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-Titania-
Posts: 11,964
Pocatello, Idaho, US


Aug 06 09 12:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
LipsumLorem
Posts: 279
Ha, Haa, Bhutan


I personally think there is a market for every niche. I'm signed with an agency they don't care. Yes they have only found me one job so far (in a monthish) but still. There is something out there for everyone. Your chances of being about to do this full-time is virtually nil because it is a niche market but then again your 5"2 so I think you will almost do better then you would normally by being in a niche market since otherwise you would just be one of the tons and tons of short pretty girls who want to be models.
Aug 06 09 02:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Coryat Photography
Posts: 40
Clarksville, Tennessee, US


love them wish i could find a model in my area that has them
Aug 06 09 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
AndreaMY
Posts: 770
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


LISA AKA CRIMSON REIGN wrote:
AS YOU CAN SEE, I'M A MODEL WITH DREADLOCKS AND I DO PRETTY GOOD SINCE I CAN STYLE THEM IN ALMOST ANYWAY POSSIBLE. MY LENGTH GIVES ME THAT FLEXIBILITY, BUT ON THE DOWN SIDE, WITH SO MUCH HAIR, IT'S HARD TO FIND WIGS AND HATS THAT WILL FIT.

I am going to try a few wigs myself. I think you have to just braid your locs while they are wet. I saw this in a magazine a few years ago. They showed a lady with locs and how her locs were styled where could wear a wig. looked nice!

Aug 06 09 05:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
AndreaMY
Posts: 770
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


I realllyyyy do love my locs!! Best style ever!! But I am going to try a few wigs for different looks. I think that maybe that will show agencies I can be diverse with my hair or look.
Aug 06 09 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Caperucita Roja
Posts: 11,541
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom


L Raye wrote:
Wynd had great dreads:

18+

http://www.ellemmphotography.com/Images … _small.jpg

Aaaww Wynd is gone? sad

Aug 06 09 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,413
Oakland Acres, Iowa, US


The last model I shot had them - very fun.



http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090417/10/49e8c27d58c0e.jpg



18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … up_id=&ua=
Aug 06 09 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L Raye
Posts: 5,000
Petaluma, California, US


L Raye wrote:
Wynd had great dreads:

18+

http://www.ellemmphotography.com/Images … _small.jpg
Caperucita Roja wrote:
Aaaww Wynd is gone? sad

Nope -  She is around these days.

Aug 06 09 05:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dragonfly Art
Posts: 1,589
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US


-Titania- wrote:
iMonstrosity http://www.modelmayhem.com/114261

http://modelmayhm-1.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090804/17/4a78d10a973d1_m.jpg

FTW. borat

Aug 06 09 07:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dragonfly Art
Posts: 1,589
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US


Sultan Blackwell In LA wrote:
See Moon Marie

http://www.modelmayhem.com/member.php?id=579858

Yup. http://modelmayhm-5.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090729/19/4a70ff2e90686_m.jpg

Aug 06 09 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ossuary
Posts: 1,671
San Francisco, California, US


I dig it. (posting from my model profile...oops) I may actually dread my mohawk once it gets longer. One thing I personally can't stand is fake dreadlocks. But they have a market too....just not with me.
Aug 07 09 07:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mErocrush
Posts: 9,739
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Miss Nautilus wrote:
what's your opinion?


(i'd like to hear from models with dreads too!)


-Nautilus

Love 'em.

Aug 07 09 01:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
AKN
Posts: 261
San Clemente, California, US


MYS Britt  wrote:
Dreads look great!
( but often bring me out in a rash or smell bad).

I love the clip ons that i use, as then i can still look any ways I want...
and have really clean hair.

I got them in London, they are the S***!!

you can wash locs, you know
in fact, it's highly recommended

Aug 07 09 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Ashley J
Posts: 31
Houston, Texas, US


Daeva Adaeze wrote:

MYS Britt  wrote:
Dreads look great!
( but often bring me out in a rash or smell bad).
Aug 07 09 11:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ashley J
Posts: 31
Houston, Texas, US


JAHEYLA J  wrote:

Daeva Adaeze wrote:

MYS Britt  wrote:
Dreads look great!
( but often bring me out in a rash or smell bad).

MY DREADS DONT SMELL LOL ACTTUALLY THEY SMELL LIKE VICTORIA SECRET NEW SHAMPOO IS GREAT!

