Monday, June 18, 2018

Wedding Hair Gift Guide - Bridal Beauty Gift Set

The Ultimate Wedding Hair and Bridal Beauty Gift

Wedding hair and makeup take a lot of planning and bridal beauty is a very important part of wedding day and all of the events leading up to that special day. 




Brides and guests alike love the wedding day beauty experience.  Nothing could be more exciting for the bride than to spend those moments "backstage" with her closest friends or loved ones and experiencing "hair and makeup" as if they were getting ready to go onstage for their big role in a movie.  Lights, Camera, Action.

Many times wedding hair and makeup are booked for the bride as well as her special guests, and other times, the time and costs of hair and makeup application and appointment times can get costly. So Gloss & Toss Hair Products has created that perfect wedding day beauty gift that every bride can give her bridesmaids and special guests.

Introducing The Bridal Beauty 3 Piece Set from Gloss & Toss Hair Care. This 3 Piece Gift Set includes: 
  • Shine Hair Serum - The ultimate hair serum for smooth silky hair
  • Detangle Brush - Our lightweight detangling hair brush with 170 ultra-flexible bristles
  • Flex Spray Versatile Styling Hair Spray with ProVitamin B5

Give the gift of beauty on your wedding day with the Bridal Beauty 3 Piece Set from Gloss & Toss Hair Care Products.   Available online at glossandtoss.net

Friday, March 30, 2018

International Quilt Market for Quilting - Portland

Quilt Market 2018 Portland

Small Business Sales and Marketing Consulting with Billy Lowe
Let me begin by saying, "I DON'T QUILT!"  But my family has a rich history of crafts, music, and creating.  Wait did I mention cooking and baking? And after 25+ years in retail sales and marketing, life on the red carpet as a hair stylist, and basic knowledge of today's retail market, I've been asked to share some experiences at the International Quilting Convention in Portland, Oregon this year.

It's no secret that e-commerce and "deal of the day" campaigns have had a negative impact on many small businesses and industries as a whole.  So,,, I'll be speaking at the Quilting Convention in Portland in May (2018).  But let me confess right up front, I am not a quilter myself and know nothing about the subject matter except that my Grandmother quilted for years and was quite the creative person and that was "the tie that binds" and sparked an interest in my team to submit content to the organizers for a possible speaking opportunity. She worked as a seamstress for Macon Manufacturing Shirt Company in Macon, Georgia as did her daughter and sister-in-law.  I remember Grandma would come home so many times with bags and bags of fabric strips, spools and spools of thread, and thousands and thousands of buttons which she turned into necklaces.

A photo of my amazing Grandmother. I'm sure she was
showing off her tomato plants here? And yes she made
her dress.
When I think of all of the things I DO know and things I HAVE accomplished, they are all fun and somewhat impressive but quilting is not even on the table. So what is?  Well obviously I've worked in the health and beauty markets for 25+ years in sales and marketing leadership, and somehow landed on the red carpet as Hollywood hair guy meeting red carpet demands year after year. Throw in a few amazing consulting gigs and supporting the launch of some incredible products and brands in addition to owning my own "storefront business" in Los Angeles - there's some great stuff to work with I'd say.

DON'T QUIT. QUILT! What does it mean?  If you look closely, there's only one difference in those two words.  I wonder if you can see what it is.  I wonder what you think the meaning is. I don't think quitting means we have to close a business or a door. Many times we "quit" before we even get out the door in the morning to head to work.  To me it's more about actions and attitudes. Many times we feel we are "out of gas" or "out of answers" and we need to refresh or recharge.  Having someone navigate for us or provide a fresh thought or insight (even from another industry) is super impactful and gets us charged again.

The International Quilt Market Quilting and Education Convention will be a great event and the DON'T QUIT. QUILT! workshop allows attendees to catch some fresh ideas, and "roll out the red carpet" for their customers in a whole new way, whether they are celebrities or not.  My ideas about THINKING AROUND THE CORNER are really about perception and knowing your businesses well enough to trust your instinct, and lean back on THE LETTER L - which is at the very heart of most of what we do.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 
INTERNATIONAL QUILT MARKET
OREGON CONVENTION CENTER (PORTLAND)
MAY 11, 2018 WEEKEND
(registered attendees only)

DON'T QUIT. QUILT!

