I know that there's actually nothing like a Throwback Tuesday but I decided to not care about this and just write a blog post about a job I did exactly one year ago.
Last year at this time, I was in Paris for modeling and I got the chance to do the campaign for a hair dresser. Do you know Franck Provost? My job was for a a subsidiary of it called Fabio Salsa. Beauty jobs like this are always interesting and well paid but very complex concerning the production. When I went to the casting, the client checked my hair and made a few snaps. They also asked if they could cut my hair which I declined. So if I also got some German/Austrian readers who watch Germany's Next Topmodel - no, they don't just cut your without respecting your opinion. Also my bookers wouldn't be very happy if a haircut totally changed my look.
About one week later, they did another casting with a smaller selection of girls to be sure to book the right ones. I got really excited about this since they money was great and it sounded like a really interesting job to do. Another few days later, my booker called me and yaaaay - I got the job! I immediately called my boyfriend and told him the good news because I wasn't at home at this time.
So let's start at the beginning - the morning of the day of my job:
Yes, this stuff was just for me, it's ridiculous, isn't it? They decided what I should wear when I arrived, so there was no extra fitting for it the day before. I tried something on and after a few outfits, they made a good selection of what I will be wearing this day.
For jobs like this one, having good skin is very crucial, because it's all about the face. They see everything, every little blemish you have. The Make-Up Artist was one of the best I have ever worked with. She had a very special way to apply Make-Up and a good feeling for colors, shades and products. In addition, I thought it's funny that she decorated all of her Make-Up Brushes with Nail Polish so that they are not only black and white. Unfortunately, I totally forgot her name.
Also the studio was very pretty and spacious. The name of it it Studio Pin Up, one of the most renowned studios in Paris where big campaigns for Lancôme or L'Oréal are made. At lunchtime, we went downstairs to eat something. You can't believe how exceptionally tasty the food was, there was also a big selection for vegetarians like me which I loved.
My job included making a few pictures (also a group picture) and a video with a visible transformation of my hair, so I got very long extensions which were being cut in the video. I've never had such long hair, so to me this was just a fascinating moment. Look at it! Even now, one year later, I still don't have the feeling that this is really me, I can't identify myself with this haircut. Do you like it?
Here's the picture after we did the video. It looked very similar to my actual haircut I had in the morning, so this wasn't a big deal for me. I loved the way they did my lips, it was a mix between two different Clinique Chubby Sticks which I immediately bought after the job.
Below you can have a look at some of the results. Especially for jobs like this it's important to always stay very natural, everything too fashionable wouldn't fit the needs of the client. For a model, this is especially exhausting: Sometimes you already feel your muscles on your cheeks because you're smiling all the time.
As you can see, the pictures are very commercial so my bookers don't use them for my book. I still enjoyed the job because it was interesting working in such a big studio and you always get more money for doing commercials. In the evening I went home, exhausted but happy and some dinner made by my precious boyfriend already waited for me.