If you are a model who is just getting started as a model. It is very important to invest in yourself as a model if you plan on getting paid work. Investing in a great photographer is the first step. You also need to invest in a great hair stylist and makeup artist. These right people can really make or break your portfolio.
I know you are wondering why do I need to invest in all of that. By doing your makeup yourself you could loose getting potential jobs if you don’t wear makeup and decide to do it yourself it will show in the pictures. If you don’t know how to apply your makeup right or want to try a look you don’t know how to do it will cost you jobs.You can start on Model Mayhem to meet photographers, hair stylist and makeup artist. This is a great place to meet others in your area and build a portfolio.
The benefits of investing in yourself as a model are if you have paid for a professional photo shoot you are guaranteed your photos and will get high quality photos for your portfolio.
My personal story when I used to model I have had photo shoots unpaid time for trade and didn’t get any pictures from the shoot. I was so hurt and this also happened once for a photo shoot I did as a makeup artist.
I also suggest if you do a time for print deal. Have a written agreement with the photographer. Have in there how many images you had agreed to and how long it will take to get them back. Include the date of the photo shoot and location. Have a space for the photographer to sign and date.
Makeup artist have the education on lighting, ingredients, undertones, sanitation and more. Your makeup artist should keep up with trends. They should be able to educate you on trends and products if you have questions or at least be willing to find out the answer. When you hire a makeup artist and they are on location with you they know when to touch up your makeup and how to create different looks.