Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Now REPRESENTING...


We are very excited to share with you some of our exciting new faces...


Denico Walters joined us as a Background Artist and has now been signed to our model division. 


We scouted the beautiful Alissa Eady with her gorgeous smile over on Instagram.


Olivia Whittaker is fresh to our books and we’re very excited to see what’s in store for this beauty. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

On your screens NOW!


We've been spotting lots of our models and actors on our screens during lockdown. Here's a look at who to watch out for... 

Dane Foxx is in the latest William Hill TVC which he got to film in the comfort of his own home during lockdown!  



Lauren Dickenson is showing off all the latest trends in the SS20 bonprix TV commercials. 




Elisha Beech is in the latest Victoria Plum TVC click here to watch.




Monday, 16 March 2020

4 must-read tips when applying to a model agency

Signing with an agency is a huge step forward to kick-starting your career & can sometimes be tricky, so it is essential that you nail your application to give you the best chance possible, which is why we are sharing with you our top 4 tips when sending your application. 

Tip 1: 

Every agency has their own way of accepting applications. It is important you go on their website and have a look on how to apply and follow their steps, otherwise your application might be disregarded.

Tip 2: 

Most agencies will have an application form with a list of information they require you fill out, however if you are sending an application via email make sure you always include the following: 

- Name
- Age
- Location 
- Occupation / availability
- Contact details i.e. contact number and email address 
-Stats women: height, dress, bust, cup, waist, hips, shoe
-Stats men: height, chest, waist, suit, inside leg, collar, shoe
- Stats kids: height, chest, waist, clothing and shoe size

It's important that all your stats are accurate so it's best to take your measurements on the day you send your application.

Tip 3: 

Give a little information about yourself, i.e. what you currently do, whether you're in university and if so what you're studying, your occupation, whether you are a driver or not, availability, hobbies, interests and talents; for example if you speak different languages, play any instruments, skilled in a sport - make sure you include this as this makes your application unique and agencies receive lots of briefs looking for people with a certain skill.

Tip 4:

Sending natural polaroid style pictures are an important part to the application. Some people understandably get confused by what this means, so we have included examples along with some easy steps to follow to take the perfect picture. 





How to take the correct pictures for your application: 

- Stand against a plain white wall 
-Wear some figure hugging clothes to show off your figure. Girls - leggings/jeans & a vest is usually best. Boys - navy jeans & a white/black plain t-shirt tends to work well.
-Take a head shot, three quarter & full length shot both from the front & each side profile and from the back
- Wear natural or minimal makeup 
- Natural light is best 
-Have a mixture of smiles & more serious poses ;)
- Applications with images using filters and selfies will not be accepted
*If you have professional or work shots, send these with your application but make sure you also include some polaroid shots like we’ve explained above.

REMEMBER! Agencies want to see up to date images of what you naturally look like right now so please make sure your pictures are up to date!

Click here to apply to become a model with Face. 

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Understanding the different types of modelling

The exciting and ever changing world of modelling is so diverse right now with more models & types of modelling than ever before! The most important thing is understanding what type of model you are and finding your feet in the industry. This will enable you to sign with the agency that you are most suited to you and an agency that will steer your career in the right direction. It's important to remember that you can fit into several categories, just because you're a petite model for example doesn't mean you can't be a commercial or fitness model! So, we thought we would provide you with some of the different types of modelling in today's industry to help you figure out your modelling career path. 

Fashion/Editorial

Fashion models are usually the faces you might see in fashion magazines, on shop windows and on e-comm sites such as Boohoo, Topshop, ASOS etc... Female models are usually around 5'7"-5'10" in height and usually are the 'girl or boy next door' type if shooting for fashion. Whilst male models are usually around 5'10" - 6'3" in height. However this can differ between garment sizing and requirements of the brand the model is shooting for. Editorial models usually work for top fashion designers such as Gucci, Prada, Vivienne Westwood etc. and as a whole, editorial modelling tends to be the most selective. Most editorial models are incredibly tall, slim & sometimes have a very unique look.
Runway model

These models are catwalk models that showcase a designer’s clothing line. Due to the precise sizes of the designer’s clothing, runway models need to be specific measurements. If you are 5’9 or over then this type of modelling could be for you.

