Question: What do I need to prepare/bring? Makeup? Hair? Different outfits? Props?
Answer: I’ll leave the props for a separate answer. Firstly, let’s talk about…
CLOTHES, HAIR, MAKE UP & BLING
My clients usually ask me what I recommend that they wear. I always answer the same way – wear what you always wear. By which I mean, not your pajamas and favorite Queen t-shirt with the holes in it, but dress how you would dress if we were going to meet up for the first time. Not too over the top in your best dinner suit & bow tie but enough of an effort that you don’t look like you just rolled out of bed, know what I mean?
I will happily help you pick your clothing; you can send me photos of your outfits and I will give you my (honest & helpful) opinion!
Because our aim is for you to present yourself honestly; to make sure you show up as YOU!
“Personal Branding is not about pretending to be a perfect person. It’s being real to the world with your flaws and fortes.”
Bernard Kelvin Clive
If your hair can be done once & then never need touching again, great! (i’m not jealous at all). If it tends to look a bit wild OR floppy as the day rolls on, bring with you the necessary hairbrush/comb/serum/spray to keep the hair-situ from going pear-shaped. Also, bear in mind that it is much easier for you to color your hair in real life than it is for me to have it Photoshopped it afterward (we all know by now how i feel about Photoshop.)
If you never paint your nails, don’t start now but make sure they look clean & groomed. If you only usually wear light makeup, stick with that but bring your makeup bag with in case you need to re-apply.
Jewelry can be a really fun addition to your images, and often adds an exciting pop of color & texture, so if you wear it, bring a few choices with you so we can pick together!
We want to see the real, authentic YOU; not the ‘you’ that we have been seeing in your old & very over-used headshot from your job back in corporate 10 years ago. We want to see quirky-you, fun-you, brilliant-you…
“Brand the real you. Be brutally, authentically, honestly you and you will win with the people that matter.” – Tom Ferry