When I first began photographing models here in SoCal, I learned that almost every one of them had relocated from all over the country to be closer to the Top Modeling Agencies in Los Angeles. Leaving their former lives behind, they sought out the best of the best. But surprisingly, they weren’t all quite sure of all their options. They, like many other, just know that if they want the quality representation, this is the place to be.
It’s such a big commitment to sign with an agency, you want to be sure it’s the right one for you. Look the following agencies, and explore their sites. You should feel a connection to the works that come from their agency before reaching out to them. Don’t just submit to them all. That may sound logical at first, but it’s not.
If an agency accepts you, then finds you to be disinterested in the works they produce, any effort they put into building up your image, and getting you gigs, will turn out to be a big waste of their time and yours. Agencies want dedicated models that are going to represent their brand respectfully. If you’re not one hundred percent sure if an agency is for you, take some time and do your research before moving forward. Comparing the agencies on this list is a great start!
To remain non-biased, all descriptions are taken directly from each agency. Nothing within the description is reworded. Also, the agencies are listed alphabetically, and are not in any specific order indicating their importance, or tier level.
Aston Models Inc. is located in Beverly Hills, CA and represents some of the top models in Los Angeles and from around the world. We take great pride in finding and developing new talent to be successful models. Our agency is a more hands on approach to the development of a models career so representation is limited to only a select few models.
Our agency brings a team of people with years of experience in the industry and a solid reputation of performance and integrity.
Connections to photographers, stylists, make-up and hair can help develop a model's portfolio so that they are ready to work with confidence and experience.
Aston Models Inc. is a Licensed and Bonded modeling agency in the State of California.
Aston Models and Talent is also a SAG Franchised Agency in Los Angeles.
Aston Models Inc. is located in the center of Beverly Hills, California at 332 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA. We are eager to hear from prospective clients wishing to book models. Aston Models and Talent is a SAG Franchised Agency in Los Angeles. Our hours of business are 7am - 7pm Pacific Coast time.
332 S. Beverly Dr. Suite #100
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Main Booking Line: 310.424.5981
Jason Wild Direct Line: 323.377.8677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Nguyen Direct Line: 714.260.7642 email@example.com
Bobby Reyes Direct Line: 310.424.5981 firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Pappas Direct Line: 310.424.5981 email@example.com
Established in 2004 in New York City, Bella Agency is one of the leading boutique agencies representing a diverse pool of models and talent for print and commercial advertising. Our unique niche, housing both a fashion and a lifestyle division in one agency, is what sets Bella apart in a highly competitive industry.
In 2005, Bella launched its successful 40+ WOMEN division (now Bella CLASSIC), which quickly became the most sought-after resource for advertisers looking to target that demographic. In 2011, with an increased demand as well as a growing bicoastal talent pool, Bella Los Angeles opened its doors. We have since expanded our portfolio to represent on-camera, commercial talent (Bella TALENT) and youth (Bella YOUTH).
With the rise of social media marketing, Bella has stood at the forefront of recognizing and adapting to the demands of advertisers and marketers. Bella INFLUENCERS was established to provide our clients with talent who have a strong social media presence.
Our models and talent have appeared in numerous marketing campaigns including Uniqlo, Target, Levi's, Polo Jeans, Coca-Cola, Pantene, Miller Lite, Neutrogena, Delta Airlines and Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few.
In 2015, Bella Agency was named one of the top 10 agencies in New York.
With over 50 years of combined experience, Bella's team of agents has developed some of the most promising new models and talent in the business. Through dedication and creativity, we pride ourselves on providing a personalized, hands-on experience.
1680 North Vine St. Suite 714
Los Angeles, CA 90028
DT Model Management is one of the leading boutique modeling agencies, priding itself on its distinguished talent roster and client base. Founded in 2012 by David Todd, DTMM has secured some of the biggest worldwide campaigns for clients such as Paco Rabanne, DSQUARED2, Diesel, and Stuart Weitzman. The agency has booked high-fashion editorials and covers for the likes of American Vogue, Elle Magazine, V Magazine, GQ Magazine, Italian Vogue, and Vanity Fair Italia, making it one of the premiere model management companies in Los Angeles.
