Solid colors look great in headshots. Focus on one main “pop” color, either a tie or lipstick color, for example.
If going with a pattern keep it simple.
Bring two-three outfits/shirts, just in case.
Make sure that ALL clothes are ironed and pressed before the shoot. Wrinkles in clothes are difficult to Photoshop out.
Don’t worry about shoes. Be comfortable.
Bring a brush and some hair product (gel/hairspray) with you to the shoot to help calm fly-aways.
3. Makeup and Face
Leave your colored contacts at home and bring clear contacts with you. Colored contacts can look very fake in photographs.
Try not to use matte styles of makeup. It will dry out your skin.
Bring your makeup and moisturizer with you to the shoot in case your skin does get dry or you need touch-ups.
Don’t do any extreme beauty regimens right before your shoot, like facial peels, tanning or extensive exfoliating. Your skin can look very irritated.
Shave right before you leave for a shoot. Use cooling gel or aftershave to help with skin irritation.
4. Practice Makes Perfect
Before the shoot, look at your face in the mirror and see what side you like better. Everyone has a good side--find yours.
Try different expressions in the mirror. Do you look better stoic or cheerful?