January 2014 Updated March 2024

Colour Analysis with the Colourflair System

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You’re in the right place if you are looking for a small dedicated training company, that can train you to become a colour consultant successful in Colour Analysis, right in the comfort of your own home.

Whether you are looking to start your own business, add a new service to an existing business or for your own personal development, we have a colour course that will be just right for you.

Our course information will give you more information.

Who runs Training with Imagination?

Training with Imagination is run by, Helen Kendall-Tobias. Helen set up her own successful personal colour and style business, Imagination – Style Consultancy in 2005. From the very first day, her long term business plan was to concentrate on writing and training new students. Now with over 18 years real life experience working with clients, this is the next stage in her business.

I have been working as a Licenced Trainer with Colourflair Studios (the company I chose for my Colour and Style training) for several years now and was delighted when Pat Scott Vincent founder of the Colourflair System of Colour Analysis passed her knowledge and training methods on to me. I am the only licenced trainer of the Colourflair method in the UK.”

More about Colourflair…

The Colourflair method and colour course was first formulated and written in the 1980’s and since then the Diploma in Advanced Colour Analysis has become one of the most reliable in the industry and unique in its holistic approach.

The course was written by Pat Scott Vincent who held the City & Guilds award in Image Consultancy amongst others. She was also a founder member of the Federation of Image Consultants International (FIPI) and was past President and Fellow of the Organisation.  

In 2024, after two years of on-off lockdown, interest in Colour, Fashion, Style and looking your best is as important today as it was 40 years ago, when Colourflair and the Colourflair system was first developed.

The course and materials have naturally been updated and developed over the years and offer a real foundation, if you want to become a Colour Consultant, running your own successful business.

Pat Scott-Vincent, the founder of the Colourflair system, passed away earlier this year (2024), but her legacy and method of Colour Analysis will continue in Training with Imagination and Colourflair – who will continue to train the Colourflair system in the re-launched Diploma in Advanced Colour Analysis with Helen as principal tutor.

Training with Imagination offers E-books, podcasts and webinars available to all image consultants, not just those trained by Colourflair, so please bookmark this site and make sure you come back regularly to see our new publications.

Our Colour Consultant Trade Price list supports students and consultants with Colour Fans and Drapes. We are working our way to becoming greener and are making decisions based on reducing our impact on the earth, its animals and its habitats. We have chosen some practices that will actively benefit the planet. For example, we no longer offer printed materials and provide course notes on a flash drive or via Dropbox. For every course that is sold we plant a tree and when a student qualifies we plant a further 5 trees to offset our carbon emissions. To this end we have recently designed a new mobile app which is exclusive to our consultnats.

Training with Imagination brings together the expertise of practising and successful colour consultants. They will of course teach you the knowledge you will need to practice in the field – but will also focus on setting up your consultancy, Business Planning, Sales and Marketing…and with our mentoring programme – ensure that your business gets off to a great start.

If you’d like to know more – please download the information brochure by entering your details here. If you’re not sure this is the career for you, why not download our ebook (or listen to our podcast)  Becoming an Colour Consultant – Do You Have What it Takes?

We look forward to hearing from you and joining you in your Colour Consultant journey…If you’d like to talk to me, Helen, please call me on 07725 576472. It’s important to us that you find the right training provider so we’ll tell you straight if we don’t think we’re the right fit for you.

Our mission:

“To become the foremost non-franchise Colour Analysis Training Company in the UK, bringing distance learning and online courses to all, at a realistic price.”

Our ethics:

Our strict standards for top quality suppliers ensure that wherever possible we will select products that are free from harmful toxins, pollutants and animal cruelty, but also crafted in accordance with our ethical and sustainability values.

We will reduce our use of paper and provide our course notes in digital and online format.

We will supercede printed swatches with a Mobile App.

Our Colour Kit is reusable and will last for many years. 

New! June 2021: To contribute to the environment and reduce our carbon footprint we will plant a tree for every new student who purchases one of our courses, and when a student completes a course a bonus five trees will be planted in their name.

Updated March 2024