Lynn Ainsley image consultant and personal stylist for Watford/Bushey/Croxley Green
Hope you are staying safe and well.
At this time I am unable to offer any consultations in my studio. However, I am able to offer the following services via online interaction using Zoom:
Personal Styling - this is step 2 in our 3 step programme, however it can easily become the first step if you have not already had your colours done. You will discover how both your body architecture and your personality inform the clothing styles and fits that work best on you. Authenticity is the key. Looking great on the outside is powerful, but feeling great knowing that your clothes and styles are accutately reflecting who you are on the inside is where the magic happens. Online, this is best delivered in 2 or 3 sessions. There is a bit of preparation to do, which I'll send you in advance, we agree some time slots and I'll email you a link via Zoom (all you do is click on it using your PC, Laptop or tablet) to invite you to our one-to-one online sessions. The content is the same as for a studio session but we can also have a look at what's in your wardrobe at the same time. There are two options; Part 1 (who you are) and Part 2 (the theory) together are priced at £210.00 or Part 1 can be completed on it's own for £125.00. Please email me for further information.
Wardrobe reviews and virtual shopping - if you have already had your colours done and completed your personal style sessions then this is a great way to spend some lockdown time - please email me and we can discuss your requirements. Offered at £60/hour via Zoom.
Please do not be tempted to book any colour consultations with anyone online - this does not work (we have tried it), the camera does not pick up enough detail, can distort colours and you will likely end up with the wrong result. I will be delighted to see you once face-to-face restrictions have been lifted.
As personal stylists and image consultants we are experts in the following areas; colour analysis, personal styling, skin care and make up advice as well as wardrobe decluttering, personal shopping and creating capsule wardrobes for holidays, work and social life. Getting your colours done will change your life.
Lynn Ainsley covers Watford, Bushey and Croxley Green.
Lynn says: I can empower you to look and feel your best. When you look good you make the right first impression, you feel confident inside and liberated to be yourself in every situation - you become powerful, authentic and a great role model.
Your appearance can positively affect all your interactions and activities whatever stage of life you find yourself. Whether it's about becoming more confident socially, going to university, starting your first job, changing or progressing your career, getting married, becoming a mum, returning to work or retiring then looking good and feeling it will give you the confidence to succeed and make the most of every opportunity life brings.
I can give you the tools and understanding to help you achieve this for yourself. My clients love their personal transformations. They have everything they need to know to empower them to create fantastic colourful and versatile capsule wardrobes, wear the right accessories at the right time and create easy to do make up looks that work for them. This makes dressing in the morning fun and exciting and leaves them confident to face the day ahead. Now it's your turn. I love doing this, I've been doing this since 2009, it is an honour - let me do this for you and see the changes it can make to your life.
Lynn holds Star Consultant Awards (2010 - 2019 inclusive) and is one of the most successful consultants in the Company. Lynn is part of the training team responsible for training new House of Colour Consultants as well as a Professional Excellence Certificate Assessor and coach for the Company. Lynn is also a member of the House of Colour Marketing Team and writes the newsletters and many of the blogs that go out to House of Colour clients across the Uk and more.
email. There is generally more availability than shown on line so if you would like to book a class and can't see a date that works for you please call or email and we will see what we can do.
For women there are 3 steps to a whole new you:
Step 1 Colour
Women's Colour Analysis Consultation- £155.00. Find out which colour palette suits your skin tone, eye and hair colour and the perfect make up (foundation, blusher and lipsticks) from your palette that will give you a natural, professionally applied look. The class includes a leather colour swatch wallet (for you to take with you when you shop) and information booklet to give you the tools to make the right colour choices for clothes and make up. All make up is available to purchase. The class is 2 - 6 hours depending on numbers attending with lunch and refreshments as required. (Want me to yourself or short on time? Then a 1:1 is available for £200.00 and is approx 2.5 hours).
