GENERATION AGELESS

Kristine Zuliani left the corporate world aged 40 for a more colourful and creative life. She launched House of Colour - a dedicated personal styling and colour analysis business - soon after.
GENERATION AGELESS

I used to do this…

I enjoyed my working in a corporate environment as a consultant for a national payroll company demonstrating software, travelling to meetings all over the country. After five years, I felt unfulfilled and decided do something completely different with my life – and the reinvention began.

Now life is about…

I launched my company as a Colour Analysis and Personal Stylist with House of Colour earlier this year. My creative genes are finally flourishing; I work with people to rediscover themselves, to consider a full range of new colours through the analysis process, working with them to identify the perfect style through my Style Development classes.
Now, I have more time and more ‘me time’. I’ve joined a running club and find time to paint (watercolours this month). I do pilates and spend precious time with my family.

GENERATION AGELESSHow I made a change…

I finally decided to make a change from my corporate life when I reached my 40th birthday – it felt like a real milestone. Two people in my family had been affected by Alzheimer’s, bringing home to me the importance of the moment and how quickly time moves, and the need to do something with my life that inspired me and my personality!

Looking back, what helped me was my own Colour Analysis journey which struck me as something I would love to do for others. Handing my notice in last October filled me with trepidation and excitement all at the same time. During my leaving party I was given countless words of encouragement from my colleagues – things like how brave I was and many of them saying that they’d love the courage to make a life change, too.

Family is all about…

My family are the most important people in my life. Spending time together is so wonderful. Now, I have time to read bedtime stories to my six-year-old and going to watch my daughter swim is so precious. It’s not the big trips, it’s the tiniest little things that create the memories – like watching them brush their teeth!

 I’m lucky I can…

Do what I want. I now have the freedom to do what I’ve always wanted to do.

I’ve got time for…

‘Me time’ – for the first time since having my children. I love going to the gym, meeting friends and shopping whenever I have any free time between family and my business.

Things are different because…

My children are nine and six and they see much more of me which also allows more opportunities to watch my son play football and take my daughter to tennis. No more just dropping them off – I can watch the game and be in the moment with them.

Day in the life of me…

I take my children to school, then buy some lovely treats for my clients booked into my studio. People arrive around 10am and I offer colour, style, skincare and makeup classes. After the session, my clients go home reinvigorated and feeling about themselves – and I go back to do school pick up again. It’s a perfect arrangement!

GENERATION AGELESSThe people who are important…

The support from my family and friends is so important to me and I couldn’t have made the change without the support and encouragement from my husband.

Work/life balance…

The thrill of empowerment, knowing I’m in charge of my own destiny gives me a new work/life balance.

I thrive on…

The excitement of seeing the change in people’s lives. My transformation has been over a period of time and my confidence keeps growing, which is what I love to share with my clients.

What mid life means to me…

A new beginning. I feel like a phoenix. I now have a chance to embrace my creative side, while improving people’s lives daily. Through my House of Colour sessions I get to watch – and direct – the transformation. It’s like seeing a caterpillar emerge as a beautiful butterfly!


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