HAIR STYLING & COLOR
People often think more about makeup than they do hair, but your hair contributes greatly to your look and the character types you might portray. Hair is also more difficult to retouch, so it is important to get it right when you shoot.
THE RIGHT CUT
The right haircut is vital. People lose sight of the simple fact that your style is in the cut. A hair stylist can only do so much in styling your hair if the cut does not match, causing frustration during your session, and in your final photos. Also, it is vital that you have the right haircut that suits you and your character types. A fresh cut, even a small trim, will help with the shape. If you have short hair, you should shoot no later than a week after your cut.
THE RIGHT COLOR
Your hair color also strongly affects your casting. You will want your headshots to last, so carefully consider the best color for the roles you want to play. If you color your hair, have it done a week or so before your session. You want the color to be fresh, and to avoid visible roots.
Children don’t generally require makeup, but it can be helpful to hire an artist to help style and manage the hair.