Finding a hair model can be a tricky business – agency models aren’t often allowed to make the major changes in cut and colour that are needed when creating and shooting a hair collection or competing. So how do you go about finding one, and perhaps more importantly, what should you look for in the selection process?
We asked Nina Farrauto, a hair and makeup artist from the Plutino Group, to find out.
On finding the model
“Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter are a great source for connecting with people, and could be a good way to attract a model who is excited and open to the opportunity.”
On what makes a good model
“When looking for a hair model, your main priority is that the model has a good foundation of the right hair, face, and physique to pull off your look. Hair length, density, texture and condition are all going to be important factors to consider, as your desired style will determine what kind of hair would work best for the look.”
On watching for red flags
“When selecting a hair model, it is vital that the model is completely comfortable with the cut and colour you plan to do in the process of achieving the overall look. Cut and colour are often an integral part in building a look, and it is important that the model is okay with the change, or with how it can be restored afterwards.”
On cost and effort
“The main costs associated with finding a hair model are your time and energy in finding, analyzing and selecting the right model. Financial costs involved in using a hair model include the cost of preparing their hair with treatments, cuts and colours, as well as any services that may need to be done after the event to restore or change their hair.”