Reviews: Grads & Parents

Barbizon: Reviews from Modeling Grads and Parents

 

"When I was younger, my mother and my aunt put me into the Barbizon program. It's so much more than just a modeling program, and that's something a lot of people don't know...it was an opportunity that gave me life skills that are absolutely unparalleled."...

- 2010 Miss America Caressa Cameron

"Barbizon Has made me the person i am today! It gave me confidence to believe in myself, I got to meet tons of new people and my teachers were so patient with me while i was learning. Barbizon has opened many doors for me and I know that they will continue to be opened for me. THANKS BARBIZON... I appreciate every thing you have done for me." ...

- Valencia Burton, MBA

"My son is a recent graduate of the Barbizon School of Modeling & Acting. My son came in with a dream of hopefully becoming a professional actor one day and feeling doubtful, to coming out with a great attitude! Plus his confidence level has gone up. The classes he took have paid off. Since graduating my son has signed on with a great agent. He has also gotten his first modeling job for the communication arts magazine! He has acted in local community plays, and now in the process of another photoshoot. Because of Barbizon my son can now accomplish what he´s always dreamed of and better yet believing in himself... that´s what counts. I just wanted to say THANK YOU Barbizon for all you have done for my son and because of that someday my son will be the best actor he could ever be!" ...

- Mrs. Anderson

"Barbizon provides the talented instructors and constructive learning environment designed especially to lead young people down the path to success." ...

- Tasia P

"Joining Barbizon was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. From the moment I stepped through the doors, I could feel the encouragement and positive energy flowing through every room." ...

- Marissa Hill

"Barbizon definitely helped me way more that what I could do on my own. It gave me the opportunity to do what I wanted to do and it helped me along the way. And it definitely taught me more than I could ever learn from magazines or anything like that. The teachers are there to help you and to make you progress and succeed." ...

- Lindsey Davis, 2011 Miss Barbizon

"Since I graduated from Barbizon I’ve been in 4 competitions and won awards in all of them and signed with Mega Model Management in Miami. Barbizon was the thing that got my foot in the door." ...

- Breanne Dicesare, Signed with Mega Model Management Miami

"Barbizon was such a life changing experience. Even from the first day, I met awesome people and was immersed in knowledge of the industry. I always looked forward to classes, it was my favorite time to come and learn about this new industry with other people like me."...

- Katrina Hoernig, SIgned with Factor Women Chicago and DNA Model Management New York

"Where to begin… Barbizon has changed my life in such a wonderful way! The classes have taught me to be proud of whom I am. From the first day, I knew it was a new beginning for me and for everyone else that was there with me! Barbizon should be a requirement for all teenage girls and boys!" ...

- Katelyn Hartsell, Barbizon Alumn

"It is my great pleasure when someone asks me where I got my “start”; I can proudly say that it all started at Barbizon! I am so thankful I took advantage of this great opportunity that was presented to me. Barbizon has made me a whole person. Not only has it helped me pursue my modeling and acting career, but it has given me confidence in my everyday life. In fact, just last week a teacher at school asked the class a question, and I knew the answer because I had learned that at Barbizon. It has opened so many doors for me, and I can't wait to see what my future at Barbizon has in store." ...

- Alexis, Barbizon Student

"It's been a year since I auditioned for Barbizon. Who would have thought that in one year, I would be featured in over one hundred magazines and billboard ads..."WOW"! One day I'm in London, the next I am in New York City! Now, I am a regular on the soap All My Children and have had nothing but thrilling success. Barbizon taught me the ropes of the modeling industry, and how to survive in this business without getting knocked over. I have nothing but respect for the modeling school Barbizon. What a team, I'm very blessed to be a part of their company." ...

- Bobby Shue

"Barbizon enhanced my life by making me feel good about myself on the inside and the way that I appear on the outside. I use the skills that I learned at Barbizon everyday, from how to apply make-up to how to walk. The people there encourage you to set goals and how to accomplish them. Barbizon is a wonderful experience to have." ...

