Showing posts from March 21, 2010


MOVE OVER STARBUCKS! THERE'S A NEW KING IN TOWN! Seriously the best treats in Southern California. And it's true, romance isn't the only thing the French are good at. Look out stair-master, I've found a new workout.

As long as I stick to my program, walk a mile there, and walk a mile back, I have no problem indulging in my daily chocolate croissant and sweet crepe full of strawberries, bananas and delicious nutella. But that isn't the only thing on these beautifully appointed servers. From fresh icecream to delicious coffees, you'll never be disappointed by the sweet and savory tastes from my friends at PLAISIR in West Hollywood.

Tell 'em Billy sent ya.

Photo:   Plaisir West Hollywood - Chef Phillip serving up delicious treats.

Summer Hair Tips - Healthy Hair

Summertime is right around the corner and so are all those trips to the beach. Here's a few hot tips to get you summertime ready.

1. Before you swim or surf, wet hair & apply daily conditioner through to the ends. Do not rinse out. This will help coat the hair & prevent absorption of excess chemicals or salt.

2. NEVER let ocean or pool water dry in your hair. Shampoo immediately after swimming when possible.

3. Remember to use UV defenders when out in the sun (sunflower oil is a common ingredient in many products which helps defend against solar damage).

4. Always wear a wide brim hat when out in the sun for your hair & skin.


Billy Lowe


Recently, a client asked
"I have very thin brown hair that grows very fast, about to the middle of my back. I have a round face, and I also have bangs that are very thick. I want to get it cut in about a month, but I'm not sure what style I should do because I've gotten it cut short before and I wash it the next day and it’s frizzy and bushy. If you have any style ideas let me know. I’m 22. "
"Thanks for reading Sophisticates hairstyle Guide.  First of all, take a look at your styling tools.  When you style your hair, I recommend using round brushes with metal or ceramic barrels and wire bristles (not boar bristles).   Boar and nylon bristles can pull the hair and fray the ends if you're not careful and at-home blow-outs are not always easy to do anyway.  Depending on the length of your hair - remember you can always take more.   Go for a shoulder length cut with soft layers and external movement.  This works well with the "heavy bang&q…