In the world of hand, leg, and feet modelling, flawless skin is the canvas upon which every detail shines. To maintain that coveted radiance, a comprehensive skincare routine tailored to the specific needs of these areas is paramount. In this guide, we’ll explore the best practices and products for nurturing the skin of your hands, legs, and feet, ensuring they’re always camera-ready.
Gentle Cleansing – Start your hand care routine with a mild, hydrating cleanser. Gently cleanse your hands to remove dirt and impurities without stripping away natural oils.
Exfoliation is Key – Regular exfoliation helps slough off dead skin cells, revealing fresh, smooth skin underneath. Use a gentle hand scrub or an exfoliating brush to maintain a flawless surface.
Moisture is a Must – Hands are exposed to a multitude of elements daily, which can lead to dryness. Apply a rich hand cream regularly to lock in moisture and keep your skin supple.
Winter has a way of casting its icy spell on everything it touches, including our skin. As the temperature drops, it’s crucial to give your hands the extra care and attention they deserve. At BMA Hands, we understand the importance of maintaining smooth, supple skin, no matter the season. So, let’s dive into some essential winter skincare tips that will keep your hands protected and pampered all season long.
One of the most common culprits of dry, cracked skin in winter is lack of moisture. Invest in a high-quality hand cream or lotion and make it your winter essential. Look for products that are rich in emollients like shea butter or glycerin, and apply regularly throughout the day to lock in moisture.
While it’s tempting to soak your hands in piping hot water to combat the cold, it’s best to opt for warm water instead.
Are you tired of your hands sitting around, twiddling their thumbs, doing nothing but fetching the remote and scrolling through endless cat memes? Well, hold on to your lotion bottles, because we’re about to unveil the glamorous world of hand modelling! Yes, you heard us right – hand modelling isn’t just about showing off your manicure skills; it’s about becoming the superstar of the tiniest stage.
Because Your Hands Deserve the Spotlight: Let’s face it – your hands have been working hard for you day in and day out, and what do they get in return? A few high-fives and maybe a round of applause for opening that stubborn jar of pickles. It’s time to give those tireless digits the recognition they deserve. As a hand model, your hands will be the focus of attention, and you’ll finally get to hear the oohs and ahhs they’ve been craving.
When we think of modelling, the first images that come to mind often involve runway models or glamorous photo shoots. However, the modelling industry is far more diverse, encompassing various niches that cater to specific body parts. One such intriguing and lesser-known field is body parts modelling.
In this blog post, we will delve into the fascinating world of body parts modelling in the UK, exploring the opportunities it offers and the vital role it plays in advertising and media.
What is Body Parts Modelling?
Body parts modelling is a specialised genre within the modelling industry that focuses on individual body features, rather than the entire figure. It involves showcasing specific body parts such as hands, feet, legs, eyes, lips, hair, and more for various advertisements, product campaigns, and artistic projects. This type of modelling requires the perfect balance of uniqueness, symmetry, and flawless aesthetics.
Welcome to the captivating world of hand modelling, where the subtlest movements and the most delicate touches hold immense power. At BMA Hands, we take pride in representing a diverse roster of hand models who bring their unique talents to a wide array of projects.
In this blog post, we lift the curtain and delve into the fascinating roles hand models play, showcasing their versatility and the impact they have across various industries.
Jewellery and Luxury Brands
Step into the world of high-end jewellery and luxury brands, where hand models are indispensable. With their graceful poses and flawless skin, hand models elevate the allure and sophistication of every piece, showcasing the intricate details and craftsmanship that make each item a work of art.
In the world of advertising and fashion, every detail matters. That’s why hand modelling, an often overlooked but essential aspect of the industry, holds a unique place in the hearts of marketers and designers alike.
BMA Hands, a leading hand modelling agency in the UK, has been instrumental in shaping the captivating history of hand modelling. Here we explore the history and allure of hand modelling in the UK.
A Glimpse into the Past
The art of hand modelling has its roots in early photography and print advertising. In the early 20th century, hand models were sought after for their graceful and expressive hands that added a touch of elegance to product promotions.
It will come as no surprise that body parts models really look after their best assets, with some of the strictest, and effective, skincare regimes going. So what are their secrets? We asked all the important questions to one of our most successful body parts models, Nina Napoletano:
Firstly, how did you get into the body parts modelling industry?
To be honest, I started booking parts modelling jobs once I moved to London from NYC. I’ve been modelling professionally for fourteen years. During that time frame I’ve worked on jewellery and commercial campaigns that focused just on hands. Now I do hands, feet, legs, arms, eyes, and lips.
Can you describe your daily skincare routine, and what products do you use to keep your skin looking its best?
It will come as no surprise that body parts models really look after their best assets, with some of the strictest, and effective, skincare regimes going. So what are their secrets? We asked all the important questions to one of our most successful hand models, Delina Ghezu:
My agency BMA suggested as they thought my hands were great for hand modelling jobs.
Becoming a female body parts model can be a unique and rewarding career path. Here are some tips to get started:
Identify your strong points: Body parts modelling typically involves modelling a specific body part, such as hands, feet, legs, or eyes. Identify which body part you think is your strongest and most visually appealing.
Research the industry: Learn more about the body parts modelling industry, the types of clients and the types of modelling assignments that are available. Understand the legal requirements for models, such as age restrictions and work permits.
