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cody

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Views : 1053  Nov 2, 2010 5:18am

Hi everyone, I would really like to know your opinions on this...

I missed out on a job today as I was told I had ruined my look and now have no impact as a brunette! I have only been brunette a couple of months so please take this into account but what suits me best please?

Thanks

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ChrisCobb

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 5:37am

quoting post from cody:

but what suits me best please?


In my view - blonde without doubt.

As a brunette you are a good looking model, as a blonde you are a great looking model - several rungs higher on the ladder.

Hardly the views of an expert but I think the blonde look suits you best in every genre of modelling work you do.

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Zenith

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:05am

Just to be irritating - I actually prefer the brunette. It seems to highlight your eyes a lot more, and frames your face in a more striking way, IMHO anyway.

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cody

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:06am

Not irritating
I am looking for honest views
Thanks both. I went brunette to bring out my features

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 HelenDiaz



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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:13am

Cody I will be completely honest- You are much more suited blonde, although you are lucky and can pull off both looks! I think blonde suits your colouring more and your whole image as a model. Its good to be experimental but I agree with the modelling agency

Best wishes,

Helen x

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Cheryl_Elizabeth

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:13am

You really seem to shine more as a blonde. Maybe this is because you haven't been brunette long so haven't had as much variety of work in that time, but I don't think so.

Blonde

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 Marianne_Davies



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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:14am

100% BLONDE!


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MattMiller

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:18am

From purely photographic standpoint ... blonde is way better in natural or mixed light ... it carries texture and depth much better ... brunette is far harder to light and can appear flat if not well lit ... Blonde has impact, given the choice I would always pick a blonde model over a brunette ...




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indemnity

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:31am

Interesting, I would agree about the lighting issue, so somewhere in between. By this I mean a well coloured highlight lowlight tint, no doubt you will appreciate this 'look' is high maintenance, costly to up keep, however it can give a striking image. Why not have somebody edit some pics first andget a feel for it before colouring?

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cody

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 7:02am

Thanks...keep opinions coming please
My best images will no doubt be blonde as I have been blonde most of my modelling career

I was brunette a few years and knew it looked ok so I knew what I was doing when I dyed it

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Nigel_Painter

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 7:10am

Sorry Cody. Although you look great as a brunette, I'm with the blonde vote.


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DaniRiot

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 7:20am

I'm with the blonde vote too.




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Photoimager10

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 9:17am

I think for someone to say you have ruined your look is a bit strong. All you have done is try something new. That said and having never meet you, from the pictures I have seen the blonde hair does suit you.

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nigenw

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 5:07pm

I share what many have said.

I think you look great brunette or blonde and to say you have ruined your look I think is way OTT.

I do have to admit though that personally I prefer your blonde look



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gilzers

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 5:59pm

In my opinion I believe you need an edgier cut to the hair to carry the brunette colour. At the moment you look too girl-next-door as the hair is an inbetween length without anything modern to the cut and the colouring isn't anything special.

Brunettes that work for me either have shorter modern cuts or very long hair which they can use for the elegant style in a ball gown type shot.

A quick search for London pro models on here with brunette hair who I think have the impact are:

http://www.net-model.com/Portfolios/ModelPortfolio.asp?UserID=58175&IID=1165137

http://www.net-model.com/Portfolios/ModelPortfolio.asp?UserID=149771&IID=1113866

http://www.net-model.com/Portfolios/ModelPortfolio.asp?UserID=128530&IID=1147505

http://www.net-model.com/Portfolios/ModelPortfolio.asp?UserID=156150&IID=1163680

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cody

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:07pm


Those girls appear to just have very long hair which is what I want but it takes time to grow!

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NickG

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:09pm

Funny thing. I think you look younger as a brunette.

But much better as a blonde, it suits your features better.

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cody

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:17pm

Thanks guys



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GSC4X

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:18pm

You titled this thread exceptionally well!

I have a few of your pics (as a blond) up in the gallery in the house and although the brunette wouldn't put me off going for another shoot, I think you have given yourself a lot more competition by going dark.

From my perspective, and from the way I lit our shoot (headshots particularly) the blond accentuates the eyes and therefore has a greater impact on me.



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poppymclean

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:18pm

I think 'ruined' is rather harsh and most definately not true!

I prefer you blonde, but that has been what I have been used to seeing you as - as I expect a lot of people here. However, you do suit brunette hair and it is a different look and sometimes it can take some getting used to, especially for people that are quite obviously judging us on our looks for work!

Remember it is just their opinion - doesn't mean it is right or wrong!

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barone

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:19pm

I kinda like the sunkissed blonde surfer babe look....





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Focusphoto

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:23pm

I think your features are more suited to blonde and I am someone who likes a variety of hair colours when shooting models.

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ajc07977

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:40pm

I think you are actually very fortunate that you can more than capably pull-off both hair colours.

In some images I can see the shade of brunette gives you a slightly more sophisticated look, yet LESS of a girl-next-door appeal. Swings and roundabouts.

In short I'd be more than pleased top shoot you either way

OK - time to get off the fence ...

I think the strawberry blonde shade just pips the brunette look, but not by LOADS. I think blonde on you can look both sophisticated and/OR sexy, glamour and 'beach babe'. Tad more versatile (and enhanced by the fact you are not a bimbo peroxide blonde look).

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In short I would NOT rush to change back too soon. If anything is (eventually) the kiss-of-death for some models ..... is when the voyeur (photographer) can always pre-visualise how a model appears in (most) of their shoots. So in short .... well done for trying a different look



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seanb

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RE: Impact Nov 2, 2010 6:59pm

quoting post from MattMiller:

From purely photographic standpoint ... blonde is way better in natural or mixed light ... it carries texture and depth much better ... brunette is far harder to light and can appear flat if not well lit ... Blonde has impact, given the choice I would always pick a blonde model over a brunette ...



Despite the fact that my portfolio is pretty heavily weighted towards brunettes, I agree with this - it's so hard to stop dark hair disappearing into the background or just reducing to pure black, especially if you want a contrasty result.

I think I would come down on the majority side and vote for blonde, but it's a close run thing.

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SinisterDragon

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RE: Impact Nov 3, 2010 4:16am



Hi Cody,

Actually I have seen you update a couple of times with the brunette and meant to say how much I like the change....

"Ruined"?? A bit over the top really.....

I like the blonde of course, but a change is allways good from time to time....

Peter T.

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