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Top 4 Hairstyles for Maternity and Newborn Sessions

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One of the most common questions I get as a family, newborn and maternity photographer in Highland Park is how I recommend styling your hair for your session. First and foremost, we want something that makes all mamas feel beautiful. That’s literally the most important thing!

You deserve to be pampered, Mama! The number one reason I encourage hair and makeup for my clients is the confidence it gives you. Trust me, it makes such a big difference! No more worrying about your hair going flat in our Bali heat and trying to fluff it mid-session!

While your regular hair and makeup routine is perfect for what you need on a daily basis, they tend to photograph differently in bright lighting. We have a fabulous team of hair and make-up artists that I know my clients will adore. They know exactly how to ensure your hair and makeup compliments your best features, while also considering the bright style of my portraiture.

Top 4 Favorite Hairstyles for your Session

During our time together, I will help you and your family settle into your session with various prompts. One of the biggest battles for moms, has been their hair falling into their face when they lean in to kiss their newborn or even toddlers. To solve that, I compiled the list of ideas below to help give you a few tips for styling your hair before your session with me! These will work for any portraits with me, but I especially know that newborn and maternity clients struggle with the falling hair since they are looking down toward their newborn or belly often.

1. Loose Braids or Twists (My favorite!)

I always suggest having your stylist pull at least one side of your hair away from your face. Braids and twists are a great option to do this, plus they add such a beautiful texture to your hair. In the studio maternity session below, the loose curls paired with a unique braid worked perfectly! I just love how her hair draped on her shoulders, away from her face.

2. Half-Up

Half-up hairstyles are great, especially for newborn sessions like this one! It gives a soft, classic look where you don’t have to worry about pushing your hair out of the way. You could even tie in some beautiful loose curls with a half-up style.

3. Pinned on One Side

I loved how Mom pinned just one small part of her hair for this family session in McKinney. It’s easy and looks so pretty on her, plus ensured that her hair wouldn’t fall in her face or block it from view during their playful session.

4. Loose Pony

Looking for something a bit more unique? Try a loose or braided pony! The second style in this YouTube Video reminds me a lot of the braid below!

Overall, I love styles that are soft and feminine, with a touch of glam. It’s just such a beautiful look that isn’t over done! Check out the gorgeous mama below for an example of a stunning loose braid!

Get your maternity hair do with The Shampoo Lounge. The Shampoo Lounge has been attending to an international and Indonesian clientele since 2012 so check out our instagram, our website and our TripAdvisor reviews! We can’t wait to have you in.


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