3 ways to increase salon retail sales

Gloss & Toss Image Retail ProductsIncrease salon retail sales with these 3 tips.

Retail sales in hair salons are a cornerstone to every thriving business.  Most salons have weekly or monthly retail sales goals and encourage team members to help achieve those goals through contests or other results-based systems. Pre-sale campaigns are often a big hit with new items or seasonal promotions and customers love being part of salon and team building events.  But some salons seem to struggle when it comes to retail efforts and motivating their teams to participate.  Gloss & Toss founder Billy Lowe has a stellar track record in sales/marketing leadership for global health and beauty brands and here are his 3 top ways to increase salon retail sales.

  1. Professional work stations should be just that – PROFESSIONAL.  I’ve been in hair salons where I’ve seen leftover lunches, foils, color bowls or other items on the counter in front of the customer leaving the countertop area a total mess.  The area in front of the client should be as clean and minimal as possible and include 3-4 product pieces and perhaps a news bit or salon promo of some kind  Retail products should stay in front of the customer at all times and should spark interest.  If your leftover sandwich or coffee is what’s in front of the customer – then that’s what’s going to be on her (or his) mind.  Not to mention it makes your work area untidy.
  2. Salon retail areas can be several but there are a few key areas to consider.  Many salons have retail sections pushed over to the side or along a pass-by area so guess what happens to the retail items?  They get passed-by.  They’re basically an afterthought or a no-thought at all.  If a customer can’t reach out and grab a can of hairspray or products aren’t within arm’s reach, chances are – they aren’t taking them home.
  3. R2D2.  No I’m not talking Star Wars – but it’s a fun play on characters.  I call this R2D2 because it’s easy for me to remember myself.  REMEMBER 2 DISCUSS 2 items with your customer while styling their hair, and then sharing those 2 items with the cashier so he/she can follow up as well and encourage the customer that those are products recommended by the stylist to maintain optimal results (or to get a different look – optimal or not).

Get customers involved and get them talking.  Your clients love to see you and they trust your expertise. Too often they find themselves frustrated by the endless aisles of bottles and jars that mean nothing to them at the supermarket and they spend too much time and money trying to interpret products for themselves because many hair stylists are afraid of suggesting products for their customers.

“Customers WANT to know what to use.” says Lowe.  “When I worked in corporate retail, one of our biggest complaints boiled down to customers feeling rushed through a sale or a process and still not being sure what product to use or how to use it.  Don’t rush your customers and think of selling as if you were sharing a beauty secret. You have a relationship with your customers and if they trust you enough to change the chemistry of their hair, they’ll certainly trust you for beauty products.”

Thank you for reading these thoughts and we hope they are helpful to you.  If your salon is interested in carrying Gloss & Toss products, please visit and use the CONTACT page for more info.

For salon coaching opportunities with celebrity hair stylist Billy Lowe, please visit for more information.


3 Tips for Healthy Shiny Red Carpet Hair

Red Carpet Hair isn’t just for celebrities or Hollywood A-Listers.

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Healthy Hair and Red Carpet Results start with a few basics like nutrition, time management and nourishing hair and scalp.

Red Carpet Hair and healthy looking results are there for everyone whether you’re a celebrity or not.

Here are 3 tips for healthy, shiny, radiant Red Carpet Hair:

  1. Start with the Scalp
  2. Proper Nutrition
  3. Time Management

We decided long ago that we want our work (and my products) to be approachable. At Gloss & Toss Hair Care, we want our hair services and hair products to benefit customers everywhere and to help demystify the world of Hollywood beauty by making the best hair products and tips easily available online. So in this post we wanted to share 3 ideas (in 3 areas) that can help us have healthier hair and scalp from the inside out. These 3 beauty tips are: Proper Hair Care, Diet and Nutrition, and Time Management.  What a combination but here goes.

Start with the Scalp

We believe healthy, radiant, shiny hair starts with a healthy scalp. But are we taking care of our scalp? Not just topically but in our diets, or where we work or play? If you hold tension in your scalp area, are you taking time for rest and relaxation to destress and detox the scalp area? A nice massage is a great treatment for yourself or a friend and can help loosen muscles, stimulate circulation, exfoliate and treat the scalp area leaving you feeling revived. At Gloss & Toss we believe even these small things contribute to healthy, shiny hair. Yes, even if you hold stress in your head. And remember Grandmother used to say 100 brushes a day makes hair healthy, shiny and strong? There is a lot of truth to that as well.  See this great post on; 9 Things To Do for Amazing Hair.

