Today I am only going to write about thankfulness. Every day I wake up, I am thankful for my friends, my family, my extended family and my loyal customers. I am thankful when I meet new people who then become loyal customers. I am thankful for the Advanced Training I received at Vidal Sassoon, and Toni & Guy. For Salon Ambiance in Huntington Beach and for Ambiance Med Spa. Most of all  I am thankful when my customers take time out of their busy day to drop me a line, through email, or Facebook to tell me they are thankful for me. This is just one of the emails I recieved in the past two weeks:

Maria,

This is Beth. I am so happy to have met you and will be using your services again in the future.  I have given your card to my friend and I will share my experience on facebook.  I think is wonderful that Mike works at Salon Ambiance in Huntington Beach, too!!  Please  tell him you know me – he has wanted my husband to come in for some time now.   Oh, I don’t want to forget to let you know that Amy loves her feather!

I can not say thank you enough for repairing the damage done to my hair by the other Salon. When I went back a few days after my appointment to show them what had happened to my hair, the manager was defensive and not willing to help me, rather, I have to deal with the stylist herself – fun fun. Rather then being concerned and helpful, they said the integrity of the hair was compromised by hair dye – which I used on my roots – I never saturated the extension. Oh, well live and learn I guess.  If they had been willing to help me, even though mistakes were made, they would have had a loyal customer in me. Instead, YOU now have a satisfied, loyal customer who will refer you many new customers.

 

Thanks again,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!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/NXSBeauty#p/u/0/q1yxhopXHWs

 

Maria Armenteros

Huntington Beach

Salon Ambiance.

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!!!

Maria Armenteros

Salon Ambiance – Huntington Beach, Ca

www.mariaarmenteros.com

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.

brazilian blow outs, hair extensions, processed hair, bleached hairThere 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

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.

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 www.convoyofhope.org.

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