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Model Castings in February 2019: Berlin, Munich and Cologne – Become a Model!

You want to become a model? Take your chance for the Model Castings in February 2019 and meet our Head Scout in Berlin, Munich and Cologne. Three dates, three chances for models all over Germany. PS: The Hamburg Casting comes in March! If you want to apply now for Berlin, Munich or Cologne, you can find all information here! You can find the casting form directly under the casting description.

Casting schedule for Berlin, Munich and Cologne

The casting is as follows, first you have to send us online your most important data and two simple mobile phone photos. Our Head Model Scout looks through all applications daily and sends the invitations including the address data to the location. This time our Modelcasting takes place directly in the photo studio. So we can get to know you personally and also shoot the first Polaroids of you and make the first small model videos – the whole package! Those who make it into our exclusive card index will start a new life.

Ideally, you are 15 to 19 years old if you want to start as a new model and have time to go abroad right after school! Because our model agency works not only in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne, but also with partner agencies in the metropolises like Tokyo, Paris, Milan but also London, Los Angeles and New York. With us you have a strong management in Germany and a springboard into the international modeling career. We accompany you! You can find the registration for the casting at the bottom of the page.

+ Berlin + Munich + Cologne | Model Castings in February 2019

Application and acceptance: How to apply for the Live Casting

First send us your application with the most important data, your name, your place of residence, contact details and two simple photos you take of yourself with your mobile phone in daylight. Please do a portrait and a full body picture. Please make sure that the pictures are taken in daylight so that you can be seen naturally. Speaking of naturalness, for your application photos please don’t wear make-up and leave any styling. Wear simple black jeans, plain shoes and a white top for the photos and casting. Nothing to distract you! Once again briefly summarized.

  • 2 mobile phone photos, portrait and full body
  • Make sure you have good daylight
  • No makeup, Kaiser
  • Outfits, black jeans, plain shoes, white shirt

With these four points you can apply for our Modelcasting in Berlin, Munich and Cologne and with a little luck you will get an invitation from our Model Scout! Invitations are sent within 48 hours. In case of rejection, no message will be sent.

Aour casting application for the last casting: 22. February Cologne

Casting sheet

Name:

Mobile:

E-Mail:

Age:

Height / Größe:

Portrait
File types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf up to / bis zu 6 MB.

Whole body

Minimum dimensions for men and women

The requirements for models differ for male models and female models in their body size, why is that so? As you can read in our article about Pret-a-Porter and Haute Couture, fashion collections in particular are cut to size by designers. This allows uniform fashion shows to be held later, but also showrooms and photo shootings. Due to the identical dimensions it is easier for designers but also for event agencies and advertising agencies to plan concepts and shows.

Women are usually 10 cm smaller than men. If you want to take off as a female model in Berlin, you should have a minimum size of 174 cm, even better 175 cm. The ideal case for female models in Berlin is 178 to 180 cm. This gives you the perfect size to work as a model. A minimum size of 185 cm applies to men models in model agencies. Ideally, you shouldn’t be over 6’8″. At High Fashion Models the figure should be slim, so you have the best chances to work for international high fashion brands. You’re more flexible as a Curvy model. But the body size should be similar. Here once again the most important summarized

  • Minimum size for men Models is 185 – 190 cm
  • Minimum size for women is 174/175 – 180 cm
  • High fashion models should have a slim figure and a hip below 92 cm
  • Plus Size and Curvy Models should have a clothing size of 42

Casting Outfit: Simple, so that nothing distracts from you as a model

As mentioned above – we just point out – you should have no styling / make-up at the casting, as well as at the photos for your application, plain clothing is the be-all and end-all! You should also do without makeup, your hair should be open. If you want to work for us in Berlin, it’s all about naturalness! No tanning salon, no gel nails, no hair extensions and above all no dyed hair! That’s why come to the casting absolutely naturally.

Plus Size Models and Curvy Models Wanted!

You know a beautiful woman with clothing sizes over 36-38? Then tell her now about our model casting on 13 April in Berlin. Already after our first Curvy Model Casting in Berlin, at the beginning of the year, we could find four new talents! They were already allowed to make the first showrooms. As a Berlin model you can go a long way, even if your measurements don’t suit the high fashion industry. Apart from high fashion, there is a lot of potential: catalogues, online shops, advertising and much more. Especially Plus Size Models are gradually conquering more market shares.

In advertising, they are much more authentic, since their dimensions resemble those of the average German woman. Did you know that the average woman in Germany is 44 in size? If you know a beautiful girl or a beautiful woman, tell her about us now!

You want to learn more? Then check out our blog: become a model.

Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

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The Model Book: Become a Model with Tips & Insights!

The Model Book: Become a Model – Handwritten over many months, with detailed research, simple steps and many insider tips for models! Everything about “modeling” and “becoming a model”. Maybe the new standard work. In THE MODEL BOOK you will learn in different chapters, step by step, one after the other, the entire advertising industry and its special features. As a model, especially as a young model, you have to pay attention to many details at the beginning of your career. What do you mean, you don’t know? Who accepts the wrong jobs, does not find the right agency or builds up his buck in the wrong direction, can quickly build up a bigger career. Models also have only a few years to reach the important steps. The better prepared you are as New Face for this time, the easier it will be for you to gain a foothold in the industry and earn money as a model. In the Model Book you will therefore learn chapter by chapter and step by step how to prepare yourself for the start of your modeling career.

The Model Book: Overview of models

In the first chapter you will learn all about the indispensable mental strengths of a model. What requirements do you have to meet, quite apart from the often perfect measurements, in order to convince as a model at photo shootings and advertising video shootings?

Self-confidence and organization: The A&O for models

For you, the most important thing here is your own self-confidence, four personal initiatives and self-organisation. As a model, you will be sent on journeys at an early age. Sei is at the age of 15 years in the next big city, by plane from Frankfurt to Hamburg or just a few months and years later across Europe and the world. As a model, especially in the high fashion world and in skin couture, the international path is always open. If you take your chances early enough and I prepare perfectly for them myself, you can go far. Quite different from television, real top models are less about the story, drama and self-production. For models it’s about absolute willpower and belief in yourself (yourself!). As you will learn in the next chapters of the book, as a model you will have to face many exams! Absolute trust is an absolute priority for your modeling agent and your modeling agency.

The perfect model agency for New Faces

Mother agencies, model agencies, fashion agents, boutique agencies and bookers – What?!

Before it goes to the big topic of model castings, the first showrooms and jobs, the book deals with the search for the perfect agency. Each model agency has its own portfolio and clientele. Often model agencies are very specialized in a certain area (advertising, high fashion, etc.). Also the size of agencies is different. There are some Modelbookers who hardly know anybody, but who have the best contacts and only work with 5-15 models. There are small agencies, large agencies with hundreds of employees and huge international model agencies such as IMG or ELITE.

In general, you can distinguish model agencies like this: There are international agencies, national agencies and regional model agencies. The more international a model agency is, the stricter are the requirements for your measurements, but also the higher are the requirements to be accepted as a model by this model agency (experience, pictures, etc.). With national agencies, advertising (supermarkets, insurance companies, etc.) is very often the issue, here it is not too important to have a perfect figure, with perfect proportions and exact body size. The measures in national markets therefore differ from those of the international standard. For models who work in regional areas, the dimensions count even less. This is often about smaller jobs and smaller fairs (hostess). As an international high fashion model, you naturally want to join the big brands, but of course you have to prepare yourself perfectly!

Serious model agencies: agency search and model application

In order to find the best agency for you and your requirements, you will learn in the book what a perfect model agency application looks like and how to find the best model agency for you! Many questions are also answered here, for example, whether you need a lot of photo material for your application The simple answer is: No, you just need Polaroids. The Model Scouts in agencies have a very trained view and can recognize by their experience of many years, already by simple Polaroids whether you have potential for the agency or not. Polaroids are super simple photos with the smartphone, in daylight. That’s it. If you want to know how to make perfect Polaroids for your application, read more here: Become a model. For your application you don’t need a long cover letter or to describe how motivated you are! There’s just a little bit of key information. These are usually your name, your place of residence, your contact details and three to four photos. You also write down your measurements: your body size, hips, waist, bottom and shoe size.

Your model folder: The best photos for castings & jobs

Once you have found the perfect model agency for you, you can start with the first test shootings with photographers! Of course your model agency will help you a lot to get only the best photographers. Your agency will also see to it that you get a wide range of material for your model portfolio. Many make the mistake of focusing purely on “fashion photos”. Especially when there’s no agency in the background to advise you as a model. My tip: As a model you should always make sure that your model portfolio is as multi-faceted as possible. Not every customer can directly imagine what one can make of you as a guy. The photos help the customer to make his decision. The more extensive your photo portfolio is in the model folder, the more likely it is that customers will be able to make bookings.

Someday your book will be so full, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Which photo do I put in the folder, which one not? With professional models, the folder is so strong at some point that they are booked more and more often directly. Direct bookings are very good because you don’t have to attend a casting and are not in a pre-selection. You don’t have to keep days off (“Option”), you will be booked directly by the customer for an appointment!

Test shootings with photographers: build up model portfolio and win jobs

So that you can build up your model portfolio perfectly, you’ll also learn in the book how to get your own test shoots (also called TFP shoots in Germany) from photographers. As a modeling agent, I have to deal with test shootings for our models on a daily basis, so here are a few valuable tips on how you should ideally write to photographers. What’s the matter with you? With the right cover letter, your chances of getting good test shoots will increase. There are some little tricks I’ll tell you in the book. In principle, it can be said that you should briefly deal with the photographer instead of “just” writing to him or her. You should also create a suitable moodboard. The more interesting the shooting is for the photographer of your choice, the more time-saving the shooting is, the higher is your chance for the test shooting! So take a good look at what the photographer has already done and what not.

You shouldn’t do too much with the test shoot, though. If I post a new photographer on Facebook and Instagram every day, your market value may drop quickly. Why should a big customer still pay a lot of money if “every” photographer is allowed to photograph you for free? With a professional modeling agency behind you, you will of course get direct tips and the best contacts so that you are as exclusive as possible!

If you take care of yourself and his portfolio, you should make sure that you want the photographer to expand your portfolio. If you already have five photo series with “Fashion”, maybe you should try something new! To help you do this, you’ll get all the tips you need to write the perfect letter to photographers.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Welcome to the Model World

Daily business. We did it! You have prepared yourself well for being a model, written a good application, found a serious agency, built up and expanded your model portfolio, you get the first castings and voila: The first jobs! The tasks are then very extensive and varied. Unlike normal office life, you don’t have to deal with the same tasks every day. You won’t be working every day either. Sometimes you have free time, sometimes you will travel, sometimes you are already one day earlier on site for the fitting. In between, many young models study, so you’ll soon have a full-time job! Especially when you go abroad.

First you will start your career with small jobs for online shootings, you will work on showrooms, maybe do some online shops and get your first commercials. When you’re ready, you’ll earn enough money to get to professional photographers and to bring your model portfolio to an even higher level with new photo series from top photographers! With new photos you will get better jobs again. At some point it will be time and if your model portfolio is full enough, your agency can also suggest you for abroad in its partner agencies. So even as a young model you can quickly get to the international metropolises, Milan, Paris and New York. Many models now also go to Asia, Shanghai and Hong Kong. But some also go to large production facilities such as Istanbul. But the Big Four remain the dream of all models: London, Paris, Milan and New York.

After the job: healthy life and beauty

A model’s job is really exhausting! So there is another chapter that deals only with how you eat healthily and how you live healthily. You will also get great beauty tips on how to take care of yourself, your skin and your hair even during strenuous jobs and many days of travel. You have many shootings, many appointments and often don’t find the time to cook something fresh for yourself. Then you have to go on to the next shooting and maybe you still have overtime. After eleven hours of shooting and “smiling”, you are absolutely knocked out back to the hotel. You’ll find the best tips on how to keep fit anyway in the book! The book not only shows you how to become a model and what you will experience as a model, you also get practical tips for the time after the jobs.

After you can keep yourself fit in the hard everyday life of a model and eat a healthy diet, we go one step further: Networking! When you’re out and about at fashion shows or photo shoots, there are often people with a taste for fashion. Therefore it is good and important if you know a little about the absolute basics. Small talk is always important! Whether at the Fashion Week or in your model agency. Therefore, an entire chapter is devoted to the theme of fashion. Where does fashion come from, why does it actually exist? Is fashion just clothes or is fashion more? How do trends influence us? Who sets trends? It also deals with the two important parts of fashion: haute couture and pret-a-porter. Both fashion styles are very important for designers, as well as for models and the entire advertising industry and production behind fashion.

Fashion changes at any time. That’s why the Fashion Week in the fashion metropolises doesn’t just take place once a year. In Paris, Milan and New York there are more often big fashion events! “Spring/Summer”, “Autumn/Winter”, “Prefall”, “Fashion Week Mens”, and so on. New collections of fashion designers are constantly being presented. Meanwhile, backstage before, during and after the shows, you’ll be coming back to fashion again and again. So you know what it’s like to be a model in haute couture and pret-a-porter.
show the book in the chapter about trends and fashions!

Modeling abroad: Perfect dimensions, hard work and diligence

Now you have learned everything to make it in Germany as a model! For the best of the best it goes on now, abroad! Here you will get to know the big model world. At first quite small, with other models in a large model WG. Later, when you have convinced the first agencies of yourself and are booked again for the following season, also get to know new agencies and your schedule gets fuller and fuller, you have done it. Now you can get to know the world, travel and meet interesting people on jobs every day. This is the dream of all young models. Everybody wants to go to the big media circus when they say “I want to be a top model!”

The way there is long and as described in chapter 1, success is mainly connected with the mental power of a model. You have to be true to yourself, you have to believe in yourself! Not just for a few weeks, but for years. Even the biggest top models in the world and supermodels of Victoria’s Secret shows have taken a few years to really succeed and become famous. They started very early, were partly discovered very early by scouts and worked their way up for years, first beside school, then full time, to the “superstars” they are today for many.

The Model Book for everyone: The Model Book

Not every model will follow the path of high fashion and international advertising. The book also gives models on national markets a very informative insight, so that you as a “commercial” model can also take a lot of important things with you. You will learn a lot about the agency search, how to set up and expand your modelbook, how to find the perfect photographers, what jobs to expect and what opportunities you have to make a career as a model! I wrote the book for several months and met interesting people for it, as well as fashion photographer Oliver Rudolph. Part of the work was also created in collaboration with Michelle Hamacher. I thank you very much and look forward to further cooperation! With this book we give young, new models a realistic insight into the fashion industry and wish each one of you much success and the very best for your individual way!

Book Recommendations from Models

Agency recommendations

In the new edition you will not only find all topics but also more than fifty recommendations for model agencies in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne/Düsseldorf and Munich.

Author: Stephan M. Czaja, owner and model agent at CM

After many publications about media, THE MODEL BOOK is my first work for models. It’s about being a model, but it’s also about your media coverage. Self-marketing takes up a large part, including the correct, first handling of media. In the model agency many questions reach us daily. The book is intended to give young models and new faces a good and optimal start, with good agencies and good jobs.

