Look Chic in a Short Haircut – Here’s How

Pamela Anderson did it, same with Robin Wright. Halle Berry has been doing it for years. These 40+ gals chopped off their locks and now sport sexy, short hairstyles.

pamela anderson short haircuts for women over 40

Pamela Anderson’s has made very short haircuts for women over 40 very popular.

If you are feeling the itch to go short and chic, but aren’t sure if it will suit you, then you need to read this advice.

Celebrity Stylist Billy Lowe has some things for you to think about before you get the big chop.

Billy: One of the biggest issues a woman faces when she decides to cut her hair short is body consciousness.  I’m not talking head & shoulders. It’s everything including facial features, your neckline, even your headshape and how your hair frames your face.  For example:

A Short Cut = A New Headshape

You’ve got to remember that if you’ve had longer hair all your life and you decide to go short – your entire head will appear to have a completely different shape than before (usually it will be a lot rounder looking). This means you have to be very careful of any cuts or styles that look like a helmet or a bowl.

Remember Sally Field’s famous line in Steele Magnolias:   “Shelby was right.  It does look like a brown football helmet!” Continue Reading

Gloss and Toss Shine Serum For Hair Like a Celebrity

Gloss & TossOK ladies it’s back to school, back to work, another holiday is here upon us and …………..   So what could be better than quick and easy hairstyle tips for the season   to save time and make your life easier? Well, I caught up with my friend, Hollywood hair stylist Billy Lowe, who filled me in with the season’s dish – AND his hot new product GLOSS & TOSS which is making headlines everywhere.

Deb: So tell me Billy – what’s new in the hair world?

Billy: It’s always so great to catch up w/ the ladies of Fabulous after 40, and now that I’ve crossed that threshold myself, it’s even more special.  The summer was certainly busy and I can’t believe another year end is upon us – kids are back to school, the activities lists just seem to get longer and longer, and another holiday season is right upon us.

Deb: And with all of that – you’ve developed your own product?

The Ultimate Hair Shine SerumBilly: ABSOLUTELY.   Gloss & Toss baby.   I developed the shine serum many years ago with the thought that I just wanted something to use in my production bag to use for the actors and models.  At the end of a long production day, I noticed that their hair was often lifeless, weighed down, and heavy.  So I hired a lab to develop the perfect formula and this miracle serum was born.

Deb: What does it do exactly?

Billy: Gloss & Toss SHINE serum is formulated to speed up blow-dry time, fight frizz & humidity, control unruly ends, and give hair gorgeous polish and shine all without weighing it down.  It truly has become a hair stylists must-have and clients everywhere love it.  It is fragrance free, paraben free, a non-flammable formula, AND we garnered the coveted Leaping Bunny certification which is the highest cruelty-free status a cosmetics company can have.  Meaning – NO ANIMAL TESTING ANYWHERE ALONG THE WAY!

Deb:  What’s in right now?

Billy: HAIR HAIR HAIR.   There’s so much diversity right now in hair – it’s all over the map.  Robin Wright (gorgeous as always), Miley, Pam Anderson are all sporting shorter styles while we’re still seeing Deborah Messing in that long gorgeous red hair.  But GOOD HAIR never goes out of style no matter who you are or where you live.  Color is also the rage right now w/ fall here and deeper tones, low lights, warmer colors are perfectly on time for the season.

Deb:  Does Gloss & Toss help with that?

Billy: Absolutely.   Gloss & Toss is such a light-weight serum that protects the integrity of color treated hair, adds a little moisture boost, and provides amazing polish and shine to make non color treated hair, AND color treated hair alike look its very best.   It’s fortified with jojoba oil, chamomile, white birch and licorice root – all natural lubricants which help add shine to hair.

Deb: How do we get the look ?

First of all – talk to your salon professional about what’s right for you this season.  Wanna try something new?   Play around a little.  It doesn’t have to be dramatic – start small.  When you’ve established what you want – definitely add Gloss & Toss® SHINE to your routine and beauty set.

Simply apply a small amount of Gloss & Toss® shine to palms of your hands, work through wet/clean hair and distribute evenly.

Style as you  normally would or allow hair to air-dry for a more natural wash & wear look.


Silky Smooth

For a straight style – Apply Gloss & Toss shine, distribute evenly and blow-dry smooth using a large (flat) paddle brush and direct hair in a downward motion while drying.  Always keep the brush moving as you work.

Wash and Wear

 For a wash & go look – Apply Gloss & Toss shine, apply w/ fingers in a “scrunch” fashion and allow hair to air dry naturally.   Additionally you can blow-dry the front smooth and allow back to air-dry naturally for a more “tousled” look

Blown Away

For a California Curl look – Apply Gloss & Toss shine, distribute evenly – blow-dry hair loosely w/ fingers to remove most of the moisture.  Use large barrel brush and take large sections to dry, bending hair at ends as you work your way to ends of hair.  Don’t over touch hair.   Shake loose and voila.

Deb: And where can we find this amazing serum?

Billy LoweBilly: www.glossandtoss.net of course.   We have many items currently available and many more to come that are in development.

Deb: Can we find you socially?

Billy: Absolutely – follow us anywhere and everywhere via:    @glossandtoss

Thanks to Billy Lowe – founder of Gloss & Toss – www.glossandtoss.net


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