If you're thinking about taking the plunge and booking a colour consultation, then this post is for you!
It's all very well for us to talk about "getting your colours done"- but what do we actually mean by this, and what happens during your Colour Me Beautiful session?
Who conducts my colour consultation?
All of our image consultants have been through extensive colour training which qualifies them to effectively analyse your colour characteristics, and advise you on which colour category you fall into and how to wear your colours.
What actually happens during Colour Consultation?
Your session will start with a chat with your Colour Me Beautiful image consultant. They will firstly try to understand you and your expectations, then go you through what colour analysis is, how it works and describe our six dominant colour categories to you before explaining which category you fall into, and therefore which colours will suit you best. After this, they will use fabric panels to determine what your sub-categories are before presenting you with your personalised fabric colour palette. During the session, you will be shown how to wear colour based on your personality and lifestyle. We always welcome you to show us your newly purchased or wardrobe favorite if you need our advice on how to wear.
Do I need to arrive make-up free?
Colour analysis is most accurate when your consultant see your natural skin tone, without make-up or with very light make-up. If you will need to arrive with heavier make-up, feel free to let us know and you will be able to remove make-up when you arrive. Our studios normally have Colour Me Beautiful make-up collection ready, and our consultants are happy to help you apply a natural daytime make-up in your best colours after your Colour analysis. Therefore, you will leave look fabulous too.
How will I remember which colours suit me?
As part of your consultation, you will be shown all of your colours and different combinations using drapes to demonstrate the impact they have on your overall look to help you remember everything, you will receive a swatch wallet containing all of your colours and your consultant will make some notes to pop in the front of your wallet which will detail key things to remember as well as your favorite shades and colour combinations.
Can I come with a friend?
You're welcome to book in for a joint consultation and make it a fun day of colour makeup and chat! We also offer group consultation/colour party- the content can be personalised based on your needs. Just Contact Us to design your own session.
Are you curious about the profession as an image consultant? Do you know that, aside from fashion styling, the skills of image consultants can also be applied to various fields, such as therapy, coach, retail and even hairdressing?
Our consultants Lydia and Alyssa share their stories in the video about what motivate them to be image consultants, and how they use this skill to help people from multiple backgrounds.
You can find out more about our training here
Who can resist the lure of the sales? With everything you never needed at eye-wateringly low prices, it can be difficult not to splurge on unnecessary items. Come on hands up- how many of you have got items in your wardrobe with the "sale' tag still on?
Despite the sales starting just before Christmas, there are still some greatly reduced items to be had in January.
Here are some tips on how to avoid breaking the bank on those "bargains" and most important of all how to have fun while you're doing it!
What to expect
When you hit the shops- online or brick-and-mortar, there will be lots of items in the sales from this season's hottest colours. It's worth taking a minute to consider if you will want to wear "volcanic orange" , for example, or a neon sequinned jacket next year when everyone else has moved on to another colour that is more fashionable. If you are going to invest, make sure it is one of your best colours. If you don't know which colours those are, then instead of rash spending, invest in a Colour Analysis! It will be one of the best investments you can make for a life time!
Make a list
Before setting off, make a shopping list of everything you wish to purchase and set yourself a budget.
There is no point in buying something that is heavily reduced if you don't really need it. Don't be swayed by any amount of saving. If you will never use it or wear it, what's the point? Try to make sure you only purchase items that are on your shopping list as you know they will be put to good use- be strong!
Try to shop in the moment when you are feeling positive and energised- we all know this varies. Any purchase made to cheer you up will undoubtedly be a mistake.
Going out shopping can be tiring so:
Know your rights
Before you make a purchase, be sure you know the store's refund and exchange policy during the sales period. This will differ for each company, so to avoid misunderstandings.
Most importantly, have great fun at the sales. And remember those words of wisdom from Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City: " I like my money right where I can see it- hanging in my closet!"
Why not ensure you make the right decisions when shopping the sales and start the New Year by treating yourself to a consultation with our consultants?
Have a Wardrobe Detox with our expert wardrobe weeders, and you will know exactly what you need to buy. We also have Shopping Consultations which are wonderful to do during sales. You will not only buy what you need, you will be buying it at a great price. Afterwards you will know exactly what suits you and make wise decisions when shopping in the sales!
At this time of year the accessory that tends to get the most wear is usually our sunglasses.
It’s certainly true that the addition of a pair of sunglasses to your look gives you an undeniably cool edge - but how do you go about finding the perfect pair for you?
Your clothes are one of the first things that people can see about you that can be used to make a first impression. Who you are can be conveyed through your fashion choices, which is why we have style personalities to help us choose clothing that represents us. If you are someone who likes to look polished and sophisticated, your clothes should reflect this by looking structured, clean, and pressed. Whereas if you are a more laid-back or natural type, it would be safe to assume that you would like something comfortable and easy to wear.