Curvy models! The trend towards individuality

The modeling business. A constantly changing and very fast moving market. How multi-faceted and individual he is in the process of developing is not clear to most people. The ideal of beauty changes permanently and becomes more and more individual at the moment and accepts a mixture of already past ideals of beauty. The curves from the 1950s, in which Marilyn Monroe was the ideal image, mix with the still predominant Size 0 models and now introduce a new variable that is characterized by social media and the modern zeitgeist. Individuality is in demand. Tattoos, influencers, colorful hair or curves! The new Trend Plus Size in particular is establishing itself in the industry and growing permanently. Plus Size should not be confused with oversizes. Curvy models also play sports and pay attention to their diet. So it’s not fast food and lazing around, but ‘you are what you eat’ and so they live just as healthy and balanced to keep their weight on a level, because their curves must not and don’t want to lose them.

Photographer Oliver Rudolph explains in an interview about ‘Curvy Models’: It’s nice that the market is expanding and women with curves are also in demand. Why limit it to an ideal of beauty? ”. If we are honest, very few of us wear Size Zero and can therefore identify much better with the beautiful yet realistic Curvy models than with the beauty ideal of the Vogue models. By using Curvy Models, companies achieve a much larger reach and can address a much larger target group, which increases their market value enormously. Also model agent Stephan M. Czaja explains: Curvy Models are great for advertising. Everything that’s different and new sells great and attracts people’s attention.

Even the fashion magazine Vogue, which has been known for size 0 and skinny models until now, has printed the Curvy supermodel Ashley Graham on the cover of the American issue in March and thus for the first time in history a plus size model has appeared in their issues. So you can see that even established large companies are accepting the trend and establishing it in the industry.

Curvy models are and will remain trend:

Plus size models are just as popular as fancy guys with tattoos. The beauty ideal changes into an individuality and now stands completely under the motto: Everyone is beautiful! ”. Whether wasp waist and giant bottom, as with Kim Kardashian, a completely tattooed body, as with Zombie Boy or curves, as with Ashley Greyham, Angelina Kirsch or Fine Bauer. The model industry is growing day by day and offers more and more niches for extraordinary types. Whether one of these ideals will ever replace the slimness craze and the Size 0 models, however, is questionable.

Our curved models

Your first model application: Your first step to modeling

Have you decided to become a model or would you like to give your model career more seriousness and work more professionally? Then the first step is to find the right agency. You already have an appointment at an agency? Read how to prepare for your interview here!

Become a model – Application and interview

If you want to apply to us, you will find everything you need to know about the topic here:

Why do you need a model agency for modeling?

An agency is very important for a model, because it supports and protects you as a model. She helps you find photographers and jobs. No matter if you are booked as a model for shootings or catwalks, the agency will show you in the best light. The bookers know how to present yourself optimally with your book. As “New Face” you will be supported by your agency in setting up your book and your setcard. One very important point: an agency protects you from dubious customers and dubious job enquiries. Usually dubious customers already shy away when they learn that a model is represented by an agency. This is particularly important for an international modeling career, because models abroad are often underpaid and exploited. A reputable model agency ensures that you do not work unpaid overtime, that you do not take dubious pictures of yourself, that you are adequately paid and accommodated. In addition, the agency will determine in advance whether the job is of high quality and whether you can be associated with the customer as a model without your image suffering as a result. At best, every job should prove your model qualities and positively underline your image.

Photomodel Lookbook (Cocaine Models Management)

How do you find the best model agency as a newcomer?

There are now plenty of model agencies. But how do I even find a suitable model agency? And when is a modeling agency serious? Your search starts on the Internet. It’s convenient if your agency is within your radius. That’s why you should simply enter “Model agency + your city” in Google and browse the results. Since it is generally important for a model to be represented in the larger “Mode & Medien-Städten” in Germany, you should search for “Modelagenturen + Hamburg/ Berlin/ München/ Köln/ Düsseldorf/ Frankfurt”. You’ll get some results. The next hurdle: Now how do you know which of the agencies are even serious? One possibility is that there are already ready-made model agency lists on the Internet that are constantly updated, for example the Vogue list. With this you can assume that only well-known and serious agencies are listed. However, as a dedicated model you should take a closer look at your selected agencies yourself before applying.

Criteria for serious model agencies in Germany

In order to find out for yourself which agency is serious, you should go through different steps.

  • Step 1: The Agency’s website. Very important: A serious model agency has a serious website. A simple, clear design, a high quality board and information about the agency team.
  • Step 2: The level of the models. Take a look at the model board and determine the level of the models yourself. The following criteria will help you here: Do the models have optimal model dimensions and an impressive face? Are the pictures of the models high quality?
  • Step 3: Does the agency work with serious clients? You can easily research this on the agency’s website or on the agency’s social media platforms. In general, you can easily measure the seriousness of your customers according to their degree of recognition. Also the “likes” on Facebook or “Follwer” on Instagram show how well known and popular a model agency is.
  • Step 4: Search the Internet for reports from other models or clients of the agency. Note that not every comment is true. In order to get a better picture of the agency you should read enough testimonials and reviews of the agency. To say it in addition is: See these evaluations rather than references, make you nevertheless own picture.

Find your perfect model agency – Summary:

Recognize reputable model agencies:

  • serious customers (for example, well-known brands through advertising)
  • serious models (appearance, dimensions)
  • fixed admission criteria
  • serious website
  • Transparency regarding the agency team (for example through website)

Agency is not serious if:

  • No/untransparent website (no naming of agency headquarters or agency teams)
  • simple agency admission without preconditions and interview
  • no cooperation with serious customers
  • Admission fees will be charged

The model application

You have now found a suitable, reputable model agency and would like to apply as a model. What’s the best way to apply? Nowadays, applications are usually sent by e-mail, which means that you can find an e-mail address and a contact person to whom you can send your application via the agency’s website.

What must be in your application?

Most agencies publish their admission criteria on their websites. In general, you should state your measurements in your mail, i.e. chest, waist and hip circumference. You should attach great importance to the accuracy and timeliness of your measurement data, because an agency does not like it at all if you make false statements. You’ve never taken measurements yourself? No problem. No problem.

Take and measure measurements yourself

You simply measure your measurements with a normal tape measure. If you’re unsure, get someone you can trust to help you. To determine the exact circumference of your chest, the tape measure must be placed at the widest point of the chest and pulled to tension. Important for women: If you wear a bra when measuring, pull off approx. 1 cm, for push-up bras at least 2 cm. To determine the circumference of your waist, place the tape measure at the narrowest point and pull it tight. You measure the hip circumference at the widest point of your hip or bottom. The optimal model measurements for a woman (as a guideline) are 90-60-90.

In addition to your measurements, you should include pictures in your application. You should make a selection that shows you in different facets, i.e. commercial, fashion and beauty pictures from your book as well as simple Polaroids. You don’t have a book yet and no Polaroids? No problem. No problem.

Picture selection for your model folder

Some agencies prefer models who already have a certain selection of pictures. So you should start looking for different, good photographers. The easiest way to do this is via the Internet. Do the same as your agency search, i.e. search for professional photographers in your area, check their websites, look at their pictures and search for ratings of the photographers by other models. Important: Make a conscious choice. It is of little use to you if you thoughtlessly select numerous photographers who take similar pictures of you (for example, only fashion pictures). Rather, you should choose a few photographers who take different pictures of you in different “directions”, i.e. fashion, commercial and beauty pictures. Here applies: Invest rather a little more money, so that the pictures become qualitatively high-quality and convince. Only those who invest will benefit.

Polaroids for Models – Fast, clean photos

At some agencies even simple Polaroid pictures are sufficient for the application. You can do this yourself or get support from a friend or family member. Polaroids are clean pictures that show your body and face in different facets and give the agency a first impression of you. Polaroids show you in front of a white wall, a good exposure, without make-up, in plain, tight-fitting clothes (skinny jeans or leggings & simple top or T-shirt) and with women preferably in high shoes. One picture should be taken of you in underwear, on one picture you should laugh, on the other one you should look rather expressionless into the camera. Important: No big posing! The pictures should be simple and natural.

checklist for models

  • Optimal & exact dimensions
  • Optically neat look
  • Naturalness
  • The special something (For example, strikingly beautiful eyes/lips, small features such as a tooth gap or a mothers meal, long & undyed hair, a special radiance)
  • self-conscious, present & friendly appearance

If you meet all the criteria of the model agency and the bookers find you interesting, you will be invited to a personal interview at the agency.

Model agency from 30 – Become a model at 30+ years of age

You are looking for a modeling agency from 30 years? With us and other agencies you will also find your home as a model over 30 years old. The big difference is the previous experience, have you already worked as a model and have you knowledge, references and customers to show or do you start completely new?

Modeling from 30 with previous experience

If you have already gained experience as a model at photo shoots, commercials or fashion shows, it is of course much easier for you to join the model agency. Many agencies, including ourselves, are looking for good models from the age of 30. On the way from the first catwalk at the age of 16 or 17, not everyone stays in a model agency but studies, works in a media agency or becomes a doctor or physician in a completely different way. So not everyone stays the same, which is why it is so important for model agencies to find good models from the age of 30. Because in advertising we need you! For new fashion collections, presentations at fashion shows, but also photo shoots for online shops, Instagram to video shoots for YouTube or TV commercials or spots for cinemas. You can already see how diverse the range of possible jobs is that you can do as a model at the age of 30.

Modeling from 30 without previous knowledge and experience

If you want to become a model at the age of 30 and have no previous experience or knowledge of the industry, it will be a bit more difficult! But this is quite normal and with young models completely the same, because of course there are substantially more models without experience who would like to realize their dream. It is therefore worthwhile for you to prepare well for this application.

What are the optimal conditions for models from 30?

The most important thing is that you have a job where you can take flexible time off. For example, if you spontaneously get a job for the next week and have to go to Paris on Tuesday, you might have to tear it down on Monday evening. Could you spontaneously take today off for next week? This is one of the first important questions, your time flexibility for job enquiries and customers.

If you can answer yes to this question, the next step is to go to your place of residence. Ideally, you should live close to your agency or potential client in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Düsseldorf and Cologne. This way you can be relatively flexible on the jobs and you can also be spontaneous on castings, e.g. in Berlin Mitte. If your place of residence is 3 hours away from the nearest big city, it will be relatively difficult for you to take advantage of such opportunities. This of course reduces your chances of getting a job compared to the competition.

The third important point that you must answer in advance with a yes is motivation.

  • Do you really have the ambition to concentrate on building your own model book over the months and years?
  • Would you invest time and money to independently get new photo galleries, how to improve your book?
  • Would you invest time and money to be able to go to a casting for example, you would do the same for 10 castings?
  • When a job calls abroad, would you accept it?

You have to answer all these questions and even more, because modeling in one of the big and renowned modeling agencies means full commitment in the booking case.

Model application

If you can answer all these questions with a clear yes, then we are looking forward to your model application. Send us your contact information and your photos, we are very happy. All information can be found here:

Modelagentur Allgäu – Becoming a model in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria

Are you looking for a good model agency in the Allgäu? First of all, congratulations, you live in one of the most beautiful areas in Germany! Also a few of our model agents once lived in the Allgäu. Right in the middle of cities like Leutkirch in the Allgäu but also directly on the edge, Memmingen, Ulm, Sonthofen… Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are a beautiful area in front of Lake Constance where it is worth living! But many in the Allgäu also have the dream to become a model, photo shootings, commercials, fashion shows,… All this sounds very tempting for many and therefore they are naturally also here on the search for a respectable and good model agency. First you should ask yourself the question, do you want to work nearby or do you want to gain experience as an international model? If you want to work internationally as a model, you should choose an agency from the top four cities. These include Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Cologne. This is where you have the best chance of attracting prestigious clients, as agencies usually deliver the best performance. With partner agencies all over the world, from Milan to Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo,…

Models and models are produced in the Allgäu

If you want to work locally in your city, you must always be aware that most jobs are done in the big cities. Here sit the photographer, production companies, make-up artists, stylists and of course the photo studios. Similarly, the logistical challenge is much easier in a large city than in an area area. Therefore, a large part of the jobs, certainly over 90%, are found in the top four cities of Germany city or even in Düsseldorf. Since you work relatively dotted as a model, i.e. on individual jobs, it is no problem if you apply to a model agency that is a little further away. Most jobs take place all over Germany anyway, so you have to travel to Berlin or Munich. But as long as you’re at school, the first thing you have to do is set up the school. This can be made relatively dotted, as described above. Individual photo shoots to enhance your model portfolio, printed and online. Until you are about to graduate and you can make the first concrete plans for your first stay abroad in a renowned partner agency.

Step 1 – Construction of your model folder

Before starting any international plans, the first thing to do is to find out if you really have the ambition over a long period of time to work professionally as a model. Then especially at the beginning, you won’t be doing many jobs. You are a student, have little time, have to prepare for Klaus living and working. First of all, it’s all about building up your model portfolio, when it comes to your first job, all the better! The important thing is the time after school, you have to prepare for that. This means getting a good degree at school and getting your model portfolio as far as possible.

Step 2 – Your first jobs

The second step is about your first jobs you will do as a model, especially when the end of your school years can be foreseen. Your school, your class but also your teachers have got used to your job and with good grades you get more and more freedom especially at the end. You can even do a showroom in Paris. But most jobs you will do in a big city nearby, e.g. shootings for online shops or Instagram. Here you can make your first experiences with professional photographers and production teams. Who’s responsible for what? What happens at what time? What exactly is my job on the photoset? After the first 5 or 10 jobs, you have found your absolute routine, so that you can work in Munich or Cologne and then go home again, to the Allgäu.

Step 3 – Model routine through castings and shootings

The more often you do jobs, the more you get used to being on the road, seeing different cities and meeting new people every time you produce. You see, as a model you have to be not only flexible but also communicative! The more often you work, the more you will become friends with the idea of moving to the big cities, because here you can do much more. For example, you can easily experience spontaneous castings for jobs if you live in Berlin. But this is a topic that only comes at the end, because for the time being it is about the construction of your model folder by photo shootings with photographers.

Find a Model Agency

Find the perfect model agency? That can be difficult! Ideally you should rely on ratings, recommendations and experiences from other models. Through their opinions and statements you can already learn a lot about a model agency. But before you decide on a specific model agency, the first step is the search! So let’s look for the perfect model agency!

Reputation and Website: Search and Find with Google

Pretty much everyone will start their search either on Google or on Instagram. Probably Google! Search engines are already an extremely good indicator, because they show you who is making an effort for his media appearance. Search engines like Google try hard to show you as a user only the content that might be really interesting for you. Apart from the advertisements you will usually only find the recommended model agencies at Google & Co.

