How to Look Good on Video Calls When You’re WFH

Put your best face forward even when working from home.

As we get more accustomed to working from home, video calls are slowly becoming the norm. Whether it’s casual check-ins with your team or meetings with clients, it’s important to look the part even while you’re surrounded by home comforts, AKA your bed.

While some people are working from home-pros, for some, it’s a new playing field which stirs up new pressures on how to look profesh and let’s be honest, good, on video camera. But fear not as we have everything you need to know when it comes to looking good on video calls, below.

Lighting

working from home setup

Now, we’re not saying you need to have a full studio set-up, natural light is enough. Ideally, your ‘office’ area should be close to the window or facing one, so you can take advantage of natural lighting. This is more flattering than harsh artificial light which can wash out your skin and create dark shadows.

If that isn’t an option, you can always opt for a ring light and position it behind or next to your camera

Clothing

Let’s be honest, we’d all love to spend the day in our pyjamas! But, for the sake of getting yourself into the work mindset, change into suitable attire.

We suggest sticking to neutral block colours, avoiding black and white where possible. Try and avoid prints and stripes which can appear fuzzy on screen too.

Hair

Woman with brown hair in a bun with loose tendrils
Credit: Rupert Laycock

If you really want to feel like a girl boss at home, you should also spend time prepping your hair.

If you like to wear your hair up, or if you’re spacing out hair washing day, we suggest a low bun with loose tendrils framing the face over sleek updos which can look quite harsh. Alternatively, if you’re wearing your hair down, a soft wave, which you can achieve by braiding your hair at night, will look professional and it means you can avoid using heat on your hair too!

Editor’s tip: Ensure your hair glistens on camera with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray. Use this versatile spray to tame flyaways and give your tresses a silky finish.

Make-Up

When it comes to make-up, a soft natural look (think concealer, soft blush and a slick of mascara) will ensure you look fresh-faced on camera.

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