When it comes to photoshoots, your hairstyle can make or break your look. I’ve had three kids and for two of my maternity shoots I wore my hair down. But, for one I decided to do some braids in my hair…it was a big mistake. I just don’t have enough hair for a braid. I was pretty disappointed with my hair in the images, although they were beautiful overall. I wish I had let my hair down for that session!
When your taking professional pictures, it’s important to choose a hairstyle that flatters your face shape, works for your hair type and complements your outfit. Here are some tips to help you select the perfect hairstyle for your next photoshoot.
Consider the theme and style of the photoshoot.
Before choosing a hairstyle for your photoshoot, consider the theme and style of the shoot. If it’s a formal event, you may want to opt for an elegant updo or sleek blowout. For a more casual shoot, loose waves or a messy bun may be more appropriate. If the shoot has a specific theme, such as a vintage or bohemian vibe, you can incorporate that into your hairstyle as well. Keep in mind that your hairstyle should complement your outfit and the overall aesthetic of the shoot.
Think about your face shape and features.
When choosing a hairstyle for your photoshoot, it’s important to consider your face shape and features. Certain hairstyles can accentuate your best features and flatter your face shape, while others may not be as flattering. For example, if you have a round face, a hairstyle with volume at the crown can help elongate your face. If you have a square jawline, soft waves or layers can soften the angles of your face. Consider consulting with a hairstylist to determine the best hairstyle for your face shape and features. I try not to have my hair too off of my face, I prefer it hanging loosely in waves or curls, that tends to slim my face in images.
Look for inspiration and try out different styles.
Before your photoshoot, it’s a good idea to look for inspiration and try out different hairstyles to see what works best for you. Browse through magazines, social media, and celebrity photos to get ideas. You can also try out different hairstyles at home or with the help of a hairstylist. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and accessories, such as braids, curls, and hair clips. Remember, the goal is to find a hairstyle that makes you feel confident and beautiful in your photos.
Consult with a hairstylist for professional advice.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to choosing the perfect hairstyle for your photoshoot, consider consulting with a hairstylist. A professional hairstylist can provide you with expert advice on what styles will work best for your hair type, face shape, and overall look. They can also help you achieve the perfect hairstyle on the day of your photoshoot, ensuring that you look your best in every shot. Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations or to bring in photos of hairstyles you like for inspiration.
Getting your hair professionally done for your photoshoot is always my first choice and what I recommend to clients. But, if you can’t make it to the salon before you session I highly recommend the Beachwaver. For most photoshoots I recommend having your hair down, in the most volume producing style for your hair that moves freely when you are posing. For me, that’s loose waves and my Beachwaver (affiliate link) makes it so easy for me to curl my hair own hair, even the back!
Don’t forget about hair care and maintenance leading up to the photoshoot.
In addition to choosing the right hairstyle, it’s important to take care of your hair leading up to the photoshoot. This includes regular washing and conditioning, as well as using any necessary styling products to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny. If you plan on coloring or cutting your hair, make sure to do so well in advance of the photoshoot to allow time for any adjustments or touch-ups. And don’t forget to schedule a trim or haircut a few weeks before the shoot to ensure your hair looks fresh and polished.