Get Scouted! Modeling Agencies and Hashtags on Instagram | Become a model #14

Do you want to be a model? Many top models of the earlier years, as well as Claudia Schiffer or Naomi Campbell, of course also Tyra Banks were still addressed by model scouts on the road. Whether it was in the shopping center or just on the way to the supermarket. Check the most important hashtags to become a model with 14, 15 or 16 years below the recommeded blog posts.

Today many of the great modeling agencies are looking for their new talents via Instagram! For Instagram you can find models that you can get to know on a casting. Models all over the country! Whether it’s Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas or Washington. In a large metropolis of our country there are interesting young people who could create the next Supermodels!

Whether you are from the country or from a small town, you do not have to travel to the big cities to participate in a casting of the big model agencies. It is enough if you share a natural photo of yourself on Instagram and mark it with the right model agencies. Many of the model scouts look daily on their Instagram profile to discover new talents. We have made the search and collected all the important hashtags on the subject of “modeling” for you. Now you only have to take a nice photo of yourself (best in daylight) and you can start! Mark your photos to be discovered as a model! If you like to have some good advice, check our whole guide of Become A Model.

Most important modeling agency hashtags by country & city

Remember, you will find a lot more agency hashtags after the most important agencies.

USA – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago …

Elite Models

Tag #MAKEMEELITE – Take a look at the models of Elite Model Management

Wilhelmina Models

Good looking models evrywhere! Wilhelmina is leading like IMG and one of the hottest agencies for new faces. Tag #WILLYSCOUTS

– Take a look at the models of Wilhelmina Models

New York Models

Tag #NYMMSCOUTINGTOUR – Take a look at the models of New York Models

IMG Models

If you like to get scouted as a male model, tag your photos with #thelookout – Take a look at the talents of IMG Models

LA Models

Tag #WESCOUTUSA – Take a look at the models of LA Models

Europe – Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam …

Cocaine Models / Germany

New, hot and maybe the fastest growing agency in the world. CM works in Germany and Europe. Tag #COCAINEMODELS

Take a look at the talents of Cocaine Models

Management / Italy

Tag #MAKEMEMAJOR – Take a look at the talents of Major Model Management

Modelwerk / Germany

Tag #WABDE – Take a look at the models of Modelwerk

New Generation / Netherlands

Tag #NEWGENERATIONSCOUT – Take a look at the models of New Generation Model Management

The Face Paris / France

Tag #SCOUTMEFACEPARIS – Take a look at the models of The Face Paris

All important modeling agency hashtags worldwide

Get scouted by IMG Models

IMG Models is represented worldwide from New York to Paris. The agency is one of the leading companies in the model industry. Good luck!

Tag #WLYG

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Get scouted by IMG Models Men

If you like to get scouted as a male model, tag your photos with #thelookout

Tag #THELOOKOUT

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Get scouted by Wilhelmina Models

Good looking models evrywhere! Wilhelmina is leading like IMG and one of the hottest agencies for new faces.

Tag #WILLYSCOUTS

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Get scouted by Cocaine Models

New, hot and maybe the fastest growing agency in the world. CM works in Germany and Europe.

Tag #COCAINEMODELS

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Get scouted by Tier1 Model Management

Tag #SCOUTMETIER1MM

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Get scouted by Chadwick Models

Tag #SCOUTMECHADWICK

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Get scouted by Major Model Management

Tag #MAKEMEMAJOR

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Get scouted by Elite Model Management Miami

Tag #LOVEELITEMIAMI

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Get scouted by New York Models

Tag #NYMMSCOUTINGTOUR

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Get scouted by 3mm models

Tag #3MSCOUTME

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Get scouted by OMG Model Management

Tag #OMGSCOUTING

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Get scouted by Modelwerk

Tag #WABDE

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Get scouted by Modelwerk Curves

Tag #MWCURVESWANTED

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Get scouted by LA Models

Tag #WESCOUTUSA

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Get scouted by LA Models Youth Division

Tag #LAMODELSYOUTH

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Get scouted by Munich Models

Tag #BEAMUNICHMODEL

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Get scouted by Models1

Tag #MODELS1SCOUT

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Get scouted by Models1 Curve

Tag #M1CURVESCOUT

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Get scouted by Metropolitan Models Agency

