Behind the Scenes of a Photo Shoot

What happens when one editor spends the day at a hairstyle photo shoot? A lot -- but not much of it is glamorous

Nioxin photo shoot

It Takes An Army

Photo shoots are hardly a small and intimate gathering. While I wait around for the first pics to be snapped, I count at least 20 people running back and forth (and that doesn’t include the hairstylists in the next room). There are wardrobe stylists, makeup artists, hairstylists, photographers, videographers, reps of the brand, PR staff, and a bunch of other people who look extremely busy, though I’m not sure why.

All this for just a few pics? But as Holland Ingersoll, the wardrobe stylist for the shoot explains, “You want consumers to buy the product, so every little detail is so important.”