This week the company I use as my supplier for Hair Extensions let me know Kim Kardashian uses the same type of extensions I sell to my customers. Now, please, I have not called Kim or Kris to confirm this fact myself. I am taking the word of HairDreams Usa.
Hair Extensions serve several functions. For those of us who love to change up our styles often, hair extensions give us options.
If you find that shoulder length hair is just right for you most of the time, but for special occasions, or just to change the mood, it would be fun to have long hair, I can do that for you with Hairdreams extensions.
I have customers who would love to put a little color in the hair, but they aren’t ready to commit to having a deep red stripe in the hair for a few months. Hair extensions can be the perfect solution. AND HAIR EXTENSIONS ARE NOT JUST for WOMEN, men use them as well. Look at what the people from Hairdreams have to say :
Real Human hair extensions are not only the perfect choice for chic styling but also a natural alternative to normal highlights. They come in a vast array colours from natural tones to vibrant powerful colours.
All colours are characterized by their outstanding brilliance and durability. They allow for a variety of trendy colour effects and are gentle and harmless to the natural hair.
A positive side effect is that hair extensions also, simply, provide a greater amount of hair for extra fullness and volume. The huge variety of combinations of colours, lengths and structures allows for an almost endless number of creative hairstyles. With just a few strands, you can produce striking effects.”
Head over to their site and take a peekat some of the beautiful colors and styles:
I just read an article about people cutting their own hair to save money. Now, you would think a stylist would tell you it is a colossaly bad idea to cut your own hair. I say, go for it. Then call me, and I will fix the damage.
Yes, cutting hair is simple and easy, just grab some shears and hack away. Styling hair to make it fall properly, to look full and lush, well that takes artistry and training.
I have spent years studying to become a Master Stylist. I have spent years learning and updating my credentials to become a Master Colorist.
Sassoon training is only one aspect of my background, but I thought it might be the most recognizable to all of you. Rather then me trying to explain how it works, I thought I would quote from one of the masters. Listen to what he has to say:
DD: In manuals such as “Cutting Hair the Vidal Sassoon Way” (1978), there is a chapter entitled “The Psychology of Haircutting” with a paragraph on bone structure. How important is anatomy in hairdressing?
Vidal Sassoon: No question: analysing faces, knowing bones, studying the height of the bones before you cut and making sure that the cut will look well from every angle is extremely important. Haircutting is not just about sitting someone in a chair and going ‘chop chop chop’, it’s really about studying the anatomy of the person you are working on.
To see the rest of the article you can go to:
Designing the best style for your hair type, the way your hair lays naturally, cutting it just right so that when you style your hair at home it looks just as good as when I style it at the salon. Being confident enough to tell you when a cut will NOT work with your hair and face. Working WITH you to make you look your best.
Ask people who have had a bad cut how much that affected their lives. To save a few bucks you can end up with weeks or months of bad hair days. I don’t think that’s the best way to save money, do you?
Salon Ambiance, Huntington Beach, Ca
Have you ever noticed, when you see pictures of some of the more famous Hollywood starlets, their hair can grow or shrink several inches between photos? It doesn’t actually grow, but they do have well paid, highly sough after stylists who “grow” their hair for them. It’s called Hair Extensions
You can buy cheap ones in those Kiosks at some malls, but it’s best to have me put the good ones in for you. I have a training video from my supplier, it will show you everything that goes into putting on Hair extensions, take a look and tell me what you think. Or better yet, call me when it’s over and I can put some in for you!!!
Summer time and the livin is easy. Summer weather can make your hair fall flat from humidity, or cause the culy hairs to frizz. Blow dyer’s make you hot, and the ocean is cool.
Maybe it’s time for an easy maintenance, wash and go style for the summer.Whether is be short and cropped, shoulder length and angular, or longer, with bangs, so it looks good in a pony tail!!
Check out what some of these celebrities have done:
Short and sweet for the summer. Just wash, condition, a little mouse or gel and you are out the door.
Halle Barry has gone back to her short cropped look for the season, and a couple of my own clients have taken off some length to keep the back of their necks cool during the hot, lazy days of summer.
Jennifer Aniston has shortened her long locks to an edgier style bob for her summer do:
Here in Huntington Beach, we are by the beach, and we get to see all the latest styles that people are wearing for summer. As a stylist with a flair for the dramatic, I love helping my people try something new. Hair grows, so no one style has to last forever. Don’t get stuck in a rut, dare to try something new.
Weddings, formals, semi-formals. It is that time of year, people get married, father’s take their daughters to the Father Daughter Dances, Junior and Senior Proms, fundraising events. Women shop and shop for just the right dress for the occasion, and I asked them to do the same with their hair and make up. Once you have a dress, the very next step should be an appointment with your hairstylist. Sometimes I am not certain people are truly listening. when I write my blogs, so when I read about other professional stylists saying pretty much what I have said, it always makes me feel good.
If you did not get a chance to read my blog a couple of weeks ago, one piece of advice I gave was this: don’t just plop in your stylists chair on the day of the big event, be it wedding or prom, and hope that on the first attempt you will get the hairstyle of your dreams. Make at least one appointment in advance to try out different styles BEFORE your special event.
Take a look at what Kate Middelton’s sylist said in the Daily Mail, :
“Richard Ward, who owns the London salon responsible for styling the Royal bride’s hair on Friday, told how Kate, her mum Carole, 56, and sister Pippa, 27, have already had a number of dress rehearsals for their hair alone.
