What Does a Full Color Analysis Include
I take appointments on Tuesday through Saturdays. The following is an explanation
of what to expect when you come.
I do color analysis individually in natural light, on mornings only, which takes about
31/2 hours. I choose fabric swatches to help you make color choices. Then I
check your makeup for color compatibility and show you adjustments where
needed. A style session is included in the price, and takes about 2 hours. It is usually done a week, or two, later when the color swatches have been transferred to a purse–size color fan. If you have travel or time constraints, we can discuss ways to work within them.
The style session includes a notebook and visual aids to teach you about all the
details, plus color combining, using colors to project a mood or get the response
needed for speaking, teaching, selling, social situations, etc.
I no longer do "All-in-one-day" sessions, as I've found it is not
as good for the client, because there is so much information to digest with each part. The
style session can, however, be done in a group, after each person has had their personal color
analysis.Click here to see my many levels of classes, and their respective fees. You will save on your very first shopping trip, and have no more mistakes hanging in the closet gathering dust.
I select the color swatches for each individual. These are not pre-packaged. I have over 5,000 fabric colors and through a systematic, scientific method of observing
your natural skin coloring and how it absorbs and reflects color, I make a careful
color selection. Hair and eye color are secondary in importance to how your skin
reacts to color. Bone structure is also considered in the over-all weight of your
The color range of about 175 hues; tints and shades will establish how light, dark,
bright, or dull you should go.
No one is 100% one season, e.g., a Spring who is cooler with blue or blue-green eyes,
and is more delicate, has a Summer secondary. Her colors will touch base here and
there with "Summer” hues.The selected colors will also be cooler overall than, say, a Spring with a
Fall secondary who has warm skin tones, has brown or green eyes, and is more
angular or sturdy in bone structure.
The Dominant season of the two, and sometimes three, "Secondaries" determines the
person’s best style guidelines, such as necklines, designs, textures, and scale, as well as
style of jewelry choices. When we try to impose the secondary’s look into our
dominant look that is when we don’t like how we look. That is why the style session
is equal in importance to the colors, and why I just don’t hand out some colors and
say "Be on your way." Sometimes an outfit may be your color, but doesn’t look right
when it has the wrong neckline, the print is too big, or the texture is too coarse.
Please call or email to make an appointment, or if you have additional questions.