Episode 26: Grays

In today’s show… Our conversation takes a practical approach to shopping for gray for the 4 True Seasons and their 8 Neutral (combination) Seasons. What is ‘neutral gray’? (at 4.05) Is there a gray that goes with everything? (6.50) What are warm and cool gray? (8.07) How do I choose ‘saturated gray’? (9.30 Autumn grays

Episode 25: Using Your Colour Palette

In today’s show… We discuss ways of using your Seasonal colour palette to see colours as they are and make beautiful choices when shopping. Duration total: 53.56 minutes Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating to Chrysalis Colour Analysis, and at LinkedIn on Christine’s profile page at Christine Scaman. Photo credit: Artem

Episode 24: Jorunn and Christine’s Makeup Hacks

In today’s show… We discuss shortcuts, tips, and tricks for makeup to apply and appear the way we want. Our conversation is informal, with topics generally covered as follows: Lipstick and concealer to avoid ‘resting bitch’ face as per Lisa Eldridge (video link in Show Notes), at 6.14 min Lipliner, at 10.14 min Concealer around

Episode 23: Eyeglass Frames with Debi Rushworth

In today’s show… We begin with our chat with Debi about her process for choosing frames (from 2.00 – 21.00 min).  Within this period, the discussion for the image below captioned Soft Summer frames begins at 827 min. Our thoughts about Jorunn’s glasses, for the image captioned Jorunn’s rimless and navy frames below, begins at

Episode 22: Align Style Analysis with Florentina Mossou

In today’s show… We are joined by the creator of the Align Style Analysis system, Florentina Mossou in The Netherlands.  We learn how our body dimensions are translated to clothing shapes and designs in harmony with our own. Florentina also introduces the Align Makeup Masterclasses, a series of blog posts here on Chrysalis under the

Episode 21: The Magic Third Ingredient

In today’s show… Style Coach, Anna Lazarska, of Perfect Mood Board, is with us for the third part our conversation. Today, the discussion centres around what makes your styles and colours truly personal and individual, and how you choose to express your preferences, tastes, and lifestyle in how you dress. Duration total: 33.05 minutes Find

Episode 20: Pets and Celebrities

In today’s show… We enjoy an informal conversation about Seasons for pets and celebrities. Pets begins at 2.20 min. Celebrities begins at 11.29 min. Duration total: 38.30 minutes Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating to Chrysalis Colour Analysis, and on LinkedIn via Christine’s profile at Christine Scaman. Show Notes: The Questions

Episode 19: Image Archetype with Anna Lazarska

In today’s show… Style coach Anna Lazarska of Perfect Mood Board in Poland joins us once more. In this episode, Anna explains image archetype and how knowing your type leads to your most flattering clothing styles and designs. *at 2.03 min., Christine should have said “…adjusting the data to fit the results…” rather than the

Episode 18: Style Coach Anna Lazarska

In today’s show… Anna Lazarska is our guest as we discuss colour analysis, image archetype, and how the strategies she used to find the common ground between them  in her personal style led to the creation of a style coaching business. Duration total: 24.25 minutes Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating

Episode 17: Hair Colour for Autumns

In today’s show… We discuss hair colour suggestions for the 3 Autumns, True, Soft, and Dark, including natural and chemical colours and colours to be avoided. True Autumn (natural colours begins at 8.11 min; chemical colour at 16.06; to avoid at 22.25) Soft Autumn (natural colours at 23.37; chemical colour at 26.07; to avoid at

Episode 16: Hair Colour for Springs

In today’s show… We follow the order of True, Light, and Bright Spring, divided into natural colour, chemical colour, and colour to avoid: True Spring: natural (begins at 9.19 min), chemical (at 13.16), to avoid (19.02). Light Spring: natural (20.33), chemical, 22.21), to avoid (25.52). Bright Spring: natural (29.11), chemical (31.24), to avoid (39.35). Duration

