Yo! What you got in that makeup kit?

On this week’s edition of “Yo! What you got in that bag?”, we take a peek into Lucy Pop Master Stylist Kayla Magallan’s bag – makeup bag to be specific. Kayla is known for her natural beauty look – accenting and highlighting her best features without looking like she’s wearing a ton of makeup. Read below to find her specific tips, tricks, and products for recreating a natural, glowy makeup look.
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1. NARS Contouring kit – This is a duo kit with a highlight shade and dark shade. I’ve just recently became obsessed with the art of contouring. I really love how smooth and natural this powder is. Also yes! to the appearance of a slim face and high cheek bones.
2. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – This is my BAE for real. Comes with 6 matte/neutral shades. Perfect shades for brows and that soft natural eye. There’s just so many good things I can say about this palette.
3. Urban Decay Primer Potion– This is a must for all! No longer do you have to worry about your eyeshadow creasing or smearing.
4. Tresique Shadow Crayon– I mostly wear matte eyeshadow, but when I’m really wanting my eyes to “pop” I apply this to the corners of my eyes. Just the right amount of shimmer.
5. Fabuliner Eye Liner Pen– $3 at Walgreens. Best eyeliner I’ve used. #score
6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation– I’m definitely not a foundation type of girl but this is the perfect foundation for those who like a lightweight feel with great coverage. No stickiness/oiliness when it comes to this one.
7. Smashbox Blush in Passion– I have rosey cheeks naturally, but this shade is great for giving just a pinch of color.
8. NARS Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte– Ok, so you’re probably wondering why I have a nude eyeliner. Well I’m about to change your life. Apply this to your bottom waterline and your eyes are going to look HUGE. By eliminating the redness it gives the illusion of a bigger eye. Doll eyes, check.
9. LIP SHADES– Kate Moss/Rimmel London #104 – This is just the perfect soft pink shade, great for glowing, summer skin.
                            NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London- My most favorite nude shade.
10. Liptiful– Not #kyliejennerchallenge. Safe lip plumping on those days I need just a little extra pout.
11. Pixie Apricot Glow– Great for highlighting and perfecting that dewy-glowy look.
12. BROWS ON FLEEK– Angle brush, flat brush and a concealer. I use an angel brush and shadow to fill in my brows. Then I go back underneath with the flat brush to highlight/perfect my brow line. You CAN have perfect brows.
Need a little help in the makeup department? Schedule an appointment with one of our makeup artists to learn a few tips and tricks first hand on how to create your best face everyday!

Eminence Organic Blueberry Facial

Does your skin need a little summer pick me up? Then schedule an appointment for our brand new Eminence Organic Blueberry Facial at a special price of $50.

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We use the power of organic summer berries to detoxify, plump, and restore your skin’s youthful glow with Eminence Organic Blueberry Detox Firming Peel and Eminence Organic Blueberry Soy Repair Masque. In just 30 minutes you can undo the effects of all that partying under the summer sun you’ve been doing.

blueberrydetoxfirmingpeel_keyimageThis naturally exfoliating peel deep cleans pores and tones the look of skin. The combination of raspberry juice, blackberry juice and pineapple extract is high in vitamins and antioxidants that will nourish and refresh your skin. Plus, lactic acid will remove dead skin cells and improve the appearance of your skin’s texture.

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Plump and soothe dehydrated skin with this masque made from pureed whole fruit blueberries, wholesome non-GMO soy yogurt and an active combination of vitamins A, C, E, coenzyme Q10 and evening primrose oil.

Schedule an appointment here! Organic Blueberry Facial – 30 mins/$50

Color Me by Kevin Murphy is here!

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Hair color is our passion at Lucy Pop Salon, and we are committed to bringing you the latest, greatest, and most amazing options when it comes to the products and tools we use to color your hair. So, of course it was a no brainer to bring on the the new Color  Me by Kevin Murphy hair color as soon as it launched. Our owner and elite stylist Renae is a Color Key educator for Kevin Murphy, and has extensive knowledge about this incredible new option for hair color. Read below as we pick her brain about what makes Color Me different, and why you should be requesting it at your next color service.

