Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hallmark Home and Family Show with Billy Lowe discussing Face Shapes

The perfect cut for your face shape from and how to get the perfect hair style for your face or features. 
Check out the video beLOWE and learn more.  
FACE SHAPES:   I am always thrilled to appear on the HALLMARK HOME AND FAMILY SHOW and was able to work with the amazing Debbie Metanopolous in discussing face shapes and their significance in a hair cut.  Does it really matter?   Which cut is really right for you?  
To begin with, and before I take on any cut or color, I like to remember the person's lifestyle. While a look is important and there are some rules to consider, if a person can't re-create the look themselves or simply don't have time to, they'll end up frustrated and the cut, color or style simply won't work for them in the long run and they'll return to the old ponytail or hair clip stand by.  
Here are a few things to consider when looking at hair styles for clients.  Are they a working professional? Are they a mother of 2 or 3 (or more) and a schedule full of meetings and appointments?  Are they retired and have lots of time on their hands? Or are they a college student with a full class schedule?   These are just a few of the many considerations I like to consider before chopping away at any cut or color.  If a person is busy, chances are they may  not have 30 minutes a day to spend on hair styling.  On the other hand, if they are fascinated and intrigued by beauty and have a little more time on their hands, chances are they'll spend a little more time learning, watching, trying new tips and ideas.  Every client is different so face shape rules don't always apply when it comes to a person's lifestyle.  
Be sure to top off your style or "do" with Gloss & Toss hair serum and a host of some of the best hair products on the market today including our flexible hold hairspray, dry shampoo, detangle brush, root lift and more.  You'll love the results and hair will feel silky smooth - without seeming weighed down. 
To book cut or color services please visit my website online and my team and I look forward to working with you soon.  

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gloss and Toss in Four Seasons Hotel SAG Awards Gift Bags for room-drop


I am truly honored to have my brand Gloss & Toss chosen for The Four Seasons Hotel SAG Awards Nominees gift bags being delivered to their rooms.     Celebrities and press attending the 2016 SAG Awards and receiving these bags include:

1. Cate Blanchett 
2. Saoirse Ronan 
3. Leonardo DiCaprio 
4. Tom Hardy 
5. Will Poulter 
6. Lucas Haas 
7. Domhnall Gleeson 
8. Maggie Smith 
9. Mark Ruffalo 
10. Ariel Winter 
11. Dot Jones 
12. Johnny Depp 
13. Eddie Redmayne 
14. Jacob Tremblay 
15. Helen Mirren
16. Kate Winslet 
17. Stanley Tucci 
18. Paul Giamatti 
19. Queen Latifah 
20. Peter Dinklage 
21. Viola Davis 
22. Julia Louis Dreyfus 
23. Michelle Dockery 
29. Home Business Magazine
30. The National Examiner
31. David Levy President Turner Broadcasting
32. Brie Larson
33. Tina Fey
34. Priyanka Chopra
35. Todd Chrisley
36. Sam Neil
37. Adepero Oduye
38. Nicolas Sparks
39. Michael Stulberg
40. Anthony Mackie
41. John Bradley
42. Liam Cunningham
43. Aiden Gillen
44. Kit Harrington
45. Hannah Murray
46. Alfie Evan Allen
47. Michiel Huisman
48. Iwan Rheon
49. Carice Van Houten
50. Tom Wlaschiha

We know they're all going to love walking away with celebrity shiny hair thanks to GLOSS & TOSS SHINE SERUM.  We look forward to the next events.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

5 signs that you are damaging your hair!

ARE YOU DAMAGING YOUR HAIR?  We often forget basic day-to-day CARE for our hair.  We lead busy lives and get caught up in our schedules and goings on that our hair takes a beating.  From pony tails to abrupt drying, there are some signs that you are not taking care of your hair in the best possible way.   Here they are.

1.  Breakage around the hairline or at the occipital area.  Too many people pull hair back in a quick ponytail and often pull too taught.  This tension can cause breakage around the face line as well as the occipital area - especially if you aren't using the right hair ties.  I recommend padded hair ties and keeping less tension throughout.