Tag #SPOTTEDBYMETRO

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Get scouted by FAZE Models

Tag #NEWFAZE

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Get scouted by Be1 Scouting

Tag #BE1SCOUTME

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Get scouted by M4 Models

Tag #M4SCOUTING

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Get scouted by Ulla Models

Tag #ULLASCOUT

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Get scouted by Future Faces Model Management

Tag #FUTUREFACESMODELS

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Get scouted by Supreme Management

Tag #MEETTHESUPREMETEAM

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Get scouted by Creartvt Casting Agency

Tag #WACR

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Get scouted by Nemesis Models

Tag #TEAMNEMESIS

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Get scouted by Heffner Management

Tag #HEFFNERSCOUTME

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Get scouted by Hunter Model Management

Tag #HUNTERSCOUT

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Get scouted by Star System

Tag #BESTARSYSTEMFAMILY

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Get scouted by Dulcedo Management

Tag #WEAREGOLD

Tag #THEGOLDBAGSQUAD

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Get scouted by New Generation Model Management

Tag #NEWGENERATIONSCOUT

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Get scouted by Success Models

Tag #INSTASUCCESSBOY

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Get scouted by CJ Models

Tag #BECOMECJMODEL

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Get scouted by Panache Management

Tag #SCOUTMEPANACHE

Tag #PANACHEMODELSEARCH

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Get scouted by City Models

Tag #CITYMODELS

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Get scouted by iD Model Management

Tag #BECOMEIDMODEL

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Get scouted by Touché Model Management

Tag #TOUCHESCOUT

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Get scouted by Vivien’s Model Management

Tag #VSCOUTED

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Get scouted by Louisa Models

Tag #LOMOFACE

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Get scouted by MC2 Model Management

Tag #MC2SCOUTING

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Get scouted by Girls Club Management

Tag #GIRLSCLUBSCOUTING

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Get scouted by Immortal Models Management

Tag #SCOUTMEIMMORTAL

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Get scouted by MSA Models

Tag #MSAME

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Get scouted by TRUE Model Management

Tag #SCOUTMETRUE

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Get scouted by State Management

Tag #SCOUTMESTATE

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Get scouted by Plutino Models

Tag #PICKMEPLUTINO

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Get scouted by Weareone Management

Tag #WEAREONESCOUTING

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Get scouted by SEEDS Management

Tag #JOINSEEDS

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Get scouted by OKAY Models

Tag #BECOMEOKM

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Get scouted by Montage Models

Tag #SCOUTMEMONTAGE

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Get scouted by Model Partner

Tag #MODELPARTNERSCOUT

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Get scouted by Nologo Mgmt

Tag #NOLOGOSCOUTME

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Get scouted by MIRR/RS

Tag #MIRRRSMUSE

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Get scouted by Spot 6 Management

Tag #SPOTMEMODELSEARCH

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Get scouted by The Face Paris

Tag #SCOUTMEFACEPARIS

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Get scouted by Meka Model Managment

Tag #MEKAMODELMGMT

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Get scouted by Another Species

Tag #BEANOTHERSPECIES

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Get scouted by Uniko Model Management

Tag #UNIKOCASTING

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Get scouted by Mango Models

Tag #BEMANGOMODEL

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Get scouted by PARS Management

Tag #PARSME

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Get scouted by Directions USA Models

Tag #DIRECTIONSSCOUT

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Get scouted by DMM Models

Tag #DMMSCOUTME

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Get scouted by No Ties Model Management

Tag #NTCME

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Get scouted by Beth Model Management

Tag #SCOUTMEBETH

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Get scouted by Morgan Model Management

Tag #BEYONDASELFIE

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Get scouted by Peggi Lepage Model Scout

Tag #PLSCOUT

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Get scouted by The Movement Models

Tag #JOINTHEMVMT

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Get scouted by ANM Management

Tag #ANMSCOUTME

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Get scouted by ISC Models

Tag #SCOUTMISCMODELS

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Get scouted by ONYX Model Management

Tag #SCOUTMEONYX

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Get scouted by TwentyOne Millimeters Management

Tag #21MMSCOUTME

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Get scouted by Ignite Models

Tag #SCOUTMEIGNITE

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Get scouted by AS Management

Tag #BEASCREW

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Get scouted by BELLA Management

Tag #SCOUTMEBELLA

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Get scouted by Seattle Models Guild

Tag #IAMSMG

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Get scouted by Catch 22 Model Management

