Category Archives: beauty news

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.

Michelle Swoons Coffee Mug

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

Pet Safety: The best time to walk your dog in summer

DOG WALK TIPS Gloss and TossSummer safety for walking your dog.

As a Leaping Bunny cruelty free hair care brand, we are committed to NO ANIMAL TESTING AND NO ANIMAL CRUELTY.

During hot weather conditions, it’s important to take certain precautions, make schedule adjustments, and stay informed about our pets’ safety. Many of our colleagues, friends and family have dogs and we know how much dogs love their walks. But dogs also love pleasing their owners. The unfortunate thing here, is that dogs will go on walks even if they’re uncomfortable out of loyalty and love!  As owners, we have to be aware (and kind) when it comes to harsh weather conditions be they hot or cold. So walk your dog in the early morning (most experts agree before 9am) or late at night (after 7pm ideally).  ABC 7 shared some asphalt temperature information as well.


When it’s 77 degrees outside,,,,,, Continue reading

Healthy Hair During Summer

Gloss and Toss Summer In the Bag Website Banner

Buy Gloss & Toss online at  Summer beauty must haves.

Celebrate summer with the ultimate in hair care including our Detangle Brush (multi-use), Dry Shampoo, Leave-In Conditioner, Hair and Nail vitamins & MORE!  Summer is here and we’ll soon be hearing all of the road trip favorites and sooner or later we’ll wrap the season with “Boys of Summer” a true classic.  But until then – let’s talk gorgeous hair.

This season Gloss & Toss hair products has something for everyone to keep hair looking radiant and healthy, less stressed, and less troubled.  So visit us online today by checking out for a few of these amazing products:

and many more products all conveniently available for online purchase.

Summer can wreak havoc on hair causing it to feel dry, brittle and stressed.  Often times the ins and outs of summertime fun can lead to color fading as well so what better way to care for your hair in the summer than with great hair products that clients everywhere love.  Visit us online at GLOSSANDTOSS.NET to learn which hair products are right for you and some quick and easy style guide/tips as well.

Follow us socially @glossandtoss



Best Hair Products to Take When Traveling

Beauty Travel Tips for your Vacation

gloss and toss beauty products travelWhat to pack when you travel!  Healing oil for hair? Nutritional supplements for hair, skin and nails?  Dry Shampoo?  Detangling products for hair?  We’ve got the answers and we say some of everything.   But first let’s take an inventory.  It might be helpful to know where you’re going, who’s going, and whether or not you can “share the task” of packing together.  If 3 or 4 are traveling together, it might not be necessary for everyone to bring a hair dryer.  Or perhaps there’s one in the room and you can skip that altogether.

Vacation time is around the corner and spring break is Continue reading

Hair Serum for Gorgeous Hair this Spring

Hair serum for shiny healthy hair!

gloss and toss hair serum for best blow-dry results copyBuy Gloss & Toss Online at: and have gorgeous hair year round (including rainy spring seasons)! Learn more about this fabulous hair serum below.

Looking for the best hair serum this season? Gloss & Toss Shine serum helps to smooth hair, add shine, repair damaged looking hair and so much more.  So look no further.  While April Showers may bring May Flowers, don’t worry – Gloss & Toss Shine signature hair serum keeps hair looking its best each and every day.  Rain and humidity can surely be a drag when it comes to great hair care so keep it simple this spring.

If you’re in rainy/humid environments, chances are,,,,,,,,,, Continue reading

Gloss & Toss® interview with LEAPING BUNNY

Leaping Bunny interviews GLOSS & TOSS.

Leaping Bunny interviews GLOSS & TOSS.

Q&A with Gloss & Toss®

We had a chance to talk with Hollywood stylist and the man behind Gloss & Toss®, Billy Lowe, to find out more about his hair serum that works wonders.

Leaping Bunny: Tell us a little about how Gloss & Toss® got started.
Billy Lowe: I actually developed Gloss & Toss® for myself with the intentions of it being a single product (just the shine serum). As a hair stylist in Hollywood, I wanted a hair smoothing serum that would give “red carpet shine” for my actors and talent on set, and that would last and still look good by the end of a long production day (all without weighing hair down). Through the years, I’ve found that many shine or styling serums are greasy, heavy, and weigh hair down or even build up on hair. So I went to work to develop a light-weight formula that could be used by my team, and little by little people started wondering what I was using to make actors’ or models’ hair shiny and healthy looking. I knew then that it was a product (and a brand) that had a lot of potential.

LB: What does Gloss & Toss® do?
BL: Gloss & Toss® shine serum speeds up blow-dry time, fights frizz and humidity, controls unruly ends, and provides beautiful polish and shine to your blow-dry or thermal styling. It’s great to use when styling hair or perfect for a “wash and wear” look.

LB: Are your products vegan?
BL: Yes. I’m so proud to say that Gloss & Toss® shine serum is friendly to the earth, and to people. We do not use any animal products, or by-products. Gloss & Toss® is fortified with Jojoba oil, licorice root, white birch, and chamomile – all natural lubricants and shine enhancers.

LB: Are you coming out with any new products soon?
BL: While we started with just a shine serum, we’ve now moved into hair, skin, and nail supplements, hair and scalp treatments serums (available late 2014), hair brushes (available late 2014), and we’re on track for hot tools by the end of 2015. What started as a single product is now growing into an entire hair care brand.

Gloss & Toss® founder Billy Lowe holding “The Bunny.”

LB: Why is being Leaping Bunny certified important to you?
BL: Earlier this year I got to meet “The Bunny” on a photo shoot and it was such a precious moment for my team and me. I have always been a pet lover so I have a personal attachment to being cruelty-free. My dog Panda and I do our best to shop for foods and items that are good for me, and for her. I believe Leaping Bunny is working hard to raise awareness for unnecessary (and very costly) testing that still happens around the world, and without this awareness, the beauty industry will continue aimlessly.

Try out Gloss & Toss® for yourself by clicking the link to the left over the name.