Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Hair Styling Tips - Beauty Tips for Fall Hair

Click link for great fall hair tips from the Gloss & Toss creative team.  Gorgeous fall hair is a cinch but there are a few things to consider before making color or cut changes this season.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How to book a Hollywood Makeover - Los Angeles Makeovers - Beverly Hills


Scheduling a Hollywood makeover is a dream for many.  We see the shows, we experience the stories and get to know the makeover candidates little by little along their own journey towards their Hollywood Makeover.  For many people, knowing where to start can somewhat be a challenge especially not living in Los Angeles.

Through the years I've had many wonderful opportunities in reality television, news segments, and makeover experiences and my colleagues and I are extremely excited about rolling out the red carpet for you in creating your own makeover appointment here in Los Angeles and southern California.

I'm proud to partner with my friend Jill Laine, a Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist and Lifestyle expert to roll out these amazing sessions.  Packages start at $1,295 per person and we can create 1-day or multiple day opportunities for your experience.  

If you can't make it to Los Angeles, we also have solutions for that.  We can bring makeover packages to you with our on location makeover solutions.  

Visit or for more information and contact us to find out more or to tell us a bit more about your makeover questions or needs.   We look forward to working with you soon.


BILLY LOWE - WWW.BILLYLOWE.COM       310-430-4045


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sunsets in Southern California can certainly be breathtaking indeed.  Perhaps these are some of the most beautiful I've seen in my life.  There's (almost) nothing better than a warm summer evening, a slight breeze blowing in from the east, and finding a great rooftop somewhere to enjoy these precious and rare moments.

I was out for a long walk with my dog Panda yesterday (Sept 8, 2014) and now the sun starts going down a little after 6pm, and from 7pm til about 7:20pm - it's just such a gorgeous cast of reds, yellows, golds and it's like the sky is on fire.   It's almost like something out of a movie about Ancient Greece.  Typical Hollywood Sunset I must agree.

As I'm spending a bit more time reflecting lately, I'd love for my blog to be a lot less "promotional" and a lot more of a diary of my life, my findings, thoughts I reflect on, and things I hope to see or photos I hope to take that may inspire someone.  As I was driving back from business meetings today, I realized that much of my life didn't turn out as I had planned (yet).  But then I had a sudden realization that the things i THOUGHT I wanted or hoped for - were not things I needed (or truly wanted as I look back on it).

Give thanks for what you have today.  It's all we have actually - just today, just right now, just the end of this sentence - if you're even reading this post.


Billy Lowe

Monday, September 08, 2014

Santa Monica Makeover - Santa Monica hair stylist - hair salon

The Ultimate Hollywood Makeover Experience.

Each year countless travelers hit sand and surf here in Southern California and enjoy a little west coast living whether for personal or professional reasons.  Year after year, my team is called upon by many of these tourists and guests for their own Hollywood Makeover experience.

Having spent years on and off the red carpet as well as working on many hit reality shows, we've learned a thing or two about scheduling makeover experiences.  From hair to makeup, wardrobe shopping and even medi-spa services, the list goes on and on with products and services that are available for your own makeover experience.

For more information please visit and use the CONTACT US information page online to tell us more about your visit.   We look forward to working with you.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Beauty Quotes - Motivational Quotes

Once in a while an idea will come to mind and I've been writing and reflecting a lot more these days.  I was at the beach today with my dog Panda and felt the coolness of the water on my feet (she stays a good 10-15 feet from the foam on the beach but it's fun to watch her chase the water), the wind in my face and the gentle sway of the palm trees overhead.  As I watched the bikers, joggers and volleyball players soak in a little sun, I then realized how great the breeze felt on my face and thought how great it must feel to those running or biking along the strand.

Panda and I took a few minutes away from the water to sit in the sun and I realized when she was still she became hot sitting in the sun - and moving around closer to the water she enjoyed much more and it kept her a bit more cool.   Suddenly it hit me.  If you want more wind, you just have to run a little faster; bike a little harder, move a bit more.  So I came up with the motivational quote above.  

So to all the movers and shakers of the world - go for it.  Run a little more, push a little harder, never give up.  There is the most amazing feeling when the wind hits your face and you feel the sweetness of the air against your body.  The overwhelming rush of accomplishment, the "I did it" or "I'm doing it" sensation.  We don't quite get that feeling when we're sitting around or are complacent.

Life is to be lived, enjoyed and savored.  Find the wind and move into it.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fall Hair Trends 2014

Well it's no secret - Labor Day is over and the days are already shorter.   The Gloss & Toss team are hard at work this season with many upcoming events, design, production, and so much more.  Fall truly is my favorite time of year and while we don't get much "weather" here in Los Angeles we celebrate seasons in so many ways.  Fall is definitely a a great time to experiment and have a little fun with color and accessories.  Simply put - TRY SOMETHING NEW.

Ask your hair stylist for a little color diversity, lowlights, dimension or deeper hues this season.  It doesn't have to be an all over color (though it can be) but we think you'll have a little more fun if you try something new this season.  Posted under hair color beverly hills.

