You don’t need to use Photoshop or other high tech software programs to make your hair look great in pictures. Having a Brazilian keratin hair straightening treatment already will give you a gorgeous, luscious head of hair. All you have to do is know how to make the most of it.
Here, then, are some tips for making your hair look glamorous for it’s closeup:
- Don’t Use Your Hair as a Mask — You may be proud of the way your hair looks, but the last thing you want to do is to hide behind it. Try tucking your hair behind one ear to accentuate your eyes and better balance the photograph. Letting just one side of your hair show is a great way to show off straight hair, a new color, glossy shine or layers that can frame your face.
- Hide the Hairspray — Hairspray may keep everything in place, but it doesn’t photograph well. The best photos show movement of the hair. To keep your hair manageable without hairspray, use static dryer sheets to tame wild strands. Bobby pins are also helpful for keeping your hair in place while keeping out of sight in the final photo.
- Use a Lighting Pro — The most important element –and the biggest thing that can go wrong — when photographing hair is the lighting. Don’t leave it up to chance when taking pictures of your hair. The built-in flash on your Instamatic just isn’t going to cut it. To look your best, you need to leave the lighting up to a pro. It can make all the difference in the world on how the final product turns out.
- The Bigger, the Better — When it comes to photographing hair, volume looks much better than flat hair that just lies there. Try flipping your hair upside down or combing your fingers through it to add volume to your hair before having your picture taken.