Forums > Model Colloquy > Big head Vs small head.

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Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Oct 09 12 03:16 pm Link

Photographer

M A S T E R S

Posts: 309

Murphys, California, US

People usually find what they seek.

Oct 09 12 03:21 pm Link

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Alabaster Crowley

Posts: 8265

Tucson, Arizona, US

Proportional.

Oct 09 12 03:23 pm Link

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Orcatek Photography

Posts: 1689

Tempe, Arizona, US

You don't have a small head, their clients must just have fat heads.

Oct 09 12 03:24 pm Link

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Cole Morrison

Posts: 3958

Portland, Oregon, US

i guess if its proportional, it doesnt really matter.

Oct 09 12 03:24 pm Link

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MesmerEyes Photography

Posts: 3026

Tyler, Texas, US

Proportional is best.

Oct 09 12 03:29 pm Link

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Abby Hawkins

Posts: 2004

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Quasi-related: I have a large Irish melon, and I was trying to ice hockey helmets.  None fit, and I mentioned to my husband how a certain helmet was uncomfortably tight on the sides, and the guy helping us butts in and goes, "Well that's a men's extra large.  They don't get any bigger than this." 

I wanted to DIE.

I feel like as long as it helps pull off the look, size doesn't matter *snicker*

Oct 09 12 03:31 pm Link

Photographer

Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

Abby Hawkins wrote:
Quasi-related: I have a large Irish melon, and I was trying to ice hockey helmets.  None fit, and I mentioned to my husband how a certain helmet was uncomfortably tight on the sides, and the guy helping us butts in and goes, "Well that's a men's extra large.  They don't get any bigger than this." 

I wanted to DIE.

I feel like as long as it helps pull off the look, size doesn't matter *snicker*

Ice hockey helmets?

A model who plays hockey?

Geebers, lemme guess, your husband is Canadian?  He Must be as you are a Canadian boy's dream!

Anyway, as an Irish-hockey-playing-5-foot-eleven-inch-model, you are welcome in my studio anytime, big head or not! smile

Oct 09 12 03:38 pm Link

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Dannielle Levan

Posts: 12857

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Abby Hawkins wrote:
Quasi-related: I have a large Irish melon, and I was trying to ice hockey helmets.  None fit, and I mentioned to my husband how a certain helmet was uncomfortably tight on the sides, and the guy helping us butts in and goes, "Well that's a men's extra large.  They don't get any bigger than this." 

I wanted to DIE.

I feel like as long as it helps pull off the look, size doesn't matter *snicker*

I have a big Dutch head. tongue I HATE trying to find hats...cute ones are always small :

Oct 09 12 04:36 pm Link

Model

K I C K H A M

Posts: 14636

Los Angeles, California, US

Proportional is best.

For me, it's better that I have a small head, because I do some fashiony stuff with my agency and I'm only 5'8 (smaller head compared to body makes you look taller, larger head to body makes you appear shorter).

For acting, having a bigger head seems to be preferable.

But you look proportionate, I don't think that it's an issue.

Oct 09 12 05:06 pm Link

Photographer

Isaiah Brink

Posts: 2117

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

Alabaster Crowley wrote:
Proportional.

I agree, it's all in proportion.  On a side note, for a second I thought you were talking about ego's!  lol silly me!

Oct 09 12 05:16 pm Link

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Abby Hawkins

Posts: 2004

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Digitoxin wrote:
Ice hockey helmets?

A model who plays hockey?

Geebers, lemme guess, your husband is Canadian?  He Must be as you are a Canadian boy's dream!

Anyway, as an Irish-hockey-playing-5-foot-eleven-inch-model, you are welcome in my studio anytime, big head or not! smile

Haha no -- Ohio, but he started playing ice hockey once he hit college and loves it.  He's been my quasi-coach for the past year or so.

But I'll hold you to your invite if I'm ever in the Georgia area smile

Oct 09 12 06:14 pm Link

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salvatori.

Posts: 3836

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

Not sure I understand any of this. What can one do about one's head size?

