Do not change, touch-up, or adjust makeup, even slightly. Go to a makeup artist on our team. This is about a look that fits the theme and the designer’s vision and photographs well. This is not about what you are used to seeing on yourself or even if you like it. If you change the makeup, you will be asked to wash your face and/or may not go down the runway.
Respect the designer’s clothing. Be careful to keep it clean and undamaged. No smoking in the outfits. Get a patch, e-cigarette, or nicotine gum if you absolutely need the fix.
This is work, not a date. Leave the significant other at home if they will occupy your working time or bring drama to the show.
Staff only backstage. This includes members of the design collective and their assistants, models and security. This does not mean friends, significant others, etc.
This is not a party. No drugs, and watch your alcohol intake.
Remember you are representing a brand. Behave with professionalism and know what you are wearing so you can answer questions about it and direct customers to the designer.
Respect the space. Don’t mess with the venue’s equipment. Do clean up after yourself.
Phones are to be put away during makeup.
Ensure all outfits are hung up after the show and given to the appropriate designer.
If it’s not yours, don’t touch it. If you steal, you will never again be booked.
If you put your fingers in any of the makeup artist’s product, you will be asked to replace it at your own expense.
Do not chew gum on stage.
Eat a meal that will sustain you for the night before you arrive. High protein, and complex carbs work well. Bring energy bars or other convenient snack that can be eaten without destroying makeup. Food is never a guarantee, and disappearing in the middle of preparations to go get food can mess up the timeline.
Even if you are friends with the staff outside of a show, they are your employer at the show. Keep things professional. Don’t slack off, disrespect them, or create drama because you think you are doing a friend a favor.
You absolutely must be punctual. Arrive early or on time and if there is something pressing to prevent that, call and keep the staff updated.
Sit still. Do not distract other models while they are being briefed or in the hair or makeup chairs.
Remember that being a diva must be earned, and once it’s earned, you don’t have to be an ass to prove it.