Tag #CATCHME

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Get scouted by Elite Model Management

Tag #MAKEMEELITE

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Get scouted by Addicted to Models

Tag #SCOUTMEADDICTED

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Get scouted by Wicked Models

Tag #BECOMEWICKED

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Get scouted by Ohlsson Model&Talent

Tag #OHLSSONMINISUPER

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Get scouted by HOOK Model Agency

Tag #HOOK_SCOUT_ME

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Get scouted by KStarr Management

Tag #ISCOUTSTARRS

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Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

Modeling Jobs: Showroom, runway and fashion shows | Become a model #13

Fashion trade shows and shows will be taking place in all big cities. In general, every fashion trade show has a big retail center.  Manufacturer and retailer show their products in rags, while buyer and media representatives browse through the latest collection and look at different garments. Some of the bigger order trade shows will have designers shows. That is our keyword, runway shows at Fashion Week. Here, fifteen to twenty models will present collections in front of photographers, audience and magazines and meet celebrities, bloggers, editors and selected visitors. The smallest and most private presentation will be in showrooms. You will work in many showrooms at the beginning of your career as a high fashion model. They are located in almost every city. Not every successful brand or designer will automatically move into a bigger city, some stay in smaller ones. But still, most of them are in the centre, where everything happens.

Showroom: First jobs for new faces

Showroom jobs are a great entrance for models. A showroom should present the latest collection of a designer in front of less or fewer people. A showroom is a small stage, not very spectacular. There is no runway and no audience, just the designer, the team, some buyers, and you. Retailer and buyer are the most important people for the designer. The collection will be presented and selected pieces will be shown to retailer representatives and buyers from around the world.

Designer meets customer

With your help a buyer decides to get a certain model during the conversation with the designer, you will present it to them live. The buyer will then be able to have a closer look at the quality and tailoring of the garment, the fit and fabric. For showroom jobs, usually and mainly, new faces will be booked with perfect measurements, because experience and image is not so important for these jobs. It is important to be polite and in shape, like for the trade show jobs. You will find showrooms not only on trade shows, and the designers will present their collection throughout the whole year. Sometimes they are in the back of a boutique/store or in the atelier of a designer or the retail centre – but sometimes on trade shows. The payment for showroom jobs is lower because models only present and no pictures or videos are be taken. More important for these jobs: you might get to know designers like Guido Maria Kretschmer or their assistants or closest persons. Even at the beginning of your career, you will be working with international brands and if you are older, they might book you for follow up jobs. Like: showrooms in different cities, lookbook shots or even campaigns. Very similar are order trade shows. If you have done your first showroom job you will most likely get a booking for an order trade show. The payment here is higher and you will be working several days in a row. Of course, with additional travel expenses and including hotel.

Show and order trade shows

Collections for the latest season. Show and order trade shows, we just know them all, even the central trend ones in Paris, New York and London. Every fashion week is taking place at the same time as an order trade show or vice versa if you want to see it that way.
During the order days, there are not only trade shows for buyers. Important designers present their latest collection every new season only for invited guests and photographers. Those are media representatives, celebrities, musicians, photographers – all looking at the runways. There are exclusive venues taking place around the clock during order days. Of course, after show parties for invited guests, too. Not only retailer but agents will be able to network here. You will get to know a lot of people during the shows. As a model, you can either work here or at castings for the big runways. We will have a look at fashion week castings later.

Here, many international fashion brands are showing their new collection. There are many order trade shows. Even besides the runway, brands will have a lot of jobs at order trade shows. At the same time like the Fashion Week in Berlin, the “Bread&Butter“, “Seek“, “Bright“, “Premium“ and “Panorama“ trade shows are taking place.

All trade shows book models of the agencies in advance. Like in showrooms you will see one or two models at the booth. There will be buyers passing buy, some from smaller stores, some from department stores and they will want to see the samples of the new season. If they are interested, you will present the selected pieces. Again, for an examination of quality and fit. The job is paid quite well compared to other jobs, because the client wants happy models that are able to work several days and still smiling.

Fashion and runway shows

For many, the runway shows of Fashion Week are the highlight. The “who is who“ meets here. Fashion bloggers, media representatives, agencies owners, celebrities. A real exhibition skating it is. Why? Because those who work in fashion are spending a lot of time in the office or studio. For four or five days you will get out of that ”daily routine“ and be able to meet people that are just like you. Show after show, in between small talk in the lounge. Let us now look at the last part the of the show and order days: the shows.

