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Model Agency Toronto – Tip Tuesday – Hacks for healthier and fuller hair

Your hair well depends on your genes, but external factors such as pollution, the weather, how well you maintain your hair, and your diet heavily affects its health. While we do not have control over all of these, maintenance and diet can be improved to maintain your healthiest hair.

Below are some some tips to adjust your routine for your best hair yet!

Model Agency Toronto – Tips for healthy hair

1. Get enough protein in your diet

A balanced diet is recommended for your overall health. Hair is mainly made up of protein, so make sure you are consuming enough protein. A lack of protein results in brittle and weak hair, hair loss, and decreased hair pigment. Good sources of protein are lean meat, fish, poultry, beans, low-fat dairy, and eggs.

2. Zinc

Hair shedding can be caused by a lack of Zinc. To prevent shedding, eat walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pecans. Good sources of Zinc are also vegetables, fruits, leafy greens. Also make sure to remain well hydrated!

In the case of Zinc deficiency, a supplement may be useful to get back to a healthy state.

3. Omega-3 fatty acids

A healthy scalp is crucial for healthy hair. Increasing your Omega-3 fatty acids intake will stimulate your sebaceous glands and hair follicles.

Omega-3 is found in yogurt, flaxseed, cottage cheese, salad, cereal, and cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, and herring.

Toronto Talent Agency – Tips for healthier hair

4. Know your hair’s needs

The frequency of hair washes depends on your hair type and your lifestyle. Consider your hair type and texture, physical activity, and the amount of products you use in your hair.

A more active lifestyle requires more regular washes. You need to wash off product buildup regularly to maintain a healthy scalp. An oilier scalp also needs frequent washes while a drier scalp can handle more time between washes.

5. Choose the right shampoo for your hair type

Choose a shampoo that is tailored to your hair type- oily/normal/dry, thin/medium/thick, straight/wavy/curly. Also target any specific concerns you have, such as a sensitive scalp.

Try to avoid shampoos with harsh ingredients, such as ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate.

6. Conditioner

After shampooing, conditioning is important to keep your hair soft, shiny, and manageable. It helps to replace the essential sebum that shampoos wash off.

To evenly distribute conditioner through your hair, comb through it in the shower. Leave the product in your hair for 2-3 minutes (or as per conditioner-specific instructions) before rinsing out.

7. Be gentle when your hair is wet

Hair is at its weakest when it is wet. So be very gentle when combing and drying your hair. Do not aggressively towel dry your hair nor brush your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb instead and gently scrunch your hair in a microfiber towel to dry off excess water.

8. Extra tips

  • Air dry your hair whenever possible. If using heat, start off with the lowest heat setting and increase as needed.
  • Loosely tie your hair and vary how you pin or tie your hair to avoid localized breakage.
  • If dyeing your hair, stay within 3 shades lighter than your natural hair color.
  • Use a hair mask and massage your scalp regularly to increase blood circulation and stimulate hair growth.
  • Prevent split ends by getting your hair trimmed every 10-12 weeks.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
Toronto modeling agency – Healthy hair hacks

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

Max Agency has been a Toronto acting agency for over 20 years.

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7 tips to give a great audition – Toronto Acting agency

Auditions can be nerve-wracking. Some can hide their nerves well, while others make it very obvious. Here are 7 tips to make your audition stand out. 

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1. Confidence

If you don’t believe in your skills, no one else will. The audition begins as soon as you enter the room. Maintain relaxed body language and good eye contact. Walk in the room with your head up, good posture, focus, and relaxed. Be prepared and know your lines well. Show the casting team that they can trust you when you put you on a stage or in front of a camera.

2. Prepare your Character

Show your interpretation of who the character that you playing is. Think of 3 personality traits that you think the character has and write them at the top of the script. What is the character’s body language like? How do they speak? Being very clear on who it is you are playing will calm your nerves.

3. Know the Scene

What is your character dealing with in the scene? Use your nervousness to put into how your character deals with the situation. Be confident in what the conflict is and what your character’s objective is. It will affect the tone, rhythm, and inflection of your lines.

4. Focus

Breathe before you start a scene. Quiet your mind and focus. Commit to the character, the words, and the moment. It’s not enough to know the lines, you have to believe them.

5. Connection to the other character

Make eye contact with the reader. Who is their character? What is their relationship with yours? Practice active listening and react as if you are hearing them for the first time. It should feel like you are the only two people in the room.

6. Be clear with your choices

There is always more than one more to play a character. Make a decision based on your character and be flexible in case you are directed to make adjustments.

7. Show personality

Showing your authentic self makes auditions stand out. Everyone in that audition is reading the same lines. Your own spin is what creates magic to make your performance unique.

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

Max Agency has been a Toronto acting agency for over 20 years.

Do you want to be an actor or a model? Join the top Toronto talent agency! Apply now to be discovered

For more daily content, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

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Toronto Acting agency- Dos and Don’ts of shooting a Self-tape audition

Dos and Don’ts in shooting a self-taped audition.

We have provided simple guidelines below to help you produce great self-tapes. 

DO 

 

  • Be professional and prepared when you tape yourself. Treat this audition the same as you would if you were physically in the room with the casting director. 

 

  • Record your audition in front of a solid coloured curtain or a blank wall. Too much clutter in the background can distract from your performance. Also, be aware your outfit should not blend or contrast with the colour of your backdrop. 

 

  • Find a quality reader. Make sure your reader stands behind the camera, to ensure your focus and positioning is towards the camera. Your reader should not be seen on camera unless requested. 

 

DON’T 

 

  • Don’t use a webcam, we recommend using a digital camcorder that fits your budget and have a peer operate the camera for you. 

 

  • Overhead fluorescent lights create deep shadows on your face which can make you look aged or change your appearance completely. Ideally, use two incandescent lights (bulbs with filaments). One as a key light, set to the opposite side of the camera a little farther away and pointed at your face.  If you are filming in a bigger space and need more lighting, set a second light opposite side of the camera, pointed at your side. 

 

  • Castings has requested a certain number of takes and/or scenes. Doing more than is asked could be considered presumptuous by the casting director. Don’t do more than the castings has asked for. 

Equipment recommendations for recording your self tape.

 

Digital Camcorder, Full HD 270° Rotation 1080P 16X High Definition Digital Camcorder Video DV Camera (US Plug Black)

 

 

 

 

Emart 60 LED Continuous Portable Photography Lighting Kit for Table Top Photo Video Studio Light Lamp with Color Filters

Basic three-point studio lighting 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modeling agency representing menwomen, and children. MAX has been successfully providing talent for the film, television, fashion, and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions, and special events for over 20 years.

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