Start your search regionally

Before you look for a model agency in Milan or New York, look for a good agency in Germany that can represent you for all important cities. In which city your model agency is located is not significant. Large agencies work for the entire German market. You should focus on getting into one of the best German agencies! Start your search with the keyword model agency and the name of the closest largest city with at least one million inhabitants. Exceptions may be Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, otherwise you should always orient yourself to the nearest, larger city. Then search for

  • Model Agency Berlin
  • Model agency Hamburg
  • Model agency Cologne
  • Model agency Munich

References and news on the website

On the website of every model agency you should find references, but also news. Here the agencies write about new jobs, commercials and photo shoots. If you don’t find any updates about new jobs on the agency page, this is not advantageous. Always check to see if you can find references and customers. Here you can get an idea of the customers the agency works for and thus you can find your perfect target group. In the last step, check the model board. How many models does the agency represent? Is it 500 or only 50 selected models? Every job planning and every travel planning costs time and money. The more models an agency represents, the less time it can invest in a single model. So take a look at how meaningful the portfolios are and compare different model agencies with each other. That way you can make the best impression on yourself! Let’s summarize again which points you should check on the websites of model agencies:

  • News, Blog and Job Postings
  • Customers and References
  • Number of models
  • Compare different modelboards

Rating on Google, Facebook and other portals

In the next step you can look at reviews on the different portals. Two important clues: Watch how many ratings model agencies have. Is it just two or are there 20 reviews? The more ratings, the better you can get a meaningful picture. What you should also pay attention to is the average number of stars. Is the number above 3.5 or below? If the agency has over 3.5, you can usually expect it to do a good job. When the agency creates 4 stars, you can assume that it does very good work. Individual negative comments should be checked, because model agencies often receive negative ratings from models that have not been accepted. With 50 applications that a model agency receives every day, not every model gets a feedback and therefore there are sometimes negative reviews without a real reason. Don’t let single negative reviews dissuade you from a model agency if the majority of the reviews are good. You usually get the most objective reviews from Google and Facebook. Many millions of German users are registered here and therefore the potential to have a meaningful amount of ratings is greatest. Besides the evaluation portals you should always take a look at the social networks!

Find model agency on Instagram and YouTube

Of course, model agencies are not only represented on Instagram and YouTube. Nevertheless, it is usually the most important networks for model agencies to find young models. Here you can look exactly the same as in the Blog of the agency whether the agency represents good customers, offers various jobs and strives for regular Postings.

You will find most model agencies on Instagram, because Instagram is made for model agencies! Photo, photo and sometimes a video! In any case, take a look at the social media channels of model agencies, because here you can also judge whether a model agency makes an effort or whether it does something without passion.

These were our tips to help you find your perfect modeling agency. We wish you every success!

Apply for Cocaine Models

If you want to apply in our model agency, then maybe you have already found the right agency for you! All information can be found here:

  • Model Application

Write to a model agency – Your perfect application looks like this

How do I correctly write a model agency? The model agency is very short, although many think that you need previous experience or professional photo shoots. In reality, you don’t need much, two photos and a few dates. Let’s have a look at what the perfect model agency looks like.

Fact: Model agencies have little time

The most important rule is keep your letter very short. Because in a renowned and good model agency, sometimes 50 to 100 applications arrive daily. If there is only one scout in the agency, he has only a few seconds for each application, besides the actual agency work. That’s why you have to score by your photo, not by a long cover letter.

Write to model agency: Contact Details and Dimensions

Your e-mail or letter should contain the following information:

  • Name and first name
  • age
  • Residence
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone number
  • body size
  • fabrication

This basic information should be written to your model agency.

References and Social Media Accounts

Additionally you can add some more information. e.g.

  • Instagram Channel URL
  • YouTube Channel URL if you have more than 5,000 followers
  • Experiences, if you already had jobs or references and customers
  • Reference Links to YouTube or Vimeo for commercials

More information should definitely not be written to your model agency. Now we come to the actually important step, your photo! That’s right, the singular, photo. You don’t need an expensive photo shoot, no professional photographer, just you and a friend or a girlfriend, gladly also your mum or dad, who takes a good photo of you in the daylight. That’s it.

Application Photo for your cover letter

As described above, if you are looking for new faces, the model scouts have little time. 50 to 100 applications reach a good model agency on average per day. This means that the model scout only has a few seconds for each application and each individual review of the application documents. In addition to scouting new faces, his work also includes making new contracts, planning the first shootings and presenting the model to the team. So what matters is your photo! In principle, your application should not contain more than a maximum of four photos, but basically one photo or two is sufficient.

  • Portraitfoto
  • full body photo

In combination with your height, clothing and age, the scout has all the important information for himself. The decision then only takes a few seconds. How can you make your photos too perfect?

Perfect Environment for Application photos

For your application photos you should definitely pay attention to daylight, here you have the best lighting conditions and also absolutely natural radiation. Light emitted by lamps does not have the natural warmth and of course the light source is directly in the room, which can also be seen in the shadows. Therefore you should always make sure in the first step that you take your photo in daylight. You should absolutely do without make-up, any styling that distracts from you and your skin, your hair, your facial features, your proportions is too much! That’s why you should completely do without make-up and styling. Clothes should not distract from you either, so you should wear black trousers and a black top as a woman or a black shirt as a man. With the shoes you should keep it the same, plain and unobtrusive. Let’s sum it up again:

  • photos in daylight
  • Good smartphone camera is enough
  • No make-up
  • No styling
  • Black trousers, black top, plain shoes

These are the most important facts for your application photos. So you have the two perfect pictures, portrait and full body. Make sure that you don’t laugh at either photo, be absolutely unemotional and just look into the camera. Like I said, nothing should distract from your person, even gestures or facial expressions. If you have both your photos, you are welcome to take a photo with a smile and a photo of the page so that you can also see yourself in the profile. That would give you four photos and the perfect basis for your model agency to write!

Model Application at Cocaine Models

If you want to apply in our model agency, then we are looking forward to your application! You have now learned everything you need to write for your application or model agency. If you have already taken your photos, then you can apply here as Model!

Model Agency Curvy

As a model agency for Curvy Models and Class Size Models we are looking forward to winning more and more customers in the field of Kraft Curved Models since the end of 2018. With our first curved model casting in Berlin, parallel to the Fashion Week, we made the start.

What makes curved models special?

The average woman has a ready-made size of 44. In fashion, models with a ready-made size of 34 – 36 are mostly used when it comes to female models. Since curved models correspond to the normal measurements of a woman, they increasingly find their place in advertising and fashion. The fact that women can better identify themselves with the models from advertising posters, television or catalogues increases the willingness to buy and thus also the willingness of customers to fall back more and more frequently on plus size models.

Curved models are not only becoming increasingly popular in advertising, but also in the fashion industry. From large department store chains to fashion magazines, as a curve model you can do everything today. Therefore we are very happy about your application, if you have just decided to go on model agency search. With our clients from all over Germany, from Berlin and Hamburg to Munich and Düsseldorf, we provide you with one of the best networks in Germany to develop yourself as a model and to develop your own personality. If you have already gained experience as a curved fashion designer, we are looking forward to receiving your application!

Personality and radiance as model

Especially as a curved model agency, we make sure that the personality is right! This is expressed in many facets. From a serious appearance in front of customers to punctuality and personality in front of the camera, in facial expressions and gestures. All these factors play together when it comes to evaluating a model. That’s why so many customers trust our opinion as a model agency when it comes to booking curved models. If you still have questions, you can find more information about the topic here:

Model Agency Beginners

The most people looking for a model agency are absolute beginners, of course! But what does it actually mean to be a model beginner? In principle, there are two stages in modeling, the first being the young age from 14 to 17, when you find out if you really want to do the job. Many have a wrong idea of modeling and think that they can get directly onto the cover of Vogue, Elle or Harper’s Bazaar without any work. Wrong. Modeling is a very demanding job which requires a lot of ambition, motivation, perseverance and the will to persevere at the big castings, e.g. in Milan, Paris or also in Berlin and Hamburg. Because, as a model, you are always surrounded by strong competition. Every year, 10,000 people want to be models. The really good ones apply in the top agencies, many take part in TV casting shows and a much bigger part tries it on internet platforms.

The best way is always a serious model management, because it is not about a unique TV appearance but about a sustainable career. The targeted promotion from the beginning to the end, tips before the big first job and of course also the entire administration as well as the subsequent protection of rights of use. All this is part of a good management and therefore you should also decide for one of the renowned German model agencies. For example, our agency was voted one of the top recommendations for Germany by the Bravo Girl in 2017 and directly afterwards in 2018. This gives you the best contacts to the fashion world but also to advertising. But let’s start at the very beginning.

14 to 17 years Model Portfolio Construction, school & first jobs

When you are young, you usually start at the age of 14 or 15 and send your first model application to the agency. You can see how a model application is structured in our article.

If you get feedback from an agency, congratulations! Because that is already a first big step. Top agencies receive 30, 40, up to 70, 80 applications daily. In a week, in a month, a lot of things come together. Therefore the recall of a model agency is already a first big success for you!

Recording and development for Beginners

In the beginning you compete with different new models, many fight for jobs, photo shoots and customers. But before you even get the chance, you need first experiences through photo shootings and model coachings. Because if you work for big customers, on an international level, the first job has to be right there and it must not seem that you are a total beginner. Although you honestly say that you have your first job today, it can’t look at you. That’s why it’s so important that you first build up a good model portfolio to gain your first experiences.

Construction of the Model folder

In order for your model portfolio to become more diverse and stronger, your agency will arrange your first test shootings with good fashion photographers. They help you not to get a one-page book, but to combine different routes. Sporty, high fashion, black and white, portrait, group photos, you need a strong brand to keep up with the big competition of models! That’s why the structure of your model folder is so important. Read more here about the model folder

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This is where those who take the job seriously and appear punctually at the test shootings, deliver good results and also satisfy photographers part with professional work. This phase is relatively long and parallel to the school you will do few jobs, because you will first get a good model folder and of course also the time flexibility to do e.g. jobs in other cities. That comes in the 2nd

Your first Jobs

Your first jobs as a model will be mainly for small photo shootings, e.g. for online shop and e-commerce but also for Instagram and Lookbooks. In these first jobs you can prove your professionalism and show that you can do more than just look good. Because at some point the first moving images are added, e.g. for small video clips. These small video clips may eventually become whole commercials, perhaps even with voice content. At the latest here you must not only deliver the good appearance but also be able, e.g. in emotions but also in acting with other people. Imagine, for example, an advertising spot for a large furniture retailer who wants to show how comfortable the new living room furnishings are in a family situation. Your job as a model is to play the young daughter, who doesn’t really want to spend an evening with her family, but because the sofa is so comfortable, she stays at home all night! So you play a happy family, act together, 3 emotions and faces have to fit perfectly on the photo and in the video camera at the same moment. These and other challenges are waiting for you as a beginner in a modeling agency. The more jobs you do, the more confident you become and the better!

Not everyone has this ambition and so many stop on this way, so that in the end maybe only 20 to 30% remain who absolutely want to become a model! What’s the matter with you? Modeling is a demanding job. Nobody becomes a star overnight and the competition is big. Only those who are willing to take on this challenge and see it as an entrepreneurial challenge will be able to survive and get to know the big world.

Model agency from 40

Become a model at the age of 40? Even at the age of 40 you can still join a model agency. However, it is a great advantage if you have already gained experience. E.g. because you already work as a make-up artist or in an advertising agency and sometimes even stood in front of the camera. If you want to professionalize yourself, do more jobs and build up your own model portfolio, then it is worth applying to a model agency.

Models over 40 years for photo shootings and advertising

There are extremely many products and accordingly many customers for 40 year old models. Whether it’s beauty products, advertising spots for real estate portals or food or even fashion online shops. The possibilities of jobs are very varied and accordingly one can also build up and establish oneself as a model at an advanced age. Especially due to the demographic change, the market for older models is getting bigger and bigger, so who prepares himself at the age of 40, so to speak, can get hold of Thomas later and win many different customers for himself.

Anyone who has already gained experience and has been active in model agencies before will of course have many advantages, precisely because of the demographic change that has just been mentioned. More and more commercials and more and more advertising campaigns are designed for an older audience or target group.

If you want to apply in our model agency, then we are looking forward to your application! Here you can find all information about the model application.

Model agency NRW – Become a Model & Requirements

Model agency Nordrhein-Westfalen – also in NRW many young models are looking for a good model agency. Whether in Cologne, Düsseldorf or the cities of the Ruhr area, from Dortmund to Essen and Bielefeld. North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous region in Europe and therefore a perfect stepping stone into a career for models. With good connections to Germany, such as Berlin or Munich, but also close to European metropolises such as Paris and Amsterdam, NRW is an interesting location. Not only the agency landscape, also many customers have their location.

Modeling in North Rhine-Westphalia

Anyone who works as a model in North Rhine-Westphalia has a wide range of possibilities here. Düsseldorf is home to many fashion brands, from C&A to Peek and Cloppenburg to Hugo Boss. Various fashion shows, events and store openings. Cologne is also a media metropolis, with RTL, VOX but also large corporations such as Rewe. Photoshootings, commercials or also Shootings for Onlineshops, here one can collect as a model thus fast much experience, completely differently than in other areas in Germany. Therefore it is worthwhile to think about your own career at an early stage so that you can gain your first experience as early as possible and then make the leap into a professional modeling career.

Minimum dimensions and requirements for North Rhine-Westphalia

As a model it is no different in NRW than in the other federal states, from Bavaria to Berlin. There are individual requirements and prerequisites for each area, which you must fulfill for the majority of the jobs. For example, productions for advertising, fashion and also high fashion differ. The prerequisites for jobs in the beauty sector and jobs for sports models also differ. So there are individual guidelines for everyone. In general, however, it can be said that minimum sizes apply to the majority of models.

Female models in NRW

As a female model you should bring a minimum size of 174 cm with you in NRW, you should have a good skin structure and full hair. Your figure should be strong and you should usually have a ready-made size of 34 or 36. So you have chances for most jobs when it comes to photo shoots for online shops or even for commercials. Since you ultimately want to earn money with modeling, you should find your market and therefore also consider the respective requirements. Ideally, you don’t have tattoos or piercings. Here once again everything important summarized

  • Minimum size women of 174 cm
  • Fabrication 34/36
  • No tattoos, piercings, etc.

Men models in NRW

Of course, certain basic requirements also apply to men and boys, especially when it comes to jobs in fashion. Since most jobs take place here, however, less in commercial advertising, because here the characters are rather interchangeable, you should also as a man observe the requirements and minimum dimensions.

As a male model, a body height of at least 185 cm is recommended. For men, the clothing size varies depending on whether you want to focus on a career as an international model or a sports model. Anyone who later wants to work on the international stage at the age of 18 or 19 should have a slim, slightly defined figure. If you train too much and have too many muscles, you will be out for many jobs for many customers, especially in the big fashion metropolises around Paris and Milan, but also in Germany, e.g. in Berlin. Here once again summarized the most important information for male models

  • Minimum size men of 185 cm
  • Slim or slightly defined, sporty figure

Model Coachings in NRW

If you want to apply in our model agency, then you not only have the advantage of having one of the best management in Germany behind you, we also offer regular model coaching. Here we invite our experts and trainers to prepare our models for the most important first jobs. In particular, it is first and foremost a question of cooperation with the Agency. Punctuality, communication but also fast information, e.g. to free appointments or if you have to shoot a small video for a commercial spontaneously. All this has to work quickly so that you have the best chances of getting the jobs. For all photo shootings there is a strict deadline, also for the model selection.

