Orlando Makeup Artists for HDTV, Film, Print, Weddings
About Face Design Team is home to Orlando makeup artists Kari Larsen and Gina Schmidt. Not only are Kari and Gina two of the best in the industry, they are committed to training many Orlando makeup artists the latest techniques and trends along with set etiquette for production, print, film/HDTV.
Kari Larsen, Co-Owner
As the founder of Orlando makeup artists AFDT, Kari’s creative designs in hair styling and her detailed flawless touch with makeup has helped wedding and portrait photographers win awards at the national level. Some of Kari’s tv and print clients include Comcast, NBC Universal, Mercury Radio Arts, FOX, Yahoo, PGA of America, LPGA, Golf Fix, Golf Channel’s The Big Break, WKMG Orlando, WFTV Orlando, Golf Digest Magazine, Orlando Leisure Magazine, Orange Magazine, as well as most covers for Central Fl Celebrations and Events. Her expertise has been featured in published industry articles and she has spoken for professional photographers nationally.
Gina Schmidt, Co-Owner
Gina is a master of her craft and is in high demand for television productions, corporate events, print work, and high-profile and celebrity weddings. She has been entrusted with some of the world’s most recognized faces both here and around the globe. A small sample of those who have sat in this Orlando makeup artists chair include: Arnold Palmer, Debra Norville, John Cougar Mellencamp, Sean Hannity, Luke Bryan, Kelly Pickler, David Feherty, Kelsey Grammer, John Stamos, Tiger Woods, Mario Lopez and Nashville’s Annie Moses Band. Gina continues to make the world a more BEAUTIFUL place, each and every day!
Kalie Drake, Lead Stylist
Kalie loves working with brides. She says, “No matter how many weddings I do, I get even more excited every time!” She loves to study a client’s face and quickly find the best, most flattering look for their unique personality and style. Kalie is passionate about creating fantastic, glamorous lace wigs style and can replicate just about any “red carpet” look. She has worked with world-renowned Martin Parsons assisting at major workshops, and is constantly updating her skills and mastering current styles through continuing education workshops. As you will read in innumerable Wedding Wire reviews, Kalie’s has an undisputed reputation for excellence A valuable member of About Face Design Team, Kalie is always striving to learning new techniques that she can pass along in her intensive Orlando makeup artists training workshops.
Connie Edge, COO/CMO
With a history as an Account Executive for Chanel USA, Connie is no stranger to the inner workings of the beauty industry. An entrepreneurial business owner herself, Connie also has first-hand knowledge of the challenges that a rapidly-growing, successful small business faces. Whether spearheading marketing efforts, coordinating important clients and jobs, crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on human resource affairs, or harnessing the creative power of the stylists within AFDT, Connie thrives on perfecting a successful business.
Nina Adams, Scheduling Coordinator
Working on her Bachelor’s degree in Communications at University of Central Florida allows Nina to effectively provide the best customer service in the industry! Passionate and dedicated to each and every bride she works with, Nina can be trusted to respond quickly and handle myriad complicated details. Who would guess that Nina spends her weekends racing around on a motorcycle ~ with plenty of lip gloss on.