Getting ready for headshot sessions can be stressful, so here are some tips and tricks to get you ready for your big day! I cannot emphasize enough the importance of giving your headshot everything you’ve got – but remember that your headshot is not about how fancy you are in your photo —It’s about effectiveness.
Your expression and creating a clear memory of you are priorities. Our goal will be for your makeup to not steal attention. Here are some quick tips:
Fluffy ends may look obvious. If you can, get a haircut a week before your shoot. If you color your hair, this is the time to do that. When hair is dry, it doesn’t reflect the light and looks unhealthy, so use your hair treatment consistently.
Too much hairspray will make your hair look dull and dry on the set. Use a small amount in short bursts from a distance.
Bring hair products with you to your photo shoot so that you can fix your hair when you change outfits.
Men, we haven’t forgotten you — well-groomed eyebrows and ears are essential for you; trim those. If you cut your facial hair before your session, do that before you put your first headshot outfit on.
Remember that your headshot is not about how fancy you are in your photo —It’s about effectiveness. YOU are the show’s star, not your clothing or jewelry, so keep it simple!
Significant patterns and flashy jewelry are a no.
Collars can help or work against you. Crisp collars look amazing in headshots; loose collars can give a much more casual look and may even be sloppy.
If this is a Custom Session, bring many clothing options! Custom sessions offer plenty of time, so we can try different combinations and give you lots of options. You can never have too much clothing!
Watch the videos below to get a quick overview of what to wear and more about makeup.