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The Florida Keys Bridal
Team Academy

Our "Roots"

Bo Ho Hair With Extension

            Linda C Schonning is one of the world’s premiere makeup and hair stylists of our times.  No personal appearance artist creates such transformational magic as Miami, Palm Beach, and Florida Keys based artist Linda Schonning.  Linda is internationally known as an expert, one who combines her unique methods of hairstyling, HD makeup artistry, color techniques, and teaching with theatrical flair. This special flair attracts a following of many of the top talents in the world, which includes such stars as Dyan Cannon, Frankie Muniz, Gloria Estefan, Stephanie Powers, Tony Bennett and Ray McKinnon. Ms. Schonning is a graduate of the Westmore Academy in Hollywood, CA, founded by the famous Marvin Westmore, ancestor of the first great makeup artist with Max Factor; the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England; Tony & Guy Hair Academy in London, England;  and the Perma Hair Coloring School in South Miami, Florida.  Her schooling, along with her thirty years of experience in the hairstyling and makeup industry, has resulted in many prestigious assignments, awards, and credits. She has received many national, state, and international awards and credits including national road shows for L’Oréal, where she shared her specialties of “easy makeup and hairstyling techniques” to large groups of fellow hairstylists and makeup artists.

Owner Florida Keys Wedding Hair & Makeup Academy Linda Schonning

            Her credits include hair and makeup artistry for movies, videos, and many top commercial clients such as Lancôme, Toyota, McDonalds, Blockbuster and Office Depot.  For twelve years, with a great team of hair and makeup artists from Miami, Linda has created commercials, brochures and billboards for all of the Sandals Resorts in the 90’s.  Linda’s hair and makeup team were able to create “THE PEFECT LOOK” for film, television commercials, print, music videos, resort lifestyle magazine covers, weddings, corporate photos, head shots, and catalogs. In 2014, Linda redirected her business from TV and Film to a successful Wedding Hair & Makeup clientele. Florida Keys Bridal Team (in the beautiful destination wedding market of the Florida Keys) has created over 125 weddings a year using the latest styles and techniques in hair and makeup - always keeping things current by taking online courses and practicing on her mannequins weekly.  By doing this, Linda has updated her styling to keep competitive with the newest trends in the wedding market for hair and makeup (i.e. Instagram inspired styles, Russian 3D hair, clip in extension utilization, braids, and updos for more formal styles).

Linda will be teaching Bridal Makeup September 11-16, 2023, at the Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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