Step 2 Style
Style For Women Consultation - £210. Be liberated to be who you are every time you get dressed. Find out which shapes and styles suit your body shape and personality, how and when to wear accessories and how to create a versatile capsule wardrobe for whatever stage in life you find yourself. Includes a workbook to keep your knowledge safe. The class is approximately 5 hours and includes lunch and refreshments. (Want it to be just us? Then a 1:1 is available for £300.00 and is approximately 5 hours long)
Step 3 Make Up
Skin Care and Make-up Consultation - £60. Learn how to take expert care of your skin using natural products free from petro-chemicals and parabens, ethically sourced and produced. Containing only vital and essential oils, the products are at the forefront of anti-ageing. Learn how to create the right looks for you, apply your make up professionally and using the right colours to make you look fresh, natural, and healthy. Includes a workbook to keep your knowledge safe and all products are available to purchase so you can do this for yourself everyday. The consultation is 2 - 3 hours long. (Just you me and the gorgeous products? A 1:1 is available for £80.00 and is 2 - 3 hours long)
Want to book steps 1 - 3 together and receive a discount?
Steps 1, 2 and 3 (Colour, Style and Make Up) - £365. All of the above for a whole new and empowered you with a £60.00 (the price of the make up class) discount for booking all 3 consultations at once with our 3 for 2 offer. (The day to yourself 1 :1 £575)
Steps 1, 2 and 3 all in one day - £575.00 This is the complete package but in one day - this can also be scheduled as separate classes on a 1:1 basis for the same individual prices shown above.
For Men there are 2 steps to a whole new you:
Step 1 Colour
Colour Analysis for Men Consultation - £155.00 Yes, men need this too! Colour Analysis in a group class (or a 1:1 for £200). Find out your best colours (we skip the make up bit) to make you look your most fabulous self for work and social life. Know your best suit and jacket colours to make great investments and what goes with what.
Step 2 Style
Style for Men Consultation - £210.00 (£300 for a 1:1) Discover and develop a style that works for you, whatever you do. Learn how to shop and dress confidently, credibly and authentically and invest in a great wardrobe and yourself.
Want to do it all in one day?
Colour and Style all-in-one-day for men £365 (6 hours) includes lunch as required and refreshments. For a 1:1 class £500.
For men and women, once you have completed steps 1 and 2, I can:
Sort your wardrobe - I can help you check individual items for colour and style, sort your clothes into capsule wardrobes as well as mix and match items to create outfits you didn't know you already had. I can help you work out what's missing, be it individual items of clothing or colours from your palette you are not wearing - this becomes your shopping list. Charged at £65 per hour, this is a great thing to do before going on a shopping trip or for just organising your life.
Shopping trip - this is a great way to consolidate your learning so far. Let me teach you how to shop for your colours and styles. We first clarify what you are shopping for be it a special occasion, a holiday or an entire new wardrobe. Typically we go to Brent Cross, and start with John Lewis, we do a "supermarket sweep" of everything in your colours and style that might work and then go into the changing rooms to see what works. We sort items into "yes", "no" and "maybe" and it is up to you what you spend. Some clients do this once and learn how to shop for themselves others come once or twice a year for a wardrobe re-vamp. You will need to have had your colours done and completed the Personal Style Class to make the most of this trip. Charged at £65 per hour, this is a really efficient way to get your wardrobe to where you need it to be as well as a fun and enjoyable personal shopping experience.
Are you getting married?
Imagine having your whole wedding coloured and styled in a way that presents you at your very best. I can offer you a complete package of sessions tailored to meet your needs for your special day (and to suit your budget). Colour analysis to find your best "white" as well as your best options for your make up, flowers and bridesmaids' dresses. Personal styling to ensure your dress will work for your body shape and personality and ensure you feel confident and glowing as you walk down the isle - I can even accompany you to find it. I am House of Colour's in house trainer on wedding styling and can't wait to help you make your wedding the one you have always dreamed of.
