While to others it may seem like an easy, all-glamour job, being a model is not exactly just a walk in the park. It is one of the most demanding jobs in the planet and it requires constant practice and arduous maintenance of one’s body and skills. Below is a list of steps that models have to go through to prepare for a booked photoshoot. This is the same list that many models in Dubai follow through to ensure a successful work at the end of the day.
- PRACTICE, PRACTICE, AND PRACTICE SOME MORE!
Practice your poses in front of a mirror numerous times so you can perfect them before the day of the shoot. If the shoot has a particular theme, conduct a research on related fashion editorials to get an idea for creative poses.
- EAT HEALTHY AND WORKOUT
Avoid junk or processed foods, excessively sweet or sugary products, and salty dishes. Ensure that you drink plenty of water to give your body a fresh boost. While you may eat any food that does not deny you of happiness, it is necessary that you compensate on them by working out. The extra calories gained should be burned through exercise.
- GET PROPER SLEEP
Days before the shoot, a model must get enough sleep nightly so that the face will look fresh and well-rested. Dark under eyes and unhealthy complexion makes it more difficult for makeup artists to work on.
- FULL BEAUTY MAINTENANCE
Not only female models have to go through a beauty routine before a shoot. Male models must make sure that their skin and body are well-groomed right before the event. Every inch of the body must be maintained, starting from the hair, to the face, to the cuticles on your nails, down to your thighs, knees, and the soles of your feet. Waxing, hair touch-ups or haircuts, facials, manicures and pedicures, are all necessary.
- PACK ENOUGH CLOTHES AND MAKEUP
Bring change of clothes and comfortable attire to wear when you are being made up. You may also bring blankets, cover-ups, or your favorite robes. While it is optional, you may also bring your go-to makeup brands in case of emergencies when you encounter items from your makeup artist’s bag that are not fit to your skin type or could cause you allergies.
- BE PUNCTUAL
This is a very important rule: do not be late. Avoid delays on the shoot because you are affecting not only the event but also all the other staff’s schedules. Go to the venue early and bring packed food so you won’t need to leave the place to eat.
- COMMUNICATE WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER
And finally, before the shoot, make sure you discuss with your photographer what he or she expects from you, what poses may look good for the theme, or the angles he wishes to see.
These are just some prep guidelines for models. If you are looking for the right models for your event or you are a model looking to join an agency, go to our website.