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Tips on Finding a Modeling Agency
The following are some tips to help you get your successful modeling career started.

Tip #1: Watch Out for Scams
There are a lot of phony modeling agents and talent scouts. With the constant fluctuations in the fashion world, no one can guarantee you fame and fortune. A legitimate agency will not demand money before a contract can be signed. However, do not be surprised if an agency requires reimbursement for certain startup fees at a later point in time, and all talent management businesses will expect commission from the work they find you.

Tip # 2: Do Your Research
Always research an agency. Find out how long they have been in business, how much money they bring in annually, who they represent, and other concrete and pertinent information. Modeling agencies like to represent a variety of models. Try to pinpoint agencies that may be searching for models that fit your own look.

Tip #3: Approach a Prospective Agency in the Right Way
Be professional when attending any audition, even if it is for a small agency. Dress appropriately and be sure to bring your portfolio, which should include only your best photos. Your portfolio should include at least one headshot and one full body picture. While more than two photos is good – so long as they are all high quality pictures – don’t bombard the interviewer with too many.

Tip #4: Don’t Get Discouraged
Even if you have applied – and been turned down by – forty agencies, don’t stop trying. The problem could be as simple as needing a new haircut, different clothes, or even a different market. Don’t be afraid to start with a small agency to gain experience. The fashion world is always changing, and your look may be in high demand at the next open call.

Barbizon Modeling School
1 review: *****
4035 NE SANDY BLVD # 225, PORTLAND, OR 97212
(503) 282-1800 Write review for this local business

"Barbizon Modeling School is a scam! If you are condisering signing up or know someone that is please reconsider. There are hidden coasts, emty promises, and no future with this agency. ..."
Immortelle Modeling & Acting S
4 reviews: *****
108 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 693-0003 Write review for this local business

"tells you how pretty your daughter is get there hopes up take your money and your child doesnt learn anything its all a joke on us. you get nothing you promised ..."
Able Auction Company Write review for this local business
408 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 222-2257  
Ha'dear Model Management Write review for this local business
1319 SE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
(971) 544-7569  
Option Model & Media Write review for this local business
1001 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 233-4244  
Barbizon Write review for this local business
4035 NE Sandy Blvd Ste 225, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 282-9899  
Studio LS Photography Write review for this local business
8150 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225
(503) 523-6320  
Glimpse Modeling Agency Write review for this local business
161 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 339-7845  
Pussycats Write review for this local business
3767 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 363-0401  
Ha'dear Model Management Write review for this local business
4453 Durbin Ave SE, Salem, OR 97317
(503) 385-8429  
Tempest Pacific Modeling Agency Write review for this local business
1520 Lee St SE, Salem, OR 97302
(971) 388-0617  

If your business needs a model an agent will be able to match you with the best talent for your event at the right price. Models are hired for print, television and film features. They can also work at more public events such as fashion and trade shows. A agency is the best place to start your talent model search. They will be able to find the perfect person for you whether male or female, young or old. Here are some questions to ask a modeling agent.

  • What different modeling divisions are your models experienced in?
    Models come in all different shapes and sizes to perform at events from sporting to children’s retail clothing. Popular modeling divisions include fashion print and runway, commercial print, fit, sport, Latin and more. Most modeling agencies represent a diverse group from young to plus size and more.

  • What are your rates for modeling?
    The cost to hire a model will depend on their experience, the industry they are modeling in and more. In most situations you will work with an agent who will match you to the best talent at a price that will work for you. You will pay the model directly and the model will pay the agent a certain commission percentage. Rates can be set per hour, per event or per shoot.

  • How do you hire your models?
    A modeling agency might scout new talent or hold open casting calls. In an open cast call any model may come try out without an appointment. Typical models must meet certain height requirements, something like males being between 6’ to 6’3” and females being over 5’6”. Each agency has their own standards to help you find the agency with the best range of models for your needs.