Aug 07 09 11:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Heston Quan
Posts: 43
Placentia, California, US


Emakhet! She cut her dreads off, but is still a uniquely beautiful person. She has a great vibe about her.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/632155
Aug 08 09 12:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Knautica20
Posts: 329
Cookeville, Tennessee, US


Woo! Another model with dreads! Sometimes I feel like the only one ^_^ I think theres a great market for it, all of my photographers love them! I mean, sure you probably won't get the same type of work as your average model would, but we still have plenty of work cut out for us. After all, us "alternative" models are becoming pretty popular!
Aug 08 09 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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JasmineBowen
Posts: 485
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


I walked in Toronto Alternative Fashion Week for a designer that made ALL her models look like her, dreadlocks and cateye glasses, just like her. It was well recieved.
Out of the 12 models in that show, I think only myself and 2 other girls had to have fake dreads put in.
So yes, there is a market for them.
Aug 09 09 04:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Julianne Leigh
Posts: 119
Riverside, Rhode Island, US


As a chick who likes chicks, I like chicks with dreds smile

I have done ceramic sculptures of women with dredlocks, in fact that's how I prefer to sculpt them.
Aug 09 09 07:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moon Pix Photography
Posts: 3,890
Syracuse, New York, US


Miss Nautilus wrote:
what's your opinion?


(i'd like to hear from models with dreads too!)


-Nautilus

CRAZY about models with dreadlocks... being an ex-hippie (LOL).
Dreadlock models traveling through NY - drop me a message!

Aug 09 09 07:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moon Pix Photography
Posts: 3,890
Syracuse, New York, US


Julianne Leigh wrote:
As a chick who likes chicks, I like chicks with dreds smile

I have done ceramic sculptures of women with dredlocks, in fact that's how I prefer to sculpt them.

I am also a sculpture and a lot of my woman figures have dreads. smile

Aug 09 09 07:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Victim of Changes
Posts: 173
Columbus, Ohio, US


I have dreadfalls in many colors that I make myself.  Good alternative if you can't dread your own hair for whatever reasons.  You can do them in your own hair color or cool colors, which I have both.  www.ikickshins.net is a good place to start.  You can get already made dreads (expensive) or supplies to make your own.
Aug 09 09 07:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
deletedthisaccount
Posts: 499
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Artis wrote:
I think it would be the same as asking "models with bobs?"

With some people, it adds character and is suiting of them, and some people don't look right with them.  (My opinion) I have locks and I generally like locks. I've seen a few models on MM and elsewhere where it was definately a part of their appeal.

Totally agree.

PLUS there is some market for dreads... surf wear and alternative, goth and even leaning towards commercial if it's anything organic or earth 'friendly'. oh i love stereotypes... smile

xx

Aug 09 09 11:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Esosa E
Posts: 1
Los Angeles, California, US


I am a model with dreadlocks who happens to be 5'10" tall and a size 2. I have managed to book many notable clients and spreads in national magazines. Regardless, I have not been taken on by an agency yet who is willing to push me to the next level. www.modelmayhem.com/esosa
Sep 14 12 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
dgold
Posts: 10,269
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US


I likey dreads:

http://www.dgoldphoto.com/images/ELLIE-PORTRAITS%20AT%20SEA-23.jpg



http://www.dgoldphoto.com/images/ELLIE-PORTRAITS%20AT%20SEA-17.jpg
Sep 14 12 11:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J Welborn
Posts: 2,552
Clarksville, Tennessee, US


I would say they are a limiting factor ---they look like an old rug in photos . Get a wig before you destroy your hair .
Sep 14 12 11:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DEP E510
Posts: 1,518
Miramar, Florida, US


J  Welborn wrote:
I would say they are a limiting factor ---they look like an old rug in photos . Get a wig before you destroy your hair .

Differences of opinion...

Some people scour for models with wild hair-- mohawks, beehives, ankle-length, dreadlocks, cornrows, etc.

Models should not be afraid to be themselves.

Sep 14 12 12:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Affinity Finch
Posts: 652
Bodmin, England, United Kingdom


Dreads look awesome! I wish you the best of luck in your modeling career! Come to England I know a few togs who'd love to shoot with you haha! I'm planning to lock up my hair soon anyways so I could be seen as bias but hey, my opinion still counts right! Best of luck to you xx
Sep 14 12 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rob Photosby
Posts: 2,326
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Esosa wrote:
I am a model with dreadlocks who happens to be 5'10" tall and a size 2. I have managed to book many notable clients and spreads in national magazines. Regardless, I have not been taken on by an agency yet who is willing to push me to the next level. www.modelmayhem.com/esosa

Dreadlocks are a bit like tattoos in that they can be done well, but they are hard to do well.  Consequently, they do tend to limit options, especially if you are looking for mainstream work.

