Headshot Preparation Guide

A little bit of help

Everyone likes a bit of help, especially when it is free.  My headshot preparation guide will take you through the key steps to make you ready for your headshot session.  It will help you look your best, so we can get those killer shots of you.  There is a short excerpt in italics below, but if you click on the cover image you can read it onscreen or download to look at later.

More than one look for your headshot

While headshots are intended to present a professional appearance, there is more than one way to make your headshot work.  Headshots reflect your personality, your identity, and your brand.  However, there is more than one use for your headshot.  Headshots can be used for your CV, LinkedIn profile, company directory, an audition or even just for fun.

Depending on how you plan to use your headshots, you will need to select a look that appeals to your audience.  For instance, your company directory may require a more professional look than your LinkedIn profile, which allows for a more relaxed feel.

Professional hair and make-up appointment

Booking a professional hair and make-up appointment prior to your headshot session is recommended.  Why?  A headshot will often be your first impression, whether for employers, clients or co-workers.  Therefore you should be prepared to look like your very best self!  Professional stylists can help cover blemishes, balance skin tones, tame your hair and more, so you look and feel your absolute best.

Another added bonus of scheduling a professional hair and make-up appointment is that you do not have to worry about the details.  Instead you can sit back, relax, and focus on showing off your personality at the headshot session.  Besides helping you look your best , your professional stylists will leave you with an added level of self-confidence and belief in yourself that will radiate through your photos.

Remember, if you are using a new stylist or make-up artist, it is always a good idea to do a trial run before your headshot session.  This way you can know for sure that you are getting the look you want.  If there is anything you feel uncomfortable about, you can bring that up in the trial run, rather than scrambling when it is actually show time!

There’s more in the guide

Click on the cover image to take a look, or download it for later.  The best bit is it’s totally free.  You can’t get better than that.