Los Angeles Modeling Agencies (Female)
Top LA Model Agencies & How To Get Signed to One
When searching for a female modeling agency in Los Angeles there are numerous factors to consider. Most often new models think that the bigger the modeling agency is the better it is, which is not often true. Even though an agency may be the biggest and most popular, it doesn’t necessarily make it the best agency for you.
Smaller, boutique agencies can be a great place for new models to get the focused attention they need in order to develop their careers. On the other hand, a big well-known agency may be more appropriate depending on your experience and particular needs.
Our list of top modeling agencies in LA covers the range from small boutique agencies to large global super agencies, and all of them deserve to be on any top 10 list. What’s even better – we’ve given you 28!
Listed in Alphabetical Order:
Founded by two Swedish brothers, located in Beverly Hills, Bounty Models has strong connections internationally and works mainly with international fashion models. The models they fly in have worked successfully in markets such as Paris, Milan, London or New York. Bounty Models also scouts local new faces to work in other markets.
Top female models represented by Bounty Models include: Peyton Knight, Julia K., Marta L., and Lera G.
The Dragonfly Agency is a model and talent management company with an innovative and proactive approach to career management of its talent. Boutique in size, its very experienced team focuses on a select number of models and talent and their individual career path.
Top female models represented by Dragonfly Agency include: Amber Abara, Mariska Amougou, Sarah Stafford, and Lydia Hunt.
DT MODEL MANAGEMENT
Founded in 2012 by David Todd, DTMM has secured some of the biggest worldwide campaigns for clients such as Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabanna, Philipp Plein, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, DSQUARED2, Diesel and Stuart Weitzman. The agency has booked high-fashion editorials and covers for 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.
Top models and celebrities represented by DT Management include: Paris Hilton, Lydia Hearst, Ann-Sophie Thieme, and Destry Allyn Spielberg.
ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT
After 30 years Elite Models is still going strong and continues to produce the industry’s most beautiful supermodels.
Ford Models has been one of the most recognized and respected modeling agencies for over 50 years. Representing supermodels Veronica Webb, Rachel Hunter, Hilary Rhoda, Cheryl Tiegs, Jerry Hall and Christie Brinkley, Ford Models continues to be an industry powerhouse.
Check out our Success Stories to see Michelle G. and mature model Valerie R. who we signed to Ford Models.
Freedom Models is a Los Angeles based agency representing female models.
Freedom Models has a curator’s eye for art and an artist’s appreciation for beauty and originality, and is committed to a higher standard of service to global and local markets alike.
Top models represented by Freedom Models LA include: Ysaunny D., Andrea C., Ashanti H., and Cassie W.
ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION
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With offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan and Sydney, IMG Models is considered one the most powerful and largest women’s agencies in the world.
IMG represents the industry’s most famous supermodels including Gisele, Heidi Klum and Kate Moss.
INDUSTRY MODEL MANAGEMENT
The Industry Model Management is a high-end women’s boutique model agency, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The agency aims to discover new talent and cultivate a successful and long-term career for their models.
In Los Angeles, their offices are situated in luxurious Beverly Hills, home to the famous Rodeo Drive with its luxury designer labels and haute couture fashion.
Top female models represented by The Industry include: Ajok Madel, Mahany Pery, J. Moon Lee, and Qin Lei.
WHAT TYPES OF PHOTOS DO LA MODEL AGENCIES WANT?
Before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on professional photos, it’s important to know that top Los Angeles model agencies and other top international modeling agencies around the world never require professional photos to evaluate your potential as a model.
In fact, professional photos can do more harm than good to your image if you don’t get them right, and new models rarely get professional photos right. Basic snapshots taken with your phone are just fine as long as you follow some basic tips:
- Photos should be clear and in focus
- Include at least one headshot and a full length shot
- Keep makeup to a minimum
- Keep hairstyles simple and well groomed
- Keep clothing simple and in good taste
- Include a swimsuit photo if you are comfortable wearing a swimsuit
- Do not submit nude photos
- Do not wear fur in your photos. It is offensive to some agents, and it’s just wrong.
- You should be the only one in the photo
- Remember that first impressions are important
Established in the early ’80’s, LA Models is one of the most powerful and successful agencies in the industry, and one of the most respected in the world. LA Models is also the sister agency to New York Model Management in Manhattan.
Check out our Success Stories to see Laura L., Celine C., and Clay W., who we signed to LA Models.
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MARGAUX THE AGENCY
Margaux is recognized as a “modern agency” with an inclusive board celebrating all people, genders, and sizes. While encouraging confidence and self-expression within our agency, Margaux has chosen to not keep measurements and sizing up for public display.
Established in 2001, ModelScouts.com is the most respected model scouting company in the industry. ModelScouts scouts models for agencies in Los Angeles and surrounding areas and can put you in front of agents and scouts representing over 250 modeling agencies worldwide.
Awarded the Better Business Bureau’s prestigious Torch Award for Ethical Business Practices, ModelScouts.com scouts models of all ages, sizes, and heights. Famous names: “America’s Next Top Model” winner Nicole Linkletter, “ANTM” finalist Jade Cole, “Project Runway” model Celine Chau, NBC’s “This is Us” child star Niles Fitch, “Days of Our Lives” star Ari Zucker.
