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    Debbie Crooks

  • Location

    Hereford, Herefordshire



Debbie Crooks

You deserve your own Stylist


Can I ask you?

  • Do you open your wardrobe doors each morning and immediately sigh because you have a wardrobe bursting with clothes, but “nothing to wear”?
  •       When getting ready for an evening out, does your bedroom chair become buried in a heap of rejected outfits?
  •       Do you go out shopping for something new but come back empty-handed, having wasted a precious afternoon traipsing all over town, the right thing has eluded you?
  •       Do you put the same 3 or 4 outfits on, each day?
  •        Have you lost heart in knowing what looks good on you?
  •      Has your body or lifestyle changed, and you no longer feel happy with the clothes you’re in?
  •       Are you wearing black?

About Me

I was that person!

  • Before working as a House of Colour Consultant, I had a long career as an Insurance professional and more recently working as an accounts assistant. I spent my working life wearing grey and black, my unofficial “office uniform”. I loved colour, but over the years, I had become less confident about what to wear and didn’t have time for the luxury of clothes shopping. I had raised my family, worked hard in my career, married, divorced, became a single parent, and then married again. I’d certainly had an eventful life and should have felt empowered by all of this change and proud to have met all these challenges head-on, but I was just exhausted! Like many other women, I spent so much of my time looking after everyone else and pleasing others that I had forgotten, how to look after myself and lost touch with who I was! I lacked confidence and I was too tired to give myself the proper self-care that I and my family deserved. I would open my wardrobe each morning and just stare at my unloved mix of clothes that, I felt, no longer belonged to me! Eventually, my exhaustion led to a host of other problems, illness, weight gain, and inevitably depression. I withdrew further from the world and lived my life wearing black, because I believed, mistakenly, like many women that it made me look slimmer but also, much more alarmingly, I felt a need to be “invisible” not wanting to be noticed in the world.

The transformation

By the time I had discovered House of Colour, I was in a much better place. I had lost weight, although I’m still on that journey! but my health had improved considerably and I had discovered yoga and swimming. I changed my hairstyle, my lifestyle, and felt happy, but still, I felt something else was missing. Despite my efforts, I still did not feel as confident as the “old me”, before illness and the Menopause (have I not mentioned Menopause?).

I was shopping for clothes again, with some enthusiasm, but didn’t know what was right for me anymore and ended up with lots of clothing in my wardrobe that did not fit properly or was just wrong for me and I didn’t know why it was inevitable that my bank balance also suffered

When I discovered House of Colour it was a real life-changer for me. Initially, I thought the Colour Analysis would be a fun experience, I didn’t really know what to expect but I was hoping I would gain more of an understanding of what colours to wear with my black trousers. However, I was completely surprised to discover following my analysis that I was a “Paint Box Spring” and that I could wear so many wonderful vibrant, bright & clear colours. I discovered that my skin tone was warm not as I had assumed, cool. This meant that for years I had been wearing the wrong make-up colours for my face, and consequently, most of the time looked washed out (No wonder I used to get so many comments that I looked tired). I was shown ways to combine these wonderful Spring colours in my own wardrobe and what “WOW” colours really emphasized my eyes and complexion and made me look & feel younger.

The first day after my Colour consultation, I put together an outfit from some of the clothing I had at the back of my wardrobe and bravely set off to the office, feeling good, although a little nervous. My colleague in reception looked up at me, in surprise and with a warm smile said: “You look amazing today, what pretty colours, they really suit you”. I smiled back and remembered what my House of Colour Consultant had said to me at the time of my class. “Just smile back graciously and say thank you”. She advised me that I would get many compliments, everyone does! and to accept and acknowledge every one of them with a smile. After that day the compliments and the smiles kept coming and I felt my confidence grow. I honestly thought “why had I not done this sooner?” I also didn’t need those black trousers anymore and it was strangely liberating to rid my wardrobe of their presence.

I could not wait to have my Style Analysis class & discovered which clothing styles and shapes not only suited my body architecture but also how my personality played an important part in my own style.  I discovered I was an “Ingenue Romantic”, which made so much sense when I reflected on my likes & loves in life. It was so liberating to be given a license to express my full Romantic side.


Now You

I trained as a House of Colour Consultant because I felt so passionate about how effective and life-affirming The House of Colour process was. It had made such a difference to my life and I wanted to help other Women & Men discover the fabulous benefits of Colour & Style Analysis. It’s a dream job and I feel so privileged to be a part of each and every one of my client’s journeys with their own style and House of Colour experience.  It is such an incredible feeling to know that you look great on the outside because your clothes and style reflect who you are on the inside!  

As YOUR Stylist, I won’t tell you what you can and can’t wear or what colours you must put together. I’m not going to tell you to ditch the black trousers, although I might suggest you try another neutral instead. Most importantly, I will provide you with the knowledge & advice to dress in the colours that work best for your skin tone and the styles of clothing that are perfect for your body shape, personality, and lifestyle.

·    I will give you the knowledge and guidance to build your own capsule wardrobe of beautiful clothes that you love to wear and that will go with every other item in your wardrobe.

·    I will support you in developing your own personal style, true to your personality.

·    I will help you to shop for your clothing in a way that makes both economic & ecological sense.

·    I will show you how wearing the right colours can highlight your beautiful complexion and fabulous eyes. And how you can put outfits together combining colours in the right colour palette for you.

·    I will always be there to provide you with whatever support, advice, or assistance you need on your wardrobe & your personal style, as and when you need me.


Services for you

COVID-19  has meant we have had to make some changes to our Colour & Style Sessions. I have taken the required training & precautions to make my studio safe. Colour & Style Classes are now once again available in my studio on a 1:1 basis or in "buddy" groups. Although I am continuing to offer our online Virtual Style Class, which is a great at-home session that can be customized to your needs. This new version of the Style Class is proving very successful with House of Colour Clients as it offers flexibility around your lifestyle and of course is carried out in the comfort of your own home.


Ways I can help you

Colour Class 

Find out the Colours that work best for your skin tone and that really bring out your best features. Learn what are your real "WOW" colours and enjoy an easy to follow make-up session, in which we show you which colours of make-up work best for you. 

Style Sessions

Discover how your body architecture & your personality inform the clothing styles and fits that would look best on you carried out in 3 x 2-hour classes (or whatever works best for you) in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.

 Wardrobe Reviews

 I can help you to assess your wardrobe and clear out what clothing you don’t need and assist you to refresh your style.

 Online Shopping

  I can shop for what’s missing in your wardrobe or we can work it out together and I can fill in the gaps. I can order items for you and make suggestions on things you might want to try.

Make-Up Classes 

Discover make-up looks for daytime, evening or professional looks for work, refresh your look or discover new make-up products.


 Are you getting married?, do you want to know the perfect colour wedding dress for you, or need help with selecting a Mother-of-the-Bride, Bridesmaids or even Grooms outfit? Maybe you need help with the style of your wedding dress or the colours of the flowers. I tailor my Bridal Services to your needs, no matter how little or much input is required.

Men's Colour & Style 

I also provide Colour Classes for Men, including the best suit or shirt colours to buy & in the Style class, the best shapes & Styles that work for your body shape & lifestyle and dressing for success or authority.

Couples Sessions 

A perfect gift for couples is a colour or style class together.


I really look forward to working with you one day, I’m so excited to show you the benefits that Colour & Style Analysis can bring to your life, and I’m confident it will make a difference to YOU. Please feel free to give me a call, email, or message me if you would like a chat before making a booking, or if you have any queries regarding how I can help you.


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