The Professional Styling Academy is an industry leader in the education of fashion styling. PSA is a platform for real success where you will receive resourceful content, participate in practical activities and be mentored by an industry leader the entire way through.
PSA doesn’t just teach you how to be a good stylist but ensures you will become an exceptional stylist. The head Facilitator and Director is one of the industry’s most successful and prolific personal stylists. Owner and Style Director of Style With Cindy, Cindy Newstead has carried out over 8,000 personal consultations and is known as one of the early pioneers to bring personal fashion styling services to the everyday person.
Director & Facilitator
Cindy Newstead owns and actively works in her very successful independent style consultancy, Style with Cindy.
Cindy is on the ground consulting with private clients every week, presenting workshops, directing fashion runways and providing keynote speeches.
As Style Director, Cindy mentors her team of Australia wide Stylists using her 19 years industry knowledge and experience in over 8,000 consultations.
Cindy’s credentials also include being selected as Head Stylist of Chadstone: The Fashion Capital, highly regarded as the fashion Mecca’s authority on Style and is a published author of the celebrated book ‘You Are More Than Just Your bits’.
Cindy’s up to the minute business experience ensures Stylist’s graduate with relevant skills and are armed with proven strategies and techniques that work in the real world.
Calvin Newstead is the Managing Director of the Professional Styling Academy and Style With Cindy, the largest Personal Styling Consultancy in Australia. He facilitates PSA’s comprehensive Business modules using his solid business and marketing experience that has developed since starting his own business at 21 years of age. He went onto many successful ventures, from building a service retail business with four locations to coming on board SWC and PSA in 2005 to grow them into the thriving industry recognised businesses they are today.
Calvin has a 20 year background in furniture design and with awards in furniture polishing and colour matching complementing his training in personal colour analysis, makes for a superb colour module and business module co-facilitator.
Having travelled to all corners of the Earth, Calvin is no stranger to adventure and a nice drop of red wine.
Rachel Wrigley is our Booking Coordinator and is your friendly contact happy to provide our course information and take the time to answer any questions you may have. In her life before styling, Rachel’s love of film propelled her into the DVD industry as a National Account Manager and Product Buyer before she followed her other love of style to work with Cindy Newstead.
Rachel understands first-hand the importance of following your passion and doing something that excites you every day.
Rachel is an avid reader, film viewer, style watcher, world traveller and dog lover.
Fran is our Bookings Administrator and payment plan superstar, who is both great on the phone and with a calculator! Fran is here to help you with your payments plans, course preparation and enjoys getting to know all the newcomers to PSA. With an impressive resume including administration and customer service, plus experience as a small business owner and having five children at home, Fran can truly handle anything!
Fran loves spending time with her family, fashion, interiors, reading, wine and a good cheese platter.
Cindy Newstead, Director & Facilitator
Having access to someone with this level of success and knowledge is invaluable.