Minnesota: Color Therapy PCA

Minnesota: Winona

Color Therapy PCA

Amanda Brown

Business Hours :

By Appointment Only

My Color journey

I’m a wife, a mother to goofy twin boys and a busy teenage daughter. I’m proud to say I have been a 12 Blueprints analyst since 2013. 

My color journey began in my teens, when reading magazine articles about how to apply make-up to suit “warm” or “cool” coloring. Regardless of how carefully I would follow the instructions, the recommendations for neither cool nor warm were flattering for me. I knew something was missing from the equation. Being highly analytical and curious by nature, I could not rest until I figured this out. 

I got my hands on as many resources as I could find about color. A few websites offered quizzes and showed an expanded set of 12 seasons instead of the 4 that I had been accustomed to. While the quizzes were “fun”, I just simply couldn’t be objective about my own coloring when trying to answer the questions. Which of the six brown haired, blue eyed celebrity examples did I look most like? I couldn’t tell, I don’t look like a celebrity with perfect lighting and a team of make-up artists following after me. 

Then I stumbled upon Christine’s blog, 12Blueprints. I was immediately enamored with the wealth of information and the poetic imagery that Christine has become known for. After a few years of attempts at self-analysis and following each article word for word, I was delighted to see she began offering a training course. 

I knew it was time to get serious about whether or not to become a trained analyst when I found out I was pregnant with twins! The time period I had for being able to get the training was suddenly limited for me, so I jumped in and decided to sign up for the training and to purchase a set of test drapes. My husband and I made a vacation of it and both traveled to Canada together. 

What set this system apart for me and earned my trust was how scientific and methodical the process is. This isn’t a system where we rely on someone’s intuition or their general impression of you. It is very much in line with the scientific method. I was excited to see how systematically controls are set up (the very specific type of light bulbs required, the neutral gray for all backgrounds, blocking out all artificial color sources). 

The test drapes really do the heavy lifting during the analysis! I can feel confident in my analysis of someone’s coloring knowing how carefully selected and well-crafted the drapes are. 

While it was a little awkward to drape the models with a 6 month twin belly in the way, it was a delightful experience. It was also a huge relief to be analyzed and to learn what my season is, Soft Summer. 

The very week I got home after training, I got my studio space up and running, even down to the specially chosen neutral gray wall color as the Sci/Art founder recommended herself. It is a comfortable space with enough room for the client to even bring a friend or two.

Color Therapy Professional Color Analysis

Personal Color Analysis

The people who have visited me for a color analysis have reported great happiness with their results. They appreciate that I will explain to them in as much or little detail as desired about what steps I am taking as I go through the analysis process with them. They have also been pleased with the thoroughness built into our analysis system. The methodology that I and other 12BP analysts use to determine what drapes bring out the best in the clients is repeatable and can be trusted. They also seem to enjoy the relaxed environment and that we break for tea or coffee. 

There is nothing I love more than to sit down and meet the wonderful people who come in to learn more about their coloring. It brings the clients and me so much joy to start to see the patterns of how different categories of the fabrics bring out different effects in their skin and on their features. Almost like clockwork, after a person comes in and is analyzed, I’ll get an email within the next week with them raving to me about their experience. They are in love with their palette, feel more comfortable shopping now that they know what to look for, are having fun with the make-up techniques they learned, and are receiving more compliments than ever before! 

The studio is outfitted with the test drape set, the highest quality full-spectrum lighting system, True Colour International season books, and of course a complete 12-season make-up selection to enhance the beauty of each season. I carry the 12 Blueprints cosmetics and am so pleased with the beauty of the colors. The quality is also outstanding. There’s been so many happy customer reviews. I am deeply in love with the Soft Summer lipstick “ruby slippers” and take it with me everywhere (it’s the most perfect sheer rich berry/red shade for a soft summer!) 


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Shopping is so much fun now because I find something flattering everywhere I go, and the color book makes it so easy to tell if it is the right color or not. Thank you so much for helping me; I have more confidence in my appearance and feel good about what is unique to me, rather than trying to be something I'm not. Wishing you all the best!
Dark Autumn
TODAY I GOT 4, COUNT THEM, 4 COMMENTS ON HOW I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT BECAUSE I LOOK WONDERFUL/LOVELY, and one even commented, "you don't usually wear any makeup do you?"....and I do every day, just not the right stuff!!!!! Two of the comments were within minutes of getting in a group of people.... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT ME!!!!!
True Spring
Thanks again SO much, Amanda, for your brilliant service and bravura extended performance yesterday! I'm so happy to be confirmed in my beautiful color space, and highly recommend you to anyone seeking clarity about their own. I learned so much from you.
Light Summer