Having Your ‘Colors Done’ Has a Bad Rap

Have you ever had your colors done? If so then you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you’ve never been privy to the experience, then you may be totally in the dark about what this means, so let me explain.

Having your ‘colors done’, or rather having a personal Color Analysis, is a process of determining your best personal colors based on your skin, hair and eye colors.  Your own unique combination of colors determines your personal color harmony based on the four seasons.

As a style expert it is extremely clear to me why knowing your best colors is absolutely essential to looking your best. It’s the first place to start, and just by changing the colors you wear (and ditching the black!) you can breathe new life into your style, make yourself look vibrant and alive and create a personalized look that brings out your best. Enough said, right? Yet over the years I have encountered more than a few skeptics when it comes to the color piece. After further discussion I have discovered that many women (and men, too) think that having your ‘colors done’ seems hokey, primarily because of the way it was presented back in the 80’s. I’d like to ask you to reconsider.

Read what my client, JJ Virgin, had to say:

“Honestly, I had heard about getting my colors done years ago but it always seemed a bit hokey and silly to me.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.  I now realize this is the starting point to building a great ‘success’ wardrobe. Michele took me through the process of finding my 40 best colors and then showed me how to integrate my new colors into my wardrobe and completely shifted my perspective.  I understood why I gravitated towards certain items in my wardrobe and realized I’d wasted money on other pieces that just didn’t ‘feel right’.  Had I only had this took years ago, I would have saved loads of money and time by not wasting both on searching for – and buying –  pieces that just didn’t work for me.  My color palette and checklist of basics makes shopping a breeze and amplifies my confidence on TV and stage because I know what I have on is totally working for me.  Thanks, Michele!”

– JJ Virgin, Celebrity Health and Nutrition Expert, Co-star of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and author of “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy” www.JJVirgin.com

Having your ‘colors done’ became the trendy thing to do in the 80’s. I remember clearly when my mom had hers done – she was a winter at the time – and had her own little color palette and just the ‘right’ makeup for her coloring. Color parties swept across suburban America like Tupperware parties and were a fun way for women to get together and learn about their coloring while trying new makeup. Wearing the ‘right’ colors became something that women thought was interesting but because of the presentation, many didn’t take it too seriously. It was a fad, just like legwarmers and shoulder pads – one day it was here and the next day it was just a distant memory.

Fast forward thirty plus years later and having your colors done is something that, in my humble opinion, is absolutely essential to your image. Why? Several reasons. First, regardless of what you do during the day, wearing the right colors can boost your mood and your energy level. Color has the power to make you feel great – or make you feel drained. It can light your face up and make you look years younger. Knowing the right colors to wear can have a positive impact on your life from many aspects.

But also, in this day and age personal branding is tantamount to success. When you can create your Signature Style to help you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons, you create a look that is memorable. When your picture is all over Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. wouldn’t you rather be known for looking fabulous as opposed to the woman in the unfortunate color combination? Often times our first introduction to someone these days is online and that first image leaves a lasting impression. Wearing colors that make you look your best can influence how much a person wants to get to know you/do business with you/refer you and can make a difference in your career as well as your personal life.

So if you’ve had a not-so-positive opinion about having your ‘colors done’ I’d like to ask you to reconsider. After all, the colors you wear is one of the first things people notice about you, and you only get one chance to make a first impression.

Ready to schedule your appointment?  Call today and book your StyleFinder 101 session with one of our certified StyleFinder Style Coaches, which includes a personal color analysis, and is your blueprint for style!  919-454-3068. 

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