Hi! Figuring out what to wear is only the first step in preparing for your headshot session. You’ll also want to pay special attention to your hair and nails.

I can’t stress the importance of well-groomed hair in your headshot enough. Bad hair can ruin your whole session! Play it safe and go to the hairdresser about a week before the session. You’ll probably use your headshot for at least one year. You don’t want to wish that you’d gotten a trim every time you see it! However don’t get a drastic hair cut or style your hair in an unusual way. You want to look like you normally look.

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Please don’t forget the importance of your hands in your portraits. Whether you choose to do your nails yourself or have them manicured, keep them clean and if you wear nail polish use coordinating colors. Ladies, if you are wearing an open toe shoe, make sure your toes are ready to be photographed as well. Sometimes the photographer will take full body photos and your feet will show.

These simple tips will go a long way in ensuring that you end up with a headshot that shows that you are a true professional. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me anything.