Become a Colour Consultant…

The resurgence of colour analysis has sparked widespread interest in the dynamic world of fashion and personal branding, among those aiming to enhance their visual appeal and express their unique identity.

Once seen as a trend of the past, colour analysis has made a triumphant return, proving its significance and popularity in the contemporary fashion scene.

How does colour impact our lives?

Colour impacts our lives in various ways, influencing our emotions, perceptions, behaviours, and even physiological responses. Here’s how colour affects different aspects of our lives:

Emotions and Mood: Different colours evoke different emotional responses. For example, warm colours like red, orange, and yellow can evoke feelings of warmth, energy, and passion, while cooler colours like blue and green can evoke feelings of calmness, tranquillity, and stability. Bright colours tend to be more stimulating, while muted or dark colours can be more calming.

Communication and Expression: Colours are often used as a form of communication and expression. They can convey meaning, symbolism, and cultural significance. For example, red can symbolise passion or danger, while blue can symbolise calmness or trustworthiness. Different cultures may associate different meanings with certain colours.

Health and Well-being: Colours can have physiological effects on our bodies and minds. For example, exposure to certain colours has been found to affect heart rate, blood pressure, and even appetite. Some therapies, such as chromotherapy or colour therapy, use specific colours to promote healing and well-being. Wearing colours that bring you a positive feeling will enhance your confidence levels and give you a sense of empowerment.

Productivity and Creativity: Colours can impact our productivity and creativity. Studies have shown that certain colours can enhance focus and concentration, while others can stimulate creativity and innovation.

Overall, colour is a powerful and relevant aspect of our lives, influencing us in ways we may not always consciously perceive. Its impact extends beyond aesthetics, shaping our emotions, behaviours, and experiences on a daily basis.

The importance of colour analysis

Colour analysis, also known as colour consultation or colour profiling, is a process used to determine which colours best complement an individual’s natural features, such as skin tone, eye colour, and hair colour. Here’s why colour analysis is a valuable practice:

Wearing colours that harmonise with one’s natural features can enhance their overall appearance. The right colours can brighten the complexion, make the eyes appear brighter, and create a more cohesive and polished look.

When individuals wear colours that flatter them, they often feel more confident and self-assured. Knowing which colours suit them best can help individuals make more informed choices when selecting clothing, makeup, and accessories.

Colour analysis helps individuals identify their most flattering colours, reducing the time and money spent on purchasing clothing and makeup items that may not suit them. By focusing on colours that enhance their appearance, individuals can build a more versatile and cohesive wardrobe.

Colour analysis takes into account an individual’s unique features, such as skin undertones and natural pigmentation. By understanding which colours complement these features, individuals can develop a personalised style that reflects their personality and enhances their natural beauty.

For professionals in fields such as fashion, beauty, or customer-facing roles, understanding colour theory and analysis can be essential. Presenting oneself in colours that convey professionalism and competence can positively impact how one is perceived by others.

Going through a colour analysis process can be a journey of self-discovery. It allows individuals to explore their personal style preferences, become more aware of how they present themselves to the world, and embrace their unique attributes.

Overall, colour analysis is more than just a fashion trend; it’s a valuable tool for enhancing one’s appearance, confidence, and self-expression. By understanding how colours interact with individual features and personal preferences, individuals can cultivate a style that truly reflects who they are.

Who can become a colour consultant?

While there are no strict requirements to become a colour consultant, certain qualities and skills are beneficial for success in this profession.

It may seem obvious, but having a genuine interest in colour theory will always be useful in boosting your success as a colour consultant. Don’t get us wrong, a specific passion for colour isn’t always absolutely vital as colour can be just one part of being a successful stylist, but when it comes to colour consultations, having that foundation behind you can be hugely useful in bolstering your confidence and making colour work more enjoyable.

Strong communication skills go hand in hand with this – being able to connect with your clients’ preferences, lifestyle and main goals for your time together will be useful in building a rapport between you and allow you to work at a deeper level with your client. When you’re working within the consultation, it will also be useful if you have a natural keen eye for detail, and enjoy working in an analytical way, as the goal of your session is to collate your client’s individual colour palette that works with their skin tone, eye and hair colour.

Finally, as with anything in the styling industry, tapping into your flair for creativity is hugely beneficial. All of your clients will be different; they won’t always fit into boxes and may have strong emotional attachments to colours that aren’t in their ideal palette. Having the ability to be flexible in your approach to colour, and to your clients’ unique tastes, will be a great asset when it comes to carrying out your consultations.

We’ll teach you the full spectrum of colour analysis

There are a few ways in which colour consultants work with colour and a handful of theories that are studied. We provide training in seasonal, tonal and sub-seasonal colour theories so you have the full spectrum of colour analysis. We also teach you how to work with and without colour drapes and how to communicate with your client. Understanding how your client responds to colour and their personal preferences is also an important part of what we teach.We always start with the basics, including knowledge of the colour wheel and how colour is combined so you get a complete understanding right from the beginning.

There are two course options available; our CPD accredited beginners course is for those who are looking to start from scratch and gain maximum knowledge of colour analysis in one course and our advanced colour masterclass is for those who want to level up their knowledge in colour analysis or brush up their skills.

Beginners Colour Analysis Course

  • Seasonal, tonal and sub-season colour theory
  • Beginner to intermediate level
  • How to use colour drapes and associated tools
  • Learn how to communicate colour to your client
  • Psychology of colour
  • Confidence building colour skills
  • CPD certificate of completion
  • Learn how to run a successful colour business

£849 Instant access online or live studio learning in London
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Advanced Colour Masterclass

  • Take your colour skills to the next level
  • Improve your learning of colour analysis
  • Gain further confidence with colour drapes
  • Overcome common problem areas for stylists & consultants
  • Deepen your knowledge on different client characteristics
  • Support from other active personal stylists

£349 Live studio session in London or instant access to a pre-recorded online session (£249)
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