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 22: Align Style Analysis with Florentina Mossou

In today’s show… We are joined by the creator of the Align Style Analysis system, Florentina Mossou in The Netherlands.  We learn how our body dimensions are translated to clothing shapes and designs in harmony with our own. Florentina also introduces the Align Makeup Masterclasses, a series of blog posts here on Chrysalis under the

Episode 19: Image Archetype with Anna Lazarska

In today’s show… Style coach Anna Lazarska of Perfect Mood Board in Poland joins us once more. In this episode, Anna explains image archetype and how knowing your type leads to your most flattering clothing styles and designs. *at 2.03 min., Christine should have said “…adjusting the data to fit the results…” rather than the

Episode 18: Style Coach Anna Lazarska

In today’s show… Anna Lazarska is our guest as we discuss colour analysis, image archetype, and how the strategies she used to find the common ground between them  in her personal style led to the creation of a style coaching business. Duration total: 24.25 minutes Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating

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 10: White

In today’s show… Our conversation is all about the colour white and how the Seasons wear their whites in the most beautiful way. General aspects of white as a colour. (begins at 2.04) White for Summers. (5.54) White for Springs. (12.32) White for Autumns. (18.48) White for Winters. (23.36) Duration total: 31.45 minutes Find us

Episode 9: Colour Instinct and Leaning Warm or Cool

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: Do people know their colours instinctively? (begins at 1.14 min.) How can I tell if I have a warm or cool undertone? (begins at 13.49 min.) What does it mean to lean warm or cool in our Season? (begins at 19.39 min.) Duration total: 32.03 minutes Find

Episode 8: Seasons and Personality

In today’s show… We answer a single reader question about one of our favourite topics, the personalities associated with the Seasons. The question is: Do you ever colour analyze people whose Season does not match the character stereotype for their Season? We  then ask ourselves,  do character stereotypes for the Seasons have any value? The

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 5: Capsule Wardrobe Part 1

In today’s show… We discuss the ideas and advantages behind capsule wardrobes and consider the choice of the neutral colours upon which the wardrobe will rely.  Duration total: 44:28 min. Show Notes: Links for today’s show: Jorunn’s Capsule Wardrobe Course Find a colour analyst near you by choosing Colour Analysts in the menu bar at

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

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

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,

The Right Polish for Spring Skin

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Where agreement, order, and a sense of belonging exist between the elements of a composition, for example, apparel and hair colour, we sense harmony. Harmonious relationships give the colours the ability to interact. This is visual magic, as if the colours in an outfit are speaking to one

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

Three Shopping Strategies You NEED Before You Spend Another Dime

by Rachel Nachmias (Pennsylvania) One of my gorgeous clients recently confessed something to me: she hates to shop! The truth is, many women feel this way – they want to look good, but just can’t get out of the mall fast enough. Unfortunately, this often results in walking out the door with something you don’t

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

The Reluctant Bright Winter

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) I see quite a few Bright Winters. Their reactions when their colour tone is revealed can roughly be divided into two categories: The first category is the client who exuberantly embraces her colours, squeals with glee at finally being able to unchain all her favourite colours, and hops out the door

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

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