Many have heard the tale of models and movie stars who were discovered in a local hangout. While this may have happened in the old days, it is less common now. There is no need to impress a potential scout while out on the town. It is best to go to the agency offices where a person's abilities and possibilities are discussed realistically. Modeling agencies in London have recognized the need to find new models on a regular basis. Many of them publish their walk-in hours on their website. If they do not, an aspiring model needs to call and ask for days and times. Going to walk-ins is the best way to find a modeling agency in a large city like London.
Breaking into the world of modeling is difficult. Each agency has its own specific requirements for models. These requirements depend on the type of modeling work they book. Getting a walk-in assessment is the best way to decide whether or not a model will fit with a particular agency. The agency will take the time to explain what modeling work they can book for a particular person or if they will have any work for a model at all. They do this to cut down on wasted time and effort for both the model and the agency.
A walk-in assessment requires very little preparation. An aspiring model needs to wear very little makeup and select clothes that will show off the body without causing a distraction. Modeling agencies will tell a model whether or not they are a good fit for the agency's clients. If the modeling agency does not provide the type of bookings a model is able to do, he or she will know up-front. This avoids a person being signed with an agency that will never provide them work.
Modeling agencies are honest about the time it takes to get work through their services. An aspiring model will not be likely to get immediate bookings, but they will get test shoots. This allows the agency to show potential customers what models they believe will be best for a particular job. It helps the new model avoid the cost of building a portfolio. Saving money is important because it takes up to 6 months before any jobs may be available for a new model.
Being pleasant to work with is one of the most important ways to become a model. Fashion shows and photo shoots last long hours. A person who can work hard, deal with the stress and still be pleasant is an asset during these times. Potential customers, especially in a large city, will tend to choose someone they like to work with even if they are not the most perfect model available.