Happy New Model

January is a great time to take a meaningful look at your portfolio, your wardrobe, your fitness routine, what you eat & do a little clean-up. We often feel inspired by the freshness a new year brings- so we say do these five things to get the most out of 2013!

1. Out with the old (shots), in with the new
Testing regularly can be a bother and it can really dent the wallet- with tests costing anywhere from $300-$1000 for a half day or full day test. But when you count this cost as an investment on the work it can book you, it really is money well spent. After all it means clients can see you in a new light *Your agency can recommend good photographers for models
2. Add a few more vegies into your meals.
Slip a little salad into that sandwich, roast a potato with that steak. Shred a cup of cabbage into your soup. Snack on snap peas instead of chips. Healthy habits are the backbone of eating well, and after the holiday season we need these reminders often.
3. Re-heel, polish and shine
Take a look at your show heels and any shoes you bring regularly to trunk shows, shoots and bridal events. If you’re seeing bare heel studs, get them reheeled. To get the longest life out of your heels, use a small rolling carry-on bag to take them back and forth to jobs.
4. Hair aware
We love a little ombre action but it’s so 2011! If you’re sporting last years look- get into the salon and talk with your hairstylist about being a little ahead of the curve. As a model you should reflect current trends or timeless styles, make your choice!
5. Workout shmerk-out
Does you workout evaporate when you have something better to do? Do you feel like you look good enough already? Sometimes a little workout time is best used for me-time. So, renovate your me-time, into a more productive time for your mind and body. Hate the gym? Go for a beachside walk with a girlfriend. Feel uninspired? Take a kick-boxing class and add that to your casting abilities. It’s never too late to start something new…

So that’s really it, newness. It’s hard to not be a little cheery about the infectious joy of the new that comes around this time of year. What is new to you can bring more into your life by expanding your experience. This can help you take on the industry as an energized individual and who knows, you could even end up dating your kickboxing coach…

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