Barbizon Modeling School
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Barbizon Modeling School Reviews
PISSED AT BARBIZON U LET ME DOWN
My daughter attends Barbizon school in Fort Myers, I see that after the last class which is June 14th, 2009, that she will have to wait 6-12 months to graduate, but it saids I will received a certificate she has graduated 4-6 weeks.,. shouldn't the graduation follow appromptly afterwards what is the hold up ? Why can't Barbizon do normal procedures? it's only natural for to get certificate , but why should all those girls have to wait so dam long to graduate,, it doesn't make sense???? I just now called the tampa office 1-80*-330-****, they had me leave a message to some big shot that works there, and not in the office, is that a way to run a business? It seems Barbizon is not defending themselves, if they did , they would be on the news telling us so.. I am so dam pissed paid $2500 for this school for my daughter to learn their ways of being a model, not only to add to the budge the clothes and shoes i had to buy also for this school,
BARBIZON I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!! I am sure here are alot of angry parents out they feel the way I do, i see a big law suit against you real soon. However I have my contract with me and I have proof .This isn't right nor your behavior, meaning not defending yourself, tells me that you are scamming us,..,.,.if there is a lawyer who is willing to be our lawyer in all this , please come forward, i am sure they are alot of clients feel the way I do.
Chosen for Barbizon modeling
Theres alot of great information when you search the web BUT be sure not to visit JUST the Barbizon website, My 15 Year Old daughter was also chosen and everything was happening way too fast, I read some of the past associates who once worked for Barbizon state they felt bad for MISLEADING so many young teens into big dreams that stood a fat chance of ever happening, The cost was too much and they give only 2 days to think about it. Then they ask your parents to fax them thousands of dollars through their credit cards, Just for the school. Its NOT a guarantee that you will be hired with an agency once you have completed the school. They will charge for more expensive photo shoots along the way and some parents have paid over $10,000. Now in debt only for their sons and daughters dreams, Tell them you are NOT interested until you RESEARCH first. When you tell them this they will say you have just 48 hours to give them an answer.. Thats why I refused to pay them and gave excuses until My daughter and I had the time to research. My 15 year old daughter is not angry with me for saying NO.. She is only angry with Barbizon for possibly scamming her family.
No thank You Barbizon..
You can keep YOUR bridge to modeling TO NOWHERE
The Barbizon Scam
I knew going in to this that it was a scam. unfortunately we would do anything for our kids.
After we got our card in the mail and calling them I asked if they were going to try to sell us modeling classes and they stated "No". I took my son to the BS seminar and sure enough they filled his head with false hopes and dreams and then hit us with the sales pitch.
My fault for falling for it in the first place. Now my son is crushed, angry at me, and Barbizon will get their naive fools that actually pay.
Barbizon preys on teens' dreams
Barbizon is not a talent agency or even a legitimate modeling school. Barbizon preys on teens' dreams and parents' fears. Their "talent directors" are trained to ask teens how long they dreamed of being a model. The employees are encouraged to warn parents of the perils of drugs and alcohol... perils that only Barbizon can combat.
Barbizon pretends that they audition people and that there are limited spots for only qualified individuals. In reality, their employees are paid on commission alone, and so are very motivated to make a sale. Barbizon will take anyone that will pay their exorbitant fees. Barbizon is staged to look like a talent agency, but is anything but. In fact, it is a mediocre overpriced school, at best... a fraudulent scheme to prey on our dreams or fears at worst.
For those interested in modeling, acting, singing or dancing, there are much cheaper and more legitimate ways to pursue your dreams. Join free or low priced community groups. Barbizon will take your money and not help you with your dreams.
Barbizon is in it for the money
I'am writing in regards to barbizon modeling school. My daughter attended the school about four years ago.
She was told by the owner of the school that they would be able to find her modeling and or acting jobs in Phoenix, L.A. Paris, etc, etc. They showered her with compliments and made her hopes become very high. We paid the tuition(never did they mention any kind of scholarship program).
It was not easy for us to come up with tuition but it was very important to our daughter so we did it. Our daughter wasn't looking to become a high fashion model she wanted to do some catalog work and possibly earn some college money. After graduating we were contacted a few times both time the letters were recieved after the event already happened. She is a very beautiful young lady with a high self esteem.
She has kept in contact with some of the other barbizon graduates and the only ones to go any further were the girls that paid more money to go to New York for some nationals. Please if your thinking about attending barbizon of az.
don't here are so many other avenues you can take. Thankyou for your time, Joy Bush
Barbizon modeling scam / Ipac convention scam
now in san jose and the San Francisco bay area, barbizon is stealing money and scamming nice families. my daughter was promised tv and modeling auditions and the sales person did a hard sell for over $3,000 in fees.
we said NO! i have heard from other mothers this is a ripoff and the training is pathetic. also i heard they are going ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! so all the money paid would be wasted.
check the owner - lionetti family was sued in a class action lawsuit in los angeles!!
sincerely, barbara l. - a caring mother of 2 beautiful girls.
