Is That Make-Up Waterproof?! / by Kelly Kirlin

Having your hair professionally styled and putting on a full face of makeup isn’t what you usually think about doing before dunking yourself into a pool. But, in the world of underwater photography, this is very common! Depending on what look we are trying to create, professional make-up and hair styling elevates your photograph. I work with very talented make up artists who know all the ways to make you look stunning underwater. For instance, human hair has a tendency to look thinner and flatter in the water, so we often use synthetic hair extensions to add volume and sometimes really cool colors. Also, once you go about 3 feet under the water, all warm colors disappear. So, we like to add in lots of color to the face, cheeks and eyes to make sure you glow! How fabulous is that?