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GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP BEFORE AN AUDITION OR SHOOT

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker

Everyone knows the expression “getting your beauty rest” and it is absolutely true! In order to look and feel your best, you need to get enough sleep at night.

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Actors and models especially need to get their beauty sleep since they tend to have long working days that are all caught on camera. For this week’s Tip Tuesday, MAX Agency would like to give you all some advice regarding your sleep schedule to ensure you wake up looking and feeling your best before your big audition or shoot!

1. Adults need an average of 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Children and teens need even more than that. Pay attention to when you’re going to bed and when you’re waking up to make sure you’re meeting these requirements to function your best along with allowing your skin to regenerate.

2. Remove your makeup before bed. Leaving your makeup on overnight results in facial issues such as acne.

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3. Tie your hair up. Keeping your hair away from your face throughout the night will result in less tangles in the morning. Hair also contains oils that when rubbed against your face can cause acne.

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4. Dry your hair before bed. There are shower-in-the-morning-people and shower-at-night-people. If you shower at night, make sure your hair is dry before going to bed as sleeping with damn hair can cause breakage. The moisture on your scalp and pillow can also cause bacteria to breed and cause acne.

5. Don’t use electronics in bed. While very tempting to check Instagram before you fall asleep, staring at a screen right before bed will just keep you up. Place your phones and laptops away from your bed therefore you don’t get distracted by every notification you receive throughout the night.

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6. Create a bedtime routine. Create a routine of things to do before bed that avoid screens. Write in a journal, shower, catch up with your spouse/roommates, read, meditation, etc.

7. Keep a consistent bedtime. Going to bed at the same time every night will get your body and mind into a routine. You should find it easier to fall asleep.

 

Follow these tips and you should wake up looking and feeling your best to rock that audition or shoot!

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Have healthier looking skin this winter- Tip Tuesday!

1) Limit temperature for a hot shower-

I know, steamy, hot water showers are so relaxing and feels so good but it is actually taking a toll on your skin. Cold and lukewarm water makes your skin look much better and healthier.

2) Use gentle cleansers-

Identify your skin type, skin problems, needs or consult a skin expert to know the right type of cleanser for your skin type. It is always good to use products which do not have any strong fragrance to it.

3) Use SPF-

Even during dark winter days, your skin needs protection from sun rays. now reflects the sun’s rays — up to 80 percent, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation — increasing your risk of exposure.

4) Opt for 24 hours hydrating moisturizer-

A great moisturizer allows your skin to stay hydrated and bouncy all day, without any reapplication.

5) Stay hydrated-

I cannot stress this enough. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to stay hydrated and keep your skin healthy and glowing

6) Do CTM regime before bed-

It’s late, you’re extremely tired and sleepy but try not to skip on your CTM routine. It hardly takes 5 minutes and provides your skin time to replenish and get ready for the next day. CTM- Your beauty sleep essential.

7) Use humidifier-

A dry environment can make you reach the moisturizer every now and then. By using a humidifier, you won’t feel to do that since it increases moisture in the air.

 

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Tip Tuesday – Photo Angles

#TipTuesday is a series MAX Agency — one of the top Toronto talent agencies  — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry. This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!

Taking photos can be difficult!  It’s hard to measure proper angles, lighting, etc.

Here are some secret tips from models and influencers to get that perfect shot:

Shannon Thaler

Thaler says, “When taking a full-body pic, I like to have the camera(wo)man hold the camera just below eye-level. A pic aimed ever-so-slightly upward makes for long lines—hello, legs!”

But she poses for a lot of portraits, too, and says that the best angles for your bod aren’t always the same for your face. “I find that taking a face shot from above gives the angles of my face more definition,” Thaler says. To master this, snap away! It’s all about finding that sweet spot and having lots of options.”

“I actually have a Pinterest board called ‘Insta Inspo’ where I pin pictures that I would love to have on my feed,” Thaler admits. “Having a set intention usually makes for a much more successful shoot—I already know what poses and mood to aim for.”

“Some of the best poses aren’t really poses at all, but actions caught in the perfect moment,” Thaler explains. “Take advantage of that and snap a burst.” See? Back to bursts. “A picture with movement is always more interesting and fun to take…and fun to look at,” she adds.

Isabella Carr

Carr tells us to “always turn your face toward the light, especially if it’s natural sunlight. This brightens your face and makes you glow, which kind of results in your blemishes being blurred away!” (And let’s be real—if there’s one thing we’d like to achieve with our closeup, it’s to look blemish-free.)

“Never, never, never slouch!” Carr instructs. “It makes you look insecure and frumpy, and your belly will not look its best if you’re wearing a crop top. Always stand up straight. You will look confident, happy and all-around more beautiful.”

Carr reminds us that one of the keys to looking fab in photos is to make yourself appear elongated. “You can do this by standing on your tiptoes or by sticking a leg out when taking your full-body picture,” she suggests.

Kate Rooney

Rooney knows that the best way to look calm, cool and collected in your photos is to actually be calm, cool and collected. “Relax your body—your eyes, too. If you’re uptight and stressing, you’re not going to get the shot, and your body is going to emulate that,” Rooney says.

Rooney says one of the most important things to consider before shooting is what you’re going to wear. “Some outfits just don’t translate well on camera,” Rooney explains. “Wear colors and styles you knowlook good in photos.”

OK, this one’s a little tricky, but basically, greasy products make for shiny foreheads—and shiny foreheads cause your camera’s flash to bounce off your face instead of lighting it up, Rooney says. This isn’t a huge deal during the day (you know, when you’re not using flash). But if you’re aiming for a night photo op, consider what products you’re using on the front-end—and avoid any you know don’t make you look your best.

Rose Crombie

Most of us aren’t professional models, meaning we don’t always have a fancy camera on deck for our photoshoots. Crombie gets it, and her recommendation is to take “bursts” on your iPhone, instead.

To do so, simply ask your cameraperson to hold down the button instead of tapping it once. The result is, like, a gazillion photos that capture every single little movement you make in front of the camera. Afterward, you can choose the best ones. (Side note: This is great for when your “photographer” is actually just your impatient BF.)

“If you have one,” Crombie says. Some people are equally beautiful on both sides! But there are tons of us who feel more confident facing one way or the other. So if you got it (on the left, but not so much on the right), flaunt it.
 
 

 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto talent agency representing men, women and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries.

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