Barbizon isnt worth it!
A few months ago I attended Barbizon...FOR ALL THE MONEY MY PARENTS PAID...it was NOT worth it at all. YOU learn things like facials, make-up, and walk down a runway- which, they dont even go over that well.
Yes, I made some friends..but it didnt do *** for me, it didnt boost my confidence or anything. then they say when you graduate there will be agents there,....ya okay, ONLY THE TEACHERS WERE THERE.
biggest rip OFFF EVER.DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY....but rather find an agent and take photoshoots. Thats what I did, and I got major movie parts.
Barbizon is FAKE
So i graduated from barbizon in 2004 it is now 2008!!! i paid190 every saturday and learned how to..
put makeup on!
i would not sugguest any one to go there go to John casablancas or john robert powers!! please the money in this one is worth it check out the site barbizon has nothing to offer despite there big school everytime i call that school they never have anything for me and i am suppose to be a student there so please jus take my word for it and dont go to barbizon it really is a fraud.
Oh Yeah!!! They are a rip-off
My daughter enrolled in their modeling class on the mississippi gulf coast before Hurricane Katrina,at a hefty price and was charged , pay per you class. $100.00.
After the hurricane they called and requested she continue classes and after a few classes the just left the area with no explanation at all.
These girls were devistated and lied to. Not to mention all the money the parents were swindled out of fpr classes and photo shoots..Just be careful I would never have dreamed they were a fly-by-night company....my daughter will investigate all offers while searching for modeling classes.
Barbizon Modeling and Acting
Me and my daughter had an audition about 1 year ago in DAYTON, OHIO I like everyone else went online and looked them up na dfound many complaints and decided to still enroll my daughter. Everything that they said they were going to do happen my daughter does have the confidence now.
What many dont understand is that barbizon is a franchize and that every barbizon is different. every exprience is different.
My daughter is 5'4 and landed a job with fashion week in charlotte, nc thanks to barbizon and has done a various of jobs with seventeen magazine. My daughter did attend Barbizon of charlotte and had a great time.
Barbizon is a fraude
A while ago I moved from puerto rico to the us for college. I decided to join Barbizon.
Big mistake! After my fifth class I realize that the instructor didn't know anything about modeling, make up etc everything that they offer to teach. I saw that some of the instructors were very young girls so I ask one of them how long she's been teaching she said is my first month I just graduated from the school two months ago and they hire me for $13 bucs an hr to teach this girls. I ask her who thaugh you and have you done any modeling work?
she said I have not done anything. So basicly they hire the students at the end of the course to babysit your daughters.
They have no clue and of course your daughters are going to loose interest because is no fun and they are not learning anything. Please keep your money.
Otra puertirriquena que por poco Barbizon me roba mi dinero
Las escuelas de modelaje en Puerto Rico no se pueden comparar nunca *** las de aqui, pues yo tambien cai. Pero desperte a tiempo cuando la instructora de modelaje en Barbizon me pregunto si yo podia ensenarle a las estudiandes come aplicarse el maquillaje.
Ahi yo supe que era un fraude. Yo ingrese a la escuela para aprender y no para ensenar. Pues me senti muy mal porque era mi tercera clase y la maestra no sabia nada de modelaje ni maquillaje. Esa gente de Barbizon te cobran tanto dinero por nada porque las instructoras que tienen nunca han sido modelos ni saben como maquillarse.
Yo me gradue de dos academias de modelaje en Puerto Rico, pague menos y aprendi mucho. No desperdicien su dinero en Barbizon porque les estan robando.
BARBIZON SON UN FRAUDE
la compania barbizon es unfraude ,tu vas alas audisiones,y te disen que tienes que llamar si en realidad quieres ser modelo,uno llama y te disen oo tu fuistes unas de las diez muchachas escojidas,y te disen que tienes que pagar la cantidad de 3,700.para treniarte cuando tenrminas las clases que son un sabado si y otro no,supuestamente te graduas te asen un porfolio,pero por los retratos tienes que pagar 275.00 dolares aparte y te entregan un cd ,el porfolio no esiste nunca lo vimos y tampoco te vuelven a llamar emos llamado como 10 veses y no hay repuesta ,le estoy dando un chanse sin no me yaman a mi hija que le echaron sus ilusiones al piso los llevare a corte,,siento que es un scan..no se dejen no sirve.mi hija no aprendio nada..y como ellos saben que es un fraude pq cuando van a tirar las fotos no hay profesionalismo..ami hija despues que yevo las ropa para las fotos no dejaron que se canviara,solo *** lo que tenia puesto.un mahon despintado que ella se lo puso pq estava tarde,pero ellos la van a pagar,pq yo no me voy a quedar *** los brazon cruzado nosotro sacrificamos el poquito dinero que teniamos para una inversion ,pero todo fue un scan..
She Dreamed and It Is Happening
- Family is totally satisfied with barbizon
What you make out of it....but yeah, expensive
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