Being high maintenance to be low maintenance


Self-care is one trend that never goes out of style, and there are some secrets to maintaining a polished and well-groomed look throughout the month to keep you looking put together at every turn.  

There are kinds of high-maintenance practices you can implement for beauty, hair, and skincare that can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Your “I just rolled out of bed” look is about to get an upgrade.

All you have to do is be temporarily “high maintenance”, so you can be as low maintenance as possible during your day-to-day! Here’s how:

Crowning Glory

Healthy and well-maintained hair is a key element of a stunning appearance. Consult your hairstylist to find a weekly or monthly wash and condition treatment that matches your hair’s specific needs to keep it soft and manageable.

Your hair is now clean, healthy and strong. Consider trims to prevent split ends (hair that is divided into several parts at its end. This is often caused by dry, brittle hair) from travelling up the hair shaft. This will ensure length retention in the long run.

For those who enjoy experimenting with different hairstyles using weaves and wigs, Ambience Hair has wig maintenance services that make it easy for you to keep on top of your game. Take your matted wig to a nearby facility, and it will be washed, treated and blown in the requested style. Be sure to store your wigs on a wig stand to maintain their shape and try to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, heat, and humidity, as these can affect the texture and color.


Cuticle love

One often leads interactions with your hands; handshakes, fist pumps or hugs. Until you get your next appointment, clean your nails regularly to prevent the build-up of dirt and bacteria. Discuss options of gel, acrylic, or bio sculpture with your nail technician based on your needs. Each of them has its pros and cons but it is commonly agreed that there is almost nothing better than a fresh set.

Once done, apply a moisturizer to your hands and nails daily to prevent dryness and brittleness and use gloves while doing household chores to protect your nails (and hands) from harsh chemicals and detergents.


Sculpt and define

Semi-permanent makeup is the titan it is believed to be. Many turn to treatments such as brow tinting and lash extensions because it is the ultimate time saver, while also enhancing your natural beauty in a subtle, yet significant way.

It is popularly known that the most valuable commodity, is your time. While the high-maintenance to be low-maintenance way of life won’t be right for everyone, it can have many benefits. When you’re feeling the most energetic, book all your big appointments so that in the long run, you will at least be saving time in a myriad of ways.