The rise of the hand model has been something of a phenomenon in the last decade. The need for shots with real close up detail has given rise to hand models becoming required and even sought after.
The great thing about being a hand model is that you do not have to fit into a typical models’ criteria. You could be under 5 foot and still make it as a hand model! The main thing agencies and creative directors care about is how your hands look.
Got great looking hands?
You’re probably far too modest to admit, but if your friends and fellow workers have ever commented on your hands, then maybe you should look at becoming a hand model. And if you want some tips on how to become a hand model, you are in the right place!
Becoming a body parts model in 5 steps?… Let’s take a look at how this can be achieved and how you could start a new career this year!
Step 1 – Identify your strengths
So you want to be a body part model? Which body part? The reason for specific body parts models is they have either a great set of hands, or feet, or legs, or torso and more – yet most do not have the perfect set of all forms of body parts.
A body parts model is someone who is employed for showcasing specific products, using specific parts of their bodies. With this in mind, there are numerous types of body parts models. Obvious examples would include hands being used for jewellery, legs for hosiery brands and feet for sandals.
The next time you are flicking through a magazine, look at the adverts – How many body parts models are you seeing now?!
A foot model? A professional foot model?! Really, yes very much really – professional foot models are in huge demand!
Heavily used in advertising campaigns, foot models are used to highlight feet care products, shoes and nail varnish to name a few obvious areas. Campaign directors are turning to professional feet models over standard commercial models as they can be sure the subject will have great looking feet.
Hand models… They are EVERYWHERE! Take a look through any fashion magazine – or any magazine to be honest – and if you are looking for them, you will see them in plain sight. The use of the hand model has increased hugely in recent years. From cosmetics to fast food brands and everything in between, hand modelling has become an integral part of advertising campaigns.
Hand models obviously have great looking hands, but there is more to the role than meets the eye. If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a hand model, here are some things you should consider…
Blowing ones own trumpet can be a little vulgar, but at the same time being proud of what you do is a reason for celebration. With this in mind, we offer no apology for listing why we think we are the leading body parts model agency in the UK.
So, what makes us special?
With just shy of 40 years in the modelling industry, BMA Models (of which BMA Hands is a division) has gained an excellent reputation throughout, with casting directors, photographers and models all enjoying how we work.
Feet… For some of us, we like to keep them covered up! Dry, cracked soles, calluses and (worse!) fungal infections cause great anxiety and ‘foot shame’ – but it doesn’t have to be like this. We asked some of our top UK foot models to share their tips and secrets to great looking feet…
When did you last have a proper shoe fitting? A study has shown that as many as 1 in 5 people in the UK may be walking around in the wrong size shoes! When you next go shoe shopping, get properly measured, you may get a surprise. Wrong size shoes can lead to blisters and crushed toes, as well as potential neck and back pain.
In a nutshell a body parts model is used for specific shots using specific parts of their body. There is a growing demand for models with perfect hands, legs and feet – some models will only specialise in one such area exclusively.
A body parts model will simply have perfect and very photogenic hands, legs or feet – or any other body part of which we list here.
When it comes to models, the choice is huge. With that choice comes a difficult selection process, unless you target models that specialise in certain niches: For example, Plus size modelling will also require curvy models and although things are changing, those models wouldn’t necessarily be used on high fashion catwalks…
Male body parts modelling is now considered a constant and lucrative profession, for the right model.
It would be impossible to get through a normal day without seeing a body parts model showcasing some form of product – they have become an integral part of the advertising machine.
Some of us are lucky and blessed with amazing looking legs genes… but most of us have to work to achieve the look of a female leg model.
Here we highlight some tips on achieving those great looking legs and how to maintain your legs, so they look absolutely perfect.
It’s a question that initially offers an obvious answer – female leg models are used to showcase products or clothing related to legs but can also include buttocks, ankles and feet.
Here we explore what female leg models actually do.
Feet can sometimes be a little unsightly and some people can be pretty self-conscious about them. We say no, embrace your uniqueness!
There are a number of ways you can maximise your feet beauty – is that even a phrase? We asked some of our best female foot models to share their maintenance and beauty tips…
Body parts models are utilised to create the perfect shot, with emphasis on showcasing the perfect feet, hands, legs and body that are featured in the shot.
If a model is looking to focus on a specific body part, or parts, they have to be as close to perfect as possible. Here we break down the requirements for each body part:
A hand model will have / should have good experience in holding poses for a prolonged amount of time. This may sound easy, but certain shots require certain angles which can cause strain.
A specialist hand model should be able to hold those poses for as long as is required.
There are quite a few hand model specific agencies in the UK. It is important to go with an established agency. An established agency will have a long list of contacts within the modelling industry.
Connections to photographers and creative directors will have been formed over the years. This is so important, as a good agency will become the ‘go-to’ for those responsible for finding the right model for their specific assignment.
‘Oooh, I love your feet! They are beautiful, perfect!’ Does this sound familiar to you? If you are blessed with great looking feet (we are very jealous!) you may want to consider putting your assets to work.
We’re serious! If you are too, read our blog on how to choose the best agency for you.
Have you ever been complimented on your hands? Has anyone ever commented about them? There is growing demand for sensational looking hands for use in advertising and product imagery… You could be the next top hand model!
Sounds good, right? But how do you become a male or female hand model?