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The Gloss & Toss Hair and Scalp Healing Oil helps contribute to healthy hair and scalp. Try a soothing scalp massage by applying a few drops of this all natural hair oil to palms and massaging the scalp area for a few minutes. This helps stimulate circulation, detox the scalp area, and provides a soothing treatment. Or try a deep conditioning treatment by adding 5-10 drops of our Hair and Scalp Healing Oil to the Daily Nourish Conditioner for an added moisture boost.  Leave on for 5-10 minutes and wrap under a warm wet towel for a more intense moisture treatment. This helps replicate heat-applied treatments you might receive in the hair salon.  Your scalp needs the same TLC that your skin does especially if it’s to support the life of your hair.


Proper Nutrition for Healthy Hair and Scalp:

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Dr Meg Haworth specializes in wellness head to toe. Visit for more information.

Would you believe that healthy hair and scalp can begin internally. In fact we can make a daily choice in our lives to help ourselves (and our hair and scalp) get well now. Why wait 30 days for gorgeous hair results like the ads say? Why wait a week when you can start seeing and achieving instant results in your hair care today? Well, perhaps it takes a little while for our internal systems to start producing external results, but we can make a difference, we can feel better and experience a healthier lifestyle and I believe the results show up “head to toe” in our overall wellness.

So we called on a dear friend Dr. Meg Haworth, health and wellness expert and nutritional celebrity chef in Los Angeles for advice.  She shared a few tips especially during a busy Red Carpet Beauty season here in Hollywood. But in those red carpet photos where hair and makeup seem so flawless, how does one stay hydrated and nourished internally while managing external beauty and wellness? Dr. Meg says: “Drink an organic green smoothie every day.  You can make a pitcher of them, put them in individual travel mugs and grab them on the go.”

Here’s an easy organic green smoothie recipe that I have my celebrity chef clients drink on set.Superfood green smoothie for nutrition and wellness

Dr. Meg’s Super Power Green Smoothie
  • 3 Kale leaves
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 handful raw almonds
  • 1 thumb sized fresh ginger root
  • ½ organic granny smith or Fuji apple
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (or fresh root)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of black pepper (to help the turmeric absorb)
  • Filtered water covering 2/3’s of blender pitcher

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly for at least one minute to ensure smooth, delicious results (I recommend top quality high-speed blenders not just for this recipe, but for all of your cooking needs).

When finished blending or processing, serve this delicious and healthy treat in “to-go” cups or an airtight thermos and refrigerate to have on hand. Enjoy one a day for up to 4 days. Please note that many fruits and vegetables carry large amounts of cancer causing (pesticide) residue. In this recipe the greens, apples and berries are among those so be sure to shop for organic ingredients in this and other recipes.

Dr. Meg also shared that organic green smoothies are great for:

  • An afternoon pick me up, packed with plant based nutrition for energy
  • A natural skin tightener with nutritional anti-aging properties
  • Good fats for a healthy scalp and hair
  • Weight loss with fat burning foods that make you feel full and satisfied

Time Management for Healthy Hair and Scalp:

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Janet Taylor – Professional Organizer shares some thoughts on how time management can help you in your beauty routine. Visit Janet Taylor online at

Often times, life gets busy and we get “caught up” with all that we have to do and we forget about us, or we, or me. So what does time management have to do with beauty? Janet Taylor is a professional organizer with a stellar career in keeping people organized and on point personally and professionally. She shared a few thoughts with us on how managing your time and beauty essentials can help get that red carpet glow.

“In order for us to maintain healthy hair as well as look pulled together when we walk out the front door,” says Taylor, “there are routines and systems we need to incorporate into our schedule when it comes to hair care.”  Here are a few of her suggestions:

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This drawer organizer from Ikea can help make beauty organizing a breeze.

1.      Allow for adequate time in the mornings for hair grooming to ensure you leave the house on time.  Some styles make take a few minutes while others make take longer.

2.      Before you go to sleep schedule time for hair maintenance.  That could include moisture treatments or pinning hair up

3.      Schedule time to organize all the tools you need to maintain your healthy hair. This will help you keep track of what you have and what needs to be replaced to maintain that healthy mane.

4.      When you take something out of a drawer, take a few minutes to put it back so you can find it the next time you need it.

5.      Schedule time each season to review your inventory to ensure you have the proper tools and products to keep your hair healthy.

