Benefits of having a professional makeup/hair stylist for your headshot!

These images were straight out of the camera, un-retouched screen shots of my client Janelle. She chose my headshot package that includes a professional hair and makeup stylist. The benefit of having a pro stylist is that you’ll look your best straight out of the camera. Limiting any major retouching and giving you more usable images because you already look amazing! What I take care of in retouching is any fly aways, skin imperfections or blemishes that makeup couldn’t cover, and some tweaks in post to make your image pop. The idea is to make you look like the best version of you. Janelle wanted a professional and casual headshot, I’m sure you can tell which is which based on the styling. 

Even if you’re savvy with makeup yourself, makeup for photo shoots is different and actually requires more makeup to counter the bright lights. Janelle, like many have concerns at first when they’re seeing the makeup application as it’s more drastic than what they normally wear. A stylist used to working on photo shoots knows the balance to achieve beautiful natural looking makeup. And as always, we’re here for you. If you want us to tone things down or turn up a notch we’re happy to do so. Achieving a great headshot is a team effort. 

Photos by Jackie Garcia Photography
Hair & Makeup by Zara Korutz 
Shot at Softbox Studio in Fairfax, VA


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