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Airbrush Tanning Hollywood

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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.

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.



Over processed color

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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 …

Bold Brows are in for 2012

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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. 


Whitney Houston Remembered

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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.