Tips for A Great Photo Session

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A solid headshot can give you more confidence towards clients.

How to survive a professional photo shoot when YOU are the model? It seems scary but you can do it! Check out these hacks for an easy photo session:

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 cheeks and lips going one shade brighter than your natural coloring. A non-shimmery, colored lip balm will work for this. For masculine looks, focus on a tinted moisturizer that matches your skin tone, and a tinted lip balm. Remember to brush flat your eyebrows and add hair wax to smooth.

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Practice your model face. Take a few minutes to learn how to pose and how to do appealing facial gestures. You can do quick research online for this. It’ll make all the difference!

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Men: tinted moisturizer and lip balm to bring out your color before pictures.

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. Hangry models make everything more difficult.

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

~Rebecca Schembri, Published Hair and Makeup Artist

Published Hair and Makeup Artist Rebecca Schembri
A good headshot lasts about a decade.

Photography Credits: Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno. Jeramie Lu Photography, Mark Defabry Photography, McAuliffe Photography. 

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.

Reno Tahoe Destination Wedding Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno
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/

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.

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Catwalk Session Series Hairspray

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.

Rebecca Schembri, Published Hair and Makeup Artist, Breeze Salon Reno
Rebecca Schembri, Published Hair and Makeup Artist, Breeze Salon Reno

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 be sure to comment below about your hair!

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Makeup For Men

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

Although most of our men these days leave makeup to the girls, there are times when it is helpful to even out that manly glow.  As a professional makeup artist, I get to freshen up male models before they get their pictures taken!

On photo shoots for men, I like to insist that I am not dolling the men up, I am toning them down.  This means a bit of bronzer on the bones and a touch of color to the cheeks and lips so everything looks moisturized and HEALTHY!  I am giving them an even glow so their audience sees the model, not the blemishes or a pale I-work-indoors skin tone.

Makeup for men takes ten minutes or less, depending on skin discolorations and photo shoot conditions such as sun and heat.  Check out the results!

Rebecca from 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.

Catwalk Session Series Hairspray
Catwalk Session Series Hairspray

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.

Rebecca Schembri, Published Hair and Makeup Artist, Breeze Salon Reno
Rebecca Schembri, Published Hair and Makeup Artist, Breeze Salon Reno

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 be sure to comment below about your hair!

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Natural Hairstyling

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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