This from a recent headshot session here in Connecticut.
2 plus ones
Karen Brown: Good eye contact. The skin tones could be better and maybe not such a "smile for the camera" kind of smile - more natural and relaxed is always better.
Mark Treen: I think it's a very nice shot. I'd crop off the right a bit. I think the center shot works great too. I think this blown out look is popular because it loses detail in the skin and has a natural smoothing effect. You could shoot and the correct exposure and use other methods for this same end pleasing effect.
Adby Creative: Agree, like this too, very clean and crisp and helps to cover a multitude of skin sins if needed!