Having your hair & make-up done is a nice way to unwind and flip through some posing guides before your session. There are a handful of artists I work with that we can book for your session. Hair and makeup usually takes about an hour and this time is not included in your session time.
Arrive with a fresh, clean face (no makeup) that has been moisturized. False eyelashes and glue are available for purchase and application ($10). If you had a specific kind of lashes that you prefer, please bring them and they can be applied. The stylist has an incredible selection of makeup colors and will work with you to create a look. For those of you who are very particularly about the makeup, or if you have allergies, feel free to bring some of your own providing it has no SPF.
Arrive with your hair ready to be styled – it should be dry. The stylist will have curling irons and a flat iron, hairspray and bobby pins. Hair is usually worn down for these sessions – think about soft waves and curls – or add a little more volume than usual.
If you do opt to do your own makeup and styling, keep the following in mind:
Hair styles should be SIMPLE and MUST be off the face. Hair falling down onto the sides of the face (currently very much in style) create distracting shadows. Bangs that come down too low onto the face will keep light from getting into the subject’s eyes – the very most important part of the face. Eye makeup should be blended – no sharp demarcation lines between colors. AVOID WHITE above or below the eyes. It does not photograph well. Too much color above and below the eyes attracts attention to itself. It actually takes attention AWAY from the eyes, rather than attracting the viewer to the eyes. Foundation makeup should be blended at the jawline, so that there is no demarcation between the face and the neck.
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