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To never go to this hairdresser again and wonder what clothes size has to do with being a HAIR MODEL?

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lunalunalooney Tue 10-May-16 18:51:14

My local hairdressers/beauty rooms has been open for 3 years and I have been a loyal customer (going twice, sometimes 3 times a week)

They put a flyer in their reception asking for a hair model for a open evening they are having in a few weeks. Only- on the application, it says "models up to a size 10 only".

AIBU to think what the actual fuck?

IthinkIamsinking Tue 10-May-16 18:57:09

YABU. It may be they want someone who can model an overall 'look' including hair and clothing

Branleuse Tue 10-May-16 18:59:05

i wouldnt like that either. They could go fuck themselves after that for me.

TheGhostOfBarryFairbrother Tue 10-May-16 19:00:02

Surely if they were good hairdressers then they could do a good job whatever the size or shape?!

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Tue 10-May-16 19:03:30

YABU. It is their campaign and they can specify the look they want. And I say that as lady.

gleam Tue 10-May-16 19:04:13

Wouldn't it also be better to have a complete range of people to model different styles?

Scarydinosaurs Tue 10-May-16 19:04:55

YABU it could be for a multitude of reasons. I've been a hair model and had to wear a toga- the hairdresser just needed models that would fit the clothes she had for the shoot.

AyeAmarok Tue 10-May-16 19:07:20

They want models that they can do the hair of. Sounds like all of you will be "on show", not just the neck up.

curren Tue 10-May-16 19:09:19

Yabu. But it's up to you if you don't want to go there.

Most models are size 10 or smaller. Depending on what they are trying to achieve will depend in who they are looking for.

Would you feel the same if it said 'only size 14 and above please?'

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 10-May-16 19:13:01

I'm 50 and used to model for my hairdresser in my teens (got a trim, blow, gossip and glass of wine wink). Usually these things are run in conjunction with a department store or boutique. Or at least sponsored by them. Models will sometimes also wear the clothes from there. The clothes will be there waiting. They'll only take so many sizes.

Cabrinha Tue 10-May-16 19:18:45

Not the point - but why are you there 2-3x a week?
Just sheer nosiness!
My dream is to never wash and dry my hair again, but to go to the hairdresser several times a week for it!
Sadly to have the time I'd have to cut my work hours, and to have the money I'd have to increase my hours. Catch 22!

Anyway... I'd check whether it was clothes related before I got the hump and went elsewhere. But even without clothes (not without without 😂) could be the overall look they're going for. And many many women buy into that.

bakeoffcake Tue 10-May-16 19:24:27

I'd ask them why you have to be under a size 10. If they haven't got a valid reason I'd find another hairdresser.

You'd think their criteria would be about hair quality or length rather than body sizeconfused

Ilovetorrentialrain Tue 10-May-16 19:41:56

If you're in there that many times per week, I'd suggest just casually asking what the reason is next time you're in. I'm sure they'd say.

Does it actually say size 10? Could it be up to 10 models needed?

Alternatively, do they have clothes to be.modelled and only have small sizes? If this I'd say that's pretty daft as most people would like to see a range of sizes. I'm clutching at straws!

Ilovetorrentialrain Tue 10-May-16 19:43:54

I too would love to go off topic and ask what you have done to be in there so often! I'm extremely curious/nosey.

carabos Tue 10-May-16 19:45:41

I'm in the "why are you there so often camp?" How lovely.

Collaborate Tue 10-May-16 19:46:12

Models are meant to be aspirational. Just because none of them look like me I don't take offence. I just accept that the way I look is not aspirational.

user7755 Tue 10-May-16 19:53:04

What could you have done to your hair 2-3 times per week?

ToucheShay Tue 10-May-16 20:00:29

I knew a very glamourous lady who had her hair done several times a week. She didn't pay the hairdresser - she was invoiced monthly.

Birdsgottafly Tue 10-May-16 20:03:42

""What could you have done to your hair 2-3 times per week?""

In the past, when I had a lot more money, I used to get my hair treated and blown dry, twice a week. If I then wanted a Updo etc in the same week, I'd be there three times a week. I was socialising a lot (I really enjoyed my 30's and I'm glad I made the most of that age).

There's a lot of small business Beauty Industry awards, coming up, and I'm wondering if they're going to enter and/or they've got a deal with a photographer, who wants to use the photos, later on.

AerithEarthling Tue 10-May-16 20:59:29

Everything is about looks these days, I applied to some jobs for admin that were asking for photos, like does it matter what I fucking look like to photocopy paper.
If i was you I would question it, it makes no sense, being bigger does not mean you have shit hair

Ambroxide Tue 10-May-16 22:44:38

Yes, what on earth are you doing at a beauty salon/hairdressers 2-3 times a week? This was my very first thought and I am glad to see that I am not alone.

tibbawyrots Wed 11-May-16 07:02:12

aerith they asked for photos so they could discriminate in some way ☹️

DoreenLethal Wed 11-May-16 07:31:16

2-3 times a week > bandwagon > jumping on.

I just about manage 2-3 times a year.

gunting Wed 11-May-16 07:55:30

2-3 a week?! Why?

I've been to a hairdressers twice in my LIFE not a week. I'm a size 14 anyway they probably wouldn't want me. grin

EponasWildDaughter Wed 11-May-16 08:06:21

My DD went to a salon recently to help do the hair for a open evening. She was there to do hair but also the make up for the professional shots. They had hired a clothes stylist as well who bought samples in sizes 6 to 10 for the models to wear. They asked for models who were young and (v) slim.

It was a whole cat walk look thing. That's probably why they specified certain age/size criteria at yours OP.

Sadly the whole fashion industry stubbornly revolves around 'up to size 10s only'.

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