Summer Styles

Raise your hand if you are summertime lazy this season and would rather have fun than do your daily HMU (hair/makeup) routine.

Knowing which things to focus on can make your summer easygoing. If you can put yourself together with simplicity, you’ll keep up your mood when it’s too hot to use your curl wand.

Here are some recommendations for saving time this summer:

Style Hack #1: Big Earrings and Cute Sunglasses

Sunglasses, earrings, face fringe and lipstain are a two-minute summer look

If you have either of these simple accessories in shades that flatter you, you will create summer style fast. Remember: cool skin needs colors like water, air and forest. That means silvers, blues, greens, and purples.

Warm skin needs fire and sun, so wear golds, reds, oranges, peaches and yellows. Neutrals, like true black, true white and true brown go with every skin tone.

Style Hack #2: Ponytail Wispies

Huge chunks outside of your ponytail frame your face

Your hairdresser will begin to offer them in April- these mini pieces of fringe frame the sides of your face. The current trend is thin and messy but some are still wearing last year’s face-framing: the 80’s-era chunk.

Style Hack #3: Lipstain

Lipstain is waterproof and a tiny addition to your beach bag

This miracle cosmetic lasts for days. Ok, well maybe just one day, but it really lasts all day. Apply in the morning (quickly if it is a light color, slowly if dark or bright) and you will be painted up all day. Did we say all day?

Style Hack #4: Summer Dresses

From long to short, flowy to tight, summer dresses are an easy way to look stylish

Made from lightweight material, these flowy throw-ons are extremely simple. Wear them with sandals, tennies, boots or barefoot. They are pretty and easy to throw over a bathing suit or some shorts. Go for any print you like- leopard is back, coral is on trend and tiny 1970’s flower prints are too.

Style Hack #5: THE MOST IMPORTANT

Eyebrows how-to: matte eye shadow, angled brush, blend upwards

We don’t care if you are microbladed, tinted, powdered, gelled or penciled (maybe not Sharpied), if you do not wear front fringe (bangs) you really should do your eyebrows!

Lipstain and eyebrows make your look stand out

Known as the frame for the face, these potential caterpillars, when groomed, are the easiest way to look defined while wearing a summertime-no-makeup look. As industry professionals, we go for the brows first, leaving everything else second.

Have fun and enjoy your easy summer looks.

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada

Headscarves in 2019

Remember when Grandma used to wrap her hair in a silk scarf or when classy ladies would cover their rollers with a bandana? This trend is back.

No longer a necessity to protect curlers from falling out or to smooth down curly hair for sleep and housework, headscarves are the next big beauty mark on the fashion industry.

Trending in college students and celebrities alike, silk, synthetic, or hemp scarves are covering heads everywhere. Seen twisted into top buns or woven into braids, these colorful pieces say a lot about style.

Alicia Keys began the trend years ago when she made repeated public appearances with her hair wrapped into a headscarf. Not quite sure how to receive it, some viewers were reluctant to follower her lead.

Now, the music icon’s beauty choices are admired as ladies and some men are loving the freedom from hairstyling that scarf-wrapping allows. Able to make a beauty statement and escape bathroom beauty time, this hot item is sure to last throughout the summer and it will be well-enjoyed.

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada

1970’s Fashion Makes Another Comeback

This month I visited the fashion district of Los Angeles and found myself staring at the women around me. They were dressed, head to toe, in 1970’s memorabilia. Their wrap-around dresses and jumpers had geometric lines, they had bell-bottom jeans under floral chiffon dusters and when I saw their platform shoes and V-shaped haircuts, I knew it- this era is back.

Following the lingering music festival trends that celebrated colorful, flowy, braided clothing (and hair), groovy throwback fashion takes it a step further. In the beauty industry, we are seeing a lot of boho trends from magazine looks on celebrities and at public appearances like the Grammys, including still current messy bun and broken waves hairstyling.

Since most of us got 70’s forehead fringe five years ago and wore it proudly in our eyes for another four, bangs are not on the predictions list for hair trends in 2019. We do see straight hair coming back, and that only means one part line for this style genre: right down the middle.

One 1970’s trend we are not seeing yet is disco. Shimmery, glittery, dance-all-night wardrobing has yet to appear. Instead, expect pop culture favorites like thin sweaters tucked into high-waisted flare jeans.

Bohemian and free-flowing is still popular. With our salon located in the Midtown District in Reno, we see boho daily. Hair is long, half braided or bunned and gently highlighted. Messy yet put-together is the norm. For clothing, Midtowners are shopping in grandma’s closet and at thrift stores and they love it.

Riding the tailwind of 1960’s-era geometrically-shaped-outer-space everything, the 1970’s were a time of freedom, self-expression and groove. With a mix between nature and the future, styles are wildflowery and far out-something our pop culture can experiment with and enjoy.

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada.

Grey Blending For Men

Hair and Makeup For Men by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

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Men: let’s talk about your appearance. If you have grey hair and would like to tone it down, there are a few options for your look. First, decide how much chrome you’d like to have in your hair. Most men look distinguished and sexy with some grey. It just depends on your personal preference and on your target audience (romantic, professional, young, mature, etc).

