Preparing for a Headshot


Preparing Your Clothes

Rule # 1: Make sure the clothes are fitted to your body and that you are comfortable in them.

Rule # 2: Select solid colors that compliment your skintone. Avoid patterns, logos, and the colors black and white.

Rule # 3: Avoid long
earrings and distracting
jewelry that draws
attention away from the
face.


Prepping Your Skin

Rule # 1: Drink plenty of
water the week leading to
the headshot session. This
helps your skin heal and
look more radiant.

Rule # 2: Keep your skin
clean and moisturized
daily. Eat healthy and
avoid fried and salty
foods that can cause
bloating.

Rule # 3: Avoid exposing
your skin to the sun which
can cause skin irritation.

Rule # 4: Get plenty of
sleep to avoid bags under
the eyes and to help
repair the skin of any
damages.


Prepping Your Hair

Rule # 1: Select a hairstyle/cut that compliments your face and represents who you are to the world.

Rule # 2: Have your hair
styled, cut or trimmed a
few days before the
Headshot so that your
hair settles into place.

Rule # 3: Wash and moisturize your hair when having it styled. This helps your hair settle into place and will still be prepared for the day of the shoot.

Rule # 4: When you change
your hairstyle, update your
Headshot. For a professional you want your image to be current and for a model/actor it shows you can carry multiple looks.


Makeup Tips

Rule # 1: Your makeup should be light and natural looking. Similar to your style when heading to work Remember, you want your headshot to
represent you.

Rule # 2: Your foundation
should match your skin
tone and should be used
to enhance your skin.

Rule # 3: Your eyelashes
should natural and not
overdone.

Rule # 4: Make sure to
have a touch-up kit
handy you never know
when you need it.


Beard, Mustache, & Nose Hair

Beards: Get them trimmed and styled to enhance your face, not hide it. Get it done a few days before your headshot, so that the hair has time to settle into place.

Mustaches: The same rules as the beard applies to mustache. Make sure it’s cut and styled a few days before so the mustache settles into place. You don’t want the mustache to be the center piece of the headshot.

Nose: Trim those nose and ear hairs so they are not front and center of the headshot shoot. So take care of that nose and don’t forget the ears too.


Final Tips

Tip # 1: Plan your outfit. You might want to pick out and set aside your outfit a few days before. Make sure you iron or press it and have it ready to go.

Tip # 2: Don’t be critical of yourself, we are our worst critics. You are beautiful or handsome just the way you are. Just enjoy yourself and know it will take various shots
to get the best.

Tip # 3: Remember to communicate if something
comes up, let us know. It’s not the end of the world. We can reschedule you or push back the time if you are running late. We know life happens.

Tip # 4: Relax! Try to be in a relaxed mode before and leading up to the photoshoot. You do not want those stress lines showing up in the images.

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