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Chryssie Woodham (formerly Russell) - Christchurch


Founder and Director of Unique Style Ltd

Professional speaker, Image Stylist, Trainer and Author

With more than 28 years experience as a wardrobe and image stylist, Chryssie has a passion for people and a flair for helping people unleash their own creativity and sense of self.

A professional image stylist, Chryssie is a trained colour and wardrobe consultant,author and keynote speaker who, as a qualified and experienced adult educator, loves inspiring and motivating others to succeed. She has been involved in training and facilitation in the business arena for many years and also has extensive experience in 'training the trainer', particularly in the area of marketing yourself and colour and style expertise.

Drawing on her extensive experience with many different people, Chryssie had come to the realization that clothing is about more than just a 'look' or a fashion. She knows that by exploring and experimenting with colours and by defining their own sense of style, people can really get in touch with themselves, and express who they truly are. This colour experience now extends to how colour effects you on many levels - emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Consultations are available regarding your soul colours and how colour can be utilized on a daily basis to liberate you and expand your awareness. Check out Colour Me-Conscious consultation.

Throughout her professional journey, Chryssie has felt a sense of 'searching for something' and has set about seeking change for the better in a practical sense, thereby developing a simple and effective 4 principle shopping system that works every time. She shares her knowledge and lessons learned with others and works one-on-one with people, as well as running seminars and workshops and presenting as a keynote speaker at business seminars and conferences throughout New Zealand.


Chryssie says....

"With all the ups and downs of life it was time for me to brand my philosophy and bring all my experience and knowledge about how to create a 'unique style' into a simple system so that any one could shop with confidence and be excited about the prospect of expressing their true selves.

That was when the 'four principle shopping system' was born!

Knowing there is a system to work with, and one that works 100% when used efficiently, gives you a heightened sense of purpose.  Your confidence and sense of self is enhanced and I have often have had said to me "I wished I had known this much sooner".

My purpose is to help you discover your potential; through the use of colour, making the most of your body, and most importantly helping you discover your own personal 'style' which reflect the whole person you are. While not being a slave to fashion trends!

My philosophy regarding self expression is that through valuing yourself and your uniqueness, not only are you able to step out with heightened confidence and flair, you are also free to appreciate and value other people's uniqueness.

Being a member of Zonta International reflects my commitment to working with raising the status of women worldwide. I feel privileged to present to the many fundraising events throughout the country, raising funds for much worthy causes and always with intend of improving the lives of others."



Training others


In 2008 the Unique Style training program was created and we have now a number of stylists who are realizing their dream.  These ladies where looking to enhance their creativity and passion for fashion and helping people; and being their own boss was certainly a bonus.

My vision is to have stylists throughout New Zealand and mentor a team of enthusiastic and successful people whom reflect the same philosophy of life and passion that I have. After creating a successful and fulfilling style consultancy business it is time now for me to pass on my years of experience and enjoy helping others to grow, discover, and develop their own personal and business potential.

Life goes on

As in all journeys we learn at some point to travel inward, and in my desire to learn more about myself it included a remarkable spiritual transformation.

I am always looking ahead, and am creating a new future for myself by discovering that I like to paint, and I look forward to using the skills that I have used with colour, shape, fabric, texture, and vision to pursue being an artist of sorts.

I would love to hear from you and help you on your journey of discovery; either by showing you how colour can make such a difference in your life, giving you a personal style consultation to develop a look for yourself that you have always wanted, by inviting you to a style workshop or training you as a stylist.  I welcome your call.

Happy shopping. Be the best you can be!