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 Modeling School Reply:
We are glad to hear of your daughters success with our program. Thanks for your feedback!
View full review

Barbizon in Charlotte called me today, and i was wondering should i go. I went to another Modeling school in charlotte and i made it but they wanted money right after my audition, but when i called them and they called back they said that i did not have to have any money with me, but they lied and i called the bbb about the agency and they had 5 complaints on them and 5 people was sowing them, so i lefted bt i also payed $100 right then but they did not want to give it back, but they gave me this number so i can get it back.

What i have learned is the classes suppose to be for free. Then when you start working meaning like in modeling and acting and making your money then they can get the money.

But now this Barbizon in Charlotte called me, should i go? :grin


Look this place up on the better business beuro website.


Q: Did you go looking for Barbizon or did Barbizon come looking for you? Did you really go to an interview/autition or you go see a sales pick?

If all these Superstars has been thru your school, why isn't lines wrapped around the corner to get into your buikding? Where is your building? Why is their so many mix reviews about your company? Why so many people calling your company a scam?

How did you get my phone number? What exactly does the $2000 fee covers? Did you really name Barbie?

Too many questions and not enough answers? Buyer Beware!!!


Barbizon targets teenagers who have never thought of being a model!! They camp in front of a Holister Co.

or any other popular teen hang out & get them to sign-up. Later they call your kid to set-up a "interview" at some hotel ballroom. Your are really going to see a 10min youtude video followed by a 20min sales pitch. They save the money part for last then rush you a short interview.

I knew something was up when saw the part on the packet where they wanted to know the parents occupation. What's that got to do with my child being a model? Its a money thing! If you are cute and your parents have a job.

They will call you back, telling you are one of the few choosen and have to pay right away! Can I atleast have a tour of your studio before I fork over $2000!


Q: Barbizon if you are so big and be around for over 70yrs AND taking credit for all those actors & models that have been thru ya'll schools, WHY I HAVEN'T HEAR OF YOU??? No commercials, no billbards, no magszines or news articles!!!!

Just unsuspecting phone calls to innocent teenage girls. Where is all the money going??? No studios & ya'll hire poeple of the street to do ya'll dirty work, selling them a dream of making an $80,000 salary! Just like ya'll selling the Dream of being a star actor and model.

Ya'll or misleading the public. You are a SCHOOL! And that's IT!

And in my opion NOT worth the $2000 DISCOUNT. If everyone gets the discount, ITS NOT A DISCOUNT!!!


i got accepted in their programmed during the interview it really made me feel good but because i had competition and it ran later than usaually the weekend they were down in my area i was not able to go and some how i just lost contact with them and i admit it really ticked me of because Danceing Acting and Modeling is something i take really serious you take it from me and you take my heart and soul with you because thats what i put into it.


Barbizon in sc tried to scam us out of 2500.00 . If that's not enough the woman Sarah ran my credit card without permission or the signed contract.

I am now in pursuit with my bank to get my money back! Do not let the se thing happen to your family!


I put my daughter in Barbizon years ago. They taught her how to style herself, interview, model and various other life style lessons that she would not have otherwise learned. She was chosen to do several campaigns and her portfolio is incredible due to the instruction and mentoring she received from Barbizon. She has been offered Playboy, walk on rolls for various primetime t.v. spots, travel host spots, etc.

I attribute this to her education at Barbizon when she was younger because it helped launch her career and put her in front of the right people. I believe the people on here who are haters and complainers are not really savvy with what the industries expectations are. You cannot just allow your child to go through a system like Barbizon and not do the homework and put in the hours and dedication that it takes to make it in this industry. This is a launching pad for those who take it seriously.

My daugther is living her dream because she got her start at a young age at Barbizon.


I enrolled my daughter. Its 2010..

Competition is fierce. They don't promise you the world. They train you and help build your resume. They also give you other options afterwards.

Babrizon has put between 500,000- 1,000,000 children through training. Of course not everyone is going to make it big. But what if there's 30 pissed off people..Theres so many more that are not pissed off. They are not on here talking about it, they are out there trying to achieve their goal.

They have done all of that and more. My daughter has done several things in the Orlando / Tampa area. Im very glad we started with Barbizon.

Now she has the training, the drive, the know how, and the contacts to pursue her dream. Thanks Barbizon.


i personally attended Barbizon in charlotte nc in like 2006 and i had i great time they really do teach you alot about applying make up,how to dress how to walk an with me being from columbia i got to meet and make friends with people in my class that i wouldnt of met if it wasnt for the class.


:eek I Really need to know whether or not this is a scam. I got a phone call yesterday saying that i showed intrest in them [in which i dont remember].

I called around to talk with my friends about it, they got the same phone call too. . .

Wondering. Should I get my hopes up and take this seriously.


i just got a call from someone about this. idk what to do i think that it would be fun but i am kinda on the heavier side. Should I enroll????


Like anything else, you get out of something what you put into it. The paperwork clearly states it is a "school" and does not guarantee job placement.