What makes Color Me by Kevin Murphy so different from other professional hair color brands?

Renae: It’s pretty simple – the ingredients. When Kevin Murphy was creating this new color, he put just as much emphasis on what was going into the tube of color as he did on the results you get from it. So he chose to make an ammonia free, PPD free color range with killer results. It’s made with a blend of “from the Earth” ingredients like honey, shea butter, pomegranate, rose hip oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera, and the results we are seeing are super shiny, healthy, and incredibly smooth. It’s like getting a treatment with your hair color.

What’s the big deal about Ammonia free and PPD free?

Renae: Ammonia is an alkaline chemical that is in all permanent hair color lines. It swells the cuticle layer of your hair so that your hair can be lightened and the dye molecules can penetrate.  It’s also what gives hair color that strong chemical smell. Ammonia can damage and dry out your hair, and irritate your scalp and skin. Color Me contains MEA instead of ammonia. With MEA we can get permanent hair color results without the damage and irritation from ammonia.

PPD is a chemical that is traditionally used in hair color to help the dye molecules develop. We are starting to see allergies and irritations develop in clients and colorists from exposure to PPD. Color Me does not contain PPD, so you get less irritation and your chances of developing a PPD allergy are eliminated.

Who can use Color Me by Kevin Murphy?

Renae: Anyone who wants to color their hair! I’ve completely transitioned all of my color clients to Color Me. We can lighten your hair, change tone, deepen your hair, and achieve 100% grey coverage with Color Me, just like we can with any other hair color line – and your hair will feel so smooth and have a super shiny finish. Not to mention you don’t experience the chemical smell during the process – Color Me actually smells really nice. All of our stylists have been trained in how to use Color Me, so you can schedule a color appointment with anyone at Lucy Pop and request the Color Me range.

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Neon Pastel Hair Color Guide

Summer is officially here, guys! And we can tell it in the hair. We’ve had so many requests for Neon Pastel hair color lately, and we want to share some of our favorite looks we’ve been creating as well as a few helpful hints for achieving and maintaining this endless summer look.

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The most important factor in achieving Neon Pastel hair is…  you have to be very light blonde first in order for the color to show up. If you are already pale blonde, great! You just need to schedule an appointment for a “Gloss” with your favorite Lucy Pop stylist, bring a few insp. pics, and we’ll take it from there! If you aren’t already pale blonde, it may take 1 or more lightening sessions to get you light enough to achieve the best results. We recommend scheduling a consultation so we can create a plan of action that works with your time frame and budget.

 So, you’ve got the perfect shade of pink, peach, lavender, mint, etc.  Now what?

Pastel tones fade FAST. Usually after 4-6 shampoos they are gone. We’ve even seen extreme fadage after 1 shampoo. It all depends on how porous your hair is, how often you are shampooing, what you are shampooing with, and how much sun exposure your hair is getting.

We recommend using dry shampoo (our fave is Evo Water Killer) to extend the length of time between shampoos.

When you do shampoo, use cold water and a sulphate-free shampoo. Cold water doesn’t open your hair cuticle as much as warm or hot water does – this means less color pigments slip out. Sulphate-free shampoos (we love any of the Kevin Murphy Washes!) aren’t as harsh as regular sulphate based lathers. This helps the color pigments stay in the hair shaft during the shampoo process, and is just better for the health of your hair and scalp.

Have your stylist mix a custom Evo Fabuloso Pro Color Conditioner for you before you leave.  Use it in place of your regular conditoner to add pigment back to your hair each time you shampoo. It’s like color glazing your hair in your shower – and it will help your Neon Pastel (or any color for that matter) last as long as possible.

Stay. Out. Of. The. Sun.

The sun will fade your pastel hair in no time. Seriously. Wear a hat or a hair scarf if you are going to be outside, and be sure to tuck all your strands inside so they are protected.

Follow our Neon Pastel hair color tips and tricks for the best results, and ultimate longevity of your summer hair color, and check out our Instagram – @lucypopsalon for more rad summer hair color pics!

-content by Renae Morton