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

My Hair Colour Story I have medium brown hair that is just now starting to get a few silver strands (yes, amazing but true). I have always kept a golden highlight in it, ever since my early 20s. I bought clothing that seemed to harmonize best with the whole picture, including my hair colour. 
It

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…

by Anna Łazarska (Poland) Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a little girl… She had blue eyes and long dark blonde hair. Her eyebrows and eyelashes were so delicate that they were hardly visible. Her skin was fair and slightly freckled. CHAPTER 1 “Perhaps the greatest risk any of

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

Everyone is Beautiful

by Cate Linden (Kentucky) I believe that everyone is beautiful. I used to scoff at people who said things like that. I was convinced it was a pat on the head from the true beauties of the world, who felt badly for the rest of us. I had no idea that everyone’s eyes were capable