suggests that having a purpose should be at the core of a styling business. You cannot simply enter it because you think the clothes are pretty. In her style therapy, Lauren also teaches that women should learn to love their body for what it is and see the beauty of it as the body that has grown with you and weathered the highs and lows. She also shares the role of daily meditation in her practice and how she pre-plans her outfits to remove the stress and uncertainty over feeling good in your own clothes. And as Lauren struggled with alcohol, she also gives tips on how you can get sober too and change your life for the better.
“(See) a body that has gone through it and is still here. Have some love and appreciation for what you have. It’s like with gratitude. If you’re not grateful for what you have, you’re telling the universe I don’t want anymore.” – Lauren Messiah
Get Loved Up with Lauren
Named Google’s #WomenToWatch on YouTube, Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, VH1, The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, WWD, Refinery 29 plus many other print and digital media outlets for her style expertise.
Lauren is an experienced facilitator, motivational speaker and social media sensation with a proven track record and over 400k followers. She has conducted workshops and trainings for Bloomingdales, Westfield Mall, Nickelodeon, THE OUTNET, Luxury Garage Sale, Bumble Biz and The Marketing Arm’s Influencer Continuum to name a few.
I hope you find an incredible amount of inspiration and value, as I did, in what Lauren shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @laurenmessiah, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 02:18 Lack of Fulfillment and Shifting
- 06:09 Listen to Your Inner Voice
- 11:48 Connect Your Story to Your Brand & Business
- 18:41 Style Therapy
- 23:17 How to Shop Like a Stylist
- 28:18 Rituals & Routines
- 41:35 Sobriety Journey
- 49:06 Connect with Lauren
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Get Lauren’s Book
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership