HEADSHOTS in LOS ANGELES
- Be well rested and healthy.
- Drink lots of water and get a little exercise the days before your shoot.
- Be Relaxed
Please wear your makeup as you do when you go out to a dinner or job interview.
Your headshot should look like you on your very best day. There is no need to do anything different or new with your makeup for a headshot session. We’ll make adjustments just before we shoot if needed.
Do bring –
- A small makeup kit
- compact mirror
- concealer/ foundation
- hairspray / product
- VISINE Eye Drops
- LIP GLOSS
Solid colors in tones that complement your skin, hair and eyes. What you would wear to an audition or professional interviews is what you should wear in your headshot.
- Three or four distinct looks are good to have. Sporty, Casual, Formal, Business.
- Layers give us more options. (i.e., ribbed knit tops, light cardigan, ties, or jackets.)
Go through your closet and play with different looks. What kind of roles have you been called in for? What kind of roles do you want?
Do – Clean and press your clothes. They should look close to new.
DON’T WEAR – stripes, busy patterns, shirts with logos or prints, excessive cleavage, big jewelry, anything that can be read.
The headshot is about you not your clothes.
Groom your beard or facial hair so that lines are clean. You’ll shave your face during the shoot for another look.
- Shaving kit
- Hair Product
Bonnie Gillespie has great advice on the business of acting. Go through her archive for more on headshots.
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