by Cate Linden (Kentucky) When I talk to women about beauty and style, one motif surfaces again and again: “I feel like I missed a class all the other girls attended.” The first time a woman said this to me, I didn’t know how to respond. I was that girl too, and I thought I’d
Why I’m Letting My Hair Go Gray in My Twenties (And Why You Don’t Have to)
To Grey Or Not to Grey
What is ‘Contrast Level’?
by Terry Wildfong (California/Michigan) We often hear analysts and clients say that people are low, medium, or high contrast in explaining how to wear their clothing colors. But what does that really mean? Value What I learned it to mean in the ’90’s, and how I still use the terms today, contrast levels are determined
A Soft Summer Hair Story
A Light Summer Hair Story
by Courtenay St. John (Connecticut/Massachusetts) As a Color Analyst, I usually encourage clients to approximate their natural hair color as much as possible. The color that you were born with is always in harmony with your skin tone, so the chance for unwanted oranges, overall ashy-ness, intense color blocks or other disjointed effects that distract the
Once upon a time…
Tips For Great Hair Color Without Going to the Salon
by Courtenay St. John (Connecticut/Massachusetts) A Personal Decision Not To Go Gray… There are two things I remember Grandmom saying that must have deeply imprinted my ideas about hair color. Grandmom unfavorably viewed those blond TV personalities whose “roots were showing.” And, in her 90’s, Grandmom still crowed, “I have never seen a gray hair
Why Is Hair Covered During a PCA?
by Rachel Nachmias (Pennsylvania) I cover hair in almost all my analyses, and 100% of the time if it isn’t natural. There is a fundamental misunderstanding when someone says that certain colors look good with their hair one way but not another. The misunderstanding is that the goal in choosing a color should be to