Have you ever been chatting with a group of people and every time one person attempted to add to the conversation, she (and it is almost always a “she”) was ignored? I have seen this and it is usually because the ignored person is almost invisible.
Years ago, after having gone through the then popular training in the four seasons color analysis, I had a client who was a perfect example of being invisible. Her graying brown hair matched the beige frames of her glasses and her barely discernible makeup helped her become nearly invisible. Although she was impeccably groomed, her beige business suit with a cream colored blouse turned her into oatmeal! Had she stood next to a beige wall, it would have been hard to see her.
The lovely medium soft blues, pinks and lilacs of the cool summer color palette brought her delicate coloring alive without being so bright that it overpowered her. Carrying these medium shades of her palette through in her makeup transformed her by showing off the natural beauty she was.
Of course, the color system I now use is significantly more complex offering a much greater range of colors for each client and even taking into consideration their personality. The four seasons served as a wonderful introduction to women everywhere about the importance colors play in helping them look their authentic best.
I am always saddened when women allow themselves to be “invisible”. They may be the most intelligent and talented person in the office but are not
the one who get the promotion because they do not “show up”. I recently worked with a client who was convinced that his expertise in his profession was what was important and his appearance did not play an important role. After we worked together, he changed to a more professional appearance and within weeks had, not only got an offer for a new job, but his present employer gave him a significant raise.
Is it time for you to upgrade your image to match your competence? Let’s talk! Beryl@StyleWithAplomb.com 404-428-2527