How To Do Your Hair + Makeup For Your Branding Shoot

Charlotte branding photographer


If you have a branding photoshoot coming up, you’ll want to make sure you look your best. Your hair and makeup are an important part of your overall appearance, so it’s important to prepare in advance. My #1 suggestion is always to hire a professional so that you’re not rushed on shoot day AND so that you can look like your most polished self.  Trained professionals can make you look like an enhanced version of yourself and know what looks work best for a professional photoshoot.  But I know sometimes hiring a professional isn’t feasible so in these instances here are some tips on how to do your hair and makeup for a branding photoshoot:

  1. Start with a clean slate: Make sure your hair and face are clean and moisturized before you begin. Use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or oil from your face, and apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. For your hair, use a shampoo and conditioner that’s appropriate for your hair type, and consider using a deep conditioning treatment if your hair is dry or damaged.
  2. Choose your makeup wisely: For a branding photoshoot, you’ll want to choose makeup that enhances your natural features without overpowering them. Stick to neutral shades for your eyes and lips, and use a foundation that matches your skin tone. Don’t forget to apply a primer before your foundation to help it stay in place, and use a setting spray to keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the day.
  3. Consider your outfit: Your hair and makeup should complement your outfit, so choose your clothing wisely. If you’re wearing a bold outfit, you may want to keep your hair and makeup more understated, while a simple outfit can be paired with more dramatic hair and makeup.
  4. Practice, practice, practice: Before the day of your photoshoot, practice your hair and makeup to make sure you’re happy with the results. YouTube has some great tutorials and if you begin practicing a few weeks before your session takes place you can easily apply your look on shoot day.  Take a few selfies to see how you look in different lighting, and make any necessary adjustments.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a hair and makeup look that’s perfect for your branding photoshoot. Remember to have fun and be confident in front of the camera!


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