Ah, the holiday season. It’s the perfect time to kick back and relax with family and friends and forget about all the stress that usually comes with the daily grind. That doesn’t mean it’s without its own unique set of stressful happenings though. What will you serve for Christmas lunch? Where will all the out-of-state relatives stay? How can you make sure you look fabulous in all the photos that are going to be taken over the next few weeks and into the new year? While we can’t sort out the first two for you (sorry), here are four steps to help you prepare for the onslaught of holiday photo ops coming your way:

Prepare Your Pearly Whites

One of the most noticeable things in a photograph is the subject’s facial expression, specifically, their smile. Make sure your teeth are free from stains and that you’re comfortable showing off your chompers. If you’re not overly happy with how pearly your whites are looking at the moment, visit a teeth whitening clinic and get them picture- perfect.

Revamp Your Wardrobe

Everyone wants to look good when they’re being immortalized (and in the age of the internet that’s exactly what’s happening) and knowing that your threads turn heads will help your confidence shine through. Grab some nice new casual clothes so you can be sure your outfit is on point when someone grabs a sneaky snap and since it’s the only time of year when ugly Christmas sweaters are celebrated rather than ridiculed, get in the spirit and find yourself one or two of those, as well.

Touch Up Your Do

Now you’ve got that movie star grin and a wardrobe to match, it’s time to add the final touches and get your hair done. Highlights are a great way to spice things up if you’re not looking for a major color or cut change but if you want to walk a little on the wild side, it’s the perfect time of year to do so. Even if you don’t really want to change your do, now is a good time to get a trim just to tidy things up. 

Set The Scene 

Ok, so you’ve got everything sorted and you’re looking fabulous, now all that’s left to do is ensure your happy snaps have the perfect backdrop. Decorate as much or as little as you want but make sure your home gets a bit of a makeover, too. Even if it’s just some new cushions or an extra throw rug, switching up your decor can make your home seem more inviting and add that extra something that all good holiday pictures need.

So there you have it, four easy steps that will help you get ready for all those family photos and selfies with friends. Now that that weight is lifted off your shoulders you can get back to worrying about what to serve and where to place your guests. On a serious note, don’t forget what the festive season is really about. No one is going to care if you don’t have the biggest feast or fanciest gifts. This time of year is all about spending time with your loved ones, and trust us when we say, it’s the care you all have for each other that will really make the pictures perfect. 

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