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    How exactly does one become a fashion model? also is it possible to be a model with locs?

    ~sincerely lost soul

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    i love your locs

    perhaps you can start off by trying to develop a portfolio and going to reputable agencies to try and find someone who will take you on and help find you bookings.

    i see your in nyc so be careful because there's alot of unreputable places there. just know that real agencies will not require you to pay anything so run - dont walk- from anyplace that asks you to pay.

    perhaps another thing to do is to go to as many open model calls as you can.

    as for the hair models have to change their looks alot, because they are basically a canvas that designers and make up artists and hair artists work on. so be prepared that you may have to throw on a straight wig at somepoint.

    finally i thikn that being a model isnt just about being beautifu;l, it's also about being interesting looking so practice different kinds of looks in the mirror. if you want some role models check out photos of tyra, christy turlington and linda evangelista. them girls know how to work some eyeballs.

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    i think its possible. if you look in vibe mags, in thier fashion editorial they tend to have edgy models (with locs, freckles, 1 of a kind look)

    doesnt hurt to try, right?

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    ~sincerely lost soul...

    Try this site www.casting-call.us

    You can select what your interested in doing like modeling, acting or whatever and it shows you casting calls in your city. It a wide of things to choose from too.

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    I don't know about the USA but in the UK there should be a list of reputable model agencies on the internet or in the library. NEVER pay for anything. Never! A disreputable agency will say something along the lines of "oh we'll take some pics of you, you pay$1000 we will guarantee you a job etc, blah blah blah"- NO. The modelling agency will pay you- the cost of your portfolio will come out of the jobs you do. There is no need to create one, if you are aceppted by a modelling agency you will build up your portfolio.

    aceppted= eccepted sorry!

    Also again, i don't know about the US but to become a model you should be over 5'7 and generally a UK size 8/US 4 or smaller. Print/catalogue models are allowed more leeway

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    Hi - stay away from ANy online modeling service.

    PM me.

    - Tania

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    Great post..i'm also thinking about being a hair model..

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    i found the website www.joeedelman.com to be helpful.

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    hey
    I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for models with natural hair (esp locs) for my little clothing line.
    I'm based in Jamaica though, with visits to NY and Miami.

    I'd love to form links with anyone interested!

    bless,
    tieka

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    Thanks you guys! keep the advice coming!

    http://www.exploretalent.com/ is this a good site?

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    Most online modeling sites will not get you any professional work and will want money to set up an online portfolio with promises that you will be seen by agencies all around the world. Don't fall for it. Some sites, like modelmayhem.com, can offer some advice (some good, some bad), and you can also find local photographer's to practice with and to help develop a portfolio. Be careful with this too. Ask alot of questions, get references, don't meet with a photographer alone or in a secluded place, and trust your instincts, if it feels wrong it probably is. Local modeling can be a fun way to get your feet wet and gain experience. I have done modeling off and on for the past 3 years, so I have little experience. You can PM if you have anymore questions.

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