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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Do's For Your Do

Celebrity Hair Stylist and Nexxus Creative Director Kevin Mancuso is often sought out for his expert advice in the Media. His How-To's always catch my eye and ear...they just make sense. This is the guy after all who taught me how to trim my own bangs! I recently shared a TotalBeauty Bit about how to take a good photograph. Kevin takes this one step further by sharing his insights on how to style your hair, particularly for a portrait session.

“In my experience, I’ve noticed that women either over do it or don’t do enough to prepare for a photo shoot. Try to go for a more natural look when preparing for your headshot to ensure the photograph captures the best and most beautiful version of you.” – Kevin Mancuso, Nexxus Creative Director

Prepping Hair for the Shoot
· Try to get a trim or haircut a week or so before the shoot, so hair looks healthy.
· If you color your hair, make sure your roots are done. You should also use a color protecting shampoo and conditioner, like Nexxus Dualiste, before the shoot to maintain the color and keep hair looking vibrant.

Styling the Day of the Shoot:
· Try pulling hair in front of shoulders for close shots to help elongate your face and instantly make you look thinner.
· Avoid tightly pulled back hair since it can make you look harsh and unapproachable.
· A flattering amount of body will always make hair look healthy and natural. Try using a volumizing mousse, like Nexxus Thermal Volume, before blow-drying to protect hair from heat damage and help build bounce.

What to Wear:
· Pick clothes that are flattering to not only your body type, but also your hairstyle. Big collars are a major “don’t” with down hairstyles, and low-cut shirts should be avoided when working an updo.

Like I said, great advice, good common sense. Thank you!!!

I am ready for my close up Mr. DeMille, I mean Mancuso.


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