Bristol, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- It's hard work being a student at the best of times. But what do you do when you're asked to find models to practice your make-up skills on?
Some people might have asked their friends and family to participate, calling in personal favours left right and centre. But not Karen Limpus - she went straight to the professionals.
When Karen needed to find a model to appear in 'before and after' photos for her course at the London School of Beauty and Make-Up, she went to one of the UK's largest modelling agencies, Models Direct.
She had quite a specific brief to fill, but that was not problem for the agency, who specialise in being able to provide a model of any age, gender, ethnicity, shape, or size to fit the job.
In the end, Karen used two models from Models Direct, 21 year old Junior Dhliwayo from Hampshire and 22 year old Maria Shine from Berkshire.
For the first shoot, Karen asked Junior to come in and have her make-up done. Junior, who had not done much modelling before, found it a great start to her modelling career.
âIt was a good experience,â said Junior. âIt felt good for a day and I would like to do it every day! It was great to have someone to do my make-up as I normally do it myself.â
âKaren is a very nice and friendly person, and I just had to sit down while she put make-up on me and took a picture of before and afterwards,â she said.
Karen was also thrilled with the results. So pleased, in fact, that she booked Maria for bridal makeover and photo shoot just two weeks later!
The London School of Beauty and Make-Up runs courses on all aspects of beauty therapy, body therapy, and make-up.
* To find out more about Models Direct: [http://www.modelsdirect.com/]
* Find out about how you could become a model: [http://www.modelsdirect.com/locations/worldwide.html]
* To find a model for your business: [http://www.modelsdirect.com/find_a_model/index.html]