A large part of the coaching deals with the topic of self-confidence and personality. How do you enter a room? Especially when it is early, when you arrived the evening before by plane, came directly from the hotel and now 15 people stand tired on the set and wait. Who’s got the power? You! You!

In addition there are tips from our fashion photographer for the first photo shoot, especially facial expressions, gestures but also posing in groups. E.g. for photos showing friends shopping and having fun together in the city or many different other situations. At the end there’s still the fashion show. No matter if it is the small showroom, the fashion show in Berlin or the international catwalk in Milan, all turns and movements have to sit. That’s why model coachings are so important and as one of the top agencies we attach great importance to our models making fast progress.

How to apply as a model in NRW?

You don’t need professional photo shoots, our model scouts have two simple mobile phone photos of you. A portrait and a full body photo. All this in natural daylight and without make-up or styling. Just wear a black jeans and a top or for men a shirt. You then send your two photos directly to our model scouts, with the most important information:

  • Body size
  • Confection size
  • Age
  • Name
  • Contact details

That’s it, you can apply as a model in NRW so easily!

About Modeling – Video interview with Paris girl Charlene!

Charlene, one of our models from Paris visited us at the agency. She works internationally very successfully and inspires with her extraordinary look! We took the opportunity to ask her a few questions for you. What she likes best about modeling, how did she start modeling and everything around the frequent change of her hair color. Charlene is especially exciting because she not only loves to stand in front of the camera but also works behind the camera and shoots and produces short films. Watch the video in full on YouTube:

Charlene from Paris about modeling – video interview

Our New Faces, now for C&A Clockhouse on Instagram

C&A Clockhouse – the young fashion brand. For the current season several of our models were already in front of the camera for Clockhouse. Young, fresh and trendy, that’s Clockhouse Young Fashion by C&A. The fashion retailer thus also offers its young customers high-quality products. Whether a crazy party outfit for the evening, casual leisure wear for the day or a stylish business look for the start of your career – the young fashion from Clockhouse at C&A is aimed at young people and the young at heart who enjoy life to the full and like to express this attitude to life with their outfits.

Our Models for C&A Clockhouse on Instagram

Social media & models go hand in hand today. Here are many young people and many new ideas. As a result, the social network is setting trends more and more quickly than ever before. Who are the most successful instagramers?

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Trends: Celebrities on Instagram

Young, talented, popular: these are the top 10 Instagram Accouts:

  • Beyonce (singer)
  • Kim Kardashian (TV star)
  • Ariana Grande
  • Taylor Swift (singer)
  • Selena Gomez (actress)
  • Justin Bieber (singer)
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Nicki Minaj

Wellness model, beauty model, hand model & hair model

Many young people want to become models. But for which area? Many people outside the model scene do not know that models are not the same. Of course, a model can be active in many different areas, but few have real success in all areas. There is a very simple reason for this: the different areas, such as beauty and wellness, catwalk or commercial, require different conditions. These can be combined, but often they cannot be combined in one person. While a catwalk model should be particularly tall and thin, it is more important for the commercial sector to have a beautiful face and a pleasant charisma. But what is the situation in the beauty and wellness area?

How important good beauty photos and spots are, you can see in the advertising!

What is a cosmetic or beauty or wellness model?

A beauty or wellness model often works for cosmetic and body care lines or the health care sector. That is why it is very important for the models to care for their body and face optimally. A clean skin, full and shiny hair, a firm figure. These are the ideal conditions to start out as a model in the beauty and wellness industry. Without these keys, no matter how beautiful your face is, how bright your eyes are or how tight your legs are, you have no chance! The top priority for a beauty and wellness model: the right care.

5 simple care tips for beauty models, wellness models and hair models

Removal of makeup

Quick to bed, with or without make-up? A Beauty-No-Go! Every evening, no matter how late it is, remove the make-up! Not only your bed linen, but also your skin will thank you for it. If you do not remove make-up properly, you will cause skin blemishes. A sticky mascara not only scares your roommates on the way to breakfast coffee, your eyelashes can also break off and you lose more eyelashes than usual. And, as you know, a woman can’t have eyelash volume enough.

Hair Care: Economical washing & care

Wash your hair as rarely as possible. A lot of people turn up their noses at the thought of it. But it is by no means unkempt if you only wash your hair twice a week, on the contrary! Your hair will thank you for it. You will get used to the rhythm and after a short time your hair will no longer quickly become greasy. They become considerably more robust, do not dry out and shine more. In addition, allow a hair treatment to take effect once a week. But beware: don’t overcare your hair!

Secret weapon for tired eyes

You worked until 8am, didn’t find an end at a party or just had a bad night’s sleep? A morning look in the mirror is enough to see: You can’t go to an audition or a job like that! Your eyes are reddened, swollen, and you have dark circles around your eyes. The simple instant solution: Cooling and caring eye pads from the drugstore. A maximum of 10 minutes and your eye area will not only feel relaxed, but also look that way. The simple secret weapon with immediate effect.

Naturally full lips

Not everyone is naturally blessed with full and rosy lips. There is no reason to run for a beauty doctor or make permanent make-up. A good (!) lip balm with vitamin A stimulates the microcirculation in your lips. This makes your lips look plump, soft and rosy.

Naturally beautiful skin

Skin care is a decisive criterion for clean and beautiful skin. The first step is to find out what skin type you are. Do you have oily, dry or mixed skin? If you have analyzed this, for example at the dermatologist or beautician, then you should use appropriate products. You should invest in a day and a night cream. Moisturising care is particularly important for young skin. Be careful not to over-oily your skin, as this will cause annoying pimples. In summer a light moisturizer is usually sufficient, in winter you should choose richer night creams. Perfect for dry skin: An effective moisturizing serum that can be applied under your make-up. You should also make sure you get enough sleep, an average of 7.5 hours a day, and drink plenty of water.

Application areas for beauty, hair, hand and wellness models

Beautymodel – Cosmetics, make-up and hair products

Beauty models can be used in different areas of advertising. Whether in magazines, on advertising posters, flyers, in a TV or online spot or at a live show. The face is in the foreground.

Handmodel – professional for details and product presentation

Handmodels are used in advertising especially in the nail care industry. Also for commercials or advertising images for products that are operated by hand, such as smartphones.

Hair Model – Full shine for new commercials

Hair models are mostly found in TV commercials, online, print or poster advertising for hair care products or hairdressers.

Wellnessmodel – charisma plus beautiful figure

Wellness models are used in the health and wellness industry. For example, to advertise wellness centres, beauty studios, fitness studios or pharmacies. Wellness models are also used in sporty photo series in magazines.

Become a model in our model agency

You are talented, motivated and meet all requirements for a promising career as a model? Then apply to our Cologne model agency Cocaine Models in the Mediapark. Apply with your application. A little tip: Enter your honest measurements and stick to our checklist.

Model Marie Dahmen: Sexy posing, sweet smile

Marie Dahmen had already dreamed of a great career in the modeling business as a child. The young student combines everyday school life with exciting photo shoots and model jobs. With Cocaine Models since 2015, she quickly made a name for herself in the agency, especially as a strong Beauy face. We talked to the talented beauty about everyday life between school and model business.

The Model-Sedcard from Marie can be found here. Also go to all female models.

Marie Dahmen in interview

CM: You’re still quite new and haven’t gained much experience in the modeling business, where does your interest in modeling come from? What do you like about modeling?

Marie: I am very interested in the variety, diversity and beauty. I also enjoy playing different roles.

CM: Was that already in your childhood a dream to become a successful model?

Marie: Yes, even as a small child I was very interested in it and it has always been my dream job.

CM: What do your parents think of your job as a model?

Marie: My parents have mixed feelings about this. They range from pride to joy to concern.

CM: You still go to school, how do you reconcile that with modeling?

Marie: I realize that it’s not easy to reconcile the two in the long run, but I can’t say much about it yet, as I’m still very new to the business.

CM: You’re still very young, where does your self-confidence come from? How do your classmates or friends react to you modeling?

Marie: I have two brothers, through them I was forced to develop self-confidence haha. My girlfriends and my boyfriend think it’s very good that I started modeling because I’ve always talked about it and they always told me to finally apply. You wish me that this life’s dream will come true.

CM:What do you think is special about you and how do you stand out among other models?

Marie: I just really enjoy being in front of the camera and that’s the joy I radiate in the pictures. Because I am very self-confident, I also express this in the pictures.

CM: What is your big dream, what do you still want to achieve in your future?

Marie: First I want to take my Abitur and then, if possible, study in Cologne. Of course I want to go on modeling and see what the future will bring.

CM: Dear Marie, thank you for the interview!

Model Booking: How do I book a model for photos and advertising?

Models are booked for different jobs under different conditions and expectations. The respective customer has certain ideas and criteria according to which he selects a model. He informs the model agency concerned of his criteria and usually sends a mood board, which tells the agency more about the context of the assignment. There are basically two options for model bookings: Either a customer has browsed the model file of the model agency concerned and already selected one or more models, which he would like to invite either to the Casting or book directly. However, it is also common to ask the model agency to select models according to the criteria and send the client a selection of models.

Prerequisites for models in commercials and commercials

In order to become a successful model in a serious model agency, a model must have different requirements. For a model agency it counts whether a model is well booked. Oaks of carcasses are regularly sorted out. A model must have a very good figure, means slim, taut, the right measurements. Of course, the optimal sizes differ more closely between male and female models. Male models can do more exercise than female models. Their main aim is to have a firm and fit body, i.e. cardio training and light muscle training are sufficient. Too much muscle and weight training makes the muscles in a female model become too wide and the assumed measurements are no longer optimal.

The optimal measurements for men and women?

Female Models: The Prerequisites

Female models should be at least 174 cm tall. Smaller models can be successful, but the chance is very small. Therefore the size is a decisive criterion for a model agency to include a model. The optimal measurements for female models are 90-60-90.

Male Models: The Prerequisites

A male model must have a slim and defined body. The minimum size is 184 cm. Especially tall men can have problems in the model industry as well as men who are too small, as they do not fit into the designer’s collections. The maximum size of a male model is 194 cm.

Character & Strength are strong attributes for advertising models

Besides the physical requirements, the mental requirements and the character of a model also count. A model has to prove strength, discipline and endurance. Jobs are often strenuous and time-consuming. A good model should not feel tired or stressed. Motivation and ambition distinguish an experienced model, the customer likes to book such models again, this is very important for a model and the model agency. Furthermore, a healthy self-confidence and the changeability of a model are decisive selection criteria. From this total package the charisma of a model is formed. A customer tries to convey his products and services to consumers through a model. This succeeds through an optimal mediation of emotions. Emotions are aroused by the charisma of a model, including facial expressions and gestures. A model must be able to slip into different roles in order to “sell” the product/service to the consumer. Authenticity and naturalness are the magic words to captivate consumers so that the customer’s concept works.

Character? That’s Chand from Stockholm!

Modeling! Job opportunities in the advertising industry: online shop, showroom and TV spots

There are many job opportunities for a model. The body is the tool of a model and therefore the capital. A model advertises a customer’s products and services. This can be done via various carrier media. A model can be booked for poster advertising, magazine editorials or covers, online presence, TV commercials or similar. On the catwalk a model presents fashion collections or beauty and styling products/services. The body is the screen for the catwalk appearance, but in the commercial area (advertising) also counts the facial expressions and gestures of the model, which leads to the sales promotion of the products/services.

Modelagenturen – Agency for photo shooting and construction of models

A serious and good model agency is very important for a model. Although a model can work without an agency, the risk of a model being exploited is enormous, especially abroad. The tasks of a model agency include the placement of good (for serious, well-known customers, a good salary) jobs. The model agency ensures that a model is not underpaid, especially abroad models are often enormously underpaid. In addition, the model agency ensures a good image of the model. A serious model agency takes a model’s uncertainties and supports the model with questions. A model can have several modeling agencies. We recommend a parent agency and a good agency in each major city, such as Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne / Düsseldorf or abroad, e.g. in London, New York, Paris or Milan. Customers all over Germany and all over the world can book a model, for example a model book Hamburg, model book Berlin or model book London.

Model Guru Lutz Marquardt about model agency and mother agency

What is the difference between a model agency and a parent agency? Model agencies are exclusively responsible for the mediation, a parent agency, on the other hand, builds models, arranges photo shoots with good photographers and later places models abroad with large and renowned agencies in Milan, Paris, London or Shanghai and New York.

Book model: prices and agency commission in Germany

The payment of a model is managed by the model agency concerned. The model agency issues an invoice for the client and negotiates the prices with him. New Faces are generally cheaper than experienced models. With the experience and the level of awareness of a model also the price of a model increases.

In Germany, the agency usually charges 20 percent commission for referrals to customers once the model has completed its job. Abroad this agency commission can vary and also amount to up to 50 percent. In addition to paying the model, the agency usually requires a so-called AP from the client.

Find with us your perfect model for the next job

At Cocaine Models you will find experienced models, as well as New Faces for strong photo shoots or advertising campaigns. Through exclusive model-coaching our CM-models are regularly optimally trained for the commercial sector as well as for the catwalk. We support our models for a perfect placement and a satisfactory result from the customer’s point of view. Our wide range of models makes our Cologne model agency interesting and attractive for clients from the advertising and fashion sectors. Models book NRW and all over Germany.

Are you looking for a suitable model for your campaign? Then contact our agency. Cocaine Models is looking forward to your request.

Berlin Fashion Week Model Agency Casting Summer 2018 – Video

As you may have noticed, we are looking for new models for Fashion Week. We are always looking for young models for our national and international customers. On Wednesday the time had come, in the club of the House of Weekend we were able to welcome a lot of nice applicants for our board. Not only pretty women were welcome, but also sexy curvys and beautiful men.

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Berlin Fashion Week Casting Summer 2018

Have a look at some of the impressions from our last casting in Berlin:

WOMEN Management (Paris, Milan, New York) visiting: International Scouting

Last week was it so far. Roberto, the Head Scout of Women Management came to the agency in Cologne and looked at our best of the best for placements. Our top girls came to the agency to introduce themselves to Roberto.

Casting Day with WOMEN: Polaroids, catwalk and measurements

Eugenia is especially great because of her bright eyes and her gap between her teeth. In front of the camera she is an absolute professional – at her first shooting everyone was directly amazed! Luisa – our absolute superstar. Her long red hair, the gap between her teeth and her sweet smile make our Luisa unique. Also present were our newcomers Gloria, Linn, Franzi, Michelle, Josephine, Zoe and Alice – so young but already with such a great potential! Of course, our great Marie should not be missing – with her look and her measurements she is great for commercial jobs!

