IPAC IPAS IPAA THEY USE MANY NAMES Complaint - SCAMMERS
SEATTLE/LA, WASHINGTON -- Barbizon and then IPAC
This is how it went!
Approached in a mall and given an invitation card. Went to the place and had to watch a boring vidoe and it kept talking about investment! My child had to go do a practice runway and then stood in a long long for an inteview. I was told to be quiet and my child was not even 10!
So, we waited for a call back to see if my child was accepted for Barbizon. The calls were not supposed to be any later than 7. We waited and no call. So, we went on doing our own thing and I checked my messages and they called. So we called back but said sorry since you didn't answer we went to the next perosn! WTF??? So, I argued about how that is not fair! So, they let my child in and we were NOT given the option for a payment plan! So, we paid the $2,000 right then and there. Barbizon is just a school and had a blast! Except they got NO experience for fashion shows or anything! They did NOT even give the make up kits like promised in the contract! Also we found out that you can't go to any Barbizon if you move! We had such a hard time for them to let us go to redo (make up classes for the ones missed).
Garduation day came and that day the make up artist never showed! They hired so lady to do the hair and the photographer was very late! So, everything had to be done backwards and it was a HOT MESS!
The photogragper was not dressed very decent either (holey shirt and etc.) They each only had 2 minutes of picture time. Then, they had the graduation (your own clothing) and following was the interview my some talent agent. The interview was the slate, runway, and commercial.
After that you were handed a lot of papers and had to scedule a one on one interview with the agent. (every one got that)
Well, we went and my time was taken up by the person before me. My time was cut short to only 15 mins, and it was supposed to be an hr! Also that 15 minutes was interrupted by calls she said she had to take because it was another parent! She gave the computer to me to scroll through the pictures on my own!
Was picked for high fashion.
So then the process began and it went to crap very fast!
The instrutors try to force acting on you, they are rude, they yell at the children, get in their faces, and etc.
You are told about things at the very last minute. We had to find outfits that fit their list to the exact in 1 week! Plus the potos were $550 if you bought that day and $900 if you wanted a payment plan.
They they complained if the attire was not what they wanted but yet they only gave you actually less than a week. (6 days) SO, they had to deal with the best I could get!
You are not allowed to watch not even 5 minutes like you were told you could as a parent!
Oh and there is more! We were told we could not talk or ask the instrutors questions and if you did you were a stage parent!
We were not all owed to talk and emails were being deleted with out being read! I have proof of everything!
We were told we had to pay the full amount of $10,000 by that next Friday (for June 2011 IPAS) Yet the contract had another date on it! We were also not told it had to be paid in full before attending. They violated contracts!
They told ones they could no longer go to classes like they said we could. Their excuss for us is that we were not paying payments but WE WERE the entire time! I also have proof of this!
DO NOT DO IT RUN AWAY