Color makes the difference

Published 12:17 am Sunday, July 2, 2017

3 Albert Lea women discover how to make the best choices


Photos by Colleen Harrison

Hair, makeup and color analysis by Melissa Wittmer

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Each one of us has unique skin and hair colors. Finding the color palette that compliments your natural tones can bring out a special beauty. The right colors smooth and clarify the complexion. They minimize fine lines, shadows and circles and bring a healthy glow to your face.

The wrong colors, on the other hand, can make your complexion look pale or muddy. They accentuate flaws and can even age your face.

Melissa Wittmer, a local cosmetologist, salon owner and certified colorist, specializes in color analysis and has teamed up with Albert Lea magazine and three Albert Lea women to demonstrate the transforming power of choosing one’s best colors.

Among the many color tips she provided, Wittmer noted that everyone “can wear every color in the rainbow.” It’s all about finding the right shade. She also said that for a polished appearance, a person’s color palette should be the foundation for their entire look — not limited to just clothing choices, but applied to makeup and nail polish colors as well.

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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