Bringing its own sense of drama the black background frequently calls for a different lighting style, often with hair or rimlights; although rules are to be broken.
Headshot Background Options
Whilst we could fairly easily offer a range of coloured backgrounds, most frequently headshots tend to have neutral, uncoloured backgrounds; white, grey, or black.
There are good reasons for this but generally these colours work well for the maximum number of applications, whether it’s for profile shots, or to accompany a press release; these backgrounds are unlikely to clash with whatever surrounds the image.
Overall these three options cover a lot of ground and allow for a range of photographic expression.