Getting Ready for Your Photoshoot

If you’re anything like me, your day-to-day hair style may not be the most ideal for a photoshoot.  As much as I absolutely love my little topknot and pony, they just aren’t quite photoshoot worthy. With these fabulous quick & fabulous hairstyles tutorials, you will be looking chic, stylish and beautiful for your photoshoot. The best part? You can make these as inspiration to discover a new daily hairstyle, and even practice before your special day because you can dress them up or down.

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Top 10 Quick and Fabulous Hairstyle Video Tutorials

1. 5 Minute Party Updo – from Kayley Melissa

I’ve been following this lovely lady on YouTube since highschool, and she has provided me with some great easy, fast, and chic hairstyles through the last 10 years of my life. Short and long, she has them all!

2. 2 Messy Bun Up-dos – from HeyKayli

Here’s a double feature of fabulous boho chic bun updos that can be done with medium to long hair.

3. 1 Min Korean Bun – from bubzbeauty

While this video is rather new, this was my go-to hairstyle for a long time because if its simple, chic and beachy look. It’s super easy, and also works on semi-wet hair (let air dry a little after your shower while you get dressed).

4. 4 Cute and Easy Hairstyles For Wet-Damp Hair – from beautyklove

Speaking of wet hair, here are four more styles for the shower&leave personalities like myself.

5. Cute and Easy Hairstyles – from Luxy Hair

I love these styles for their simplicity and that you can dress them up with a gorgeous gown, or dress them cute & chic with a nice pair of jeans and fancy top. I especially like this video because of the little surprise at the end :)

6. Easier Than It Looks Updo – from The Small Things Blog

Another updo, for short to medium hair. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about you short-haired gals!

7. Cute everyday hairstyles for medium long hair tutorial – from Lilith Moon

Another great do for short to long hair, the length only affecting the finishing touches. Great look for casual or formal.
This lady has a lot of tutorials on hairstyles for straight hair, short to long hair.

8.  10 Ways to Style Bangs {Fringe} – from Cute Girls Hairstyles

And for those of you who just want a natural style but want those bangs gracefully out of your face? This one is for you! From simple to elaborate, this video has them all!

9. 3 Quick & Easy Hairstyles – from Polished

10. Running Late Hair Fixes | No Heat, 8 Styles! – from Tess Christine

This one is actually quite a bonus because is has 8 styles! These are best achevied on medium to long textured hair, but I’ve tried out quite a few with my pin-straight hair and they looked very nice. Or you can can take a few extra minutes to curl or wave your hair prior to following the tutorial. Also, I don’t recommend the hat for a portrait session..

5 Minute No-Heat Curls – from flair4hair22

If you think you can remember to practice beforehand get ready the night before, after the kids have gone to bed, this bonus hairstyle takes about 5 minutes to prepare, and it works while you sleep.

Okay, so that was more like 36 styles, but my top 10 video tutorials.Still not convinced you can achieve these DIY hair-dos? We have the option to provide you with a certified, licensed, professional hair & makeup artist during your photoshoot.

If you try these styles, I’d love to see them in the comments below! and if you use one in your photoshoot, I’d be happy to feature your image along with the tutorial videos, or even create a whole new post dedicated to in-use styles!

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