Behind the Portrait + Hair Style Tips

When having family portraits or business portraits professionally taken there is a ton of planning that goes into preparing for your photo shoot; a common question I get from clients is ” What do I do with my hair?!”  Luckily Sarah Heidsma of Prova Salon in Scottsdale, AZ has offered up some tips + ideas about styling your hair for your photography session.

Hair Style Tips from Sarah Heidsma at Prova Salon taken by lisa d. photography phoenix photographer


Trends have changed over the years. Women are going with a much more natural timeless look. If you are posing for an outdoor photography session, it may be windy or humid, so pinning some hair back is always a good decision. This does not mean slicked back hair with tight, hairspray encrusted, curls. Again, think natural.

+ Create loose, piecey, curls with a 1 ½ inch barrel curling iron then pull and twirl each curl loose with a light pomade or serum.

Give yourself a beach wave by diffusing a curl and smoothing with curl cream. (Both of these curls look soft and elegant with one or both sides swept back with pins or a flower)

If curl is not your thing or if you would like to go with an edgier look; try the flat iron.

+ When wearing your hair down and straight always be sure to round brush smooth before you flat iron.

+Flat iron all the way to the scalp for stick straight, edgy locks and mid strand to ends for a more volumus look.

If your photo shoot is for your wedding, call Prova salon and set up a trial appointment with Sarah to make sure your special day is exactly how you had envisioned it.  Bring magazine photos to discuss how certain looks work with your face shape.


Contact Sarah Heidsma at Prova Salon

4912 E Shea Blvd # 112
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-4185
(480) 778-1543

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