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 in the mirror 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 16 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 13 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 colour and syle 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 from 2018. I am also a key member of the head office training team sharing my knowledge to train new House of Colour consultants as well as ongoing training for established ones.
Awards and Experience
My experience includes working with a wide range of business and personal clients of all ages, so you will be in very safe and professional hands. I pride myself in making sure my sessions are incredibly supportive, confidence building with laughter and fun. My aim is to leave you inspired to look and feel amazing, invest wisely and know how to make the right colour and style choices for you. It is easy and really doesn't need to cost a fortune when you know your wow colours and styles.
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 book a one to one appointment just for you or take advantage of our bring a friend (up to a group of 4) who you can share your experience with. I often have family groups, work colleagues and friends come together to take advantage of this offer. Although I advertise some dates the website it is a challenge to keep up to date as my diary is often changing 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 - £210 for an individual session. £155 for the bring a friend(s) option
This is your First Step - A full analysis of your skin tone to understand your best colours to wear and the right make up colours to enhance your look. This will fundamentally change your life for the better, it is amazing! Learn how to create a look with the right colours for you so you can confidently co-ordinate outfits and accessories for all occasions .
We will cover everything in detail including adding a little make up to create a natural healthy glow. Lipstick in particular is a tricky thing to get right, when you do it can help you to look younger, your eyes look brighter and work in harmony with your colouring. We then look at each of your colours to see your WOW colours and which colours maybe better as trousers/skirts etc....everyone should know their WOW colours.
You will take away your leather wallet with 36 colour swatches and a personalised booklet containing lots of practical advice to make the changes you need to your wardrobe, enabling you to start looking and feeling fabulous easily.
Personal Style - £295 for an individual session or £210 for the bring a friend(s) option
Learn how to dress for your life so you feel confident every day. You will learn about your proportions, bone structure and how to dress it. I also firmly believe we need to dress our personality...we are all individuals and our clothes need to express who we are.so we are confident and comfortable wearing them. I will help you understand what your style needs to be so you can confidently dress YOU!
Make-Up & Skincare - £95 for an individual session or £60 for the bring a friend(s) option
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.
Individual Colour, Style and Make-up - an exclusive day for Women £575
If you prefer a bespoke 1:1 service then I can tailor make a day just for you. Exploring your flattering Colours, Make-up and Personal Style all in one day. You will learn all you need to know to look and feel fabulous. A day for you that will be inspiring, confidence building and life changing.
Individual Colour and Personal Style Course- an exclusive course for Men £575
If you prefer a bespoke 1:1 service then the Men's 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 talk to me about planning a bespoke day for two people Men, Women, Couples ...
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. You will be in very safe and confident hands with an expert guide to help you build a fabulous wardrobe of clothes, one that co-ordinates, flatters and you will love to wear.
Book a half day (3 hours) for £265 which includes travel costs to Milton Keynes..
Any additional hours are charged at £80 per hour.
I appreciate there are lots of options so if you would rather have a no obligation chat please feel free to email or call me on 01234 711848 to see how I can help you.
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.