Have you wet your feet in the modeling industry yet? Congratulations! But don’t stop now – you could be on your way to stardom just by following a few common sense tips.
Protect your promotional materials
This may go without saying, but you really should work to project your portfolio from things like damage, loss, and theft. Your promotional materials are often the first introduction to modeling agents and clients so they need to be in tip top shape if you want to project a professional image. Whenever possible, make copies of your portfolio’s contents and store them in a secured place. This way your materials can be easily replaced if your first set gets damaged, lost, or stolen.
Keep Yourself Safe from Potential Hazards
As a model, you’ll be exposed to all sorts of equipment and chemicals, ranging from hot curlers and abrasive skin cleaners to strong hair sprays and perfumes. To keep yourself healthy and attractive, you must make your personal safety a priority.
Stay away from things that you’re allergic to and keep an eye on the physical make up of the chemicals you apply to your skin and hair. If you’re not sure two or more products can be safely mixed, then don’t mix them! Ask first.
And of course you’ll appreciate having a small first aid kit nearby for shaving accidents, allergic reactions or small burns occurring from using heated equipment.
Deal With Modeling Rejection Like A Pro
You could be rejected for a booking that you feel you are perfectly suited for, or you may feel that someone else less suited may have been chosen in your place. But because rejection is really part of the modeling industry – the first rule is not to take it personally. The reasons behind rejection in this industry are very objective and product specific. And they have nothing to do with you as a person, your values, or your skills as long as you follow a good work ethic.
So don’t pout, cry, yell in a fit of anger, or threaten a lawsuit if you’re rejected for a modeling job. Simply thank the client or agent for the opportunity to expose yourself and try elsewhere. The more attempts you make at modeling, the sooner you will find a working relationship with an agent who will recognize and exploit what you have to offer.