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Makeup Artist

Pinch of Pretty MUA

Posts: 46

Deerfield Beach, Florida, US

Im planning on hiring a photographer and getting some models so I cant get some shots for my port, but I came to the conclusion that since I would be the one organizing the shoot, that I would need accessories and maybe even clothes for the models. Im not hiring at stylist, at least not for this one. But do any of you think that I should purchase these items since we primarily use head shots for our port? I would still need accessories and stuff huh? And clothes if they are going to do body shots.

Jan 21 13 09:40 pm Link

Hair Stylist

rick lesser

Posts: 726

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Why not ask the models to bring clothing and accessories?  Give them an idea of what your looking to achieve.  Ask your friends.  That's what my friends and I do.  You could always buy and return.  But I didn't say that!  Macys wouldn't like it!  R-

Jan 22 13 07:26 am Link

Makeup Artist

Kim Y

Posts: 235

Los Angeles, California, US

why not just do a beauty shoot with no accessories and no clothes if you are hiring a photographer. its your dime... do what you want to do?

Jan 22 13 08:19 am Link

Model

Tiffiney C

Posts: 570

Los Angeles, California, US

As a makeup artist it's very important to have gorgeous headshots in your port. I wouldn't think a stylist is necessary for some awesome beauty shots that will showcase your work. However, a hairstylist may help if you do not do hair or a slicked back hairstyle so that the focus is primarily on the face would be awesome. You want to have strong images displaying your work before you focus on complimenting anyone else (styling). Good luck smile

Tiff
www.TiffineyC.com

Jan 22 13 08:33 am Link

Photographer

Thomas Van Dyke

Posts: 1774

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Tiffiney C wrote:
As a makeup artist it's very important to have gorgeous headshots in your port. I wouldn't think a stylist is necessary for some awesome beauty shots that will showcase your work. However, a hairstylist may help if you do not do hair or a slicked back hairstyle so that the focus is primarily on the face would be awesome. You want to have strong images displaying your work before you focus on complimenting anyone else (styling). Good luck smile

Tiff
www.TiffineyC.com

+1  for an MUA's portfolio shoot a tube top is all that is necessary... most all professional models carry one in their kit... black is ideal since any other hue/chroma may contribute to color contamination...  ear decor works... and for beauty narratives well shaped nails (clear preferred) are imperative to allow the talent to work their hands close to the face...

If you can't style hair, pulled back works...

Jan 22 13 09:39 am Link

Makeup Artist

Pinch of Pretty MUA

Posts: 46

Deerfield Beach, Florida, US

Thanks everyone, I do hair as well. I think Ill go with the idea of having them in a basic top, or tube top and go from there. I guess that will help focus more so on the makeup. Or Ill just have them bring nice pieces they have and do a few shots with those.

Jan 22 13 07:14 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Robin Dorton Head Candy

Posts: 183

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US

Most of the time I let the models know what I'm looking for and they bring a bunch of their own clothes & accessories. A lot of times they have stuff in their wardrobe they've been waiting to use in a photo shoot so just let them know what styles you're looking for and they're usually more than happy to help out.

Jan 23 13 09:09 pm Link

Photographer

SKITA Studios

Posts: 1566

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Tiffiney C wrote:
hairstylist may help if you do not do hair or a slicked back hairstyle

+1 on this.
If you're doing a makeup shoot, it'd help if you know how to slick back hair, especially frizzly hair because models' hair tends to get teased up a bit and that seems to wreck the hair fibers so it frizzes :-P

Usually, you can get get one or two nice pieces of jewelry...models usually have this too.  There are a few examples in my port.
And give photographers time to process the photos...makeup photos take a *lot* more time than waist high or full body.  At least for me, it's 4hrs vs. 1hr because I edit at print resolution (let them know if you just want screen resolution so it cuts their work down and can get photos to you faster :-)

Jan 25 13 03:36 pm Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Studio FDC

Posts: 2

New York, New York, US

We're looking for a hairstylist for our video shot, please check out the bulletin below & let us know if you can help out:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/mystuff/bull … tin/222385

Jan 26 13 10:47 am Link