Communicating with your photographer -
Another important step is communicating with your photographer. You want to tell them what you are looking for and make sure that you are on the same page. If you can, send through some inspiration images of photos that you like. This could be posing, lighting or hair and makeup inspiration and will help your photographer get a good idea of what you are after. If you have a backdrop colour choice or any other preferences, letting your photographer know beforehand will help save time on the shoot day.
Hair and Makeup -
If you are wanting to have your hair and makeup professionally done, most headshot photographers will have this as an optional ad on. If they don’t, enquire if they have any recommendations. Once you have booked in your makeup artist (whether via the photographer or on your own) arrive to the shoot barefaced. If you have any inspiration bring it along to the shoot to ensure that you and the makeup artist are on the same page. I would recommend a natural look, enhancing your features in a subtle way. You want to look like yourself as clients are going to want to know what you look like.