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

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

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

To Grey Or Not to Grey

by Debi Rushworth (New Brunswick, Canada) (Series – Part 1 of 5) I was chatting with a friend the other day about the challenges of ageing and I realised again how much progress I’d made in coming to terms with my appearance. I went silver at a young age. In fact I found my first grey

Color in a Time of Crisis

by Brynn Kaufman (California) I am writing this to you on the seventeenth day that I and my family have been isolating ourselves, doing our part to slow the virus that is growing around the globe. Like I imagine yours has, my life has gone through some rapid changes – my kindergartener is home, there

Minimalism, Colour Analysis and Your Cosmetic Bag

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) Are you a minimalist? Minimalism seems to be the in thing to do nowadays. There are many resources to help you remove unwanted and unneeded items from your house and life. There are numerous articles about how to reduce clothing items you may not often wear or no longer

The Perfect White for your Wedding Dress

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) The best way to choose the correct white for your season is to begin by accepting that perhaps your best ‘white’ is not white. Your Wedding Day If you are getting married, you know that this is the one day in your life when you want to look your very best.

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

Christmas: The 12 Seasons in Your Home

by Elegance Colour Consulting (British Columbia, Canada) Expressing Your Season At Christmas… DARK WINTER Christmas Red Dark Winter is Winter influenced by Autumn. Bringing a dash of Autumn into Winter produces a palette that’s slightly warmed and slightly softened relative to the other Winters.  Since both Winter and Autumn colors are comparatively dark, depth of color is the most

How I Built a Kickass Wardrobe at Thrift Stores

by Cate Linden (Kentucky) I rarely buy my clothing new anymore, and I’ve never been so excited by my closet. Switching to thrift stores wasn’t a momentous or even a very conscious decision for me; I was just finding so much amazing stuff that I lost the motivation to look elsewhere. A couple of weeks

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

How Long Should a PCA Result Take?

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) At first blush, time may seem somewhat irrelevant; but believe me, it is significantly important. It may be one of the reasons some clients have a negative, instead of positive, draping experience and/or conflicting result if previously draped. Answer: A minimum of 1.5 to 2.5 hours for the draping process

Sign-up for a FREE course: Choosing Lipstick

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) Choosing Lipstick If you are afraid of lipstick, this course is for you. Maybe you’re just a little intimidated, or feel you need a little guidance. If you want to ease into using lipstick as part of your self-care routine, step into Jorunn’s office. She’ll give you some baby steps to

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

Dos and Don’ts for Post-PCA

by Alane Rode (Wisconsin) I can always see the look in a client’s eyes settling in just before they leave the appointment. It’s the “How the *bleep* am I going to do this by myself?” look. I get it. I’ve been there. The thing about finding your season is that it doesn’t actually work that

What is Under My Overtone?

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) What exactly is an overtone? It’s the coloring of a person’s outward appearance: skin, hair, and eyes made from each person’s unique levels of melanin (black, blue, brown), hemoglobin (pink, red)  and carotene (yellow, orange, red). We make assumptions about coloring based on how cool or warm they look,

Dressing Your Postpartum Body

by Katherine Schlagal Bullock (Texas) I’ve wanted to write about this for awhile… it’s a tough subject for me. Still, I wanted to get my story out there, because I want it to be of help to those who might be going through, or have gone though, something similar. For those of us who are

The Minimalist Travel Wardrobe

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) A simple rule to keep in mind when travelling: Everything you bring shall match all the other items. Travel Wardrobe = a condensed capsule wardrobe. If there is something you pick that doesn’t match the shoes you are thinking of bringing, choose something else instead. This is much easier if you

Thoughts on 12 BLUEPRINTS Cosmetics

by Cate Linden (Kentucky) After a Personal Color Analysis, the very first thing most of my clients do is this: They buy makeup. They stop at the drugstore on the way home, or they wait for my makeup list to show up in their inbox so they can carefully craft a shopping list. So when

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

3 Common Mistakes When Shopping With Your Colour Fan

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) Sign-up for this FREE mini-course Jorunn knows exactly how hard it is to make the most of your Colour Season when real life gets in the way. But she has a few tricks up her sleeve, and is eager to share them with you. CLICK HERE to view the course Jorunn

Spending Money on Colour Analysis

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Yes, I chose a tricky topic for a blog. But it’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time. You see, I’m an analyst. I sell colour analysis. So of course I would say that colour analysis is worth it. I could tell you how the average woman

Easter: The 12 Seasons in Your Home

by Elegance Colour Consulting (British Columbia, Canada) Expressing Your Season At Easter… LIGHT SPRING Light Mint Green and Apricot Light Spring’s warm pinks and apricots pair nicely with light mint green to create a lovely Easter decor. The apricots and pinks are warm and welcoming. The light mint imparts a dose of Spring freshness. Light and Clear

Shopping: 5 Lifestyle Types

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Colour analysis can be a game changer, whatever your lifestyle. It’s such a versatile, effective tool, and you are free to use it in whatever way works best for you. The Stylist – creative freedom If you love to shop, enjoy having a large closet, like to play with accessories