Lighting plays a big role in how we see results on any given client. Providers will also use lighting to obtain the best before and after photos for marketing.
It’s important to understand that this is natural and a fully shaved head will appear darker or lighter depending on lighting.
Example: You’re in a dimmed bar meeting a date for the 1st time, it’s likely you will have a much more prominent SMP shadow vs. meeting at the beach where your head is reflecting the direct sunlight causing the results to look much more subtle.
Some clients may ask why they took a picture at the pool and they look completely bald. They may even suggest going darker with their SMP. As an artist you need to be able to educate your client on the lighting effects and why “more is not better”. You don’t want a Lego head.
One way to address the reflection to achieve more of a shadow effect in bright lighting is to use a matting product. This helps reduce shine on the head and advances the overall realistic look of SMP.
Check out Zero Shine at www.Dermimatch-products.com
This product is designed to last for 12+ hours and maintain its effects in water or while sweating.
Dermimatch is located in Scottsdale, AZ.