Sarah Biancardi image consultant and personal stylist for Ampthill/Flitwick

Dedicated home studio based in Pirton village, Hitchin (Hertfordshire) | https://www.instagram.com/style.cologist | www.facebook.com/style.cologist

Please get in touch if you can't see what you're looking for on my Classes page.  I can be more flexible than the online schedule allows for and my diary is often changing. 

"Real style is never right or wrong.  It's a matter of being yourself on purpose." - G. Bruce Boyer

The key to feeling comfortable in your own skin and looking confidently stylish is understanding how to dress the person you truly are on the inside, in a way that also flatters your body shape, natural colouring and proportions.  I specialise in creating lifelong confidence for busy people through their clothing choices.  As your image consultant I’m passionate about empowering you to dress your honest self in your everyday life and in making your wardrobe work harder for you, while saving you time and money, for your individual budget and life stage.

“Fast fashion is like fast food. After the sugar rush it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.” - Livia Firth

We're growing increasingly aware of the impact our consumer choices are having on the world around us.  Understanding your personal style and best colours enables you to shop in a more mindful way by only buying clothes that you love, clothes that you know suit you, and will serve you time and time again.

Current services:

Gift vouchers: available to order directly from me (free postage), or to order online click here

Virtual Style class | online | group £210 | 1:1 £300: Learn how to become your own personal stylist by perfecting your authentic style.  There is serious substance behind this in-depth and interactive class, with the fundamentals deep-rooted in psychology.  We'll review your existing wardrobe, your lifestyle, shopping habits, budget and more. Understand how to bring balance to your proportions and reflect who you are on the inside through your clothes and accessories.  Receive a personalised workbook and guidance for how to apply your personal style in your everyday life.  Up to 6hrs.

Colour Analysis | studio-based | group £155 | 1:1 £210: The icing on the cake is understand your best colours.  Which colours make you look your most radiant, well rested and youthful?  Discover your seasonal palette and within this your "WOW" colours, based on your natural colouring.  Leave with a pocket-sized leather bound swatch guide and a personalised notebook, giving you the knowledge to wear and shop for your best colours confidently.  Includes advice on which metal colour is your most flattering and guidance for colouring your hair.  We'll also cover some basic make-up during the session to help you achieve a natural, daytime look in under two minutes.  Timing dependent on numbers.

Wardrobe edit | online | £65ph: Fall in love with the clothes you already have in your wardrobe! Learn how to discern what works for you, create new outfit combinations, identify what's missing and master how to approach shopping for new items wisely.  We'll also explore current seasonal trends and explore how to let your personality shine through with your clothing and accessory choices.  Minimum 2 hours. 

Personal shopping | online | bespoke, from £65:  Perhaps there are specific items or occasions you are struggling to shop for, or maybe you're just short of time.  Based on your individual shopping list requirements, you'll receive personalised recommendations, based on your style and colour profile, individual lifestyle and budget. 

Make-up Masterclass | online | group £40 | 1:1 £65: This class is a mini pamper treat and perfect for small groups.  Together you'll learn new techniques, including how to achieve a fresh, daytime look and make the most of your natural eye shape.  Ahead of the class I'll send you a workbook to complete during the session - so you'll always know how to replicate the looks you've created.  2 hours.

Accessorise Like a Pro | online | group £60 | 1:1 £85: This accessorising masterclass is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine on a Friday night.  It's great fun, highly interactive and packed with style tips and guidance to help you accessorise like the professionals.  Together, we'll review what's working from your existing accessories collection and cover some theory based on your proportions and face shape.  You'll finish with a completed workbook and an understanding of how to effectively accessorise for every occasion.  3 hours.

Fashion Update | online | group £15 | 1:1 £65: What are the latest seasonal trends?  Which ones will work for your body shape and personal style and which should you avoid?  Get cosy in your pjs, grab a mug/glass of your favourite drink and a notepad and pen.  These sessions are fun and informal but they are also jam-packed with style advice and inspiration.  A refreshing change from zoom quiz nights and perfect for your next girls' night!  1.5 hours.

Style/Colour Power Hour | online | 1:1 £65: Special occasion/event coming up?  Big meeting/interview approaching?  After a specific style/item of clothing?  Need a refresher following your Style class?  Book a 60 minute, highly personalised session to help you solve your individual style/colour objectives.  1 hour.

Bridal services | bespoke: Unsure of your perfect shade of white or which wedding dress styles will make you look and feel your absolute best on your special day?  Detailed and bespoke bridal services include Colour Analysis, Personal Styling for your wedding day/honeymoon and colour/styling recommendations for your wedding party.  Contact me to discuss your unique requirements and make your wedding day as individual as you are!

Additional services include: children's colour analysis, colour re-rate, balance & proportion body analysis.

Talks and webinars: I am available for talks and webinars, including advice on how to add impact, influence and authority in virtual meetings - please get in touch to discuss your requirements. 

Additional studio-based sessions will be reintroduced as social distancing restrictions ease.

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e: sarah.biancardi@houseofcolour.co.uk | m: 07814 225 657

I can’t recommend Sarah highly enough - she is wonderful. From the moment you arrive she puts you at ease and makes you feel very welcome in her gorgeous studio. Sarah’s knowledge, passion and expertise was clearly apparent throughout my colour analysis, which was truly eye opening and I loved all the learning! I left feeling inspired and felt more confident within myself which was one of my aims for the session. I now have a special colour wallet too which I can take with me shopping to ensure my choices remain on-point; super, super happy! It’s 5 stars from me!!! Thanks again Sarah, I will be back for the style analysis too.

