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There are numerous qualities that make a good runway model :

1. She is never late; always on time.
2. She is prepared with a model’s tote bag.
3. She should fit into garments with little or no alteration.
4. She has good skin and hair and is always well groomed.
5. She is objective and willing to wear garments that she may not like personally.
6. She is cooperative with staff and other models.
7. She is businesslike and professional and realizes that her job is to sell garments on the runway and make them look appealing to the audience.

Barbizon can help you achieve these qualities.

Wondering what goes on behind the scenes at Barbizon? We not only Train you to Be a Model … Or Just Look Like One, we teach skills you can use in everyday life. Some of our curriculum highlights include poise, posture, skin care, proper makeup application, effective speech and voice projection, wardrobe planning and accessorizing, public speaking, job interviewing, manners, nutrition, exercise, and many more.

We want to hear from you. If you are a student or graduate, speak out and tell us some of the fun and crucial things you learned in your Barbizon Modeling and Acting classes.

Your body language – the way you look and move, your facial expressions – they’re often instant messaging of what’s on your mind and how you feel about yourself. For example: When you stand with your arms crossed you are presenting a “closed body.” You are telling people around you that you are resisting what’s going on. You want an “open body” posture where your arms are down by your side. Then you are “open” for anything and are listening to what is being said. This projects self-confidence. What does your body language reveal about you?

There is always a debate about child models/actors and the problems they face as they grow up in the business and working at a young age. At Barbizon, we start girls and boys as young as six as we believe they are at an age where it is more about learning and not so stressful.

Barbizon wants to know what you think! What is a good age for someone to start learning the ropes about modeling and acting? Do you think that getting into the business too young tends to create more issues for those later in life?

Hi my name is Amanda Dowell I graduated from Barbizon in 2000 and it changed my life. When I started out I was very shy and also very down on myself. Barbizon helped me to straighten out my life and see my potential that I had. Not only did I graduate with the “Most Improved ” award but I graduated with a bunch of people who were not just my classmates but they were like my family. They were friends who believed in me. I got on stage that February and I sang to the audience in front of all those people a song called “Believe.”

This Modeling Organization is like no other my teachers my friends and classmates changed my whole outlook on myself and my life. I sat many days down on myself because I thought I could not do it and even was going to chicken out of sing that song called Believe. There were two students in my class that said do not give up try it and see if they like it. I left the stage with muchapplause and smiles and I had the audience memorized as I left and saw many hands clapping and I felt so victorious after that song.

It was not just the talent but being up there on the runway makes you feel like you have power it makes you feel like you are on top of the world and that you can do anything. The truth is you can all you have to do isbelieve in yourself and strive for he best. Barbizon of Knoxville has touched my life as I hope it touches everyone else lives across the states and in Tennessee.

Thank you Barbizon and thank you my fellow friends for being there.