- Jade Monfils, Barbizon Alumn

"Barbizon gave me the confidence to fulfill my dreams of becoming an actress. I was nervous at first, because I didn't know anyone. But, I was soon feeling at ease because the people here and in my group welcomed me and made me feel special. We are like one big family. I will never forget you, or the confidence you have instilled in me. THANKS BARBIZON!" ...

- Casey McCormick, Barbizon Alumn

"I can assure everyone and anyone Barbizon is an EXCELLENT place to start! 100% class!" ...

- Lisa Kane, Barbizon Parent

"I wanted to thank you for all you are doing with our girls in their training sessions. My 9 year old daughter Logan came home Sunday evening and ‘formally set’ our dinner table. She was so excited to show us all she has been learning. Great job. Thank you!" ...

- April Carey, Barbizon Parent

"To say that Megan has bloomed over the course of your instruction would be an understatement. I have seen her confidence grow after each session. A drive and fire burns within her; goals have been set as a result. Plans for her future have now become a focal point of our conversation. You have given her tools that have allowed her to dream! I know that no guarantees exist in this program, nor should there be; however, I feel like she is better prepared to accept the challenges that life will present her in the upcoming teenage years. At this moment her focus is on becoming the best model/actor that she can be. I think that you have given her the chance to accomplish this." ...

- Jane, Barbizon Parent

"Our daughter Trina has always set goals for herself. To assist in realizing her goals, we enrolled her in your modeling classes. I am happy to tell you that the training you and your staff have given her exceeded our expectations. Her classmates at school remarked that she always dressed sharply and had a very positive attitude. This positive attitude has spilled over into other parts of her school life. We would like to thank every member of your staff who worked with Trina. All of them seem to take a very personal interest in each student and show a great deal of affection for the modeling." ...

- Bob Wollard, Barbizon Parent

"I just had to share my feelings with you concerning the training you provided my son, Layron. He gained knowledge that I never would have been able to afford nor thought would ever be possible. He had many positive experiences and he had fun. His self-confidence is higher and he is pleased that he was able to show others that you can do anything you want. You not only trained my child in your program, you knew my child personally and were never too busy to stop and visit him. As a parent, I would like to thank you for all you did and still do to continue the success in my child's life. I feel I made the best investment a parent could ever make, an investment in my child's future." ...

- Ethel Livingston, Barbizon Parent

"Everyone on Barbizon's staff was so friendly and so willing to help." ...

- Angela Johnson, Barbizon Parent

"(In Regards to a Barbizon Competition) I wanted to take a moment to Thank your team at Barbizon for a job well done this past weekend in Dallas Texas. When I first signed my daughter Julia up for the competition I thought that this might be a BIG SCAM but I went ahead and paid the fee for the show anyway. Of course like all Moms I want my daughter to do well and I would do anything to help her with her dreams. We made this a family event. My husband, 2 sons and my sister (from Oklahoma) came for the show. I never realized the amount of time and energy that was involved in a show like this until we experienced it first hand. I'm so thankful that I didn't listen to the bad news about Barbizon and we went to the show. We had so much FUN! From our experience Barbizon is what you make of it. Nothing in life is free and modeling is hard work and will take time to perfect your skill. I believe that Barbizon is a great 1st step for those that think they might want to get into the business." ...

- Angela Hoover, Barbizon Parent

"For us, as a family this has been about supporting Sam and giving her the greatest opportunity to be everything she desires to be. Barbizon has been an extraordinary experience for our entire family. (So much so that Sam's older sister, Rachel is now interested). We are excited for the journey ahead and know that it is all about effort and hard work. We know that she will hear "no" more than "yes". We are so pleased with the growth in Samantha and want to thank you all again for caring for our daughter, encouraging her, pushing her and helping her to grow as a young lady." ...

- Bill McAlpine, Barbizon Parent

"I left with a new confidence that I’ve never experienced before. I was confident I could put on make up correctly, walk on stage gracefully, and confident I could be a better speaker. Read more from Jena on the Barbizon of Georgia Website" ...

