Natural Curls are Prominent in Global Beauty

Ironing out stubborn natural curl has become a thing of the past, as we see winners emerge with bold ambition to nurture and wear what they were born with-a beautiful mane of hair.

With Oscar and Emmy nominations for movies and shows that sport curly, fluffy hair, such as in Black Panther and Game of Thrones, natural curls have made a modern-day appearance in the mainstream beauty industry.

From brushing out curls to wearing them for formal events (an old no-no in the styling realm), curly-haired dames are letting their inner goddesses soar, naturally.

This trend has been seen at awards ceremonies all year and is permeating events such as the recent Miss USA Pageant, held in Reno, Nevada. Crownwinner Chelsie Kryst from North Carolina shocked the public with a gorgeous natural head of black, curly and unironed hair. Expressing her look in queenly poise, her stage presence was reminiscent of Motown great, Diana Ross.

How do you embrace your curls? The biggest lesson is to never touch your wet hair until 100% dry. Then you can fluff, scrunch, brush or shake out all you like. Using shampoo only once a week is important for curly hair, as it is naturally dryer than straight hair.

Be sure your products are heavy for moisturizing and frizz-control, and underrinse your conditioner when finishing your shower time. The residual effect will smooth curls and weigh them down. Always rinse in cool water.

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Many will wet their hair at night, add a leave in conditioner, then wrap their hair in a thin t-shirt or towel to allow it to dry while they sleep.

Patience is a must. Trusting the long process of waiting for your hair to dry can be hard, but it is worth it. Ask Miss USA.

Spring Beauty Trends

It’s time to break out of your wintertime bun and scarf routine and put on something colorful-spring is here! Whether your hair is short or long and you use makeup or are makeup-free, by setting up some beauty goals for your appearance, you can be sure to enjoy your look with blooming inspiration.

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For starters, consider the type of lifestyle you want in the next 3-6 months. Will you be indoors or outdoors, sweaty or dry, professional or carefree? When you plan your next hair or makeup redo, think about how versatile it needs to be.

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Broken waves are IN. This look, be it for business or pleasure, is widespread across celebrity and fashion lines in 2019. If you have short hair, tousle with a sea salt spray. For longer locks, create open ended curls or twists going in opposite directions, then shake it out. These days, you never can tell how old your shampoo and style is and we like it that way. It means you get to go on with living your life and feeling enhanced all day long.

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Coral and Lilac are favorite colors this season. With Living Coral winning the Pantone Color of the Year crown, expect to see lots of selection when shopping for clothing and accessories. Lilac is a new hair trend and it is HOT. For brunettes with cool to neutral skin tones, try chocolate-lilac. For warmer complexions, go for the coral.

Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

 

Low-maintenance is key in this year’s beauty regimen with increasingly more women giving up makeup on the daily and focusing instead on fitness. If you like to wear a little color on your face, the Kardashian brow has evolved into a softer, pinstroke brow in the same shape as before. Think Instagram in an antique filter.

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Whatever your plan for spring, your hairdresser and makeup artist friends can help you decifer the information out there. Just because it works for the girl in the video may not mean successful techniques for everyone. For best results, ask for a customized hair and makeup plan at your local beauty salon.

 

 

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

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

 

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

Makeup For Men

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Makeup for Men

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, my job is to freshen up male models before they get their pictures taken.

(If you are a man and are looking for daily makeup guidance, these same rules apply)

On photo shoots for men, 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 man, not the blemishes or a pale I-work-indoors skin tone.

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Makeup for photography creates definition on a man’s face

For skin tone, I use a tinted moisturizer and tiny amounts of concealer. The tinted moisturizer is applied sparingly in a thin coat, blending into the hair and necklines. A product with a slight glow to it is great, as long as it isn’t excessive enough to cause light reflection.

Concealer can be dotted on and feathered to smooth blemishes and undereye circles. I recommend one shade darker than the skin tone for spots and one shade lighter for under the eyes.

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Makeup for men and photography gives a soft glow

Adding a light dusting of a matte bronzer can go a long way in bringing out a man’s masculinity. I use two shades darker than the skin tone and, after always tapping my brush, take long sweeping strokes from side to side over the forehead, cheekbones and chin.

Lips are easy-tinted lip balm comes in any color and is excellent at pigmenting the lips so that they are noticeable but not lipstick-ey. I prefer orange to berry.

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Dusting a matte bronzer ascoss the face creates a healthy look

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

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