A few polas, take measurements, look at the book and talk about possible periods, that’s enough for Roberto to get an idea of the girls. Take a look at some impressions from that day here:

Modeling in Frankfurt / Germany: Questions and answers

Today we wanted to give all young models in Frankfurt a little insight into the work of a model agency in Frankfurt. Did you know most jobs don’t even take place in Frankfurt! But let’s start with the basic questions about modeling. Becoming a model is quite demanding because you start at school. So you not only have to focus on good grades, but also on keeping your qualifications and improving yourself. Basically, however, the question always arises first:

How old do I have to be to start modeling?

If you want to be represented and managed as a model in an international model agency like ours, you should be at least 15 years old. As a modeling agency, we recommend that you concentrate fully on school first.

Full concentration on school

Good grades and a good basic education will help you a lot in your job later on. After all, the better you get, you have to take flights, you have to reach hotels on time, that in constantly new cities, in which you have to find your way around again and again. Sometimes you have to show some spontaneity for small advertising jobs or moderations. After the shootings or during the breaks, there are little small talks. If you have a magazine shooting and can’t talk to the others off the set, who have usually already seen a lot of the world, you shine less than with good general knowledge. But the closer you get to the end of your school time, the more often you will receive booking requests from your model agency for Berlin or cities outside of Berlin. In addition, there are often days of travel, so you will be on the road for two or three days. The better your grades, the more likely it is that your school is willing to give this freedom.

Legal requirements and labor law

The second important point in the minimum age of 15 years are the work laws and regulations that exist in Germany. With 15 years you can work much more freely, under 15 years you need special permission, e.g. from the youth welfare office but also from a specialist. In an international model agency like ours you work a lot with fashion and products for a target group that is also only over 16 years old. That’s why international modeling agencies are focusing on models aged 15, 16.

International Jobs and Clients

The third important point, if you want to work internationally, you need time to travel. Such a stay abroad usually lasts at least 45 days, but usually even 60 days. The only time students really have for such a long stay including travel are the summer holidays. During the summer holidays, however, there are general rest periods, not only in Germany but also abroad. Families go on holiday and less is produced. Of course there are then also considerably fewer jobs for models. Some agencies, in Paris or Milan, even close down the agency completely for a week or two during this time. The high season for such a stay is then again September to December and then from February to July.

In which cities are the most jobs for models?

If you want to start your career from Frankfurt, you will first focus on Germany and the larger cities near you. These include above all Cologne but also Düsseldorf. The simple basic rule says that the more people live in a city, the more jobs, more advertising agencies, more manufacturing companies but also more service providers and more advertising opportunities in the city centre there are. The location of the city plays the two factor, e.g. there is a clear Top 10 in Germany. You can get most jobs as a model in Berlin and Hamburg. Especially in Berlin there are many international productions, in Hamburg there are many media agencies and therefore also many offers for models. Then come Munich, Cologne and shortly afterwards Frankfurt am Main, Hanover and Düsseldorf.

In Frankfurt am Main, it is definitely best to look in the direction of Cologne and Düsseldorf. But you can also do some interesting and exciting jobs in Frankfurt.

What jobs are there in Frankfurt? Of course you can do a wide range of jobs in Frankfurt. For example, you can work for fashion designers in Frankfurt city centre and present fashion to customers from all over the world. Showrooms are closed events, usually only the fashion designers, someone from marketing and two representatives of the customer are present. You present fashion on the body. It’s called a showroom model. In Frankfurt you will also be doing many jobs in showrooms at the beginning of your modeling career. Besides you will do your first photo shootings as a model in Frankfurt. Probably most for Instagram and with growing experience also for the first Frankfurt online shops. No matter if it’s about fashion, products from the technology industry or sports. The better you get and the more diverse you are, the higher the chances that customers will book you for jobs in Frankfurt.

With increasing experience, the size of productions also increases. If you are first class, you will make it to the first commercials, as well as here for Opel, produced with three of our models near Frankfurt! With a production team of over 50 people, a helicopter, over ten cars that can be seen in the spot alone and a whole production team behind it. Here you can see the finished commercial of Opel.

How do I apply to a Frankfurt model agency?

You don’t need much for your application in Frankfurt, the experienced eyes of the model agency see the requirements for models at a glance. All we need from you as a model agency are three to four photos. Important, you don’t have to book a professional photographer to improve your model portfolio. At the beginning, with the application, very simple mobile phone photos are enough for us as an agency. The important thing is that you can be seen in daylight. You should not wear makeup or styling so that nothing distracts from you as a person. After all, naturalness is also the most important thing for customers later on. When you later negotiate with customers or send models abroad, many decisions are made on the basis of Polaroids. Polaroids are just such simple shots. Without styling, makeup, special outfit, nothing distracts from you. The background is a simple concrete wall, you are standing in front of the camera, looking into the lens, without posing and emotions. Naturalness is the A&O.

If you really want to become a model, you should avoid any unnatural influences in advance. In addition belong simple gel nails in addition, the course in the Solarium, hair extensions, spraying lips on, do without everything! Because you are beautiful as you are!

In the following you simply send your pictorial material to model agency, in addition a few dates as well as your contact, your name, residence in addition, the most important measures as well as your body and ready-made size. If a model agency is interested in you, they will get back to you relatively quickly, most likely within five days. So the process doesn’t take that long, if you don’t get any feedback from the modeling agencies, you didn’t like the look. Don’t ask questions because every model agency has limited capacity and wants to take care of the models completely. If you were in an agency tomorrow, you’d want all the attention. If you don’t fit, you should accept this and try your luck in another agency.

How big do I have to be as a model in Frankfurt?

Body height plays a decisive factor, even if there is no completely uniform scale of measurements, the fashion world in women in particular focuses on a minimum body height of 175cm. You should not be taller than 181cm. This is the perfect size for pre-cut garments as well as for fashion shows in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, when applying as a male model, you should be at least 185 cm tall and no more than 191 cm. So you fit perfectly to the female cast, even if they wear high heels. It is important that you are not too well trained as a man, you should have a defined body, not be a muscle pack.

These are the prerequisites for models who want to enter the fashion industry. Of course measurements can also deviate, models with 170 cm can also have success, however, it becomes purely statistically less. But if you try hard, show full commitment, who knows! You can also be more trained as a man, e.g. if you want to become a sports or fitness model. In an international agency like ours, however, you should usually meet the requirements.

The clothing size for women should be between 32 and 36. Curvy Models are usually available in sizes from 42, for men the ideal size at the beginning of their career is 48 to 52, if you want to become even more of a minimum size, then take a look at the requirements for models here.

What happens after my agency admission in Frankfurt am Main?

The following steps are very different from your age or the time you will spend at school. For example, if you still have two years of school ahead of you, the first two years will focus on building up your model portfolio and preparing it for the national and international markets. Your agency will arrange appointments with good photographers who can help you with your portfolio. It is important for you to always pay attention to the quality, it is better to have few good photos than a mass of reasonably good ones. Because at the latest when you are competing as a model, e.g. for jobs in other cities such as Hamburg or Berlin, you need a strong portfolio in which the customer recognizes how good you are with just a few moments.

After the first year it starts slowly with the first jobs, it takes a little while, because you first have to build a model book and you have to have good performance in school, so that you also get free, most productions, almost all, are during the week. If there is a day of travel and a day for the return journey, and the booking is for 2 days, you are quickly out for a week. That’s why you will work even less during your school time, first doing smaller jobs and the aforementioned showrooms in Frankfurt city centre or for Frankfurt online shops or social media channels such as Instagram photo shootings.

If you are already at the end of your schooling with the agency admission, it is sometimes already about placement abroad. As a model you should go further and further, from Frankfurt to Berlin, from Berlin to London and from London to Milan, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo. This is exactly the plan of an international model agency and the reason why you play here in the professional league. This requires special commitment, self-interest and of course a constant will to improve oneself. A model’s job is very demanding!

Become more about models and modeling?

If you want to become a model full of conviction, then you can read through many interesting tips on the subject of modeling here in our blog. We not only have exciting information for models from Frankfurt but also for your career in other cities and abroad. Read interesting interviews from our models from Milan, Paris or cities like Istanbul. Read more about becoming a model here.

If you want to apply directly to our model agency as a Frankfurt model, you can find all the information and the application form here, Model Application.

Juli 4th – Model Casting Berlin x Fashion Week – Apply now!

The fashion circus is back in Berlin! Not only the Fashion Week shines this week with great events but also our model agency in the House Of Weekend – the most beautiful location in Berlin central- above the rooftops of Berlin! Fashion, catwalk, advertising, Curvy Models – we want you!

Modeling in Hamburg! Between castings, magazines and advertising agencies

Modeling in Hamburg? If you’re wondering if it’s better to move to Berlin or Hamburg, then you’re asking yourself the right question! Because you have chosen the two most important cities in Germany, in Hamburg and in Berlin there are most castings but also most jobs for models. Why is that? Hamburg is a beautiful city, not only many models attract, also media companies, celebrities like actors and musicians but also international companies and productions. This special mix makes Hamburg a special hotspot for models. Here you’ll find every kind of job, from catalogue shootings to online shops, production and TV commercials, but also shootings for instagra and productions with influencers for YouTube.

Unlike many other cities, Hamburg is a real highlight not only for many Germans due to its beautiful corners. Many international visitors also come to Hamburg when they visit Germany. The more interesting people and the more companies that work with media in a city, the more jobs there are for models! That’s why it’s worth it if you meet all the minimum dimensions in Hamburg to become a model. Today we want to show you what is important if you want to become a model in Hamburg and what requirements you have to meet.

+ Berlin + Munich + Cologne | Model Castings in February 2019

Prerequisites for Models in Hamburg

The competition is great! Many who live in the countryside try their luck in Hamburg. Maybe you live in the countryside, in a village or in a small town, or maybe in the middle of Hamburg, Altona or HafenCity. However, the same requirements apply to all of them, e.g. when it comes to body size, clothing, but also the measurements around chest, hips and waist. But the measurements are only a part of the requirements, as well as a healthy diet, body care but also pay attention to figure, hair, nails,… many details that most people don’t think about when they talk about how easy or difficult it is to become a model. Once all the basic requirements have been met, however, the model’s own character and personality are particularly important. The cooperation with the management is very important, at the beginning it is less intensive but the longer you work as a model the more intensive the cooperation becomes.

  • General good appearance and neat appearance
  • Healthy nutrition and regular sports
  • Professional collaboration with management and customers
  • Embition and commitment to the job as a model

Models & School? First castings and jobs

If, for example, you are still in school at the beginning and have two or three years ahead of you, you will do fewer jobs at the beginning. This is quite normal, since you should concentrate on school and your education! But as soon as it approaches the end of the school, you will ideally start the first international planning. If you can’t do it internationally, you can still look forward to many more jobs! Because as a student you are often tied up, between the different exams, the vacation, enjoy the leisure time! As soon as you have the time, you can travel, you can plan days of travel, you are flexible and you have a good school-leaving certificate in your pocket. For example, as a model it is important that you can express yourself well, many customers speak English, so it is very important that you have a good command of English! But there is also a bit of mathematics, for example when it comes to calculating your own travel expenses. The more successful you are as a model, the more you will invest in a photographer. Especially in Hamburg there are many good photographers. Of course, you no longer have to work with everyone. That’s why good photographers in Hamburg also cost money. But as soon as you earn money in your first jobs, you will also invest in the first photographers to improve your model portfolio!

Live Casting – A look behind the scenes

You haven’t seen a model casting live yet? Here is a small example from our Youtube Channel!

Application in a model agency as a Hamburger

If you want to apply in a model agency in Hamburg, you don’t need a professional photo shooting. All your modeling agency wants to see in Hamburg is Polaroids. Polaroids are super easy to create, all you need is a good friend, a mobile phone and daylight! You’ll also have to get the right outfit in the city centre, black trousers, a black top, black or white, plain shoes. Your underwear should be black as well. As a woman, you should also buy a bikini and high heels. If you are still new in Hamburg, then we have a few recommendations for you: Fashion Boutiques Hamburg. For your modeling agency, you then grab good daylight and a relatively simple wall. The background of your photo should be as bad as possible so that nothing distracts from you! You don’t need makeup or styling. All your modeling agency wants to see is you!

take measurements yourself: Measure hips, waist and chest

Here you see all important points on the body to take your measurements yourself. Make sure that you wear as little clothing as possible when measuring and be honest with yourself when measuring! You can find more information about minimum sizes and proportions for models here: Model Dimensions.

We hope that you have learned a little and have summarized here once again the most important articles for you on the subject Model become!

Model Coachings – runway training, acting & more

Send photos: Professional shooting or simply with your mobile phone?

In the next step you take a full body photo, a portrait and another portrait with a laugh. First in normal outfit, black jeans, black top and shoes. If you are over 16 years old, you can also send Polaroid bikinis or Polaroids in underwear. If you’re under the age of 16, you shouldn’t do this! It is important that you are seen with your whole body, once your face in the portrait and another photo has a smile. Why is laughing so important? As a model you work for many jobs in advertising. Advertising sells through friendliness, emotions that you as a model can arouse in you, better than any other! That’s why there should be a laughing portrait of you.

After the recording: Patience is a virtue – also in Hamburg!

Before you send your application to a model agency, you should definitely talk to your parents and of course you should also think about the head gasket you are going to use as a model. You want to build a professional career. This can only be achieved with the support of a management team and the network that comes with it. So you always have to be prepared that no success comes overnight. The best Youtubers took years. The greatest Hollywood actors took years. No star is born overnight. Therefore, you should always stay professional, you should take the time for your education, that is for your school, and you should give yourself and your career time. If you develop step by step, build up your model book over the first years, then do bigger and bigger jobs or even go abroad for a few months or years, that’s the right way! A serious model agency like ours supports you with professional management and accompaniment so that you develop your model portfolio perfectly and build up for the ideal market, for your requirements. If you have taken your photos for your first model application in Hamburg, all you need is your contact details and the most important measurements, as well as your body size, shoes or even the clothing size. That’s all a good modeling agency needs from you! The Model Scouts in the agency have a lot of experience and a very professional view to judge applications from Hamburg.

Media city Hamburg: Photographers, advertising agencies and publishers

Who wants to try himself as a model in Hamburg, he should already at the beginning of his career, on good contacts in the advertising and media industry set. Especially in Hamburg there is of course a lot of competition among models. The biggest media and advertising agencies are at home here, from Altona to the harbour and the city. While in other large German cities, such as Cologne or Munich, life is rather quieter. Only Berlin is comparable to Hafencity! What’s the problem? Over the decades, Hamburg has developed into an absolute media metropolis. Here are not only the big advertising agencies at home, in which you as a model naturally have excellent chances to get castings and jobs. More, even big publishers and magazines. In this article we want to tell you a bit about Hamburg castings and jobs as New Face!

Special magazines attract models automatically. No matter if it’s the High Fashion Magazine or other categories, as well as Lifestyle and Interior. For models, especially photos taken in magazines are an absolute reference. Especially in fashion magazines, of course. These photos show that the models have good contacts or a good model agency. As a model you have to pass the preselection before the shooting date. Your luck! As a model in Hamburg, the way is not far to make the leap into the magazines. Even if you travel to Hamburg as a model, you will quickly arrive at the agencies or photo studios. Mostly directly from Hamburger Bahnhof or Airport.

