Is there one portrait of yourself (and no, not the one from 20 years ago) that you just really love? What was different about it? Chances are you had your hair professionally styled and a true makeup artist got her hands on your face. Or maybe you don’t have one of those images tacked to the ceiling above your bed. (That’s a joke, of course.)
So, let’s talk about why it makes such a difference on the finished professional headshot for a minute. And why once the camera stops clicking, you should take advantage of this makeover!
Having your makeup professionally done is going to accentuate your beauty, reflect light in the right places, bringing emphasis on your good features, and provide a flawless finish. And for selfish reasons, it makes the touchup process easier for the photographer. The camera never captures makeup as vibrant as in real life so going a little heavy on the makeup is perfectly natural. The best part? The boost of confidence a client gets from having someone spend 1-2 hours with them, making them feel important, beautiful, safe and like a million bucks is worth every penny spent to look fabulous.
Once your hair makeup and photography sessions are scheduled, don't forget to make plans for that evening! Call your husband or your a group of girlfriends and get out and enjoy yourself. Or maybe you have an event that evening? Why not kill two birds with one stone, schedule your session earlier in the day and have a whole look ready for your event. It’s a great way to get the most out of your investment.
And when I say event, I mean any event. You know that annual themed gala? Believe it or not, sometimes your hair and makeup makes the costume. Go to the resale store and purchase a $15 outfit since you’ll more than likely never wear it again anyway. Then book that professional stylist. Whether its a messy 80’s look or a 1920s Gatsby style or even something really extreme (like this mad hatter Halloween costume), your hair and makeup will not only complete the overall look, but it’s more than likely going to be the highlight.
And, hey, while you’re at it, why not book a professional photoshoot? Trust me, you will never regret an image taken, but you will most certainly regret the one you didn’t book! And with one of Photography by Misty's many talented photographers , you’ll have a blast even before the party gets started. If you’re looking just to enhance your natural beauty, it is moi who will be taking care of you. Looking for something more dramatic like Misty’s Mad Hatter look? Brittany is your girl for theatrical makeup and hair.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to be treated like one. And if that comes with a whole production? Why not?! Treat yourself.