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24 Jan
Reno Bride

Reno Destination Wedding. Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri.


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Bridal Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, breezesalon.reno@gmail.com



 Your wedding pictures will last you for at least 75 years.  They will be viewed by your great, great grandchildren who have never seen you so beautiful (or grandpa so handsome!)


Weddings by Rebecca Schembri breezesalon.reno@gmail.com

  Aside from the dress and groom… hair, makeup and photography are the most important choices for your wedding memories to proudly survive for the extent of your generations. It is an honor and a privilege to make your day a gift to remember.


Wedding Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri:
 $299 Bride (includes demo) $124 Party Member $39 Men
$699 on-site minimum, plus travel

Bridal haircut / color packages and group discounts available. 

 Prepaid deposit.  Non-refundable.  Gratuity added.  Credit cards, check, cash accepted.

  For all weddings in 2017-2018. 

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


Reno Tahoe Destination Weddings

Reno / Tahoe Destination Weddings by Rebecca Schembri



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Bridal Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241


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Bridal Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri breezesalon.reno@gmail.com


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Reno / Tahoe Weddings by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241




Happy Clients:

‘We found Rebecca through a ( ) coupon for a make-up lesson, and how lucky we were! In the middle of the lesson, my daughter, Erin, and I were convinced that Rebecca was the one to hire for wedding make-up. She is incredibly warm, but very professional, and what an incredible artist with color! Erin had two sessions prior to the wedding to get the colors just right…The wedding was in the Bay Area. Rebecca drove through a storm to get to us. At 6:30 AM on the Big Day, she was in the hotel and set up, ready to do six bridesmaids, two mothers and the bride. Her timing was impeccable, and she just radiated love and support as she worked her magic. My daughter was SO beautiful, as were the bridesmaids. I was very happy with my make-up (lighter for the MOB), as was the Mother of the Groom (we looked like us, only better!). Rebecca also came to the pre-wedding photo shoot to make sure everything stayed just right for the photos. I felt that her prices were very reasonable, and she only charged for the make-up, not the incredible love and support!

I could not recommend Rebecca more highly. ‘ ~Jennifer Lee (Reno, Nevada)

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

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Five Minute Makeup

22 Jan

Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri for Nicole Williams State Farm Insurance

Want to be beautiful all day long in just five minutes? I can show you how.

As a makeup artist, I have to do good work quickly since YOU have places to go! Here is a beauty base you can flaunt in just minutes:

First, you will need the following items:



~Apply CONCEALER with foundation brush in the t-zone and to blemishes. Blend outwards

~Apply BRONZER with bronzing brush to all outsides of the face and neckline. Include under the cheekbone

~Apply BLUSH to apples of the cheeks. BLEND into bronzer with circular motions with a big, clean powder brush

~Apply MASCARA to both sides of top lashes and to bottom, if desired.  Two coats are great as long as you wait a minute between coats. Brush out any clumps with a dry mascara wand or lash brush

~Apply COLOR LIPGLOSS in matte or shiny

The emphasis in this look is bright skin. If you want extra beautiful, you can add on from here…especially if it’s date night.

Good luck and remember to send me your questions.

Rebecca Schembri…Your Personal Stylist

schembrisima@gmail.com /775.338.9241

Eye Shadow Expert

11 Jan


How do you choose your eye shadow color? If you want to bring attention to your eyes, use an opposite color from your eye color.

For green eyes, use copper, maroon, or purple.

For blue eyes, use copper, gold, peach or maroon.

For brown eyes, use green, blue, pink or purple.

If you want to bring attention to the rest of your face, such as to your lips, make your eye shadow the same color as your eyes.

For natural looks, a color wash can be a nice touch. Use a gentle, single color on your lids in matte or shimmer. Remember, shimmer shows texture so if you have fine lines, use matte shadows only.


Eye Shadow Trio

Most eye shadow palettes have matching colors in them. Use the darkest color in the crease of your eye, the medium color on the eyelid and the lightest color just under the browbone.

If you want to match your eye shadow to your outfit, do a color wash in a light color across your lids only. Be liberal but do not do a tri-color smokey eye that matches your outfit unless you want to look like 1983. Remember: modern is simple!
Tip: Doing your eyeshadow before applying your face makeup lets you clean up any color particles that may fall under your eye during application. Then you can proceed with the rest of your look.


Your Personal Stylist

How to Choose the Right Shampoo

12 Dec


For women and men, the kind of shampoo and conditioner you use depends on your hair condition and type.

 Fine hair needs VOLUMIZING shampoo and LIGHTWEIGHT conditioner. In humid climates, you can use conditioner sparingly unless you color your hair. If you do color your hair, ask your hairstylist for a product recommendation.

If you have fine hair and live in a dry climate, use a MOISTURIZING conditioner at least once a week to nourish your scalp. Do this on days when you don’t need to style your hair since heavy conditioners can leave your hair flat.

Medium/regular hair needs a shampoo and conditioner that reflects its environment. For example, in dry climates, use a MOISTURIZING shampoo and conditioner. In humid regions, choose something sudsier like a CLARIFYING shampoo and a REGULAR conditioner. This is when you get to choose your product by smell. Yum.

