I was asked to do some headshots for an actress so
I came up with this lighting setup that worked very well, check out the setup below. The session was only about 30 minutes with one change of cloths,
A four light setup a reflector and three different backdrops, were used 1 large softbox on the floor giving the backdrop some light but not blowing it out, 2 hair lights were used with grills on them making the light very direct.
The main light was a bowens with a beauty dish attached this lit the face and a reflector below gave a little light , the actress was thrilled with the end result and now makes up her headshot portfolio