Tips about Professional Make up and Hair
Hair and Make-Up
If you opted for professional makeup my makeup artist will take care of everything at your session.
If you choose to do your own makeup, use a light hand. Your makeup should be natural and blended well. I interviewed headshot photographer Norman Jaillet on this subject and she said, “While thinking of a natural look with makeup, don’t forget this pertains to eyelashes as well. Although false eyelashes are “in” these days, in a close-up photograph of your face they look unnatural and will date your headshot as soon as they go out of style. “
Lipstick should be your natural lip color or one shade darker. It should be glossy and not matte. No visible lip liner.
Eyes should be defined but natural. Soft blended eyeliner. No hard-edged liquid eyeliner. Neutral colored eye shadow is usually best. No false eyelashes unless you are used to wearing and applying them. Wear mascara and curl your lashes.
Please bring makeup for retouching.
Take your time to style your hair nicely.
Don’t get a haircut within three days of your headshot session.
Bring what you use to style your hair and manage flyaways.
For Men, you should shave before you come and trim any facial hair. Don’t forget your nose hairs. Also, trim or remove any wild eyebrow hairs.