You’ve likely seen the idea of seasonal colour analysis pop up in your Instagram feed, on The Today Show, or in talking with friends. It has caught on for a reason – it offers helpful insights into what colours bring you to life, best enhance your natural skin tone and eye colour, and present the best version of yourself. This not only goes for clothing and accessories, but it applies to hair colour and makeup as well.
Likewise, our team of DL Lowry Salon stylists are expertly trained on helping clients achieve the perfect hair colour that best complements their natural features and desired look. And our estheticians understand which makeup shades work best with different skin tones and eye colours.
While the concept of seasonal colour analysis may feel like it’s gaining significant traction lately and taking up your feeds, it was actually introduced back in the 1980’s by the work of color theorist Suzanne Caygill and the book “Color Me Beautiful: Discover Your Natural Beauty Through the Colors That Make You Look Great and Feel Fabulous” by Carole Jackson.
And it’s long been at the heart of what our team of professionally trained stylists do for clients, from all-over colour and highlights to transitioning to grey. While we are big fans of our clients undergoing a thorough professional colour analysis to determine their optimal personal colour palette for their wardrobe, accessories, nail colour, and more, our stylists are experts when it comes to hair colour.
“Megan is an excellent stylist. Her suggestions have been spot-on. I love the way that she worked with me to get the colour that I desired. Top-notch indeed. Thank you!”
– Meg, DL Lowry Client
What is seasonal colour analysis?
There are 12 colour seasons that people fall into based on their natural hair, eye, skin, and lip colour. These qualities are analyzed based on spectrums of hue (warm to cool), value (light to dark), and chroma (muted to bright) to determine someone’s season. For example, Autumn and Spring hold the warmer tones, and Winter and Summer own the cooler tones. After various tests and analyses, a certified colour analyst can determine which of the 12 categories you fall into.
- Winter: Dark, True, and Bright
- Spring: Bright, True, and Light
- Summer: Soft, True, and Light
- Autumn: Soft, True, and Dark
That determination then informs which shades, values, and intensities of colors are best for you.
What do I do with my colour analysis results?
You may have certain colours you’re drawn to when you’re out shopping for clothes, or you may have noticed you tend to prefer either gold or silver jewelry. Or maybe, there are certain colours of lipstick or dresses you always get compliments on.
Once you get your colour analysis results, it will all come together for you as to why these things have happened. It may have been subconscious before, but there are certain colours and shades of clothing, jewelry, makeup, and hair colour people are drawn to because it brings them to life, gives them that extra glow. And once you have the colour science behind it, it makes it much easier to make wardrobe decisions, determine which stones and metals to ask for in your next jewelry gift, and determine your go-to lip colours. Don’t have time to shop, or don’t like to? Many colour analysts and personal stylists can take your results and shop for you!
It’s also why not every hair colour is for every person, no matter what’s on trend. Our team loves helping clients discover colours that suit their natural features and make them feel confident and beautiful.
“Stacey is the best stylist for blonde, dimensional colour. She completely transformed my hair and renewed my confidence.”
– Emily, DL Lowry Client
As this Insider journalist discovered, you may have been making wardrobe, hair, or makeup decisions that don’t do the best job at enhancing your natural features and putting your best self forward. So it’s helpful to seek the expertise of professionals – whether it be analysts or DL Lowry stylists.
Find Your Best Hair Colour with Our Expert Stylists
Much like colour analysis, we take skin tone and eye colour into account when recommending colour or highlights, but we also consider the look and lifestyle that our clients seek to achieve, including how the colour can enhance the cut and their desired level of maintenance of the look going forward. DL Lowry stylists are also expertly trained on colour matching and colour correction when chlorine, at-home dye, or another appointment left you with an undesirable look.
Our stylists have been thoroughly trained by the best in the business, including through our new partnership with L’Oréal Professionnel, to help clients achieve the best custom hair colour for them. Our partnership with L’Oreal Professionnel means that whatever the goal, you’re getting the best products to create and maintain the look and health of all over colour or highlights.
About L’Oréal Professionnel
DL Lowry is proud to now be a L’Oréal Professionnel salon, able to offer renowned hair colour from this globally recognized brand and professional products sold exclusively in premier salons.
“Since 1909, L’Oréal Professionnel has continuously provided leading hair technology to hairdressers and their clients.”
As noted on L’Oreal Professionnel’s website, innovation, quality, performance, comfort, and safety have been the guiding principles of the brand since 1909 when researcher Eugène Schueller pioneered the first safe hair dyes, called Oréal. Since then, L’Oréal Professionnel hair care and colour products have remained at the cutting edge of the industry, being tested and approved by the biggest names in hairdressing and developed to be high quality and environmentally friendly.
We welcome you bringing in your new colour analysis insights into your next salon appointment at DL Lowry, sharing them with your stylist or esthetician, and working together to achieve your optimal look.
Contact us at 317.843.2611 to book your next appointment, and follow @dllowrysalon for all our latest announcements on L’Oréal Professionnel product lines now hitting our shelves.