1. Eliminate Salt and Alcohol: Limit or stop drinking alcohol no less than a week before your shoot. Also, cut back on salt. Choose a soda water or cranberry juice if you go out to drink with friends several nights a week. Both salt and alcohol make you retain water, especially in your face, which can make you look bloated in photos. Steer clear of foods with a lot of salt, including sushi! “Sushi-Face” is a real thing and models avoid it like the plague!
2. Self tan or Spray Tan: If you are doing a fitness or bikini shoot and want to have a tan, start on it a few days in advance so you have time for it to even out and look “natural.” If you’re self-tanning, you can gradually increase the intensity to the desired shade; if you’re getting a spray tan, you’ll have a few days to exfoliate away any dark spots.
3. Whiten Your Teeth: Even if you brush your teeth frequently, there is a good chance that your teeth are still stained if you consume coffee, red wine, or smoke. Start teeth bleaching a few days before your photo shoot. You will be happy that your teeth stand out in pictures and sparkle when you smile thanks to over-the-counter whitening strips that are very effective.
4. Get a manicure: Having your hands in and around your face and touching your face or certain parts of your clothing is common when print modeling, so this is especially important. It’s okay to perform your own manicure if you don’t want to pay for one. Nails should be cleaned, filed, and shaped before a clear coat or neutral polish is applied. Unless instructed to do so, avoid arriving to set with brightly colored nails. It might look out of place and be distracting.
5. Three to five days prior to the shoot, exfoliate your skin and moisturize it. Using a sugar or salt scrub in the shower is one of the simplest ways. After each shower, moisturize your entire body. This procedure, which you should repeat every day, will help you glow all over and fall in love with your skin by removing dead and dry skin.
6. Epsom salt baths are a tried-and-true model preparation technique for print and runway. Very hot water and Epsom salts are thought to be effective at removing extra body moisture and bloating. The skin will become dry after you do this, so you should do it the night before and moisturize well afterwards. To avoid dehydration before your shoot, try to avoid drinking anything after your bath.
(Some Extra Bring-Along’s for the Day Of)
-While your hair and makeup are being styled, change into another set of clothes. Choose button-down shirts so that you can quickly change without having to pull them over your head. Avoid wearing anything too tight that will leave marks on your skin when you remove it.
-If you are aware that you will be getting your makeup done on set, have a clean, bare, moisturized face.
-If you bring sunglasses, make certain that they won’t leave a mark on your nose. These blemishes take FOREVER to fade!
-Bobby pins the color of your hair
-Makeup wipes/oil blotting wipes
-a small toothbrush and toothpaste tube. You might be eating lunch, especially on lengthy shoots, and you want to start the second half of the say as fresh as possible.
-If you plan to wear clothing that is not your own, wear your undies. Bring bras and underwear that don’t have lines and don’t show through clothing that is light in color. Bring a variety of bras, including strapless and racerback designs.
-Since you don’t own the swimsuits you’ll be wearing during the shoot, it is customary for the model to bring panty-liners when doing a swimwear shoot.
The most important thing is that you arrive with an enthusiastic and upbeat attitude, prepared to step outside of your comfort zone and have fun, even though we can provide you with all the beauty tricks and tips to help you succeed. A model who is having a good time is the most attractive kind because genuine joy can be seen on camera. Break a leg!