Helen Smith image consultant and personal stylist for Milton Keynes/ Bedford West
Do you feel uninspired by the clothes in your wardrobe and is it time for a change?
Before my Colour and Style consultations, I wore primarily dark colours and I’d lost my confidence to wear different colours. I worked in a corporate career and gravitated to “safe” black, grey and navy and was constantly asked if I was Ok, I got comments like “you look tired” so knew something needed to change.
I was delighted and a little nervous to discover that I am a Paintbox Spring and look fabulous in bright warm spring colours. For the first time in years I looked really healthy, brighter, younger and alive rather than the pale tired face I usually saw every morning. I was hooked from that moment and have never looked back.
Hi I’m Helen Smith, your Colour and Personal Stylist based in Lavendon, Nr Olney.
I started my journey with House of Colour over 15 years ago and it’s changed how I look and feel about myself completely. I’ve got rid of the drab and embraced colour!
So what changed in my life?
House of Colour gave me the self-belief to leave my corporate career and do something that I really love. Now 12 years on I firmly believe that the way we feel about ourselves has a massive impact on our lives, careers and how people perceive us. I see first-hand the positive impact what I do has on my clients. I feel privileged being able to help others to achieve their goals in life and they can all be achieved when we feel good about ourselves. Through Colour and Personal Style I help my clients look and feel amazing every day. It really is easy when you know your wow colours and styles.
Awards and Experience
Consistent holder of the House of Colour Star Consultant award each year since 2007 plus the new Double Star Consultant award for 2018. I am also a key member of the head office training team. My experience includes working with a wide range of business and personal clients so you will be in very safe and professional hands. I pride myself on making sure my sessions are supportive, fun as well as inspiring you to look and feel confident, invest wisely and know how to make the right colour and style choices for you.
Awards and Experience
So how can I help you?
· Getting endless compliments about your outfits
· Feeling comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing
· Having a mix and match wardrobe that works
· Looking great in photographs
· Genuinely enjoying big events and nights out without worrying about what to wear
How the service works:
You can either join a group session or book a one to one appointment. Although I advertise some dates the website is a challenge to keep up to date as my diary is often changing and often flexible so please contact me to look at alternative options either via email or call me on 01234 711848. I also run a gift voucher service too.
Colour Analysis - £150 for the class or £200 for an individual session.
This inspiring session will help you find the colours that are in harmony with your own natural skin, hair and eye colour. It's amazing!. Learn which colours work for you so you can confidently co-ordinate fabulous outfits and accessories for all occasions.
By using a series of precision dyed drapes, we will analyse your skin undertone to see whether you are yellow or blue based and then we will further analyse you to see what season you sit in. We cannot tell by looking at you...that's the magic! When you actually see what happens to your face in the wrong colours, you will be amazed!
Summer and Winter are blue based and Spring and Autumn are yellow based.
We then complete the look by showing you how wearing the right make up, especially lipstick, can help you to look younger and less tired (even when you are!). I want everyone to find their perfect lipstick! Following that we rate each of your 36 colours in terms of what colours are your WOW colours and which colours maybe better as trousers/skirts etc....everyone should know their WOW colours.
You leave with your personalised booklet, a leather wallet with your 36 swatches in, and lots of information to help you to sort that wardrobe of clothes enabling you to start looking and feeling fabulous!
Personal Style - £205 for the class or £295 for an individual session.
When my clients join me for a Personal Style Class they get the complete picture! Here I will analyse your body geometrics (your bone structure and your proportions), your individual personality, and discuss your lifestyle to determine what 'Clothing Personality' you are. This steers you in terms of what style of garments, how you wear them, what to accessorise them with and the material they are made of.
"A Clothing Personality is a style that suits you and helps you look amazing forever, whatever fashion is doing".
You will leave knowing how to plan your capsule wardrobe and with the confidence to make sure that what you wear looks good not only on YOUR body but also reflects your wonderful personality...and so much more! I find Style truly amazing it completes your look.
Make-Up & Skincare - £60 for the class or £95 for an individual session.
A hand's on session where you will discover the secrets of expert skincare and skillfully applied make-up. Learn how to apply make-up to compliment your natural colouring to look "naturally finished" rather than too made-up.
If you book all three group classes as a course you benefit from our Complete Journey price of £375 (a saving of £40.) It really is the best way to look and feel fantastic, by learning how to invest wisely and make the right choices for you.
Each House of Colour class is designed to ensure that every client gets the individual attention they need, combined with the added benefits of working within a small group of 2, 3 or 4 clients. Many clients thank me for "a wonderful day out" having enjoyed the social occasion as much as the colour and style journey itself.
Bespoke Colour, Style and Make-up Session - an exclusive day for Women £575
If you prefer a bespoke 1:1 service then I can tailor make a day just for you. Looking at your flattering Colours, Make-up and Personal Style journey all in one day. You will learn all you need to know to dress successfully for your colouring, shape and lifestyle a fabulous opportunity to spend time on you.
Bespoke Colour and Personal Style Course- an exclusive course for Men £575
If you prefer a bespoke 1:1 service then the Men's Fast Track course will cover all you need to know to ensure that you make the right first impression and present your best image at all times. We will identify your flattering colours, shapes and styles of clothing, covering all you need to know to dress successfully both personally and professionally.
or plan a bespoke day for two people Men, Women or Couples £500 each
Personal Shopping and Wardrobe Reviews:
I regularly help clients to review and sort out their wardrobes and take them on a Personal Shopping experience to fill the gaps. With the knowledge that you have an expert guide to help you build a fabulous wardrobe of clothes, one that co-ordinates, flatters and you will love to wear is the end result.
Book a half day (3 hours) for £250 which includes travel costs to Milton Keynes. Any additional hours are charged at £80 per hour.
Please feel free to call me on 01234 711848 for a confidential, informal chat to see how I can help you personally and professionally.
Thank you so much for a truly inspiring colour session, my friend had raved about it but until I saw the difference for myself I really didn’t know what to expect. I started wearing my summer colours with my lipstick immediately, this is probably the most impactful change I’ve made so far. I’ve had a few colleagues tell me that I look extremely relaxed after my vacation, while others (closer to me asked) what have I done. I tell anybody that will be remotely interested about it. I’m keen to do my style session very soon.
I really did not enjoy shopping at all it was a chore, however a recent promotion made me realise that I needed to make some changes to my work look.
Fast forward a Colour and Style day plus shopping trip and I am transformed! I cannot thank you enough for your patience, fun and professionalism through this amazing experience. With your help and guidance I now have a much smaller wardrobe but so much more choice because it all goes together!
I feel so much more confident in my new look. Since our sessions I have had two different business trips and packing has been so easy. I will be back to shop again next season so my summer wardrobe can be this easy too.
Liz, Milton Keynes
I just wanted to say a big thank you for a truely memorable birthday treat. You made my day with my friends brilliant, warm and friendly, a great lunch as well as lots of individual time for us to enjoy our own colour sessions together. We will all obviously look fabulous in our wow colours and have our wallets at the ready every time we shop!
If it was not for House of Colour I do not know how I would have felt through pregnancy, with the associated weight gain and then the long spell of breastfeeding. These stages can be so unkind to a woman’s body! Thank goodness I had my colours and my lippy to find some confidence when I needed it! For all these reasons I give you a lot of good publicity when I get compliments.