For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in fashion and would often experiment with different colours, textures and styles, some will go down as huge successes and others, let’s just say they would be considered as ‘fashion faux pas’. The one thing I could never understand though, was when I would see someone in an outfit that looked amazing on them, and then try it on myself why it wasn’t working for me, whether that was the colour or style.
Now anyone who knows me, knows my natural hair colour is dark brown, and like many of us, in my late teens/early twenties I went through the ‘blonde bombshell’ phase as we are now going to call it. Jennifer Aniston was my hair icon!!! I had golden blonde hair for a number of years, OMG the maintenance and upkeep is bringing me out in a cold sweat just thinking about it, and not forgetting the shares I had in bronzer to give myself some colour as I always looked so pale.
A few years back my Mum asked me if I would like to go with her to a Colour Analysis session, I had no idea what to expect, all I had been told was to arrive with no make-up on. So off we trot, I didn’t have any expectations and had thought it would be a nice girly day out with my Mum.
Once the draping process began I couldn’t believe the difference when I was wearing the correct colours for my season, my eyes looked brighter, I looked healthier and had colour in my face, it was then and there that I had the light-bulb moment….. No wonder I needed to wear so much bronzer, or that certain colours didn’t look as good on me as they had on someone else, because it didn’t suit my skin tone. Seeing the impact that it had on my confidence I decided I wanted to help people in discovering that too.
From that moment on I dreamt about becoming a Personal Stylist and helping people to re-discover their individual style, I began researching courses as I wanted to turn it from a passion into a career. I came across the prestigious London College of Style and instantly knew that this was the course for me with leading names in men’s and women’s fashion I decided to take a leap of faith and booked myself a place…