Saturday, May 30, 2009

Brian Byrnes Is Right On Target!

Who doesn't love shopping at Target and who doesn't enjoy their fun, vivacious, colorful, and energetic commercials!? Target's innovative advertising campaigns aren't the sole thing that keeps us going though, it's the fact that our very own, Brian Byrnes has starred in many of them showing off his dance and acrobatic moves. If you can believe it, to date, Brian has be-bopped away in Target ads FOUR times, which we feel is something to definitely brag about.
Where else can you see Brian these days?! He's also the smile-y promotional face for the newly ressurected "Hollywood Game" promo spots! You can bet Brian's suave on-camera ways will entice everyone to want to tune into the show!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Barbizon Grads in Aflac Ads


Who doesn't know and LOVE the famous Alfac Duck that stars in all the humorous commercials?! This quirky creature is a joy to watch, and we here at Barbizon are ultra-thrilled that our fabulous talent got a chance to work with him on-set. Take a look here at Cholpon, Claude, and Dan as they truly show off their stellar on-camera moves as Cholpon "water skis" with stilettos, as Claude "lift weights", and Dan motors down the highway with a feathery side kick.

We couldn't be more proud of our lovely and talented Barbizon Grads and got such a big kick out of the pictures from the shoot that we just couldn't wait to share them with all of you!

You can bet that this triple threat of talent will never forget this fun and amazing shoot!

Great job to everyone - what a fabulous opportunity!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Andrea Debevc Shines in Sephora Magazine

How cool is this?! Andrea Debevc, from right here in Ohio, and a Barbizon of Akron alum to boot, was featured in the winter Sephora catalogue wearing lots of super star make-up looking absolutely glam and model-icious! Andrea also looks sky-high cool in the Air France ads that she did… For a small sample check her out right here with her bulbous globe necklace striking a pose and looking great! Andrea is actually living back in Ohio right now and working with Pro-Model and Talent/Barbizon locally. Simultaneously, she is also still working in New York and Europe - her Agency’s there direct book her for various gigs that come up! Pretty awesome! We couldn't be more thrilled for this high fashion gal who is stealing much of the spotlight in the various runway and print assigments she has done thus far. Stay tuned for even more exciting news to come - there's no way that this gorgeous gal can be stopped!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Models Participate in Hair Show

It's not everyday that one gets offered a FREE haircut, style, and brand-spankin' new look but that's exactly what our models experienced recently at a fun and fabulous Cleveland Fashion Focus Beauty Hair Show! Our lovely ladies leant their locks to the experts at Joico and Tigi and were not only transformed into super glamazons but also got to strut down the runway to show off the cutting edge styles in trendy threads as well. Take a look at Brenda Puff featured here (Left) striking a pose with her awesome new blonder-than-blonde tresses and asymetrical cut OR admire Nicole Bakers long locks that have been highlighted to perfection (Right)! Our models LOVE hairshows not only because they take home a nice paycheck, but they also leave with big-city style hair 'dos! Who would complain about that?!

Barbizon of Akron Graduate, HALEY BENNETT, Scores Roles In Feature Films

Barbizon of Akron 2001 graduate, Haley Bennett-Keeling, native to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, is pleased to announce that she will be starring in yet another nationally released feature film.

Haley was first bitten by the acting bug in 2001 when she enrolled into Barbizon of Akron’s ( modeling and intensive acting classes. Following her Barbizon experience, Haley attended the prestigious International Model & Talent Association Convention ( with Pro-Model and Talent Management ( IMTA was a tremendous experience for Haley and convinced her that the acting industry was for her! A few years later, Haley decided to make the big move to L.A., where she has ultimately taken Hollywood by storm, and has been lauded by many critics as someone to watch for! Haley’s first feature film, “Music and Lyrics” starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore debuted in 2007. Haley’s fun role as pop idol “Cora Corman” was a terrific way to start her acting career as the prestigious cast provided her a terrific learning experience and taught her to “feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera.” This wonderful break out role was also a stellar opportunity for Haley to showcase her fantastic vocal skills. Haley is featured not only singing in the film, but also on the “Music and Lyrics” soundtrack singing: “Buddha's Delight", "Entering Bootytown", "Slam" and "Way Back Into Love!"; We’re also excited to report that Haley is currently in the studios working on her first album! Make sure to log onto Haley's website: to hear this sweet songstress in action.

As the summer of 2008 began to wind down Haley’s first movie of the year, titled “College” premiered in theaters. This fun flick that was produced by the whacky production crew at MTV stars many famous names like: Drake Bell from Josh and Drake and American Idol contestant Kevin Covais. Haley’s good girl character “Kendall” starkly contrasted all the wild partiers in the movie and made her memorable throughout the teen-targeted flick.

As fall rolled around, Haley’s second movie of 2008 debuted: “The Haunting of Molly Hartley” where Haley gets horrified as the title character Molly. This scary thriller, that co-stars Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford, was quite a change of pace for Haley who typically plays in upbeat flicks, but was a terrific way for her to exercise her vast talent in a different direction. Make sure to check it out!
Haley’s third film of the year hit theaters in December just in time for the holiday season! “Marley and Me,” based upon the novel by John Grogan, stars the super popular and talented actors Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and has Haley playing the loveable character “Lisa.” The heartfelt story line centers around the shenanigans of a cuddly Labrador named “Marley” (who incidentally gets his name from the famed singer Bob Marley) is one that made everyone feel good!
Make sure to keep up with this Pro-Model & Talent alum who is currently in production for a couple of additional movies that are set to launch in 2009. Right now, in fact, this talented lassie is temporarily living and working in Argentina, while on set for a film called “Three Graces”. After her stint in South America, she will then head back up north to Vancouver to begin filming “The Hole”, co-starring Teri Polo, which ultimately premiers in the year 2010! And while the music and movie thing sure gets us going we haven’t even mentioned the numerous magazines that Haley’s been featured in like: Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, Allure, and Ocean Drive, just to name a few! And don’t worry, we’ll continue to update you as Haley’s resume continues to expand with more feature film, pop music credits, and magazine features. In the meantime, you can read more about Haley at,,, and her very own website
Just think of how Barbizon of Akron and Pro-Model and Talent Management can help you to make your dreams come true!