What to Expect

My appointments combine the long-term answers and color direction you’re looking for with the fun and pampering of a spa service. It’s all about you.

Prior to your PCA, I will send you a short questionnaire to fill out and send back to me. This will give me an idea of what you hope to gain from the analysis, as well as your current color preferences and habits.

On the day of your appointment, you will come to my studio completely barefaced. This can be intimidating for some people (myself included), but it is CRUCIAL for us to see your skin as it truly is.

Once you arrive at my studio, we will chat about basic color theory, as well as what we’ll be looking for during the draping.

We begin the draping process. I will cover your hair and clothing with neutral gray, and then I will begin placing specially chosen cloths (drapes) next to your face and observing the changes that occur. You will be amazed to see how different your face looks just based on what color is next to it! You are an active part of the process – many clients don’t notice the things I’m looking for when we start, but by the end virtually all are able to see the difference. This is not me telling you what I think looks good, but rather us determining what works best with your natural coloring. The draping itself can take a few hours, but don’t worry, I have an awesome chair.

Once we determine your season, I will give you your swatchbook and show you how to use it. We’ll discuss the dimensions of the colors, and I will apply makeup in seasonally-matched colors if you desire.

After your appointment, I will e-mail you a summary of how and why we arrived at your season. You will also receive a detailed description of your season, as well as lots of practical advice for how to move forward. I like to keep in touch with my clients, both to see how you’re settling into your season and also because you’re probably pretty cool.

You’ll ask questions, and I’ll answer them. We’ll look at your face a lot, and you’ll sit in a comfy chair. It’ll be stupendous.