Meet the Style Team

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Hayley Cooper Styling are a team of professional Personal Stylists who share the same goal, to help you connect with your personal style, build a wearable wardrobe and effortlessly wear outfits that feel good, every day, no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Hayley, Sarah, Pip and Mel are passionate about helping you discover, refine and improve your personal style, no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Hayley’s team of stylists have been carefully selected to share Hayley’s approach and values – fun, feel-good sessions with an educational basis and a personable approach. All stylists have been personally trained by Hayley to ensure an exceptional styling experience.

We’re all a little different, just like the people we work with.

Meet the team…

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Hayley Cooper, Head Personal Stylist

Hayley Cooper is Sydney’s leading Personal Stylist, offering a range of personalised styling services to men and women in Sydney, as well as worldwide through virtual personal style sessions. Establishing Hayley Cooper Styling in 2010, Hayley is one of the most experienced Personal Stylists within Australia.

Hayley is known for her personable approach, down to earth nature and connection with clients. She has a genuine care for her clients and loves guiding them through their personal style journey, focusing on constructing a wearable wardrobe that truly aligns with their personal style direction and fits with their lifestyle.

Hayley often has a capsule wardrobe approach and really hones in on shopping for items that will have maximum wear in the wardrobe. She enjoys simplifying fashion and helping clients make clearer shopping decisions and learning how to create effortless outfits that don’t require a whole lot of thought.

Hayley runs sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and services all areas of Sydney, excluding the Hornsby area and Northern Beaches.

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Sarah Bell, Personal Stylist 

Sarah Bell brings her 20+ years of styling experience and fashion know-how to the Hayley Cooper Styling team. As a professional stylist and Mum of 3, Sarah is well versed in dressing all body shapes, with the know how to creatively combine individual and versatile pieces to form a comfortable, practical and or on trend outfits suited to your everyday life. It’s with this mix of stylist knowledge that allows Sarah to help you take your personal style to the next level, making our clients feel confident in what they wear.

Sarah’s experience involves working one on one with personal styling clients and with an array of leading Australian brands from Zimmermann to Sass & Bide and a suite of start up fashion brands (her own included!). She has a real knack for translating fashion into a wardrobe that works for our clients.

Sarah loves building strong, trusting and loyal relationships with clients, providing a comfortable space to explore new styles and outfit possibilities, building a wardrobe that is comfortable and versatile, always in line with your personal style direction.

Sarah runs styling sessions Monday – Friday and on selected weekends.

Sarah runs sessions in the Northern Beaches, Northern Sydney Suburbs and Sydney City.

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Pip Dracakis, Personal Stylist

With extensive experience working as a stylist and director of a sustainable online fashion business (Handpipped Vintage), Pip is driven to help you find your sense of personal style.

Pip loves sharing her passion for fashion and styling expertise with her clients. You will come away from your personal styling experience feeling confident and inspired, with a clear idea of what works for you. Each session is tailored to meet your needs. Pip takes the time with a caring approach to consider what will enhance your wardrobe.

Shopping doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Pip likes to keep things simple, effortless and comfortable. Pip will give you her top tips for achieving a timeless, curated wardrobe that won’t break the bank, or the planet. She can’t wait to help you achieve your goals and find you looks that flatter, fit and feel good, whatever the occasion.

Pip has a sustainable approach to building your wardrobe, with an endless understanding of fashion from a sustainable, eco friendly, preloved perspective. With a buy well, wear often approach, Pip can guide you to make smart shopping decisions within leading shopping centres and chain store retailers, as well as help you shop in op shops and preloved fashion retailers.

Pip runs sessions on Monday – Wednesday and weekends.

Pip runs personal styling sessions in Sydney City, North Sydney, Inner West Sydney and surrounding suburbs.

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Mel Costalos, Personal Stylist

Mel Costalos brings her 15+ years of fashion styling experience to the Hayley Cooper Styling Team. From a young age, Mel loved the concept of how clothing can truly shape persons identity and portray their personality to the world and this has continued to be a strong focus in her role as a Personal Stylist.

Having worked predominately as a Personal Fashion Stylist within the fashion industry, Mel’s experience spans across the entire industry, from working in casual retailers to high-end designers, to managing the wardrobe department for music videos and runway shows. Mel has also taught at leading fashion colleges in Sydney.

Mel is well versed in the workings of the fashion world, the coming and going of trends and how to make them work in your wardrobe, the understanding of what makes a garment a great purchase and how to shop with value.

She’s mastered the art of keeping the balance between a fashionable and fun wardrobe that still maintains that classic, timeless element, no matter what your shape, size or lifestyle.

Mel is available on weekends and runs styling sessions in Sydney City and surrounding suburbs.

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