Classic Style Personality

classic style personality

Timeless Elegance

The Classic Style Personality creates a timeless look and enduring elegance. Outfits are simple and streamlined. This is the most conservative of the style personalities. Garment colours are mainly neutral. Blues and blacks feature a lot with the Classic Style Personality. She always makes sure her clothes will not date too quickly.

Hairstyles

Hair is neatly styled and always looks immaculate. The bob haircut is a  favourite hairstyle of the Classic Style Personality. It could be long or short. Sometimes hair will be in a neat ponytail.

At The Office

At work a Classic Style Personality woman will like to wear skirts and a shirt with trousers in plain colours. If she does wear patterns it could be stripes or checks. Polka dot is a favourite as well as other small prints.

Footwear

Shoes will be court shoes or pumps with a heel or wedge and are usually in a plain colour to co-ordinate with her outfit. For winter boots are in neutral colours and have a stacked heel. Ankle boots are worn with jeans or pants.

The Latest Fashion

Wearing the latest fad or trend is not something a woman with a Classic Style personality worries about. She may purchase one or two items which are the latest fashion and team it with her staple garments.

Travelling and Capsules

Classic Style Personality women find it easy to pack. This is because everything will co-ordinate.  As a classic woman she loves neutral colours. This means mixing and matching with a print and scarves for travelling is easy. Capsule wardrobes are simple and even during the weekends clothing is neat and tidy.

Smart Casual is a Cinch

Even a pair of jeans worn with ballet flats or wedges are often worn with a striped or neutral coloured top or shirt. For the weekends coloured tops may be worn more frequently with a  casual jacket. Blazers are popular with the classic woman as are pinstriped shirts and the crisp white shirt with jeans or pants if she is going smart casual.

Do You Know if You Are A Classic Style Personality?

By completing this short five minute quiz  you can find out if you have a Classic Style Personality. This gives you a complimentary assessment from your results. It will help you understand your wardrobe more and why there may be certain garments you dont wear.

Find Out More

Check out the course covering all colour and style aspects. You will know more about the Classic Style Personality. The Feminine,  and other style personalities are covered. As well as other visual elements such as  face and body shape. Look your best in 21 days!

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Hair Colour - Is Yours Light or Dark?

Hair Colour Determines your Overall Value

One of the first steps in a colour consultation is determining whether someone has light or dark hair. This is called the "value".  If you think of a black and white photograph each colour in real life shows up as a shade of grey - some light and some dark. Some of the colours are so dark they will be almost black and some colours will show as almost white.

The Difference Between Colour and Value

Hair colour names can be subjective as some people may refer to copper hair colour as orange or red. Dark blonde can also look like a light brown to some people. The best way to determine hair colour as a value is to look at something which is called a value scale.

Looking a the value scale when you are checking how light or dark something is means that you are not confusing the issue with actual colours but merely the lightness and darkness or depth of the shade.

Different hair colours

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Dark Hair

Dark hair  can include dark brunettes or browns, some red hair such as mahogany, very dark grey and black.

Light Hair

Light hair  can include blonde, some brunette or brown, some reds such as auburn and grey.

Hair Colour Charts at the Salon

You will find that hairdressers will look at many aspects of colour which include the base. The base colour is talking about how light or dark the colour is. This is similar to the value scale or grey scale. The hair salon also includes numbers on their chart to indicate coverage and tones. Most hair colour charts will have two or three numbers/letters on each colour.

Variations or Solid Hair Colour

You may have one overall colour to your hair or several colours such as streaks. This could be coloured artificially or natural streaks caused by the sun or chlorine if you swim a lot in pools. If you are going from a darker colour to grey then you may have what is commonly called "Salt & Pepper" hair.  This is a beautiful combination of black, grey and silver and it is an elegant look. Depending on how much black is in the hair it could still be classed as dark.

The Purpose of Looking at Hair Colour for Overall Value

Overall value is the first step and then we look at colour and contrast. By taking the actual colour out of the equation it is easier to determine how light or dark the hair is without getting into the technicalities of the warmth or coolness of a shade.

The reason a personal stylist will look at the hair first to determine overall value is because the goal is to draw attention to the face and also to give an overall balanced appearance.  If a woman has light hair and wears very heavy dark coloured clothing she will need to wear something dark on her head such as a hat or glasses to balance the whole look. This is where contrast comes into play.

Blonde woman wearing two different outfits

You will see the dark outfit looks too heavy on this woman. The clothing on the right suits her overall value. The shoe colour is too dark. If she wore light coloured shoes this would create a more pleasing effect as the eyes loop from the hair to the toes and back up effortlessly.

The is a lot more to consider apart from overall value. This is the base to start from. Have you ever looked at newsreaders on television and noticed that you see either their outfit first or their face first? This could be to do with the colour they are wearing or their overall value does not work with the light or dark shade of the outfit.

Changes in Hair Colour as We Age

Some clients have had a colour analysis when they had dark hair. The recommendation is to have a colour analysis done every ten years. If there is a colour change during the ten year period and the colour changes to two or three shades darker or lighter there is an easy way to use your colour swatch. Just go to the lighter end of your colour swatch for your clothing and accessories if your hair is lighter. If you colour you hair slightly darker. use the colours at the darker end of your colour swatch.

For example the woman in Image (1)  may have once had quite dark hair. Now her overall value could be classed as Medium. The woman in Image (2) may once have had dark hair. Her hair is definitely light. She would have an overall light value. The woman in Image (3)  has more dark than light in her hair and she would be classed as deep overall value.

Woman with short hair

Image (1)


woman with long grey hair

Image (2)


Woman with dark grey curly hair

Image (3)

One of the best ways to determine your overall value and check the value of your hair is to take a black and white photograph of yourself. You will soon see whether you have an overall light value or overall dark value.

At B Styled for Life we can assist with finding your True Colours. There is a scientific process behind colour consulting and it is a fascinating journey.

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