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?