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Behind The Scenes – What Happens During A Colour Consultation?

Colour Consultation

If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and booking a colour consultation then this blog post is for you.

It’s all very well for us to talk about ‘getting your colours done’ – but what do we actually mean by this and what happens during your colour me beautiful session?

Read on to find out…

Who conducts my colour consultation? 

First and most importantly, let us tell you about our amazing colour me beautiful image consultants as it will be one of these lovely people who conducts your colour analysis.

All of our image consultants have been through extensive colour training which qualifies them to effectively analyse your colour characteristics and advise you on which colour category you fall into and how to wear your colours.

Where will my consultation take place?

This will depend on which consultant you book in with. Some have studios (many in their homes) that you will visit for your consultation, others work on a mobile basis and will come to you. Some of our consultants tag their colour me beautiful business to an existing business such as a hairdresser which is a perfect match.

So what actually happens during my 90-minute consultation?

Your session will start with a chat (and most probably a hot drink and biscuit), with your colour me beautiful image consultant. They will take you through what colour analysis is, how is works and describe our six dominant colour categories to you before explaining which category you fall into and therefore which colours will suit you best. After this they will use gorgeous fabric panels to determine what your sub categories are before presenting you with your palette of 42 gorgeous colours. During the session, you will be shown how to wear colour (we never ‘tell’ you what you have to wear!

Do I need to arrive make-up free?

Colour analysis is most accurate when your consultant can see your natural skin tone, without make-up. If you don’t wish to arrive make-up free just let your consultant know and you will be able to remove your make-up when you arrive. Most consultations include the application of a natural, daytime make-up in your best colours so you’ll leave looking fabulous too.

How will I remember which colours suit me?

As part of your consultation you will be shown all of your colours and different combinations using drapes to demonstrate the impact they have on your overall look. To help you remember everything you will receive a swatch wallet containing all of your colours and your consultant will make some notes to pop in the front of your wallet which will detail key things to remember as well as your favourite shades and colour combinations.

Can I come with a friend?

Absolutely! Most consultants are very happy for you to bring along a friend – you could even book in for a joint consultation and make it a fun day of colour, make-up and chat!

To get in touch with your local colour me beautiful consultant pop your postcode in our consultant directory here.