With over twenty years of experience, David Todd has been unsurpassed in developing and representing some of the world’s top models. His agency has fostered the careers of some of the most prominent faces in the men's industry and in just a short time has built its female talent roster into one of the most competitive in town. The development of “It Girl" Dylan Penn came from the careful management of the DTMM team. Penn is now poised to become one of the most sought after models in the business, staring in various international campaigns and editorials. With the guidance of the DT team, Australian rugby star Nick Youngquest has successfully transitioned into the modeling industry, becoming the face of Invictus by Paco Rabanne. DTMM has cultivated the image of burgeoning model Silvester Ruck, securing him the viral DSQUARED2 Wild fragrance campaign shot by Steven Klein as well as the DSQUARED2 S/S15 campaign shot my Mert & Marcus.
DTMM’s strategic alliance with Bill Silva Entertainment – specializing in artist management, concert promotion, touring, and music publishing – also makes it one of the most well-connected agencies in the business. The key to DTMM’s success is a selective, discerning eye for talent; the company's philosophy is quality, not quantity.
883 Westbourne Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Elite was opened in NY in 1977 and immediately made a name for itself by challenging the status quo and developing the power of a model'simage. This led to the creation and definition of The Supermodel. Elite has represented and currently represents many of the most recognized and iconic faces of the past 35 years such as Linda Evangelista, Karen Elson, Andie MacDowell, Agyness Deyn, Veruschka, Gisele Bundchen, Caroline Trentini, Uma Thurman, Iman, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyra Banks, Janice Dickenson, Hilary Rhoda, Naomi Campbell, Jamie Bochert, Carol Alt, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Paulina Porizkova, Cameron Diaz, Stephanie Seymour, Amber Valletta, Nadja Auermann, Cameron Russell and Alyssa Miller.
345 NORTH MAPLE DRIVE, SUITE 176
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210
TEL 310.274.9395 FAX 310.278.7520
FACTOR|CHOSEN Model Management is an innovative boutique agency that continues a legacy of over three decades in the fashion industry. The combined strengths and depth of experience of our team provide the foundation for serving a diverse client and talent roster. Our strategy is pure and simple: providing the highest levels of management and service to our clients, models, and artists alike. For everyone represented by FACTOR|CHOSEN, the opportunities are endless.
7250 Melrose Avenue, Suite 4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Office: (213) 454-0991
Ray Lata, Agency Director
Jill Sullivan: Agent
Paige Leonard: Agent
Assad Keval: Agent
(This description is an exception to the format. There is no “about” section on the Ford Models site. Perhaps it’s due to their long standing in the industry. To provide you with some form of descriptors, this is the Wikipedia entry for their agency.)
Ford Models was started in 1946 by Eileen and Gerard W. "Jerry" Ford. Ford was the first company to advance their models' money-owed by jobs that had been completed but not yet paid. The Ford family had the tradition of allowing teenage models who originated far from New York City to stay in their home.
The company was the pre-eminent New York agency until John Casablancas of Elite Model Management opened up in the city, leading to the "model wars" of the 1980s. Ford, like many of the original agencies of the 1970s, now has to compete with a broad field of contenders, such as Women, IMG and DNA.
The agency has represented a diverse list of models and celebrities. In 1980, the company established the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, which attracted more than 60,000 hopefuls annually from around the world. Today, the contest lives on in the form of the annual V/VMan Ford Model Search run in conjunction with the two Visionaire publications.
9200 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
GENETIC MODELS MANAGEMENT is a premier boutique agency located in Los Angeles, CA. Established in 2012, Genetic strives to scout, develop, and represent the most preeminent talent in the industry. Our diverse team holds experiences across the fashion & art industries, providing our models and clients with outstanding and innovative service.
Our goal at Genetic Models Management is to offer a distinctive service to our models and clients, raising the bar for the role of a modeling agency. With this vision, Genetic will continue its role as a trend-setting leader in the industry.
