Forums > Model Colloquy > Would dying my hair be a positive or negative

Model

Charlottte

Posts: 44

Reading, England, United Kingdom

So, it's not a drastic change, but I'm considering dying my hair to this colour:

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As other models/photographers do you think this will be a positive or negative on my modelling? Would people still want to shoot with me do you think?

I tend to do fashion/high fashion styled work with an alternative twist, what do you guys think?

Oct 21 12 04:27 am Link

Model

Ifa Brand

Posts: 128

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

It would suit you.


Not so sure if dying your hair in this color would give you more work in (high) fashion.
Think it would give you more work in the alt. industry.

Just my 2 Euro cents. 
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Oct 21 12 04:36 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

For the Alt market, yes.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Oct 21 12 04:49 am Link

Photographer

Kent Art Photography

Posts: 2927

Ashford, England, United Kingdom

Oh, no.

Good grief, no.














My opinion, anyway, for what it's worth.

Oct 21 12 04:51 am Link

Photographer

Rob Photosby

Posts: 2995

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I think it would be a step backwards.

Oct 21 12 06:21 am Link

Model

Charlottte

Posts: 44

Reading, England, United Kingdom

Hmmm, opposing opinions. I'm not sure what to do. I love modelling more than anything, so maybe I shouldn't? But it could give me a stronger look for alt fashion?

Tricky!

Oct 21 12 10:31 am Link

Model

Jonas JG

Posts: 17

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Maybe try to tone your hair into that colour, with a dye that washes out after a few washes. Then get a few pictures of it and put in your port, and see if photographers seem to like it or not. Then whenever someone would like to shoot you in that hair colour you can just dye it back again smile Seems better to be able to switch between colours quickly rather than to make it permanent.

Oct 21 12 11:52 am Link

Photographer

Keith S Photography

Posts: 787

Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, US

You owe me 90 seconds of my life back.  fml

Oct 21 12 11:57 am Link

Model

Magda Kulpinska

Posts: 543

Paris, Île-de-France, France

You can always try die that washes out.

If I were you I'd do it just to test if it boosts the demands in alternative photography!

Oct 21 12 12:09 pm Link

Photographer

SoCal Chris

Posts: 7

Ventura, California, US

I personally prefer natural hair colors... that's definitely more alt style.

Oct 21 12 12:12 pm Link

Model

iva leah

Posts: 17

Brooklyn, New York, US

If you usually work with a hair stylist on shoots, couldn't they dye your hair if they didn't like it?

Oct 21 12 07:09 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Madly Hatted Millinery

Posts: 5

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

If you are any good with photoshop (or know someone who is) I would suggest editing a pic you already have to make it look like you have lilac coloured hair. That way you can see what it looks like without actually doing it.

I think the colour would work nicely for Alt. modelling, and is pale enough to be able to transfer to other area as well. It is also easily coloured over, and able to be edited in photoshop.

Oct 21 12 07:14 pm Link

Photographer

730372

Posts: 1952

Abbeville, Alabama, US

Your port is already very much alt anyway so I don't think it will affect your bookings very much either way.

Oct 23 12 11:44 am Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4125

Los Angeles, California, US

T B O L wrote:
Your port is already very much alt anyway so I don't think it will affect your bookings very much either way.

+1

Although I like the stark platinum color of your hair as it is now.

Oct 23 12 06:12 pm Link

Model

Alabaster Crowley

Posts: 8265

Tucson, Arizona, US

iva leah wrote:
If you usually work with a hair stylist on shoots, couldn't they dye your hair if they didn't like it?

What?

Oct 23 12 06:29 pm Link

Model

Alivia Autumn

Posts: 610

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

For diverse photos would help. For more work, hindrance

Oct 23 12 06:36 pm Link

Model

Amelia Simone

Posts: 2127

Los Angeles, California, US

I like it smile
Maybe try the wash-out color as some have stated, though.
I know I've become dead set on a color before and hated the
way it turned out after. If there's a temporary way to see how you'll like it,
I say go for it.

Oct 24 12 11:01 am Link