Color consultation

Do My Colors Change if My Hair Grays?

I’ve had a number of questions lately about how the change in a woman’s hair color through the years affects the range of wardrobe colors that are her mountaintop best. Back in the old 4-Seasons days, we were taught that a woman’s color classification would never change through the course of her life.  “Once a…

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Accessories Accelerate a Color Transition

When Gretchen traveled from California to St Louis for a conference, she stayed over an extra day to fit in a color consultation.  She had already had her colors “done” multiple times, but felt they still weren’t quite right.  As a coach for high-level executives, she needs to quickly establish both respect and rapport and…

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Mother/Daughter Mini-Makeover

What a great birthday surprise:  One cool Atlanta mom recently flew her adult daughter from New York City to St Louis for a girls’ getaway weekend and mystery birthday surprise –  a color consult and mini-makeover.  A couple of things that came up in that session might apply in your life too.

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Wk #9 – Reader Example of Value Contrast

After last week’s post about value contrast levels, a reader named Valerie emailed me a photo of her outfit and asked for input.  I though the ensuing discussion might interest the rest of our group, and Valerie agreed to share it. Valerie described herself as high-contrast, with a preference for black-and-white and bright colors.  The…

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Wk #8 – Invaluable Info on Value Contrast.

In any visual composition, attention goes first and foremost to the area of greatest light/dark or bright/dark contrast.  Since the objective of an optimal outfit is putting the attention on your face, that means that you never want to wear a color combination with more light/dark contrast that you see in your personal color pattern.…

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Wk #6 – People-Watching for Points of Connection

Last week I taught, exhibited and did color consultations at the huge women’s expo in Seattle and had the chance to see many of my blog readers and students wearing outfits that exemplify the “points of connection” concept.  They were so easy to spot! Regardless of age, dress size or personal style, they stood out in the crowd…

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Wk #7 – Finding Color Value Balance

“Value” means how light or dark a color appears.  Your personal color pattern has value too.  When the two don’t connect, your head looks disconnected from your body – that’s kind of weird, no?   And it makes you look shorter and heavier – not too many woman are looking for that effect! Here are…

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Wk #4 – Color Certainty is the Key

Nothing – absolutely nothing – is more critical to looking your personal best than defining your unique group of most flattering colors.  Color is the first thing people notice about what you are wearing.  It’s more important that than the figure-flattery of the style.  More important than the fit.  More important than the price tag…

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Wk #5 – Finding Your “Key Neutral”

Although the fashion world tells us that every woman should choose black as her base neutral, they do that to make their inventory management more profitable, not because it makes us all look our best.  In truth, the more enhancing neutral for a woman’s wardrobe relates closely to her hair color. We are talking about…

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Inside Look at a Color Consultation

Geri emailed recently with this message: “You did my colors about 7 years ago and it was really life-changing.  I get compliments all the time.  Now my wonderful administrative assistant Brenda is retiring and I’d love to give her a consultation as a parting gift.” What a terrific boss, no?

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