Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Can You Still Be a Model With Tattoos?

To make it as a model, you need to create right look to appeal to top modelling agencies. If they believe you’re right for their talent roster, an agency can really open doors for you and start you on the road to a successful modelling career. LUXE Models asks: can you still be a model with tattoos?

Modelling and tattoos

The Tattoo Collections writes that throughout history, various civilisations have embraced tattooing for a number of social and cultural reasons. It was only in the 20th Century that tattoos became a fashion trend. Starting with rebel culture in the 50s and 60s and punk music in the 70s, tattoos gradually became cool and these days, people don’t remember a time when they weren’t in fashion.

Changing attitudes

Traditionally, the global fashion industry has always frowned upon tattoos. But attitudes are slowly changing, particularly with the rise of alternative modelling. If you want to become an alternative male model, for instance, it is key that you embrace your individuality, so tattoos may not always be out of the question here.

Even the mainstream fashion industry is slowly altering its stance towards tattoos. The Daily Mail writes that huge modelling names like Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Rosie Huntington-Whitelely all have tattoos and it hasn’t hurt their careers. Celebrated fashion photographer Christian Saint even reckons that in future, the tattooed model will come to reign supreme over the catwalks!

Measured approach

So what does this mean for you as an aspiring model? We answer this question on the LUXE Models website’s frequently asked questions page. Basically, tattoos shouldn’t hold you back from becoming a model.  This may depend on the size of the artwork and its location on your body, as well as the type of modelling you want to break into.

LUXE Models advise you to take a measured approach. You may want to ensure any tattoos you get in future are small and based on parts of your body which are easily concealed. It is also vital that you are aware of what’s accepted within different areas of modelling, so you can make sure you enter an industry that’ll start you off on the road to success! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Break into hand modelling

Last week, as part of a body parts modelling series, LUXE Models looked at how to become a foot model. This week we move on to what things to consider when wanting to break into hand modelling. 

Check your hands

If your hands are a standout feature for you then you could make it far by modelling products like rings, nail polishes and hand creams. Think this is you? Start by checking to see whether you have the right kind of hands for this type of modelling. Successful hand models typically have long, slender fingers and great shaped hands, as this gives them the ability to pose their hands so they look relaxed in modelling shots.

Care for your hands

Hand modelling
Other requirements for successful hand models include smooth, blemish-free skin and neat, even nails. This brings us promptly to or next point; you must care for your hands to ensure you make it in this industry. Invest in treatments such as manicures and moisturise your hands regularly. It’s also advisable to wear gloves wherever possible e.g. when cleaning or when it’s cold, so you can keep them in peak condition.

Exercise your hands

By creating a healthy exercise regime, you can cultivate a great body. Take the same logic and apply it to your hands, exercising them regularly so you can ensure that your hands look great when modelling products like nail extensions, bracelets and rings. Common hand model exercises include stretching and bending your hands and fingers, giving them a really great work out!

Create your portfolio

A modelling portfolio is a vital tool for all models. If you aspire to be a hand model, include snaps in your portfolio which show your hands from all angles. Also include both bare snaps of your hands as well as pictures showing them with products such as rings and nail polish, illustrating your versatility. You may want to enlist the help of a professional portfolio firm, like LUXE Models, to ensure you take the kind of pictures which are sure to impress top hand modelling agencies.

Connect with agencies

It's vital that you find and impress the right agencies. Use Google to search for top hand modelling agencies, so you can send your portfolio to a company which specialises in your preferred type of modelling. When contacting these agencies, aim to impress. Strike the right tone and research the agency beforehand. If they contact you for an interview, be prompt, polite and turn up wearing a killer outfit to show them you’d be a wonderful asset to their roster.

Be really enthusiastic

If you have the right kind of hands for modelling beauty products and accessories, you could really make it far in this industry. But no hand model ever made it to the top by taking half-measures. Most importantly of all, tackle your attempt to break into hand modelling with real enthusiasm, to ensure you attract the attention of a top modelling agency! 

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

How to become a foot model

If you’re looking to get into modelling with no experience, the first thing you should do is decide what kind of model you want to be. It's worth considering body parts modelling, which can allow you to take advantage of one of your best assets to enter a thriving industry.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to take a closer look at the most popular body part modelling areas. This week, LUXE Models explains how to become a foot model.

Look after your feet 

Foot models need smooth skin, neat nails and attractive ankles. In other words, you won’t make it far in this industry if you don’t look after your feet. Invest regularly in pedicures and always don appropriate footwear when walking, so you can ensure you take proper care of your best asset!

Exercise your feet

Successful hand and foot model Ellen Sirot says that “feet fitness” is very important. Make sure that you regularly have your feet massaged, rubbed and stretched. By focusing on fitness, you can keep your feet in great shape, ensuring that they help you secure work as a foot model.

Build your portfolio

You need to build a portfolio to attract the attention of a top modelling agency. Make sure that your portfolio showcases your feet in a variety of settings and both with and without shoes. You might want to enlist the services of a professional modelling portfolio company, such as LUXE Models, to ensure you can create a winning foot modelling portfolio!

Find the right agency

It is vital that you sign with a modelling agency which specialises in foot work, to ensure you have the support you need to break into the business. This is where Google can serve as your best friend. A quick search for phrases like “top foot modelling agencies” should present you with the kinds of companies you need to approach, in order to establish yourself as a foot model. Do your research though and make sure you’re contacting reputable agencies.

Look to impress

When dealing with a top modelling agency, strive to really impress them. Make sure you don’t commit any of the common mistakes made by aspiring models when communicating with an agency, such as failing to check out the company first. You want to appear knowledgeable and show them why you would be an asset to their roster.

Enter the industry

If you become a model, a whole new world will open up to you. By establishing yourself as foot model, you will gain the chance to model everything from shoes to jewellery, allowing you to break into a truly dynamic industry. But you have to put the work in; by devoting your energies to becoming a foot model, you can attract the attention of a top modelling agency and begin an amazing career!