Curly or frizzy hair needs MOISTURIZING shampoos and conditioners that have extra emollients such as Moroccan oil, argan oil, macadamia oil etc. These help to smooth the hair by adding moisture, weight and shine.


Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Reno

Once you know what type of hair you have, determine the condition of your hair:

Oily hair needs a CLARIFYING shampoo and a LIGHTWEIGHT conditioner. Also, consider a DRY SHAMPOO for in-between washes. Dry shampoo is a powder spray that suspends scalp oiliness into fluff! It’s a miracle product.

Dry hair needs a MOISTURIZING shampoo and conditioner and weekly deep-conditioning treatments. You can make your own DEEP-CONDITIONER by adding moisturizing oil to your regular conditioner, mixing and applying to shampooed, towel-dried hair. Let the treatment sit for an hour or overnight, depending on the season and your comfort level, then rinse with cool water.

Damaged hair needs PROTEIN shampoo and conditioner to repair porosity and to coat weak strands so they don’t break. Remember to deep-condition, too.

Good luck!

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon

Highlighting and Contouring with Makeup

14 Nov

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How To Do Zombie Makeup

3 Oct


As a makeup and hair artist, I get to have a lot of fun doing creative things every now and then.  October is one of my favorite makeup seasons and this is not just a simple version of my zombie movie makeup, this is the real deal.  It’s easy too…it just takes practice.













Zombie Makeup by A Salon 7 Reno

Clear the skin area you want your zombie wound in.  Make sure it is free from hair and skin oil. Use a water/ rubbing alcohol mix to dehydrate the area.

Tear a cosmetic sponge in half.  Use the torn side of the sponge to dip in your latex and blot onto skin.  Cover with a thin layer of facial tissue.  Allow to dry three minutes.

Start another wound while waiting for the first one to cure.  Blot on more liquid latex to the outsides of the wound.  Be thorough but do not oversaturate (not drippy). Also, be sure to seal the borders of the wound so it does not peel up prematurely (before the night is done).

Apply more facial tissue and scrunch it all around and covering the wound.  Blot latex all around and on top of all the tissue. Let dry and do the other wound.  Now, tear open the tissue across the inside of the wound. Case-in-point why we don’t want hairy skin.

With the second piece of cosmetic sponge, apply black to the inside of the wound.  Apply green, yellow and purple to the outsides (blue plus yellow makes green, red plus blue makes purple).  Don’t paint, blot your color on.  Blend with a clean, torn sponge.

Add red in little blots all over the outside of the wound.  Dust with a small amount of zombie dust.

Add white to your face, black around your eyes, a little bit of green to your lips and blend, blend, blend with a dry, torn cosmetic sponge.  Dust lightly with zombie dust.


Zombies are Dirty

Remember to add makeup to your neck, arms and handsanything that is exposed! 

Tease, tousle and dust your hair too.  Remember: zombies are very dirty.

Final step:  Using a spoon, slowly pour zombie blood into your wounds.  Let it drip out in a natural fall so stand like a zombie when you do this.  If you are a fresh zombie, use red blood and let it drip down yourself quite a bit. If you are an old zombie, use a small amount of black blood but don’t let it drip.  Old zombies don’t have a lot of blood left in them, that’s why their ears are always falling off.


Girls: save your old makeup-don’t throw it away!  During zombie season, scoop all of the eye shadow and face powders out of their containers with a spoon; all colors are fine.  Stay away from shimmery product…just use matte. Crush until dusty.  Use this to dust yourself completely when your look is done.

Guys: get zombie dust from your woman or use baby powder or dry shampoo.

Drag Queens: you already know what to do.  Xo.


Partial Zombies are Still Pretty

More tips:

Decide what type of zombie you want to be: fresh and bloody (one week or less) or old and dusty (with no wet blood).

Also, if you are worried about having too scary of a look, tone it down a bit by doing just a portion of your face so that part of you can still have meaningful eye contact with other humans.  This is the just bitten zombie (first three days of turning).

Happy Zombeedays!

Your Personal Stylist

How to Create a Sexy Lip

15 Sep

Lips like these take six products and good brushes.

Have you ever seen a beautiful makeup job on lips? Most of us use a simple gloss or crème for our day look, but on occasion we need to rock the house with our sexiness. Using these tips, you can do your lips like a makeup artist would!
1.  Start with a small brushing of foundation or concealer at the lip line inwards.
2. Dry with a light dusting of translucent powder.
3. Using a lip liner pencil, line your lips with short, feathery strokes at the lip line or just outside the lip line (to create fuller lips).
4. Blend slightly with your finger or lip brush to blur the line (just a LITTLE).
5.  Next apply your lipstick SPARINGLY with a lip brush at the insides of your lips up to the lip liner line.  Blot, if necessary.
6. Dust slightly again with translucent powder.
7. Add a small amount of shimmery color that is lighter than your lipstick. Apply in a racing stripe straight down from under the V at the top of your lips to the pout area on the bottom.
8. Soften slightly with your finger to blend.
9. Lightly dust again.
10. Add clear lip gloss SPARINGLY to the whole look.  Tada!

A good nude lip takes some skill.


The key to this look is precision and remember that all of these steps, while important, should not be overdone.  Practice makes perfect!
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