2.  Fading or uneven tones.  If you're in the sun a lot or exposed to elements, it's important to use the right products, tools and services for your hair to prevent fading and damage.  Products with sunflower help protect against UV exposure, and conditioning masks and serums help protect natural hair color as well as professionally color treated hair.  Uneven tones can also come from DIY hair color or "over the counter" applications.  Clients attempt at-home hair color and application can be uneven or spotty in areas they can't see or reach.  Additionally, too many clients pull color through incorrectly or too long and color oversaturated through the ends causing color to be too dark on the ends.

3.  Easily tangled hair.  Clients often go to bed with wet hair  or without brushing and hair becomes knotted in various areas of the head.  This is often seen in the nape area.  It's always best to braid hair or put up before bed to prevent tangles and tugging during the night.  Satin (or softer material) pillowcases are also available to help with this.

4.  Dry, brittle looking hair.  Unhealthy looking hair is very obvious.  It's no secret that many people use too much heat on their hair either through blow-drying or other styling hot tools.  Give your hair a break once in a while.  It's also helpful to add a conditioning treatment with your salon professional several times a year to keep hair looking its best.  There are also many wonderful at-home products that you can purchase from your salon professional to use on your own.  Don't overdo it.  Over conditioning can be just as unhealthy for hair as a lack of conditioning treatments.  DON'T SMOKE.  Smoke builds up in hair and affects the life and luster of the finished product.

5.  Hair loss.  There are many contributing factors to hair loss that clients have shared with me through the years and some that I have experienced hearing from medical or other industry experts.  Stress, diet, child birth, hormonal changes and so forth all affect hair loss just as much as lack of care.  Women that have just given birth often experience breakage around the hairline and turn to nutritional supplements pre & post pregnancy to keep hair & nail strong.    The first thing I encourage  is to consult a medical professional.  They can help answer any questions you may have on a medical level.  Personally, I believe in the old commercial "Milk does a body good."   I think it's good for our hair, skin, teeth and bones.   I have had many clients throughout the years who are professional athletes and their body fat count is so low that it affects the strength of their hair. In many of my beauty consultations, I ask people if they drink milk and the ones that DO - usually have the healthiest looking skin and hair.

As always, before DIY efforts, I recommend consulting your salon professional (or medical professional if needed) to research your concerns.  Take it easy on your hair.  It's not just a thing of beauty, our hair helps protect and it's one of our greatest "accessories."  You can't put it away at the end of the day (unless it's a hair piece).  All humor aside, if you are experiencing any of these signs, chances are - your hair is damaged and you need some help.

Yours in beauty,


Monday, January 18, 2016

Which hair cut is right for my face shape?

WHICH HAIR CUT IS RIGHT FOR MY FACE SHAPE?    We might also ask - Which hair STYLE is right for my face shape.    Oval, Square, Pear, Heart, does it even matter?  

Yes there are some basic rules of "symmetry" (I like to say flattery) that we should keep in mind. In the illustrations beLOWE - please see some basic ideas of where hair should be cut, or an idea of the direction your hair should take based on a few of these face shapes.

Renderings by Billy Lowe to share style/cut ideas. 
HEART:  You probably have a full forehead area and a pointed, elongated chin area.   Side swept bangs work very well, and fullness around the jawline.

SQUARE:   You probably have full jawline and forehead area.  You're looking for softness throughout so ask for ROUND LAYERS.

ROUND:    Full features throughout.  You're looking for length, contour, softness.   Avoid "the bob" hair cut as this will make everything look more round.

PEAR:       Full jawline area, smaller forehead area.     You will do well with contouring around the jawline, long/seamless layers and fullness in the crown for more elevation and roundness.

I hope these quick tips help you and that you'll continue tuning into the Hallmark Home and Family Show for lots of great tips and techniques and always a fun lively cast.

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