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

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 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 Show Notes: What

Episode 3: Changing Colours with Maturity

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: How do we use our colours from youth to maturity? (begins at 0.58 on the left side counter) Is it true that the warm seasons are less flattered by silvering hair? (at 15.50 on the left side counter) Duration total: 25.15 minutes Show Notes: The Questions discussed

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

Episode 2: Colour Basics

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: What do Seasons have to do with natural colouring? (begins at 1.52/20.25) What happens during and right after a colour analysis? (at 8.02/14.10) Why does the Season concept work for choosing clothes and makeup? (at 10.33/11.44) Does Season change with age? (at 15.18/7.01) Duration total: 22.17 minutes

Episode 1: Welcome to the Colour Podcast

In today’s show… Welcome to the first episode of a podcast series dedicated to straight talk about understanding your colours, using your Season’s palette, and applying both to the best shopping decisions you could make. In this show, you’ll meet your hosts, Christine and Jorunn, hear about their personal areas of interest as colour analysts,

Love and Colour Analysis

by Anna Fraś (Poland) A fleeting impression An unusual smile awarded my queueing today at the department of motor vehicles. The lady looked up from her desk: I saw a truly extraordinary expression on her face. The smile was not only kind and welcoming, but radiant, showing gladness to be there and this kind of

That Moment of Wonderment

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) That Moment of Wonderment in your Colour Analysis: A Valentine for you I can still feel my gasp, looking in the mirror when the headscarf (which had covered my hair during the analysis) came off.  Was that MY hair? That subtle gorgeous mix of shades – bark, sand, teak, frost

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.

The Right Polish for Winter Skin

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) To improve our status quo, three questions matter: What do I want?  Where am I now?  What am I willing to do?  What do I want? Most of us are clear about what we don’t want. Nailing down what we want is like chasing a drop of mercury

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

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

The Right Polish for Autumn Skin

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) In the autumn time of year in the Northern hemisphere or the late afternoon of any given day, light from the sun travels a long distance at a low angle. Colours are imbued with particular qualities as a result, appearing rich and warm with emphasis on shape and

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,

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

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

The Right Polish for Summer Skin

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Feeling imbalance I went to a meeting. As people arrived, one woman distinguished herself immediately as a leader in any crowd. Her physical presence was noticed first because she was quite tall and strongly built. Her face was equally strong, in the colours of coffee, cream, and golden

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

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

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

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

A Tale of Two Closets & Nothing to Wear

by Katherine Schlagal Bullock (Texas) In my time working as a stylist, I’ve had the opportunity to go through many different wardrobes, but two stand out in my mind: Closet 1 The first belonged to a woman named Anna. When I arrived at Anna’s house, she seemed a little nervous about showing me her closet.