Hand modeling is a surprisingly popular line of modeling work. It focuses on close-up photoshoots for jewelry, makeup, and skin care editorials. Agencies tend to look for slender, graceful hands for their advertisements, so caring for your hands is critical if you wish to explore options in part modeling.
There are plenty of modeling and talent agencies worldwide, so if you want to sign with an agency and begin your modeling career, you won’t be short of options. Hand modeling may be a specialized job, but an agency can help you live your dreams of being a hand model. Here are some of the top-rated modeling agencies for hand models.
Carmen’s Hand Models
Carmen’s Hand Models is a specialty modeling agency run by Carmen Marrufo. The agency represents male and female models in film, television, and print media. This agency works with seasoned professionals and those just setting foot into the modeling world, so it can be a wonderful place to start regardless of your prior experience.
You can easily reach Carmen's Hand Models using the contact form on their website.
Body Parts Models Inc. is a Los Angeles-based agency specializing in body double and body-part models. They have booked over ten thousand jobs in film, commercials, and printed media. In addition, this agency handles hand models and those wishing to model feet, legs, lips, neck, ears, and other close shots of various body parts.
Body Parts Models Inc. seeks models of all body types, age ranges, and skin tones. They are one of the most popular agencies on the west coast and occasionally offer open casting calls. Their models have been in the Superbowl, the Oscars, and even the Olympics.
Though they are not currently holding open call auditions, you can always reach this agency through their contact form.
Founded in 1986 and based in New York, Parts Models has worked with several magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post Business, Model Magazine, and The Cosmopolitan. Many commercials and advertisements for various products have featured models from this agency.
Parts Models lists requirements clearly on its website so that potential models know if they fit the criteria. Parts Models seeks smooth, flawless skin and evenly shaped nails for hand models. They are interested in hand shape and mention that male hands should have minimal hair.
As with any agency, it is crucial to have a portfolio ready for submission, as they do not hold open calls. Instead, you will have to email your size and measurement images and information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the agency is interested, they will schedule an appointment with you. For more information on their recruitment process, visit the application section of their site.
Closeup Models makes its home in Los Angeles and New York. The company has landed a wide variety of advertisement opportunities for its models. Most shoots through this agency will not require you to show your face, so if you want to model a specific body part, this agency will be able to help. They offer occasional work and help newcomers gain valuable experience.
An application can be found on their website, and their expectations are also listed. Like many other agencies, Close-up Models seeks flawless skin and evenly shaped nails. They prefer no nail polish in photographs and for male hands to have minimum hair.
Their application form requires you to submit your measurements and photos, though you should note that they currently only accept New York and Los Angeles-based models.
Hired Hands Models was one of the first significant parts modeling agencies in the UK. They accept models of all ages and specialize not only in hands, but also legs, feet, eyes, and lips.
Hired Hands also accepts models of various skill levels, so whether you have been in the industry for years or just starting, this agency can offer you work. They are family-run and claim they are very reliable and easy to reach.
Currently, this agency is accepting new models and invites anyone to apply through their email. Hand photos should show both hands on a flat surface, in focus, with natural light. Pictures should also show lower arms and all nails must be clearly in view. Application photos should also include one headshot.
Star Touch Agency
Star Touch Agency is one of LA’s premier parts modeling services. Not only do they represent hand models, but they also host manicurists. Their models have worked for Chanel, Estee Lauder, Gucci, Vogue, and Zoya, among others. Some celebrity clients their manicurists have worked with include Gal Godot, Gigi Hadid, and Taylor Swift.
If you are looking for an agency that is fully focused on hand modeling, Star Touch Agency may be the right choice for you. For more information and to submit your photos, contact head agent Jason Marks at jason@StarTouchAgency.com
Models Direct is a government-regulated agency that helps you find employment rather than merely showcasing your images. They have thousands of clients in the UK, but they do offer jobs to models overseas and will even pay for your travel.
Currently, this agency lists modeling jobs that individuals can apply for, and they cover a variety of ages and ethnicities. It is a good place to get a foot in the door and expand and experiment with different types of modeling, as they cover far more than just close-up shots. However, they will not represent you as a typical modeling agency would.
Whether seeking an extra way to make cash or passionately pursuing a full-time career, there are plenty of opportunities to get started in the modeling field. Many modeling agencies offer representation and opportunities for models who are just getting started, as well as those who have been in the business for years.
If you possess unique hands, then submitting your information to one of these agencies is the first step. In the meantime, take good care of your hands!