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.

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Wedding Hairstyle

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!!!


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Feathers and Hair Extensions – Steven Tyler on American Idol

Are you watching American Idol this season?  I have noticed quite a few comments out in web land about Steven Tyler’s Feathers.  Folks weren’t certain if Special promotion on hair extensions with Maria Armenteros those are  some new kind of hair extension, or what.  Well Steven says they are feathers. And guess what!  Maria Armenteros  just purchased a whole new assortment of feathers for her clients! They are fun and playful, and quite beautiful.

If you would like to rock this trendy new do, please call Maria Armenteros at (562) 972 5006 for your appointment today.

Now, onto the real reason behind this post


For the week of April 1, 2011  only, bring  in your hair extensions, and Maria will put them in for you at 50% off our regular rate.  Normally $150 per hour,  our special rate this week will be reduced to only to $75.00 per hour!!!

If you have an upcoming event, or just need to update your look for spring, this is a great time to try hair extensions, and maybe even a feather or two.

Questions!  Give me a call, at 562.972.5006, and check back here for up to the minute news about hair styles, color and more !!!


Hair Trend: Ombré Hair

You might have noticed this season’s hottest new hair trend browsing through your favorite beauty mag or watching you favorite celebrity on the red carpet. This new phenomena is ombré hair! Take a look at the celebs below from Ombre Hair

According to “‘Ombré’ literally means gradation in French, which refers to the dark-to-light fade of color that is used in the technique. Instead of color that starts at the root, darker roots blend into a lightened mid-shaft and end”.

Recently, I attended Goldwell’s ombré course and am now certified! Book your appointments with me today and get this beautiful look!

The Brazilian Blowout

You may have heard a lot of talk about the hottest new hair treatment, the Brazilian Blowout. Curious about what the treatment actually is? Here is the description from the official Brazilian Blowout website:

“The BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT is the most innovative and effective professional smoothing treatment in the WORLD! Through the use of a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex and a proprietary polymer system, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine! What makes us different? The ONLY Professional Smoothing Treatment that improves the health of the hair. No Damage and No Harsh Chemicals! No Formaldehyde! Entire treatment completed in just 90 minutes! No down time! The minute you leave the salon, you can wash and air dry your hair, and it will be smooth, frizz-free and radiant! Results last up to 12 weeks. Leaves hair smooth and frizz-free WITHOUT harsh chemicals. Acai aftercare products ensure longest lasting results.”

If this is something you are interested in I offer the Brazilian Blowout treatment. Take a look at one of my recent clients who received the treatment:

Brazilian Blowout Before and After

Have the beautiful straight hair you have always wanted. Book your appointments today for this amazing hair treatment! You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter for my latest deals and updates.

HB Magazine Features Maria Armenteros Again

I had the pleasure of being featured again in the Summer 2010 issue of HB Magazine.  Check out the feature and one of my ads from the same magazine.

HB Magazine Features Maria Armenteros Again

Maria Armenteros HB Magazine Ad

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HB Magazine Features Maria Armenteros

Did you happen to catch the Winter 2009 issue of HB Magazine? I was featured in the issue in the Health & Wellness section about my Laser Hair Loss Treatment. Check out my article below:

HB Magazine - Maria Armenteros Feature

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Ocean’s Rendezvous Style Guide: Love Features Maria Armenteros

Do you read Ocean Magazine? If you do you may have noticed that I am featured in the FW 2009/10 #16 edition in the Rendezvous Style Guide: Love section . Here is the cover and my feature:

Ocean FW 2009/2010

For more information about Ocean Magazine please visit their official website.

Laser Hair Therapy: An Alternative Treatment for Hair Loss?

Laser Hair Therapy

Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women. It is estimated that 25% of all men begin to experience hair loss by age 30 and two thirds by the age of 60. For women, 50% will experience some form of hair loss by age 50.

What Causes Hair Loss?

It’s normal for people to lose an average of 100 to 125 hairs per day! Just like our furry animal friends we shed hair which is then replaced by younger hairs. When we experience abnormal hair loss, the hair sheds faster then it can be replaced, or it is replaced by thinner and weaker hair. In each subsequent cycle it tends to become thinner and thinner and may eventually not come back at all.

