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    Lindsay West

  • Location

    Salisbury, Wiltshire


    07771 141 513

Lindsay West

I first heard about House of Colour fifteen years ago at a Christmas fair. A House of Colour consultant walked into the school hall and made such an impression on me. She was the oldest person in the room but looked absolutely amazing and I thought 'I want to look like her!'.

Over the next year for birthday and Christmas presents I booked my colour and style classes. After my colour class I was hooked. I was someone who preferred merging into the background so that I wasn't noticed, but my career as a teacher had come to a standstill. Discovering which colours were best for my skin tone had a dramatic effect and I started being noticed and getting compliments, not about what I was wearing particularly, but more about how well I looked. I had never worn lipstick and realised what a difference it made to my whole appearance when I did. The result?  My career took off in ways that I never thought possible.

I discovered that the colours that really suit me are bright, clear and extremely visible! I could no longer hide. Wearing the right colours has enabled me to present myself with self-confidence. Learning about my clothing personality was enlightening and empowering. It gave me new confidence and the freedom to be me!

After 5 years as a headteacher, I decided that it was time for a career change and in 2019 I trained to be an image consultant with House of Colour.

My studio is in my home less than a mile from the centre of the beautiful city of Salisbury. The services I offer include:

COLOUR ANALYSIS - This is the first step, where, using a series of drapes we discover the best colours for your skin tone. You will learn how to recognise the best colours for you to wear and how to wear them. I will recommend the makeup colours that will work for you. You will take home a fan of fabric swatches of your season's colours and a personalised booklet on how to use your colours. The confidence that comes from knowing your colours is life-changing!

PERSONAL STYLE DAY - Discover the styles, shapes, scale and lengths that flatter your body shape and reflect your personality. Gain confidence in your style and look and feel amazing every day.

MAKEUP - Using House of Colour Make-up and Tropic skincare products, I help you find the right products for your skin and create the make-up looks that work for you and your lifestyle.

WARDROBE REVIEW - Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear? Are there items you bought and have never worn, still with the tags on? Before we head to the shops we should really try shopping in our wardrobes. Bookable by the hour, I help you to sort through your wardrobe, create outfits, identify gaps and create a capsule wardrobe. This can be done via zoom or face-to-face. This is a valuable and practical session to help you create a wardrobe of clothes that works for you and for your lifestyle.

COLOUR RERATE - Over time, with advancing years and sometimes with periods of ill health, our skin and hair change. There can be a fading in the colour of our hair to shades of white, silver and grey. Our skin can show some changes too. Whilst your season won't change with time, the WOW colours from your palette may. We recommend having a rerate of your colours every 5-7 years to be sure you know that you are wearing the best colours nearest to your face. You will still be able to wear all of your season's palette, you may just need to alter how you wear them. In a re-rate consultation, I revisit your season's palette and record your best colours or wow colours. We will also consider the colours that are a good choice for you and those that can be used as an accent colour in patterns or accessories. I will revisit your makeup colours so please feel free to bring along your existing makeup for me to review. The session includes a new ratings booklet. If you no longer have your colour swatch wallet from your original consultation, they are available to purchase.

PERSONAL SHOPPING - Short of time? Using our online wardrobe management tool, HoC Look Book, let me help you to find the perfect outfits for your capsule wardrobe, an occasion outfit, a specific item or just to fill the gaps in your wardrobe.

GLASSES STYLING - Do you struggle to find glasses that are interesting, in your colour and that suit your face shape? Glasses bring colour to your face and sit right in the middle of your communication zone so you need to get them right. f you wear them every day, they are a major investment, so getting the perfect pair really matters. I have teamed up with VIP Eyewear, a dispensing optician, who will fit quality lenses into your frames, so it's the complete package! Whether you need varifocals, single vision or prescription sunglasses, all you need is your prescription.

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE SHOE WARDROBE - Do you need help finding shoes to work with your wardrobe, lifestyle and budget? In my 3-step Shoe Wardrobe Review, you will identify gaps in your current shoe wardrobe - colours and style. I will help you to match shoe styles to your clothing personality. Then you will prepare to go shoe shopping and prioritise what to purchase whilst keeping within your budget.

INTERVIEW PREPARATION - Need an outfit for an interview. Let me help you find something in your wardrobe that is appropriate and conveys the best first impression.

BRAND PHOTO SHOOT STYLING - When you invest in a brand shoot, you know you will be using the pictures for many months, so why not let me help you find the look that best expresses the authentic you, to take the stress away and give you confidence and peace of mind.

WEDDING STYLING - I can help you to find the colours that make you look radiant, your perfect white, the style of dress that reflects your personality, and the right makeup look that you are really comfortable with. I am also happy to help brides, grooms, mothers of the bride or groom and bridesmaids to find outfits or do their makeup.

ACCESSORISING WITH CONFIDENCE - This is such a great session. Find out how to make the most of your accessories to finish off your look. We can check your items to see what works and what doesn't. Change your whole look with just a couple of tweaks! A really useful session resulting in newfound confidence.

TALKS - If you need a guest speaker for an event, let me inspire your group with a talk tailored to your audience and their needs on style, colour analysis, current fashion trends or the language of clothes.

Click on the 'View availability' tab to browse available sessions and dates or 'Email me'.

Consultations with me are not just for the day - THEY LAST A LIFETIME!

Lindsay West
Lindsay West
Lindsay West
Lindsay West

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