Rachel Kepinska-Smith image consultant and personal stylist for St. Albans/Welwyn Garden City/Harpenden/Hatfield

2018 Double Star Stylist Team, 2017 Triple Star Stylist & 2016 Business Development Award Winner

Rachel Kepinska-Smith, Colour Analysis and Personal Style based in St Albans

MumsUnLtd Shining Star Business Awards Finalist 2018, Double Star Stylist Team 2018, Triple Star Stylist 2017 & Best Business Growth Award Winner 2016

2018 CLASS PRICES FROZEN - BOOK BY 31 JANUARY 2019 (scroll down for our full price list)

Hi, I’m Rachel Kepinska-Smith, and together with my colleague Amanda Presswell and Rebecca Mitchell, we are your House of Colour consultants for the St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield area.

From my dedicated studio in St Albans (AL3 4LY), I run friendly colour analysis, personal style and skincare/make-up classes to support both men and women to become ‘better versions of themselves’. I provide the practical advice and skills needed to think differently about how we present ourselves on the outside…so it reflects more of who we are on the inside.

Being ‘seen’ and ‘visible’ isn’t just important in building our own confidence, it also role-models the right behaviours needed for the next generation to get ahead in life too. I'm a big believer in creating visible role-models for our children/pupils/colleagues to look-up to, so that they have the confidence to stand-up and be counted when it’s their time to shine. 

So, as we all have to get dressed in the morning, we believe in starting every day the right way – looking good and feeling great about ourselves. It’s an empowering feeling that can lead us to success in everything that we do – not to mention saving us time and money!

How we do it is by teaching you to become your own Personal Stylist in three steps:

  • Step 1: Colour Class: The first step is to discover which colours ‘bring you to life’ and ‘put you into focus’. I'll do this in your Colour Analysis Class: 4-5hr sessions of up to 3 people (often friends/family/colleagues enjoying a shared experience) or on your own on a 1:1 basis (c.2 ½hrs). Please scroll down for prices or read more about our Colour Consultations here.
  • Step 2: Style Class: Our second step is to understand the best clothing styles to suit your body shape and personality. This happens in our Style Classes: 5hr sessions of up to 2 people or on your own on a 1:1 basis (c. 4 hrs). Please scroll down for prices or read more about our Syle Classes here. With the skills you learn you’ll start enjoying successful shopping trips, feeling slimmer/younger and more confident in your own skin. At last you’ll find choosing what to wear a pleasure…every day. 
  • Step 3: Make-up Class: Our third step is to help you establish a long-term nourishing skincare routine and learn quick and easy techniques to applying make-up that suits you. This happens in our Make-up Classes: 3hr sessions of up to 4 people or on your own on a 1:1 basis (c. 2hrs). Please scroll down for prices or read more about our Skincare & Make-up Classes here.

If you are in a hurry, you can also choose to complete these three stages in one day in an exclusive 1:1 class, or a popular choice is to book all three steps together (taking each class seperately) to get the Make-up class at half price. Please see prices below.

We also offer these same classes for men and couples, plus personal shopping trips, wardrobe reviews and colour reviews (for those who have had their colours analysed in the past). Please contact me for details (rachel.ks@houseofcolour.co.uk).

However you decide to make your journey with House of Colour, you’ll start walking taller and receiving confidence boosting compliments just by becoming more visible right away. So what? Things start to happen in life…the world starts coming to you. Whether it’s in your career, personal life or at home. By learning more about who you are and how you can translate it on the outside, you will feel empowered to achieve more and believe in yourself more than ever before.

You will have wished you’d done it sooner! Find my up and coming class dates online or come along to one of my free events & talks to find out more.

Hope to see you soon.

