Do I really need hair/makeup done for my photoshoot?

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One of the most common questions I get asked is - do I need to have my hair and makeup done for my professional headshot session? The answer is most often YES. For a few reasons. One, you're making the investment in the session and in your time devoted to the session. When you hire an experienced professional hair and/or makeup artist, they will know what kind of makeup works best for the camera. They will take care of those stray hairs. The key words here are "experienced professoinal." But, not to worry, this is not meant to make you look COMPLETELY different. However, you do want a look that is a little elevated from your everyday look - yet natural. This recent headshot portrait above taken in our outdoor studio in Pleasanton, is another beautiful example of that natural look done by our favorite local hair and makeup artist Kristi Heffelfinger.

If you are unsure of what direction to go in, another tip is to perhaps meet with the hair and makeup artist in advance. Perhaps have a trial-run with it all to make sure that on the day of your photoshoot it's exactly what you are expecting.

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