Colour Analysis

Autumn Winter Colour Trends 2018

Autumn Winter Colour Trends 2018

What’s the one thing that all my budding stylists have in common? When they arrive to the training they are always wearing the latest fashion and colour trends. Of course they are eager to impress, not only me but the other delegates on the course too, wanting to show that they not only have a passion for fashion but that they are well suited to becoming a personal stylist I get it, because when I attended my training all those years ago I too was dressed head to toe in the season’s trends, desperate to make a great first and […]

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The Power of Red Lipstick

The Power of Red Lipstick

How do you feel about wearing red lipstick? So many women come to our training academy and freeze when I say they’ll be trying on their perfect shade of red lipstick during the Colour Analysis training. It’s baffling to me because I’ve always loved wearing red lipstick. How can a colour that I find so empowering be so intimidating for others? By the end of the training, my delegates almost always do a 360 and can’t wait to purchase their perfect shade but if you want real insight into the power of red lipstick, read Michelle’s story, she’s one of […]

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How to build Confidence

How to build Confidence

So many delegates come through our doors and what sets apart the women who go on to be successful personal stylists to the ones that simply don’t is their confidence or rather their belief in themselves. Surprisingly it is not always the ones who grasp all the knowledge straight away or even the most stylish ones; that’s why even I can’t tell during the training what each delegate’s success rate will be. Sometimes I wish I had a magic wand to transform every delegate into a confident personal stylist but confidence doesn’t work that way, it’s one of those things […]

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What’s the theme in your client’s Wardrobe?

What’s the theme in your client’s Wardrobe?

What’s the first thing you do when you open the doors of your client’s wardrobe? You look for their theme i.e. what do they have a lot of. In fact you should ask yourself the same question. Even myself if I went to my wardrobe now I know I would see lots of colour; my most flattering colours of course but block colouring is what I do best. What you won’t see is any print. Why not? I honestly don’t know; print is something I just don’t gravitate to. We Personal Stylists are there to point out to our clients […]

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What’s my right shade of Yellow?

What’s my right shade of Yellow?

Did you know that there’s a right yellow for everyone? It’s one of the few colours everyone can wear but it’s strangely the one colour that most women avoid. During my colour analysis sessions and in the colour analysis training I always ask: “how do you feel about yellow?” and the response almost always relates to the client’s childhood: “my mum says it doesn’t suit me or I had a yellow jumper when I was younger that I hated.” The funniest thing is the women who say this are usually blonde and then once I point it out to them […]

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Colour Analysis….why have it done?

Colour Analysis....why have it done?

Tell me, when you think of Colour Analysis what comes to mind? Is it a glamorous slightly older lady (your mums age) wearing a bright dress with a matching handbag, shoes and lipstick? Well fear not because when I started my career as a Personal Stylist that’s exactly what I thought! It was insisted upon that to become a professional Image Consultant (that’s what we were called back then) I had to include Colour Analysis in my services. So I reluctantly parted with £3000 and took a week from my precious holidays to attend my training. It was during that […]

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