Help! I've been asked to do a pompadour style on a male model (this is fine) but the shoot will be on location with no access to electricity, so can't do my preferred method of using a hairdryer. I'm trying to locate some cordless straighteners as I've seen a YouTube video of these being used to an alright effect (although it all becomes a bit devoid of texture and isn't really what the photographer's after). I don't want to shell out for some as its an unpaid gig and I've never needed them before. The model's hair looks too short to try clipping. Has anyone got any ideas? Backcombing??
When this has happened to me I have always been able to locate a pub nearby and asked nicely to use their plug socket... I've never been turned down yet? At that time of the morning they are open but empty usually so a couple of well behaved artists having a cup of tea and using a hairdryer is not a problem.
As a last resort you could try some backcombing powders and a good teasing brush/comb? Even use a cut up bun ring to add extra height and cover it over with hair. I have had to do that before on a female model when creating a beehive in the middle of nowhere.
Thanks, but I wanted a more textured style with good height rather than the slick style was able to use a hairdryer in a pub anyway, with backcombing for reshaping in the wind... Thanks for everyone's tips!