Fashion is living from being special! Show and entertainment are part of marketing of every great brand. Every season, new collections will be launched by designers all over the world. Not only big international designers and retail chains work like that, but also smaller fashion labels. Because they have to present their customers new designs in order to get their attention. Therefore, designers and fashion have to reinvent themselves again in order to stay attractive for their consumers. Smaller shows are taking place in shopping centres all the time, but the Fashion Week presents the masterpieces. In Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London, every spring, summer, fall and winter season people are looking for new trends and looks. We will have a very close look at the world of Fashion Week shows and castings. I will even dedicate a whole chapter to Fashion Week. We will look at the “Big Four“, “Berlin Fashion Week“ and I will give you an insight into preparation, castings and shows.

Requirements for fashion shows

You will only work at shows if you are young and have the perfect measurements. One is the same with all designers: they create their collections for tall, slim people. The clothing is more elegant, garments and fabrics are floating and fitting better, and it looks exclusive like that. Graceful shapes will make clothing and their price higher. Even though not all fashion brands work with this basis, it is the main part of the industry. Runway shows and presentations underlie an unwritten norm. For female models, it is the strict clothing size of 34 (max. 34/36) and a height of 177-180 cm (which is ideal for the beginning of your career). Your hip measures below 91 cm. For male models, a clothing size of 48 (max 50/52) is set and a height of 185-192 cm. But you should be taller than 187 cm if you are a male model at a Fashion Week. After a couple of months or within the first one or two years, you will see everything. Test shoots, showrooms, shoots for online shops and first bigger projects. Now, it is time for your first big campaign or TV commercial.

Note > A tip for male models: at the beginning of your career you should be paying attention to a younger look for yourself. Therefore, as a male model you should always go to a casting shaved and well groomed.

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

Modeling Jobs: Trade shows | Become a model #12

What exactly are trade shows? Well in general, trade shows are just very well-planned marketing events for producer of products and service provider. Advertisement on site in real time. They present their products to potential customers with the help of models. Their clients are buyer and retailer, press and end consumers. In United States, there are many famous trade shows for technical equipment, automotive industry, food industry, fashion. From New York to London – trade shows are a however not the best place for models.

Trade show models: Only high paid!

Why are models so wanted on trade shows? The answer is simple: because with beautiful and interesting people, the company philosophy and the products/service will be portrayed better, and they might reach potential consumers better. In short: a great model will support the reputation and image, and in the end, the turnover of the company. Professional models and new faces are booked for trade shows. If you are working at a trade show, keep in mind just to accept bookings for bigger, renowned companies. The show, presentation or trade show should be exclusive with selected industry visitors, buyers, and media representatives. Like presentations of latest fashion collections of an exclusive brand or order days for selected visitors or retailers.

Reputable trade show jobs: Be careful

Jobs on trade shows should be treated with caution. Many trade show jobs are more like a hostess job. Which means your task will not be the presentation of the product, but rather taking pictures with visitors, long working hours and tasks, which you should not do as model. Like standing in front of a prize wheel in a bikini or on a racecourse, body painting on gaming conventions or handing out snacks and flyers is not really the work a model should do. This is important: models should only do jobs as trade show models in the premium segment, which means jobs with high and justified payment in a high class surrounding for renowned brands in a reputable setting. If you ask yourself how high this payment would be, you can calculate a minimum of middle to high three figure daily fees plus travel expenses and hotel accommodation. There are so many trade shows in United States and so many ads looking for models on the internet. Even on Facebook you will see a lot of job offers for party promotions, grid girls and other less positive jobs for models. As a model with an agency, they will select the job for you. New faces without an agency and who don’t know the industry yet should try to find out if this job offer is serious. What impact will this job have on my career? Is this a job a model would do? Is it paid well? It is not only about your career but there might be dubious persons behind that job offer. As always, forward all enquires to your agency. If you are not working with an agency (yet) use these simple questions to check the job offer:

Checklist: Modeling jobs on trade shows

  • What product or what brand is it?
  • What would I have to do?
  • What are the working hours?
  • Who is behind that brand?
  • Will I get an outfit by the client? Is a hair & makeup artist on site?
  • How high is the payment, what will they expect from me?
  • Where is the location and where will I have to work?