Rachel Kepinska-Smith

 

House of Colour St Albans 2018 class prices, per person (frozen until 31 Jan 19):

FIRST STEPS

  • Step 1: Colour Class = £145 group class (£160 Saturdays) or £210 1:1 session
  • Step 2: Style Class = £199 group class (£220 Saturdays) or £280 1:1 session 
  • Step 3: Make-Up Class = £60 group class (£65 Saturdays), £80 1:1 session
  • OR Pay for all three steps together for only £375 (you will still take the classes seperately)
  • OR Cover all three steps in one day for only £545 (exclusive one day class)

ADVANCED STEPS

  • Step 1a: Advanced Colour = £110 group class
  • Step 2a: Advanced Style = £110 group class
  • Step 3a: Advanced Make-up = £80 group class

ADDITIONAL STEPS

  • Colour Review/Re-Rate = £60 group class
  • Confident Accessorising = £60 group class
  • Wardrobe Declutter = £60 per hour (min. 2 hours)
  • Shopping Trip/Online Shopping = £60 per hour (min. 2 hours) 
  • Kid's Colour = £50 per child

Rachel Kepinska-Smith - House of Colour St Albans

T. 07710 412754 / E. rachel.ks@houseofcolour.co.uk

You may also wish to contact: Amanda Presswell on 01727 840600 or email amanda.presswell@houseofcolour.co.uk OR Rebecca Mitchell on 07834 484989 or email rebecca.mitchell@houseofcolour.co.uk

 

Rachel Kepinska-Smith, Colour Analysis and Personal Style for St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield

Really enjoyed our morning refreshing my colours after nearly 20 years. Rachel was super and I'm already putting her suggestions into action.

Sarah, St Albans

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you so much for spending so much time with us yesterday. My wardrobe is a little bleak in certain areas that's for sure, but there are some rays of hope in there! I took a bit of time to get ready today, but I'm a vision in navy and coral (off-white/cream blouse) and I've had 3 compliments in an hour and a half! So I think that we can both punch the air and shout 'yes'!!

Tania, Herts

Excellent experience, well worth the time and money, now to put all I learnt into practice! A big thank you to Rachel.

Suzanne, Welwyn Garden City

The consultant was really knowledgable and helpful without being preachy in any way. She kept the session really interesting and engaging. I definitely left feeling like I learned a lot!

Zoe, St Albans

Thanks again for Thursday, had a brilliant time. I have started going through my wardrobe and I have actually got quite a lot in my colours already so that helps! I also went shopping on Sunday and bought a few items for work in my colours and some different eye make-up based on the recommendations in the book. I have already had compliments from friends at work and a few people asking about where I went so I have recommended you :-)

 

Alison, St Albans

Thank you also for a really lovely morning last week. Alison really enjoyed it and has already been shopping for some new things in her colours. It was a great refresher for me too and has reminded me what a difference wearing the right colours makes to how you feel about yourself!

Marion, Bricket Wood

Absolutley excellent! I do believe this will enable me to make big changes to my appearance and confidence. I recommend this to everyone who will listen!

Caroline, Hitchin

Rachel is a complete natural at putting people at ease and makes a real effort to make everything really professional and personal. She is absolutley wonderful and I would (and will) recommend her to others.

Kirstin, St Albans

Rachel was very friendly and helpful and spent lots of time in our session making sure we got it right.

Christine, St Albans

I throughly enjoyed my 1-2-1 session with Rachel, who kindly helped celebrate my 21st birthday with a delicious homemade cake! I left feeling very positive about my colouring and what suits me. Very informative, professional and friendly service that I would 100% recommend to anyone!

Sian, Harpenden

Rachel made the experience very enjoyable. She clearly loved her job and was very patient with a 'Blue Spring' person!

Ann, Hemel Hempstead

Fantastic day - Rachel was supportive, patient and knew what she was doing when my colours were difficult (between winter & summer) and she managed to get this just right!

Elisabeth, Wheathampstead

I loved my consultation with Rachel at HOC. It was a fantastic experience; I learnt so much and was delighted (and sometimes a bit amazed) by the colours that actually work well for me. I cannot wait to get to the shops to do some updating on my wardrobe! I feel like I'm becoming a new version of myself - one with more confidence and a bit of glamour, which I definitely need in my life. Thank you Rachel!

