Color for Anyone, Anywhere
I can't help it. When I look at a person I immediately start thinking about their best colors. If it were socially acceptable, I'd carry my fabric swatches with me at all times and simply 'do people's colors' at any opportunity - whether they were asking me for directions on the street corner or we were chatting at a party. The desire is to see the colors that bring this person into their most magnificent visual state. With their colors found, I'd relax and enjoy the glow. Then, to me, they'd be fully realized. What can I say? Colors float my boat.
I do color analysis the old fashioned way - selecting swatches of fabric by hand that complement a person's coloring. I also do it the modern way - online, using lots and lots of photos.
I'm slow and fastidious when doing an online analysis: it involves a different decision making process than face-to-face work, which is fast and more, 'Yes/No' than, a pattern searching sort of, 'Maybe, hmmm, maybe'. People rely on me for helping them look and feel their best. They use the palettes to purchase clothing, makeup and accessories. I feel duty bound to get it right, and, for my own peace of mind, I need to crack each client's color code completely. (Say that ten times fast!). I stop working when the palette and its owner sing, and when the palette feels fully representative of that person. Please bear in mind that when I say 'right' I mean to me: custom color analysis is an art, not a science. Online analysis takes me many, many hours.
Palettes with their owners are beautiful things to see.
Note: I am working with the silver hair coming in for this palette.
Holding up an entire palette for a photo is an art form in itself or I'd have more of these to show. I have not met in real life any of the women shown above.
Included with a full custom palette are style guidelines. I do this because if a client raced out and bought clothes and accessories in her colors but the styles were all wrong, she wouldn't look good and I wouldn't look good. You need to know more than just your best colors. You need to know how to wear them. Just as your body's coloring directs what colors you wear best, so your body's physicality dictates the clothes that will look incredible on you.
Prices/Services: A Full Custom Palette with Style Guidelines starts at $220 (US dollars). The smaller Flirt Package is six strips of colors and includes a mix of eye, "lipstick" (your best reds/pinks/coral/plums as relevant to you) and hair colors. It is $90; style guidelines are not included.
Complete details about my services are here: http://beautyvalued.com/services/. Please note that prices go up September 1, 2013. You can find me and more photos on facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/BeautyValued