As a model, you will want to protect your image and don’t do any unreputable jobs, or dubious work for products and services being connected to you. If you are meeting reputable clients on a trade show, it will have a positive effect for your modeling career. Google and look through the internet, look for ratings and testimonials of other companies, payments and jobs. If you find a lot of negative stuff without any positive feedback: don’t do it!

Note > You will get a lot of enquiries via Instagram and social media. They will promise you great photoshoots, dream locations and a lot of money. And then there will be strange skype meetings during the night, but not jobs. With every enquiry – get the details. Is it a photographer? Where will pictures be used? How can I reach the client? They should be able to answer all your questions.

Tasks at trade shows

For good trade show jobs: there are many different trade shows. The very famous ones in United States are beauty, automotive, technical equipment, furniture, gaming, fitness, and fashion trade shows, and of course shoes. But we also have boats, food, exclusive products, or photography. You see there is a lot. As a model, you will present the products and services the way the client wants it to the public. First priority is an open, pleasant and neat presentation of yourself.

odels are “the face“ of the respective company for the entire trade show, and will be in close contact with clients. Therefore, you have to be polite and positive with these jobs. As a classic model, you are the support of the people working at the trade show. While new cars are being shown, an award has to be handed over or the advantages of a new camera will be shown to customers. While doing your job you will get in touch with many customers and visitors. Maybe just with selected visitors like the already mentioned buyers or media representatives. Sometimes you will get tailored clothes for the show from the client.

Just one example: we recently worked with a client from Israel, one of the biggest producer for paper production machines. Sounds boring at the beginning, but our models got very exclusive designer dresses, all tailor made out of paper. Every hour they were a visual support for a short presentation and showed potential new customers (printers, publisher) with which precision even huge machines can produces. Of course, I could write even more stories about jobs at trade shows, but I would rather look at hair shows shortly. One of these hair shows, like the “Top Hair International“, it is usual that models will be getting a new haircut in front of the audience. The visitor will see live how the service provider works and how the products work with that. For you, as a model, consider this: never change your haircut for a job! Your book represents your type and you should not change that if you want to be successful as that type and follow your goals. If your haircut does not match your sedcard anymore, your booker cannot submit you for jobs. Trade shows are a big segment, depending on the trade show, the tasks may vary.

herefore, let’s get back to the world of fashion! Because as versatile as trade shows are, you will not work a lot as model on sweets trade shows or automotive ones. The world is all about fashion.

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

Modeling Jobs: Fitness and sports models | Become a model #11

If you have a fit and athletic body, you might be able to work as a fitness and sports model besides commercial and fashion. They are role models and represent products for body and soul through their own mind and a perfect fit for clients. As described, most of the clothing, which will be presented comes in clothing sizes 34 (max. 36) for women. For male models, it is mostly clothing size 48 (max. 50). That is why many models work on their healthy diet and work out regularly and do sports – to get that perfect body.

Fitness and sports models

An athletic body is an advantage in particular for male models and if you have just started the first years as a model. If you are very active and eat healthy, you are perfect for the work within the fitness and sports, and health segment. Athletes portray very authentically the performance criteria and show it by their trained body persistence. These are the characteristics that consumers want to gain themselves. If you have fun doing sports and have a passion for it, there is a way for a great combination of both, because you can build up your book entirely to become a fitness and sports model.

Note > However if you become too muscular, clients will not book you that much. Same for women, so you have to think carefully, which sport defines your body, and what you want to do. If your hips are bigger, you should do some fitness exercises that train muscles within the hips but don’t make them bigger.

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

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Modeling Jobs: Beauty Models | Become a model #10

Beauty models will work regularly for cosmetic and skincare lines within the healthcare segment. Therefore, it is important for them to take good care of their face and body and to nurture it.
Perfect skin, full and shiny hair, perfect figure. Those are the requirements if you want to start as beauty and wellness model. Without these key requirements, not matter how beautiful your face is, or how bright your eyes shine, or how tight your legs are, you won’t stand a chance. Those are the highest priorities and optimal basis for beauty models. The right skincare, beauty routine for hands, feet and hair. Later we will give you some tips as well.

