Showing posts from June 21, 2015

Hair Color Shadowing

So I've been working over the years on a technique called COLOR SHADOWING.   We hear a lot about highlights and what I call "LOWE-lights," but I've always thought, as an artist, that bright always appears brighter in the presence of shadows (or contrast).   Color shadowing is a wonderful technique that I've been practicing for almost 10 years now adding "shadows" in various panels of the hair to accentuate color, create gorgeous dimension, and deliver gorgeous results in the presence of light and dark tones.  
By applying the shadowing effect, I'm pretty aggressive with deeper tones of color.  Most stylists apply lowlights only a level or two darker than the highlight end result.  For me, I use 3, 4, 5 levels of difference to create true "shadows" in the overall end result.  A lot of people confuse lowlights or contrast and interpret that their blonde may be be as blonde, or that the overall result won't be as bright. Not always the c…

Hallmark Home and Family Hair Tips for Summer with Billy Lowe

Well it's here.  Lots of tips, techniques and recaps from today's HOME AND FAMILY SHOW sharing summertime hair tips.  Funny thing - as I was leaving the set yesterday there were so many tourists, tour buses and people taking photos of the set, hoping to see that someone famous, and I drove off the lot thinking how truly lucky I am to get to do what I do, where I do, and with some amazing friends & colleagues.

Obviously as a health and beauty expert, sun, sand and surf affects more than just our hair.  We also need to take good care of our skin so many of these tips are "crossover" tips on caring for yourSELF this summer.     So just what ARE these great tips for summer?


Wide brim hats (hats in general).    These help protect hair, top of head, hairline area and some of the neck/shoulder area from excess sun exposure.   Don't forget the guys this season and encourage them to wear hats. SPF STICK.   LOVE them.    A lot of people ar…

Summertime Hair Tips Continued

Well if you've been following here or on Twitter, or even Instagram, you'll know that we have a VERY exciting segment coming up on the HALLMARK HOME AND FAMILY SHOW which airs Wednesday June 24, 2015.  Summertime hair tips, what to take when you travel and more.  Kym Douglas joins in on the fun and we even met some fun friends during the segment and learned about home tips, DIY tips, pancakes, and potential food hazards around the house.     Remember to tune in daily to the Hallmark Home & Family show for exciting segments each and every day.

Welcome Home. 

Happy Father's Day

Even though I live so far away from "my old man," it's always fun  to look back on old photos, put some things together and send him and he gets a "big ol' kick" out of all of it.    Basically -my dad is my hero.  We didn't grow up with extravagant things, but we certainly didn't live in poverty.  In fact, I don't think we would have known the difference.  

I come from a very large family both immediate and extended.  My Grandmother had 5 kids (my father's mom) and each of her kids were very close and they all had kids.  Summertime and holiday times at Grandma's house kept us all close and our family has and always will be super connected.

Today technology allows us to piece things together so quickly like photo collages and items to post here or there and it makes sharing memories "a snap."  

To my dad,  the man I thought I didn't want to be anything like, I want so much to walk in your footsteps, as I did when I was a li…