There are many reasons why people experience hair loss. Stress, diet, general health and aging are all cause for abnormal or excessive loss of hair. However, 95% of all cases are due to “Androgenetic Alopecia,” more commonly know as “Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss.” This is a genetic condition that affects up to 40 million men and 20 million women in the United States.

The Power of Light

Light is energy. Since the dawn of time, the sun has been the source of all life on earth. All forms of life, no matter how primitive or how advanced, derive sustenance from life-giving light.

Scientists have long known that light has an effect on cell function. Light has the power to heal, but the lack of light can also cause serious illness. Remove a plant from sunlight and it will wither and die. Place an infant born prematurely with jaundice under a simple blue light and the symptoms are reversed.

During the summer months when we are exposed to more hours of natural sunlight we find that our hair grows faster and thicker. It is the red spectrum of sunlight that stimulates the blood supply to our scalp and causes this biological phenomenon.

Discovery of Laser Therapy

While conducting research on mice in 1964, Dr. Andre Mester of Budapest Hungary, used a low reactive laser to heal wounds that would not respond to other treatment. Using the laser, he was able to hyper-stimulate skin cell growth in the effected area, thus healing the wounds. He noticed a surprising side effect – the laser also stimulated hair growth in the treated area where longer, thicker hair appeared. In subsequent testing, both results were duplicated involving diabetic patients with wounds that would not heal.

How Does It Work?

Unlike high powered lasers that use heat to cut through tissue, low level laser therapy uses red and near-infrared light on the cool end of the light spectrum. This “cool laser” is able to penetrate deep into tissues of the scalp, stimulating micro-circulation of blood supply, cell metabolism and protein synthesis through the process of photo bio-stimulation.

Laser Hair Therapy (LHT) is a new, non-surgical, scientific approach in the treatment of hair loss, thinning hair and scalp problems. LHT has been medically tested and is FDA approved for safety and effectiveness.

Hair restoration clinics around the world have been documenting the success of the Laser Hair Therapy as an important tool to stop the progression of hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Clinical studies have shown that many benefits of Laser Hair Therapy:

  • Cessation of hair loss
  • Increase in hair volume
  • Stimulation of the hair follicle
  • Promotion of thicker, stronger and healthier hair
  • Strengthening and nourishing of weak hair

Laser hair therapy has proved to be a viable option for both men and women who are in the early stages of hair loss and general thinning.

If you experience sudden and excessive hair loss you should first see your family doctor or dermatologist to check on the possible cause of individual hair loss. Correct diagnosis is critical in the prevention of possible permanent scarring in the affected areas of the scalp.

Photo: Hair Loss Control Clinic

Bake Sale for Haiti

Bake Sale for Haiti

The people of Haiti need your help! The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti recently has left so many without food and shelter. Ambiance Spa, Salon Ambiance and Convoy of Hope have teamed up to help raise money for those suffering in Haiti. We will be holding a Bake Sale on January 29th and January 30th 2010 and donating all the proceeds to Convoy of Hope.  We will also donate $5 to emergency kits from any services booked on those days and cash donations can also be received. Convoy of Hope can multiply cash donations into considerably more product that gets into the hands of those they serve. For every unrestricted $1.00 contribution that Convoy of Hope receives, they are able to distribute $7.00 (wholesale value) of goods (food, water, ice, clothing, medical supplies, school supplies, etc.). For more information about Convoy of Hope please visit

For more information about our services please visit and and for any questions please visit us on Facebook at or call 714-846-3010. The address is 5075 Warner Ave Suite 204 Huntington Beach, CA, 92649

Winter Frizz


It’s that time of year again! Winter is here and that means they way you style and maintain your hair has to change for the season. Depending on where you are in the world, winter weather varies. Some places are damp and snowy and others rainy and windy but whatever the weather, it all affects your hair. A common winter hair problem is frizz. This can be caused by the weather but also your winter accessories like hats, hoods, scarves, beanies, etc. Here are some wonderful tips from Bella Sugar by famed stylist John Frieda, along with Harry Josh, on how to handle winter frizz.