Niki Hall, runs The Style Hall, a local image consultancy where she offers help with which colours & styles suit you. She will also declutter your wardrobe, creating outfits from what is left.  A personal shopping service is also available. Gift vouchers available – a great Christmas idea.For more detailed information please see the website,

SPECIAL OFFER: The Style Hall are offering 10% off any of their services booked by 1st December 2017  

Which part of the Chilterns do you live in?

Chalfont St Giles

Family members:

Oliva 17, Tom 15 and Susanna 9.

Sum up your business in a sentence:

An opportunity to make people feel great about the way they look

What’s your career background?

Pre-children I worked in sales and loved it. However, in the last 17 years I have run my own children’s clothes business, which I sold a few years ago. I then started working in a local ladies clothes shop which inspired me to train to help the customers properly as I love putting outfits together, making customers feel good about themselves.

What first inspired you to start The Style Hall?

The Style Hall combines my sales experience with my love of fashion and combining colours to bring out the best in you.

And how did you move from idea to actually taking your first business steps?

I considered it for a couple of years before I started my training. You never switch off when you have your own business and I wanted to be ready for that. I now wish I did it years ago!

What skills or experience from your career do you use in your business?

Sales, empathy, relationship management

Who is your target customer and how do you find and market to them?

Women over 35 whose bodies have changed after childbirth or menopause, they still wish to dress well but appropriately for their age and are at a bit of a loss. It is so rewarding helping them to feel confident again. Most of my marketing is done through Facebook and Networking.

What are the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in starting your own business?

Juggling home, family and work life. Feeling guilty I am never doing enough for my family/my business. I am not very good at sitting still so I have had to give myself a talking to, to make sure I have time for myself.

Your biggest successes to date?

Landing 2 corporate clients in my first year.

What’s your vision for your business?

For the Style Hall to be the go to business for image help. To have more corporate clients, but continuing to work with individuals who I love working with. I also plan to run more workshops & events in the new year.

What has most surprised you about yourself in starting your business?

How nervous I am before I do pretty much anything. However, that nervous energy really helps to focus the mind and once I have started whatever I am doing I am fine.

How do you juggle running a business and family life?

It’s hard – good time management.

What advice do you have for someone that wants to start a business?

Research your market and get the best training and be prepared to work very hard. Get started now, don’t wait!

How do you relax?

Going to the gym, walking and singing – sometimes all together!!!

What do you love most about where you live?

The community spirit. I grew up in a very small place and CSG really replicates that. It is so friendly. People are there for each other without being in each other’s pockets.

Your simple pleasure?

Walking on the beach in any weather – my favourite place to be!

What’s your favourite tipple?

Prosecco or G&T

Who is your style icon and why?

Lorraine Kelly. She always looks fabulous, but yet she manages to be down to earth, has a great but not skinny figure, is healthy but likes a cake and a drink! A great role model for women of a certain age.


What are you watching on TV at the moment?

Coronation Street – my guilty pleasure! I also love Blue Planet, Cold Feet and anything that Julie Walters is in!!

One thing on your bucket list?

To travel around India/ South America. I did a lot of travelling in my twenties but there’s still a lot of the world to see. I also dream to live with a sea view one day!


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SPECIAL OFFER: The Style Hall are offering 10% off any of their services booked by 1st December 2017