Preparing for a modeling audition requires careful wardrobe choice -- to convey classic, stylish appeal -- and a slamming hair style. No, not something over-the-top glam or va-va-va-voom sexy, which you might think puts you lights years ahead of other auditioning models. The way to go is simple with your hairstyle because you want the client to envision you in his advertising campaign (where your hair is likely to be completely different). The best way for him to do so is via a hairstyle that shows off your facial features and is a natural embodiment of what the client may be working with.
This is a favorite for modeling contestants on "America's Next Top Model" and with good reason. it's classic, chic, and shows off fabulous cheekbones, lush lips and bright eyes. You can do a bang -- full-on in the front or swept to the side -- or pull all of your hair back into the ponytail. The beauty of this style is that it works for both long and shoulder-length locks. Don't make it too tight, however, or you might find yourself nursing a headache after the audition.
Natural and Loose
Show a potential client how your hair looks sans product or restrictive style by wearing it loose and fancy free. This allows the client to see your hair in its most natural state, and to envision what you might look like within her campaign. Now, natural and loose doesn't mean messy and unkempt. Flat-iron it if you are wearing it straight, or add some big curls with a curling iron if you want to plump up your curls a bit.
This might seem odd for an audition, but it is quite chic and stylish. You can still see your fabulous face, but this look implies an innate funky personal style. Pull your hair high on your head and create a ponytail. Then, use a curling iron (you can forgo it if you have naturally curly locks) and wind your hair around the hair band very loosely, allowing some tendrils to flow free. Secure it with a few hairpins and pull down a few pieces around your face for just a bit of added sass.
A half-up, half-down style still shows off your facial features for the client, but offers feminine appeal as it falls free in the back. If you want to amp it up a bit, add a bump in the front portion, which should be pulled up and secured at the crown of your head with a semi-loose rubber band, but otherwise keep it simple. Pull a few wisps down around the front and sides (just a few pieces) and get moving out the door to your audition.