There are different types of models; including, hand and foot models. Yes, hands can be the stars of the photo shoot. Do you know what makes a pair of hands photo-shoot-worthy? Like any type of model, your hands must meet certain criteria in order to be considered for hand modeling. There are certain things model companies look for in hands, that help them determine if a pair of hands are photo worthy.
If you are interested in becoming a hand model, the first thing you will want to do is find a modeling company to assess your assets. Like a super model, either you have it, or you don’t. If you know ahead of time what agents look for in a hand model, you may save yourself some time before you attempt to get your hands noticed.
First, look at your hands; literally, study them. Take note of your skin tone. You need nice, even toned skin in order to be a hand model. Your skin tone needs to be so that your hands don’t require more than about a dot, (literally) of cover-up make-up. Next, make sure your nails are shaped nicely and are all even. They need to be uniform in shape and the length of each nail should match the next. You should not have a mix-match of shapes and lengths. You will also want to be sure all of your fingers are straight. It is hard to land a hand modeling job with crooked fingers; even just one. Take a look at this page to learn more about hand modeling. Speaking of fingers; one of the most crucial fingers for a modeling job is your thumb. Typically, the thumb will show in most shots, so it better be a nice looking thumb.
You may not think that hands are so important; but they are, especially when they are being taped or photographed for the world to see. You don’t want to show off hard-working hands that have seen their better days many years ago – rough and calloused. You want your hands to be as soft-looking and pampered as you can get them. As a hand model, you should get regular manicures to keep your nails professionally groomed. When you are not needing them, keeping them inside mitts with lotion on them to moisturize, is also recommended. This will help to keep them young and beautiful.
If you are considering being a hand model for promotional products, start now with taking care of your hands. The sooner you start pampering and grooming your hands, the better your chances are of getting your first hand modeling job.