Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How to look younger with the right hair style | beauty tips | hair tips

How to look younger with the right hair style.

Yes - you can take years away with the right shape, color and professional services and products.  I've always loved the side swept bang and dramatic parts and heavier distribution of hair to one side.  This look on Cameron Diaz is perfect.  WebMD covered some tips I shared on different cuts and styles and while I don't cut a lot of short hair  - this look on Ms. Diaz is "sick."

Sideswept bangs help distract the viewer's eye out and away from some of those "troubled spots" or fine lines and wrinkles.

Soft fringe around the faceline adds texture, dimension and a youthful look without looking too teenage-ish.

Deep parts add sophistication and drama.   My team loves them.

Color, Color Color.  Cover up the grey, add dimension, and lots of shine.    Don't forget your Gloss & Toss for great hair and styling options.

Ask your salon professional for highlights and low-lights to give distance and dimension in the color.  This look is great  and creates a lot of "space" in the color as well as the style.  Use a foil technique only (no base color) to maintain a darker more natural looking root and brighter pieces around the faceline.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, please call for a hair appointment and brighten up your color or add some dimension.  Also find us at salons in westlake village


Monday, July 20, 2015

Mrs. United States Pageant | Pageants in the United States

We would like to take time to congratulate the ladies of the Mrs. United States pageant in Las Vegas this weekend and say THANK YOU for your commitment to talent, beauty, and ambition.   We know that pageants are so much more than a walk on the runway.  The "Mrs." category of pageants holds an even greater level of commitment to life, service, and authenticity.    Congratulations ladies.  Enjoy your time in Vegas and enjoy Gloss & Toss.  Available online at www.glossandtoss.net

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hollywood Makeover | Beyond the Acorn Magazine

Once in a while I get calls to coordinate makeover events for a deserving individual.  Some clients travel far and wide for a makeover opportunity and I have worked on countless reality makeover shows through the years as well as shared key beauty tips and techniques with writers and media sources from around the world.  I think I can say with some authority, that I have the makeover experience "down pat."  Um, did I mention I LOVE makeovers?

There's a magic moment in "the reveal" where the makeover candidate gets to see herself (or himself) for the first time after the makeover and it's that split second that you wish could last a lifetime.  There's excitement, tears, laughter, and such an overwhelming explosion of feelings and emotions that I find priceless.

I pitched a makeover to BEYOND THE ACORN MAGAZINE and the team loved it.  We opened the table for submissions for a makeover candidate and so many wonderful stories came in from family, friends, and more.  From deserving mothers to friends that just needed a "pick me up," we were delighted to read all of the wonderful stories and testimonies of friends and loved ones who care for one another, and want one another to look and feel their best.

I won't spoil the story here, but I'll just say you have to pick up a copy of BEYOND THE ACORN MAGAZINE, which is a Conejo Valley area magazine and much loved news paper.  

If you'd like to schedule your own makeover in Los Angeles, please visit my website at www.billylowe.com and tell us more about the opportunity you're looking to schedule.  This can be for yourself, a group of people, a bridal event, or whatever you can think of.   The best part is that you'll have a great time.  We love what we do and we look forward to sharing the world of beauty with you.

Yours in beauty,

Billy Lowe
Hair Stylist & National Beauty Expert
As seen on Hallmark's Home & Family

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

French Market Place Los Angeles | West Hollywood

Well I'm bummed ----- but actually pleased.

The French Market Place West Hollywood, which has been a long time West Hollywood staple, is now closed.   Home to Hollywood A-Listers, Hollywood Yesteryear talent, the homeless (hahahah) and us normal folk too, the French Market Place served its clients with excellence and pride for many years (many decades hello).

While no one truly knows what's going to happen (I suspect a tear-down and ridiculous building of something other than our culture), we are all adjusting to the neighborhood shake-down and many of its long-time patrons are finding other places to dine, socialize and hang out.  

May we introduce you to Marco's Restaurant West Hollywood, for example.   OMG, I have to tell you.  I LOVE IT HERE.   They have ample seating, it's a light-filled room, and outstanding service and did I forget to mention - MAMA'S AMAZING RECIPES?    