FRIDAY - MAY 11, 2018   6-7PM
SPEAKER: BILLY LOWE - Celebrity hair stylist, Founder of Gloss & Toss® Hair Care & consultant for companies large and small striving for excellence in their brand growth and development.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Red Carpet Hair Styling Products - Best of Beauty

Shop our Red Carpet Hair Styling Kit and Best of Beauty Products.

Los Angeles is Red Carpet Hair and Beauty Buzz during Awards Seasons.  Many movie "nods" are given,  head-to-toe beauty appointments get booked, and fans around the world tune in to see who won, how often, and what the element of beauty was for the event. What's not to be missed?

From Celebrity SWAG bags to step and repeat photos, and the anticipation of who actually won, it's non stop action (and helicopters all night long).  And on top of all of that excitement will be the follow up photos in your favorite magazines dishing who showed up, who wore what, and how it was done.


Red Carpet Results To Go!

Here's how you can get a Red Carpet hair style yourself without spending hours on your hair at home or the pain and frustration of pins and clips. We think is all about keeping it easy and being you, rather than being pinned up!  This super tip "Destresses your Tresses!"

Gloss & Toss® Hair Care is proud to launch the first ever Red Carpet Rescue Hair Styling Kit.  While we know that's a mouthful, it just about covers everything we wanted it to be including 7 amazing items from our brand in a really cool carrying case made for Gloss & Toss Hair Products brand.  I've had the honor of working many of those red carpet  events and the days move so quickly and usually begin at 5:00A.M.  It's no wonder hair starts losing shape or makeup needs a little TLC by early afternoon or evening.

Step 1: Shampoo & Condition as normal
Step 2: On damp/clean hair (we recommend Daily Nourish Shampoo & Conditioner Duo) mist Prep and add Shine Serum, as well as Root Lift from Gloss & Toss Hair Care   (https://glossandtoss.net)

Dry hair loosely to about 80-90% dry (finger styling).   Then begin using your Gloss & Toss brushes or other round brushes. As each section is dry,  wrap section around fingers and clip to scalp area w/ classic pins.  Mist with Flex Spray, and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.  Remove pins, shake loose and Voila.   Finish styling according to your hair type or desired outcome.   This is not a "fix it" tip, it's a supporting tip to add more volume and movement.

The Red Carpet Rescue Hair Styling Kit is available online and includes:  

7 of our amazing hair care products, styling tip cards, and a great carrying case.
  • Daily Nourish Shampoo & Conditioner Duo
  • Prep leave-in conditioner
  • Shine - our signature blow-dry serum
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Flex-Spray Versatile Hairspray with ProVitamin B5
  • Detangle Brush - Our Detangle and Multi-Purpose Hair Brush

We'll be bringing more info along and along so hold onto those tresses and keep those heels ready for the red carpet.  

Please visit https://glossandtoss.net for more details



Thursday, November 02, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 and Gift Ideas from Gloss & Toss Hair Care

The Ultimate Holiday Beauty Gift Guide ideas are here.

