Headshot Session Info & Tips

Here's a few things to keep in mind and take the stress out of getting ready for your headshot photography session. | Bay area Headshot Company | San Francisco Bay Area | 1501 Powell St, Suite N, Emeryville, CA | 510-560-5480 | studio@bayareaheadshotcompany.com


The more prepared you are for your headshot photo session, the better your session results will be. Hair and makeup, the clothes you wear and your attitude have a great impact on the outcome of your photos. From a casual look to a business look, the secret is to know your style and dress with confidence. Here are some tips on makeup and styling to get the best results possible during your photo session.


We highly recommend that you work with a professional hair and makeup stylist that is skilled with makeup for photoshoots. We work with a team of professionals that are skilled in delivering the best results for headshot photography sessions.

If you choose to do hair and makeup yourself, aim for a natural makeup look that makes you look like the best version of yourself.

Stay away from using mineral makeup and makeup products with SPF, silica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as it can create foundation flashback which is a very unattractive glow and shine on the skin. 

Perfect Natural Headshot Makeup

How Should a Women's Business Suit Fit?


We strongly recommend that you get a haircut and groomed before your headshot or portrait photo session. At the studio, we can supply a translucent face powder that reduces shine and help reduce skin imperfections. 

If you are planning to wear a suit and a tie, here's a few tips to help you look sharp for your photo session.

How to Know if a Suit Fits

How to Tie a Windsor Knot


Pick a color palette that suits your skin tone as well as your brand. We recommend that you bring 3 to 4 outfits to your photo session so you can have multiple options to choose from. Bring even more options if you are scheduled for a branding or portrait session. 

Is your skin warm or cool?

Which colors work for your skin tone