Please try them out today by visiting 8200 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA.   YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID.  

Delicious.   Thank you Marco's Restaurant.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mrs. United States Beauty Pageant Las Vegas, Nevada | Annual Beauty Pageant

The Mrs. United States beauty pageant is right around the corner and I am so thrilled that Gloss and Toss was asked to participate. Not only will we be there in spirit and beauty, each of the ladies will receive Gloss and Toss products and other "goodies" as they compete for the title of Mrs. united States.

The Mrs. United States pageant is the largest pageant in this category (for married ladies).  Held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Vegas, this summer's pageant will boast beauty and talent nationwide. Don't miss the coverage and social media by sharing or hashtagging #mrsunitedstates and #glossandtoss

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Hot Tools Holster Brands | Hot Tools Holders

Hot Tools Holster Brands have come up with an amazing product that I love and use in the salon for organizing my hot tools, and to prevent burning other tools and accessories on my work station.   These amazing "pockets" or "hot tools holders" come in many colors and easily adhere to the surface of your sink or work area - even at home - and make styling a cinch (especially if you don't have a lot of counter top space).  Plus they look really cool.

Check them out online by searching for Hot Tools Holsters and order yours today.    You'll save space, save time, and save yourself and your styling area from burning.   ENJOY.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Organizing your beauty products at home

Organizing your beauty products can seem like a total chore.  So many people have pantries and vanities full of products that are rarely used (and many have expired).  But we all have our "top picks" and products that we use day to day just as we do a favorite bath towel, or reaching for our favorite pair of shoes.  The main idea here is to keep those faves at arms' reach.  

One great way to do this is shelving over or around the sink area and organizing those "fast finds" in small containers or baskets.  Small drawer units also work well for sorting things out like cotton balls, Q-Tips, or fingernail items.  

The Container store has lots of organizational systems for your beauty items including stackable and customizable units that can be arranged in many ways to suit your beauty storage needs.  We found the Like-It Bricks Manicure Storage which can hold all sorts of beauty items and accessories and larger storage baskets can help store larger beauty items like hairspray, shapers, and more.

So get creative - have fun, play.  But most of all - GET ORGANIZED with your beauty.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Hallmark Home and Family Show | Summertime Hair Tips | Billy Lowe

Best Hair Tips for Summer - Hallmark Home and Family Show:

Hair tips in the summer? Just how can we keep those tresses looking great without even more heat? Sometimes it's a classic ponytail or a baseball cap. But these great hair tips will keep hair feeling "styled" and manageable while helping you keep your cool.

Hair Style Tips For This Look:

  • Shampoo and Condition hair with Gloss & Toss Daily Nourish Duo
  • Mist with Prep - Leave-In Conditioner and Treatment Spray
  • Apply 1-2 drops of Shine Hair Serum (use more or less as needed - a lot less for fine hair types)
  • Brush through with the Gloss & Toss Detangle/Multi-Use Brush
  • Blow-dry hair loosely with fingertips and use a large round brush to dry hair sections at a time (use a smaller barrel if more curl desired)
  • When each section is dry wrap section around fingers and clip to scalp area to secure. 
  • When all sections are set and hair is completely dry, mist with Gloss & Toss®  Flex-Spray Versatile styling Hairspray and allow to cool 
  • Remove clips and voila
Click the image to go to the Red Carpet Rescue Hair Styling Kit and Carrying Case Link

These great items are available in the Gloss & Toss Red Carpet Hair Styling Kit and Carrying Case available online at glossandtoss.net.

It's always exciting to be on set and to work with a team of amazing people.  I love my days with the team of Hallmark's Home and Family Show and this time we shared quick and easy hair tips on how to get a great "summertime do" as well as some sun protection ideas and hair care ideas for protecting your hair against sun, sand and surf.   This is the segment we've been building up to and we hope you enjoy.

Welcome to LoweLights.com with Hollywood Hair Stylist Billy Lowe

Celebrity Hair Stylist Billy Lowe is a Los Anglees based hair stylist and the founder of Gloss & Toss hair products delivering the bes...