Red Carpet Hair Kit from Gloss & Toss
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We hope you find these tips helpful and share them with a friend or someone you love. For more information about Dr Meg or Janet Taylor, see their bios below and visit their website.  For gorgeous Red Carpet Hair, please be sure to shop online by visiting and remember to check out our Red Carpet Rescue Hair Styling Kit and Carrying Case. A complete hair care ritual providing gorgeous results PLUS a great carrying case.  Available online at

Dr Meg Haworth is a leading health and wellness expert focusing on Get Well Now options for mind, body and spirit.  She is a speaker, coach, nutrion-based chef and lifestyle expert based in Southern, California.  Learn more by visiting

Janet Taylor has displayed an innate tendency for order since childhood. Friends even remarked on the organization of her toys. She took her natural ability and started Totally Organized – a business dedicated to working with corporate, non-profit and government agencies. In 2010 Janet decided to cater to her executive client’s personal needs by providing them with strategies to organize their homes and lives. She has also been a featured speaker for IKEA and the Philadelphia Home ShowIf you like those tips you can get more from Janet by visiting her website at

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Healthy Hair and Scalp with Sophie Uliano and Gloss & Toss Founder Billy Lowe

Best healthy hair and scalp tips with celebrity hair stylist Billy Lowe and Hollywood wellness guru Sophie Uliano on the Hallmark Home and Family Show.

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When it comes to healthy living, healthy lifestyles, and healthy choices (inside and out) Sophie Uliano has it going.  She is one of the most quoted authorities in the world of nutrition and wellness, a season regular on the Hallmark Home and Family Show, the author of a New York Times Best Seller, and above all else, she speaks from the heart.

How to have healthy hair:

After one of the tapings, Gloss and Toss Founder and celebrity hair stylist Billy Lowe was invited to sit with Sophie Uliano for a few moments to discuss all things beauty (even though Lowe drinks milk).  Sophie’s take on beauty?  You CAN have a healthy mind, body and spirit, and you CAN have a head of healthy hair by making a decision to do so.  Healthy living and healthy choices come from daily decisions we make and Sophie teaches us to start with some of the basics.  These daily rituals come together to support the functions of healthy hair and scalp (while others may take away from it).

Lowe’s take?  “I’ve always believed that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp.  Our skin doesn’t stop at the hair line and all too often we abuse or neglect our scalp area – which is a very important part of our skincare system.”  Lowe believes in getting back to some hair care basics as well when it comes to routine care and maintenance.   “Many clients go 4-5 days at a time without shampooing their hair.  Imagine not cleaning your face for that amount of time.”  he says.

So take a look at this Facebook Live Feed with Sophie Uliano and Billy Lowe and see what you make of this world of beauty.

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and following us socially @glossandtoss on most social media platforms.

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Red Carpet Hair Products Kit Online Soon

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Gloss & Toss Red Carpet Rescue Hair Styling Kit and Carrying Case $179.95 available online at

Red Carpet Season is here in Los Angeles.

Red Carpet Rescue Hair Styling Kit:  The best hair and makeup tips will be covering the pages of magazines and news articles for months.  Beauty tips and ideas will Fortunately, Gloss & Toss is front row in the world of red carpet hair and beauty and we’re bringing you the first ever “survival kit” for your tresses.

Over and over we’re asked to share the best tips on gorgeous hair not just for special events, but how to have great looking hair and get the best hair results every day. This season we’re proud to present out Red Carpet Hair Essentials Kit with 7 amazing Gloss & Toss Hair products in a custom carrying case.  Clients love this idea and we’re excited to share this with you.

This Red Carpet Rescue Hair Kit Includes: 

  • Daily Nourish Shampoo & Conditioner Duo
  • Prep Leave-In Conditioner/Protector
  • Shine- Our signature hair shine serum
  • Dry Shampoo – clients love it
  • Detangle/Multi-Purpose Brush
  • Flex-Spray – Versatile styling hairspray with ProVitamin B5

Click here to buy online.

Customers around the world love Gloss & Toss Hair Products and we believe you will too.  These hair care products deliver healthy, shiny hair care results that will leave you feeling red carpet ready, no matter where you are.

Red Carpet Hair Tip for Dry Shampoo:

Before using Gloss & Toss Dry Shampoo, use an oil blotting paper (or a basic tissue) at the scalp area to absorb excess oil/build-up at the scalp.  By removing (or pulling away) any excess build-up, you’re helping keep scalp healthier and free of “congestion” in the area and this leaves hair looking and feeling revived.

Red Carpet Hair results come from daily care and maintenance and with this carry-it tote, things are just much easier than you’d imagine.  It’s like – the best lunchbox you’ve ever had, only for your beauty products.

Red Carpet Rescue Hair Styling Kit is available online by visiting and clicking on our BUNDLES page (or the link above).   Enjoy.






Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. turns 100

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hair and Makeup Behind the Hollywood Scenes:

Chloe Bennett and Clark Gregg shared a great day in the studio answering DJ and press questions and having a great time celebrating 100 episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  It seems just yesterday they were making the rounds and making the announcements about the show’s beginnings.  100 episodes?  Really?