Beauty Models

Hand and hair models will be booked as well. Hand models are quite important in advertisement for nailcare or for TV commercials and images for products, which may be used by hands, like the use of smartphones or drinking a cup of cappuccino. You will find hair models mostly in TV commercials, online, prints and other advertising campaigns for haircare products and hairdressers. Many of models that apply want to become hand and hair models, but that alone is not enough to become a successful model. Everybody is mainly looking for the “entire package“. Usual models are booked for these kind of jobs, that have beautiful hands, full and natural hair. It is kind of similar to fitness and sports models. Here also models who look very fit and do sports are booked.

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

Modeling Jobs: Online shops and family shootings | Become a model #9

Beginning as a new face, you will mainly work for online shops. Before it was catalog, and now it is online shops. Everything is sold via the internet and therefore, new pictures are needed all the time, for every new season and every new product. For you, as a model it is not so much about the perfect picture, which you have to produce for the production (like in photoshoots), but the amount of pictures. You will mostly be alone in front of the camera and not acting with other models. You will be booked as model for fashion. Bookings will range from smaller labels to bigger department stores. If new faces are booked, photographers and productions already know that they cannot expect a big variation of poses and expressions. It is your job to shoot the set number of pieces/garments, accessories and products. You will most likely always do the same pose. If you ever heard about “mannequins“, this would be the best expression for this kind of job in which you will shoot, very monotonous. Sometimes, shoots are even done without recognition – only a part of your body will be shown then.

Even though lots of new faces think they are already quite good in facial expressions and posing: well, short and sweet, No! Just look at some professional models on YouTube who are able to do more than hundred of different poses, jumps and so one. As a new face, you have to learn a lot. Of course the pressure is on! The better your book gets, the better you will get, and the better and bigger the jobs. Not only lookbooks but also online shop shoots will become more demanding. It could be that have to shoot with several models on a turning platform. You are walking in studio on an approx. two meters big platform, that is turning all the time and will present the clothes. They will take pictures and videos at the same time. A very exhausting job compared to a “mannequin“. And even more demanding are jobs where you are not only the model, but also have to interact with other people. For campaigns, it is mostly about the one perfect shot. We will now look at how high expectations of a photo shoot can be.

Family shoots: Be happy… always!

There are lots of exhausting productions. We also had the most crazy storyboards and commercial production. From a family father of a TV commercial for cars, from a person climbing down a helicopter or surreal productions for fragrances. Let us look at the classic, which we can convey into many situations. For example, you have to learn how to play with kids and interact with other models. One picture maybe shot for hours. And everybody is just waiting for the models to portray the perfect emotions in the perfect moment, and all posing comes together perfectly. Let’s say the father should play with his child and throw a ball, while the mother is happily clapping her hands, and the dog is looking at the camera while lying on the sofa. Father, mother, child and dog situation – and all has to be simultaneously perfect in one moment. The scene will be repeated and repeated, again and again. Very exhausting! For every single shot, you have to portray that emotion again. It is a challenge to deliver on this job, that demands lots of practice and talent.

Photoshoots and responsibility: It belongs to you as a model

Particularly pictures, which are big on billboards, are always connected to a big production and team. We had bigger productions for bigger clients, which seemed so “small“. TV commercials, which are filmed with smaller cameras, filmed by the model herself/himself for the social media channel of the brand. No matter what, every campaign, whether it has been produced in a “simple“ way or high class level, it has been planned throughout months for advertising by the commercial agency. After that, photographer, equipment, location, catering and much more will be booked for the shoot. And all that just for one picture.

So, the success of a photoshoot is connected to the moment, and therefore to you. Your performance has to be on point. Your smile has to be perfect, even if you had a long night flight the day before. And even then, if you didn’t sleep that much, or are sick. Because you cannot just cancel a production. Experienced models are therefore worth a lot on set, because they deliver their best performance at photoshoots.

Besides fashion, beauty campaigns are also very important for commercial models, when it is about a “daily“ photoshoot. Skincare products for women are a huge market, which will always be connected to great skin, beautiful hair and a youthful tint. For every season, there are new products. Spring, summer, fall and winter – every season has its own special skincare. For being beautiful, many are willing to invest a lot of money, each week or every month. Therefore, new TV commercials are being produced regularly. And that is why we will now look at beauty models!

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

Options: Maybe your next job | Become a model #8

You give an option to your modeling agency for a job, but what is an option? If you are working as a self-employed model, you have to plan everything in detail and keep track of the dates because you are giving options. Before giving an option, the agency will ask if you are available. That is the first and not binding enquiry of your agency in order to find out, if you are available on a certain date. All other information might not be set yet, like payment, buyouts etc. – and you don’t have to block that date yet.

