Skintones Are A Glory

The majesty of our faces without the subtle variations in skin pigmentation are enough to fascinate for a lifetime. Add the rich complexity of hues we are given at birth and human beings become the most vivid celebration of place on the planet. We bring our heritage with us in endless numbers of ways. The color of our skin is, to me, the most evocative and compelling tale of where we come from and who we are. Research shows that the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation our ancestors absorbed from the sun influenced the levels of melanins (pigment compounds) their bodies produced to either absorb or shield their DNA from both radiation damage and the benefits of vitamin D. Simple. Where we come from influences how we look. Over generations we pick up distinctives that we carry with us as an emblem of our story. The infinite variety of hues we wear on […]

“The time I spent at the Body Beautiful Institute under the instruction of Carla Mathis was transformational.”

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    "Everything you wanted to know about style, proportions and wardrobe" will be covered in this 3-day course with Master Stylist Carla Mathis in Menlo Park, California. Not just for aspiring or working image professionals, this course is a tool to refine your own personal style. Learn to master style that supports authentic personality and elevates getting dressed to art. This class is a must for any one considering a career in image or personal style. If you've been wanting to train with Carla Mathis but have been unable to come to the 5 or 6 day courses, this is an opportunity for you.  
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    The Triumph of Individual Style is known as the "bible" of the image industry and used as a textbook at Cornell, the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and design schools across the country. Carla Mathis, AICI CIM, has been changing lives one body at a time for 30 years. By pioneering and teaching the use of design as a powerful therapeutic tool, Carla has helped thousands of people worldwide learn to appreciate their bodies and achieve new levels of self-acceptance.  


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