Commercial model

Commercial models are not restricted by age, but agencies do tend to have specific guidelines they work to. Commercial models generally represent your 'everyday' kind of look who will go on to advertise a wide range of products in catalogs, campaigns & commercials.
Fitness model

These models tend to be fit, toned, and athletically built. This of course makes sense as these models mainly work with fitness brands selling clothes or products.

Fit model

A fit model works behind the scenes with brands to help get the sizing right for their clothing lines before they go to market. They usually are the average sized person at that time in their country and they will model the garments whilst the buying team and garment technician will see how the clothes fit and if anything needs changing before going to market. This usually involves a lot of fit sessions and pitch meetings.

Promotional model 

This type of model books jobs that help sell or promote a certain commodity. Promotional models are often found at live events such as fashion or bridal shows modelling on the catwalk or for the stands. As a whole, these models must be personable & outgoing to attract buyers.

Petite model 

Petite models are generally around 5'2" - 5'5". With more and more brands offering a petite range, this type of modelling is becoming more popular and in demand. Since petite models usually have smaller shoe sizes & glove sizes, they are also popular as foot & hand models.

Plus size & curve 

A plus-size or curve model is usually a size 12+. Like petite models, plus size & curve models are in high demand with more and more fashion brands offering these ranges, as well as events such as fashion and bridal shows. 

Friday, 7 February 2020

Take that step in 2020

One of the most fulfilling things about working at Face HQ is seeing people and their careers grow and flourish - we have a lot of people on our books that we currently represent who started out in our junior division who are now being represented as a part of our lifestyle division! As an agency we are here to steer people's careers in the right direction and help them get to where they want to be and so we thought we would share a few of our supporting artists' journeys and where they are today... 

Established model & actor Daniel Bakken started out on our books as a supporting artist. His desire to learn and throw himself into any situation and out of his comfort zone was amazing to work with. Seeing his potential, we welcomed Daniel to our modelling division where he instantly flourished. Soon after he self-taped for an Adidas commercial, the Casting Director LOVED him and he got booked. This saw the start to what is a very successful career for Daniel today... Since then he has flew to Barcelona to shoot for ‘Anytime Fitness’, he travels all around the country working for brands such as; Slaters, The Broadway Shopping Centre, Smiffys Fancy Dress and Heineken to name but a few. His time spent on set as a model and supporting artist lead to Daniel quickly developing a passion for acting and his career to date has seen him appear in Ackley Bridge, Hollyoaks, Feature Film Ruth The Musical as well as video & commercials for big brands such as Sofology, Samsung and Warburtons .



Amy Peer had a similar journey to Daniels. After a few months of being represented as a supporting artist, Amy came into our office to get updated headshots - it was here that our founder met Amy in person and saw her potential in front of the camera as a model and insisted she started building a portfolio so that she could kick-start her career as a model. We sent her on her first test shoot and soon after she was booking jobs with some of our top clients such as; Tog 24, Harry Hall, KFC, Britvic, Adidas and Veromia to name a few.

A lot of the models on our books started out this way - like Shelly Dulieu & Tomas Bersier who work week in, week out for us shooting for some of our biggest clients. 

So, if you are open minded, prepared to leave your comfort zone, be eager to learn, work hard and take that first step, who knows where life may take you…

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Exciting start to 2020 for our Background Artists

It's been a busy and exciting start to the year for our Background Artists. As well as regularly filming for our popular soaps, Hollyoaks & Emmerdale, and other exciting projects we've had lots of our BA's working on a new romcom Feature Film 'Let There Be Love' all throughout this month, being filmed in York.


We are delighted to reveal our beautiful Rebecca Mellor bagged herself a well deserved cameo playing the role of Veronica in the exciting new romcom which is due to be released this Christmas!


We've loved seeing all the behind the scenes pictures and hearing all the fun things our artists have been getting up! Here's a few BTS... 


You can can also see lots of our Background Artists on your screens now in the new Aldi TVC featuring Jonny Brownlee! 

Press play to have a watch...


If YOU would like to be on set for an exciting feature film, see yourself on a TV Commercial or star in your favourite soap then click here & fill out our online application. 


Friday, 24 January 2020

Exciting News For Face

Here at the Face HQ we’re very excited to announce we are now on IGTV! This will enable us to take showcasing to YOU, what our amazing talent has been working on, to the next level.