Monday, September 01, 2014


Book a HOLLYWOOD MAKEOVER with celebrity hair stylist Billy Lowe & Team.
Visit for more information or catch the info beLOWE. 
Schedule your own HOLLYWOOD MAKEVOER!  We're excited this season to roll out Hollywood Makeover bookings with celebrity hair stylist BILLY LOWE & his red carpet team.  From hair, makeup, wardrobe shopping and everything in between - we'll help you through your own makeover experience in a day, a weekend, or even a week-long event for you and a group of friends.

Billy Lowe has worked on countless reality makeover shows, news segments and beauty campaigns and our creative team can help you look and feel your best and give you tools you need to keep the look even after you return home.

Please visit and use the CONTACT US page to tell us more about your visit to Los Angeles or what your needs may be.  We are also happy to roll out the red carpet to you and a group of friends in your hometown.   Just send us an email.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to School Shopping

Order Gloss & Toss® at or Amazon

Yet another year has come and almost gone, kids are back to school, and we here in Hollywood are bracing ourselves for another awards season.   I launched my hair serum Gloss & Toss this year (with many years in development) and this little baby is popping up all over the place.

Amidst some end-of-summer beach days and last minute back to school shopping Gloss & Toss® hair shine serum was featured here & there this year in some beauty blogger posts which is really exciting.

You can order Gloss & Toss® by visiting us online at or by searching for us on

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cruelty free cosmetics - no animal testing - Gloss And Toss Scores again

I'm pleased to announce that Gloss & Toss was featured in an interview with LEAPING BUNNY today (Friday the 25th) to their 40,000+ email subscribers.    We posted about this on our GLOSS & TOSS BLOG and hope you enjoy the read.

We're working hard to support cruelty free cosmetics and making the world a better place one product, one customer, one purchase at a time.

There are many hair serum categories and we're pleased with our efforts to be the leader in this hair care category.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to dentangle your hair

How to detangle your hair

The creative team of Gloss & Toss wrote a fabulous article on their blog on "How to detangle your hair!"    I suggest checking it out here.   Hair tangling leads to damage, breaking and overall unhealthy looking hair.  Over processing your hair (color or heat) can also lead to dry, fragile and easily tangled hair.   Fine hair is also prone to tangling.  Be sure to read the blog post from above (click the link above) and read the article about detangling hair.    Not only has Gloss & Toss produced the most amazing hair serum - we strive to put out countless beauty products that are sure to win the votes of clients around the world.  We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wet Brush - Dry Brush - Introducing the GLOSS And TOSS Wet Dry Brush - Detangle Brush

Hair Brushes and accessories are such a mystery to most but as the founder and creator of the brand GLOSS & TOSS, these are just my random thoughts about hair styling tools, what to use, and how.  The efforts behind our creative team are showing up with aplomb - and our manufacturers are hot on our trail producing only the finest in boxes, display units and so much more.

But most exciting to me was the delivery of our first sample brushes and their retail boxes for the GLOSS & TOSS WET/DRY BRUSHES AS WELL AS OUR ROUND BRUSHES.

The picture above will show you what we've been up to lately in addition to promoting our amazing hair shine serum and we just know you're going to love this line up even more by adding these great hair styling brushes to your at-home beauty routine.  Keep checking back here for more information and be sure to check out our site by visiting for more great information and hair style typs.

Monday, July 14, 2014

What to wear to a Hollywood themed party

Billy Lowe helps style these Los Angeles
tourists for an A-List Party
If you're looking at what to wear to a Hollywood themed party, there are so many options.  There's current trend, yester-year, "space-aged" themes, couples, and so much more.

I love themed parties and special events.  I especially love getting involved in the hair, makeup & wardrobe process for themed or "out of the box" events.  Hair, Makeup & Wardrobe are critical elements of any event and can make or break your party!

Here are just a few thoughts in how to plan for a party where hair, makeup and wardrobe are involved.

  1. Be sure you're working with a seasoned expert.  He or she will not only know what they're doing, they'll also have a vast index of connections to get things done. 
  2. Think about your "theme" as well as the season of your event.   This will help you tie it all together.  
  3. Think about your guests.   Will they be able to "pull it off?"    Don't go too overboard.   You want your guests to have a great time.  
  4. Do a run-through/fitting before your event to be sure you're comfortable with hair/makeup, and that your wardrobe fits if it's a themed or costume party.   Pre-fitting and run throughs always help.  
  5. Look at your vendor list. Do you have all the right people for your event? 
  6. Allow breathing room in your budget.   You never know -you just may need an extra set of hands for your event.  
When I'm coordinating an event, special launch, or project - these are just a few of the things I take into consideration and hope they help you as well.

People who can help you dress to impress:

Wardrobe-Stylists-Los-Angeles - Visit

Costume-Designers-Los-Angeles - Check out Bob Mackie

Hair-And-Makeup-Los-Angeles - Check out yours truly at

Friday, July 11, 2014

Color Correction Beverly Hills, Hair Color Los Angeles

Color correction


So you've gotten your hair colored and now you're pissed!  That subtle blonde is either too brassy, or your beautiful chestnut brown looks more like muddy shoe polish and you've spent 5 hours in the hair salon only to leave still very unhappy.   Color and color correction is not the easiest thing to perfect.  I've spent countless years in hair color in beverly hills and on hit reality shows, news segments, product launches, and trade shows around the world and I've seen color of all kinds here and there.  Color is art - it's not a science.   There are many "science rules" that I bend in order to perfect hair color and it's a career path that I've chosen to specialize in and one that I absolutely love.

