Want to take some nice pictures to show off your hair on the 'gram but am feeling camera shy (or simply don't want to bother with makeup)?
Here are 13 poses that can fully showcase your hairstyle without showing your face - perfect if you're camera shy or if you simply don't want to bother with makeup.
Ready to take some shots? Keep reading to find your favourite pose!
Don't be shy, model your hair!
One of the MOST common pose used by salons today is this: the hair show-off.
This is achieved by placing your hands under your hair and lifting some of your hair up.
This allows the light to highlight the colour and style so that the camera can better showcase your hair.
Don't want to look too showy?
This simple pose shows off the back view adequately while adding a bit of volume at the top. It also shows the different parts of your hair so it isn't one length all over.
Best for curled hair!
If you feel awkward standing facing a wall, place your hand on your neck. Not only does it make you look natural, it also fans out your hair to show off the colour or style better.
As you can see, this pose works well even for straight hair!
A back pose doesn't mean that you showcase only the full back view of your hair.
You can consider going for a side view and turning your face to the side. This pose hides your face while showing off the sides of your hair.
You can even put one hand in your hair to prop it up, adding some volume to the delicate pose.
This pose is particularly good for curled hair
But you can also braid it up if you want to give it a different look.
Another side view to consider is this one where you hold your hair in a ponytail.
It is a relatively natural pose and draws people's focus to the colour instead of the style.
We think it works best if you're going for a vibrant hair colour!
If you're going for a peek-a-boo hair colour, this pose is a must try!
Lightly hold the top section of your hair so that you can reveal what's hidden beneath!
Otherwise, you can consider do a variation of a braid (braid it but don't tie it up).
The intertwining will be able to showcase the different shades of your hair
If you're close to your stylist, get him / her to assist you with this pose!
Having them run their fingers through your hair gives the photo movement while candidly showing off all the different colours and textures!
If the inner hair colour doesn't have too much of a variation, get your stylist to flip the hair for you to show what the inner layer looks like.
All you have to do is stand still and let your hair do the talking.
Want a shot that is edgy and unique? Do the hair flip while you take continuous photos so you can scroll through them to find the best mid-air shot. This allows you to show the layers beneath.
This is perfect for undercuts, hair tattoos and peekaboo hair colours.
Show off your bouncy curls by giving them a fluff.
All you need is to use the slow-mo effect on your iPhones and give just lightly push the hair for the wavy effect!
Sometimes, you're just so happy with the hairstyle 'cause it looks so good from all angles.
So what do you do?
Consider swivelling yourself on a stool and go for a 180 degree boomerang to to show off your hair from all sides!
Throwing up dueces is a classic for a reason. There's something fun and playful about peace signs!
The braids work well with deuces as it doesn't distract too much from your hand sign.
But it does mean that your hairdo may not be as easily highlighted.
That's all for our list of back poses.
Have you tried some of them?
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