Episode 15: Hair Colour for Winters

In today’s show… We follow the order of True, Bright, and Dark Winter, divided into natural colour, chemical colour, and colour to avoid: True Winter: natural (begins at 9.02 min), chemical (at 12.35), to avoid (20.19). Bright Winter: natural (21.55), chemical, 25.10), to avoid (31.18). Dark Winter: natural (32.43), chemical (34.43), to avoid (38.48) Duration

Episode 14: Hair Colour for Summers

In today’s show… We follow the order of True, Light, and Soft Summer, divided into natural colour, chemical colour, colour to avoid, plus two real world examples. True Summer: natural (begins at 3.40 min), chemical (at 9.05), to avoid (14.25). Light Summer: natural (15.33), chemical, 17.23), to avoid (20.11). Soft Summer: natural (20.45), chemical (24.08),

Episode 13: Beautiful Silver

In today’s show… We discuss wearing our natural silver hair most beautifully, how to manage the transition stages, and tips for choosing hair colour while we still want to cover gray.  Duration total: 38.42 minutes. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube at Chrysalis Colour Analysis, or on LinkedIn on Christine’s page at Christine

Episode 12: Hair Colour Basics Part 2

In today’s show… …we finish up discussing general topics that could apply to most everyone to some degree, with hair colour mistakes, dividing the show into two sections: For the mature group, after around 40 years of age, once silver hair starts appearing. (at 3.32 min.) For the younger group, under 35 or 40. (at

Episode 11: Hair Colour Part 1

In today’s show… For Episodes 11 and 12 (Hair Colour Parts 1 and 2),  our thanks go out to guest contributor, Courtenay St. John of Studio St. John in Massachusetts.  In this Part 1 episode, we discuss what looks good when it comes to hair colour on any Season and how at-home hair colour might

Episode 10: White

In today’s show… Our conversation is all about the colour white and how the Seasons wear their whites in the most beautiful way. General aspects of white as a colour. (begins at 2.04) White for Summers. (5.54) White for Springs. (12.32) White for Autumns. (18.48) White for Winters. (23.36) Duration total: 31.45 minutes Find us

Episode 9: Colour Instinct and Leaning Warm or Cool

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: Do people know their colours instinctively? (begins at 1.14 min.) How can I tell if I have a warm or cool undertone? (begins at 13.49 min.) What does it mean to lean warm or cool in our Season? (begins at 19.39 min.) Duration total: 32.03 minutes Find

Episode 8: Seasons and Personality

In today’s show… We answer a single reader question about one of our favourite topics, the personalities associated with the Seasons. The question is: Do you ever colour analyze people whose Season does not match the character stereotype for their Season? We  then ask ourselves,  do character stereotypes for the Seasons have any value? The

Episode 5: Capsule Wardrobe Part 1

In today’s show… We discuss the ideas and advantages behind capsule wardrobes and consider the choice of the neutral colours upon which the wardrobe will rely.  Duration total: 44:28 min. Show Notes: Links for today’s show: Jorunn’s Capsule Wardrobe Course Find a colour analyst near you by choosing Colour Analysts in the menu bar at

How to Choose Gold for Your Skintone

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) In any given person, like you reading this for example, every colour sings in perfect harmony with every other. These eyes go with that skin. This skin would grow this hair colour, not that one. Harmony means getting along, implying at least two participants. Friction, or not getting

How I Stopped Buying More Clothes

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Colour analysis (or PCA, Personal Colour Analysis) is for people who understand that appearance impacts relationships. It is an eye-opener to hear how decisions as simple as the clothing or cosmetics we reached for that morning affected how others responded to us all day. Their decisions are unrelated

Look Your ‘Normal’

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Hardly sounds like a goal, does it? Certainly not an exciting one, and quite unlike the language we’re used to with appearance. There may be a technical or more stimulating word. Balanced or elegant could substitute. Normal gets to the point and says more. Looking Balanced A 100%