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 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,

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

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.

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

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

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,

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

Look Your ‘Normal’

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Hardly sounds like a goal, does it? Certainly not an exciting one, and quite unlike the language we’re used to with appearance. There may be a technical or more stimulating word. Balanced or elegant could substitute. Normal gets to the point and says more. Looking Balanced A 100%

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

Colour Journey #1

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) This is the story of my journey from being an amateur with a strong interest in colour and style, to becoming a certified personal colour analysis consultant. It was a rocky road indeed. I have always been captivated by the way things are put together, and analyzing and getting to the

What is Personal Colour Analysis?

by Chrysalis Colour What is a Season? Season is another word for group of natural coloring. We all have a built-in colour scheme that includes a version of every colour, blue, red, green and all the others, like a personal rainbow. By choosing from this menu when we create our appearance, our clothing colours are