SIDE POSING KEY POINTS
THINGS TO AVOID:
- Do not have your client standing like they are getting arrested and are getting their mugshot done.
- When the client's body is facing you, do not have them turn their head all the way to the side (chin to shoulder). That is too far and looks odd in photos.
- Do not let your client tilt their head UP, or BACK. Most clients say they do that so they don't have a "double chin", that angle actually looks WORSE.
- Do not have a client look ALL the way down. This makes them look sad and unhappy to have got their hair done.
- Do not have a clients arms dangling to the side, or crossed in the front
- A client will naturally want to look up, if you allow them to look UP or even OUT they will look annoyed in all of your photos. (If they smile AND look up, they will look terrified.)
ADJUSTMENTS TO MAKE WITH SIDE PHOTOS:
- The client's head should be facing 45 degrees to the side.
- Once the client turns 45 degrees to the side, have them tilt their head down.
- A client's arms should be held behind their back, or thumbs in pockets
- Have a client look towards the floor. You don't want their eyes fully closed, looking down allows for a more natural pose.
- Fluff the hair!! If you see any curls that are stuck together you can use a round brush to separate them.
- When prepping for a photo, you want MORE volume (to a limit), you don't want the hair to look flat.