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Photographer
A-M-P
Posts: 18,085
Orlando, Florida, US


Are there any bald models out there?

So I have a project that requires a few 3-5 bald models of different ethnicity skin colors etc.

So I did a search in my area for 100 mile radius and only 3 results and none of them were not even fully bald they had short tapered hair and were African American. Search NH,CT and RI and zero results for each state.

Is being bald really rare in the modeling industry. I wouldn't even know were to find female models that are bald.

sad
Dec 28 10 08:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
aaaaaaaaaac
Posts: 2,497
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom


I want to photograph a tattoo'd female model who has a shaved head.

That's one of the things on my ' to do list '
Dec 28 10 08:26 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Jay
Posts: 20,333
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US


Big-A is bald right now hehe.  But it's something that is otherwise rare I think.

Have you thought about maybe having a SFX MUA do bald caps on girls with short hair?
Dec 28 10 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
LizW_Makeup
Posts: 1,621
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I would love to work with a bald model, and more short-haired models in general! If you find one, I'm so there smile

A lot of times for fashion shoots, the baldness is created with a bald cap (which, unfortunately, is a technique not yet in my repertoire) and retouching - being fully bald would limit a model's marketability somewhat. But there are exceptions.
Dec 28 10 08:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CLOSED 2011
Posts: 68
Paris, Île-de-France, France


Angela Michelle Perez wrote:
Are there any bald models out there?

So I have a project that requires a few 3-5 bald models of different ethnicity skin colors etc.

So I did a search in my area for 100 mile radius and only 3 results and none of them were not even fully bald they had short tapered hair and were African American. Search NH,CT and RI and zero results for each state.

Is being bald really rare in the modeling industry. I wouldn't even know were to find female models that are bald.

sad

The only person I have ever seen in reality pulling off the bald look is Natalie Portman...

Dec 28 10 08:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A-M-P
Posts: 18,085
Orlando, Florida, US


Rachel Jay wrote:
Big-A is bald right now hehe.  But it's something that is otherwise rare I think.

Have you thought about maybe having a SFX MUA do bald caps on girls with short hair?

I thought about it but I wasn't sure it would look as real as I want for it. The project is for a beauty series really close up. To show that bald can be beautiful. I have a friend who suffers from a hair loss disease and it inspired me to shoot this. I find it so beautiful it shows facial features and their elongated necks. No hair to detract from the face and the make up.

Dec 28 10 08:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GM Photography
Posts: 6,056
Olympia, Washington, US


V Nixie is amazing, but I'm not sure if she has hair now or not:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/539093
Dec 28 10 08:35 am  Link  Quote 
Model
JoJo
Contest Queen
Posts: 24,759
Clearwater, Florida, US


Dec 28 10 08:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,241
Orlando, Florida, US


C L A V I C wrote:
I want to photograph a tattoo'd female model who has a shaved head.

That's one of the things on my ' to do list '

JoJo is tattooed and often bald. I imagine if you fly her out to you, she'd shave for you.

Dec 28 10 08:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,241
Orlando, Florida, US


JoJo wrote:
Dec 28 10 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel Jay
Posts: 20,333
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US


Angela Michelle Perez wrote:
I thought about it but I wasn't sure it would look as real as I want for it. The project is for a beauty series really close up. To show that bald can be beautiful. I have a friend who suffers from a hair loss disease and it inspired me to shoot this. I find it so beautiful it shows facial features and their elongated necks. No hair to detract from the face and the make up.

Alopecia?

Maybe see if your friend is part of a support group for her disease, and see if you can contact that group (or others in your area) and perhaps find someone that way.  It might add to the power of the images to use people who suffer from a disease like that.

Dec 28 10 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
_AmberRose_
Posts: 1,104
New York, New York, US


Iain Alexander wrote:

The only person I have ever seen in reality pulling off the bald look is Natalie Portman...

Thats sad sad I have seen many bald women who pulled it off very well. Do a nice google search! I am sure you will be pleased.

