Color Analysis Demonstration
Here's a demonstration of how I do a virtual color analysis.
Thanks to my client June who graciously allowed me to use her actual photos so I can show you the process I go through when determining someone's colors.
I look at a photo to set some basic assumptions about her.
First, I eliminate all season I KNOW she is not:
Any type of Winter? No
Cool based undertones? No. From the questionnaire, she told me she doesn’t color her hair. It looks warm. Her skin looks warm. This eliminates Summers, and Winters are already eliminated.
This leaves some sort of Spring or Autumn.
I look at another picture of her more close up. He hair looks very warm, like a traditional warm autumn.
But look at her eyes. They are clear. They are not dark or muted. They are definitely CLEAR.
So I determine two of the characteristics of her—Clear and Warm—which equates to a Spring. Remember that all Springs have the characteristics of “Warm, Clear and Light”.
But which trait is most dominant? While her eyes are definitely clear, I think her most dominant characteristic is Warm. The hair, including the eyebrows, and even her freckles are very warm.
My conclusion: Warm Spring.
I do have to admit that June was fairly easy to identify. Many clients are not that easy. When that is the case, I usually will ask for more pictures of them, particularly childhood photos, wedding pictures, pictures of them wearing different colored shirts, etc.
The process is the same, though, for all clients. I get a generally idea of their coloring, eliminate obvious seasons, look for dominant and secondary characteristics and ask for more pictures if needed.
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