Prepping for your headshot session

Prepping for your headshot session

My friend and colleague Connie Tsang, makeup and hairstylist extraordinaire works with models, actors and brides. She's an expert in high-definition makeup application and technique.

Here are a few of her recommendations on prepping your skin and hair for you headshot session.

Hair Prep: Wash your hair the night before with shampoo and conditioner (If your hair is ultra-fine and oil prone, wash in the morning of your headshot session. Apply conditioner from midshaft of the hair to the ends (this helps with tangles). If possible, apply a mousse or smoothing cream in the hair when blowing drying.

Skin Prep: Please exfoliate face with a gentle facial scrub once every day until your session to smooth the “canvas” for makeup application. Focus on areas with noticeable pores, oil, around the nose, mouth and on the lips. After cleaning your face, apply toner and/or moisturizer. Please come with your face clean with no makeup.

Do check my "What to Wear" page for additional info and tips and here for more information about makeup and hair for your headshot session.