NATURAL MODEL MANAGEMENT
Bradford Willcox and Katie H. Willcox founded Natural Model Management in 2011. Katie has been a top plus model for over a decade, giving her tremendous insight into the elusive industry.
Katie and Bradford were inspired to open Natural Model Management after seeing a shift in the public’s preference for models that represent health and an attainable reality for the average woman. Natural’s mission is to let models be healthy and happy, while providing them with an opportunity to work as a model at their natural body shape and size.
Top models represented by Natural Model Management includes: Brianna Marquez, Logan Alcosiba, Alexus Gregg, and Cassandra Pressley.
NO TIES MANAGEMENT
No Ties Management is a high-end modeling agency. Based in San Diego, No Ties Management represents models and top influencers from Southern California and around the world.
Founded in 2005 by Monica Boselli, the agency works within the most prestigious fashion markets. Thanks to Boselli’s Italian roots and years of experience as an international agent, No Ties boasts an elevated aesthetic and standard in the modeling industry.
Top models represented by No Ties Management include: Anna Tunhav, Amal Dalmar, Cat August, and Rowena Karmy.
Since 2001, Nomad Management has been recognized as one of the most respected personal management companies in the fashion industry. In 2016, supermodel Coco Rocha joined Nomad as an owner and model, bringing with her a team of managers to make Nomad a full-fledged global booking agency for many of their select models and talent.
Top models represented by Nomad Management New York and Los Angeles are: Coco Rocha, Robin Lawley, Tasha Tilberg, and Moon.
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NOUS MODEL MANAGEMENT
Kenya Knight, the owner of Nous Model Management is a highly respected and gifted manager who matches an impeccable eye for talent with a laser focused business sense.
NEXT MODEL MANAGEMENT
Next Model Management is a global fashion power house with offices in NYC, London, Paris, Milan, LA and Miami. Next represents leading fashion icons including Malgosia, Anja Rubik, Abbey Lee, Catherine McNeil, Abby Champion and recently crowned Vogue queen, Karlie Kloss. With its enviable new faces divisions, Next has the power to propel new models into stardom with its combination of scouting, development, and business genius.
ONE MODEL MANAGEMENT
Founded in New York in 2001, and now with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Spain, One Management’s focus is to link fashion with the creative elements of music, film and celebrity.
One Management represents a roster of extremely successful, well-known models including Karolina Kurkova, Helena Christensen, Devon Aoki, Iman and Luisa Winkler. One’s celebrity division continues to successfully bridge the gap between fashion, music and film representing ground breaking and hugely successful international artists such as A$AP Rocky, Banks, Courtney Love, Gucci Mane, Steve Aoki and Norman Reedus.
Founded in 2002, Photo/Genics Media is the premiere one-stop destination for all fashion and entertainment in Los Angeles.
Created and founded by Nicole Bordeaux and co-owners Dean and Davis Factor (founders of Smashbox Cosmetics and Smashbox Studios), Photo/Genics owners have combined their decades of experience to operate a three-tiered fashion, entertainment and media company, representing top models, talent, and creators.
Pretty Management aims to provide a safe haven for their talent and supplies them with the support to be their true selves – bold & brave.
Q MODEL MANAGEMENT
Models represented by Q Model Management have appeared in the world’s leading fashion magazines and have captured an impressive amount of advertising campaigns; Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, CK1, Banana Republic, A&F, Revlon and L’oreal.
Check out our Success Stories to see Angelina G., Toni P. and Kenyiro who we signed to Q Models.
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SCOUT MODEL AGENCY
Scout Agency represents female models in its editorial, commercial, curve and gender fluid divisions.
Celebrating over 36 years of business, Stars Management is a full service talent agency located in San Francisco. With satellite offices in Los Angeles and New York, Stars Management is one of the most successful and respected model and talent agencies providing a comprehensive list of services, representing men, women and children. The agency also has a Sports Management division representing athletes for endorsement, film, television, theatrical and commercial opportunities.
Founded in 2015, State Model Management offers a progressive approach to scouting, a holistic approach to development, and a personalized approach to management. State Management guides the successful careers of established models and proudly launches new faces.
State Management maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Storm Model Management represents male and female models with offices in London and Los Angeles.
Founded in 2013, Two Management quickly became Los Angeles’ go-to agency for high-end advertising, catalogue and e-commerce by introducing an impressive roster of international models previously unavailable to the LA market.
Opening offices in Barcelona, Berlin and Copenhagen, Two Management has elevated itself to an international agency with global reach while still maintaining a hands-on boutique management style for top talent.
Established in 1999, Vision Models is a boutique-styled, high fashion and beauty agency dedicated to the discovery and development of fresh, unique talent.
Vision Models recognizes the importance of strong client relations, the increasing popularity of social media, and developing personal relationships with all of the talent it represents. Supported by a dedicated and creative group of experienced agents.
Over the past two decades Women Management has launched the careers of supermodels Carmen Kass, Isabeli Fontana, Julia Stegner, Iselin Steiro, Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Kasia Struss, Fei Fei Sun, Daphne Groeneveld, Anna Ewers and Natasha Poly.
In addition to its New York office, Women Management maintains offices in Los Angeles, Milan and Paris.
This list of top modeling agencies in Los Angeles is a great start for any new or experienced model seeking representation. If you are thinking of submitting your photos to these or any other modeling agencies don’t do it alone.
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