- Jena Sims, Barbizon of Georgia

""I tell you, Barbizon has been one of the best things ever for this girl - she has SO much confidence. She has really tapped into what makes her "tick" and is totally going for it and doing great! Her agents love her, and are very encouraging for her future as a commercial actress and model. Keep your eye out for Miss Jayne Hall - she is going places!"" ...

- Donna Harkness, Barbizon Parent

"Oana recently did an interview with Aspiring Hollywood where she took the time to thank Barbizon. Oana has done a lot of print work for both Billabong and Bratz. She has also been involved in doing fashion shows for big names such as Hilary Duff and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson! Oana’s advice for aspiring actors and models, Don’t give up! Give it your all & hope for the best!" ...

- Oana Gregory

"Savannah was diagnosed at age 5 with Hepatoblastoma which is a rare liver cancer in children. Previously I had just finished radiation treatments for Breast Cancer and she was diagnosed with this liver cancer within 6 weeks of my treatment ending. So our family knows the emotional rollercoaster cancer puts you through. We also know the joy of survivorship as well. She just found out last week at Hershey Medical Center that she is now 3 years cancer free!! (I am 4 years cancer free too!) We have a lot to be thankful for and our life perspective is different than most. We are just happy for the opportunity each day brings honestly. She started her classes with Barbizon after all her cancer treatments were over with. (She spent every 20 days as 10 days inpatient up at Hershey for almost a year) When she lost all her hair you could see the disappointment in her eyes. Children would not play with her at playgrounds and she was not invited to birthday parties. It was really a sad time for Savannah. Perhaps that is why Savannah is so compassionate and a social butterfly wanting to include everyone. We knew we had to do something to make her shine again as we know her. Barbizon has been perfect for that. Thank-you for putting a smile on her face when very little else could anymore. Savannah definitely has more self confidence and has a good time on runway and photo shoots. If that is all that comes out of Barbizon, we as her parents are thrilled with the outcome so far. Although Savannah has already told us she wants to go to Paris to eat a croissant and visit the Eiffel Tower. Lofty goals for an 8 year old I think. Whatever her dream, we support it. Thanks again for the opportunity to be in the Pink Promise Fashion Show." ...

- Kimona & Shawn Keenen (Parents of Savannah Keenen)

"It just seem like yesterday i was a 13 year old that had a dream to be a model and actor. after, i was done with Barbizon i started to have the most greatest opportunity of my life i am so bless for everything now i have a competition that's coming up and i am ready to shine show them how Barbizon change my life and i would like to say again thank you so much for everything!!!!♥ sincerely, janet reyes barbizon grad" ...

- Janet, Facebook

"I'm Receiving Modeling Jobs Right And Left! Thank You So Much Barbizon! I'm Extremely Grateful:)"...

- Katherine, Facebook

"loved my experience here :)" ...

- Korinah, Facebook

"I would like to thank you for the amazing opportunity you have given me with Barbizon. I truly had a memorable time and gained much knowledge about modeling and acting. I appreciate all of your time and dedication you have put towards all of the students." ...

- Philicia Peters

"I wanted to email you and say thank you very very much, for accepting me in Barbizon modeling and acting school back in September. I had so much fun and I had such a great time learning everything. I'm so glad to have met you and Tina and all the students that were in my class. I never thought that I was going to be accepted or even good enough for an opportunity such as this, but I guess there was something you saw in me that I didn't know or see. Everyone I met I became such great friends with and in the end it felt like we were a big family. I'm going to miss them very much and being in the class, but I know that if I push myself for the goals I want I can get where I'm going with the skills I've learned. On graduation day this past Sunday it was really sad but a happy day because I realized this was it, our last day, last moment to show how far we've come in the short amount of time. I never thought I would be okay again after what I've been through growing up, I was always told I'd never be anything in life or that I'm just a failure. This class made me realize that wasn't true and good things happen to those who wait and to those who never expected it to. I have more confidence in myself, how I view myself and who I am as a person because of these classes. I'm not afraid anymore or nervous, I feel great about myself and the goals and obstacles I've faced during all this. I realize now that I'm perfect in my own way and that I shouldn't let other people tell me I'm not good enough. Cause in the end I know who I am and that I am good enough for something if I put my mind to it. I'm so much happier and confident about my future, I cant wait to have more opportunities from Barbizon." ...

