Aren’t your teenage years supposed to be the years you get everything wrong, especially when it comes to experimenting with make-up and clothes? Well, that was my thought process, but as more and more teenagers are booking in for a Colour Analysis session, I’m being proved wrong.

I recently had the privilege to train, 17-year-old Layla, an incredible young woman who’s already a successful make-up artist, who wanted to add Colour Analysis to her skillset. I spent the day with her and got into her young ambitious mind and asked her to put in her own words, why she believes teenagers need (not want) to get their colours done…. Have a read:

“I believe the most important time to get a Colour Analysis service done is as soon as you leave school. I know this may seem too early to get this service done but when I thought about it, I realised it would truly benefit you most from this age.

This is because when you leave school at the age of 16, you are thrown into a world where you are expected to look professional, act professional, go to interviews, even date but you also are in your most vulnerable state. You have just left worn the same uniform every day, and finally have a chance to express yourself while everyone is expecting you to act like an adult or have your life together, when you really have no idea what you’re doing.

From doing my training with Nisha, I myself am now wearing my most flattering colours, in both my clothes and makeup and I truly believe the right colours will make you always feel your best. Knowing that this colour makes you look your best will instantly give you the confidence boost you need.

When you’re going into your dream college, university or job interview, everyone will tell you how important it is to dress the part, but no one ever mentions dressing to feel your best. When you feel your best, you perform your best, and your late teens and early twenties are the times you are setting yourself up for the rest of your life, and you want to do your best.

Knowing your colours will instantly set yourself up for your attitude to excel when you need it most. Being comfortable and confident in yourself from a young age, will improve your self-esteem and is truly the biggest advantage you could give yourself. So, if I were you, I wouldn’t wait any longer to feel your best, go and get your colours done, or if you have a teenager in your life encourage them to do it, it will be the best investment they make!” Layla, 17.