Senior Week: Hair & Makeup Monday!


March 21, 2022

So you have chosen your photographer, secured your date, picked out your outfits…but have no clue what to do with your hair and makeup! Well this blog is for you! Here are some awesome hair and makeup tips and styles!

Professional Hair and Makeup

Professional hair and makeup looks amazing on camera and removes all of the stress of getting ready on your own. This is the time to treat yourself! Whether it is lash extensions or a cute styled-braid, professional hair and makeup will give you an extra boost of confidence in front of the camera, and it always stands out in photos. Some clients may feel like their professional hair and makeup is “too much” at first, since it is more than they normally wear, but to be honest, they make images pop and stand out.

To Spray Tan or Not to Spray Tan…

I’ll save you some heartache. Skip the spray tan!! Even when done by a professional, it tends to photograph with an orange hue. If you MUST tan, please, please, please wear sunscreen and watch out for tan lines with the outfits you chose. It is very hard, if not impossible to fix tan lines post-processing. Your natural skin tone is best!

Create a Variety

Consider doing half of your shoot with your styled, and the other half with your hair down. If you plan on doing this, and you are using a professional stylist, let her know your plan, and she can help show you how to keep your braid in, but to take out certain pins so that you can have a more relaxed look for your less formal outfits.

Hair and Wind

We live in Montana—wind is part of the package. Accept it and embrace it. Some of my favorite images were created with wind, and if you work with the wind it can be your best friend and give some life and movement to your shoot!

Hope these tips will help you!! Enjoy planning your shoot!

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