Fashion Academy has developed an easy to use color analysis
system. Spectrum Determining Cards are a great new tool that will aid
the fashion industry in selecting clothing, makeup, and hair colors that
harmonize beautifully with a client's natural coloring. Could this mean
the end of closets full of unworn clothes, drawers full of unused
makeup, and unbecoming hair colors?
Lisa Byrd Thomas, Marketing Director for Fashion Academy, said that this
innovative system is the result of over 30 years of research and
experience in skin tone analysis. The system uses six determining cards
to categorize all skin tones worldwide into three warm and three cool
spectrums. The cards make this different from other color analysis
systems. The client literally sees for themselves the difference
between warm and cool skin undertones and why certain colors look better
on them, explained Thomas.
Each spectrum card is a range of skin tones, shaded from light to dark.
Also included on each card are all the eye and hair colors that
naturally appear within that range of skin tones. The client's skin,
eye, and hair color are simply matched to the cards to identify the
correct spectrum. Colors for clothing and makeup for each spectrum are
on separate coordinating palettes.
With Spectrum Determining Cards, hair salons, retail clothing stores,
makeup artists, etc. can easily direct clients to products that flatter
their natural coloring. Ryan Boyd, Hollywood hair stylist and Past
President of the International Haircolor Exchange states,
I think that
the system is of great value in teaching colorists how to target the
right color for their clients, one that will coordinate with their
makeup and wardrobe.
The required 4-hour Spectrum Determining Card training course is held at
various locations nationwide.
Learn more at the
Fashion Academy website.
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