Advertising finances you as a model

The “most money” for you as a model lies in advertising productions – for magazines you rarely get paid. Most tracks in magazines are even created without payment. The photos are then used for their own portfolio (model, photographer, visa, etc.). However, your income comes mainly from advertising or “commercial” jobs. When we talk about the German market, in particular advertising spots, photo shoots for online shops or classic catalogues and image brochures for companies. It is not only about fashion, of course many other brands and companies also book models for your advertising. In Hamburg, for example, this includes insurance and food. Especially big chains (no matter if fashion or food) produce new tracks almost weekly in their studios or those of the photographers and production teams. In doing so, we are always looking for new models to sell the new products of the week optimally in the respective brochures. If you find your regular customers, you’ll make a good living as a model.

Jobs in Hamburg: Online Shops, Social Media & TV Advertising

When you start modeling, your first jobs are to do showrooms. Such a showroom in Hamburg is a small, internal event in which designers, marketing managers or sales staff meet with the customer to select parts of the new collection. These new fashion pieces should of course be shown to you as a model! How are the seams processed, what is the texture of the materials, how does the jeans or jacket fit? In order for the designer, sales manager or marketing manager to have a model directly on site, young models in particular are booked for this type of job. You usually work in Hamburg’s city centre, where designers meet their customers. Once you’ve gained your first experience and upgraded your model portfolio through test shootings with photographers, you’ll get your first jobs for social media shootings or online shops!

Start: Shootings, Social Media, Online Shop and Image

There are always new fashion collections or new products. Exactly, it doesn’t always have to be about fashion trends! Just look at smartphones, there is always a new iPhone or a new mobile phone from Samsung Galaxy to HTC. There are also many new models, new commercials and photo shoots in the automotive industry. Models are needed for every new brand and for every new model. Also for new seasons but also for different seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter! Each emotional set needs its individual composition of photo models, production team but also advertising agency, which creates the creative concept. There are always new jobs in Hamburg! If you work hard and also show your model agency or management that you are professional on jobs and on time, the customers are satisfied with you, then you will get your first commercials sometime!

Next Level: Jobs for commercials and TV commercials in Hamburg

The word TV is nowadays of course often equated with broadcasting, e.g. through YouTube advertising. Advertising in video format, be it the advertising film for upstream YouTube videos, the advertising film for TV and cinema or even influencer marketing with videos on YouTube, this is where you as a model have the greatest potential. Since the production of commercials by media agencies is quite complex, the productions are not only used in Germany. Unlike regional brands that use your photos in the Hamburg area, for example, such TV commercials are often broadcast throughout German-speaking countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Many commercials are also shown throughout Europe or even internationally, in America and Asia. Hamburg offers great potential for you as a model!

Dailies campaign with Marie, Hannes & Johanna

Pantene Pro V (worldwide) with Lisa

Local agency or international agency?

If you want to get started as a model in the field of media and advertising, then you have the best agencies with a management to get jobs not only in Hamburg but also in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Düsseldorf. If you want to work as a fulltime model and professional, then you need not only jobs here but also in other cities. Therefore it is important for you as a young model to choose an international model agency that offers the best perspectives not only for Hamburg but also for Germany and for the international stage, ideally!

Sequence bookings for models in Hamburg

In a career, it is important for every entrepreneur (you are also an entrepreneur) to acquire satisfied, returning customers. If you have customers who are satisfied with you and your performance, the chance increases that you will book yourself again when there are new jobs. Especially showrooms and fashion shows bring you directly to the decision makers in the companies. If you are convinced here, you may soon be booked for an entire Lookbook campaign. Then you not only get the clothes of the customer to present them, you get a whole photo shoot with a big team, in a big studio and with great certainty also a beautiful video, which you can use afterwards for your model portfolio and his portfolio.

Model agencies in Hamburg for serious castings & jobs

There are model agencies in Hamburg, like the proverbial “sand by the sea”. In Hamburg there are not only the classic model agencies, but also many individual model bookers or agents. Their names are often not as well known as the big agencies, but they also have very good contacts in the advertising industry. They often used to work in an advertising agency themselves and then moved into the world of fashion and models. Now they have a good network to certain companies and they are placing these jobs. There are also mother agencies. Mother agencies are so to speak the biggest form of the agency, they not only represent you as a model in Germany but also try to actively bring you to their partner agencies all over the world. As a model, you can also work in the absolute top cities such as New York, London, Paris or Milan. Every model’s dream when it comes to becoming a model!

The big leap is usually only possible with one of the big agencies! They have the necessary personnel and the necessary financial means, which you need as a model, if you want to continue and for example also work abroad. This is not only about the work itself, but also about airline tickets, hotels and contracts that you make with the respective partner agencies prior to each stay abroad. From the Hamburg airport it goes off then into the whole world. USA, South Korea, Greece, France. A big risk, which is why contracts and a reputable model agency in Hamburg are also important. This ensures that everything runs smoothly for you and that you arrive safely in the new country from the very first moment.

You work abroad as a model 45-6o days

As a model you usually work 45 to 60 days abroad. The agencies take over all your investments, so that you can fully concentrate on your job. At the end of your stay the income will be deducted from the expenses and the remaining surplus will be divided among one party. As a model you get at least half of your winnings paid out. Since you had no costs, it is an incredibly great opportunity to expand your model portfolio, get to know new people and above all to make new contacts all over the world.

Reposting of agencies from Cape Town & Co.

If you are convinced of showrooms and fashion shows in Hamburg and Germany, there is a good chance that one of your customers will book you again for a larger campaign or photo shoot. It’s the same with agencies. Once you’ve worked abroad and the model agency has got to know you, appreciated your work and had good experiences with you, they’ll ask you if you don’t want to visit them next season. By working in different countries you gain a lot of experience and your model portfolio becomes more and more diverse.

The big customers and jobs are abroad!

If you go abroad as a model, you have the great chance of more campaigns and much more expensive photo material. While productions in a country like Germany are very expensive, productions in many other European countries or even in an international comparison are much cheaper. In Madrid or Barcelona you will already get much bigger information, if you should go as a model sometime to Asia, it can also be that you have a helicopter, an elephant or something else with you. These photos are of course absolutely great for your portfolio and show that you also exist in larger productions as a model and bring your performance.

Luxury in Hamburg: Models and High Fashion

Who wants to create in Hamburg the jump into the far world, can that! Hamburg is not only well-known for its numerous media, Hamburg is well-known also for its VIPs, prominent ones and its probably well-to-do inhabitants in many districts. Of course you won’t find a luxury boutique in the Schanzenviertel but in the city! Because in every city where luxury is concentrated, there are of course many satellites around the brands. These are companies that accumulate around a certain industry. In the high fashion and world of haute couture, for example, these are fashion boutiques and showrooms of the various fashion designers. Here in Hamburg they present the latest fashion of the season to their customers, directly on the model. The customer can then decide on the spot which pieces to purchase for his fashion chain.

Fashion boutique, exclusive wholesalers and showrooms

Numerous big brands are in Hamburg. Models are booked quite often by them for the new collections. If you were still like on a showroom, imagine it as a very, very small fashion show. As a model you present the new pieces of the designer. In front of you sits a selected audience, but not more than 100 people as in a fashion show, as a rule there are only a few people here. For example, they represent larger fashion houses and brands and are looking for new trends for their stores. That’s why they visit the designers, it’s about trends and novelties! Your job is the presentation and if they like a garment about you, you also present the workmanship and materials. As a model and sales talent, you’ll help the designer bring his fashion to the world!

Specially young models often work in Hamburg showrooms. With this you can earn your first living as a model and then concentrate full time on modeling. Jobs on showrooms are also an excellent exercise, as you have direct contact with the marketing department, maybe even the customer, so fashion designer himself. Here you can not only learn how to present yourself, but also how to present your customers’ products and garments convincingly and authentically. The better you become as a model and the more convincing you are with the customer, the higher is the chance of follow-up bookings.

Models & Model will be in the Harbor City

If you consistently follow your path as a model, you can build a great career as a model in Hamburg. If your career runs smoothly, you can also stay in your (!) city forever, if you like! Through your model agency you have got good contacts in Germany and customers who like to book you frequently. You’ve been abroad, you’ve expanded a folder and now you get new requests from Italy or South Africa every year. If you follow this path for years and stick to it consistently, you can manage to live from modeling and also find your home in Hamburg. The city is beautiful, not only to work but also to spend one’s life here. In the city, at the port or in the various multicultures quarter at the edge.

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Modeling Agency Berlin: Application, Castings, Jobs + Teenager

You are looking for a modeling agency in Berlin? And when you find them, how do you apply the best? Castings, photo shoots, trips abroad: So you have to apply in a modeling agency in Berlin!

Requirements for Models in Berlin

First, you should think about the requirements of models. Every modeling agency is focused on a specific market. There are the modeling agencies that work mainly in fashion but also with high fashion. The more exclusive the brands, the more international, the stricter the customer’s specifications. These high fashion agencies also often work abroad – like us.

This raises the first question, do you have time to travel? Such a stay abroad for models usually takes 45 to 60 days. Here you should not only have time to travel, your height should also be based on the international market. That means you should be at least 175 cm tall as a girl / woman, ideally 178 cm to 180 cm. For men models, these measurements are only 10 cm larger. If you meet both criteria, you have the perfect conditions for a high fashion modeling agency and national and international jobs.

Those who do not meet these criteria, should take a look at People agencies! People agencies are less focused on the international high-fashion market and are more involved in advertising. In commercials, it is less relevant if the body size fits perfectly to the international dimensions, but also the proportions around the waist, waist and chest. The jobs in people agencies are just as demanding, from the online shop to the commercial. For Best Ager Models, Tattoo Models, and more. the perfect choice. Here you can find good people agencies.

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Become a Model with 14, 15, 16 Years

When do I start modeling the best? Stop: Your school always works! That you have good grades is a very important prerequisite for your entire life. Sure, school is still about “apples and pears”, but in your later life as a model, it’s about the euro and the dollar. Therefore, stay focused on the school first, that should remain so. Why is that? During school, you have very little opportunity to work as a model, you can not travel, you can not stay out of school for several days, and there are always retreats. So if you decide to model at the age of 14, 15 or 16, you should definitely bring a lot of patience with you. It really only starts as a model when you have finished school in Berlin. Then you can not only work in Berlin but also in Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt or even abroad and travel to great cities, such as Paris, Milan and London. As a Berlin model, you can take it much further, traveling to New York and Tokyo. But first everything starts very small.

Model Agency Berlin: Male Models

Are there really any differences between female models and male models? Yes. If you work as a model agency in Berlin with men’s models, there is a difference in the structure of the model portfolio. Many photographers are men and prefer to photograph women. Much like female photographers usually prefer to take pictures of men. Since the number of male photographers is higher than that of females, building a book takes longer than women do.

Nerver seen before: Paris, Milan, Lndon

That’s why it pays to go abroad as a male model. Special if you are still completely new to the market. If you have worked as a model only in Berlin so far, of course, nobody knows you in Italy or France. This effect, we call it “Never Seen Before”, you can perfectly use as young young model from Berlin to advance your career. When you make the first castings at a Fashion Week, you will gain valuable experience and for the first time see how much competition there is and how strong your competition is. 4 million people live in Berlin, in the megacity it is often 10 million, as in New York and Istanbul more than 15 million people or even in Tokyo almost 30 million people. Not only are ten times as many jobs here as in Berlin, here you also have ten times as much competition. Therefore, as a Berlin model agency, you should also look carefully into which market you like as a type.

Modeling worldwide: USA to Europe and Asia

Model Agency Berlin: Teenager

If you still like to start early, even as a teenager, you are welcome in our modeling agency! We are always looking for young talents and promote you in your career. From first-class photographers to first-class customers and a family service. For the first conversation and getting to know each other, we always like to invite parents.

That your parents know about everything is a very important point! As a model, sometimes you are under stress, especially if you are already a teenager and you are still in school in or out of the city center. When stressful times come, it’s important to have somebody in your back to keep you away. Sometimes just a sweet word is enough, “you can do it”!

The best modeling agency in Berlin?

About Berlin there is no official ranking for modeling agencies. In Germany, we are in the top ten! Already three times we have been elected to one of the top 10 agencies in Germany, although our agency has only just 3 years – mega start! The last Top 10 recommendation we received in late 2017 from the German youth magazine, the Bravo Girl! To be listed as a Top 10 Model Agency is an amazing affirmation to us, for all the work we invest in our models. Because we are more than a modeling agency, media production, influencer marketing, you are one of the top addresses for Germany, Europe and jobs worldwide! Because we are also very present abroad and work with modeling agencies all over the world, from New York to Hong Kong. If you want to apply now as a model, send us your application for Berlin here.

Model Agency Berlin: Kids

Many questions look for recommendations for children’s modeling agencies. In our modeling agency we start only at 15, at the earliest 14 years. Many others have fun in front of the camera, who are even younger. A list of good recommendations for kids can be found here: Children Model Agency Recommendations.

Model Agency Berlin-Mitte

Fashion Week. Soho. Grebes. We are on! If you want to stop by our next model casting in Berlin-Mitte, then take a look at our blog! You can also follow me on Instagram or YouTube and get the latest castings. If you do not want to wait for a live date, you can also apply online in Berlin-Mitte online at our model agency.

Model Agency Berlin: Jobs

Which jobs can you actually do as a model? The variety is huge! Usually you start your first jobs for online shops and in showrooms. Meanwhile, there are also many photo shoots for Instagram, companies have to post here once a day, sometimes twice. For this, constantly need new photo material, especially as a young model you will be happy to book here, as Instagram also has a very young target group. Most photo shoots and jobs take place directly in Berlin. Mostly directly in Berlin-Mitte, there are many photo studios and of course many beautiful corners and great architectural buildings. Especially on the Museum Island, there are so many beautiful places to take pictures outdoors in the summer. If you’ve gained more experience as a model after a few months, you’ll get your first jobs on commercials. Commercials are much more demanding, as you have to bring along acting talent as a model.

You want to learn more? Then look in our blog: Become a model.

More about: Become a model

Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

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Model Casting Berlin – 13. April x Secret Location – Get Discovered This Weekend!

Now in Berlin – Cocaine Models – the second model casting of our modeling agency this year! With our new office and small studio in Berlin we are looking for Models and Curvy and Plus Size Models for our customers in Germany, Europe and worldwide for the second time this year. If you know someone who really wants to be a model, let him or her know. On the 13th of April we are looking for young, talented people who are looking for fashion, advertising and media.

