Body Parts Modeling
Is body parts modeling for you?
When someone hears the word "model" they tend to think of a woman who stands over 5'11, has a perfect, slim figure, and graces magazine covers worldwide.
However, there is more to modeling than traditional catalog or runway modeling. Parts modeling is another aspect of the career and it has different qualifications than traditional modeling.
In fact, a person's height is of very little importance when it comes to body parts modeling.
Parts modeling refers to modeling specific body parts, such as the hands, legs, feet, abs, torso, buttocks, lips, arms, hair, neck, and ears.
It's important to realize that when dealing with parts modeling you will be classified as a specialty model and will deal with specific divisions of modeling agencies that focus on this type of modeling.
One of the largest agencies that specialize in parts models is the New York City based, Parts Models. There are many avenues in which parts models can find work.
Though parts models aren't required for runway work, they are used in print and television ads frequently. In fact, parts models often are paid a greater rate for television work than typical models.
Hair models are used for shampoo, conditioner, and hair coloring ads, hand models are needed for lotion, dishwashing liquid, jewelry, and nail polish commercials.
Leg models are used frequently for commercials or print ads marketing nylons, lotions, hair removal treatments, and more.
It's also important to understand that you must be just as committed to a career in parts modeling as any model is about his or her career.
Parts modeling is a competitive field and it isn't as glamorous as being a supermodel, and doesn't involve traveling to exotic locations for extended modeling work or photo shoots.