LGBTQ+ - I recognise some of our consultations are presented using binary language, however all consultations can be tailored to suit however you would like to present the real you. Very happy to talk this through to help you decide if these consultations are for you. I would love to work with you.
I can also see you both together.
The Transformational Experience all in one day for couples - £900.00. This is an exclusive day for you and your partner to rediscover yourselves. Enjoy the time together and leave knowing your right colours, right styles and be the best dressed couple in town.
Children's / Teenager's Colour Analysis - £65.00. Get the kids analysed - a gift that will truly last a lifetime. For 7 - 13 year olds. We recommend teens from14 years plus should attend an adult class - think self esteem, proms and first interviews and you won't hesitate. We can help girls get their make up looking natural and professional from the get-go.
Already completed Colour Analysis, Developing Style and Skin Care and Make up? - These are the ones for you to take you to expert level:
W4 Advanced Colour - £120.00. Discover new ways to work with colour in your wardrobe and explore on trend make-up looks.
W5 Advanced Style - £120.00. Explore fabrics, textures, patterns and necklines. Learn techniques to keep your look current.
I can also offer you:
Colour Review - £70.00. It may be some time since you had your colours done, a review lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours and gets you back on track (excludes colour swatch wallet). Add in a make up review for £30.00.
Business Colour Ratings - £70.00. For men and women. If you have attended a colour analysis class but would like to know how to use your colours at work for authority, impact and formality as well as understand which ones are better for home and social occasions - then this is for you. Combine this with your business make up for an extra £30.00.
Scarf Tying - £30.00. Discover how to wear scarves effectively to suit your personal style and enjoy the hands on experience of learning how to tie chic knots that make you look effortlessly stylish.
Personal stylists and image consultants covering Watford, Bushey and Croxley Green area. Experts in; colour analysis, personal styling, skin care and make up advice as well as wardrobe decluttering, personal shopping and creating capsule wardrobes for holidays, work and social life. Having your colours done changes your life.
Hi Lynn, I just wanted to say thank you for a really fun and informative class last Thursday doing your colour analysis class. What can I say.....?
Even though we knew I was probably going to be an Autumn it was great to see and learn a whole spectrum of colours that suit me that I would never have thought of wearing and are so much more fun than browns.
The make up leasson was a real surprise and bonus... and of course I love the products and new colours.
The day after the class I was told how well I looked and I think the kids thought they had a new mum when we went out Saturday evening dressed in the right colours.
There is so much more I could write with how much I learnt in the class, it was way more than ever I anticipated, surpassed expectations by far and of course being taught by yourself who has a real passion and skill for what you do.
Thanks so much Lynn, and really looking forward to do the styling session.
I really enjoyed the evening classes you ran for employees on the Park; I was impressed by your teaching style and thought you made the various subjects fun and accessible. I look forward to taking The Journey.
A big thank you for Friday, as always a great day & lots to think about – the grey eye shadow looks amazing! The courses I have been on have all been such an inspiration & would recommend anyone to use your expertise.
‘Thanks for all your advice, help and good humour given to me on Sunday. As you said, people would comment, and they did! I recorded 9 positive comments and reactions in the first week – what a confidence booster!’
‘Well, what a journey!! I truly feel at peace with myself. The best part is to realize that it’s ok to be ME! Not spending my life wishing I was a skinny blonde, a size 10 or even to be able to go brown in the sun!! I accept now that is what makes me who I am!!
And for the whole experience I truly thank you... I can only for now, encourage all that I can to make the same exciting journey that I have. The end result and the confidence factor is worth it!! So once again, thank you!’
‘All I can say so far is that the compliments have been coming in fast. They just say how great I look and what have I done – but can’t really put their finger on why I look so good. MARVELLOUS!’
‘Two colleagues knew I was going and have been very supportive but to be honest I didn’t really believe them and their compliments as I was convinced they were trying to encourage me. However when a 6 year old girl took me by the hand and told me I looked beautiful I realized that they were telling the truth after all and I did look better! Helen (is) a great support and encouragement’
‘The colouring has given me more confidence and I feel more glamourous. After my day at Watford I received numerous compliments regarding how I looked. Fantastic value!’