1601, N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Office: (310) 388-8532
Toll Free Number: (855) 590-0006
Fax Number: (310) 361-7502
In just over 29 years of operation in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of modeling, founder Heinz Holba has built LA Models into one of the most powerful and successful agencies in the industry. Since the early 1980s, Holba has worked tirelessly to bring a significant international modeling presence to Los Angeles. Holba's efforts have paid off: LA Models is the largest modeling agency on the West Coast and one of the most respected in the world. Holba's well-established New York Model Management in Manhattan is quickly achieving the same notoriety. Providing full service to its clients, New York Model Management maintains a presence in the fashion center of the country as well as booking directly into Europe and other U.S. cities.
7700 Sunset Boulevard.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
M Model Management is Maria Minelli and Carole Naff, two agents with over 20 years of experience in the modeling industry. After working at some of the biggest agencies in the business, Maria and Carole used their unique aesthetic to create a different kind of agency.
Maria grew up on the sunny beaches of Southern California, spending her time noticing the individual style of the surfers & skateboarders that populated the Westside. Whether surfing or skating, Maria and her friends were part of a totally new lifestyle and visual aesthetic - one that would become internationally popular years later.
Carole, on the other hand, grew up as far away from the beaches of California as possible. A childhood in the projects of New York City was unexpectedly interrupted by a modeling career that quickly found her spending free time discovering new up and coming bands. That girl from NYC then found herself in London with a great knowledge of bands and music.
Those beach and rock ‘n’ roll influences are clearly visible in the creation of M Model Management. Offering a new style in the industry, the quickly began supplying models to cutting edge campaigns for clients all over the world. In a reaction against the cookie cutter fashion styles of the 90’s, M Model Management create a new niche for stunning models that fit no mold.
8113 1/2 Melrose Ave, #3
West Hollywood, CA 90046
MSA MODELS boasts a proud history of working for the fashion industry’s diverse markets for over 50 years. With a personalized approach to development, and a holistic approach to management, MSA guides the successful careers of established models, as well as scouts and develops the industry’s top, emerging new faces. MSA is committed to the models it represents, their clients, and to the standards upon which the company was founded: honesty, consistency, and quality of service.
8075 West 3rd Street | Suite #307
Los Angeles, CA 90048
NEXT Management is the leading global fashion management agency, connecting top talent in fashion and entertainment with prominent international brands. NEXT’s offices are located in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Miami.
Founded by Faith Kates & Joel Wilkenfeld, NEXT Management is known for discovering and propelling the world’s most recognizable models to stardom. By managing fashion careers in the same vein as that of any other entertainer, NEXT has forged personal brands for our roster of talent, in turn building dynamic and long-lasting careers.
Proud to champion personality and diversity throughout the roster, clients know to come to NEXT’s expert management team for newcomers and supermodels with global recognition. NEXT secures meaningful endorsements across the board and provides visionary leadership with model and talent wellbeing at the core.
NEXT's diversity continues in the performers and creatives who entrust NEXT to support their international careers with authentic and strategic brand partnerships in fashion and beauty. NEXT pioneered the launch of the first digital influencers management division in 2009 and continues to work with the highest profile talent in the digital arena.
In 2015, NEXT partnered with Métier Creative, a digital creative marketing and branding agency co-founded by Stacie Brockman & Erin Kleinberg, formerly of The Coveteur. The partnership unites NEXT’s extensive network of top-tier influencers and their respective brand partners with Métier’s full creative marketing strategy service.
Faith Kates & Joel Wilkenfeld started their agency small and grew aggressively. With a 25-year heritage, NEXT Management continues to grow business through creative energies, ideas and relationships.
8447 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Another agency lacking a descriptive “about” page. Instead they opted for a video that gives a bit more insight into their brand.
You can find it here: http://www.nousmodels.com/about
117 North Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
PH: 310 385 6900
FX: 310 385 6910
Otto Models is an exclusive boutique modeling agency headquartered in Newport Beach, Ca. Representing top male and female models and a international board of models worldwide, with special emphasis in the greater Los Angeles area, including Orange County, San Diego and New York. The agency negotiates contracts for work on print shoots, runway shows, editorial, music videos, major films and commercials. The agency is managed by husband and wife duo Jason and Tereza Otto & Sal Reyes. We are devoted to representing models and respecting them with the intimate individual support they require in this type of business. Licensed and Bonded.
