WARDROBE FOR HEADSHOTS
Your hair contributes greatly to your look and the character types you might portray. Hair is also more difficult to retouch, so it is important to get it right when you shoot.
The right haircut is critical. It is vital that you have the right haircut that suits you and your character types. If you have short hair, you should shoot no later than a week after your cut.
Your hair color also strongly affects your casting. Carefully consider the best color for the roles you want to play. If you color your hair, have it done a week or so before your session. Your hair color should be fresh to avoid visible roots.
Actors will generally do their own makeup for auditions and may choose to do the same for their photo session. If you’re confident in your abilities, this is a viable option. However, if you are a woman, I highly recommend you using a talented and very skilled make-up artist. You can opt to hiring your own make-up artist or I can find one for you.
Should men hire a professional makeup artist?
The choice is up to you, whatever makes you the most comfortable.
For many men, you just want to reduce shine, and perhaps lighten under eye shadows, which you can learn to do yourself. When at all possible, men should look natural and masculine in their headshots, and not “made-up.”