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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Skin Care & Wardrobe for Male Models

Okay, fellas, I found another topic for you! Although some of the information I give the ladies also applies for men as well, there are a few topics that do need to be addressed separately.

The best advice I can give any aspiring male model is to take care of your skin. If you haven't had any skin issues in the past, then congrats, you're one of the lucky ones.

But if you're like many other guys out where who are dealing with breakouts, acne or other skin problems, the first thing you should do is visit a dermatologist or other skin care specialist who can help you figure out the best way to take care of your complexion and what types of products you should be using.

Your face is your greatest asset so your skin needs to be on its best behavior. If you have facial hair of any kind, keep it well groomed by a professional barber or other type of hair stylist. You never want a hair out of place. Of course if you're able to maintain your facial hair by yourself, that's great but also know that it will save you time and stress by having a professional do it when you're not able to.

Be careful with shaving, as this is the perfect way to get razor bumps and cuts. Only use shaving products made for your skin type and take your time while shaving--no rush jobs!

When it comes to wardrobe, make sure your clothes are a combination of casual and business styles. Nothing looks better on a male model than a suit so it would help for you to own at least two or three good quality suits that you can show off in your portfolio. Flip through magazines and look at the clothes the male models wear (if they're wearing any at all!).

Jeans are a must and make sure that you have a few pairs of comfortable jeans that aren't dirty, filled with holes or are snagged at the bottom. Learn how to tie a tie yourself if you don't already know how and try to include a few dress shirts that can be worn without a blazer. Owning some loose-fitting white button-up shirts and tank tops add a nice finishing touch.

Always make sure that you have a wide range of looks in your portfolio that reflect the type of work you do. If you have any questions or are totally confused about how to build your wardrobe, then ask your agent for help or if they can refer you to a stylist who can guide you and make this process of getting started in modeling a lot easier.

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