Friday 27 February 2015

Dealing with Unwanted Body Hair

Laser Hair Removal; is it safe?

Hair removal is a practice that has been around for many years. Modelling agencies are full of models who can testify to that. It has improved over the decades, moving from the traditional waxing practices into more sophisticated options such as laser hair removal. Laser hair removal entails the use of laser beams to remove hair by destroying the hair particles. It is common practice in many developed countries around the world, especially in the United States. The technology entails the concentration of beams onto a hair follicle, which then disintegrates in the process. This technology has come in handy for many people, with many advantages and some disadvantages as well. 

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Models Direct
Laser hair removal is faster than waxing and hair removal technicians can see many customers in a single day. It takes several sessions to have the desired effect and it's not necessarily cheap, but for many, having hair removed can be life changing and have miraculous effects on your confidence and mental health. Another merit of laser hair removal is that it is possible for the expert to focus on specific places with precision so they can target only the problem follicles. This works well for the underarm and bikini lines and also delicate places, including the face. The method has been known to lead to permanent hair removal after five sessions on average, which is a lot better than waxing every month!

It's always important to read about the potential side effects of any treatment and Models Direct always advise seeking medical advice beforehand if you have any concerns. In general laser hair removal is safe, but there are a range of companies who do it and some will always be better than others so check out reviews and get prices - if one is half the price of another, it might be worth investigating why! For more tips from Models Direct, read our other blogs and find out about modeling jobs on our website. The video below tells you a bit more about us and Talent Management and the services we offer.

Saturday 10 January 2015

Models Direct Diet Tips

Models Direct Diet Tips

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Models Direct are one of the UKs best established modelling agencies. In business for over 20 years, we have been there at every stage as the industry has grown consistently year on year. We wanted to share some interesting facts about dieting, and perhaps help you with any weight related new years resolutions!

Firstly, there are two main parts to a diet and these are what you eat, and when you eat it. Aside from physical exercise of some form, these two things form the foundation of any successful dieting. What you eat includes calorie content as well as the nutritious content. As a grown woman of average build your body needs 1500-2000 calories per day. Even if you spend a lot of time sitting down, your body still burns calories. Brain activity is proven to increase the burning of calories and sugars and you may have noticed that you get hungry quickly after starting an assignment or a task on the computer.

Your liquid intake is included in this 2000 calories. Models Direct think that this is particularly important to remember because a lot of drinks are very calorific or full of unhealthy sweeteners. Popular sweeteners used include aspartame, which has proven catastrophic effects on health in the long term. These must be avoided and the majority of fluids you consume should be water or teas. Stick to regular times, too. Eating after 8pm isn’t great for your digestion and will encourage the body to lay down fat when you sleep. For more health tips, read this other Models Direct blog post and watch the video below to find out more about us.

Friday 5 December 2014

The Winter Sales with Models Direct

Tips for the Winter Sales from Models Direct

Before you leave the house to hit the sales, you should know exactly what you’re looking for and how much you can spend. First of all, figure out how much you’d be happy to spend, and then decide how much you can really take with you. Having a strict budget will stop you from overspending. If you’re the type of person who puts things on credit card habitually and sometimes loses track, take cash with you and leave the cards at home!

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To be able to identify the real bargains you’ll need a reference point in terms of prices. We have all seen shops with constant ‘sales’ on, but the items were never, and will never be, the full marked price. Retailers use this tactic to make things seem like even better value so don’t be fooled into making impulse buys before checking prices online.

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Models Direct

You can use your phone to search the bar-code or the brand and style online. Doing this means you won’t be duped into thinking you have a real bargain and then going home to see the same item on the net for less! If you’re on the hunt for a new look for a photo shoot, perhaps with an eye to get into fashion modelling, agencies like Models Direct can often give guidance. It’s too easy to get bogged down trying to compare prices between stores and online, so if it starts getting stressful just remember your spending rules and remember what you needed to buy. If you stick to the rules, you won’t find yourself unloading bag after bag in the lounge and wondering what on earth you were thinking! The returns queues are at their longest after sales because too many women fall into this trap. Also remember that you often can’t get a cash refund for discounted items and might end up with a lot of store credit that you don’t really want. If you enjoyed this post, check out Models Direct's other blogs, too!

Monday 6 October 2014

Models Direct Foot Care Tips

Foot Care Tips from Models Direct

Summer may be on its last legs and our sandals may be going into their annual hibernation, but Models Direct know that’s no reason not to keep your feet looking and feeling great. Professionals in the female modelling business are always looking for well-groomed talent so don’t let your feet let you down. Our feet have a quarter of the blood vessels in our bodies. They are one of the most sensitive areas and are easily forgotten about during daily care. Here are a few steps on how to give yourself the best pedicure.

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Models Direct

Firstly trim and shape your nails. Remove your old nail polish with a nail polish remover and trim your nails neatly. Make sure you cut straight across and don't cut the corners too much, as this can lead to painful ingrown nails. Use a nail file to give them the desired shape. 

