Hello! My name is Ali. I am the Owner of ALH Style, a personal styling business based in Alexandria, Virginia. Glad you found me!
People always ask “how did you get into personal styling?” I laugh because it feels like I’ve been doing this forever. Ever since I was a little girl I would look at people and imagine how I would dress them. Not because they looked bad, but because I knew that a few simple tweaks could make them feel on top of the world. It was more of a subconscious thing, really. I never thought about making a career out of it until I realized I could!
The process of getting here was fun! I graduated from Penn State in 2008 and then drove to California the day after graduation to go to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. After that I was a personal stylist at Nordstrom, but the majority of my post-college life was spent submerged in the grind of business development for large corporations, private businesses and startups. Long story short, I was in sales.
One day I looked at my husband and said “I need something else”. At the time I was three years into working remote as one of the top sales reps at a start up out of New York, so I’d travel to the city from time to time for work. During these visits I’d admire all of the beautiful, powerful and fashionable women running around the city. They looked incredible, but I could tell that they also felt incredible. New York is obviously so inspiring when it comes to fashion, but I never realized how real it was. I gave my two weeks notice and started my business.
Now, as the owner of ALH Style, people trust and lean on me to help them evolve, maintain or freshen up their style. It’s an absolute joy and honor to help individuals with such a personal piece of their lives. The best part of my job is I get the chance to help someone feel like they are on top of the world every single day.
Always here when you need me!