For those of you who aren't already part of the crazy, exciting world of IGTV here's a quick low down...
It is basically like having your own little TV Channel online. It fully integrates into your already existing Instagram account (so don't worry, if you already follow us on Instagram you will see all our IGTV videos) and it allows you to watch and upload videos up to 10 minutes long that appear within your Instagram gird. Currently you can only upload videos up to 1 minute in length if you don't have IGTV. Exciting right? 

You can simply click on the tab shown below on our Instagram profile to view all our IGTV videos


OR you can download the IGTV app (in the Apple App Store) where you can follow and watch all your favourite channels from lots of other Instagram accounts (ours being your top fav of course). So, it’s basically like watching TV, you can get your feet up and catch up on your favourite IGTV Channels! WARNING: It's very addictive, you'll get lost for hours watching all the fun & interesting videos that are on there! 

So stay tuned as we’ve got some exciting content coming your way!
Click HERE to follow us on Instagram to keep up with our IGTV channel ….. 

FUN FACT: Video is currently KING on social media, video posts receive 38% more engagement than image posts.. So scrap that selfie & get filming guys!

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Our talented juniors starting 2020 as they mean to go on…

In the great words of popular children’s author Dr Seuss ‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out’, and stand out they have! What a start to the year our junior division has made...

We’re so proud here at Face to represent such a variety of amazingly talented young artists. Here’s a little look at some of the exciting things they have been up to recently...

Libby Simpson in the new Nintendo Switch TVC 

Keep your eyes peeled for our talented junior Libby Simpson on your TV screens now having a blast in the new Nintendo Switch TVC which she flew to Romania to film late last year. 
Click the play button to have a watch!



Mimi Sissons filming for a new CBeebies show 

Do you remember the days when you used to snuggle on the sofa as a kid and watch CBeebies in awe and excitement enjoying all of the fun characters in their entertaining shows...

Well, our junior Mimi Sissons is fulfilling a lot of kids childhood dreams as she has been busy filming a very exciting pilot for a new CBeebies show called ’Superheroes of Science'. MASSIVE well Done Mimi!



Layla-Grace & Kasper Tansey making their first debut in a feature film 

We want to take a moment to wish our juniors Layla-Grace & Kasper Tansey a massive good luck as they are filming an exciting feature film being shot in York this week! After a very successful casting they are playing the roles of the son and daughter of the main characters, alongside some famous faces. 




Thursday, 16 January 2020

Melissa Steven X Infinity & Co 2020 Lookbook

Infinity & Co is a Yorkshire born and bred business (just like ourselves) currently based in the beautiful and very popular filming location, Allerton Castle in Harrogate. 

They are a jewellery brand that stand for classic style, sophisticated elegance and affordable luxury in a collection of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets.

Our red haired beauty Melissa Steven recently shot their 2020 lookbook with the super talented Sean Knott behind the lens. The results speak for themselves, take a look… 

*FUN FACT: Allerton Castle and the grounds are a very popular filming location for many television and film productions including: The Secret Garden; Sherlock Holmes; Locations, Location, Location and Don't Tell The Bride. 







Exciting times for our talented Actor Dane Foxx

It's been a busy past 6 months for our actor Dane Foxx. 
He has worked on some very exciting projects! Last year he shot two feature films. He flew over to Latvia to play the role of a TSA Officer in feature film ‘Survive’ with Director Mark Pellington, alongside actors Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins. He then played the role of ‘Jack’ in feature film ‘Miss Willoughby’ with Director Mick Davis, alongside actors Nathalie Cox and John Rhys-Davies.

This week Dane is busy shooting two new projects! Director Mick Davis called Dane back to play the role of 'Phil' in his new feature 'Let There Be Love', alongside two of our juniors; Layla-Grace and Kasper Tansey. They will be working alongside some exciting famous faces that we can't reveal just yet! This is the second feature Dane has worked on with Scottish film Director Mick Davis. He is also working on a very exciting VR Project this week which we can’t wait to hear more about and of course share with you all over on our social media channels. 

Make sure you follow us to keep up to date: 
Instagram: @facemodelandcasting 
Twitter: @FaceModelAgency 
Facebook: @FaceModelManagement