Having had my colours done before by another company and not seeing it I was delighted that Helen was able to show me the difference the correct colours can make. The interesting thing is that now I hate wearing black whereas I wore a lot before I met Helen!’
‘Definitely aided my career, no matter what the situation, I always look the part and feel comfortable in myself’
‘I came to House of Colour because I had lost confidence in myself – I was unsure if a colour or style suited me. Now I no longer waste time trying on everything in a shop and I have started to build a beautiful capsule wardrobe.’
‘I was dreading being 40 this year; thanks to House of Colour and Helen’s support I no longer look frumpy and middle aged and feel 20! I can’t explain the impact the experience has had on my self confidence. Thank you.’
‘I’ve loved all of it – it’s been such fun and gives me so much confidence. I met a school friend recently who I hadn’t met for 15 years and he was so surprised he nearly fell off his chair! He kept commenting on my appearance and how much I’d changed saying “I don’t remember you looking this glamorous.”
‘Understanding my season and clothing personality has given me increased confidence in choosing my clothes and wearing them. I feel able to wear colours knowing they mix and don’t clash – previously my wardrobe was mainly black and white, particularly for work. I am finally able to be a tomboy but also feel feminine. Helen has been a wonderful consultant – building confidence but also able to criticize – and always with a sense of humour!’
‘Since having my colour and Image I have received more compliments than in the last 10 years put together! The whole experience has given me so much self confidence and it’s been great to share it with friends.’
This was a Christmas gift to me from my family, a fantastic gift that made me feel very spoilt! I would recommend this to anyone, you would be surprised at what colours make you glow, and it makes you very aware of how certain colours can change the look and colour of your skin.
I went along to meet Lynn and have my colours done along with a good friend. The workshop was really interesting and very enjoyable and both Fiona and I came away feeling a lot more confident with regards to what looks good and definitely what doesn’t! Back Home I dug out my colour booklet and went through some of my wardrobe and to my relief my latest dress was all the right colours, phew. On looking through my wardrobe I, like most women, have umpteen pairs of black, trousers, tops, jumpers and it was time to get a grip!
Having a milestone birthday fast approaching and a girlie holiday to cater for. I decided that armed with my colour swatches I would inject some colour into my life. Lynn you would be proud of me!! I’m now really excited about my holiday I’ve chosen three bright colours which can be mixed and matched and for the first time in years feel really confident with what I’ve bought and can’t wait to wear them. Thank you for inspiring me, it has made me not dread being 50, if you look and feel good with what you wear age is just a number.
Hello Lynn, I just wanted to take the opportunity to say a proper thank you for all your advice, support and encouragement over the last three days. :-)
I really was completely clueless about everything from clothes to colour to make-up and I now I am putting on a basic make-up every morning, I am looking more critically at the clothes and colour in my wardrobe and I feel that I could face my ultimate hate and go shopping and enjoy the experience - I haven't yet plucked up the courage, but I am working on it! ;-)
I visited my mum after our make-up session on Wednesday and she was so struck by how "pretty" I looked that I had to pose for photos and everything - something we've not done in years! My husband was also suitable impressed by my "war paint" and kept looking at me and grinning, so all in all a very successful experience.
You have made me feel like I will turn 40 as a grown-up and not as someone pretending to be, so once again a very BIG thank you
‘I have found Helen Venables to be a delight. She has a great manner to put you at ease. I have had a lot of compliments on the clothes and style from all sorts of people saying I look younger or have lost weight. It has made other female friends think about themselves as they always thought I looked nice, but now, (according to them) I look special. I am delighted to have experienced House of Colour. It has completely changed the way I look at things and has been a fascinating journey. All thanks to Helen who has inspired me.’
‘I didn’t realize my Colour Consultation would make such a difference. I have had lots of compliments and people say I look so well.’