Dec 28 10 08:48 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura Jean-Marie
Posts: 429
Seattle, Washington, US


I've seen a few around here but unfortunately can't think of the ones that haven't been mentioned already. I'm waiting for a friend of mine to come in here waiting eagerly, he loves bald models. (Nyk - http://www.modelmayhem.com/1440919)

Personally, I've always liked baldies, period. When I met my husband online and then discovered he kept his head shaved... I knew I was going to marry him, right then. tongue (I jest, but really? Bald = hot. You know, on attractive people, not necessarily old wrinkly men. But hey, if they can rock it, cool. Stopping now...)

Good luck!

*edit* Remembered some of them! But they'd definitely have to travel.

http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/avatars/7/1/3/0/2/9/713029920_m.jpg

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/avatars/1/0/0/2/9/1/8/1002918958_m.jpg
Dec 28 10 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A-M-P
Posts: 18,085
Orlando, Florida, US


Laura Jean-Marie wrote:
I've seen a few around here but unfortunately can't think of the ones that haven't been mentioned already. I'm waiting for a friend of mine to come in here waiting eagerly, he loves bald models. (Nyk - http://www.modelmayhem.com/1440919)

Personally, I've always liked baldies, period. When I met my husband online and then discovered he kept his head shaved... I knew I was going to marry him, right then. tongue (I jest, but really? Bald = hot. You know, on attractive people, not necessarily old wrinkly men. But hey, if they can rock it, cool. Stopping now...)

Good luck!

*edit* Remembered some of them! But they'd definitely have to travel.

http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/avatars/7/1/3/0/2/9/713029920_m.jpg

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/avatars/1/0/0/2/9/1/8/1002918958_m.jpg

Oh wow they are beautiful smile

Dec 28 10 09:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nathan Sol
Posts: 577
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, US


Freddie.

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100913/06/4c8e2d5d03ee9_m.jpg
Dec 28 10 09:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Keys88 Photo
Posts: 17,646
New York, New York, US


GM Photography wrote:
V Nixie is amazing, but I'm not sure if she has hair now or not:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/539093

I believe she's sporting hair nowadays, but she was quite a great bald model.

(She's great with hair too, but I don't think she currently fits your bill.  You may want to contact her to see if/when she'll be shaving again)

Dec 28 10 12:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Keys88 Photo
Posts: 17,646
New York, New York, US


I believe Sahani Blue (http://www.modelmayhem.com/423866 ) also periodically shaves her head.
Dec 28 10 12:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tog
Posts: 55,204
Birmingham, Alabama, US


Kat Love was at one time.  I don't know if she still is or is still on MM.

http://www.wgrowland.com/p834919981/h22281768#h22281768

Had to go to my gallery to offer a picture, the one in my port chops of the top of her head.
Dec 28 10 12:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Opisthocoma
Posts: 267
Amherst, Massachusetts, US


Yo

(I am a bald model in Massachusetts)
Dec 28 10 01:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BatchFoto Photography
Posts: 1,367
Portland, Oregon, US


I think Alija Whitebird is balled and using wigs at the moment.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1696283
Dec 28 10 01:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cait Chan
Posts: 6,272
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Pay em enough money to where they will wanna shave their heads just to work with you! tongue
Dec 28 10 01:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MMDesign
Posts: 18,647
Louisville, Kentucky, US


http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080725/15/488a25066cab2_m.jpg

Though she doesn't live close enough to you.
Dec 28 10 01:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sirensong
Posts: 2,173
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom


Iain Alexander wrote:
The only person I have ever seen in reality pulling off the bald look is Natalie Portman...

Kumi, sadly retired now for the most part..personally I think she stomps on sweet cutsey Natalie

http://modelmayhm-7.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080117/04/478f216805e4b.jpg

Dec 28 10 01:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Richard Karlsen
Posts: 1,761
Gloversville, New York, US


Might be close to your 100 miles.

  http://www.modelmayhem.com/662918

never worked with her, ranges from very short to bald.  talked with her a couple of years ago, didn't fit my budget, don't know now
Dec 28 10 01:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeffrey Blake Adams
Posts: 607
Miami Beach, Florida, US


a top MUA can create this look for you, w no damage to the model's hair
Dec 28 10 01:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V Nixie
Posts: 2,049
Los Angeles, California, US


Nathan Sol wrote:
Freddie.