O_o

Oct 09 12 06:18 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7934

Imperial, California, US

How about a pointy head??:-))))

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110322/17/4d8945480fff7_m.jpg

Oct 09 12 06:29 pm Link

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Jen B

Posts: 3179

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

mmcreative wrote:

I have a big Dutch head. tongue I HATE trying to find hats...cute ones are always small :

Oct 09 12 10:08 pm Link

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TamaraBryant

Posts: 27

Lombard, Illinois, US

I have a big head - I like it smile

Oct 09 12 11:31 pm Link

Photographer

Kent Art Photography

Posts: 2911

Ashford, England, United Kingdom

salvatori. wrote:
Not sure I understand any of this. What can one do about one's head size?

O_o

Ask not what you can do about your head size - ask what your head size can do for you.

Oct 09 12 11:51 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

I thought this was going to be another dick thread

I really miss those

Oct 10 12 01:04 am Link

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Sandra Vixen

Posts: 1010

Los Angeles, California, US

Maybe they were looking for mascots or cartoon characters?

Seriously, you'll be told that your head is; "too small", "too big", "not small enough", "not big enough", etc etc...

Oct 10 12 03:55 pm Link

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Isis22

Posts: 2567

Muncie, Indiana, US

I agree it just has to fit your body to look right. No one wants a bobblehead model;)

Oct 10 12 04:03 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Abby Hawkins wrote:
Quasi-related: I have a large Irish melon, and I was trying to ice hockey helmets.  None fit, and I mentioned to my husband how a certain helmet was uncomfortably tight on the sides, and the guy helping us butts in and goes, "Well that's a men's extra large.  They don't get any bigger than this." 

I wanted to DIE.

I feel like as long as it helps pull off the look, size doesn't matter *snicker*

Funniest ever.

Whenever someone talks about head size I always think of the Michael Meyer's (sp) movie, So I Married An Axe Murderer. His father in the movie, played by him of course, is Scottish and one of the kids has an enormous head.

The father is complaining that the kids head is blocking the TV and he says, "Headdd...Headdd...get outta my way. My God...it's like an orange on a toothpick!"

Sounds way funnier with a heavy Scottish accent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vnZec964c (It's like Sputnik!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRmLGYSc0XQ (It has it's own zipcode!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI_0-kz4lR0

cracks me up every time.

Oct 10 12 04:15 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Anna Adrielle wrote:
I thought this was going to be another dick thread

I really miss those

I thought it was going to be about strobes lol.

Oct 10 12 04:16 pm Link

Photographer

Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

Abby Hawkins wrote:
Haha no -- Ohio, but he started playing ice hockey once he hit college and loves it.  He's been my quasi-coach for the past year or so.

But I'll hold you to your invite if I'm ever in the Georgia area smile

Leave the Tundra.

Come to Georgia.

I will leave the studio lights on for you!

Being your Hubby.  We can toast a Moosehead beer to "big-headed-hockey-playing-models and the Ohio boys smart enough to marry them."

Oct 10 12 04:22 pm Link

Photographer

The F-Stop

Posts: 1510

New York, New York, US

If your hair dresser thinks you really have a small head, then, she should only charge you half price!

Oct 10 12 07:04 pm Link

Model

LizzyB

Posts: 2195

Rochester, New York, US

i have a big head and don't like it...women's hats, headbands, those small hair scarves...can't wear 'em

Oct 10 12 07:11 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12827

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Anna Adrielle wrote:
I thought this was going to be another dick thread

I really miss those

I was expecting a GWC thread, sort of the same idea.  Maybe later after a escort thread or two

Oct 10 12 07:19 pm Link

Photographer

Babylon Dubaron Imagery

Posts: 342

San Antonio, Texas, US

Guurl you live in San Antonio, there are a TON of big headed people here. Myself being one of them. San Antonio, the city of Bobbleheads.

Oct 10 12 07:25 pm Link

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Ken Marcus Studios

Posts: 8491

Los Angeles, California, US

Jay Leno has a big head . . .
If your head isn't as big as his, I wouldn't worry.

However, there is a disproportionate number of successful entertainers, movie stars, politicians, and corporate executives that have larger than average head sizes.

Something to keep you awake worrying about late at night . . .

KM

Oct 10 12 07:25 pm Link

Model

MichelleGenevieve

Posts: 97

Austin, Texas, US

Wow, I thought this was going into an entirely different direction, as in

- which head do men think with more frequently?

- or maybe a discussion of tripod accessories?

[Never mind . . .]

Oct 10 12 07:37 pm Link

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BlueMoonPics

Posts: 4429

New York, New York, US

salvatori. wrote:
Not sure I understand any of this. What can one do about one's head size?

