Four Tips to Avoid a Photo Fail

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Are you sometimes horrified to see what your hair looks like in a photo? If a bad hair day caught on camera has had you detagging Facebook pictures, listen up.

Hair-care brand Joico found that sixty-nine percent of women report having experienced a "hair fail" that ruined a photo, which they were only aware of after taking the picture. Their survey also found that 70 percent of women ignore consulting a hairdresser prior an important event and 70 percent aren't testing out their hairstyles before the big event/ So what’s the key to camera-ready hair? We want to know just as much as you, so we consulted celebrity hairstylist Damien Carney and fashion photographer Babak for their expert opinions. Read on to learn more.

Keep Your Cool (Color)
Babak: "Hair always reads 'warmer' on film…which means a brunette often appears coppery; a blonde shows up yellow or gold; and a ginger can look, well, downright spicy.
Damien: "If you have color scheduled before an event, ask your stylist to balance the warmth by leaning toward slightly cooler tones." 

Smooth Things Out
Babak: "You look in the mirror and think your hair is tame and in place, but hit those locks with the professional lights and, suddenly, the frizzies and flyaways you didn't even know you had are in the spotlight."
Damien: "A dab of controlling product rubbed between the palms and smoothed onto the crown of the hair, puts those errant strands back in place."

Forget Fattening Up Fine Hair
Babak: "If locks are on the skimpy side, it's only natural to want to amp things up with volumizing products and a bit of strategic teasing. While that works beautifully in the real world, you can't fool the camera, which will shine light right through your minimalist strands, and actually highlight the problem."
Damien: "For a fuller effect, opt for a style that's flatter and smoother or a stylish up-do, giving your fine hair a dense, almost compact appearance." 

Shake It
Babak: "A style that's too done will look severe on camera."
Damien: "Just when you think you've styled your hair perfectly, toss your coif around to loosen things up. This last-minute 'messing' offers just the right amount of natural movement."

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