Run a little foot bath in a basin or tub. Fill warm water enough to cover up to your ankles and add some bath salts. You can add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice. Give your feet a nice bathe. Also add a few smooth pebbles to the water. These will provide a gentle massage as you place your feet on them. Soak your feet and relax. 

You're almost ready for your next modelling casting. Now you have to exfoliate. Rub some cuticle cream on the base of each toe nail. Leave it for a few minutes. In the meanwhile, use a foot scrub or exfoliating stone and remove all the dry and dead skin cells. Be firm but do not scrape too hard. Next, wipe off the cuticle cream and push back the cuticles gently with a cuticle pusher.
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Thursday 28 August 2014

Models Direct Male Modelling Beauty Advice

Models Direct Male Modelling Beauty Advice

Models Direct help aspiring male models break into the industry. Here are some tips that you, to succeed in male modelling, should bear in mind.

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Models Direct
Modelling is a profession where presentation is extremely important because it caters to the visual aspect. Therefore, grooming is an extremely important factor. They say that the cameras do not lie and hence your overall appearance matters a lot. 

Hair is an important feature that draws immediate attention. The hair style should be neat whether your hair is short or long. Keeping your hair clean is your duty. If you have long hair, then clean it in sections, whereas short hair is easy to clean. Remember you cannot afford to have dandruff on your scalp and hairs.

Face is another vital factor. If you have a good facial structure, you are blessed. Even if you do not have that, it is important to keep your skin glowing. This is one of the most important male model tips for grooming. Stay away from strong astringents and clean your face often which will remove the dirt. However, use products that suit your skin type. 

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Friday 1 August 2014

New Models Direct Reviews

Models Direct Reviews

Models Direct pride themselves on getting their clients the best modelling placements. Here are two male modelling testimonials from real people in their own words. To find out more about Models Direct follow them on Twitter and Models Direct on Facebook. 

Antony Roberts


Feedback for Facebook and Google Places (Medmerry Park - £180):

I had a wonderful time at the shoot, the people doing the filming were very helpful, and my fellow actor / models were terrific, we all had great fun - meeting new and interesting people is always a pleasure!

We were playing the part of a family enjoying a holiday at Medmerry Park, a large holiday complex of chalets on the South coast near Chichester. On the first afternoon, I was joined by three other models. I played the part of the grandfather, a charming lady played my wife, a very nice young man played our son, and finally a beautiful young lady played his wife (our daughter in law). We all became great friends. The next morning we were joined by two lovely children (a boy and a girl) playing my grandchildren. We swam, rode bicycles, enjoyed a jacuzzi, paddled in the sea - all the things a family does on holiday.

This is the first time I have been on a film shoot, previous work has been studio stills. This was a great new experience which taught me a lot.

I would certainly recommend this experience to others, it was great fun. I would advise anyone wishing to work in the talent industry to sign up with Talent Management and to have the best possible portfolio with excellent professional pictures. By all means use any contacts you have to pursue work yourself too. Keep in touch with your agency, let them know you are keen and willing to work and build a rapport with them. I was recommended by a friend to start modelling - obviously the money is a bonus, but I wanted something new and exciting to do - and to meet new people.

Gerald Phillips

Hi all,

I had a fabulous experience being a model/actor for a day. I was not sure what to expect, but thanks to the amazing team members and the client I felt very welcomed. I was playing a role of a little brother to my 11 year old 'sister' and had an amazing set of model parents and grandparents. We had photo shoots and a video recording at the holiday resort park. I loved playing on the beach with my sister - wish I could do it again! It was my first time and I cant wait to take part in more assignments. I highly recommend to start pursuing your acting career asap if you wish to be in the talent industry.  Thank you Talent Management for giving me this opportunity - I feel even more confident in myself and love earning money at my young age. - from Gerald

Monday 30 June 2014

Models Direct

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Read these real Models Direct reviews.

Feedback for Modelling Job (Coco Blu - £80):

Theo was chosen to do his second clothes fittings with Old Brown/Coco Blu.  We arrived and were greeted by the same friendly faces who immediately made Theo feel comfortable and at ease. They took attention to detail such as making sure the heating was right and they engaged with Theo on his level. The experience was quick and very welcoming just like his first clothes fittings session. Theo has now had 3 jobs with Talent Management, who have kept me well informed and put him forward for the roles which were very suitable to his character and talent. Theo was provided with a boys magazine which catered to him to keep him entertained and engaged.

I would surely recommend other parents consider modelling for their children through Talent Management as it has helped Theo grow in confidence, especially at his age where he is growing into a boy rather than a toddler.  Talent Management have kept me as a parent up to date and I am so very proud to have Theo as a model with the agency.  We look forward to more adventures with Talent Management!



If you are interested in becoming a model or in need of talent management, visit the Talent Management or Models Direct websites. Read the official Models Direct blog here to find out more.