Color Analysts and Image Consultants

Color analysts assess their clients' coloring, including skin tone and hair and eye color, and teach them how to use their most flattering colors in clothing and makeup. Image consultants usually work with people in business, helping them present themselves in a professional manner.

Color analysts and image consultants offer programs for individual women or men, for professional or social organizations, or for all the employees of one company. Some work with retailers, teaching salespersons about color and style and presenting in-store workshops.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Assess their clients’ skin tone and eye and hair color to determine their most flattering colors in clothing and makeup (color analysts); help people present themselves in a professional manner (image consultants).
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
  • Apprenticeship
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Participating in an apprenticeship or internship is highly recommended
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Hands On
Skills
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Trainer
  • Color Analyst or Image Consultant
  • Apprentice or Entry-Level Worker

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