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About PCA
First impressions matter! People unconsciously assess your facial colour and make judgments regarding you being happy, confident, and healthy as opposed to anxious or unwell. 
Negative colour combinations may make you appear

1. Greenish: not feeling well, nauseous 

2. Yellowish: jaundiced and in poor health.

3. Reddish: Angry or embarrassed or maybe even aroused!

4. Grey: Fearful and withdrawn.

Wearing the colours that our TCI method defines as being right for you, will not only give you a healthier appearance, but mean that others will see you as warm, happy and confident.
Personal Colour Styling Analysis Process.

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Your Personal Colour Analysis can take place at my studio on Sydney's Upper North Shore or in your own home.  I am happy to travel to most areas of Metropolitan Sydney.

Before We Begin

We need you.....

Completely free of makeup, also any skin moisturiser that contains tints and/or reflective qualities.

I will ask you to wear a neutral grey cape and a head scarf in order to minimise any colour distractions that may impact the analysis.


Colour Theory

I will briefly explain colour theory and harmony to you.  By comparing the contrasting families of test colour drapes placed under your chin and across your shoulders and holding the drapes behind your head, whilst looking into a mirror in front of you, we will observe the optical effects of each of the colours on your skin.

12 Tones Personal Colour Analysis

Is all about 12 natural tones NOT 4 Seasons or 2 types!

The beginnings of colour analysis occurred in the early 1900s when artists in Europe and America began to characterise colours as either warm or cool. They developed ideas regarding how those colours interact with each other, before analysing the impact that colours had on different skin tones.

The artist's knowledge and skills began to be taken on by a number of image consultants in the 1980s, as technological developments lead to an explosion in the number of colours used in make-up and garments. Also the development of precision analysis drapes helped explore how colour impacted a person’s look.


As the analysis of colour became more and more widespread the ideas being developed became formalised in what came to be known as the Four Seasons Method.

This method, whilst it did work well for those people who were clearly suited to cool or warm colours, did have its limitations, as the majority of people are somewhere along the colour spectrum.


Most people can generally be classified as cool but slightly on the warmer side (cool neutral), or warm but on the cooler side (warm neutral).

12 tone palettes….

The late Kathryn Kalisz, a former Master Munsell Colourist revolutionised the method of Personal Colour Analysis (PCA).

She created the Sci\Art 12 tone colour system using her scientific expertise and artistic knowledge of colours and added 8 tones to represent those people who did not fit neatly into the traditional “four seasons” categories of colour analysis.  The TCI method is based on the Sci\Art 12 tone colour system and uses refined tools to determine your colour palette accurately.


The TCI personal colour communication method is based on :


·   The science of natural colour harmony

·   Accurate interpretation of the Munsell colour system

·   Full- spectrum light theory

·   Human physiology

·   Psychology

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