Episode 23: Eyeglass Frames with Debi Rushworth

In today’s show… We begin with our chat with Debi about her process for choosing frames (from 2.00 – 21.00 min).  Within this period, the discussion for the image below captioned Soft Summer frames begins at 827 min. Our thoughts about Jorunn’s glasses, for the image captioned Jorunn’s rimless and navy frames below, begins at

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

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),

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair Color for Dark Winter (and Dark Autumn)

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

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

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