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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

One Analyst, Two Faces

by Michelle Boni (Orlando, Florida) A tale of two professional photographs and two color seasons. The picture on the left is from Korea, and the picture on the right is from America. The first encounter Unlike many of my other color analyst colleagues, my first exposure to Personal Color Analysis was through a Korean TV

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),

3 Things You Can Learn About Your Personal Style During the Pandemic

by Anna Łazarska (Poland) On Friday, March 13th I received a phone call from my manager telling me that our office was being closed due to Covid-19 risk. I have been working from home ever since, with only one visit to the office during this time frame. I quickly adjusted to the “new normal,” in

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

What You Look Like After a Colour Analysis

by Anna Fraś (Poland) Sitting across from Christine Scaman, I wondered where exactly her age could be seen. I am a little ashamed to admit that while waiting for the waitress, reading the menu and talking about matters that were of interest to us, I looked carefully at the face, hair, neck, and hands of

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

How To Find a Top Color That Really Works

by Rachel Nachmias (Pennsylvania) On a recent call, one of my beautiful clients showed a top which I suggested looked a bit too light and soft and hence, might not fit into Dark Winter as presumed. She replied that she had checked it with the fan and here’s what it looked like: Is this a

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

A New Way to Live

by Debi Rushworth (New Brunswick, Canada) At the start of the year, before COVID 19 hit, I decided it was time for a reset.   Having a Personal Colour Analysis a couple of years ago and then settling into my new season of Bright Winter was quite the mental shift. Aside from realising how many clothes I

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

Clothing vs. Cosmetics

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) While lipsticks and blush relate to an individual’s undertone, foundation is matched to overtone as it is dealing with the outer layer of skin. I have had many Winters who have a lot of yellow in their skin. They are cool (or cool neutral) but need a yellow (warmer) beige foundation. Don’t be

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

Whatever Your Glorious Age: Colour Analysis at 50+

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) (Series – Part 5 of 5) For my 50th birthday back in 2013,  I did something very out of character: I spent $300 on my appearance, on a personal colour analysis.  Me,  a jeans-and-t-shirt casual woman, intimidated by anything stronger than lipgloss. And yet the decision felt simple, and the

Episode 7: Harmony, Hair And Skin Tones

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: What is harmony? How do you know when you’ve achieved it? (0.58 min.) Do you ever see people coloured out of harmony? (14.20 min.)? (including how non-harmony might appear (16.30 min.) , whether natural hair colour can clash with Season (21.00 min.),  and whether natural hair colour

Why I’m Letting My Hair Go Gray in My Twenties (And Why You Don’t Have to)

by Alane Rode (Wisconsin) (Series – Part 4 of 5) I found my first gray hair at 15. For real. I remember it vividly. Standing in first period with my current crush towering over me, my teenage heart fluttered when he lifted his hand to touch my hair. “Oh hey, you’ve got something in your

Episode 6: Capsule Wardrobe Part 2

In today’s show… Christine explains how she planned the purchase of her first capsule wardrobe item, the neutral coloured top shown in the image for today’s show.  We also explore four very different capsule wardrobes for four specific women. The first woman’s capsule wardrobe is a basic, calm wardrobe that she needs for work (plus

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

Help, I’m Not Young Anymore!

by Johanna Järvinen (Finland) (Series – Part 3 of 5) Ageing is a natural and inevitable process that happens to all us of, one day at a time. Still, there are moments when time just seems to catch up with your looks all of a sudden. Just google something like, ‘can you age ten years

Episode 4: Makeup for Mature Faces

In today’s show… …our topic is makeup for mature women. We discuss our different approaches to makeup and share our practical tips and tricks. Our conversation is divided under the following topics: Foundation (begins at 5.17) Concealer (9.16) Powder (11.03) Eyebrows (14.37) Eyes (19.49) Cheeks (23.11) Lips (25.43) Duration total: 30.32 minutes Photo by Marek

Makeup As We Age

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) (Series – Part 2 of 5) As we grow older, our colours fade. Our hair turns grey, and the colour of our eyes fades a little. We don’t shed the outer layer of skin cells like we did when we were young, which results in a duller surface. The skin loses