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Ever notice that models always seem to pose in the same way?  Maybe chin down and angled left? That’s because they know what head position looks best for them.  Try these Barbizon A-List Poses on for size:

~~Look to the left, then to the right.  Now smile.  Which side of your face do you feel looks more like “you?” That’s your best side.

~~Now tilt your chin down — then, with chin down, look to the left and right again.

~~Finally, try a diagonal tilt left and right.

~~Make sure your eyes convey what you want expressed.

~~Practice in front of a full-length mirror so you can see the full view of what everyone else sees.

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Feeling stressed about that test coming up, prom around the corner?  What’s the best way to deal?  Here are a few stress busters courtesy of your friends at Barbizon:

  • Relax.  Make sure you take breaks.
  • Breathe.  Always make sure you take deep breaths.
  • Get lots of sleep.  Aim for 7 to 8 hours a night.
  • Eat healthy food.  Don’t skip meals especially breakfast.
  • Exercise.  Get at least 30 minutes a day.  It doesn’t have to be all at once.  You can break it into 10 minute intervals.
  • Accept what you can’t change.  It will all work out.
  • Watch your thinking.  Instead of saying you can’t, say you can!
  • Make sure you are organized.
  • Manage your time. Don’t try to do everything at once.
  • Be nice to yourself, and try and do your best.
  • And most of all, have fun.

  • Make your skin look smoother
  • Make you feel more confident
  • Give your face a lift
  • Make blemishes less noticeable.
  • Reduce the appearance of dark circles.
  • Make your face color look even.
  • Help wrinkles and expression lines look less obvious.
  • At Barbizon, we show you which colors look best on you!

We, at Barbizon, have noticed that those who get farthest in life are those who have good study and organizational habits. Commit these 10 tips to memory so you can ace that next test:

1. Make sure you have everything you need to complete your work assignments: Paper, notebooks, sharpened pencils, pens. The right tools can make a difference.

2. Create a space in your room that is comfortable for studying and is well lit.

3. Ready your backpack, clothes, gym bag, and anything else you need at night. That way, you’re not rushing around frantically at 6:00 am.

4. Write down all assignments in a diary, notebook, or day planner.

5. Fuel your brain with a light, healthy snack.

6. Remove all distractions such as the TV, radio, talking on the phone, etc.

7. Take home all books that you will need.

8. Start big projects in advance. Don’t wait until the night before your solar system model is due to start building it.

9. If you need help, ask. Don’t struggle in silence.

10. Give each assignment the attention it deserves; don’t just go through the motions.

Barbizon Modeling Classes Curriculum offers a variety of classes on modeling, acting, and personal development.

Remembering the names of those you meet is the most effective means of communicating individual recognition. No matter how poor you think your memory is, you can acquire a memory for names if you practice these memory rules:

  • When you are given a person’s name, listen. Concentrate on getting the name right. Think of only one thing: the name.
  • If you do not hear the name clearly, say “I’m sorry I didn’t clearly understand your name. Will you please repeat it?”
  • The person will be pleased because you are taking such a personal interest in their name.
  • If possible, the name should be written. This gives an eye impression as well as an ear impression.
  • Use your will power. Say to yourself, “I want to remember this name and I will.”
  • Get a clear, vivid impression of the person by:
  1. Observing their facial characteristics.
  2. Getting a clear impression of their size.
  3. Getting a distinct impression of their voice.
  • Become a “people-watcher.” This will help you uncover distinguishing characteristics.
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Find yourself snoozing by second period?  Not anymore.  Let the Barbizon experts give you the tips you need to boost your energy and get rid of the midday blahs:

  • STRETCH: Try doing some simple stretching or yoga for 10 minutes right when you get out of bed.
  • EAT BREAKFAST: Studies show that eating breakfast gives you the energy you need to keep going until lunch.  Be sure to include some protein and carbohydrates like eggs and whole-wheat toast.
  • BREATHE: If you’re feeling sleepy in class, take some deep breaths and focus on your breathing.
  • H20: Make sure you drink lots of water during the day to keep you hydrated.
  • AVOID SUGAR: Try to avoid eating too much sugar.  Replace that candy bar with a piece of fruit or some plain yogurt and almonds.
  • ME TIME: It’s important for you to carve out some “me time” nightly for you to clear your head.  Keep a journal, meditate, or take the time to organize yourself for the next day.
  • GET YOUR ZZZZ’s: Your body can’t function properly without enough sleep.  Aim for at least 7-8 hours and be sure to turn off the TV and cell phone before bed.
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Here are Barbizon’s 12 keys to developing your personality to be the best it can be. Try to accomplish at least one of these each week:

1.  Be wise about human relations.

2.  Don’t put off until tomorrow.

3.  Develop hobbies.

4.  Go places and do things.

5.  Become an avid reader.

6.  Broaden your circle of friends.

7.  Learn to compliment people.

8.  Learn to remember names.

9.  Maintain a sense of humor.

10.  Learn to show enthusiasm.

11.  Speak up.  Assertiveness can be fun.

12.  Learn to use gestures.

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Do you remember being read the fairy tale Chicken Little when you were young?  In the story, the chicken is obsessed about the sky falling down and didn’t notice Foxy Woxy prepping for a nice chicken salad. There’s a little bit of Chicken Little in everyone.  Instead of focusing on what’s in front of us, we humans devote too much time to daydreams and thinking about everything but reality.  In many cases, it’s not sweet dreams but worrying or “awfulizing” that eats up our time.

Do you have the “What ifs?”  What if I fail the math test?  What if I never find a boyfriend?  What percentage of the day do you spending imagining worse case scenarios?  Optimism, in reasonable doses, is far more constructive than pessimism and it will inspire you.  But be careful.  Too much optimism and believing “nothing bad will happen” can give you a false sense of security.  Talking to a parent, older sibling, or teacher as well as going to Barbizon can help you develop a more positive way of thinking.


  • Cut back on one hour per day of TV time or playing video games.
  • If you enjoy both, cut back 1/2 hour on each daily.
  • Expect the best.  Set your goals as high as the moon, even if you miss, you’ve hit the stars.
  • Know that you are unique. It’s important to be positive, not the negative.
  • Don’t dwell on your mistakes.  Bury them.
  • Keep a calendar handy to write down your schedule.  This will help your parents, too.
  • Always make time for family.  Try not to plan all of your free time around your friends.
  • Introduce all of your new friends to your families as they are good at judging character.
  • Make choices about your activities.  Remember, you can’t do it all.
  • Choose the things that are most important to you, not to someone else.
Learn more about Barbizon’s personal development classes by visiting our website or calling the location nearest you.

Pageants are in the business of making dreams come true…even if it’s for a short period of time. Some girls enter for the scholarship money or other prizes. Some enter with the hopes of launching a career in modeling or entertainment. Others do it for the title alone, to advance their platform, or simply for the opportunity to grow. Whatever your reasons, remember that you don’t have to actually win to achieve your goal. So, don’t just enter to win. Do it for the learning experience and the chance to meet new people. Life in general is filled with “wins’ and “losses.” Take each one in stride.

Pageants can typically have 5 elements of competitions:

1. Interview
2. Swimsuit
3. Talent
4. Evening Gown
5. Final Question

Many Barbizon grads have achieved their dreams in the pageant world. You can see more on our Success Stories page.

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