What types of model agencies are there?
There are as many different types of modeling agencies as there are models. We have an extensive article about types of models in the Blog, please read The genres of modeling. This is an important article of things you need to understand before you embark on a career.
To break it down into a quick outline, there are:
- Fashion models: This is the type of modeling most younger girls dream about, but few become. Fashion has many categories of clients including but not limited to: Fashion designers, cosmetic companies, jewelry, and fragrances. Runway work also gores to fashion models.
- Commercial models: This includes almost all advertising that doesn’t go to fashion models. Commercial models are of all ages, sexes and demographics. The agencies can be fashion agencies that also have commercial boards, pure commercial agencies, and talent agencies.
- Promotional (or amateur) models: This category encompasses most trade show work, promotional gigs and enthusiast magazines. And...
- Adult models.
- Parts models.
- Fitness models.
- And other specialties.
For most genres of modeling, read about getting your own modeling portfolio.