Michelle, St Albans

I have always shied away from clothes shopping and particularly purchasing anything in colour. The consultation was a new way of looking at colour for me and I was amazed at how different my facial features could look when the best colour combinations were placed against my skin. The session was very relaxed and great fun. I actually feel quite excited to go shopping and start to assess what colours will work for me! I would definitely recommend the session to others and am already considering further classes.

Angela, Kent

Rachel was very welcoming, easy to chat to and the time flew by. The colour swatches used to demonstrate your season are a brilliant way of enabling you to see how different tones compare against skin colour.

Patricia, Hitchin

I found this a very informative and interesting process in showing me what season I am and the colours that enhance my appearance.

Lynn, Portsmouth

I'd always wanted to have my colours done since I heard people talking about it. I knew wearing the right colours were important but seeing myself and the others in the class come to life was amazing. Knowing now what colours and make up to wear means I can now go out not just feeling good but knowing I'll look great too. Everyone should get their colours done!

Tracey, St Albans

Rachel made me feel comfortable straight away. She is very professional with an excellent and appropriate sense of humour which helped me relax and enjoy my consultation even more. I am still learning about my colours but know she is there if I need extra guidance along the way.

Jean, Northwood

House of colour was a wonderful expereince that I would highly reccomend to anyone! So useful and also a lovely day out. Highly suggest to anyone thinking of doing it!

Samara, Rickmansworth

I had a colour consultation with Rachel at House of Colour yesterday. It was insightful, informative, and a relaxing and fun way to spend a child free afternoon! If, like me, your wardrobe could use a bit of love since having kids, or you are returning to work after maternity leave and want to make the right impression, or you just want to look better in your own skin, definitely consider a consultation. It's a real confidence boost to see what a difference the right colour can make.

Sally-Ann, Luton

It was a very inspirational class. My stylist was very professional and she know a lot about colours. She was able to teach me to distinguish between the right and wrong colours. I am definitely coming back to her for some more classes.

Zuzana, St Albans

Fantastic day. Was really surprised by the attention to detail. Will highly recommend Rachel to friends.

Alison, Barnet

Absolutley brilliant day. Rachel explained everything perfectly and I came away with everything I needed to understand the colours that suit me.

Linda, London

I highly recommend this session. Such a revelation finding colours that brighten your eyes and complexion that you would never have thought of wearing. The consultants are very knowledgeable and my session was really relaxed and great fun.

Pauline, Hertford

A great experience. The consultation was informative and fun.

Moira, St Albans

I had a colour consultation with Rachel at House of Colour yesterday. It was insightful, informative, and a relaxing and fun way to spend a child free afternoon! If, like me, your wardrobe could use a bit of love since having kids, or you are returning to work after maternity leave and want to make the right impression, or you just want to look better in your own skin, definitely consider a consultation. It's a real confidence boost to see what a difference the right colour can make.

Tina, St Albans

Really enjoyed my time with Rachel - feel like a new woman! She was friendly, professional and obviously believes in and feels passionate about colour and style. Highly recommend the experience.

Suzanne, Welwyn Garden City

Just wanted to say thanks again for a fab and insightful and inspiring morning! You are awesome at your job! I can see why you want to do it for the rest of your life. So the first comment I received was from my neighbour on the school run. I was wearing the same clothes as this morning, nothing different - apart from my make-up, especially the lipstick! He said "You look nice, going out tonight?" Ha ha! 

Marie, St Albans

I have always shied away from clothes shopping and particularly purchasing anything in colour. The consultation was a new way of looking at colour for me and I was amazed at how different my facial features could look when the best colour combinations were placed against my skin. The session was very relaxed and great fun. I actually feel quite excited to go shopping and start to assess what colours will work for me! I would definitely recommend the session to others and am already considering further classes.

 

Angela, Kent