 

Lucy, St Albans

If you would love to make the most of your wardrobe and discover your best colours, I would highly recommend that you book a session with House of Colour image consultant Sarah! My colour analysis session with Sarah was not only empowering and enlightening but also really fun and I thoroughly enjoyed discovering my best colours. Sarah's approach is professional and personable and I felt reassured by her knowledge and expertise. I have received many compliments since wearing autum colours in particular the House of Colour lipstick No5 Rust.

Sarah’s colour analysis, style, or makeup sessions would make the perfect gift, birthday treat or just something nice to do for yourself!

Niamh, Towcester

I had a wonderful experience with Sarah. She is very welcoming, knowledgeable and warm. Her studio is great, I felt really relaxed and had so much fun finding out what season I am! The difference wearing the right colours can make! Sarah offered some practical solutions and is clearly passionate about her job. The time flew and not only do you get an amazing consultation it’s a lovely way to spend time with the girls. Thanks Sarah, I’ve been telling all my friends about you!

Julie, Lower Stondon

Who isnt in the need for a little bit of positive spirit in their lives right now?! What better way to achieve this than to have @style.cologist help style your wardrobe virtually. Well I had this... It was all done through video conferencing and was amazing. I now have the confidence that anything I have left in my wardrobe will be in the colours that bring out the best of me. I also know what I need to prioritise buying including basics and was given amazing examples that worked for my budget. I highly recommend this service and what better time to do it. 

Danielle, Stevenage

I had heard great things about House of Colour Style sessions but never found the time.  As Sarah is now offering Virtual Style sessions I felt it was the perfect time as we could do the sessions over zoom easily.  Bespoke, confidence-boosting, inspiring, uplifting, positive, informative and most enjoyable - are the words I would use.  I now feel focussed & re-energised, eager to 'play' with pieces from my existing wardrobe that will help me look and most importantly FEEL the best version of myself.  It's worth every penny - Thank you Sarah for making the whole experience so positive, I loved every minute and am now busy putting my style wardrobe together after lockdown.

Lucy, Exmouth

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for an amazing session through PA Life on Wednesday.  I attended a zoom networking event on Thursday morning at 07:00 which I had been invited to late on Tuesday and after having a full-on day at work (no time for lunch) I had little time to prepare apart from your session.  I cannot thank you enough for the advice that you gave in your webinar and how much confidence it gave me.  Apparently, I made a fantastic impression and was the talk between members after I had left the call.  So, thank you, your invaluable advice could not have come at a more appropriate time.

Gilly, "Adding impact, influence and authority in virtual meetings" webinar attendee

I have been a great believer in everything to do with the House of Colour over the years and have attended the image, colours and make up sessions. It has transformed me as a person and enhanced the way I feel. I thought I knew what I was doing. Sarah took me through my wardrobe and she gently helped me weed out what didn’t work, enabled me to recognise what pieces I truly loved and what would work with other pieces. This made me think totally differently about my clothes, reviewing what gems I had hidden in the depths of the wardrobe and identifying the gaps. That day, rather than wearing the same pieces from a narrow range, I branched out and was amazed when I received lots of compliments. She sent me a wonderful summary to remind me what to do. Sarah is articulate and clear, kind and gentle but at the same time she exudes confidence- making me feel good and she knows what she is talking about. She knows the trends, but fits it to you - she is a star in the making and a go to consultant if you want to make the best of yourself! Treat yourself- it’s well worth it. Thank you Sarah.

Helen Gill MBE, St Albans

Recently my sister and I had a joint virtual style session (2 x three hour sessions) with the absolutely lovely Sarah Biancardi. It was amazing, so much fun!

It was so well organised. We had some prep work to do before the session which was all explained by email and the style booklet was posted out. Then it was just a matter of setting up Zoom and enjoying the session from the comfort of our own bedrooms!

There was a mix of theory, conversation to gather information about us both and some trying on of current clothes that do and don’t work. Sarah mixed it up so it wasn’t heavy on one aspect for too long and there were short comfort breaks when needed.

Having a virtual style session over two days was really helpful as it gave us time to process everything and have questions ready for the second session.

All of our style notes were promptly emailed out and then we were both good to go! Our first shopping trip is already planned and we’ve got everything we need to make the right decisions now and on every shopping trip in the future.

So if you’re thinking about a style session I highly recommend Sarah and if you can’t get to her in person the remote sessions work really well. Go for it!

Jodie, Welwyn Garden City

Thank you so much for today, I really loved the session, you strike the perfect balance creating a professional and friendly and approachable environment, you are so clearly passionate about what you do.  I am so pleased with my spring colours and really enjoyed doing my 90 second makeup this morning.  I love my new lipsticks!

Nicola, Saffron Walden

In the last couple of weeks, I have had a colour and style analysis with Sarah. Whilst I was fairly confident in my choices in both style and colour I can’t believe how much I have learnt. From my colour analysis I realised there are so many other colours I can wear, I never dreamt I could pull off mustard, but I am going to be doing so from now on.  With regards to my style I have always been what is termed a classic dresser however, I always struggled with the fact that this might make me boring and so I looked for different styles and features which means I have a fairly eclectic wardrobe more because I want to be different than because it suits me.  By looking at my personality and lifestyle and delving into the ‘why’ I purchased some of my items Sarah was able to explain that this is the Gamine in me and showed me how to have the strong ‘Classic’ blended with the playful ‘Gamine’ and be Smart-Chic.

I cannot recommend these sessions enough I am now so confident that the choices I make will not only be right for me but will make the impact I strive for.

Thank you, Sarah you are truly amazing and inspirational

Karen, Luton