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About the Body Beautiful Founders

In 1981 Carla Mathis founded ColorStyle, now the Body Beautiful Institute, training Personal Stylists throughout the world to offer the highest level of individualized service in the industry. In 2005 Carla's son Eric joined the company as CEO to help take her life-changing discoveries to a broader audience. Together this dynamic mother-son duo developed the Body Signature System and the Stylist Network--now used by Personal Stylists and Image Consultants worldwide. Thousands of people have been trained by Carla Mathis and her Institute--many have gone on to become top Image Consultants. Used as a textbook at leading design schools, Carla's book The Triumph of Individual Style defined the science and language that Image Consultants use today. Body Beautiful is based in Los Angeles, California.

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Carla Mathis Bio

When Carla was in her early 20s, she found her passion in color, image and design. After being introduced to the personal color concept by the founder of the color industry, Suzanne Caygill, Carla began to study with Suzanne and for the next few years became her primary assistant and teacher.
In 1981, Carla Mathis founded ColorStyle, Inc. and pioneered the development of the ColorStyle individual design analysis, known worldwide for its innovative approach to color and style. Carla also founded the ColorStyle Institute to train image consultants worldwide in her revolutionary techniques. In 1993 Carla's work was published in her book The Triumph of Individual Style, co-authored with Helen Conner. In addition to being 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 accross the country, The Triumph of Individual Style, teaches how to see our bodies as works of art. Once we have identified our Body Signature - the line, shape, proportion, scale, color and texture of our bodies - we are free to express ourselves in clothing, accessories and personal environments in ways that transcend fashion and create lasting impressions of personal wholeness and incomparable style.

In 2005, Carla and her growing team launched Body Beautiful and the Body Signature System for stylists and image professionals. Through ColorStyle and now the Body Beautiful Institute, Carla has trained the world's top image consultants for the past 25 years and continues in this work. Body Beautiful trained personal stylists are currently working in over 17 countries around the world.

Eric Mathis Bio
Eric joined Carla in 2005 with a vision to re-brand her consulting firm and create Body Beautiful. Together they developed the Body Signature System now used by Personal Stylists in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, Eric developed the Stylist Network, BB Institute Trainer and BB Mentoring Programs which offer new Personal Stylists a level of training and support available nowhere else in the industry. Eric comes from a background as an art director in film, and as an interior designer. He helped Vitra, the Swiss German furniture manufacturer, open their Los Angeles showroom in 2004 before joining Carla and creating Body Beautiful. Eric is the CEO, and directs research and development.
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