Richard said: ‘We’ve had many practice runs – and not just with Kate.”
It is also critical that you end up looking like yourself. One other thing that Kate Middleton said was, it is important that William recognize her as she approaches the altar on their big day. An intricate, fancy updo on a person who normally wears their hair long and flowing will look unnatural. Certain dress styles call for different hair styles as well. A very structured dress may look better with hair pulled back and sleek. A loose, flowy dress will probably look better with a soft, wavy hair style.
Don’t leave anything to chance on such important days, call and book a tryout session in advance.
thank you, Maria
Salon Ambiance, Huntington Beach, Ca
You have a wonderful formal event to attend. You know you want your hair to look extra special, but which hairstyle to choose. Long and loose, with curls, or short and sassy? Maybe something in between? A good hairstyle can make an outfit better.
Sometimes the hairstyle you pick out is not the right one for your dress. If you have the dress already, before the actual day of the event, it is a very good idea to bring the dress to the salon and we can work together to find the best style for you, the dress, and the occasion. Lets imagine you going to be doing a fair bit of dancing, a loose flowy style might be better then an updo. If you have a dress with lots of beading and decoration, then a simpler, more elegant style might be best.
How does your hair color look? If you are trying to cover your gray and have been coloring your hair from a box, it may lack dimension and shine. In the salon, we have products made specifically to put color and shine into your hair, with hightlights and low lights. Coloring is not just a matter of picking out a bottle of dye that looks similar to your color. It’s more like a chemistry project where we mix different formulas that will give your hair color life and dimension.
Here at Salon Ambiance, in Huntington Beach, my philosophy is to first listen to my clients, then suggest what I think will work best, always keeping my clients wants and needs uppermost in my mind.
So please don’t leave these important decisions to the last minute, or you can ruin a special day.
Call me ahead of time and book a consultation.
Don’t forget, I am running a special this week:
Brazilian Blowout and Haircut, Normally $300,
but for this week only the price is $200!!!
Maria Armenteros, http://www.mariaarmenteros.com/
This is not my first blog about the Brazilian Blowout. But most recently I have had people come up and ask me, what is a Brazilian Blow Out? Must you be Brazilian to get one? How much does it cost? Will it hurt my hair or be good for it?
While I am not a chemist I do know that it is safe when done properly, and it leaves curly, frizzy hair soft and shining. Here is one definition I found out on the web:” By creating a protective layer of keratin(a fibrous protein that makes up 85% of the human hair structure), the Brazilian Blowout in fact improves the condition of the hair and retains the natural volume and body.” So that you can try it for yourslef, I am going to make it my special this week:
A BRAZILIAN BLOW OUT AND HAIR CUT !!
NORMALLY $300.00, FOR THIS WEEK ONLY $200.00 !!
You may have heard from some that Brazilian Blowout contains harmful chemicals. While there are hair straightening methods that use harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, that is not what makes up a Brazilian Blowout.
Come on in and try it out!!!
I have been watching a little bit of American Idol, and for me, as a Spa owner and Professional Hair Stylist, I am more fascinated by the Hair and Makeup than the singing. I guess that because of my profession, that is just where my eyes land first!!!
I love both Jennifer’s and Steven Tyler’s hair. I don’t want to say for certain, but I wouldn’t be surprised if maybe Jennifer has a hair extension or two in and amongst all of her own beautiful hair. She is of Puerto Rican descent, so her natural color is darker. Her hair is highlighted, to perfection for her warm skin tones, and I can tell she uses good products for her hair type.
Steven is another thing all together. His hair is all about sex appeal and fun. It seems each week he has more feathers in his hair. And Hair extensions? I am not sure about that. I am sure that he also takes very good care of his hair. It is shiny, and falls in gentle waves around his face.
Both of these stars know full well that hair is NOT an afterthought!! It is your fifth accessory!! Good shoes, Clear Skin, great smile, well fitting clothes, and GREAT HAIR.
I have helped so many good people who come to me with frizzy or over processed hair. I know what products to use to help them restore their hair to its natural beauty. And when mother nature does not get it quite right, well I can help with that as well. Our hair color products are some of the finest you can buy, and I have been carefully trained to use them to your best advantage!!
See you soon,
In my line of work people are always coming to me for advice about their hair. In some cases, it’s too thin, it’s too fine, it’s too straight, or it’s too curly!! I can help you with all of those issues. With a good cut, I can make thin hair look fuller, thick hair more manageable, and I can help thick, curly hair lay better.
There are those of you who are just plain tired of dealing with all the issues that come with curly hair. For you, I have something you have seen in my blog before, it is called the Brazilian Blowout. Often times, women with processed hair or hair extentions are reluctant to try this kind of treatment. Just to ease your mind, scroll down and take a look at this: Read More
Though not as popular a trend as highlights, arguably due to Stylists not informing their clients of the process, lowlights can be just as useful in adding rich dimension and style to your hair. The opposite of highlights, lowlights are strands of hair that have been colored with darker colors than your overall color. If you like the look of highlights, but do not want such a dramatic look and prefer a more subtle transformation, lowlights will work seamlessly. Also, lowlights can be used to successfully break up over-highlighted hair. Like highlights, the thinner the strands are that are used, the more natural it will look, and the thicker they are, the more “funky” they will look. Once again, you and your Stylist can decide what is the best look for you.