An option however is a binding enquiry. It is a concrete enquiry of your agency. There is a certain enquiry or a confirmed job and the agency is asking for your first option. If you are giving them the “option“, you will be in the final selection and assuring them your availability. From this moment on, agency, client and production are counting on you. The option will only be released if your agency does so, or if it has been confirmed. After the first option, you may issue further ones for further enquiries, which means second and third option. The booker and client will then know if you might already have booked another job. Options and availability (not binding enquiries) will accompany daily you as a model. You will give options for the next months or weeks. All options should be documented and coordinated with your personal travel days and dates. Of course, you have to keep track of dates with friends and family as well as birthdays or holidays, because you cannot cancel a big production. An unjustified cancellation for a job as new face – you just cannot do that with a top agency. You might miss out on other jobs and the chance to travel!

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

Exclusive contracts of modeling agencies | Become a model #7

Exclusive contracts – You might have heard of the so called “adhesion/exclusive contracts“ whether it is in music, entertainment or fashion. The artist is not allowed to make his/her own decisions and remains tied for a long time.

  1. Exclusive contracts with agencies
  2. Exclusive contracts with brands

Exclusive contracts with agencies

Maybe you remember from the beginning of the chapter that models are self-employed because they have different companies to work for, now regular working hours or earnings. Based on that division from usual employees, self-employed people are not allowed to be tied to just one company. Because that one company would not pay any social security contributions for them (like health insurance, pension insurance etc.). If a company treats self-employed people still that way, as if it would be a fulltime employer, that is called “false self-employment“ and is a criminal offense according to German Law. Therefore, it is not even allowed to issue exclusive contracts between agencies and models here in the United States.

If a model decides that he/she wants to work with an agency, that should be voluntary. It will show the agency to put more trust in you, and that investing in you is worth it. Overseas it is different though. There are lots of contracts with exclusive provisions. These contracts are also connected to a longer term of five or even six years. So, if you decide here to work with an agency, you have to be a 100% sure about that decision, because there is no going back. It is worth it to have a good mother agency that will take care of these details in your favor of course.

Note > All that will not apply to agencies with registered offices overseas. So, contracts may include terms, exclusive provisions, contractual penalties, and higher commissions.

Exclusive contracts for brands

An exclusive contract for bigger, high end, international brands and campaigns is normal. Particularly if you are their face for a long period. With an exclusive contract, the model ties not to work with other companies. The model will get high payment, and the company may use the image of the model as identification and recognition factor for the brand. As I said, clients tend to use exclusive contracts for long-term bookings and for bigger jobs. That will give the company the assurance that the model and the image of the model will not used with a competitor. Usually, these contracts have a term of several years. An exclusive contract will make your market value higher.

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram

Self-employed: From business to accounting | Become a model #6

Become a model in cities like New York and Los Angeles is very difficult, especially when you finished your first jobs. Today, we talk about: Self-employed: From business to accounting! Registering your business, running your business and being successful. That is what we will talk about within the next chapter. New faces, newcomer and younger models will ask themselves which legal form is the best for them. Once the first jobs are done within the agency, it is about the payment.

In short: go to your local trade office (take your ID with you and some money), register your business (which will take about 10 minutes), receive your tax number, collect invoices and by the end of the your you will compare your earnings to your expenses in a simple list.

Step by step: Let’s start your modeling business

We will look at all steps in detail:

  1. Becoming a model – the best legal form for models
  2. Founding – small businesses for models, that easy
  3. Accounting – you have to do it
  4. Financial statement – profit and net income method
  5. How long is a small business advisable for models?

Notice > this chapter will just give you an idea. If you decide to work as model talk to your parents first, or if you are already older talk to an accountant.

Your own business as self-employed model

Why do you need your own business? In general, there are two forms: being employed or self-employed. As an employee, you will get your regular salary, monthly and always the same amount. If you are working for a company you have set conditions like working hours, holidays. However, self-employed people have different companies they work for. Depending on the projects the factors of payment and working hours will differ. As a model, you are self-employed. And once you are earning money, you have to register your business within the local trade office. Sounds complicated but it is not if you get a bit into the topic “being self-employed“.

