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Monday, August 1, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #174

FutureModel Wrote:

Hello dania!
quick question.
how would having naturally kinky hair effect my image in modeling? 

Hi, FutureModel! The "natural" look is actually very "in" for models--obviously for those that are models of color especially. So in a sense, your current hairstyle wouldn't have a negative effect on your image overall and could actually put you ahead of other models because you're sporting a look that is in demand. However, you may have to deal with having your hair straightened or styled in different ways for certain shoots, shows or projects. So be aware of that possibility.

In most cases you'll be asked if you are comfortable with such changes to your hair. If not, they'll work within your comfort zone or they may simply not book you because they're looking for someone that doesn't mind changing things up with their hair. It varies from gig to gig.


Anonymous said...

Another question for you :P I'm half African-American/Half latina. Some days I look more African-America, other days I look more latina. How will this affect potential career things?

Thank youuuu!

Dania Denise said...

Hello again! The short answer is that it won't. :-) I think you're over analyzing too much in regards to your look, lol. Being able to look like more than one ethnicity or a race that no one can really guess, which is referred to as "ethnically ambiguous," is a definite advantage for you. Modeling requires you to look different for projects and be diverse so I don't think you have anything to worry about.