How to be a face model
At first, face modeling would appear to be an easier choice than full-body modeling, and in many ways it is. There is less focus on body weight; you can have short legs, a tummy and still be great for face shots, so in that respect it allows greater freedom.
But face modeling is very competitive and the “look” that people are after changes the same as other forms of modeling, and to be successful you will need to be fantastic at conveying mood, emotion and charisma using your facial expressions.
If you are thinking this type of modeling may be right for you, perhaps you should consider taking some drama classes to improve your ability to express emotions with your face – it is amazing how much we use our whole body to do this normally, so it takes practice to use only your face.
The two most vital things will be, firstly, to build a strong and varied portfolio of shots of your face. If you’re serious about becoming a face model, it is worth seeking out a well-respected photographer who will know how to make you look your absolute best.
With this you can then approach the second vital thing, a dedicated face modeling agency – they will give you the best advice about how to be a face model. There are many face modeling agencies around, but find out which one uses models who look a little like you, and approach them with your portfolio. The best ones usually do not ask for any money up front as they make their money from successfully getting bookings for their models.
Have you got the face?
These stars became famous for their faces, will yours find you success?
“I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.”
“There was a time when people said, ‘Jim, if you keep on making faces, your face will freeze like that.’ Now they just say, ‘Pay him!”