Glossandtoss.net Red carpet hair, Hollywood hair products can be ordered onlihew

Online PR News – 02-November-2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Holiday Gift Guide ideas tell us what's new and what's next! That's what's on everyone's mind this year other than ordering online. Gloss & Toss Hair Care is no stranger to online excellence and the convenience of having those orders filled. In fact, it's so well loved not just by customers at home, but celebrities and leading hair stylists in Hollywood are using Gloss & Toss Hair Products behind the scenes of Hollywood and for themselves.
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"There's something for everyone!" says celebrity hair stylist Billy Lowe, founder of Gloss & Toss Hair Products and Hollywood Hair Stylist. "We are proud to announce 3 amazing value sets this year that fits a variety of needs and a variety of budgets." Lowe comes from a long history of sales and marketing leadership in the global health and beauty world and after years of life on the red carpet as a key hair stylist, Gloss & Toss Hair Care was the next natural progression career wise.
Gloss & Toss Hair Care has taken front row in the world of beauty must haves and holiday gift guide ideas this year! There's truly something for everyone and customers love the ease of shopping online as well as our online hair style tips.
The three holiday beauty bundles range in price from $35.00 to $85.00 and include a variety of products. The $35.00 package includes the ever-popular Gloss & Toss Detangle Brush as well as Flex Spray Versatile Styling Hairspray (with low, medium, high settings). The $45.00 holiday package includes the brand's signature Shine hair serum, the Detangle Brush, and Flex Spray as well. The final $85.00 holiday package includes Gloss & Toss Daily Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner Duo, Prep leave-in conditioner and strengthener, Hair and Scalp Healing Oil, and Fortify Hair, Skin and Nail Supplement. These are easy shopping solutions whether it's for someone at home, a gift exchange at work, yourself, or even your hair stylist or salon professional.
Gloss & Toss is a cruelty-free brand, tested, tried and true - never on animals - only people! Gift the gift of beauty this season with a haircare brand that all of Hollywood is raving about, as are customers from around the world. Experience Gloss & Toss Hair Care and see why customers are saying things like, "My hair looks and feels healthier than before!" or, "I've noticed my hair doesn't fall out as much!" and even celebrity shout outs like, "These products work! I loved my hair for the press day thanks to Gloss & Toss!"
Gloss & Toss has made it easy to shop online and learn a styling tip or two along the way from their creative stylists. Follow along on social media and watch for the exciting year end beauty tips and ideas as well.
Gloss & Toss Hair Care helps demystify the world of Hollywood Beauty by making products and services easily available online. Happy Holidays!
Visit glossandtoss.net and follow us socially @glossandtoss

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hollywood Beauty and The Red Carpet

The red carpet is a fictional character.  


Well, sort of. When I travel for work, people ask what it's like to work on the red carpet or as a hair stylist in Hollywood and I simply tell them "The red carpet is wherever you put one. Hollywood just televises it."  The red carpet seems such a mystery to people "way out there."  It seems to be something that's untouchable or unreachable.  But truthfully, it's available to you no matter where you are.  They sell them at Home Depot in fact.

Living in Los Angeles, many of us drive by historic landmarks every day and we don't even see it anymore.  "Hollywood" is a sign on a hill that became a celebrity itself.  At one time it was just someone's property.  Then some letters went up on that hill that represent your favorite movie or actor and those letters became a destination.  But to those of us that work in the service industry, namely health and beauty, we're inspired by the world of Hollywood, and beauty and glamour have always been part of that.  So  if you're a salon or spa owner or a health/beauty service provider, you can roll out the red carpet wherever you are and give your customers that same "star treatment" to enhance service levels and to give them a compelling reason to return time and time again. The red carpet could be any color. Your "red carpet experience" can be anything you want it to be.

Three things that can make a Red Carpet Difference in your business:

1.  Fresh flowers.   A nice vase and a quick stop by the supermarket and for $9.99 you've completely changed the environment or at least the reception area.

2.  Spa water.  Some cucumbers, fresh lemon, a water dispenser full of ice and voila. It gives customers something to talk about and they really do appreciate it.

3.  Serve yourself station.  A coffee pot from home, some cookies or mints, a small "beauty tip card" on the service station and you've warmed their hearts and you've shared something useful.

What a difference some simple solutions can make.  Customers appreciate it and they notice!!!  I've come to enjoy working with salons and beauty experts everywhere and helping them be the best and to experience the best at what they are doing.   We learn little by little, whether it's a style idea or a business practice.  But often times in the creative space, some of those business principles are never taught.  I've been fortunate to learn from a variety of opportunities whether it was styling hair on set - or managing retail accounts and I'll be rolling out some workshops and discovery sessions.

So if you know a salon owner who is perhaps working through some business changes or perhaps experiencing employee turnover, or maybe you know an individual beauty expert who would like to grow their business and they aren't sure how, I'd love to speak with them and help them set some ideas in motion.  We all need a mentor and someone to look up to and learn from.  I've always enjoyed learning and still do.  Someone told me years ago "You can't always be the greatest asset in the room. Otherwise, how will you grow yourself?" 

So I want to encourage my friends and colleagues in the world of health and beauty that as we enter another year end and head into another wonderful year full of opportunities (isn't every day?) give your customers something to talk about other than pink hair. Roll out the red carpet for them.  And if you're not sure what to do or you'd like to make some changes in your business goals, I'm here to help. For more information on salon education or salon consulting just hover over those two words and click.

Billy Lowe
Hollywood Hair Stylist & Founder of Gloss & Toss Hair Care

"Demystifying the world of Hollywood beauty."

