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Monday, March 14, 2011

Quick Tip #7

Category: Grooming
For Female & Male Models

Never underestimate the details when it comes to attending a casting, go-see or photoshoot. All models, male or female--regardless of what type of modeling field pursued--should pay attention to the little things, namely their fingernails and toenails.

Models should make it a point to check their fingernails before going into any casting or shoot. Are your nails presentable? Do you have grime under your fingernails? Are your nails even in length? If you are wearing open-toed shoes, are your feet and toenails overall clean and groomed in appearance?

I carry my nail file in my purse and keep it with me at all times. For castings and go-sees, I use the pointed tip to clean underneath my nails before stepping foot into the building. On shoots I do the same thing but also add a clear top coat of polish so that in the photos my nails look clean and shiny (male models don't technically have to do the clear polish lol). Even if the shoot does not involve a lot of close-up shots, it is better to make sure that everything looks good, just in case. What good is having a fabulous close up shot with fingernails that look dirty? This makes the end result useless.

Take your grooming seriously from head to toe every time--even if it may seem like a little thing to you, to casting directors, photographers and clients, it can mean the difference between offering you the gig or passing it to the next person. Don't give them that chance!

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