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6 Top Modeling Agencies in Johannesburg

Resources: The more connections they have and the higher their success rates, the more likely you’ll land a great career in modeling. We also like those that name their clients, and those with in-house photographers, stylists, and spaces for photoshoots.
 
Training and workshops: The best modeling agencies in Johannesburg shouldn’t just sign you up for gigs as they should also help you improve your qualities, thus giving you more opportunities.
 
Inclusivity: Modeling can be for any age and any body type, which is why we added extra points for those that help any kind of aspiring model.
 
Availability: Those with long operating hours are more likely to be open when you want to inquire or attend their activities, so they also receive high points. We also like those with faster turnaround times and are easy to contact and communicate with.

1. GAPA Model Agency

GAPA Model Agency

Website: http://www.gapa.co.za/

Address: Design District Building cnr Keyes/Tyrwhitt Avenues, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 886 0181 /  [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Total reviews168
Score consistency4.8/5
Resources4.5/5
Connections5/5
In-house experts and resources4/5
Training and workshops 4/5
Inclusivity 4/5
Availability 4/5
Schedule4/5
Communications 4/5

Pros

  • Accepts child and adult models alike
  • Convenient online application forms
  • Available on all weekdays
  • Large well-known client network

Cons

  • Requires close proximity to the city
  • No updates unless accepted

GAPA Model Agency is one of the most inclusive modeling agencies in Johannesburg. We say this because it takes in child and adult models alike.

And with big-name clients from various industries like Nestle, Clere, KFC, Huawei, Mini, and even Emirates, GAPA Model Agency can certainly provide its talents with the opportunities they need.

To further help its clients, GAPA Model Agency does online workshops. These classes include how to improve confidence, how to nail auditions for recorded media, how to become an actor, and how to deliver a monologue.

We also like that GAPA has a considerable turnover period for applications—one week at most. However, we don’t particularly find it helpful that GAPA may sometimes not reply at all as a sign of not accepting your application.

To apply, you need only to upload a few clear photos of yourself, without sunglasses or hats and without anyone else in the frame, as is the standard. And the good news is that these photos can be taken from your phone, as long as they’re clear and high-quality.

Thanks to its online forms, you can even complete your application online. It’s also open on all weekdays to accommodate questions or bookings from potential talents.

But before applying, you should also know that GAPA only accepts locals within at most 45 minutes of the city.

2. SYNC Model Management

SYNC Model Management

Website: https://www.syncmodels.com/

Address: 15 Norman Cres, Northcliff, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 10 900 1254

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.6/5
Facebook reviews score2.6/5
Total reviews102
Score consistency4.3/5
Resources4.5/5
Connections5/5
In-house experts and resources4/5
Training and workshops 3/5
Inclusivity 4/5
Availability 4/5
Schedule4/5
Communications 4/5

Pros

  • International and national modeling placements
  • Convenient online application forms
  • Detailed online portfolio of models
  • Accepts child and adult models

Cons

  • Some applications may not be updated
  • Previous (but resolved) controversy leading to poor reviews

SYNC Models is a modeling agency in Johannesburg and Cape Town for men, women, and children alike. 

And the best thing is that this modeling agency brings its clients to local, national, and even international modeling placements. These placements include those in runway, editorials, commercials, films, events, and campaigns.

This agency even has a dedicated page for influencers, thus catering to various types of personalities.

This online portfolio of its talents also has information on age, height, body measurements and features. We like that this can easily serve as a reference for various people scouting models online.

It’s also inclusive in a way because for commercial modeling, SYNC Models accepts any gender, height, and age of models. But for fashion models, SYNC Models still follows specifications strictly. 

Now if you want to apply for SYNC Models, you need only answer its online forms, upload headshots, portraits, and photos, and wait. Unfortunately, like other modeling agencies, SYNC Model Management doesn’t give any updates on unsuccessful applicants after 7 days.

Some of its reviews suffer, however, due to a controversy from years before. Luckily, the agency resolved the issue swiftly, with the management cutting ties with the model in question.

With SYNC’s big influence, some have even tried posing as this company, asking for details and pictures. So, we also particularly like that SYNC has warnings and tips posted on its application page to help you avoid scammers.

3. Louis B Model Management

Louis B Model Management

Website: https://www.louisbmodels.co.za/

Address:  Cube Workspace Corner of Dock & Portswood Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001

Contact Details: +27 72 590 5962 / [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.4/5
Facebook reviews score4.4/5
Total reviews66
Score consistency4.4/5
Resources4.5/5
Connections5/5
In-house experts and resources4/5
Training and workshops 2/5
Inclusivity 5/5
Availability 4.5/5
Schedule5/5
Communications 4/5

Pros

  • Various national and international connections
  • In-house director and experts
  • Online model accounts for portfolio updates
  • Inclusive with children, adults, and seniors

Cons

  • Requires close proximity to the city
  • Long turnover period for applications
  • Lacks training opportunities

If you’re looking for the best modeling agencies in Johannesburg for teens, adults, and seniors then Louis B Model Management should be among your top choices. Ever since 2009, this company has helped local models land national and even international projects.

These placements include those for fashion and lifestyle fineprint and editorials, as well as for recorded media like TV commercials and international films. 

Its clients include Alan Gray, Netflix, Jaguar, Samsung, Nintendo, Reebok, Cornetto, and many more. Such wide reach and range of clientele is why we gave such high ratings for Louis B Model Management’s connections.