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100913/06/4c8e2d5d03ee9_m.jpg

Freddie is currently pregnant wink.

Dec 28 10 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V Nixie
Posts: 2,049
Los Angeles, California, US


How long will you be doing this project wink?
You just missed me bald but I'll likely be doing it again.
http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100722/09/4c486c512ea90_m.jpg
Dec 28 10 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
ModestD
Posts: 91
Abingdon, Maryland, US


Too bad you are not looking for male bald models, lol
Dec 28 10 04:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Big A-Larger Than Life
Posts: 33,407
The Woodlands, Texas, US


Rachel Jay wrote:
Big-A is bald right now hehe.  But it's something that is otherwise rare I think.

cool

Dec 28 10 04:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
William Kious
Posts: 8,841
Delphos, Ohio, US


When I see bald, female models, it always makes me think of Lt. Ilia from Star Trek:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_X3lNYc1hcaE/S95CE6LgNhI/AAAAAAAAApo/v_NeX0Z9X0c/s1600/ilia.jpg
Dec 28 10 04:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
karenjerzykphotography
Posts: 1,752
Boston, Massachusetts, US


18+ image: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/15184253

If any of you are from the New England area, she's amazing smile

Edit: Didn't notice you were from New Bedford. She's from MA. Definitely get in touch with her.
Dec 28 10 04:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
sofija
Posts: 23,614
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Dec 28 10 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MadameKitty
Posts: 13,579
Palmer - permanent station of the US, Sector claimed by Argentina/Chile/UK, Antarctica


This lady is now bald and is in your area:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/405196
Dec 28 10 08:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MadameKitty
Posts: 13,579
Palmer - permanent station of the US, Sector claimed by Argentina/Chile/UK, Antarctica


Opisthocoma wrote:
Yo

(I am a bald model in Massachusetts)

You beat me lol

Dec 28 10 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah Sandin
Posts: 7
Los Angeles, California, US


Half my head is shaved
Dec 28 10 08:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V Nixie
Posts: 2,049
Los Angeles, California, US


Dec 29 10 06:45 am  Link  Quote 
Model
kumi
Posts: 1,017
San Francisco, California, US


yes, i'm pretty much retired. but if i have the time and i get paid, i'll still shoot. maybe.
Jan 05 11 06:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
JaydedPiXiE
Posts: 35
Houston, Texas, US


This thread seems dead, but I think I'll post anyway.
I'm new to the bald game, but I'm loving this look and the versatility it offers.
I'm based in Houston, and would love to shoot with another bald model, possibly some "mannequin" type shots...
I travel about every other month, so if anyone needs a bald chick, please look me up!!!
Hope you are all well in MMland...
Pixie
Sep 12 11 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ManderStudios
Posts: 40
New York, New York, US


I've with Gemma(http://www.modelmayhem.com/2278867) over the summer and her head is completely shaved. She was so much fun to work with smile
Sep 12 11 11:14 am  Link  Quote 
Model
D M M
Posts: 7,905
New York, New York, US


A-M-P wrote:
Are there any bald models out there?

So I have a project that requires a few 3-5 bald models of different ethnicity skin colors etc.

So I did a search in my area for 100 mile radius and only 3 results and none of them were not even fully bald they had short tapered hair and were African American. Search NH,CT and RI and zero results for each state.

Is being bald really rare in the modeling industry. I wouldn't even know were to find female models that are bald.

sad

I was bald. Like, totally bald. I thought the fashion industry would eat me up. Not so.

I did book a shit-ton of work when it grew out into a pixie cut, though.

ETA: Oh, this thread is SO old. Don't bump old threads, dammit. It's against forum rules!!

Sep 12 11 03:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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