Professional hair and makeup styling services
Updated: Oct 4
During my time specializing in headshots and business portraits, I've noticed that hiring a professional hair and makeup stylist before a session helps to create the great experience and the best final photos. It takes away the worry and pressure of doing your own hair and makeup and it gives you time to relax and be pampered before your headshot session. Stylists who have worked on photo or film shoots have perfected techniques to help you look your best in photos.
Unless I'm working on a commercial or editorial job, hair and makeup fees ($150 for hair and makeup styling, $100 for either service separately) are paid directly to the stylists. If you would like your stylist to stay during the session to help with touch ups or a second "look" the cost is $50 an hour.
Steps for adding hair and makeup.
1. Sign the proposal and paid for half your session.
2. Let me know that you want to add hair and makeup services.
3. I will find a talented hair and makeup artist for your session date and time.
4. I will send you an introductory email so that you can arrange for payment and send 2-3 inspiration images for how you'd like your hair and makeup done.
5. Look for a calendar invite so you know exactly what time you are meeting them.
All of these hair and makeup artists are personable, fun and extremely talented at what they do. They are experienced with all tones and types of skin (oily, dry, combination etc.)
Ashley Skelly works in the film industry as a hair and makeup stylist and does some costume and wardrobe work as well. Here's a link to her some of her recent work.
Niq is an amazing makeup artist with years of experience in brand photo makeup, bridal, special occasion makeup. Here's a link to see more of her work.
Marina Soto has an extensive portfolio in both editorial and film/TV work. She does both hair and makeup. Here's a link to her work.
Amber Actaboski works in editorial and in the film industry. She also does special effects makeup. Here's a link to her portfolio.
Bonus resource! Several of my clients have used stylists at Blo's Midtown location next to Whole Foods on Ponce de Leon Ave. This location is about 15 minute drive from my studio. They have a great online booking system for hair and makeup styling. Let your stylist know that you are having headshots taken, and you want a natural look as if you are going to a job interview.