Information for models at any photoshoot

The following advice is from stylist Stephane Dosko.

For women

2 days before the shoot
  • Hair should be cut several days before the shoot.
  • Have a manicure and pedicure, finish the nails with a clear lacquer.
  • For those with dark hair, check the sideburns, arms, legs, bikini line and upper lip. Wax or bleach the hair.
  • If  you're going to be doing closeups (makeup shoots especially) have a light facial to close the pores.
The day before the shoot
  • Wash the hair. Do not wash the hair the day of the shoot, it's easier to manage that way.
On the day
  • Leave all jewelery home.
  • Wear anti-perspirant, not deodorant which can stain the clothes.
  • Do not wear perfume which will also mark the clothes.
  • Bring several pairs of shoes appropriate to the shoot.
  • Bring several colours of underwear, especially a strapless bra and g-string in black, white and flesh colour.
  • Wear a button down shirt and sweat pants with no underwear plus sneakers to the shoot. You may look terrible when you arrive but there will be no marks and the stylist will soon have you looking fabulous.
For men

2 days before the shoot
  • Hair should be cut several days before the shoot.
  • Have the finger and toenails done and trimmed square.
  • If you're having closeups done get a light facial.
  • Trim or shave the armpit hair if it shows when your arms are down at your sides.
The day before the shoot
  • Wash the hair the day before the shoot, not the day of the shoot.
  • Arrive the day of the shoot with a beard shadow and bring your shaving kit and a towel so you can do either a clean and/or a rugged look.
  • Take off all rings and watches the day before to avoid marks.
On the day
  • Leave all jewelery home.
  • Wear anti-perspirant, not deodorant which can stain the clothes.
  • Do not wear cologne which will also mark the clothes
  • Bring several pairs and colours of shoes appropriate to the shoot.
  • Bring boxers and briefs in white, black and grey.
  • Bring a short sleaved T-shirt with a round collar and a ribbed (fitted) tank-top, both in white.
  • Wear a loose shirt and/or sweats to the shoot with sneakers.

Model's Tote Bag Contents (From Modelresource.ca click for more information)
Women
Men
Basic Black Heels Black Leather Shoes
Casual Shoes Casual Shoes
Sandals Sandals
Basic Black Dress Plain White T-Shirt
Blue jeans Blue jeans
Head Scarf Head Scarf
Drop Cloth Drop Cloth
Static Guard Static Guard
Lint Remover Lint Remover
Small Sewing Kit Small Sewing Kit
Make-up Kit (see below)
Make-up Kit  (see below)
Wetnaps Wetnaps
Small Mirror Small Mirror
Razor Razor
Deodorant Deodorant
Toothbrush Toothbrush
Black, Beige & Nude Nylons  
Reading Material Reading Material
Water Water
City Map City Map
PORTFOLIO PORTFOLIO


Model's Makeup Kit for Tote Bag
Women
Men
Lip Balm Lip Balm
Tweezers Tweezers
Liquid Foundation Liquid Foundation
Moisturizer Moisturizer
Face Powder --
Waterproof Mascara --
Natural Lip Color --
Neutral Eye Shadow --
Concealer Stick Concealer Stick
Visine Visine