O_o

You can try this...
http://www.addamsfamily.com/addams/f_headache.jpg

Oct 10 12 08:06 pm Link

Model

Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Oct 10 12 08:09 pm Link

Photographer

dgold

Posts: 10273

North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US

MichelleGenevieve wrote:
Wow, I thought this was going into an entirely different direction, as in

- which head do men think with more frequently?

- or maybe a discussion of tripod accessories?

[Never mind . . .]

...same for myself.
The tripod accessory thought thing would not have gotton a click from me -
I thought my big head and my lil head had nothing whatsoevah to do with anything butt.

Oct 10 12 08:15 pm Link

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Eridu

Posts: 623

Boston, Massachusetts, US

BlueMoonPics wrote:
You can try this...
http://www.addamsfamily.com/addams/f_headache.jpg

Or, this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSIXFlOPeH4

Oct 13 12 11:32 pm Link

Model

Van Burnham

Posts: 90

Portland, Oregon, US

I remember replying to a thread a few weeks ago that toy posted about strong facial features and I described their relation to head size in there, small vs large to be exact.
Your head is the way it should be, it's proportional and it can't be changed, so don't worry about it. I'm 5'9" and a male, and my head is smaller than my girlfriends who is 5'5", but neither of us look abnormal... In fact, quite the opposite, we both look totally normal, because our heads are the size and proportions that they are suppose to be.
You need to accept who you are and be confident with that person, regardless of head size, strong facial features, etc... Eluding confidence is your most important feature as a model.

Oct 14 12 09:15 am Link

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Hill Country Vision

Posts: 91

Brownwood, Texas, US

The OP has a fitting avatar for this subject. smile

Edit: Awe, she changed her avi. (again).

Oct 14 12 10:57 am Link

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Colorblinded

Posts: 652

Rochester, New York, US

I suffer from large melonitis.  I'd rather have a big head than a small head (guess I'm in luck) although it does make hats and helmets a pain to hunt for.

Oct 14 12 11:06 am Link

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Sineann

Posts: 633

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Not to be insensitive, but I'd say it really doesn't matter.  You have what you have and there's nothing you can do to change it, so who cares?  If you take every comment about your body/appearance to heart, it'll take all the fun out of modeling - which I'm assuming is your hobby rather than career, so it is SUPPOSED to be fun.  Your look wont' work for everyone . . . .there's no one "ideal" look that works for everyone.  I've been told that my eyes are too far apart, I know my features are very asymmetrical . . . but there's nothing I can do about any of it other than own it and accept it as my own personal "brand," so to speak.  Work what you've got! I'm told that I'm weird or interesting far more often than I'm told I'm pretty, and I've come to own that.

Lots of highly successful models have weird or unconventional features.  It seems that's almost more popular these days than elegant, refined faces.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kQKSH7T2mv0/T … +cover.jpg

http://stylebust.com/wp-content/uploads … -rings.jpg

take into consideration Lara & Abbey Lee's teeth . . . .

http://ftape.com/model/wp-content/uploa … eveld.jpeg

Daphne has a larger nose and very low brows, haven't hurt her a bit!

Oct 14 12 11:38 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Hill Country Vision wrote:
The OP has a fitting avatar for this subject. smile

Very nice! lol

Oct 14 12 11:41 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Sineann wrote:
Not to be insensitive, but I'd say it really doesn't matter.  You have what you have and there's nothing you can do to change it, so who cares?  If you take every comment about your body/appearance to heart, it'll take all the fun out of llamaing - which I'm assuming is your hobby rather than career, so it is SUPPOSED to be fun.  Your look wont' work for everyone . . . .there's no one "ideal" look that works for everyone.  I've been told that my eyes are too far apart, I know my features are very asymmetrical . . . but there's nothing I can do about any of it other than own it and accept it as my own personal "brand," so to speak.  Work what you've got! I'm told that I'm weird or interesting far more often than I'm told I'm pretty, and I've come to own that.

Lots of highly successful llamas have weird or unconventional features.  It seems that's almost more popular these days than elegant, refined faces.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kQKSH7T2mv0/T … gap_lara_i d cover.jpg

http://stylebust.com/wp-content/uploads … -rings.jpg

take into consideration Lara

Oct 14 12 11:45 am Link