The biggest problems with many hair color procedures are the following:

  1. Stylists leave color or lightener on too long
  2. Stylists use developers that are too strong
  3. Stylists leave clients under the dryer for far too long (most of the time added heat simply isn't necessary)
  4. Poor color formulations
  5. Lack of understanding lifting procedures and what's actually possible
  6. Lack of understanding of grey coverage
  7. Lack of color knowledge or simple color basics 
These are just a few of the reasons that many color procedures go awry.

If you're looking for color correction in Beverly Hills, or color correction in Los Angeles, and you don't know where to turn, I would love to work with you.  Please visit and book your appointment today.

I've had the honor of being featured in countless media sources throughout the years - and love hair color.     I look forward to working with you and seeing you soon.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Grooming tips for dogs - Pet grooming tips

Pet grooming tips for your dog.   While I'm not a professional pet groomer, I've worked in the health and beauty industry for nearly 20 years now and a large "chunk" of that time has been in hair and makeup, as well as individual beauty tips.  As a kid, we always had pets around whether it was a dog, a goldfish, my brothers had lizards and bugs of all kinds, and there was always a sense of care and care taking in our home.

My dog, Panda, is now 4 years old and she and I have a great little routine and when it comes time for personal care and grooming, there's nothing better than a day of beauty for "him and her."  What I've noticed in pet grooming is that Panda always comes back so frisky, so sure of herself, and so lively.  Her expressions are much brighter, and she's out to see the world one leap, one bark, one tummy rub at a time.  Not to mention, I can see more of her than when she has and unkempt style.

Panda is half terrier, half havanese (so the adoption center thought), and as active as she is, grooming and care for her is really important.  Over the past 4 years, here's what I've discovered as a professional beauty expert and Hollywood hair stylist - and how I think it relates to my pet, and yours.

  1. Routine pet grooming helps prevent skin issues such as dryness, irritation, scratching, etc.  Skin needs to breathe and when your pet is covered with fur and the skin can't breathe, it is more prone to irritation.  
  2. Routine pet grooming keeps the coat healthier.   Just like our own hair cuts, the longer the fur gets, the more "unhealthy looking" it can become.  It can become discolored, it's harder to take care of, 
  3. Shorter hair in summer months can help keep your dog cooler.  
  4. Routine pet grooming helps prevent tangles and matting in your pet's care.  When Panda's hair gets too long, it is more prone to tangling, and picking up thorns or outside things that can get caught in the fur and cause irritation.
  5. Better grooming creates effective brushing of fur.  Routine brushing helps prevent tangles and matting, and helps create good circulation for your pet's skin.  
  6. When you take your dog for a walk, be sure to wipe their paws and tummy with soft paper towels.  I like VIVA Paper towels for pet grooming. 
  7. Trust your pet groomer.  I've heard horror stories where people take their pets to a groomer and they come back with scratches or further irritation.  Be sure your pet groomer's salon is clean, sanitary, and a safe place for your pet to visit.  
I hope these tips are helpful - and look forward to hearing your feedback on this blog or your thoughts about the content here.  

Yours in beauty, 


Sunday, July 06, 2014

How to choose the best hair dryer


I have worked in the health and beauty industry for nearly 20 years.  In my (humble)  experience there are many things one looks for when selecting the best hair dryer.   Obviously style, color, and personal touches mean a lot to each and every individual.   However there are major functions that must be taken into account when selecting a great hair dryer.  Will it fit when you travel?   How heavy is it?  Does it get hot enough to smooth hair out?  Is there a hot and cold option?  How many fan speed options are there?

There's so much that one looks for when selecting a hair dryer and last but not least - THE COST.  But there are 4 main elements to consider when selecting a good quality hair dryer to use at home or in the professional environment.

These 4 main elements include:
  • Weight
  • Heat
  • Force
  • Noise
Many hair dryers are powerful - but it makes them noisy or heavy.    Others are light-weight dryers but don't have the "force" or proper heating elements to get the desired results.    When all 4 things come together - a great hair dryer is born.  Other elements are to be considered such as:

  • Nozzle & size of nozzle
  • How many functions
  • Is there a "cool shot" 
  • Is it travel smart   (size wise)
  • Does it contain a case
etc etc.     Those are mostly personal preferences for your hair dryer - but hopefully these help.    Coming soon - GLOSS & TOSS HAIR DRYER & OTHER STYLING TOOLS.

Remember to look for GLOSS & TOSS HAIR SHINE SERUM on our Amazon Store for smooth, silky results whether you are blow-drying your hair or simply want a casual "wash and wear" look.

Check out this article from our friend at PinkySmiles for what she's calling the best hair serum on the market.