Thursday, June 30, 2011

girl for all seasons


Do you remember the movie Grease 2? I couldn't help myself with the title of this post--an homage to the awesome atrocity that I'm sure still plagues Michelle Pfeiffer to this day. But, I digress. I stole this post. Straight up stole it College Fashion, but they stole it from the Cindy Busch Color Analysis. So it's all good. The concept is simple: a systematic way to find what colors work for you. The first step, a flow chart, determines your season: Spring, Summer, Winter, or Autumn. Most people know what basic colors work for them, but the beauty of it is that it doesn't stop there. Each lovely lady can then be further subdivided within their seasonal realm. Try it out for yourself; if you're like me, you'll be intrigued by a few colors you don't often try.  I'm a Warm Autumn; what are you?


SUMMER

Light Summer:
- Eyes:  blue, gray or green
- Hair:  light to medium ash blonde, or light to medium ash brown
- Skin:  ivory, porcelain, pink beige, or pink undertones

Soft Summer
- Eyes:  gray-blue, hazel or soft turquoise
- Hair:  light to medium ash brown, mousy brown, may have blond highlights
- Skin:  light to medium neutral beige, ivory

Cool Summer
- Eyes:  gray, blue, or slate
- Hair:  medium to deep ash brown, little to no red tones
- Skin:  ivory, pink beige, gray beige, or neutral beige


WINTER

Deep Winter
- Eyes:  black, black-brown, or dark hazel
- Hair:  black-brown, medium brown, steel gray, or salt & pepper
- Skin:  black, black-brown, medium beige, or olive with no peach or pink undertones 

Clear Winter
- Eyes:  bright blue, hazel, violet, or green
- Hair:  black, dark brown, medium brown, chestnut
- Skin:  black, deep brown, neutral beige, pale olive, milky white 

Cool Winter
- Eyes:  charcoal gray, blue, dark brown or violet
- Hair:  blue-black, silver, salt & pepper, no red tones
- Skin:  cool brown, olive, or neutral beige


SPRING

Light Spring
- Eyes:  blue, turquoise, green, or light hazel
- Hair:  light to medium golden blonde, ash blonde, or light to medium brown
- Skin:  ivory with peach tones, pink beige

Clear Spring
- Eyes:  turquoise blue, green, golden brown, or topaz
- Hair:  medium to dark brown, brown-black, may have red highlights
- Skin:  bronze, deep warm brown, brown-black, light ivory, light peach or porcelain

Warm Spring
- Eyes:  topaz, olive green, light hazel, or warm turquoise
- Hair:  light golden brown, red, strawberry blonde, or deep golden blonde
- Skin:  bronze, golden beige, ivory or porcelain, may have freckles 


AUTUMN

Deep Autumn
- Eyes:  dark brown, dark hazel, black or dark green
- Hair:  medium brown, medium to deep auburn, dark brown, deep chestnut, or black
- Skin:  warm beige, neutral beige, golden brown, dark brown, olive

Soft Autumn
- Eyes:  light brown, soft hazel, blue or gray-green
- Hair:  golden blonde to medium brown or mousy brown, may have blonde or red highlights
- Skin:  ivory, neutral beige, warm beige, golden brown

Warm Autumn
- Eyes:  brown, olive green, hazel or topaz
- Hair:  medium bolden brown, red, auburn, strawberry blonde, or golden blonde
- Skin:  bronze, golden brown, golden beige, ivory or warm beige 

1 comment:

  1. gerat flow chart! I can't decide whether I'm a soft autumn or a warm autumn... it's confusing when you've beey coloring your hair for 10+ years!

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