Legal form for new faces in the beginning

The suitable legal form for young models and self-employed models?

When you register your business, you will be asked if you want to pay and apply VAT or if you want to have a small business without VAT. What is the difference? Well as a small business, you don’t have to do the complicated accounting and financial statements. Just the general accounting is enough and the profit and net income method is sufficient. Which means: you collect your invoices, and at the end of the year you calculate your earnings and expenses. As a small business, it is suitable for models who work part or fulltime and you are more flexible when it comes to your living.

General accounting for models

Instead of a complex financial statement, general accounting will be enough in most cases worldwide. In Germany for example, you are not obliged to do accounting, to do a financial statement and you may calculate your annual profit with a simple profit and net income method (profit vs. expenses). It may sound complicated but it is simple and easy. You just compare your earnings to your expenses in a list and calculate the profit.

If you need information about your tax system, ask your parents! They know the system and will help you quick.

Fulltime or part-time job?

As a model, you may keep your flexibility with regards to work. At the beginning, you can still work somewhere else or concentrate onto your modeling career. A small business is allowed besides school as well.

Private liability

Be careful (!) you are always held liable with your private assets. Don’t take any financial risks. Don’t borrow money, rather save money from the very beginning (from your payments).

Accounting of your income and outcome

One work regarding accuracy. Accounting is not complicated. You only have to collect your earnings and expenses. Just get a classy folder for that and collect all invoices and specimen copies and keep them chronologically.

Every time you spend money, get a receipt and keep it in your folder. Online invoices you will have to print, of course. If you earn money yourself, write an invoice and keep it in your folder. Bookkeeping with your computer is not advisable, because receipts might get lost or you might delete them unintendedly or they could spam your hard drive. The tax office needs you to keep all receipts and invoices for a couple of years, for the event of an audit. So, in short: a folder, with all receipts and invoices kept chronologically.
Now, you only have to keep some things in mind as “small business“ when you are writing invoices and when it comes to taxes:

Financial statement at the end of the year

By the end of the year you will have to make your profit and net calculation, and present it to the tax office. If you have any questions you can always contact your tax office.

How to do a financial statement

The profit and net income method is the simple form of profit determination by the end of the year. For freelancers and small businesses like you, the perfect way to compare earnings and expenses. The basis for all calculations is the money in your account. If you are about to do your first calculation, contact your tax office, because you have two possibilities: you could either use the appendix EÜR in your USt-declaration or (as a small business) you may also just hand in an informal profit determination, for example with Excel. But pay attention to invoices before the end of the year! If you are invoicing someone before the end of the year but get the money in the new year, it will have to be included in the calculation for the new year.

How long is a small business for models suitable?

With just two well paid campaigns you might have earned that. You will then have to charge VAT and have to change your legal form. This is an advantage for you! Your acquisition costs will rise once you have more earnings. Which means: more jobs, more expenses. Maybe for a car, a Bahncard/Railcard or a second mobile phone. As soon as your expenses rise, VAT gets even more interesting for you. Why? Because you can offset it.

Short calculation: Small business

Some countures allow “small businesses”. You have an easier tax system for the start. You are getting a model cell phone and pay 600 Dollar. That’s it.

Not a small business anymore

You are getting a model cell phone and pay 600 Euros. But wait, there is more to that! You will get the VAT back from the tax office by the end of the month. So, worldwide with a VAT of 15 – 20% that is almost 100 Dollar, which you will get back for just a little bit more work. And your expenses decline from 600 Dollar to 500 Dollar.

Insurance for modeling jobs

Important! You must insure yourself if you are not covered by a family insurance or not still at school or University.

Quest Author: Stephan M. Czaja / Cocaine Models (Head Booker) from ‘The Model Book’

Help and tips for young models

  1. How To Become A Model
  2. First Gosee / Casting + Checklist
  3. How To Get A Strong Model Book
  4. How To Convince Top Photographers
  5. Behind The Scenes Of Managements
  6. Self-employed: From business to accounting
  7. Exclusive Contracts
  8. Options: Maybe Your Next Job
  9. Jobs: Online Shops and Family Shootings
  10. Jobs: Beauty Models
  11. Jobs: Fitness and Sports Models
  12. Jobs: Trade Shows
  13. Jobs: Showroom, Runway and Fashion Shows
  14. Get Scouted! Hashtags on Instagram