Hair, Makeup and Attire for Your Public Speaking Event

If you're speaking at an upcoming event then you must be an expert in your field.

So, now it's time to look like the master that you are! Stick with us and we'll share with you our tips for the best hair, makeup and fashion styles for your event. 

HAIR

The best hairstyle for a speaking engagement is one that allows for movement as you walk back and forth during your presentation.

To make that happen, we start at your roots! While your hair is damp we apply a root boosting mousse which we evenly comb through the mid-shaft and ends of your hair.  Then we dry your hair by creating a lift at the roots and working our way down your hair shaft. Once your style is complete, we top it all off with some working spray (instead of a finishing spray). We think Kendra Platinum Working Spray works best! These steps will give your hair the bounce it needs as you walk the stage!

MAKEUP

As you walk around (and your hair is bouncing!) certain parts of your face will catch the light. So, when you’re in the makeup chair we’re going to play around with highlights and contour. This will ensure that your best features are captured by the stage lighting. It will enhance the shape and structure of your face just as it did for Shannon Woodward when we did her makeup for the Westworld Premiere Party!

ATTIRE

You want to look professional and be relatable which is why we say, “When in Rome dress as the Romans do” and Jill Marinelli, public speaker and personal stylist, agrees!

If your audience is wearing jeans then you shouldn’t be on stage in a three-piece suit. Even if you’re a banker, you’ll come off too stuffy and you won't be relatable. 

However, Jill points out that there’s a fine line between being relatable and being professional. So, she recommends you dress just a little bit better than your audience while making sure your clothes are clean, steamed and tailored just right! That way, your audience knows you’re taking the presentation seriously.

 Photography Credit:  Indermaur Media

Photography Credit: Indermaur Media

In the end, you just want to look and feel your best. Because, as Jill says, “When you look good and you feel good… that’s when you do great things.”