Hiring a stylist is not a requirement. Do your own, by all means! I would rather you do your own than hire someone who is less than stellar.
Do you need a hair stylist or a makeup artist? It’s completely up to you. It's not required. I can retouch any blemishes, stray hairs, and a list of other “issues,” so keep that in mind! All I ask is LOOK LIKE YOU, either way.
Guys: you have the option of shaving at any point during your shoot if you'd like.
Gals: If you style your hair differently depending on the character (curly and straight), then we can do that inbetween looks. You're allowed to bring your curling iron/straightener and make adjustments as you need.
If you choose to hire a hair and/or makeup artist for your session: I highly recommend the following artists below.
Either way, please let me know if you are hiring someone; I'll need to know for scheduling purposes. It usually adds 2 hrs onto your total session time. I only charge you for actual shooting time; hair and makeup time is charged separately by the stylist.
You can hire outside this list, as well, but:
*Here's what I always tell people who want to bring their own makeup artist instead of using one of the artists I'm recommending: While I don't have a problem with it, please make sure whoever you're hiring knows how to do headshot makeup. There's a huge difference between beauty, glam, and headshot makeup. It's much more work on my end to work with a MUA who doesn't know the difference, and it's more of a headache for you in the long run if you don't hire someone who can make quick changes and adjust to lighting as needed.
So, please, please, please make sure whoever you're hiring isn't going to have a problem maneuvering through these things. You need to hire someone with absolutely no ego, too; someone who you can be brutally honest with if you don't like something they do. If you hire someone who adds a lot of time to our shoot trying to communicate with them, and therefore interferes with my other shoots, it's within reason to charge extra for my time and headache.
Contact the artists directly for more information.
*All of these ladies do both hair and makeup.
Sarah Nelson - - (612) 701-4010 www.sarahnelsonmakeup.com
*Sarah's site focuses on celeb and fashion makeup, however she is happy to send you examples of her extensive headshot portfolio upon request. Great with natural makeup.
Natalie Rose - contact form via website:
Tahni Smith - - (415) 646 - 5730
Mimica Blasco - text is easiest - (714) 267-8541
email: Instagram: @micaelablasco