"A new hairstyle is like a new relationship: it makes you giddy, confident, and excited."
A bad hair day can ruin your entire day, but a GOOD hair day? It will have you strutting the streets like a diva! There is such a confidence boost and atmosphere change when having a fabulous hair day. When the hair is on point everything else will come together. This is the power of hair and that's why makeovers for photo sessions are so much fun and integral to creating a drop-dead gorgeous photo.
There are so many things you can do with your hair that many times you may enter at a loss, or even beforehand stress about how there's nothing that can be done with your hair. While I'm not a hairstylist, I do know how to match styles, genres, and tones for a stunning photo. I have seven go-to hairstyles that are my favorite because they are timeless and work for any type of boudoir photoshoot.
The "let your hair hang loose"
This is a perfect low-maintenance hairstyle. It's minimal and simple. It gives an air of effortlessness that works well with any aesthetic.
The pin curls and finger waves
If I had the head shape for finger waves, I would wear it all the time! The hairstyles from the 1920s and 1940s are some of my absolute favorites. While classic and vintage pin curls and finger waves do bring an iconic look to any modern or contemporary glam boudoir shoot. They are stunning with any hair color and texture.
The twist, braids and locs
For an of my naturals dedicated to protecting their hair, you can totally knock out a boudoir shoot with protective styles. You can even dress them up a little if so desired. This is another styling that brings effortlessness and at the same time ethereal to a shoot.
The "soft and romantic"
This can be done in an up-do or a down-do. The soft and romantic look does wonders for gentle and dreamy shoots, outdoors, and all white, earth tones, or monochrome sets. It also adds a whimscal look to painterly and fine art boudoir portraits.
The "big and curly"
As one with curly hair, this is a personal favorite of mine. Sometimes (well, most of the time), we try to tame our hair, but sometimes we just need to let it do what it does and be free. A simple wash and go, twist out or braid out will let your natural hair shine as is. For finer texture hairs, put in those big curlers, add hair spray, and fluff those curls to life.