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Colour Consultation Myths and FAQs

1) I’m too young to have my colours done – you have to be over 60, at least! Why spend a lifetime wearing colours that don’t work for you when you could enjoy combining new tones and shades in ways that will truly compliment you so you look and feel amazing, every day. Colour analysis is for EVERYONE, no matter their age! Wearing the right colours makes your skin glow, your eyes sparkle – you will look and feel more youthful. We all have colours that we know don’t work for us, they may leave us feeling washed out or grey – how fabulous would it be to discover which colours make you look AMAZING and which to avoid so you never have a drab day again?

I have seen clients from as young as 13, all the way up to late 80s, there really are no age restrictions.


2) I live in black – you’ll make me give it up and I don’t want to!

I never tell someone they can’t wear a particular colour, particularly if it’s a staple in their wardrobe – this includes black! What I will do though is show you alternatives and how to wear certain colours, to ensure they work with your natural colouring, rather than against it. This may be by combining it with other shades, or accessorising to keep darker tones away from your face. You never know – black may even be in your colour palette!


3) I had my colours done 20 years ago, I don’t need to do it again. Over time our skin tone, hair colour and even eye colour may change, meaning the colours we wear in our clothes and make-up may also need to be tweaked. We also changed from our seasonal colour system to the Munsell System some time ago, this means the way we categorise your dominant colouring and the palette you should wear may differ slightly from when you last had your colours done. You may not need to come for a full colour analysis but if it is 10 or 20 years since your colour session it is worth booking in for a color review to see if your palette is still working in harmony with your colouring

4) I hate wearing bright colours! That’s no problem! Not only do I tailor your colours to suit how you look, I also take into account your style personality, lifestyle and personal preferences. My goal is to make you look and feel amazing by providing you with colours and guidelines that not only suit you but that you also feel comfortable in.


5) I’m happy with the colours I wear, why do I need to change? Having a colour analysis session will open up your mind and your wardrobe to a whole array of colours you may not have even considered before. If you’re happy with the colours you’re already wearing that’s great! I’ll simply give you some more options to add into the mix and advice on how to get the most out of the colours you’re wearing to ensure they’re working for you, to look your absolute best!


6) I don’t wear make-up, therefore I don’t see the point of having my colours done. If you don’t wear make-up then there’s even more reason to come for a colour analysis! Wearing the right depth, undertone and clarity of colours next to your face will ensure your skin glows and your eyes sparkle. It will also eliminate dark shadows and prevent you from looking pale or ‘washed out’ – wearing the right colours has a truly transformational effect, meaning you will look fabulous – with or without make-up!


7) I’m worried you’ll tell me that everything in my wardrobe is wrong. Whether you come for a colour analysis or style consultation, you won’t be told that everything in your wardrobe is wrong. My aim is to help you get the most out of your existing clothes by providing guidance on colours and styles that work for your body shape, colouring and your style personality. There are infinite ways of combining colours to make them work best for each individual and often small tweaks to clothing can transform them to work perfectly for your body shape. I guarantee that you won’t have been dressing without getting the colours and styles of your clothes right at least some of the time – often it’s just a few small tweaks or additions to your existing wardrobe that’s needed.


8) The consultations are too expensive. Think of all the unworn or ‘worn once’ items of clothing in your wardrobe – over the years how much money would you estimate those items added up to? A colour consultation will take the guess work out of shopping, ensuring that you make the right choices every time. It will also demonstrate to you how to build a capsule wardrobe of clothes so that what you buy can be worn in many different ways time and again and will actually save you money over time.


9) What if I’m told not to wear my gold/silver jewellery anymore as it doesn’t suit me? During your colour session you will find out whether you have a warm or cool undertone and this can help guide you as to what types of metal may be best for you to wear in your jewellery. Colours have the biggest impact when worn next to our face, so if your wedding band is gold, but your undertone is cool (which would suit a silver metal better) this isn’t going to be cause for concern or a trip to the jewellers! However, if you are wearing a metal that isn’t ideal for your undertone your consultant may suggest that you mix your precious metals and stones moving forwards.


10) The colour me beautiful colour system is complicated, I’d prefer to be a ‘season’. The latest colour me beautiful colour system is our simplest and easy-to-use to date. Our current system is shared with the hairdressing industry as well as many others who deal in colour (e.g. motoring and decorating) this system allows us to be much more specific with the colours I recommend for you, and how you should wear them than the old ‘seasonal’ categories. By looking at the depth, undertone and clarity of your natural colouring I assign you a dominant colour category as well as a secondary and tertiary category – this gives you a palette of 42 different colours! I then provide simple guidelines for how you can combine your colours to the best possible effect. Notes are provided with your swatch wallet to take away as an easy reference tool when you’re shopping. What could be easier than that!


11) There are so many companies who offer colour analysis now – they all do the same thing. Working under the umbrella of Colour me beautiful means that I am highly trained and know my stuff inside out! Colour me Beautiful have been in the industry for 35 years and our methods and techniques have stood the test of time for a reason. The key point of difference about colour me beautiful is that we teach you how to wear colour successfully (NOT dictate what you should/shouldn’t wear). We are progressive rather than prescriptive.

In addition, when booking a session with me you are booking an individual, private consultation, I will never ask you to book into a class with strangers, this is an in depth personal experience and my time is dedicated to you.


12) I’d prefer to have something like this done with a friend or family member, I don’t want to come alone. If a 1-2-1 approach isn’t for you that’s no problem! You can book in for a joint consultation with a friend or hold a colour or style party in the comfort of your own home! Get in touch with me to discuss your options


13) I think a colour analysis will stress me out – it’ll restrict me to which colours I can and can’t wear so I’ll always be worried about getting it right. When you come for a full colour consultation you will be carefully guided through which colours work best for you and why. You will spend 2 hours with me exploring your colours and looking at how to combine them for different aspects of your life. The colour me beautiful system is very simple to understand and at the end of your session you will take away a 42 colour swatch wallet containing all you colours to refer back to and I am always available for ongoing support in many forms. Rather than being restricted, a whole world of colour will open up to you – you’ll never look back!


14) I’d like to have a colour and/or style session but need to lose weight before I can have it done. Don’t put off looking and feeling fabulous by waiting to lose weight, understanding what colours and styles of clothes work best for you will boost your confidence now and make you feel better about your body and image overall.

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