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Makeover events Los Angeles - Plan a makeover as part of your Hollywood visit

Book a makeover in Los Angeles or Southern California during your vacation 

Perhaps a makeover party would be the ticket. Or maybe you'd like to nominate someone for a makeover for a lifetime achievement or a simple "pamper me" day in the Southern California area. Is your company planning a year end "employee of the year" celebration and you're wondering what to give?  How about a national sweepstakes prize give away? Or perhaps you'd like to have a Hollywood makeover event brought to you on location. Wherever you are, scheduling a makeover is just as exciting as it sounds.


BILLY LOWE HAS WORKED JUST ABOUT EVERY SIDE OF THE HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY INDUSTRY AND HE'S A TRUSTED SOURCE WHEN IT COMES TO DELIVERING AN OUTSTANDING BEAUTY OR MAKEOVER EVENT.

When it comes to scheduling a makeover in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills areas, even throughout Southern California, my team and I have had the great opportunity to roll out the red carpet for many exciting events from product launches to trade shows, consumer engagements and community activities.  I've even had the great fortune (some may say.....) to work on 30+ episodes of a reality makeover show so I've seen all of the ins and outs of the makeover world and just about everything that goes along with it.  From $10,000 makeover events in NYC to Hollywood backstage passes and spa VIP treatments, we've got the connections here to make your visit or experience an exciting one. Not looking to go over the moon?  That's OK too.  A simple appointment for hair and makeup will leave you looking and feeling worthy of the red carpet.

Makeover events are exciting for any of the following opportunities:

  • A celebration or accomplishment
  • A "Pamper Me" party weekend
  • A prize give-away
  • A corporate event
  • Friends get-away
and more.  Makeovers can be fun and they can be for everyone. Visit www.billylowe.com for more information about booking a makeover in Los Angeles or on location and we look forward to rolling out the red carpet for you.

Some makeover package ideas include:


  1. A simple hair & makeup touch-up
  2. Hair cut/color & makeup application for a special event
  3. Head to toe consultations and simple hair style and light make-up finishing
  4. Head to toe makeover including cut, color, make-up, wardrobe consultation and shopping
  5. Head to toe makeover including a full weekend of beauty, fitness/wellness daily routine, wardrobe consultation and shopping
Those are just a few ideas to get your juices flowing when it comes to thinking about a makeover event.  My team and I look forward to hearing from you so visit the website today to find out more. 

billylowe.com



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Frizz to Fab - Styling Tips to Help Frizzy Hair

FRIZZ TO FAB - Ways to identify, treat, prevent and conceal frizz. 

How to tame frizzy hair and treat and conceal frizz in your hair style.

HALLMARK HOME & FAMILY
FRIDAY JULY 28, 2017
10AM (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS)


I was delighted once again to return to the Home and Family Show on the Hallmark Channel to discuss FRIZZ TO FAB.   Customers and clients everywhere all have many of the same concerns and the topic of frizz comes up quite frequently.  It can mean the absolute difference between a great hair day and a lousy hair day.

1.  What causes frizz?
2.  How do we treat frizz?
3.  Can we prevent frizzy hair?
4.  Are there any hair styles where we can conceal frizz? 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Grandma's Coin Jar

I have a sweet tooth.  There I said it.

I don't care how much sugar, how much fat, or how much anything it has in it - if it looks good and I want to try it, I'm going to.

My Grandmother was my favorite person on earth.  She believed in my mind and encouraged everything I ever wanted to do.  When she passed away in 1999, a part of my childhood did as well and I  knew I had to somehow keep the magic and Hope of life alive within myself to keep her vision and "push" going.  My Aunt Vivian once said Grandma could pray the paint off of a wall and that when she passed away, Aunt Vivian looked up and thought to herself "Lord who's gonna pray for me now?"  Grandma prayed for everyone, their pets, and their fleas.  She was the kindest, most gentle and loving person, and she wouldn't think twice about friends just popping in for a visit and she'd have a meal prepared in 5 minutes that looked like it had taken an hour.   "Y'all come on in."  she would say.  "I was just about to put some potatoes on so you may as well stick around and enjoy them."  Before they actually arrived Grandma was probably folding laundry in the back somewhere and potatoes were the last thing on her mind.

She didn't have a lot of money but throughout the  year she separated her silver coins and her pennies (usually grocery store change).