When booking an actor headshot session, it’s important to consider the artist’s style and experience. After all, your headshots will be the first thing casting directors see when they go through piles of submissions.

And, before you hire your Hair and Makeup artist, it is important to choose the right person for your headshots. Hair and makeup plays a vital role in creating that perfect actor headshot. It doesn’t only affect how you look in your photo, but also how much light reflects off of your skin in the picture. This extra lighting causes wrinkles and other signs of ageing to be minimized, giving your headshots a more youthful look.

Professional Hair and Makeup Artists have been working on actors for years. That means they know the best techniques to use in order to create top quality actor headshots. Hair and makeup styles can vary depending upon your preferences; some people prefer natural looks for their headshots, while others want an edgier look. Hair and makeup artists understand what it takes to create that perfect actor headshot you are looking for, no matter the theme of your session.

Your headshots are often considered your calling card to get in the door at an agency or audition, so it’s important that they represent you and your type accurately. It is also critical that your headshots be current, having been taken within 6 months of submission, so it looks like you are still working. Many casting directors will not look at submissions past 6 months old.

Name Instagram Pricing
Rie Ogura @rieogura_makeup
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$300 for hair & makeup for 2 hours
+ $100 per additional hour
Angela DeCicco @angeladeciccomua
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$200 for makeup
+ $50 per hairstyle
Bridie Coughlan @bridieartist $200 for makeup
+ $50 per hairstyle
Lindsay Lavin @looksbylavin Female identifying clients
$225 for hair styling & makeup
$175 for makeup only
Male identifying clients
$150 – hair and makeup
Jody Formica @jodyformica $200 for makeup for 1-hour pre-shoot, 1 look
+ $50 for hair
$300 for up to 4 hours – pre- & during the shoot
Jennifer Vega @jennifervegamakeup $200 for hair styling & makeup

Please note: prices may change at the artists’ discretion. Fee should be confirmed and paid directly to the HMUA.

If you are a Hair and Makeup artist and would like to be included in list of Recommended Artists please get in touch with full details.

ARTIST ORDER: These artists are NOT listed in any particular order as each has their own style and it is up to you, the client, as to the look and feel that you would like to achieve. Titania, my stylist and I would be very happy to work with you to choose, and/or book the best fit for your session if you’re unsure.

Please note: these artists can be booked up to one month ahead.