where/how can you get your colours done...?

(11 Posts)
deepest Sun 16-Mar-14 22:18:14

Did it 20 years ago...would like to do again

sotiredfornow Mon 17-Mar-14 09:39:53

Google 'House of Colour' - I was very impressed with their service.

diamondlizard Mon 17-Mar-14 10:10:16

post your photo on here?

MissScatterbrain Mon 17-Mar-14 10:50:59

If you were done before, your season should still be the same although your best colours may have changed.

Ilovecoodomol Mon 17-Mar-14 13:46:43

Your primary season should not change, but I have worked with cases who had their colours diagnosed years ago only to find it was wrong... Colour Analysis has improved somewhat over the years, your primary skin tone (ie warm or cool) doesn't change, this is linked to the layer of fat under your skin not surface tones but sometimes consultants working under an old system have made mistakes like telling people they were winters when actually they were a summer - both cool, but a summer suits softer cool tones. I heard of one multi-level system years ago that concluded that 85% of people were Winters, this is absolute bull as Winter is actually the rarest season, the majority of people actually have warm undertones. It may be worthwhile getting another consultation to update you if you don't feel you are happy in your colours. Your colours may be okay, but sometimes colour houses don't give out very good booklets and samples. I used to deal with an American fan that had over 100 colours - different shades and tints of the season's colour. I personalised it for the client, based on their secondary season and body harmony colours so shopping was a breeze. I gave up colour consuntany some time ago but I think you can buy these direct from the US.

MissScatterbrain Mon 17-Mar-14 14:32:19

If you want to have your season's colours re-rated - House of Colour offer rerates which is much cheaper than having a full colour analysis.

Ilovecoodomol Mon 17-Mar-14 15:34:15

You may not find a House of Colour consultant near you, A lot of colour consultants don't stick at the work as unfortunately there isn't enough business to make decent money but there are other systems that are just as good. House of Colour are good enough but they are damned expensive. I trained with them and to be honest, I found their course no better than a US course costing about 1/5th if the price so don't be put off if you have to look elsewhere.

MissScatterbrain Mon 17-Mar-14 17:46:50

If you go to the House of Colour website, you should be able to find out if there is one near you. Their costs are pretty much the norm.

(I am not a consultant unlike the other poster - just a happy HOC Customer)

MissScatterbrain Mon 17-Mar-14 17:49:03

There is another company called Colour Me Beautiful but they don't offer a ratings service (i,e telling you how each colour in your season rate on you and how much of it you can wear etc).

birdybear Mon 17-Mar-14 17:52:31

Which is the best one to use? What do they actually do?

<declares interest as HoC Consultant>

Just wanted to address the 'winter is rare' assertion upthread.
It is the most frequent season for HoC, followed by Autumn.

And yes on the re-rates, worth doing for the chance to see your whole palette on you again.

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