Tips for Prepping Your Hair for Your Boudoir Photoshoot
If you’re thinking about doing a boudoir shoot, you’re probably already a bit nervous. These kinds of shoots can take you out of your comfort zone. But one of the biggest mistakes prospective models make is spending too little time on their hair. While you want the perfect outfits and makeup, don’t forget about your hair.
Make Sure It’s Healthy
Making sure your hair is healthy can help it look its best on the day of the photoshoot. There are a lot of things that you can do to prevent hair deterioration. Try and condition it frequently, limit heat use, and trim it often. As you get closer to the day of the shoot, do a hair mask to add shine and help hair appear healthier. If you use hair products to boost the health of your hair, it’s best to get them at a salon instead of online.
Know What Styles You Like Best for You
As you think about your boudoir makeup, hair, and outfits, you must think about each of these aspects from multiple angles. As you think about which hairstyles you’re interested in, do a practice session beforehand. Do the hairstyle and then take multiple photos from multiple angles.
Whereas in other photoshoots where you typically capture the front or maybe the side of your face, a boudoir shoot will often have photos from a much greater variety of angles. Knowing what your hair looks like from these angles will help you pick the best style for you.
Plan for Your Hair to Get Messed Up
Unlike the majority of other photoshoots, a boudoir photoshoot involves more intense posing. You may be lying on your back or putting your hands in your hair. As such, you must think about the possibility that your hair could get messed up.
Alternatively, if you want to have a relatively elaborate up-do style of hair when you take your photos, communicate that wish to your photographer. You just want to do your research beforehand to know which kind of photos and poses you would like to create and then analyze the models’ hair in those photos to make sure that your hair and photo goals align.
Figuring out which hairstyle will look the best for your shoot can be difficult. You’ll want to not only work to have healthy hair, but you’ll also want to think carefully about all the different hairstyles you could go with. In the end, experiment with a variety of different options; you may surprise yourself and end up liking something you wouldn’t have expected.
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