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Beauty Makeovers

22 Jan
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Be sweet to yourself: now is a great time for a health and beauty makeover.

Ladies, wanna look and feel LOVELY this season? Check out these tips to up your romantic appeal:

1. Get a great haircut. Having a new ‘do’ makes a huge difference in your appearance. Ask your hairdresser for something that flatters your face. For inspiration, look for pictures of haircuts on people that look like you.

2. Get a makeup lesson. Most makeup artists offer private or group classes and can teach you how to make simple adjustments to your makeup routine, giving you fresh and glamorous looks for day and night.

3. Get a mani/pedi. There’s nothing like having manicured fingers and toes-it’s so pretty and clean and sure to make you feel more beautiful.

4. Get some excercise. Great skin tone and energy are attractive traits and make you feel confident. That’ll put a smile on your face and will help draw in the people around you.

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Go get ’em!

5. Drink lots of water to hydrate your skin and to help you keep a fresh mind. This is epic for your well-being.

6. Eat healthy foods. Subscribe to a healthy food blog and practice great nutrition. You will feel better and you will have a more positive outlook which is definately attractive.

7. Better your conversation skills. Make a list of 20 fun questions you could ask someone while getting to know them such as, “What’s the funnest thing you did this year?” and “What do you like most about such and such and why?” etc. These types of questions bring out the best in others and generate friendship and appreciation. Plus, you might learn something interesting.

8. Single? Get out and meet people! Go to mixers, events, meetings, parties, and anything else you can think of. Have fun.

9. Finally, Sweet One, pick out some new outfits, dress saucy and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!

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Photography by Ben Sumlin, Reno. Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri schembrisima@gmail.com

Rebecca from Reno

Tips for A Great Photo Session

8 Jan
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Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Reno

Need help getting amazing pics out of your photo session? Take some tips from a professional!

First, get a great haircut that favors your face. Any experienced hairdresser can give you a new look. If you color, have your hair touched up a week in advance.

Since photography lighting will wash out your skin tone, be sure to up the vibrancy of your makeup by 25%. If you never wear makeup (men included), add some pigment to your cheecks and lips going one shade brighter than your natural coloring. A non-shimmery, colored lip balm will work for this.

Practice your model face. Take a few minutes to learn how to pose and how to do appealing facial gestures. It’ll make all the difference!

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Makeup for Men by Rebecca Schembri. Photo Mark DeFabry, Reno.

And finally, get plenty of rest the night before and be sure to plan your meals and snacks so that you don’t get hungry while getting your pictures taken.

As long as you are relaxed and prepared for your photo shoot, you should get the results you want. Remember to thank your photographer!

Rebecca from Reno

Wedding Makeup

2 Jan
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#selfie! Wedding Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241

How do you choose the best makeup look for your big day? Here are some pointers…

If you want a pure and fresh look, ask your makeup artist for ‘night time natural’. This will give you a soft look that isn’t washed out in pictures. Your audience will love it.

If you want something more dramatic, ask for ‘ballroom’ makeup. This includes a sexy, smokey eye, lots of blush and contouring and a nude or natural lip. This is a great look for evening weddings and if you are comfortable wearing makeup.

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Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri schembrisima@gmail.com

If you are a fashionista type, meaning you love inventing your look and keeping up with the latest trends, let your makeup artist explore some artistic looks with you. This is commonly seen at Red Carpet events and is fun and unique.

Whatever your style, remember to trust your makeup artist! As long as he or she comes well-recommended, has a great portfolio and understands your needs, you will be in excellent hands. Your pictures will turn out amazing, too.

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Wedding Hair

31 Dec
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Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

How to choose the right wedding hair for your big day? Read on..

Bridal hair mostly depends on the type of dress the bride will wear.  If the dress is low cut or strapless, hair can be swept up to reveal the neckline or left down to showcase the hair.

A dress that is high on the neck or shoulders takes up more visual space and may look better with an updo. Backless dresses look beautiful with the hair completely pinned or off to one side, giving the wedding audience a chance to admire the bride’s beautiful skin from behind.

The idea is to keep proportion between the hair and the dress so that they compliment each other.

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Bridal Makeup by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241

For bridesmaids, hair is similar to the bride’s and should never upstage the bridal look since the bride has center stage on this day.

Many hairstylists offer a free wedding consultation and have recommendations for other wedding needs such as makeup and photography, helping make this a day to remember.

Rebecca from Reno

Please call (775) 338-9241 or email schembrisima@gmail.com to request your free wedding consultation.

Day-Old Braids

25 Nov
Deconstructed braids show up on the runway

Day-old braids can look slept on.

A deconstructed braid is popular this year with runway collections showing us the how-to.

Mara Hoffman’s southwestern appeal for Spring 2015 showcases a thick, wispy, I-did-my-hair-two-days-ago braid and has her audience quickly following the trend.

To do a day-old braid, dry hair without a brush using only fingers for combing. Spray in dry shampoo for matte texture and hold.

Create a braid using traditional three, four or five strand techniques and mix the braids along the way so they give a more unique and carefree mirage.

Gently deconstruct the braid with fingers by prying open and pulling at areas along the braid shaft. Finish by loosening strands around the face for framing.

A messy braid that is clean and fresh?! High five to TIGI designer Nick Irwin for this look. Now we can do our braids and sleep on them too.

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Mara Hoffman’s runway campaign for Spring 2015 includes a deconstructed ‘vacation’ braid

How to Use Dry Shampoo

10 Sep
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Dry shampoos ‘create massive lift at the roots, helping hair look and feel fuller and giving it more texture making it easier to style and secure up-dos.’- TIGI

If you have an oily scalp, a dry shampoo is a great option for you.  This fresh-smelling powder actually suspends oil from the hair into airy fluff.  It comes in mini sizes for your purse or overnight bag and also large sizes for your bathroom supply.

To apply dry shampoo, take thin sections on dry, day old hair and spray along the root line.  Continue to do this section by section.  Scrub your scalp with the pads of your fingers and brush through, if desired.  Super easy and smells good!

Dry shampoo is also great for refreshing and creating big hairstyles.  It is a stylist’s secret on the runway and in photo shoots.  Lift hair from the ends and lightly spray dry shampoo throughout hairstyle.  Tousle, as desired, or shape into an updo.

This product is so easy to use and delivers great results. Enjoy!

Your Personal Stylist

Natural Hairstyling

20 May
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Cut and Highlights by Rebecca Schembri on the beautiful Heather H., Reno. 775.338.9241

It’s summertime and it is time to rest that hair.  Do you know how to wear your tresses on the natural and how to style without a mirror?  I can help!

Let’s recap our beauty rules for warm weather:

~ Learn how to braid.  From long French braids to little front side braids, braiding makes you look pretty without the fuss, especially if you are playing outside.

~ Carry a leave-in conditioner in your beach bag. From Argon or Moroccan oil to sea sprays and curl creams, these revive and refresh your hair before and after warm weather fun.

~Use your fingers.  Natural styles emphasize definition. Form and tousle your hair throughout the day, leaving that round winter brush where it belongs…in the bathroom.

~Get accessories.  Pins, flowers, headbands and hats are a little party for your head and you can keep them in your bag for last minute beauty smarts.

Remember, natural styling is good for your hair. Be sure to give it the summer retreat it deserves and let it be healthy.  Enjoy the season!

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Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241. Photography Ben Sumlin, Reno.

 Rebecca from Reno