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WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR HEADSHOT TAKEN, IT IS IMPORTANT TO LOOK YOURSELF... LOOK RELAXED... AND LET YOUR PLEASING, LIKEABLE PERSONALITY SHOW THROUGH! ALSO, PROJECT THAT SELF ASSURANCE, ENERGY, AND VIBRANCE THAT YOU HAVE. LAUGH... HAVE FUN... AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, SMILE!!! EVEN IF YOU HAVE BRACES OR MISSING TEETH.

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Photo by ALAN ASCHER

Photo by ALAN ASCHER

WEAR YOUR HAIR IN A NATURAL STYLE, KEEPING YOUR HAIR BRUSHED AWAY AND OUT OF YOUR FACE, WITHOUT USING ANY HAIRSTYLING PRODUCTS SUCH AS GELS OR MOUSSE. THE REASON FOR THIS, IS THAT WHEN THE HEADSHOT IS TAKEN, THE GEL OR MOUSSE THAT IS IN YOUR HAIR, WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR SHOW UP AS BEING DIRTY, AND THUS NOT CONVEY THE GOOD CLEAN IMAGE YOU ARE TRYING TO PROJECT TO THE TALENT AGENT OR CASTING DIRECTOR. DON'T USE IT. INSTEAD, FIND AND USE A HAIRSTYLE THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE HAIRSTYLING PRODUCTS TO MAINTAIN. IF YOU MUST USE A HAIRSPRAY, USE IT SPARINGLY AND USE THE TYPE THAT GOES ON INVISIBLY AND LOOKS NATURAL.

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Photo by ALAN ASCHER

Photo by ALAN ASCHER

BE VERY CONSERVATIVE WITH THE USE OF JEWELRY. DO NOT WEAR ANY IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST WEAR SOME, ONLY WEAR STUD TYPE EARRINGS. REMEMBER... JEWELRY DETRACTS FROM THE LOOK YOU ARE TRYING TO PROJECT ON YOUR HEADSHOT.

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Photo by ALAN ASCHER

Photo by ALAN ASCHER

REMEMBER... MOST OF THE TIME, YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT WITH TALENT AGENTS AND CASTING DIRECTORS... SO DRESS YOURSELF UP FROM HEAD TO TOE, AND MAKE SURE THAT YOUR HEADSHOT HAS THE LOOK THAT MAKES A STATEMENT ABOUT YOU, AND LEAVES A VERY POSITIVE AND LASTING IMPRESSION.

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"HOLLYWOOD"

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Photo by ALAN ASCHER

SOME FINAL NOTES ON HEADSHOTS: HEADSHOTS NEED TO BE KEPT CURRENT. IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE THEM REDONE EVERY YEAR OR SO, OR WHEN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING HAPPEN:

a) YOU CHANGE YOUR LOOK. (CUT OR DYE YOUR HAIR, ETC.) SINCE AGENTS AND CASTING DIRECTORS CALL YOU IN FOR AUDITIONS BASED ON YOUR HEADSHOT. THEY DO NOT LIKE IT WHEN YOUR HEADSHOT IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU NOW LOOK LIKE. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR LOOK - REDO YOUR HEADSHOT!

b) YOUR HEADSHOT FAILS TO GET ANY RESPONSE. IF YOU'RE AN ACTOR, AND THE HEADSHOTS YOU ARE USING ARE NOT WORKING FOR YOU, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO RESHOOT YOUR HEADSHOTS USING A COMPLETELY NEW LOOK. THIS WILL HELP YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO AGENTS AND CASTING DIRECTORS IN A WHOLE NEW LOOK.

Photo by ALAN ASCHER

Photos by ALAN ASCHER



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