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There is a saying that your hair is your crowning glory, and in so many ways, that’s undeniably true.
On the one hand, your hair signifies your health. For example, you can tell that you’re probably under a lot of stress if it starts falling out. Additionally, if you constantly experience hair loss, you might have an underlying medical condition, such as telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, or other conditions.
On the other hand, your hair also signifies — and amplifies — your beauty. You can catch the attention of everyone in the room when you have great hair. And when you style your hair in a way that complements your facial features or your outfit, then you will appear put together.
But how exactly do you make your hair look so perfect, especially for photos? Well, here are some things that you can do.With most pictures ending up on social media, the pressure’s on to not only look our best in person, but also in front of the lens. Here's how to make your hair be the star of the show!Click To Tweet
Make Your Hairstyle Visible
Before you take a photo of yourself, you would need to style your hair first. And it would be best if you chose a clearly visible style and one that you can show off.
In other words, you’ll most likely look great if your hair hangs loosely around your face. That way, the hair will be on full display when you snap a photo.
Choose a Clean Background
When it comes to a hair selfie, the whole focus is — of course — the hair. You need to choose a clean background for your photo because messy backgrounds will only detract the viewers’ attention from your hair.
For this reason, you must look for a clean background — like a white wall. That way, your hair really stands out.
Find Your “Good Side”
One thing you’ve probably heard about the art of selfie-taking is that there is a thing called “a good angle.” At first, it might be easy to dismiss that statement, but it’s actually true — everyone has an angle that makes them look great in photos.
As such, you need your good side, aka the side that makes you look extra photogenic. This could be the camera slightly off to one side of the face or just above your brow line.
Take Advantage of Good Lighting
Good lighting is arguably the make-or-break element of any photo session. You may look like a goddess with your hair, but if the lighting is terrible, then all your efforts will be for nothing.
Because of this, you must take your selfie under good lighting. Natural light from the sun is the ideal choice because it makes you glow, thus highlighting all your stunning features.
But that said, artificial lighting — such as lighting fixtures in your room or the bathroom — can work just as fine as well. You just have to make sure that there is enough illumination around you and that you’re facing the light source.
Use a Good App to Edit Your Pictures
This advice may be a contentious one for many people, but before you choose to ignore this one, you should hear it out first.
Good selfies indeed look natural and candid — they aren’t overladen with filters and other special effects. That said, one filter or effect can’t hurt. It might be able to enhance your photo from simply good to stunning.
For that reason, to achieve perfect hair, you can use an app to change hair color in a photo — or any other aspect of your hair, like flyaways or frizz. Getting a photo-editing app will save a lot of trouble.
Your hair may be your crowning glory, but it’s still tough to style it in a way that looks good in pictures. Fortunately for you, you can do some things to manipulate your hair into looking camera-ready. The suggestions stated above are five tested and proven words of advice.
So, follow the tips above, and you’ll be able to achieve perfect hair in no time at all.
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.