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A good headshot helps actors and actresses get wrok. The performer's face needs to be cleanly shown, but also needs to stand out from the crowd. Therefore, your headshot should focus the full attention on your face and grab the viewers attention -- so that your resume moves from the "huh?" pile to the "WOW!" pile.
I suggest that a headshot photo session include 4 to 5 different looks and moods - to provide choices of looks to match specific projects. Here are 5 themes we feel that any performer should have in their selection of headshots.
Remember that your headshot must match your current look. If you cut or color your hair, shave your beard, or change weight - you should make sure that your headshot reflects your current look. There is nothing more embarrassing that being picked for a casting call based on your waist-length hair, and then showing up to the casting call with a pixie-cut.