This section is from the book "Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography", by J. B. Schriever. Also available from Amazon: Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography.
Hair. Frequently a patron is displeased with proofs, owing to what they think is faulty arrangement of the hair. If the subject is a woman, careful attention should be paid to the back hair, or hair commonly called " scolding locks," which are apt to protrude from the back of the neck. It is an easy matter and should not cause any annoyance to the subject, to gather these hairs back where they will not show.
252. Locks of hair hanging over the ear are easily arranged by passing the hand over the hair. Hair will easily submit to careful hand treatment. By observing such small details resittings cannot only be saved, but also a large amount of retouching and etching eliminated. Urge all subjects to dress their hair in the regular way; discourage any attempt at dressing the hair in a style different from :he usual manner of fixing it.
253. With some masculine subjects the hair at the back of the parting stands up boldly, while with others the "cowlick" is the difficulty to be removed. These may be smoothed down by wetting just a trifle, and then using a brush vigorously. The hair always photographs more naturally when dry. To wet it excessively produces a gloss, which photographs white, causing a displeasing effect.
254. If the subject has a moustache, see that the ends do not droop too much; be sure it is divided properly. A beard should be carefully combed out. Attention should also be paid to the parting of the hair.