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Next, talk to your hairdresser about color if you want to soften your silver. Grey blending is the best alternative to permanent haircolor because it slowly rinses out within a month. You will never see that line of demarcation telling you it’s time for more color (and no one else will either). Blending is usually done at the shampoo bowl and processes in five minutes before or after your haircut. Super fast.

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Grey blending does not completely cover grey. It simply tones the hair to give it a softer look. If you want all of your greys gone, consider a permanent haircoloring service. This takes a bit longer than blending at the bowl the results are more solid, compared to translucent.

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If you prefer to color at home, ask your salon professional for a safe demipermanent recommendation you can apply in the shower. Whatever your preference, you’ve got options-just ask.

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno

Galentine’s Day Makeovers

Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno
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Be sweet to yourself: now is a great time for a health and beauty makeover.

Ladies, want to look and feel LOVELY this month? Check out these tips to up your self-love 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. Remember to use good products on your hair for heat protection and polishing.

BLOW OUT BALM
Blow Out Balm Heat Protector smells delicious and defends your hair from breakage.

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 exercise. 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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A beauty makeover adds to your confidence

5. Drink lots of water to hydrate your skin and to help 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- this is definitely 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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Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Wedding Hair

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Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

How to choose the right wedding hair for your big day? Here are some hacks that, as a Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist, I specialize in:

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

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Dresses that are low on the chestline leave open space for flowy hair. Bridal Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

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 hair completely pinned or off to one side, giving the wedding audience a chance to admire the your beautiful skin from behind.

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Extra-long hair may look best pulled into a cascade to flatter both the bride and the gown. Hair by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

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

For bridesmaids, hair can be similar to yours but should never upstage the bridal look, since you have center stage on this day.

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Bridesmaids should have hair that supports the bride. Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Many hairstylists offer a free wedding consultation and have recommendations for other wedding needs, such as makeup and photography.  Getting professional advice can make planning your wedding a little easier.

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Wedding Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Rebecca Schembri, Published Hair and Makeup Artist

Are you getting married soon and would like a free wedding consultation? Please call (775) 338-9241 or email BreezeSalonReno@gmail.com.

Continue reading:

WEDDING DO’S AND DONT’S: https://rebeccaschembri.com/2018/08/02/brides-how-to-love-your-wedding-day/

WEDDING MAKEUP: https://rebeccaschembri.com/2018/12/28/wedding-makeup-3/

FOR WEDDING HAIR AND MAKEUP PRICING:  https://rebeccaschembri.com/2018/12/29/weddings-3/

Wedding Makeup

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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.

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Reno / Tahoe Destination Weddings by Breeze Salon

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 BreezeSalon.Reno@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.

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Bridal Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

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.

Meghan Emerson Wedding

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Wedding Makeup

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#selfie! Wedding Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241 text

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.

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Reno / Tahoe Destination Weddings by Breeze Salon

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 BreezeSalon.Reno@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.

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Your bridal makeup should last all day in an outdoors setting. By Breeze Salon Reno

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.

Meghan Emerson Wedding

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno BreezeSalon.Reno.@gmail.com

775.338.9241 text or call for a free wedding consultation.

Galentine’s Day Makeovers

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

Ladies, want to 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. Remember to pick up some product to protect and polish your hair.

BLOW OUT BALM
Blow Out Balm Heat Protector smells delicious and defends your hair from breakage.

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 exercise. 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.

reno_hairdresser A beauty makeover adds to your confidence

5. Drink lots of water to hydrate your skin and to help 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- this is definitely 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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Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Forehead Fringe- The Perfect Bang

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Haircut Color, Makeup and Style by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno.

Let’s talk about front fringe! It can transform your look by emphasizing your eyes and by softening your forehead. Also, forehead fringe continues to make the yearly trend. Here’s how to style it and how to relax your ‘cowlicks’, giving you the perfect bang.

The crisscross method: On wet (not damp) hair and using a soft cushion brush, set your blow dryer to high heat. Take thick sections and brush your hair diagonally across your forehead alternating with each side. Once almost dry, brush the sections sideways up and over your forehead to create lift. Finish with a few more crisscross strokes. Flat-iron as needed. For straight-fringed girls, that is all it takes. No hairspray required!

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Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon. Photo Jeramie Lu

For long, side bangs: After blow-drying with your crisscross method, tilt your head all the way to one side until your forehead fringe is above your brow line and dangling in the air. From 18 inches away, lightly mist your bangs with hairspray. (Catwalk’s Session Series Work It Hairspray is our favorite.) Stay tilted and gently shake your head so that your fringe gains movement.

For extra hold, repeat this process. Then count to five Mississippi and come on up! If your fringe is too helmet-like, make a claw with your hand and gently rough the area by scratching your head one inch from the hairline without disturbing the hairsprayed line at the brow. VOILA! Your bangs should last at least four hours or until you comb them out.

If your forehead fringe has grown too long, please see your hairstylist unless you have a super soft, wispy bang. If that is the case, you can trim the fringe yourself in-between salon visits. Use haircutting shears and lightly point-notch the ends by cutting vertically.

Enjoy your perfect bang and post your results comment below.

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno