Many times my clients come to me with a certain hairstyle in mind. While their descriptions are helpful, pictures can be worth a thousand words. Sometimes I can tell if a style will look good on them by looking at the picture they bring with them. Does the picture show a woman who has the same shaped face? Is the picture showing someone with thick hair? Is my client’s hair the same type? Is the picture showing soft, loose curls, on a woman with thick, luxurious hair? If my client has thin, straight hair, then the style the come in hoping for will not work. BUT, I can work with their hair type and bone structure to give them something close, which will suit them better.
Take a look at this video, are there styles you like in here? Pick one or two and come see me, together we can make magic
hair by Maria
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!!!
I was watching an episode of “What Not to Wear” and I thought to myself, so many people don’t understand the impact of looking good. Many of the women who come on the show know somewhere inside them selves that they have given up. They are stuck with a look from 30 years ago, or 8 sizes ago, and they just don’t know how to move on!! Some have dry, unmanageable hair, and it causes them embarrasment and anquish just to get ready for an outing or a professional appointment.
On the show, the two stylists, Stacey and Clinton, work together with people to try and show them how the should dress. They first explain how their current wardrobe is not working, then show people examples of what would work better. And there is also a professional Hair Sylist on the show, to help them with their look.
Once Stacey and Clinton teach them how to shop for clothing and how to dress, you can see their whole “being” transform. People who were timid and shy become more outgoing. People who were sullen, or silly, become more upbeat and outgoing. You watch them at their reveal parties and they just strut in, twirling and proud to show off their new selves.
As a hairdresser and stylist, what means the most to me is the part of the show where the people are required to get their hair styled. So many of those men and women are attached to their hair, and fearful of changing anything about it. The women with long hair seem to be the most fearful. I must say, as a professional stylist, I understand their fear. Not everyone who has a license to cut hair is a good stylist. I have seen too many people come to me after having had their hair poorly cut by another stylist, just upset and in tears, asking me can you fix this.
Let me please say this. I invest in my business. I have been trained in some of the fines schools in the Industry, and I consistently go to seminars and training to keep my skills sharp and on the cutting edge. Cutting hair is NOT just about technique, it is about artistry, it is about having the experience to know how to shape thin hair, versus thick hair. It’s about cutting curly hair differently from straight hair. And color is another story all by itself. Think of color as chemistry. It’s not like when you go to the store and buy something off the shelf. I have had to learn how to mix just the right colors, how to blend them so people’s hair doesn’t end up looking flat and one dimensional.
At the end of the show, after the people have gone through all of the changes, they look like and act like whole new people, almost without exception. If you are in a place where your look is dragging you down, then You deserve that for yourself as well!!!
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/