A Day in the Life of a Hair Model – ISSE Long Beach 2018

Have you ever wanted to be a hair model? If the answer is, “hells to the yeah!” then please read further and I will share my hair modeling experiences, tips, and advice.

So this blog entry is inspired by my last experience hair modeling at the 2018 International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach this past January. This was my first time modeling live in front of an audience, however I have modeled other times within a salon setting. Ultimately the two are very similar in terms of your job as a model.

The first and foremost biggest piece of advice I can give to anyone who wants to be a hair model (whether once or multiple times) is to be reliable. If the stylist can not count on you to be where you need to be at the time they need you to be there, then you are dead in the water. Their time is just as valuable as yours, be sure to acknowledge that, and show up to the appointment you have mutually agreed upon on time.

So how to become a hair model?

If you are into hairstyles, hair color, etc., then you probably follow one or two (or several) stylists on Instagram. On occasion, stylists will post that they need hair models. Usually they are pretty specific as to the type of hair they are looking for. If your hair matches what they are looking for, message them. What have you got to lose. Seems easy, right?!

That’s how I got into it, so it could totally work for you as well.

Also be aware of hair related conventions happening in your area (such as ISSE). Many times stylist’s from all over the country will need local models at these conventions. Perfect situation!

Tips and advice…

So this is the most important information that I feel is included in this post. Again above all, as mentioned before BE RELIABLE. But here are a few extra tips that will help you on your hair modeling journey.

  • Patience – This is HUGE! You are likely to be at the salon or convention all day. Plan for it! There is quite a lot of down time and waiting around, especially if there are multiple models being worked on.
  • Flexibility – Be flexible with your hair, trust the professional. If you have a clear, dead-set idea of what you want and are not willing to stray from it one bit, modeling is not for you. Typically a stylist will ask what you’d like to avoid (mine all did). Be honest, if you don’t want green hair, speak up. But be open to ideas they have.
  • Have fun – Enjoy the process!
  • Camera ready – Be well rested, well prepared, and comfortable in front of the camera. Get a good night’s sleep, no one wants a tired looking model. Come prepared with your makeup done (if requested) and with apparel options (usually black in color).
  • Grace – Be gracious, there are usually a lot of people they could have worked with, and they chose you, so be thankful.

Previous hair modeling

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Thanks for reading!

Please leave any questions in the comments 🙂

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Valentine’s Giveaway

Happy February Everyone!

I am doing a Valentine’s Day giveaway to celebrate our love of beauty and makeup.

To enter, head over to my IG @allthingsadoredofficial to follow, repost and tag.

Open to US and International participants.

Winner will be selected at random on Feb. 14th

Good Luck!! xo

Ardell Magnetic Lashes

I’ve been an Ardell lash user since my dance competition days in middle school. Since then I think I’ve used every shape and style of their lashes that I could get my hands on. They make a quality product that I return to the store to purchase time and time again.

So of course I was SUPER excited when I heard that Ardell was coming out with new magnetic strip lashes. The glamour without the glue? I’m in! 🙂

I pretty much stalked my local Sally’s Beauty Supply and Ulta for a couple weeks. Finally I got my hand on a few pairs.

Upon opening the package, one of the first things I noticed was how lightweight they were, which is a great thing because you’ve now got double the lashes.

Okay so I didn’t quite get how to put them on initially. The video clips make it look super easy. I can tell you it does take some practice, but once you’ve got it down, I think you will like these as much as I do. One piece of advise I can give is to check out Ardell’s IG @ardellbeauty. There you can see videos with some troubleshooting tips such as cutting the lashes into smaller magnetic pieces to make application easier.

So now that you are motivated to give these a try, here’s the where and the how much.

Available at the following stores:

  • Ulta
  • Sally’s Beauty
  • Target
  • CVS
  • Rite-Aid
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens

Available in three styles:

  • Double Wispies
  • Accent Lashes
  • Double 110

Cost: $12-$14 depending on where you purchase.

Here you can see a before and after. The top is without the magnetic lashes, and bottom is with the magnetic double wispies.

Thanks for reading!

Photo Information: Top – Ardell Lashes in Double Wispies and Double 110 styles, Middle – Close-up of Double Wispies, and Bottom – Before and After using Double Wispies.

Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay Mask

If you love face masks like I do, whether they be sheet masks, peel-off masks, clay masks, or any of the other dozens of mask options out there, this may be one you would like to add to your collection.

It is tingly, pulsating and deep cleaning. It removes impurities and debris from the skin and pores. You will notice some pinkness/redness after using, but it fades pretty fast. This is definitely a mask I would opt to use in the evenings because it is fairly intense and really does a great job pulling out all the dirt from your pores.

To use as a mask, the clay can either be mixed with apple cider vinegar or water, in equal parts.

According to the Aztec Secret website this miraculous clay works in the following way: The molecules of the clay carry a negative electron charge, and toxins that are stored in your skin (or epidermis) are positively charged. Because of this polarity, the toxins and dirt are pulled from the skin when the clay is applied. Now this may sound like rocket science or a scenario you may see on a chemistry exam, however the facts are the facts, and this stuff does what it claims.

The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay also has a variety of applications. It can be used for clay baths, acne, insect bites, foot soaks, bodywraps, as well as facials.

I have only used it as a mask so far, but based on that, I am very curious to try out the other applications as well.

The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is available on the Aztec Secret website, Amazon, and the Vitamin Shoppe for approximately $8-9.

What you get is a one pound jar of clay, which roughly translates to approximately 25-30 masks that are 100% natural, fragrance free, and free of any animal testing.

Try it for yourselves and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Pros and Cons of Eyelash Extensions

Pros:

  • Cuts way down on getting ready time.
  • Pretty much always look wide awake and refreshed.
  • No pesky eyelash glue mishaps (I have them quite often).

Neutral:

  • Washing your face much differently.
  • Sleeping more carefully, so not to squish your new lashes into the pillow.

Cons:

  • Unable to use liquid eyeliner.
  • Slightly pricier than faux lashes (but not much – range from $25-$60 for approx. 2-3 weeks).
  • Commitment to same eyelash design for a two week period (for those of you who like to change it up).

Overall, I would highly recommend trying them out for yourselves. I will definitely be getting them again.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

October Giveaway


Since October is one of my favorite months, I’ve decided to do a giveaway of some of my favorite things.

To enter all you have to do is:

Go to my Instagram @allthingsadoredofficial

  • Follow me
  • Like the giveaway post
  • Tag two friends who might also want to enter
  • Comment what you are planning on dressing up as for Halloween

Open to US and International participants.

Winner will be selected at random on Friday, October 13th!

Good luck!! 🙂