Online Training Frequenty Asked Questions
What is the cost and what is included?
I'm excited to announce that my training has a new lower price of $695.00.
This training will be self-study, and I've taken away the portfolio requirement (needing to analyze 15 'real' clients). Instead, you take one big final test, which will tell you whether you passed or not (you need to score at least 75 or more to pass).
You will have access to purchase optional swatches at a wholesale price of $42.
What topics will the training cover?
I will focus mainly on Color Analysis. Many "image consultant" training programs involve style, personal shopping, image branding, etiquette, etc. My training specializes in determining a person's season. This is my number one objective with my training. I will also cover related topics like how aging affects one's season, makeup, etc.
Why did you create this course?
I wanted to create a network of trained associates who can provide accurate analysis to clients wanting in-person color analyses. Currently, I personally specialize in Virtual Color Analysis, but I often get people from around the world, wondering if I have any trained consultants in their area. I will be developing a referral system for my trained consultants. There is, I feel, a lot of information floating out there of which much is inaccurate. I felt a need for some common-sense-color analysis training. Even for those who may have taken a quality training, often there is a need for even more in-depth analysis and mentoring. I wanted to provide the opportunity for people all over the world to study color analysis without the time and cost involved with in-person color analysis, which can run into thousands of dollars. This is not including the travel and hotel expenses that would go along with it.
Is any of the training done in-person?
All training is done online at this time.
But can you really learn color analysis online as well as learning it in person?
In a word, yes. In my opinion, you must understand the theory first. What good does it do to start draping people if you have no idea what you are looking for? Knowing the "what" and "why" will make the "how" much easier to implement.
Obviously, in-person training allows the student to see the draping take place in front of her, which is very helpful.
And honestly, taking in-person training cannot guarantee accuracy if the color system itself is an ineffective system. They do exist.
Is this training certified by AICI?
No. AICI (Association of Image Consultants International) is a respected organization that has set itself up to try and offer some regulation for Image Consultants. While some find it helpful to be a member of this organization, I don't think it is a requirement to be a successful Color Analyst. It can be cost prohibited to become AICI certified (for myself and my students), and at this point, I don't feel it isn't something I want to move forward with. My training is a little unique, and I wish to retain the flexibility to maintain that unique training style.
Will this training allow me to do Virtual Color Analysis?
I don't recommend anyone do virtual color analysis until after they have done actual in-person drapings for several years. There are many things that can take a virtual color analysis in a wrong direction, and, particularly when you are starting out as a new consultant, you need to build your reputation on accuracy.
I do plan on offering special training in the future to any of my certified consultants after a year or so of doing in-person analysis.
What is so unique about your training?
Well, I don't want to just present information to whoever enrolls and hand out certificates of completion. I want to make sure the student has a real passion for color analysis and a dedication to really understand what it takes to be an accurate color professional. I want to present the core information and then test them with one challenging but fair test at the end to make sure they are at an acceptable level of understanding before ColorBreeze certifies them.
Also, my training is very heavy with graphics and easy to understand examples that may be lacking in other color programs. I only focus on Color Analysis so I can give 100% to that subject and go deeper and more advanced than some other trainings.
How much money can someone earn as a color analyst?
That depends on many things. I know that is an ambiguous answer, but it's the truth. I am not one to over-hype anything. Starting any business can be tough, and it takes time for any business to 'blossom' and starts bringing in good money.
Some people want to add color analysis as a new income stream to an existing business such as a hair salon, clothing boutique, cosmetic sales, etc.
The tax benefits alone are worth starting a business. And then, some only want it as a hobby.
I would say what is key to being successful is persistence and a real passion for color analysis. If you are good and you treat your clients well, people will recommend you to others, and you grow from there.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at Lora@Prettyyourworld.com