Sep 14 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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J Jessica
Posts: 2,186
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US


Ooooooh.
I know a photog with dreads.

^^;

Not sure if he'd appreciate me posting a picture of him, though.
Meh, he doesn't come on MM often so I think I can get away with it:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/389500_10150436354348720_6652687_n.jpg

Dreadlocks or "locs" can look so professional and they can be versatile.
They are looked down upon by some older people in my mom's Jamaican culture, however.
Sep 14 12 05:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Garry k
Posts: 26,945
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


outside of Jamaica its a fail - fashion wise for women
Sep 15 12 01:27 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Alixx Rose
Posts: 225
Atlanta, Georgia, US


I've had my dreadlocks for about two years now, and honestly they are the most complimented thing about me (besides my smile).
I don't think having them puts me on the category of "alternative" though some will automatically file me there. I can still do beauty and glamour and pin-up and fashion. Like any other look, some people will love it and others will pass it by.

Having dreadlocks is a lifestyle choice, you know from the beginning some people will look at you differently, or think your 'dirty', but those people matter less and less as life goes on. You know your beautiful, and teh people who matter know it too.

I've been told by alot of people that I wouldnt be able to model because of my dreadlocks, and other girls with dreads tell me all the time how they can't get booked because of theirs. In my opinion, they just need to look for a gig that is as interesting as they are. Why do a cookie cutter girl next door shoot when you can do something crazy to go with your crazy look?

And hey, if someone needs someone to model with their water pipes or hula hoops or music festival or steampunk couture.. I feel I've got a one up on the chick with strait hair and no tattoos.

Or ya know, I could always wear a wig
Sep 16 12 11:01 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Alixx Rose
Posts: 225
Atlanta, Georgia, US


dgold wrote:
I likey dreads:

http://www.dgoldphoto.com/images/ELLIE-PORTRAITS%20AT%20SEA-23.jpg



http://www.dgoldphoto.com/images/ELLIE-PORTRAITS%20AT%20SEA-17.jpg

these arent dreads. these are braids

Sep 16 12 11:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moon Pix Photography
Posts: 3,890
Syracuse, New York, US


I love, love, love, dreadlocks.  A HUGE plus for me.
Sep 16 12 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
dgold
Posts: 10,269
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US


Alixx Rose wrote:

these arent dreads. these are braids

Silly me.

Sep 16 12 11:13 am  Link  Quote 
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Kayla Nicole Model
Posts: 3
Toledo, Ohio, US


I have dreads and I model for a few sites... people really seem to love them! I had hot pink synthetics and now I have pink real dreads.
Sep 17 12 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rich Burroughs
Posts: 3,259
Portland, Oregon, US


RivkaBerman Photography wrote:
You just have to find the right photographers and styles for youself. You're hair shouldnt effect anything.

I really, really disagree with this. A model's hair has a huge impact on what kind of work they can do.

I'm not saying someone shouldn't get dreads if they want to, but I think it's really off base to say it won't effect anything. Some photographers will not want to shoot with someone with dreads. Of course you can say the same thing about tattoos and other body mods.

I'm generally not a big fan of dreads and it would make me less likely to work with someone. I'm not saying it would be a no, but I'd need to be more stoked about shooting with them.

Sep 17 12 04:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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ChaiNoir
Posts: 345
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


The Silencing Machine wrote:
I love anything on a model that is considered "out of the norm."

+1

Sep 18 12 07:21 am  Link  Quote 
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ChaiNoir
Posts: 345
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


I have dreadlocks - very very long dreadlocks. And you can put a wig over them smile
The only issue is Scalp .. My poor scalp has taken quiet a battering after 12 years of growth. Saying that , Cellery juice - Apple Cider vinegar - Carrot oil - Cocconut oil massaged twice weekly and a weekly wash help.

Dreadlocks are very versatile , you can have just as many styles as anyone with long hair. My fave is a Nubian updo smile
Sep 18 12 07:24 am  Link  Quote 
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ChaiNoir
Posts: 345
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Garry k wrote:
outside of Jamaica its a fail - fashion wise for wome

I love how Jamaica always comes into the converstaion when talking about dreadlocks wink
Sep 18 12 07:25 am  Link  Quote 
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