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 Become a Certified Color Consultant!

We are committed to training certified consultants with excellence through our Style by Color Academy.  Request the Academy Information Packet below for the March 2024 course. 

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Color Analysis has reached new heights in popularity and has basically caused a color revolution!

Though color analysis has been around for many years, dating back to the 1700’s, it became popular in the 1920’s, again in the early 80’s and then again in early 2010 with the development of Shari Braendel’s Color Code System from Style by Color. We are seeing an ever-increasing rise in men and women desiring a professional color consultation to determine their best colors.

Since 2010, we have trained over 300 consultants through our Christian Image Consultant Academy and Color Consultant Academy.

If you love the world of fashion and beauty, plus have a heart for helping others look and feel more confident, you’re in the right place!


During the 3-day Color Consultant Academy & "Business in a Box" Training, you'll learn:


The 6-Part Color Code System

Developed by Shari Braendel, the Color Code System is considered one of the clearest and easiest ways to understand how color works with a person's natural coloring. The method takes into consideration the three properties of color: hue, value and chroma.


Color Theory

Because we live in a highly visual world it is important to master the art of visual communication with a solid grasp of color theory. Once learned, you'll be able to determine correct color combinations for individual clients and the reason behind your choices.


The Color Experience

Once you learn the method of the Color Code System, you will discover how to create the ultimate experience for your clients by providing first-class color analysis instruction for the ultimate 'wow' factor!

What's included...

  • You'll be able to identify the specific color characteristics of individuals.
  • You'll learn¬†how to provide a unique color experience for each person who consults with you in-person or virtually.
  • You'll help¬†your clients know how to choose colors that look best on them by using the Color Code Swatch Decks and/or Digital Color Collections!¬†
  • 2 days of comprehensive Color Analysis training (Color Academy and all included resources) (LIVE sessions on Zoom)
  • 1 day of Getting Started in Your Consultant Career training¬†(LIVE session on Zoom)
  • Online Library with lifetime access to training videos
  • Consulting set up process
  • The Details of The Color Experience¬†(learn exactly how to create an outstanding experience for your clients)
  • Annual inclusion on the Style by Color's Consultant Directory¬†(some requirements apply)¬†
  • Virtual Color Appointment Tools
  • Affiliate opportunities for other Style by Color products
  • Wholesale purchasing options for supplies
  • Certification upon completion
  • Certification Badge to display on your website
  • Professional Color Test Capes made specifically for Style by Color Consultants

Gain CONFIDENCE as a Certified Color Consultant! 




A Note From Shari...

Hi! I'm so glad you're here! I've been in the image industry for over 30 years and it all began in Miami, Florida where I graduated from college with a degree in Fashion Merchandising.  After working a few years as a buyer and manager for a specialty store's cosmetic department, I ventured out on my own and opened an image consulting firm.  I became FASCINATED with color when Color Me Beautiful blew onto the scene...I could NOT get enough of learning about it! I was trained in the 4 seasonal system, and later, the 12 seasonal system until I developed my own system years later (I'll tell you all about that in class!) Eventually I moved to North Carolina and that is when I started speaking and writing (after spending seven years in Mary Kay where I earned 3 pink Cadillacs until God called me out on my own). In 2010, my first book came out called "Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad" and that's the same year I started the Christian Image Consultant Academy. The Color Academy began a few years ago to keep up with the demand of those who wanted to be trained as Color Consultants. I have so much to teach you and can't wait to get to know you!


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Color Consultant Certification for $3997


Academy Training Dates 

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024 - 5-9pm ET

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024 - 5-9pm ET

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024 - 12-4pm ET


Request the Information Packet!

This packet contains important information about the Color Academy Training and also our Christian Image Consultant Academy Training. 

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