If you are an actor, you know the importance of make-up when you are in front of the camera. You would never dare set foot in front of a video camera unless you had your hair and makeup done. But, for others, such as business professionals, the choice may not be so obvious. Here are just a few reasons why I believe working with a hair and make-up professional is the best way to create a great headshot for your acting career!
Cameras are a wonderful invention, don’t get me wrong, but they do create problems for headshots without professional makeup (and hair). When I take headshots, I want to be able to focus on posing you and on creating genuine and fresh headshots, rather than focusing on the shininess of your skin or the fly-aways of your hair. Cameras however, like the ones used in professional photography, will catch all of those things - AND MORE! With a professional make-up artist, they can conceal your flaws, bring our your eyes with the best colors, smooth those fly-aways, and make your face look expressive and beautiful.
Emphasizing the Best
One of the best things about having a professional make-up artist do your make-up and a hairstylist do your hair is that they will be able to emphasize the best of your features. When I work with my preferred make-up artists and hairstylists, I will usually show them a picture of what I look like normally to give them an idea of what I want and they will be able to take it from there--they know how to make a face look good for the bright lights, high-res camera, and more because hair and make-up looks very different in photos than it does in person. One of the most important things for a headshot is to never try anything new with your hair or make-up. Keep to your normal look as it will never end well if you choose to try something new for your photos.
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