As a photographer, it is common to notice small details during a photoshoot, such as when the model’s hair is out of place. While it may be tempting to fix it yourself, it is important to approach this situation with sensitivity and respect for the model’s boundaries.
First and foremost, always ask for permission before touching the model’s hair. Approaching the model and saying something like “I noticed your hair is a bit out of place, would it be okay if I fixed it for the next shot?” allows them to feel in control and respected.
Additionally, be mindful of where and how you touch the model’s hair. Avoid any areas that may make them uncomfortable, such as near their face or neck. Instead, focus on gently smoothing out any tangles or flyaways at the ends of the hair. Using a small comb or brush can also be helpful to avoid any unintentional pulling or tugging on the model’s hair.
Lastly, always thank the model for their cooperation and make sure they feel comfortable continuing with the shoot. It is important to create a safe and respectful environment for the model to feel comfortable and empowered throughout the photoshoot.