Recently I attended the 50th birthday of one of a friend of a friend. Since I didn’t know anyone there of course I checked out everyones’ hair and sense of fashion, it’s something that us hairdressers do without even thinking about it. Luckily most had gone to a bit of trouble to look good because Miss 50 had hired a photographer to record the event which was held at the roof top bar of a Darlinghust pub, nice!
I must say that I was very impressed with this photographer as she just slipped throught the crowd and seemed to get those wonderful “real life” shots that always capture the moment better than a posed shot. She was like one of those great waiters that you don’t even realise has topped up your drink and taken away your finished dinner plate. Needless to say, my first impression was good.
This then had me thinking the next day about an article I read from The Brazen Careerist about the importance of having a good photo for your professional image, but after looking at some shots in magazines and papers I can see that some have used a photographer but thought that they could manage their own hair and make-up.
Your professional image is one of the most important aspects of your career, we all judge people by their image whether we care to admit it or not, so why take chances by not doing it right the first time? You may be wearing your best suit but it’s odds on that it’s your hair and picture quality that will get noticed, oh, and make-up for the ladies. So put your best foot forward and impress them before they even meet you.