Amanda Presswell image consultant and personal stylist for St Albans / Welwyn Garden City/Harpenden/Hatfield

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

Hi, I’m Amanda Presswell and together with my colleagues Rachel Kepinska-Smith and Rebecca Mitchell, we are your House of Colour consultants for the St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City and Cuffley area,. I have been running my business since 2002 although it only seems like yesterday when I started my House of Colour journey.

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 you present yourself on the outside…so it reflects more of who you 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 Analysis Class: In this inspiring and revealing session you will discover the colours that best suit your natural colouring. Together we will find the right tones to make your skin tone look radiant, your eyes brighter and your hair glossier. We will guide you on how to use your colours to create your own personal look when you get home. At the end of the session you will have a leather wallet containing all of your colours. Now you will know what works for you and why and so avoid wasting time and money buying the wrong clothes or accessories. The only question you will have after your Colour Analysis is "Why didn't I do this earlier?"

Step 2 - Personal Style Class: Find out how to make the most of your wardrobe, learn what style of clothes work for you, find out how to accessorise to make an outfit look amazing, discover your best hair styles, what shoes, belts and bags are right for you and of course develop the confidence to shop without making any costly mistakes.

Step 3 - Make-Up Class: In this hands-on session we will show you the secrets of expert skincare and how to apply make-up skilfully and subtly to achieve a healthier glow and a warmer smile. There is plenty of time to experiment with your new colours in this relaxed hands-on workshop!

The Journey  (Colour, Style and Make-up classes bought together): We know that you will gain the maximum benefit by experiencing all aspects of our approach to personal style: Colour, Style and Make-up, so we offer a special package price for what we call "The Journey". Book all three classes and take advantage of this reduced price. You are still able to book the classes over whatever time scale suit you.

Wardrobe Review £95 per hour: Once you have attended your Colour Analysis Class and Personal Style Class, we will still be on hand to help! Clients in the past have found it useful to review their wardrobe each spring/summer and autumn/winter or however it works for them. Together we will go through your wardrobe and make sure you are on track and getting the most out of it. We will also show you some "on-trend" outfits for the coming season to keep your wardrobe fresh and current whatever your lifestyle!

House of Colour can change your life for the better. You’ll start walking taller and receiving confidence boosting compliments just by becoming more visible. 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 contact me for a friendly chat.

Hope to see you soon.

Amanda Presswell - House of Colour St Albans

T. 07796 648535 / E.

House of Colour 2018 -  Prices:

  • Colour Analysis Class - £210 1:1 session
  • Personal Style Class -  £290 1:1 session
  • Make-Up & Skincare Class -  £85 1:1 session
  • Colour Re-Rate £95 per person
  • Wardrobe Review £95 per hour 

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that having my colours done has made a real difference. I have invested in some new pieces in my colours and am much more confident wearing bolder, brighter shades of my lovely autumn colours (which I have always leant towards) and have recently branched out into patterns within my colours too. I get lots more compliments and people always tell me I'm one of the smartest mums in Harpenden!


Just wanted to say ‘Thank You very much’ for your time yesterday. I have learnt so much and I really enjoyed you coming to the house, I just wish we had more time as it was so interesting and I am so passionate with the subject of colour.



I just wanted to drop you a mail to say that it was lovely to meet with you recently & I have begun to "transform" my image. I have had so many comments from friends saying how I look "glowing", have I changed my hair? / commenting on my colours. I have worn my lipsticks & given my make up box a complete rehaul - long over due!!! Almost finished with the wardrobe re org but loving the new image & I am wearing red for the first time in years!!!! I will keep you posted.


I am so thankfull I had my colours and style done with you. It is such a relief to know that whatever I pull out of my wardrobe suits me. Even when I've had no sleep and look a little rough, if I put on one of my 100% colours, I still feel presentable. It still makes me laugh that people say how lovely my hair is even though I've got 6 months re-growth and haven't had my hair cut in six weeks! I've given up trying to explain it's my colours, I just say thank you.


First of all, I would like to thank Amanda for her patience during our day together. We covered the basics like ‘what every man should have in his closet, for occasions far ranging as, the important first date to the ‘first impressions’ counts job interview. I found having a professional opinion very beneficial, and I can now see outfits rather than individual pieces. I would highly recommend the whole experience to anyone!!