- Kasey Kratz

"My daughter Kathryn (Katie) is a recent graduate; graduating in March of this year. I always knew she had talent but Barbizon made her really shine. They are wonderful!!! They have instilled so much confidence and uplifted her self esteem that she is more confident than ever to go out and show people in the industry what she has. Many thanks to Mrs. Tabor Hammond and Mrs. Tara for their encouragement and constructive criticism making Katie who she is now. Katie recently auditioned for the Barbizon competition to be held in August of this year and out of the 5 spots available for Oklahoma she got one of the spots after auditioning in front of judges currently in the industry. As parents we couldn't be more proud of her. I just wanted to thank Barbizon for everything they did and most of all to Mrs. Vesna O'Brien for selecting her in the interview process and believing in her as well. You all are wonderful!!!!" ...

- Dedra, Barbizon Parent

"I'm sending you a big thank you. Because of Barbizon & you, Megan, my daughter who was at one time a sufferer of very low self-esteem has turned into this lovely young lady." ...

- Wendy, Barbizon Parent

"I just graduated from Barbizon and am so thankful to have this amazing experience! At graduation, I was so happy to win the beauty pageant. I attached a photo taken after class, tiara and all. I am looking forward to my future. Thank you for supporting me and for this experience!" ...

- Emily F., Barbizon Grad

"I wanted to email you and say thank you very very much, for accepting me in Barbizon modeling and acting school back in September. I had so much fun and I had such a great time learning everything. I'm so glad to have met you and Tina and all the students that were in my class. I never thought that I was going to be accepted or even good enough for an opportunity such as this, but I guess there was something you saw in me that I didn't know or see. Everyone I met I became such great friends with and in the end it felt like we were a big family. I'm going to miss them very much and being in the class, but I know that if I push myself for the goals I want I can get where I'm going with the skills I've learned. On graduation day this past Sunday it was really sad but a happy day because I realized this was it, our last day, last moment to show how far we've come in the short amount of time. I never thought I would be okay again after what I've been through growing up, I was always told I'd never be anything in life or that I'm just a failure. This class made me realize that wasn't true and good things happen to those who wait and to those who never expected it to. I have more confidence in myself, how I view myself and who I am as a person because of these classes. I'm not afraid anymore or nervous, I feel great about myself and the goals and obstacles I've faced during all this. I realize now that I'm perfect in my own way and that I shouldn't let other people tell me I'm not good enough. Cause in the end I know who I am and that I am good enough for something if I put my mind to it. I'm so much happier and confident about my future, I cant wait to have more opportunities from Barbizon."...

- Kasey Kratz

"My daughter Kathryn (Katie) is a recent graduate; graduating in March of this year. I always knew she had talent but Barbizon made her really shine. They are wonderful!!! They have instilled so much confidence and uplifted her self esteem that she is more confident than ever to go out and show people in the industry what she has. Many thanks to Mrs. Tabor Hammond and Mrs. Tara for their encouragement and constructive criticism making Katie who she is now. Katie recently auditioned for the Barbizon competition to be held in August of this year and out of the 5 spots available for Oklahoma she got one of the spots after auditioning in front of judges currently in the industry. As parents we couldn't be more proud of her. I just wanted to thank Barbizon for everything they did and most of all to Mrs. Vesna O'Brien for selecting her in the interview process and believing in her as well. You all are wonderful!!!!" ...

- Dedra, Barbizon Parent

"For us, as a family this has been about supporting Sam and giving her the greatest opportunity to be everything she desires to be. Barbizon has been an extraordinary experience for our entire family. (So much so that Sam's older sister, Rachel is now interested). We are excited for the journey ahead and know that it is all about effort and hard work. We know that she will hear "no" more than "yes". We are so pleased with the growth in Samantha and want to thank you all again for caring for our daughter, encouraging her, pushing her and helping her to grow as a young lady." ...

- Bill McAlpine, Barbizon Parent