Tonia Bell

Harvest Festival


Pearl Street Plaza was crammed over the weekend with hundreds of beauty school members, students, neighborhood residents and city council members to celebrate Total Beauty Institute’s inaugural Happy Harvest day event. The parking lot was turned into a vendor fair and a fashion show runway. Neighborhood children enjoyed bounce houses, train rides and face painting, as parents perused the vendors and eagerly awaited the raffle giveaway of a boutique designer purse. Patrons enjoyed free food and a tour of the TBI hair showroom, classrooms and “Hollywood Hallway” that showcases photos of entertainment stars that have had their hair styled by owner Tonia [...]

Harvest Festival2018-10-01T20:18:58-04:00

Celebrity Stylists Spread Expertise with Local Beauty School Graduates


The Total Beauty Institute, Jacksonville’s newest full scale beauty school, recently graduated two students as licensed stylists. For the past year Shannon Payton and Emily Brownell have gained hundreds of hours to secure their entrepreneurial title. The event was held at its facility located in the Pearl Street Plaza owned by celebrity stylist Tonia Bell whose roster includes notable names such as Megan Good, Lauryn Hill and Wendy Raquel Robinson. Shown with their graduation smiles are graduates Shannon Payton and Emily Brownell with master stylist Tonia Bell in the center. Credit: [...]

Celebrity Stylists Spread Expertise with Local Beauty School Graduates2018-10-01T20:19:50-04:00
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