To complete its competency, Louis B Model Management also has in-house directors, not just model managers, to truly help unleash the potential of their clients. 

Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer training courses to improve your skills. To add to that, Louis B Model Management also has high standards as it looks for skills and not just model measurements and pictures.

Additionally, this modeling agency only accepts those within at most 1-hour driving distance from the city.

Still, if you highly value inclusivity and connections, the Louis B Model Management is a good choice. To apply, you need only fill out its online forms and upload your pictures.

The catch is that due to the high volume of applications it receives, Louis B Model Management may only update you 10 days after you apply. Once you get accepted, you can then login into its online model page where you can freely update details, photos, and physical details.

4. Figures Model Finesse International Glenvista

Figures Model Finesse International Glenvista

Website: http://www.figuresmodelssa.com/

Address: 77 Vorster Ave, Glenanda, Johannesburg South, 2190, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 82 377 9044

Operating Hours:

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Google reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score4.6/5
Total reviews39
Score consistency4.8/5
Resources4.5/5
Connections4/5
In-house experts and resources5/5
Training and workshops 5/5
Inclusivity 4/5
Availability 3/5
Schedule2/5
Communications 4/5

Pros

  • Various training courses 
  • International company with international awardees
  • Various locations in and surrounding Johannesburg
  • Online application forms

Cons

  • Limited operating hours
  • No photo submission boxes

Figures Models Finesse is an international modeling agency with branches in Namibia, Australia, and South Africa. In the Gauteng region alone, Figures Models Finesse already has numerous locations within and surrounding Johannesburg. 

We appreciate this because modeling agencies tend to restrict their talents to those within close proximity to a certain location. The more locations they have, then the more talents they can include in their promotions.

Even more exciting, Figures Models Finesse has great success stories with some IMTA International Model of the World awardees. Sadly, its website is not as updated as most of its success stories are from 2015.

But what really caught our attention is Figures models Finesse’s numerous talent training courses for aspiring models and beauty queens alike. 

Classes include image building, training for commercials and editorials, improving on-stage or on-camera presence, and many more. Overall, it offers nine levels of training classes, with most level 1 classes reserved for child models.

However, we’re not really fans of Figures Models Finesse’s limited operating hours. That’s because this modeling agency is only available for a few hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Nonetheless, if you prioritize connections and training education when choosing among the top modeling agencies in Johannesburg, then applying for Figures Models Finesse may be a good next step.

This modeling agency has an online form where you need only supply a few details about yourself, including your preferred performing arts, preferred location, and basic measurements. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have submission boxes for photos.

5. Boss Models Johannesburg

Boss Models Johannesburg

Website: https://www.bossmodels.co.za/joburg

Address: 26B Parkhurst Rd, Parkhurst, Randburg, 2193, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 86 164 6747

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews285
Score consistency4.6/5
Resources4/5
Connections4/5
In-house experts and resources4/5
Training and workshops 4/5
Inclusivity 3/5
Availability 4/5
Schedule4/5
Communications 4/5

Pros

  • Online model details and success stories
  • Online application form
  • Large and diverse team for talent support and training
  • Local and international connections

Cons

  • Located outside the city
  • Limited to adult models

Now, if you highly trust years of experience in a modeling agency, then Boss Model should be your top pick. This modeling agency has been around in South Africa since 1995 and we believe that such longevity shows high quality of service and good trust from clients.

Boss Models’ talents are also known internationally because its managers travel to Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, the Middle East, and the US. This agency also has local agents to find local yet worthwhile gigs for talents.

And speaking of its team, Boss Models also has photographers and trainers in its team for talent improvement.

What we like the most about Boss Models is that it has its models’ success stories—or photos rather—posted on its website as proof and inspiration. Boss Models also has its models’ photos and physical descriptions posted in a big portfolio to make scouting of talents easier.

Aside from its expertise, we also like Boss Models’ availability. But the downside is that Boss Models is located just outside of the city, but still close enough.

You can shoot your shot with this agency by simply supplying your basic details, sharing your physical descriptions, and uploading your pictures in its online application form. Just beware of other scammers pretending to be scouts and managers for Boss Models.

6. African Beauty Projects Agency

Website: https://abpa.co.za/

Address: Tshimangadzo Care Centre 107 Derby Road Betrams 2094

Contact Details:

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews scoreN/A
Total reviewsN/A
Score consistencyN/A
Resources4/5
Connections4/5
In-house experts and resources4/5
Training and workshops 4/5
Inclusivity 4/5
Availability 4/5
Schedule4/5
Communications 4/5

Pros

  • Diverse Range of Services
  • Youth-Led and Empowerment Focus
  • Representation Across Media and Entertainment

Cons

  • Limited reviews online

African Beauty Projects Agency stands out for its diverse range of services, covering various aspects of the creative industry, including modeling, branding, dance, photography, videography, and more.

We find that this comprehensive offering allows clients to access multiple services under one roof.

We like how the agency’s youth-led nature reflects a commitment to empowering the younger generation.

The focus on rising visions and creating a sustainable future for those involved aligns with social responsibility and community development.

African Beauty Projects Agency positions itself as a representative for various media and entertainment projects, offering talent and development for directors, production companies, advertising agencies, and event companies.

This broad representation increases opportunities for models and creatives.

We think that the agency emphasizes collaboration with upcoming models in different provinces, providing opportunities for talent development and exposure.

This collaborative approach can lead to a broader network and increased visibility for aspiring models.

We highly recommend!

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