How Do I Become a Hijab Model?

Laura M. Sands
Laura M. Sands
A hijab model may wear the Muslim headcovering in photoshoots.
A hijab model may wear the Muslim headcovering in photoshoots.

You may become a hijab model by inquiring with agencies where you have seen other women modeling hijabs. Modeling jobs may vary, but most do not require you to have hijab model training and, while experience modeling hijabs may be helpful, often such is not a requirement either. Building a portfolio filled with photographs of yourself wearing different types of hijabs may also help you get a job as a hijab model as such will help you showcase your modeling skills to others. Wearing a hijab on a daily basis may also help you be discovered by a photographer, designer, modeling scout or agency that may be in search of hijab models.

Searching classified advertisements for modeling jobs may also help you become a hijab model. Doing so on a daily basis increases your chances of finding a job in the modeling industry. Magazines and catalogs that specialize in hijab styles may feature such advertisements or you may want to contact designers and photographers to inquire whether or not either has a need for new hijab models.

While you may take modeling classes and these may be helpful to your career in the long run, you do not necessarily have to have training to become a hijab model. If you do decide to take courses, however, be sure to only do so with a reputable agency where other working models have also attended. Asking other models for recommendations on modeling classes may help, as well as researching classes on your own.

Experience is not always necessary to get a job as a hijab model, but it may help you learn how to model, in general, as well as help you compete in the job market with other hijab models. Some employers may only want to work with experienced models while others may specifically request new models. To gain experience that may help you become a hijab model, you may want to consider modeling other types of modest clothing. Doing so will help you get a better idea about how the modeling industry works, as well as give you experience in working with photographers, directors and other models. Taking photographs of yourself wearing modern hijab or luxury hijab styles may also help you build a portfolio that others can view in order to assess how well you photograph and how well you may perform as a model.

Photographers and modeling scouts often secretly look for new models while carrying on their daily activities in public. Even if you only wear a basic hijab in your personal life, doing so regularly may help you become discovered when you least expect it. In addition to this, talking about your plans to become a hijab model may help you make contact with people who may be willing to help you with this career choice.

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    • A hijab model may wear the Muslim headcovering in photoshoots.
      By: Claus Mikosch
      A hijab model may wear the Muslim headcovering in photoshoots.