A series of questionnaires and a discussion about your personal and professional image goals. You will have a homework assignment to complete prior to our first appointment. It is an exercise using pictures from catalogues or magazines or even your own personal pictures of how you think you look now; your vision for your ideal image and how you might NEVER want to be seen!
The Art & Science of Style
What is color? Color is mood, color is feeling, and color can change how people react to you. Wearing the colors that make us look and feel our best is how we approach color analysis. We drape color swatches on you to determine how much color saturation is best, using both warm and cool tones which are naturally reflected in our skin tone, hair color and eye color. Color analysis has evolved and each person has their own set of unique colors. It is my experience that one cannot be boxed into just one season or one or two tonal groups. Your colors are your own and once you have experienced color this way - you will shine. A wallet of color swatches will be available to order.
Body and Shape Analysis includes a measuring system which allows us to identify clothing styles for your shape & proportions which will best enhance your features and support your wardrobe evaluation. Knowing your shape and your proportions is key to having your clothes fit well.
Next we evaluate your wardrobe. You try on everything for fit, color and fabric compatibility. We "shop" within your closet, group items together for maximum usage, mix and match items and then plan for any necessary purchases to ensure a maximum return on your clothing investment. Our goal will be to buy less but have more to wear.
Personal Shopping The Style Educator pre-shops to know where the best items might be to add to your wardrobe based on the needs from your wardrobe evaluation. We build a core wardrobe with durable year round fabrics using mix and match patterns, colors and textures.
Accessories can make a basic outfit look fantastic, or fabulous outfits look completely wrong. Any outfit can be glamorized with interesting accessories. Take a plain white shirt worn with a pair of jeans. Add a leather belt with a nice looking buckle, a great pair of shoes and a handbag and you have gone from just casual to casual chic.
Hair is your crowning glory and is the one thing that speaks to how updated your entire look is. Some of us stay with the same hairstyle and same color for years. Why fix it right??? Well, your skin tone changes with age and so does the texture of your hair. Make the effort to have a new updated hair style and fabulous color and take years off your face. This one thing can bring about the most amazing change in your confidence. We encourage you to try new ideas and explore new avenues with us as we work with several salons in the Richmond area to create the best look for you.
Make-up Application We love a natural look that is effortless. With just a few brush strokes you will be ready to walk out of your door and not have to think about re-applying all day. We also encourage a youthful look without the surgery and recommend wonderful products that will achieve those results for you with a ten minute treatment.