What Color can do for you!
Color affects the way you look, feel, and act. We associate color images or ideas; red: hot, or feisty, blue: calming, or tranquil. When we
wear colors they can complement us or create an image we are trying to portray, whether that is with the colors of the clothes we wear,
make-up we use, or hair color we have. Color theory is an important aspect of what hairstylist do, making sure the colors we use on you
complement; your skin tone, the clothes you wear and the style of your haircut.

The Law of Color is a system for understanding color. All colors are made up from three primary colors; red, blue and yellow. Using color
in the painting of walls, canvas or hair follows the same law of color. The three primary colors when mixed will always give you the same
result from the same combination. Using equal amounts of two of the three primary colors will give you secondary colors; orange, violet,
green. These underlying colors are found in the hair, eyes and skin. FYI- Color reflects color, color will also cancel out or tone down color.

There are two classifications of colors:
1. Cool colors have a touch of blue in them.
2. Warm colors have a touch of yellow or red in them.

Nature has given each person a coloring that we are able to compare with one of the four seasons.
Spring and Autumn are considered the warm seasons.
The spring person looks best in clear, warm colors with a feeling of brightness, freshness, and clarity.
The autumn person should wear rich warm earthen colors with gold.
Summer and Winter are considered the cool seasons.
The summer person looks best in cool soft muted colors an tints of sea and sky tones.
The winter person shines in vivid primary colors, cool, icy tones and sharp contrasting black and white.

Most people pick color by instinct and habit. Many times you will find your instincts to be correct. It is important when choosing fashion
accessories to pay attention to the colors you are choosing you want to look your best and highlight your best points. Gold tones go best
with warm tones and silver, white gold, platinum goes best with cool tones.
Hair color can play an important part in enhancing your features. There are hair colors you can choose according to what "color season"
you are- these colors can make a positive color change for you. Your stylist can play an important part in helping you choose the right
ones. We carry the It&ly Hairfashion Color Line. We feel these are rich superior lines and when new shades become available I am an
It&ly representative so I am able to have an expert demonstrate them for me. When Selecting haircolor consider your natural hair color
level, category, your eye color, your skin tone. Following the basic color selection process you can choose haircolors that work best for
Make-Up is another way in which color can enhance your positive attributes. For example, the spring and autumn person has more
yellowish undertone to the skin, while the summer or winter person has more underlying blue tones. Some clients have been amazed at
the difference the right color can make in their appearance.
Remember, color plays an important part in how you look. It is well worth the time to step back and think about what colors are right for
what color can do for you
Natural Level of Hair
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Skin Tone
Red-Brown, Red-blue, Red
underlying tone.
Gray, green, yellow
underlying tone.
Golden brown, gold, peach
underlying tone.  
Brown, beige, ivory, pink,
and yellow combined. The
underlying tone is a
balance of war/cooll
Haircolor Option
Neutral Color Choice
Warm or Neutral Color Choice
Cool or Neutral
Warm or Neutral
Cool or Warm
Suggested Levels
Dark Hair
Medium Hair
Light Hair
Very Light Hair
Stay Close to Natural Level.
With rich or vibrant colors.
A wide range of
possibilities. Lighter or
darker options.
Stay Close to Natural
Level, maybe add orange
or neutral.
Eye Color
Brown with black-gray, brown-gray, green-gray. Blue
with blue-gray, violet. Green with blue-gray
Brown with red, orange, yellow-gold. Blue with
yellow-gold. Green with reddish brown, orange,
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