Behind the Scenes Hair and Makeup:

So what goes into a hair and makeup Hollywood sort of day?  Here’s the 411 on what media tours or press tours look like for actors on set and here in Hollywood as part of a “working day”:

  • 4:30AM Call Time – Catering
  • 5:30AM – Call Time Hair and Makeup
  • 6:00AM – Call Time Chloe and Clark – Into hair and makeup chairs
  • 6:50AM – Report to Set for interviews – last looks before camera
  • 7:00AM – Interviews (usually until 10AM or so for press junkets with a small break in between)
  • 10:00AM- That’s a wrap.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. derived from a total fanbase frenzy and viewers wanting to see more of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the fabulous cast and this hit production definitely brings it.  We’re a fan, we love it, and we love our media days here as tight as the schedules can sometimes be.

Want more in-person hair or make-up tips from our Hollywood insiders?  Check us out online at and learn which red carpet hair products we use to get cast ready for those on camera days.

Chloe Bennet Hair Styling Tips:

Here’s how we get this great look for Chloe Bennet if we’re going to “revive” an existing style.  Freshen “yesterday’s hair” by using Gloss & Toss Dry Shampoo to help absorb excess oil or build-up at the root area. Remember to use an oil-blotting paper first to remove heavier build-up or oil production at the scalp area.  This allows the Dry Shampoo to disperse more freely and gives hair a lighter weightless look and feel.

Use Sea Salt Spray to mist through the ends and scrunch through with fingers and a diffuser.  Shape curls as needed and finish with Gloss & Toss Flex-Spray – Versatile Styling Hairspray with ProVitamin B5.

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Chloe and Clark – we love you.


Benefits of Cyber Monday Shopping and Black Friday Weekend

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Weekend bring the best in Holiday Gift Guides and Shopping!

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Holiday Shopping and Gift givingCyber Monday Shopping is here and we’re almost out of the woods. But believe it or not there are a lot of great benefits to this weekend that many often overlook.  In today’s ever-easy online shopping world, consumers are doing more and more shopping online and not just for books or refurbished goods.  Now more than ever, you can just about get anything online and have it shipped to you as quickly as the next day (and often same day delivery services are available with shop online websites).

Buy your beauty products online!

Shop online at for your favorite hair care products!  Customers love to shop online and they also love the anticipation of those holiday promotions and specials. In just about every area, consumers complain of rush hour traffic, holiday congestion, and even “bumper to bumper” experiences, yes even in those cities with populations maxing out at 15,000.   So, shopping online actually offers more benefits than the savings you’re anticipating.  And if you didn’t find a medium shirt in navy blue for that person on your shopping list, we bet you’ll find something online (or something similar). Plus you’ll be able to have it shipped right to your door while you sit at home and enjoy a warm cup of cocoa in your favorite comfies.  Save the hassle, save the road, and save your senses.  Shop online for some great deals this season for the much awaited #cybermonday.

Why buy beauty products online?

Chances are you know what you want and mom knows her favorite fragrance or Gloss & Toss Shampoo so why trudge through traffic and deal with the Spray and Pray staff at the fragrance counters?  Shop online for your holiday gifts and call it a day. Gloss & Toss is proud to offer holiday shopping opportunities (even though we honor holiday time away with family and friends).  




Gloss & Toss Hair Care Announces Holiday Gift Guide And Beauty Gift Giving Ideas For Healthy Hair

Holiday shopping and gift giving has already begun and many gift guides are dishing beauty. Gloss & Toss Hair Care is in the race for the perfect gift idea.Gloss & Toss Holiday Hair







Gloss & Toss Holiday Gift Guide Ideas:   Online PR News – 02-November-2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Holiday Gift Guide ideas tell us what’s new and what’s next! That’s what’s on everyone’s mind this year other than ordering online. Gloss & Toss Hair Care is no stranger to online excellence and the convenience of having those orders filled. In fact, it’s so well loved not just by customers at home, but celebrities and leading hair stylists in Hollywood are using Gloss & Toss Hair Products behind the scenes of Hollywood and for themselves.

“There’s something for everyone!” says Billy Lowe, Hollywood Hair Stylist and founder of Gloss & Toss Products. “We are proud to announce 3 amazing value sets this year that fits a variety of needs and a variety of budgets.” Lowe comes from a long history of sales and marketing leadership in the global health and beauty world and after years of life on the red carpet as a key hair stylist, Gloss & Toss Hair Care was the next natural progression career wise.