My daughter would otherwise spend almost as much $$ at Starbucks and the mall during the time she's attending classes, I'll know where she is all day on Saturdays, and she'll have some sense of accomplishment at the conclusion. We have no other expectations.


congrats on her success! i hope that i get that luck.


im glad to hear a wonderful comment, im enrolling rihgt now. people who model privatly but arent getting paid told me not to, but i dont htink they understand my side of thing.

View more comments (14)
#118057 Review #118057 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Good customer service
New Reviewer

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.

Barbizon Modeling School Reply:
Our teachers come from many different backgrounds and yes some of them are former students, just like some of our teachers have worked in the industry. We welcome feedback on our instructors and appreciate you alerting us of your concerns with the qualifications of your instructor.
View full review

Barbizon Boston is literally so much fun. my teacher knew exactly what she was doing and I learned so much and I'm on my way to become a fabulous model like I've always wanted.

I guess for most of you this isn't your thing so yeah don't waste your money if you aren't willing to work for it. Other than that it is totally worth the money if you absolutely want ti be a model :grin :p :zzz


ive wanted to model for so long and i think barbizon sounds like so much fun !!! 2000 dollars idk if my parents will like that ...but i would quit sports do chores or basically anything to do this . i just need am honest answer is it worth it and how much money do u get paid for photo shoots ??


Yeah basically the above reveiews I agree my interview, it was an old woman who constently bragged through out the interview about how she knows all these famous people and agents and blah blah. She pretty much pressured me to enroll in the class because she claimed "it was the last opening for THIS particular scholarship" uhhh she must have meant the BS scholarship because when I asked my teacher (who was also a teenager who had no modeling experience and was deff.

not model material at all) she basically said the scholarship wasn't anything special or anything I could use. It was rediculous everytime I went to my class they had a *** all I really care about is your money attitude, they probably focused on that more then actually teaching me things or anything else. In fact they were teaching me things I already know how to do. We had to do all of our own make-up, hair dress was pathetic.

And yes there were girls in there who no offense could never really be a model in hollywood. Then to top it all off we had lunch at burgerking everytime we had a class. SERIOUSLY!!! Im sure most models dont eat burgerking.

The staff had a nasty attitude about everyone/thing else but they were better or something totally unproffessional. I got absolutely nothing but the loss of my hard earned money out it. Please please do not listen to them they will tell you whatever they have to to get you in their school and as fast as they can.

Terrible experience..and then to top it off they sent me a letter in the mail telling me I still owe them the rest of my tuition whether or not I attend my classes or graduation. BS I aint payin them one my cent of my money :grin


Barbizon has been the best experience for my 16 year old daughter, Ashley! She went through the training program and landed 3 jobs immediately following, repaying what we put into this program.

She now is starring in 2 comedy films upcoming in Sept 2011! Barbizon, you rock!


I HATE BARBIZON STR8T 8) UP DEY AINT SHIIT CUZ DEY STEAL YO MONEY THAT U HAVE EARNED :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :? :?

:? :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(


they havent even payed me since i did this job in the *** mall :( and when i called they said "o we just found the checks this morning " wat a freakin lie i should hve been payed along time ago. :( :( :( :( i got *** bills to pay u kno... :p :p :sigh :x :upset :( :upset


Barbizon boston is a complete joke! we had to do our own makeup and hair for everything they taught us nothingg what does making a *** music video have to do with anything and they didnt even tape it, i HIGHLYYY recommend you dont waste your time and money on this place and pick another school all they want here is your MONEY! AWFULL!!!


It sounds exciting and my daughter was chosen! Have any of you been contacted to a pjoto shoot or anything?


To each it's own. My daughter is a Barbizon student and loves every bit of it.

We are from Boston and the instructors here are very well experienced and know their stuff. In life you have to pay for everything, these people's time is not free so therefore for 2 months you are contributing to the salaries of those that are taking the time to give back what most have gone thru Barbizon and received.

No it's not for everyone and if the money is two much then it's not for you. THUMBS up for the Boston Barbizon!!!!


:upset 8) :x :( :cry :eek :roll :? :) :eek :? :cry :( :x :sigh :p 8)

View more comments (24)
#114425 Review #114425 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
New Reviewer

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 Modeling School Reply:
We are sorry you were not happy with your experience, we are happy to help if you could contact our customer service team directly at
View full review
#114421 Review #114421 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
New Reviewer


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 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..

Barbizon Modeling School Reply:
Our customer team can always be contact directly at
View full review
1 comment

:( :( :( :( ,ami tanbien me cojieron pero lo siento mucho por todas las personas que calleron ,pero ahi que aser algo pq no no podemos quedar de brasos crusados

#112964 Review #112964 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service

This review is from a real person who provided valid contact information and hasn't been caught misusing, spamming or abusing our website. Check our FAQ

Verified Reviewer
New Reviewer


You took 100.00 out of my account causing me to bounce a check for my cancer treatment.. then u try and take out another 100 the next day... i want a refund my child did not attend your classes so i am not paying for them.. This is absolutely ridiculous... it needs to be fix immediately!!! You should not be charging people for services they did not receive..

User's recommendation: Stay far away.

View full review
#3826879 Review #3826879 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Springfield, Illinois
  • Manipulation
  • Poor quality
  • Dissatisfied
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer

Scam stole my disabled daughters money