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Casting process and management: Models in Berlin

The casting is done as follows, first you have to send us online your most important data and two simple cell phone photos. Our Head Model Scout looks through all applications every day and sends the invitations including the address data for the location. This time our model casting takes place directly in the photo studio. So we can get to know you personally and also shoot directly the first Polaroids of you and make the first small model videos – the whole package! Who creates it in our exclusive file, for which begins a new life. Ideally you are 15 to 21 years old, if you want to start as a new model and have time for school after school! Because our modeling agency works not only in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne, but also with partner agencies in major cities such as Tokyo, Paris but also London and New York. With us you have in Germany a great management and a springboard into the international modeling career. We accompany you! The registration for the casting can be found at the bottom.

Application and acceptance: How to apply for the live casting

First send us your application with the most important data, your name, your place of residence, contact details and two simple photos that you make with your mobile phone in daylight. Please make a portrait and a full body photo. Please make sure that the pictures are created in the daylight so that you can see them naturally. Speaking of naturalness, for your application photos, please do not wear make-up and leave any styling. Wear the photos and the casting a simple black jeans, simple shoes and a white top. Nothing should distract from you! Again briefly summarized.

  • 2 cell phone photos, portrait and full body
  • Make sure you have good daylight
  • No makeup, emperor
  • Outfits, black jeans, simple shoes, white shirt

With these four points you can apply for our model casting in Berlin and with luck, you will receive an invitation from our model Scout! The invitations will be sent within 48 hours. In case of cancellation no message will be sent.

Apply now for Berlin

Casting sheet

Name:

Mobile:

E-Mail:

Age:

Height / Größe:

Portrait
File types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf up to / bis zu 6 MB.

Whole body

Minimum measurements for men and women

The requirements for models differ for men’s models and female models in their height, why is that? As you can read in our article about Pret-a-Porter and Haute Couture, especially fashion collections of designers are cut to specific dimensions. As a result, uniform fashion shows can be carried out later, as well as showrooms and photo shoots. Due to the same dimensions, it is easier for designers but also for event agencies and advertising agencies to plan concepts and shows.

Women are usually 10 cm shorter than men. If you want to start as a female model in Berlin, you should have a minimum size of 174 cm, even better 175 cm. The ideal case for female models in Berlin is 178 to 180 cm. This gives you the perfect size to work as a model. For men models applies in model agencies a minimum size of 185 cm. Ideally, you should not be over 192 cm. For high fashion models, the figure should be slim, so you have the best chances and to work for international high fashion brands. As a Curvy Model you are already more flexible. The height should be similar. Here again the most important summarized

  • Minimum size for men Models is 185 – 190 cm
  • Minimum size for women is 174/175 – 180 cm
  • High fashion models should have a slim figure and a hip below 92 cm
  • Plus Size and Curvy Models should have a clothing size of 42

Casting Outfit: Simple, so that nothing distracts from you as a model

As mentioned above – we just point out – you should have no styling / make-up during the casting, as well as the photos for your application, simple clothes is the alpha and omega! You should also refrain from makeup, your hair should be open. If you want to work in Berlin, it’s all about naturalness! No tanning salon, no gel nails, no hair extensions and especially no dyed hair! Therefore, come to the casting absolutely natural.

Berlin Jobs: Advertising, Online Shops and Fashion Week

The different jobs that you can do as a model in Berlin are extremely diverse! From the international online shop to the campaign shoot or photo shoots for fashion magazines. In Berlin you can experience much more as a model, because twice a year the Fashion Week takes place. At the Fashion Week, the top German fashion designers will meet to present their new collections for the season. In the process, new faces in the fashion industry are taking part in order to experience many castings once. Because that, you have only in the big mega cities around London & Co.

Showrooms and photo shoot: Jobs in Berlin

The absolute basic job of a model is the showroom. A showroom can present it to you like a small fashion show, only without an audience. Here sellers or designers meet with the customers. For this, one, two or three models are booked, who present the current pieces of the collection directly on the body. So the customer can make a good impression about the shapes and dimensions, as well as fabrics and workmanship of the garments. Larger fashion shows are rare, you will have them later at work abroad, as in Milan, Paris or London. As soon as you have some experience and your model book is set up, you will increasingly work for photo shoots. Photo shoots are extremely multi-faceted, from the online shop to the campaign or even catalogs, the family shooting and couples shooting, the best friends or all alone in the Berlin 200qm studio. The more experience you have gained as a model and the more positive feedback you receive from the customer, the higher your chance of being booked for larger jobs, such as commercials.

Commercials as Creme de la creme of jobs in Berlin

If you work as a model in Berlin for commercials, then you have already made it very far! For commercials are no longer just about having talent as a model, but also about acting skills. In addition, the reputation of such a commercial is even greater than a photo shoot! With a little luck, the commercial will even be published in several countries, and you will get additional buyouts. This is a fee you get for publishing pictures or photos. This additional fee will be charged in each case if a commercial z.b. used for Germany, on TV and television, for a year. If this commercial is then renewed for another year, or if another country is added, new buyouts will be made.

Become a model in Berlin

If you want to become a model then send us your application, we’ll help you get started in the industry and we’ll help you get it going! With career planning and great attention to detail. Our model agency exists since 2015, after only two years we were chosen by the Bravo to the Top 10 recommendation in Germany. We put a lot of effort in the promotion of young talent and look forward to your application.

Plus Size Models and Curvy Models Wanted!

You know a beautiful woman with clothing sizes over 36-38? Then tell her about our modelcasting on April 13th in Berlin. Already after our first Curvy Model Casting in Berlin, at the beginning of the year, we were able to find four new talents! They were already allowed to do the first showrooms. As a Berlin model, you can go far, even if your measurements do not fit into the high fashion industry. There is a lot of potential away from high fashion: catalogs, online shops, advertising and much more. Especially Plus Size Models are gradually gaining more market share.

In advertising, they are much more authentic, since their dimensions are similar to those of the average German woman. Did you know, the average woman in Germany has a clothing size of 44? If you know a beautiful girl or a beautiful woman, tell her about us now! You can find the application directly here:

Apply now for Berlin

Casting sheet

Name:

Mobile:

E-Mail:

Age:

Height / Größe:

Portrait
File types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf up to / bis zu 6 MB.

Whole body

The Fashion Show – Catwalk & Catwalk Tips for Models

You are not a professional on the catwalk yet? Then take a look at our tips for the catwalk! Of excessive importance is an upright posture. You should be able to balance a book on your head. Pull your shoulders back and push your pelvis a little forward. Make sure you do not lean back too much. When you take the first step on the catwalk, you should always be the first to use your ball of the foot. Almost like you want to sneak. This looks a lot more elegant than when you first appear with the hoes.

Run with momentum and character: Find your balance

The important thing is that you put one foot in front of the other. You really should literally take this to heart. Your gait should form a zigzag. Thus, you also get the necessary momentum, which makes your walk only appear characteristic. Your steps should be great, but you should not do a splits. Also always remember to swing your hip. Always move your arms and hands evenly. It should not look like you have two stiff arms.

Your focus should be on the catwalk to a point in front of you

Your look should adapt to the style of your clothes. Try to smile with your eyes and keep your chin always lifted. Keep your head straight and steady. At the end of the catwalk is usually always the rotation. Put your left foot in front and pause for a few very short beats of the music. You should turn your shoulders and feet sideways while your head is still pointing forward and you are looking over your shoulders. After the break, turn your foot in the opposite direction and start to run with the front right foot. Only at the end do you turn your face away from the spectators.

But the most important thing is that you try to get your character involved in your walk. And you should always find yourself very attractive. Because only when you are convinced of yourself, you can convince the audience of you.

  • If you still can not walk well on high shoes, then you will learn it quickly with a little practice. My ultimate tip to keep you from slipping on the catwalk is to lick the soles of your higheels with some lemonade or coke. Your soles start to stick after a short time and you will surely strut over the catwalk.
  • Watch catwalk videos of really good models or visit the fashion shows yourself.
  • Let your friends film while running and posing. You can then watch the videos, and you’ll see for yourself what else you need to fix on yourself.
  • It does not matter if you stumble but you should get up dignified and keep going. Even in such stressful and embarrassing situations, you should stay professional and self-confident.
    Try to smile with your eyes (Smize: Smile with your eyes).

#1 Model Coaching 2018: Personality, Body Language, Perception and Catwalk

Model Coaching – Finally it’s time again for our new faces to meet up for the first model coaching in 2018. With three absolutely outstanding coaches. With our model coachings Read more

London x Curvy Model Casting 3rd February 2018 – Apply now!

We had a great start in this year and now we have the first model casting in London – ever! We are looking for wonderful models, which fit to our agency and the spirit of CM.

How to become a model at 13 years: Modeling kids

As you can read in our detailed article on modeling at the age 14, it is very important that you have time to model. As long as you’re still in school, you’re distracted by many other important things and you still can not concentrate on modeling. Our recommendation as a modeling agency, patience! Try to get good grades and be diligent at school. Because the more diligent you are and the better your grades are, the more freedom you get from your school when it’s time to graduate. As a model, you sometimes have to travel and spend a day or two on the road. Of course you can not go to school during this time, so it is very important that you have a good relationship with your school and your teachers. If you want to know more about modeling, check out become a model or the blog: become a model.

Wait until you are 14, 15 or 16 years old

Wait another year and then you can send your first model application. Depending on how long your school is, it’s best not to apply to an agency until the school is over 2 years old. During these two years, you can build your model portfolio in peace with test shoots by professional photographers. Test shoots are important to make your portfolio as diverse as possible. Ideally, you can show different facets of yourself so customers can introduce themselves to you in their clothing. At some point you will also do your first sports shoot, your first family shoot and your first fashion movie. With each step you become more professional. However, since the construction takes a lot of time, you should think well about when you start in a modeling agency. If you start early and then have no time or have to cancel frequently, it will not be very positive for your model agent and sooner or later he will prefer other models. So that does not happen, you should only go to a modeling agency when you are 14 or 15 years old and the school is over at.

What measures do you need as a model?

The dimensions for models differ depending on whether it is a job in advertising or in fashion. When it comes to fashion, the fashion designers are much stricter, here are fashion collections cut to a certain size and you should have this large in the ideal case. For women that means a minimum height of 174cm, even better 177 or 178cm. For men, a minimum size of 185cm, so they are on average ten centimeters larger than the women. More about dimensions for models.

Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest. More about: Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs.

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Basic Knowledge for Models – Backstage at Youtube Video Shooting

In the career of models, there are a lot of different jobs. From beauty shoots to catwalks there is a big variety and as a model, it is always important and interesting to know what waits for you at the next job. For video shootings, there are some basics that are important to know Read more

How to become a model at 15: Agency, jobs and application

If you want to become a model at 15, that is exacly the rigth age. Normally at this age you are still in school, so you have 2-3 years to take a look in to the model world and do smaller jobs on the weekend or during your holidays. You have enough time to see if this is really the right thing for you and if you can imagin to continue modelling after school. At the time you are about 17-18, you will be ready to work as a professional model and will already have a model book, with great pictures. Most of the best Models all over the world started in the age of 14-16. If you want to know more about modeling, check out become a model or the blog: become a model.

You want to become a model at 15?

At the age of 15, you will be very young, but you are getting closer and closer to your age, because it pays off to start as a model. If you have the dream of becoming a model you should always remember that you will also need a lot of time. First, it’s about your setup, you have to collect first experience as a model and also the first photos for your model portfolio. Your model portfolio should be as extensive as possible, so that customers can imagine exactly what they would look like for their commercial or photo shoot. Here is a small example, a customer is looking for a model that should not only look good but also be able to ride a bicycle. This sounds easy at first, but you have to deliver perfect posings in the moving motion and your facial expressions must fit perfectly, which is a great challenge, for which you need a lot of experience. A little further thought it could be a couple shooting, for a contact lens manufacturer, also here you have to harmonize perfectly with your model partner, so that everything looks authentic and honest.

Your first jobs: Showrooms, Onlineshops and Instagram

If you have achieved this, partly acting experience, it is a long way. But at the age of 15, you are slowly getting into the age when it pays to work as a model. If you want to start as a model at the age of 15, you’ll probably have your first jobs in showrooms. At such a showroom, fashion designers present their new collections. The invited guests are buyers of major fashion chains or fashion boutiques, domestic or abroad.

Showroom: Presentation of fashion in front of buyers

On such a showroom no photos or video are produced, you are only booked as a model to present the garments. The customer can make a direct impression of the cuts, fabrics and colors. Also about the processing and the body shape or fit.

Photo shoots for online shops, Instagram and commercials

Often you will also be booked for the first small photo shoots, z.b. for Instagram. In such an Instagram photoshoot, the customer books you directly to take 15 or 20 shots. Such shootings then take place twice a month instead of with different models. So the customer can always, that is every day, post a new photo. The models are different on each photo and so the Instagram channel comes alive. These are usually the first jobs.

Of course, as soon as you have more experience, the jobs would be much more demanding. From the online shop Shooting with 30 different parts to the commercial, where ultimately comes to a perfect second, in which you smile. The big challenge here, the whole set has to be right. If z.b. two models are booked and in addition 50 extras in a large location the a club, z.b. to promote a soft drink, then every moment must sit, that means every single actor must act perfectly. A second day of shooting is impossible, for personal and organizational reasons, moreover it would be very expensive!

You realize, the job of a model is really demanding! If you really want to be a model, then you need a lot of ambition and motivation, so you can compete with young models in the big competition. Your modeling agency or your management must always be able to count on you.

What does a model look like with the school?

The better your grades are and the more diligent you are in school, that it’s easy to get free for a day or two. In particular, if your teacher or your school hears that you’re working for a reputable client, like Prada or Dior, you’ll usually get free if your achievements are right at school. Therefore, it is very worthwhile for you to make an effort in school, here you not only learn important things for life, but you also get to know many friends. You should enjoy the time!

If you still want to be a model …

Models who started Modeling with the age of 15+

When playing around in a Primark business, the 15-year-old Jourdan Dunn was discovered by a scout of the agency Storm Management – the same agency, which discovered Supermodel Kate Moss. Nowerdays Jordan is the face of worldwide campagnes like Zalando with US-Rapper Asap Rocky.

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Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest. More about: Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs.

Modeling worldwide: USA to Europe and Asia

The advertising model – model for advertising & sales talent

Advertising model – A professional goal of many prospective models is to ultimately see themselves in an advertising film or clip on television or online. But also poster or print advertising is one of the fields of activity of an advertising model. For models, we as a model agency in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne give a little insight! Not only the revenues for the model are higher than, for example, in the catwalk sector, but also the degree of awareness of a model can increase enormously through an advertising campaign of a successful company or brand. This in turn means that the model not only gains valuable experience for the future, but also increases the model’s market value. And seriously – who wouldn’t want to see themselves smiling off a huge poster? Or generally associated with an exclusive company or brand? But what exactly is behind the term advertising model?

Model Job Classics: Advertising, Advertising Posters and Advertising Campaigns

What does a good photo model or advertising model?

The term advertising model is a specific term for a model who is particularly active in the field of advertising, i.e. advertising posters, advertisements, advertising films, advertising clips or similar. Such models are also called commercial models. They have a pretty face (according to the social norm), look natural and have a good figure, but not too thin.