2901 W. Coast Hwy #350 Newport Beach, CA 92663
Photo[Genics Media is the premiere one-stop destination for all fashion and entertainment in Los Angeles. Founded in the spring of 2002, photo[genics is a fresh, highly driven, trend-setting fashion agency that strives to make a lasting mark in the industry. Created and founded by Bordeaux Models owner, Nicole Bordeaux and co-owners Dean and Davis Factor (founders of Smashbox Cosmetics and Smashbox Studios) Photo[Genics makes its home at the Blackwelder Creative Campus in Los Angeles. The owners have combined their decades of experience to operate a three-tiered entertainment and media company, representing top models, talent, and influencers/bloggers, as well as most recent additions Photogenics Mag and PHOTO/GENICS+CO.
3103A South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
T: 310 733 2550
F: 310 287 2001
In January of 1998, Q Management pioneered new ground in the world of fashion when it opened the doors to its New York City office and launched a boutique style modeling agency with global ambitions. In a time that has seen the fall of many talent agencies, Q, led by Jeffrey Kolsrud, has in a very short time, become one of the strongest management agencies in the world. Q is currently known for its talented team of the newest, most progressive agents across the country with offices in both New York and Los Angeles. Its sharp cast of talent, staff, and unique style of branding has created a great deal of respect by clients, photographers, magazines, casting directors and agencies worldwide. Q has collaborated with some of the world's most successful brands. Such as Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Lancombe, Revlon, Pantene, Sephora, Cover Girl, Gucci, Louis Vitton, SI, Uniqlo, Topshop, Apple, Nike and many more... However, the extensive client list of Q on both coasts is not our agencies sole appeal. It is the individual relationships and respect that our honest, loyal and accelerated agents have maintained for over three decades. The agency will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017. We take great care of our models, our clients and our staff. The agency has always prided itself on advancement and forward thinking. We have a deep passion for staying ahead of the trends, while launching the careers of many unique and cutting edge models.
8618 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Tel: 1 (310) 205 2888
Fax: 1 (310) 205 6920
One more agency without a specified “about” section, so I have included a small descriptor of their brand.
Two Management is a premier high-end advertising and catalog agency in Los Angeles. They cater to premier clientele by offering a select catalog of local and international models that are fresh to the Los Angeles market. Two Management is a mother agent to top models like Hailey Clauson, Tomas Skoloudik, Nils Butler.
Los Angeles Office:
8000 Sunset Blvd Suite A201
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: +1 310 276 0020
VISION LOS ANGELES, established in 1999, is a boutique-styled, high fashion and beauty agency dedicated to the discovery and development of fresh, unique talent in the U.S. Representing both women and men, our ultimate goal is to manage each talent on an individual basis, presenting them with all the necessary tools to build a lasting brand within the fashion industry.
We recognize the importance of strong client relations, the increasing popularity of social media, and developing personal relationships with all of the talent we represent. Supported by a dedicated and creative group of experienced agents, Francine Champagne, Owner and President, and Tony Perkins, Director of Scouting, head up this amazing team.
8631 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Since its founding in 1967 by Dutch supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina Models has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management for women, men, full-figured, fitness, and children models, as well as entertainers and musicians.
In addition to agency locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, and licensees throughout the world, Wilhelmina Models maintains relationships with hundreds of local model management firms in order to find and develop the next generation of talent. Model scouting and development initiatives also extend into national model searches produced in concert with strategic media partners utilizing the latest in information and social technologies. A distinctive professionalism and integrity, which imbues all aspects of client relations, moreover has allowed Wilhelmina Models to remain a pioneer in the dynamic and ever-changing fashion and beauty industries for over 40 years.
As an extension of Wilhelmina’s commitment to full-spectrum talent management, Wilhelmina Artist Management, specializing in entertainment and music, for over a decade has developed and maintained the brand identities of artists by securing major fashion campaigns, private brand licensing, endorsements, marketing opportunities, and tour sponsorships. Wilhelmina Artist Management has worked with stars such as Natasha Bedingfield, Estelle, Cyndi Lauper, Rebecca Romijn, amongst others and has landed significant campaigns with Avon, CoverGirl, Donna Karan, MAC, L’Oréal, and more.
9378 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 310, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Women: 1 (310) 601-2530
Men: 1 (310) 601-2531