How do you know when to take a new headshot? The answer is simpler than you think if you follow these basic guidelines.

Age — As a rule of thumb adults should get a new headshot about every two years. Young children should get an updated headshot every six months. Older, elementary school age children and above should get a new headshot about once a year.

Look — If you have had a major change in your weight, had plastic surgery, or other significant changes you need a new headshot. A headshot is your calling card and should look like you have invested in you. If you aren’t getting called for roles, consider a new headshot.

when to take a new headshot
When to take a new headshot

Hair — If you have had a major change to your hairstyle or color you need to get an updated headshot right away. A casting agent will want a headshot showing how you currently look. If a casting agent tells you they are looking for a red head and you no longer have red hair then you’ll know when to take a new headshot.

Fashion — If the clothing you wore in your headshot is out of date or show a dated style it is time to book a session. You never want a casting agent to feel you have a dated look.

Agent — If your agent or casting director tells you to get a new headshot, do it right away.  If you don’t take the time to invest in your career, your agent may feel you are not serious about your career and may not want to send you out on go-sees.

At Long Island Headshots we can assist you with what type of back drop to select, how to pose, how to achieve a timeless look, and how to know when to take a new headshot. To get started simply click the button below.