Advertising model – prerequisites and requirements

The size is not basically insignificant as an advertising model, but smaller models (e.g. at a size of 170 cm) also have a chance in the advertising industry. Whoever appears to be unthinkable on the catwalk can be just the right type in advertising. The girl or the boy next door, with a sympathetic aura? Perfect. A bright smile? Duty. After all, the customer should be able to identify with the models.

Maintained appearance – The A and O in the Model Business

Nevertheless, the model gives the company a certain image or should underline the already defined image of a company. To do this, the model must be able to identify with this company, and the other way around, the company must be able to identify with the model. In a cosmetic chain, for example, a photo model with impure skin and a non-symmetrical face is unthinkable. Also with a hair advertising model there is a basic rule: The model may not have broken hair. Thus, the exact type logically depends on the products and services to be priced.

Advertising models – What do you earn at all?

The profession of advertising model is particularly popular in Germany, as the payment for jobs is significantly higher than for fashion models, for example on the catwalk. For an advertising model, it is essential that it is represented by a model agency that starts with a high (justified) daily fee, as it is possible that subsequent jobs of this kind could be eliminated in the same product groups. After all, the model should represent the product to be advertised authentically. The recognition value of a model and a brand is decisive, therefore the faces of a large brand are reluctantly booked.

Professional advertising, advertising photography and commercials for brands

Advertising is a broad field of marketing. But what does everything underneath count? And why is advertising one of the best paid jobs in the model business? Besides poster advertising, flyers, catalogues, advertisements and general print advertising, advertising clips, both for TV and for the Internet, also belong to the range of advertising. With the instruments, e.g. the carrier media, companies try to polish up their image on the market or to set it at all. And quite deliberately.

The big brands their marketing strategies

Well-developed marketing strategies are behind an ultimately simple advertising measure that is disseminated by the media. The companies try to directly address their target group and to communicate with it on another level, also to influence it. This has the goal that the customers feel addressed, identify with the company and that the sales market finally increases. In order for the company to optimally achieve these processes, it is important to find the right models for the right advertising. Ultimately, it is these that bring the company’s message to the customer.

Prerequisites Claims on a model in the advertising industry

The demands on an advertising model are manifold. Not only the corresponding appearance, good figure, certain size and a pretty face counts. This is a prerequisite for gaining a foothold in the model business at all.

Self-confident, authentic and natural

However, success as an advertising model will only be achieved by those who unfold fully in front of the camera and work ambitiously on themselves. An advertising model must feel comfortable in his skin. No matter how many pairs of eyes watch exactly how you shave your legs, make a nut nougat cream bread or jump ropes. Also very important is the authenticity, you have to stand for the corresponding brand and at the same time appear real and natural, and a sympathetic charisma. Every viewer prefers the smart, bright girl next door to the arrogant prima ballerina. However, it is also important for the nice neighbor girl that she shows a natural self-confidence. A quiet little mouse is out of place in the advertising industry. The consumer should remember you and associate the product with your strong charisma. Because every person would like to be self-confident, energetic and positive. A radiant smile is as much a top priority as good skin and beautiful hair. Good body care is a prerequisite. But the absolutely decisive argument for the selection of an advertising model is the acting talent. You must be able to put yourself into a role and embody it with full conviction.

Advertise model at CM now and start your career

The advertising model portfolio of the Cologne model agency Cocaine Models is high-quality and versatile. Both female and male advertising models of different age groups are represented. The entire team supports the agency models in their development into advertising models. Regularly exquisite model coaching takes place, during which, in addition to effective catwalk training, the disciplines of facial expressions, posing and acting (not only for photos, but also for videos) are addressed. Exclusive coaches and experts of the corresponding areas are invited to the premises of the model agency in Cologne and conduct interesting, interactive workshops.

Cocaine Models represents photo models for strong shootings and advertising campaigns in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich & Co. A broad model portfolio and a great commitment make the Cologne model agency particularly interesting for clients in advertising.

You want to book a model for advertising? Then write to us or call our agency directly. We are looking forward to your inquiry!

Casting Types For Modeling Jobs

For models, castings are the most natural thing on earth. For runway shows, commercials or online shops. But overall for big clients and campaigns, clients require them. At castings, people involved like photographers or managers, marketing and sales can evaluate who fits perfectly into the look of the campaign. For bigger castings, there are casting agencies hired. One of the most famous casting agency in United States would be Rolf Scheider. He is known from the TV show “United States’s Next Topmodel“and many other television appearances. One of the important persons of the fashion world, you might get to meet when making it to the bigger castings.

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Castings! Your daily business in cities like NY, Paris, London and Shanghai

Dates for castings will be done in two ways. Either way that as many models as possible can attend or that only a selected number of models may attend. The bigger the job, and the more exclusive and small the pre selection is. The best jobs are only booked by the best agencies, when casting agencies are sure that only the best professional models will attend the casting.

In general castings will always take place centrally. In the United States, a lot of castings are in Los Angeles and New York. This is also where the big agencies are located. And therefore, it makes sense for models to move to these cities at a certain stage. Appointments can be really time consuming and castings may take a couple of hours. And if there are thirty models ahead of you, you have to get used to spending time with your smartphone. Be patient and wait. Lots of models even learn for school or university while waiting at castings or jobs. E-castings are more comfortable and easier. They are also done for bigger jobs.

So, let’s have a look at the different types of castings:

Types of castings

In general, you can differentiate between two categories: live castings and e-castings. Selected models send a self-made video for an e-casting, which has to comply certain requirements. That saves traveling, expenses, and organization. Live castings are more challenging. At model castings’, usually lots of different types are on location, not only models but also the team. Bigger castings are also full of helping hands and editors of magazines. You have to deliver what they ask, if it is a text you had to learn, dancing or acting. Gosees are the shortest form of castings. It doesn’t matter which casting you attend: every model wants the job and every model has a great book. You have to keep your self-confidence and charisma and doing all this without being nervous is really a challenge for younger models.

Gosee: The short type of castings

At gosees you have to capture the people with only a little effort. At castings, it is always about showing a natural image of you. You should not wear any makeup or too much styling when attending a casting. At gosees it comes down to your look and your measurements. You only get a few seconds to convince them. Even though you might bring your book or sedcard, at gosees that doesn’t really matter because there is not time to have a look at them. Therefore, it is important to be perfectly prepared. From being on time at the location to perfect clothing. And of course, never forget to be friendly and smile when introducing yourself. If you are meeting several people at the same time, look for one person that is standing towards you. Many models focus on one person in the jury that is directed towards them.

If somebody likes you and smiles at you and others might not be interested, just focus on the person that likes you.

Note > if you are standing in front of the jury: never greet them by handshaking. Nobody likes to shake the hand of forty of fifty people.

Castings are mass events. In particular for new faces, castings are always a reality check. From twenty to two hundred models – castings are a real competition. You feel as model yourself, that they are very attractive, have a perfect body, are talented and are nice models. So, if you are not getting the fitting or job after a gosee, don’t be so hard on yourself or sad. Gosees are mostly for runway jobs and agency model castings. It is a chance to compare a high number of models within a short period of time and to get a quick result. For clients and jobs, castings are better. At live castings, you will have to play scenes with other models and at e-castings you will l have to say some lines for a commercial.

Live casting: It’s up to you

If you are invited from your agency to a live casting, you have good chances of getting the job. You have already been recommended as model and the client has already made a selection. With this invitation, you have already passed the pre-selection. Live castings consume time and money, and only models that have convinced the clients with their pictures will be invited. The clients now want to see you live. At live castings, you get the chance to show more of yourself. Usually it is your acting that they want to see, whether it is for photoshoots, of you playing a role with other models, for commercials and even saying some lines. Maybe a shoe company wants you to speak about the shoe for two minutes and tell them about your day. Another wants to see some sporty posing. Another casting would be you at a party, having fun, dancing although it is early in the morning. You have to be able to deliver all that when requested at all times.

E-casting: Do it yourself

If you participate in an e-casting it is mostly about campaigns that are big. For example, an international company is looking for new faces and that is why they do castings worldwide. Usually within the capitals of the respective countries in Europe, but also worldwide. You will get clear instructions by your agency on how to prepare the video and how to make it.

The quality of the video is not so important here. Perfect light is more important than an expensive camera. You might have to make videos in the short-term or between jobs. You have to introduce yourself by name and as already mentioned describe your acting talent. The video will be sent to the client as onetake (without any editing) and he/she will make a pre-selection. E-castings are for bigger and/or international campaigns, but also commercials, shootings etc. With e-castings both sides save money and time. The final selection will then be booked or invited to a regular casting.

Preparation for your next model casting

How can you prepare yourself for a model casting? With gosees or live castings it is about convincing them of you – fast in order to get to the next round or fitting. For gosees or live castings a basic preparation is enough. Before we look at the details of your casting you should pay attention to these 9 bases and know them: simple clothing, no styling. For women a white top, black heels, simple jeans and bikini or nude underwear. Clothing has to be fit and tight so that the jury will see your body directly. That includes high heels, which you will put on before the casting. No make-up or styling. Men wear black pants, white shirts, and also no styling for our male models here. Bring your sedcard and model book with you. If you already had your first photoshoot your agency might have already printed sedcards and you should bring them. If you are standing in front of the jury you can leave your sedcard with them. When doing the selection later they will easily remember your face with the sedcard. Of course your book is also a pro, so bring it with you! You might not get the chance at every casting to show it to them (especially with gosees), but usually the clients take at least a few seconds to look at some pages of your book, at least the first ones. Read our checklist for the next casting: 9 important things for your next casting.

Briefing and dates: Make a checklist

Before you leave for your casting you will get an address from your agency. So always plan your travel in advance and you will not experience any bad surprises on the way and be on time. Again, we are getting back to being on time, like at the beginning of this book. Professional models always make a route planning. Clients and agency will expect you to be on time and trust is that is always paying off for you as model. Go to bed early enough so that you are fit and awake the next day. Grab a little snack before the casting so you are full of energy.

So now you know what to expect from a gosee or casting. With the right and proper preparation, you will increase your chances of getting the job. Which means, being fit and well rested, prepared, on time and bringing all the necessary stuff with you: clothing, sedcards and modelbook. The procedure is always the same. You will enter the room, there will be a jury sitting somewhere, you introduce yourself and wait for instructions. At the end, you leave your sedcard, say thank you and leave the room. The more castings you do, the higher the chances of getting the jobs for photoshoots, campaigns and so on. In the next chapter, we will take a look behind the scenes of a modeling agency. How are enquiries handled? How is a selection made? Enquires, scouting and booking: here you will see again how important it is to work well and to collaborate!

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Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

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Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs

How can you take your own measurements and make snaps yourself? You will learn this within a few seconds. With regards to an application at an agency and looking for an agency it comes down to your self-assessment. The awareness, which agency you fit in as type. If you want to be in one of the top agencies in order to work internationally top measurements (as already mentioned) are a must. If these measurements vary too much and the proportions do not fit the agency you should not apply there. You save yourself and the model scout time. Just apply at agencies in which you fit in and where you have a chance of being accepted. Which models work with the agency? You will find out by looking at the model board. In the model board you will directly see which types of models the agency represents and which measurements they have. Once you have found the perfect agency for yourself you just need one more thing: perfect pictures.

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Agency standards: Snaps + measurements for models

Many models are asking: “How many photo shoots do I have to do in order to apply at an agency?” The answer is simple: none. As a new face you don’t need any pictures for your application at an agency. Model scouts and agencies are very well trained in their job. Their eye is very sharp and they only need some natural snaps from you.

Polaroids are easy to take. No posing, no styling, no extras. What you can make of a model with stylists and make up artists, the agency knows. It is more important to them to get a natural impression of you when you apply. Polaroids are not only important for your application. These snaps will accompany you throughout your entire career. They are the most important factor for a booking. You need polaroids for your agency and future jobs. That is why I dedicate polaroids an entire chapter of this book. So you know what is important if you are taking your fist snaps. How should you take snaps for your application? We will go through this step by step.

Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest.

How to take your own polaroids?

Your first thought about snaps should always be: as simple as possible! For good snaps you only need your cell phone with a camera. Professional models usually take some snaps for the next job in their hotel room or even short clips for e-castings after a job or in breaks. This shows how “easy” and simple they are. Polaroids are clean pictures of your face and body showing different angles and facets, to give the agency an impression of you. You can take them yourself or with the help of a friend or your family.

Polaroids should be taken in front of a clean background with daylight, so that nothing can distract you. Try not to have any shade. This works very well if it is a bit overcast. No make up, simple clothes, tight like skinny jeans or leggings, and a clean top or t-shirt. Women should also wear high heels. One snap should also be taken in bikini or underwear. Same for men. So snaps in jeans and shirt, and underwear in order to show your figure. On one picture you should smile, and on the other you need a more clean expression. Very important: no over posing! The snaps should be simple and natural.

  1. Polaroids – in short:
  2. Light, clean background (ideal)
  3. Daylight, no shades (if possible)
  4. No make up
  5. Simple, tight clothing
  6. High heels for women
  7. Portrait and full body picture (also bikini/underwear)

Polaroids set: Be who you are!

A set is a recommendation. It is important though that you are shown in a natural way for the agency. From different angles and perspectives with daylight as you will see on the following pages. You should not pose too much on your polaroids. For the scout it is important to see you as natural as possible. Just imagine yourself standing in front of the scout life. You would also not pose then. Just be yourself, natural, look straight into the camera with a neutral expression. Modelling agencies will need following snaps from you:

  1. Snap of your face (front)
  2. Snap of your profile
  3. Full body snap (front)
  4. Full body snap (side)
  5. Full body snap back (to show the length of your hair)

If you are taking them with a friend you will not need more than twenty minutes. No styling no make up, just dark jeans with a white shirt (you have that in your closet for sure). Now you only need to take your measurements.

Taking measurements yourself

You have never taken measurements yourself before?

For your career up to date, measurements are just as important as polaroids. Your measurements are simply taken with a usual measuring tape. If you are unsure let somebody help you. Ideally, you only take your measurements in underwear, as they cannot be falsified in doing so. Every modelling agency needs four measurements form you: height, bust, waist and hips.
Height – stand tall with your back at a wall and mark the exact height. Fastest way would be with a friend and a book or cellphone and pencil. After you have marked the height, you only have to measure the distance to the floor.

Bust measurement

In order to take the measurement of your bust you need to put the measuring tape at the widest point and around your bust with tension. If you are wearing a bra, for the girls, take 1cm off the amount you measured (for a push up bra at least 2cm off).

Waist measurement

Measuring your waist is putting the measuring tape at the tiniest place and then around your waist.

Hips measurement

Again put your measuring tape at the widest point for your hip and then around your hip and back. Perfect modelling measurements for women are 90-60-90 (a reference).

More about: Become a model

Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

+ Do you know?

 

Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence

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Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model

From the very beginning you they will put you to the test. At castings for jobs, a lot of people will meet within a very short period of time – not only models. Also marketing managers, chef designers, stylists, make up artists and helpers. The competition is very high at castings Read more