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.
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!
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
Photography Credits: Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno. Jeramie Lu Photography, Mark Defabry Photography, McAuliffe Photography.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to keep on trend this season and still have your summer fun? Beach bag products are simple and fast and keep you looking great. Check out the tips below to do your hair on the fly.
For girls, hair is loose and tousled but not frizzy. Try a leave in conditioner or smoothing cream such as Catwalk Leave in Conditioner by TIGI. Remember to add a generous amount of product to enhance natural styling. Apply in the first five minutes after any water play.
Boys are wearing hair longer on top and shaved short on the sides. This look is super low-maintenance and easy to style with a small amount of styling cream. Try Up Front Gel Pomade by Bed Head. It controls and shines and keeps that long hair off of the face.
Ask your hairstylist for ideas on using a single product for beachy summer looks that don’t require a mirror or a blow dryer. Enjoy the outdoors and stay fashionable!
Hi Men! Let’s talk about grey. If you have grey hair, 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).
Next, talk to your hairstylist about color if you want to soften your silver. Grey blending is the best alternative to permanent haircolor because it gently 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.
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 little bit longer than blending at the bowl, but the results are more solid and you have more color options.
Whatever your preference, your hairstylist can help…just ask!