How should I do my hair for senior pictures? 3 tips on deciding how to do your hair.
Oh man, hair. Where to start. I have found that when I’m confident in how my hair looks, I'm a more confident person. Sometimes I like when my hair is straight. Then sometimes I like when my hair is curly. And then sometimes that high ponytail makes me feel the most beautiful. I've found that the way I prefer my hair varies on the outfit I'm wearing. So the thought of picking what hairstyle to do for senior pictures was tough. Do you ever have those same feelings? Obviously, if you do, you’re not alone and here are some pointers on deciding how to do your hair for senior pictures.
Play With Your Hair Prior to Your Shoot
Sarah Lindsay Photography offers professional hair and makeup for your VIP senior photoshoot. There are a couple tricks with hair and makeup to make your photos really pop! This is the reason we have this, to give you that extra pop of beauty!
However, it can be helpful to play with your hair prior to the day of getting your hair professionally done. One day you could put your outfits on with straight hair and see how you feel. You could throw your hair up in that low or high pony with straight hair too. Then another day throw those outfits on with curly hair and then also see what you think of it in a pony. You will likely have a gut reaction to which style of hair you love more. The fun part of either style is that if you have an outfit such as a cowl neck sweater or a sports hoodie that you like your hair in a pony more, we can plan to do that outfit at the end. This way you can throw your hair up in that pony you love and feel as beautiful as possible in all your outfits.
Consider how you could play with your hair in your photos
Hair can be a fun way to add movement in pictures. You could twirl your hair, flip your hair, brush your hands through your hair. There are so many options!! This is an important thing to think about as well. But don’t worry, there are always ways to play with your hair with any hairstyle. You might have pinterest pictures of poses you want to try that might include the way you play with your hair. This is why it's important to think about! Also, sometimes twirling hair can feel more authentic when it is curled or it might be easier to rub your hands through your hair when it's straight since it's not as ratty. It's important to consider how confident you will feel while playing with your hair with the specific hairstyle.
Go With What Makes You Feel the Most Confident
Ultimately, this is the most important tip. When you feel confident, it shines through your images. Go with what you want. Focus on what makes you feel the most beautiful and what your vision is. Don’t let other people influence what you want. I know this can be tough with social media, but we want to capture the authentic you that feels the most confident. That is our main goal!! So, at the end of the day when it comes to picking your hairstyle, go with what makes YOU feel the best.
6/3/2021 05:52:12 pm
My cousin has been thinking about getting some pictures of her daughter for her senior year because she is graduating. She would really like to get some help from a professional in order to make sure that they turn out better. I liked what you said about how she should play with her hair because there are a lot of options, and it can look really nice.
6/3/2021 06:33:38 pm
Hi Adam! I'm so glad this was helpful. Please share it with her!
11/10/2021 03:36:30 pm
Wash your hair regularly to ensure that scalp and hair are free from dirt and excess oil. Always use chemical free shampoos, condition correctly, dry your hair naturally and oil your hair properly.
11/10/2021 03:49:52 pm
Thanks for these tips Kelly!
My mom will be turning 60 this coming Decemeber. We wanted to hire professionals to have senior pictures taken, so we can use them for the party we wanted to host for her. So the tip you gave regarding twirling the hair or flipping it to add movement to the pictures would be helpful for her to be more comfortable in front of the camera.
5/12/2022 04:02:20 pm
Hi Mia, I'm so glad these tips are helpful!
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