4 Appointments to Make Before Your Senior Pictures | How Should I prepare for My Senior Pictures? | Tips for Getting Ready for Senior Pictures
Senior photoshoots take a lot of preparation. Preparation includes the act of scheduling senior pictures, planning outfits, and then things such scheduling those beauty appointments. Things you might not have necessarily have thought of when planning to have a memorable photoshoot. Now that your photoshoot is in sight when to schedule those haircuts, waxes, manicures might be a question you are asking yourself. For this reason, we have a list of 4 appointments you should complete a few days to a week in advance! Completing these things prior to your shoot will ensure that you look and feel your best!
1. Schedule your hair cut/color 1-2 weeks before your Senior Pictures
When should I get my hair cut or colored before my Senior Pictures?
Fresh haircuts and/or fresh color can make you feel like a new person. There’s no denying that. However, it is important to have your hair done about a week or two before your scheduled photoshoot. By doing this it ensures that your color has set in and that you are confident in the way you look with your updated hair! We recommend not drastically changing your hair prior to your photoshoot. This is because we want to avoid any sudden changes that could change how confident you are in your appearance and how beautiful you feel. However, if you got your hair done a week prior and you had some concerns about the outcome… you would have some time to try and “fix” it before the photoshoot.
2. Schedule your manicure and pedicure 1-3 days before your Senior Pictures
When should I get my nails done before my senior pictures?
If you are a person who never wears nail polish, don’t feel like you have to get a manicure or pedicure. If you are a person who always has their nails done, make sure you get your nails done before your shoot. You don’t want grown out polish! If you are a person who feels more confident having your nails done, then go have yourself a spa day!
We recommend that if you are going to get a manicure and/or pedicure to schedule it for a few days in advance. One reason we recommend getting a manicure is because your hands are visible in a lot of your images. A lot of the poses will include your hands. Hands can draw attention to your most loved parts of your body and add dimension to your shoot. Because of this, we want you to feel confident in how, especially, your nails look. We also don’t want you feeling stressed about time on the day of your photoshoot, so although it may sound like a good idea to get your nails done on the day of your shoot, appointments can run late, the color can be wrong, and other things can happen. Getting them done a few days earlier will relieve some of that day of stress that you might feel.
3. Schedule your spray tan at least 5 days before your Senior Pictures
Should I get a spray tan before my senior pictures?
Having that summer glow can give you so much confidence. That rich skin tone that might make your freckles pop. Or that tan that takes away those sport tan lines. We get it. Being tan is a confidence booster! Your form of tanning may differ based on the time of your photos. For example, in the winter you may choose a spray tan whereas in the summer you might just lay out in the sun for a few hours each day. If you chose a spray tan, make sure you book that appointment 5 days prior to your shoot. There is a chance that your spray tan may not turn out the shade you want or may be splotchy. If this is the case, doing this days prior to your shoot will ensure that some of that color will fade creating a more natural tan. The last thing we want is you feeling self conscious- we want you to feel amazing!
4. Schedule your eyebrow/lip wax 7 days before your Senior Pictures
When should I get my eyebrows waxed before my senior pictures?
Sadly, as girls, we have probably all heard beauty is pain. This is one of those appointments that personally I couldn’t agree with that statement more. Even though I feel like a new person after I get my eyebrows/lip waxed, it doesn't change the fact that it hurts like hell. Maybe that's true of you too. If you are one to get your eyebrows and/or lip waxed, make sure you schedule for a week out. You don’t want that red, irritated skin to show up in your images. Or if you happen to have a small breakout from the wax, you might want time for those to disappear as well. Completing this appointment a week early will give your skin time to rebound and you won't have to worry about that redness/blemish appearing on camera! (But if you do have some acne, don't panic, that's what Photoshop is for!)
These are the top 4 appointments we would strongly recommend completing a few days to a week in advance. By doing this it ensures that you feel the most confident and most beautiful for your senior photoshoot!
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1/7/2022 03:33:38 am
I appreciate you mentioning that it is necessary to have your hair done about a week or two before your scheduled senior pictures to ensure that your color has set in and that you are confident in the way you look with your updated hair. My daughter is having her senior pictures soon, and this is a very good article to share with her, so her preparations are all in place. I should look for a senior photographer that can provide unique ideas for my daughter's photoshoot.
1/7/2022 10:39:46 am
Hi Victoria! I'm so glad you found this article helpful! The last thing we want is for anyone in front of the camera to feel un-confident. You'll find a photographer with unique ideas for your daughter's shoot. If you're in Colorado, we'd be happy to help!
8/9/2022 05:13:55 pm
That makes sense that you would want to get your nails done before senior portraits. There are a lot of hand shots in those pictures. I'll have to make sure I schedule my daughter's pedicure session before the pictures.
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