If I could give no stars, I would. Friend of mine got a call for an interview, after quitting the barbizon classes, and the lady on site was SO disrespectful towards her and got in her face. DO NOT recommend putting your child,and or yourself in these classes
I also had a problem with this agency. I was there with my 5yr old son thinking that he could have a future in modeling. Once we arrived there no one even much less as said hi how are you or even acknowledge we were there. After waiting for about 10 minutes, an older lady came out that looked like she was trying to be alot younger than she really was. She looked at me and my son as if we wasn't good enough to be there. Never once did she try to talk to my son in a nice manner. She said how am I supposed to use this kid? After telling her we thought it might be a good idea she said she would like to talk with him in her office. As i stood up to walk with my son into her office she looked back at me and said " I need to talk with your son, not you." She said this in such a degrading manner that I took my sons hand and left out immediately. Is this how this fake woman does business? My son who is a minor does not understand this. What goes on behind closed doors with this woman that the parent can't be there? In my opinion her doors needs to be closed permanently.
Beware! There will not be any modeling jobs after you pay the owner $1000+. I don't know how this woman has managed to stay in business. It would be interesting to see how many other people have been scammed. After she gets your money she is very rude and condescending. I have since found out from many people that the same thing has happened to them. The owner drives a luxury car & owns an expensive house, courtesy of the $$ she has scammed. I would NEVER send anyone to this place!! If only people had written reviews, I would still have my $$. BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE
A very negative experience. My child was 2 yrs old I submitted pictures & the agency responded inviting us in for initial interview. The time of the interview were my work hrs so I had to ask for a day off from work, I also had a newborn at the time so of course had to bring her along. Whe we arrived we sat in a waiting room & was never greeted for quiet some time about 10 or 15 minutes while you could hear people talking laughing & talking just in the other room. It seemed like a professional thing to do would be to say I will be right with you, but it was never acknowleded that we were even there. My son had a little back pack with a few of his toys that he had emptied onto the floor he was playing with while we waited. FINALLY here comes the owner I do not remember her name but will never forget the 1st impression. First words came out of her mouth were not hello, thanks for waiting, hi how can we help you? HONEST TO GOD this is what she said, "I see you all didnt hesitate in destroying my waiting room", with a sneer on her face. My newborn had started crying, this womens next words were, "OK, now how do we get this one to stop crying? " I truly was about to walk out the door but I stayed polite because I was thinking I guess maybe this is how this industry works? But in my gut & in my soul I already knew at that instant that I would NEVER EVER be involved with this particular agency ever. I think on their website she states that first impressions are everything well she is definitely correct because I felt sick when I left that office that day. It only got worse from there, she wanted to take my 2 yr old in the back room by himself so she could talk to him I said I ddidnt feel comfortable with that. She didnt speak to him like a person or try to make him feel comfortable she asked him to open his mouth so she could look inside, at this moment looking back I have no idea why, I guess to look at his teeth, I just remember the uncomfortable look on his little face as if he was embarressed or didnt understand what she was doing. At that second I felt so bad for bringing him there. It honestly has been a few years ago but that experience will never leave my mind! She was not warm or personable she just came across as vey FAKE not to be mean, but fake in apearance & in personality.