Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hair Color in Hollywood

Billy Lowe styling hair for Oscars
Hair was certainly understated this year for The Oscars. 

Classic ponytails are still the rave in the world of celebrity beauty and shoulder length styles are certainly here to stay.  Cameron Diaz looked hot as usual with her fabulous do and Angelina Jolie gave us locks that were classic and romantic.  But one thing that was constant throughout the evening was flawless and radiant hair color that was so perfectly placed that it wasn't even worth mentioning.  While styles are usually the visible portion of hair, I can't help but notice color, color placement, and color results.  In a word - FLAWLESS.  Tones look softer, dimension is perfectly placed, and the blending and strapping of color gives better than natural looking results.   Slightly faded ends (ombre technique and dimensional highlights) gives that soft faded look and feel keeping hair looking soft and luxurious. 

Book your own color appointment today with the team of Billy Lowe for red carpet hair whether you're a celebrity or not.  We look forward to working with you and seeing you soon.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Airbrush Tanning Hollywood

Wanna get the scoop on airbrush tanning?    Celebrity stylist Billy Lowe chats with Melissa McNamara on some great Q/A's that fans may have on how to get the best results with airbrush tanning.  Watch this fun video and interview and get all your questions answered about this exciting Hollywood Beauty service.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Back to work Beauty

We're always excited to visit our friends at KCAL News at Noon for more beauty tips.   Sandra Mitchell we love you.
Here was a little feature created by Billy Lowe on Back to Work Beauty with our friend and makeup artist Melissa McNamara of Beautiful Outlook.    While this was to be shot from the waist up, we think the segment turned out pretty good.   Life in Hollywood.



Monday, February 20, 2012

Over processed color

So just how blonde is too blonde?  

The truth is I see so much over-blonding and over processed hair that looks anything but beautiful.  I can't believe what actually goes to print and what gets approved by art departments for the covers of magazines showing hot roots and bleeding color.    The problem with high lift blondes is that the root area can get "hot" as we call it, leading  to lines of demarcation at the scalp area, muddy looking color, and lines of demarcation at the previous color line if not blended correctly.

RARELY (if ever at all) do I use high lift colors for my base colors when blonding simply because the roots often look over processed and muddy.  Many hair stylists use a high lift blonde and then highlight on top of that.  In most of my blondes, I keep a darker to medium blonde tone at the base color and then  highlight on top of that so that I'm not over processing the hair, and I'm keeping a more natural look and feel at the root area.  The blending is a lot nicer, much more subtle, and you don't risk having hot (or over processed) roots that are often hard to control. 

Here are my key tips for analyzing whether or not you are too blonde or over processed.
  1. If your roots and eye color just don't seem to match, you know you're off. 
  2. If your roots have a spongy look and feel and hair looks really wirey at the root area, chances are you're way over processed
  3. If your color looks one dimensional from scalp to ends you could probably use a little tone or dimension
  4. If your base color has been lifted such that your scalp area looks bright golden, sometimes greenish, you're obviously lifted too much
For your base color, stay within 1-2 levels of your natural color and highlight all you want through that.   Highlights are magical and can make even the darkest of hair colors look bright and beautiful while still giving lots of great dimension for your hair color.  

When it comes to gorgeous color - visit BillyLowe.com today and book your appointment.  We'll see you on the red carpet.  

Bold Brows are in for 2012

According to backstage artists at the Christopher Kane 2012 show, bold brows are in.  

"The look is quite androgynous," said Lucia Pieroni for NARS Cosmetics at Christopher Kane.  "The skin is really glowing and luminous with bold, defined brows and a touch of nude lipstick on the lips."  

We'd like to hear what you think of this bold and framed look.  We love the subtle eye and subtle lip combination but not quite sure about the bold brows. 


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Whitney Houston Remembered

It certainly wouldn't be a beauty blog without honoring a woman who brought the best of beauty together in the form of life, love, music, and total beauty.  Whitney wasn't just a star, she was truly a super-star.   One of our favorite videos was Heartbreak Hotel.    Whitney made everything look seamless;  presence, singing, vision.   Whitney you'll always be remembered especially by those of us who have listened to you for years falling asleep with a little radio beside the bed as your voice lulled us off to another land.   We hope to see you on the other side.   Keep singing. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Alain Mikli Beverly Hills - Beauty and Vision

I must confess i'm a sucker for eyewear.   From my shades to match every outfit to eyewear for just about every other occasion, I love the look and mood that the perfect set of glasses can make.  I love the look of looking like I'm on vacation every day of my life.  The right pair of glasses can completely change a person's appearance, mood, personality and image.  This year I'm super excited to announce the opening of one of my favorite designers Alain Mikli in Beverly Hills.  Now through the end of February, they are celebrating their grand opening with an amazing offer.  

Their store is located at  9509 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210.
phone number is 310-247-9479

They are the 5th store to open in US and their hours are 10 to 6 Monday thru Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday. They are a full service facility and even have a lab on site!
As Alain says "come with your eyes and we will take care of the rest."

Tell them Billy Lowe sent you.  

Talk Less Greeting Cards

From break-up to make-up and everything in between, TALK LESS Greeting Cards have something for everyone!

We spoke to the creators of TALKLESSGREETINGS.COM who told us a little more about Talk Less.

"Greeting cards tell it like it is."  Their spokesmen say.  "We are a greeting card company and we make our products right here in Los Angeles and use soy based ink for our printing.  We also work with recycled materials in order to stay as eco-friendly as possible."

When it comes to fun and fabulous greetings, take a look at my friends at Talk Less.   


Friday, February 17, 2012

LuxeYard.com - Hot Luxury Finds

www.luxeyard.com
If you're online as much as we are, you must have heard by now about the hot new site called LuxeYard.com.  From lamps to throws, jewelry to get-aways, LuxeYard.com experts scout high and LOWE for today's hottest items and bring them right to you.  We've personally fallen in love with cashmere scarves, lamps, local deals and so much more and couldn't wait to bring this hot shopping news to our LoweLights.com viewers and fans. 

For modern home furnishings and luxury items, don't miss all the great products and finds from my good friends at LuxeYard.com.    Everyone's talking about it and we're sure you will be too. 

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