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    I was thinking that I would try it when I'm in college to make some extra money....how do u get into hair modeling? is the pay good?

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    i was just talking to my mother about this.. i would love to be a young natural hair model but I don't know where. look at some local agencies i guess... i have no idea where to start though.

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    Somebody has been very active with their thread creating.

    But on topic, I guess it would be cool to be a nappy hair model, so long as they didn't jack me up or try to do things that I don't like to make my hair do. Maybe I could get a nappy weave to be a nappy model so my hair wouldn't get damaged?

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    The easiest way to do it is to check and see if a hair show is coming to your town. When I lived in Orlando, they had a big hair show every summer and needed hundreds of models. I was able to do it for three years and made anywhere from $100-$300 and got free products!

    Most of the "white" companies are fine with you being natural. I modeled for Redken, Matrix and Wella. They will want to color or cut your hair though, so you have to decide if that's something you want to do. The stylists will tell you beforehand what they plan to do, and you have the right to agree or disagree with it. If you disagree, well, no hair modeling, but at least you knew the deal beforehand and didn't get surprised.

    Here's a list of shows.... usually, the free newspapers will have ads a week or two before each show with listings of model calls. There's also a lot of small shows in various areas, but this list has the national ones.

    http://www.behindthechairexchange.com/show...nts/events.html

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    ^^^Do you contact the organization hosting the event and just ask if they need models?

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    ^^^ You can do that, but usually the individual companies will do their own hiring, so the organizers may not know which companies need models or not. I usually saw ads in the alternative newspapers or the Craigslist TV/Film/Radio section about two weeks-one month before the show that gave details on model calls. Also, I know that Redken has a website where you can sign up to be contacted if they need models in your area.

    http://www.redken.com/hairmodel/

    Hope that helps a little!

    Edited to add: Hey, I see you are in Florida... I know if you look at Orlando Weekly each week for about a month before the show, they have tons of ads for model calls. Also, if you go to the hotel for one model call (the Peabody usually or the Rosen Centre/Plaza... always on the Friday before the show), you'll see about 20 different companies there all looking for models... so if you get rejected at one, just walk next door and try your luck there.

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