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A hand model is a person who models (poses or displays) their hand or hands for the purposes of art, fashion or other products or advertising. Hand models are used in advertising where advertisers want close ups of the product being handled. Most peoples' hands have blemishes such as scrapes, scars, spots, or discolorations which would stand out in a close up and distract from the product. Hand models tend to have flawless skin and hands, with what are considered ideal physical traits. In female hand models agents often seek long, slender hands and fingers and long nail beds. They also value smooth, hairless, unblemished skin with minimal wrinkles and visible pores.

Requirements for male hand models vary, depending on whether the job calls for a burly, construction worker type hand or a more white-collar look.

For print media hand models, a necessary trait is the ability to pose in a relaxed, graceful fashion. Professional hand models avoid what photographers call "the claw," the rigid grip that novices often use before the camera.

Hand models are also prevalent in TV commercials, although the hand may not always be visible. Most food commercials have hand models pouring gravy, dipping a french fry, or cutting meat. Here perfect hands are not as important as the timing and patience required to "hit one's mark."

Some hand models can make upwards of $1,200 a day. [1]

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Hand art

Hand art is the application of make-up or paint to a hand to make it appear like an animal or other object. Some hand artists, like Guido Daniele, produce images that are trompe l'oeil representations of wild animals painted on people's hands.

Hand artists work closely with hand models - hand models - can be booked through specialist acting and modeling agencies usually advertising under "body parts models" or "hands and feet models". Also many hand models can be hired directly.

Famous Hand Models

Ashly Covington is one of the top hand models in the United States. Her client list includes Target, Maybelline and Miller Lite and she has been the hands for Adrianna Lima, Charlize Theron and Brooke Shields. [2]

Mia Crowe is a "Hand Supermodel" and has hand modeled for celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Molly Sims, Cindy Crawford, Faith Hill, Penelope Cruz, Claudia Schiffer, Eva Longoria, and many more.[3]

Steve Altes is one of the top male hand models in the United States. His clients include Heineken, Coors, Miller Lite, Folgers, Mitsubishi, Domino's Pizza, American Express, Jack in the Box, and Nikon.[4]

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