A FORMER high-flyer with JP Morgan quit the corporate world to advise people about their personal appearance.

Julie Bramah, 46, whose typical day as a corporate client relationship manager often lasted more than 12 hours, is now a consultant for House of Colour.

She said: “I worked for JP Morgan for 21 years doing multiple client facing, project management roles and managing large operational teams with numerous international assignments. I had a genuine lightbulb moment and life changing event in 2015 when I went along to a House of Colour class.

“Having always had a monochrome wardrobe of black suits and neutral tops, I was shown I suited bright, cool, winter colours. Wearing these colours meant I gained a different sort of confidence in myself, making me feel alive, happy and vibrant and I realised I wanted a better life work balance.

“I took the leap of faith to start my own business because I believe you are never too old to dream a new dream. I now work with people to unlock their potential and develop their own unique personal brand, which is key to looking, feeling and performing at your very best every day.”

She works with both female and male clients of all ages but is interested in also developing a bridal service and corporate offerings.

Client Liz Gordon said: “In a few hours, my whole attitude to the colours I dress in and wear as make-up has changed. What I wasn’t prepared for was the way some colours made me look. I would never in a million years have chosen a raspberry pink, which is so pretty but it’s not me –except it is me because I discovered I am a summer.

“I am now armed with the information and insight to go shopping and revamp my wardrobe and makeup bag with confidence. I really wish I had done this years ago. Julie has helped make me, a 57-year-old who was really thinking that there was little I could do, feel really pretty.”