As a senior, capturing the essence of your high school journey through senior photos is an exciting and pivotal moment. To ensure you look and feel your absolute best, there are four essential appointments you should consider to book before your senior session because they can enhance your overall senior photoshoot experience!

1. Mani/Pedi Appointment: Before stepping in front of the camera, it's essential to pay attention to the details, and your nails are no exception. A nail appointment allows you to polish off your look and add a touch of sophistication to your senior photos. Opt for neutral colors such as soft pink, nude, or light beige to complement your outfits seamlessly. Neutral tones provide a timeless look that won't distract from your natural beauty or clash with your chosen attire. Whether you prefer a classic manicure or subtle nail art, well-groomed nails will undoubtedly elevate your entire look and ensure your hands are camera-ready for those close-up shots.

2. Hydrating Facial: Your senior photos are a reflection of your radiant self, and what better way to achieve a glowing complexion than with a facial? A facial not only helps to cleanse and exfoliate your skin but also provides much-needed hydration to keep your face looking fresh and rejuvenated. Choose a hydrating facial treatment to replenish moisture and restore your skin's natural luminosity. By investing in skincare before your senior session, you'll ensure that your skin is primed and ready to shine, allowing your inner confidence to radiate throughout the entire photoshoot!

3. Hair Appointment: Your hair is one of your best accessories, and it plays a significant role in defining your overall look for senior photos. A hair appointment allows you to get rid of dried up ends, touch up your color, or opt for a fresh haircut to frame your face beautifully. (BUT - just make sure you do not make any major changes to your hair because you might hate how your hair looks in your senior photos!). Whether you prefer sleek and straight or voluminous curls, a professional hairstylist can help you achieve the perfect hairstyle to complement your individual style and personality. Be sure to communicate your vision with your hairstylist and bring along inspiration photos to ensure you're both on the same page. With the right hairstyle, you'll feel confident and camera-ready, ready to capture timeless memories that will last a lifetime.

4. Schedule with a Hair and Makeup Artist: Lastly, consider booking an appointment with your favorite hair and makeup artist for your senior session.  HMUA professionals are trained to know how to do makeup and hair for photoshoots and know how to ensure that your hair and makeup complement your outfits and enhance your features. Luckily, all of Mikayla Arsenian Photography senior clients receive a list of recommended and trusted hair and makeup artists based in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area. Therefore, whether you prefer a natural, dewy look or full glam, your trusted hair and makeup artist will help bring your vision to life, ensuring that you will feel confident and beautiful throughout your senior photoshoot!

Overall, scheduling these four essential appointments before your senior session will ensure you look and feel your absolute best. By taking the time to invest in yourself, you'll be able to step in front of the camera with confidence. So go ahead, pamper yourself, and get ready to shine in your senior photos!
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