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What to wear AS A professional FOR YOUR headshots

When preparing for a headshot as a professional, it's important to project professionalism, competence, and approachability. Here are some tips on what to wear for your headshot:

For Men:

  1. Suit: A well-fitted, classic suit in a neutral colour like navy, dark grey, or black. Avoid overly bright or flashy colours.
  2. Shirt: A crisp, white or light-coloured dress shirt. A light blue is also a good option.
  3. Tie: A conservative tie in a solid colour or simple pattern. Avoid overly bold or novelty ties.
  4. Grooming: Ensure your hair is neat and facial hair (if any) is well-groomed. Pay attention to your overall grooming, including a clean shave or a neatly trimmed beard.

For Women:

  1. Suit or Blazer: Wear a well-fitted blazer or suit jacket in a neutral colour such as black, navy, or grey. Pair it with a skirt or trousers.
  2. Blouse: A simple, elegant blouse in a neutral or light colour. Avoid overly bright colours or complex patterns.
  3. Accessories: Keep jewellery minimal and understated. Simple stud earrings or a small necklace can work well.
  4. Grooming: Keep your hair clean and neat. Use natural makeup that enhances your features without being too bold. Your nails should be clean and manicured. If you colour them, choose a neutral tone.

General Tips:

  1. Fit and Comfort: Make sure your clothes fit well and you feel comfortable. Avoid anything too tight or too loose.
  2. Simplicity: Less is more. Keep your outfit simple and professional to avoid distractions.
  3. Neutral Colors: Stick to neutral colours which are universally flattering and project a professional image.
  4. Wrinkle-Free: Ensure your clothes are clean and wrinkle-free. A polished look is crucial.
  5. Posture: Pay attention to your posture during the photo shoot. Stand or sit up straight to convey confidence and professionalism.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your headshot presents you as a credible and trustworthy professional. The next step is finding the right headshot photographer.


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