Lynn Ainsley
Watford, Hertfordshire
Expertly Trained Stylist & Colour Analyst

Lynn Ainsley

Watford, Hertfordshire

Lynn Ainsley

Telephone

07966 706 393

I have been with House of Colour since 2009 and have been one of our in-house trainers since 2015.  I also hold 12 star consultant awards, so you are in safe hands. I have a lovely new studio at my house in Watford.


Lynn Ainsley

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; looking good and feeling it will give you the confidence to succeed and make the most of every opportunity life brings.

I have a BSc(hons) degree in Psychology and have spent the majority of my previous career in training and development roles, managing large departments and helping people attain their potential.  I started my own jewellery design company which I ran successfully for 5 years prior to joining House of Colour.  A keen animal lover, I have also been a foster mum for Cats Protection.

I started my career with House of Colour in 2009, quickly becoming one of our top consultants.  I joined the in-house training team in 2015, teaching new consultants how to work with clients on colour, style and make up as well as weddings and lots more. 

I love meeting new clients and would love to meet you too.

Please click on the  My Studio tab to see all the things I can help you with.

Lynn Ainsley covers Watford, Bushey and Croxley Green.

I hold my consultations in my lovely home studio in Cassiobury, Watford.  You can park on the drive and there is easy access from M25 JCN19, A41 and M1.

To book a session:  You can book a consultation online, call (07966 706 393) or email.  There is generally more availability than shown online so if you would like to book a consultation and can't see a date that works for you please call or email.  Please also contact me if you would like to combine any of the consultations or book multiple people attending at the same time.

Women's Colour Analysis Consultation- £260 for an exclusive 1:1 (3 hours) or £200.00 per person for 2 or more people booking together(4 plus hours). Discover 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 and professionally applied look. The consultation includes a fan containing swatches of your colours (for you to take with you when you shop) and an 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 on the day and ongoing when you need more.  Refreshments included. 

Style For Women Consultation - £340 for an exclusive 1:1 (5 hours) or £280 per person for 2 or more people booking together (5 plus hours). 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 stylish workbook to keep your knowledge safe. Includes a light lunch and refreshments.

Make-up Consultation - £100 for an exclusive 1:1 (2.5 hours) or £90.00 per person for 2 or more people booking together (3 plus hours). I am one of the make up trainers for House of Colour, so you are in safe hands.  Discover 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. 

Book all 3 exclusive 1:1s together and save £50.  Total £650 (would be £700 separately).

Colour Analysis for Men Consultation - £260 for an exclusive 1:1 (3 hours) or £200.00 per person for people booking together (4 plus hours ).  Yes, men need this too! Find out your best colours 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.  Make up available if requested.

Style for Men Consultation - £340 for an exclusive 1:1 (5 hours) or £280 for 2 or more people booking together (5 plus hours). 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.

Book both exclusive 1:1s together and save £40.  Total £560 (would be £600 separately).

Glasses Consultation - I can help you choose the perfect glasses frames. I work with VIP Eyewear who supply Italian brand iGreen. Beautiful light weight frames in many styles. We first choose the shape, then the colour based on your best colours.  You can also choose multiple sides/arms for your glasses as they are interchangeable.   You just need to supply your latest prescription. 

Once you have completed colour and style consultations:

Wardrobe edit -  £85.00/hr (plus travel expenses) 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.  This is a great thing to do before going on a shopping trip or for just organising your life.

Shopping trip - £85.00/hr (plus travel expenses) 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. 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.

Couples (any genders) - i can see you both together - Price dependent on which services you would like to do. 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 - £100.00. 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 consultation - 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.

Advanced Colour -  £210.00 or £200 per person when bringing a friend. This is for you if you have already had your colours done and want to take it to the next level.  Discover new ways to work with colour in your wardrobe and explore on trend make-up looks.

Colour Review - £130.00 (1 to 1.5 hours)  It may be some time since you had your colours done - a review gets you back on track.  The consultation includes a make up review a rerate of all your colours in a new colour booklet (excludes swatch fan but can be purchased on the day).

My studio is a warm and welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community  - 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.

Testimonials

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…

Ann, Rickmansworth

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.

Ann, Rickmansworth

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…

Susan

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.

Susan

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…

Sandra, Chorleywood

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.

Sandra, Chorleywood

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…

Lisa, Watford

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

Lisa, Watford

‘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…

Debbie, Bushey

‘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.’

Debbie, Bushey

‘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.’

Kathy, Tring

‘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.’

Kathy, Tring

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