Does Colour Matter?
Does Colour Matter? So does what colour you wear even matter? employing a personal stylist and having your colours done for you can be quite expensive, and breaking the bank would be a guarantee. So would it be worth it?
What you wear reflects your attitude to yourself and styling – it colours your mood and enhances or masks your personality. Personally I don’t make a habit of colouring myself but when I’m in a mood I certainly make an effort to pay attention to what I’m wearing.
It’s a sad story when you’re employed not to make the customer happy but the client content. Conditions in most shops is a combination of both – you’re either doing it for volume or colour. Volume usually delivering a solid colour with no accessories although if you are the creative type and have your colours done individually you may well deliver both.
If you were going to walk into a completely new salon you’d probably walk straight out with a full service colouring session but ask a friend to give advice on highlights, lowlights and all that was needed. Then you’d know exactly what’s involved in the whole colouring routine – how can you get the best out of it and still have it tailored to suit you?
So…what can you do?
You may be better off starting with a friend or a family member who has lots of knowledge about matching clothes and makeup. If you’re going to be doing it yourself, practice is the only way to get it right. Ask someone else to practice, then learn how to do it yourself.
2. Look at magazines and online style guides to get ideas for your dress and for your hair. Again, practice makes perfect. The idea is to look like yourself, but obviously you can’t copy a mould or a photo.
3. Avoid unless you have a specific colour in mind.
You shouldn’t necessarily pick up style magazines or fashion magazines. Those contain exclusive styling information about colours and are not likely to contain any information that’s right for you. Likewise, glossy magazines generally contain a lot of adverts for clothes and beauty products – but don’t buy any of them. Those are aimed at women.
4. If you have no idea about highlights or lowlights, why not start with your hair?
Put your hair in a box or bag and leave it in a warm environment for a few minutes. If it gives it a dull scent or if it’s frizzy, rough and unmanageable, consider drying it then re-drying in a cool slightly damp environment. Not only will this help it to dry quicker, but if it gives it a smooth, lustrous appearance and you’ve managed to make it look shiny without buying expensive styling products, you’ve made a good start.
5. Use a wide-toothed comb to manage your highlights and loweners.
Avoid brushing through the hair to manage your different shades. This will take the excess frizz out and remove any shine.
6. Tone down the eyeshadow and eyeliner and focus on your lips instead.
For me, shadow eyebrows often give the effect of too much makeup, so instead I like to use a combination of shadow eyebrows and a flat iron for my eye makeup. By flat ironing, I mean apply with a heat-protection spray which holds your hair in between the flat iron plates. I’ve tried many different irons and they all seem to function in similar ways, so I know which one to use if I want to achieve the best possible results. The witch hazel is really a superb agent for keeping your hair in its best condition at all times.
7. learning how to apply eyeshadow doesn’t take much time
With careful study and practice, you will soon be an expert at applying your shadow, and it doesn’t have to be complex.
Achieve the look you want quickly and easily, without spending a great deal of time.