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Check Out Sigori Pirtle’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sigori Pirtle.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I am a model, nail artist, production assistant and content creator. I gained various hats by taking one risk that avalanched into something greater than I imagined. It was always suggested that I begin modeling but at the time, I didn’t know where to start. That was until I collaborated with a non-profit organization who landed a deal with Forever 21. This is where I experienced firsthand all the fundamentals of launching a campaign for a major retailer. For instance, content creation, fashion design, and visual merchandising.

While gaining these skills, I began auditioning for fashion shows which led to becoming an active runway model in the bay area TrapxArt shows. I instantly fell in love with runway and was connected with the VeryFine9 platform. We are a group of women creatives whom support each other in growing our individual model portfolios. This opportunity lead to music videos features, commercial modeling, and brand ambassadorship.

The long-lasting relationships I have built granted me the opportunity to be featured on the cover of TrapxArt’s, January 2022 Volume 22 Digital Magazine. This year has been filled with so many full circle moments and I am beyond excited to continue my journey in front of and behind the camera.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
My initial introduction to modeling was not as smooth as some may think. When I auditioned for the casting to collaborate with the non-profit organization and Forever 21 campaign, I made it past the first round but was not selected for their final 20 models. At the time, that news was disheartening but I didn’t let that stop me from perusing my modeling dreams. In fact, it encouraged me to go harder as a model and try out a various form of modeling, not only commercial modeling. The confidence I gained while perusing runway allowed me to return to the non-profit’s organized event to reintroduce myself. My determination was recognized and I landed a spot as a model in the campaign.

This is to show models there will be moments in your career where you will not be selected for job; and instead of lingering in self-doubt, use that energy to work on yourself. Continue going to auditions and creating new opportunities for yourself. Remember to keep a good relationship with everyone you run into. This will aid in the process of possibly being recommended to other casting directors. For instance, “She or he may not have been right for this show, but I know someone who she or he would be perfect for.”

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am currently focused on my press-on nail business ‘That’s Sisi Nail Bar’ and working as a production assistant for 2Wavy Productions. Initially, I began creating press-on nails during the pandemic to maintain my manicure while the salons were closed. But after noticing an increase of compliments from my peers, I decided to offer my talents to others. As I do offer pre-made sets, I love taking the time to fulfill customized orders as well. Including hand-painted business logos, birthday sets, and names/initials. Seeing my client’s reaction is the best part of the process. Feel free to visit the Instagram page @thatssisinailbar.

Another focus of mine is working as the production assistant for 2Wavy Productions where we specialize in full service video production and photography. I am gaining the knowledge of set design, talent outreach, and the importance of maintaining project budget. I plan to learn the operations of the camera as I have a newfound respect and admiration towards the craft.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
If you would like us to work together/collaborate, please email or dm me on Instagram. I am active on both and will respond promptly.

To support me, feel free to visit my Instagram links to keep up with my journey and/or share my links with a friend that may be interested in my talents or services.

Pricing:

  • Print Modeling: $100/hr + travel
  • Video Feature: $150/hr + travel
  • Nail Sets: Prices vary based on requests

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Image Credits:

Headshots/Full body: Preston @2wavyproductions Nail Sets: Sigori @thatssisinailbar

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