Gloss and Toss Holiday Gift Guide and Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Gloss and Toss Hair Care Gift Guide and Gift Giving ideas for the holidays. There are several gift sets available offering a variety of choices and hair care needs for red carpet hair made easier.

Gloss & Toss Hair Care has taken front row in the world of beauty must haves and holiday gift guide ideas this year! There’s truly something for everyone and customers love the ease of shopping online as well as our online hair style tips.

The three holiday beauty bundles range in price from $35.00 to $85.00 and include a variety of products. The $35.00 package includes the ever-popular Gloss & Toss Detangle Brush as well as Flex Spray Versatile Styling Hairspray (with low, medium, high settings). The $45.00 holiday package includes the brand’s signature Shine hair serum, the Detangle Brush, and Flex Spray as well. The final $85.00 holiday package includes Gloss & Toss Daily Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner Duo, Prep leave-in conditioner and strengthener, Hair and Scalp Healing Oil, and Fortify Hair, Skin and Nail Supplement. These are easy shopping solutions whether it’s for someone at home, a gift exchange at work, yourself, or even your hair stylist or salon professional.

Gloss & Toss Hair Care is a cruelty-free brand, tested, tried and true – never on animals – only people! Gift the gift of beauty this season with a haircare brand that all of Hollywood is raving about, as are customers from around the world. Experience Gloss & Toss Hair Care and see why customers are saying things like, “My hair looks and feels healthier than before!” or, “I’ve noticed my hair doesn’t fall out as much!” and even celebrity shout outs like, “These products work! I loved my hair for the press day thanks to Gloss & Toss!”

Gloss & Toss has made it easy to shop online and learn a styling tip or two along the way from their creative stylists. Follow along on social media and watch for the exciting year end beauty tips and ideas as well.

Gloss & Toss Hair Care helps demystify the world of Hollywood Beauty by making products and services easily available online. Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Gift Guide and Gift Ideas from Gloss and Toss

Holiday gifting and gift guides are here.

It’s the perfect time to stock up on your favorite items or try something new for a friend, family member, or perhaps yourself.


Visit today to check out the great holiday promotional sets and holiday gift ideas for your own gift guide and gift shopping needs this year and beyond. Healthy hair for the holidays is easier than it seems.  Check it out.  #beglossy

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Gloss & Toss Social Media Takeover with Michelle Swoons

Chicago Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Michelle Swoons will be taking over our social media for a whole week.

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Chicago makeup artist and beauty commentator Michelle Swoons will be sharing her take on beauty by taking over Gloss & Toss social media starting October 29, 2018.

She’s gorgeous!   She’s real!   She’s inquisitive!  She’s daring!    WE LOVE HER!!!!  Wait ’til you see our take on fall beauty.  Chicago makeup artist and beauty expert Michelle Swoons has over a decade of success (and creativity) as a makeup artist and we love her approach to makeup and beauty.  With Ms. Swoons there’s a time to be serious, and there’s a time to be playful.  You might just see her throw a tube of lipstick across the room.

She lives in Chicago and is a plus-size beauty expert and loves time with her friends. So she strives for that healthy outlook and life balance for women of all shapes and sizes and from all walks of live.  She likes to dish beauty, fashion, and healthy inspirations with a personal touch.

Says Swoons “I believe in a broader standard of beauty beyond the MATTEL® image that is so pervasive in today’s society.  Despite the number on the scale and regardless of industry standards, women can be beautiful and confident regardless of their size!”

AND THAT’S WHY WE LOVE HER.  Check out her video below.  We’ll see you soon.

Until then #beglossy  @glossandtoss    @michelleswoons


Gloss & Toss Hair Care shares hair styling tips with Alpha Gamma Delta UCLA

Alpha Gamma Delta, UCLA, Gloss & Toss Hair Care & a Hollywood hair stylist.  What an event.

Posted by Gloss & Toss founder Billy Lowe

I was invited to speak to the most amazing group of young ladies this past Saturday and it was a houseful. The ladies of Alpha Gamma Delta invited me to share hair tips and style ideas, hair care and trends with them as they were preparing for an exciting week of Recruitment 2017 (formerly called “rush”). Not only did I get to share ideas and thoughts with them, they shared their home, laughter, good cheer and “ending cheer” with me while I was there.  The upcoming week for them represented a time when nearly 1,000 UCLA students visited and toured the Sorority houses for Recruitment Week 2017, all deciding and hoping to be accepted into their chosen Sorority

When I arrived on campus, I was greeted by 60 smiling faces of young ladies attending Alpha Gamma Delta Hair Workshop UCLAUCLA and living at the Alpha Continue reading “Gloss & Toss Hair Care shares hair styling tips with Alpha Gamma Delta UCLA”