Stylist profile

Do you have lots of clothes but feel you have nothing to wear?

Do you sometimes feel you want to ‘blend’ into the background so you wear black?

Do you want to look fabulous and look like you haven’t even tried?

That was exactly how I felt in 2006 ago until, for my birthday, I was bought a Colour for Women consultation by my dear friend Netty and I can honestly say it has completely changed my attitude to life.

 It may sound dramatic but, prior to the consultation, I possessed that wardrobe in desperate need of inspiration.  I always felt frumpy, lacked self-esteem and, despite having a successful career, hid behind my larger than life personality and constantly wore black!  I was delighted (and a little scared) to discover that I am a Blue Spring and look fabulous in bold paintbox spring like colours and I love them.

Following this, we went on to have our style personalities analysed and I finally came to understand why copying other peoples styles didn’t necessarily mean they would suit me.

I now have a wardrobe of clothes in the right colours for my skin tone, which all mix and match perfectly.  I never waste money on clothes that don’t suit me and I get more compliments than I have ever had.

I have left the rat race of London to retrain as a House of Colour Consultant and I would love for you to visit me in my studio in Upminster.  Having worked in the Corporate world, I very clearly understand how dressing correctly for work and pleasure impacts on the impression people make of you.  Please read my latest article in the Havering Resident, to learn more.

I believe I am one of the luckiest people in the world because my career now is so rewarding, especially seeing first-hand the positive impact of what I do has on my clients. I 'shine the light of my clients potential'.  It is there, they just have either forgotten or lost to confidence to see it. 

As your House of Colour Consultant I am able offer the following:

 

Personal Colour Analysis Classes

By using a series of precision dyed drapes, we will analyse your skin undertones to see whether you are yellow or blue 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!

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 classes are £200 and class bookings £140 (2, 3 or 4 people). Light lunch and refreshments are provided.  Colour Classes are held various days of the week 9.30-2.30 and some Saturdays.  Please contact me for more details as I can do other days with prior arrangment or check out my events page.

Personal Style Classes

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), 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! 

Classes are £190 for 2-3 people and includes your personalised workbook and notes, with lunch provided.  Please contact me for available dates.

Make up and Skincare

This is a hands on workshop where we discover the perfect natural skincare products and we practise simple and effective make up techniques encompassing both a daytime and evening look.  These are done during the week.

 Please check out my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ClaireBannisterHouseofcolour

Classes cost £60 and are approximately 3 hours, please contact me for available dates. 

The Complete Journey is available to book at a cost of £360, which includes all three courses described above, with a saving of £30.

I also offer a  'Wake up your Make up' class which is a short class to help you explore various colours of eyeshadow and key make up looks in a 2 hour class for £30 per person.

 Please check out my facebook page 

http://www.facebook.com/ClaireBannisterHouseofcolour for reviews, clothing and trend advice!

Check out recent blogs:

https://wordpress.com/posts/hocupminsterbrentwood.wordpress.com

Guest Blog - How colour can be used to transform the look of problem skin on this months guest blog. Whether acne or aging, colour can help!

http://medicalskinclinic.co.uk/treatingskinwithcolour

I also offer additional services like  to my clients with prior arrangement – please call for prices and availability:

 Personal Stylist

Personal Shopping Trips

Children’s Colour - £50 - during school holidays

Wardrobe Review and De-Cluttering

Accessorising and Scarf Tying

 

Claire Bannister - claire.bannister@houseofcolour.co.uk.  Tel: 0782 569 8695.  

Studio address: 71 Springfield Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3ER. 

 

I want to thank you for a wonderful few hours of discovery spent at your house the other day. You made me feel very welcome and put me at my ease.

The introduction to colour was very informative and then the adventure began... I was amazed to discover that I am a completely different season to what I had imagined and it was so thrilling to discover which colours suited me best and how to wear them.

Thank you for the lovely lunch and for being such good company. Thanks to your knowledge and professionalism, I feel equipped to transform my wardrobe and be the real me. Everyone should do this!

Alison

I just wanted to let you know how brilliant Claire Bannister is as a House of Colour Consultant, based here in Upminster. Before we went there, my two friends and I thought it would be a mediocre day without much benefit, but we just wanted to see what it was like. Couldn't be more wrong!! It was a brilliant day, staged at a professional level, although with warmth and friendliness and although there were 4 of us in attendance, we each received individual attention within the group and we all thought we had a thoroughly wonderful day.  It was informative and interesting and Claire Bannister is a brilliant representative for your Company, Thank you

Sally

It was a couple of months ago that I went along to an evening that Claire had arranged through a mutual friend to introduce us to House of Colour.
 
Claire made such a great first impression.  She presented House of Colour in such a way that I totally understood what she was talking about and it all just made perfect sense.  Me and my best friend couldn’t wait to sign up for our personal journeys.
 

I thoroughly enjoyed the make-up session.  It was so much fun.  There were five of us in total.  All lovely ladies and Claire opens her home up to us and makes us all feel so welcome and relaxed but at the same time she remains professional which really impressed me about her.  I must say I am in love with the make-up I have purchased and how long it lasts during the day.  Before I was forever re-applying it.
 
The style day for me was the best of all.  It was just me, my best friend and Claire.  Again an informal number of people but Claire still remained professional and I felt that she totally understood me.  I was so happy when she told me I was a natural classic, which is what I thought I was.  Which just goes to show how well Claire explains everything.  I have really started to understand what looks good on me and that is all credit to Claire.

During this last couple of months my friends and family have seen such a change in me.  Shopping has become fun again.  I get so many complementary comments from women as well as men, it has really boosted my confidence.  No more tracksuit bottoms on the school run anymore.

She has made a massive difference to me and I can’t thank her enough.
 
 

Sandra