True Colours was founded by Jane Fardon and Jane Chapman in 2005 and is now a team of three highly trained consultants, with different areas of expertise. We also work closely with trusted associates like marketing and branding specialist, Faye Smith of Keep Your Fork. Meet our team in the profiles below:
Jane Chapman, MFIC – Partner and Business Image Specialist
Having my own colour and style consultations a few years ago was a significant experience for me. I found new confidence in how I saw myself and gained the skills to look like I had always wanted. I trained as an image consultant because I know it works, and clients say I bring a confidence and ease to our consultations which they really appreciate. And I love bringing the same transformation that I experienced to our clients at True Colours.
I also draw upon thirteen years’ experience of marketing, training and business development in the public sector, and have a Post Graduate Certificate and CIM Diploma in Marketing. So it’s no suprise that I also specialise in working with businesses and professionals to help them get the most from their visual image.
I am married with two children and both feet firmly on the ground! I enjoy outdoor pursuits, especially walking and mountain biking.
Early in 2010, Jane Fardon and I achieved Master of the Federation of Image Consultants status after a two year period of study and rigorous external assessments. We were delighted to pass the Masters Award since this is the most rigorous, professional image qualification worldwide. Masters status recognises the expertise and professionalism with which we work with clients and lead the True Colours team.
I trained as an image consultant in 2008 after having my own colour analysis and style sessions. I was so inspired that I went on to train so that I could bring that same amazing confidence boost to other women!
I love the creativity of working with colour, style and make-up and am the True Colours make up and bridal expert. Clients say I bring a warm and friendly atmosphere to consultations and have a genuine sensitivity to their needs. My passion is to encourage women to recognise their own true beauty and to help them enhance and enjoy their own uniqueness.
When I’m not working I love food (cooking it and eating it!), dancing, zumba, running and gardening. I’m married and have three gorgeous girls to keep me on my toes.
My grandmother was a fashion artist and editor in the 1930s and my great aunt was a textile designer, so you could say that colour, fashion and fabric are in my blood!
After Art College and a degree in Education and Art, I then went on to train with a leading image consultancy in 1992. Since then I have run my own image consultancy business, with both corporate and private clients.
In 2005 I founded True Colours with Jane Chapman. More recently I have focused on training image consultants and launched Jane Fardon Cosmetics, a beautiful range of make-up designed to enhance each woman’s own individual colouring.
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, I still get a thrill when I see clients grasp how fantastic they can look!
I have a husband, three children and a dog. I love entertaining and a full house!
We all value our Christian faith, time with family, and living life to the full.