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Good Things Come in Pairs: Spa Treatments That Complement Each Other for the Ultimate Pampering

All the best things come in sets of two: shoes, earrings, Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows. Combining two spa treatments to make the perfect pairing is only natural if you want to really pamper yourself. Check out some of these ideas for treatment combos, and see which ones pique your interest.

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The Classic: Mani and Pedi

A classic for a reason, the mani and pedi combo sets the standard for salon pampering. The greatest thing about this combo is that it lets you truly relax as a nail technician massages your hands and feet, softens your cuticles, removes dead skin, and polishes your nails. You leave feeling rejuvenated, with a fresh pep in your step that you get from the little, pretty details.

The Curious: Marilyn’s Signature Fassage™ and Stiletto Relief Pedi

What’s the best way to try something new at the spa? Choose two Marilyn Monroe Spas originals to get a feel for our special way of doing things. Start with Marilyn’s Signature Fassage, a massage for your face that stimulates drainage and circulation, leaving you with firm, glowing skin. Next, move to the pedicure chair for our special Stiletto Relief treatment. Our technicians invigorate your legs and feet with a Juniper Berry exfoliating scrub and our moisturizing treatment.

The Classic: Cut and Color

Whether you are touching up your roots or changing up your look altogether, a cut and color is one of the staples of any salon routine. A regular haircut is essential to keep your hair smooth, healthy, and split end free as experts say it is one of the keys to beautiful hair. Add in a color—whether you go for highlights or dye your full head of hair—and your locks are bouncy and full of life.

The Curious: Hot Oil Scalp Massage and Shine Treatment

Bring out the best in your hair by adding moisture and shine. Part massage, part moisturizing treatment, a hot oil scalp massage has a wealth of benefits for your hair. The massage soothes tightness in the scalp, stimulating healthy hair growth while the oil nourishes the roots and shaft of the hair. Add in a shine treatment to further condition your strands and make them glossy. Your hair will be shiny enough to rival Kate Middleton’s gorgeous mane!

The Classic: Massage and Facial

The massage and facial combo is the ultimate in spa pampering. Release tension in your neck and back with a professional massage as you enjoy the soothing music, soft lighting, and practiced touch of a massage therapist. Following that, indulge yourself even more with a facial. When you leave the spa after these two treatments, you will feel truly relaxed from head to toe.

The Curious: Blowout and Mani

Add some glamour to your life with a beautifying treatment for your hair and nails. A blowout leaves your hair smooth, shiny, and voluminous, adding a bounce to your locks that is difficult to achieve on your own. Follow up with a manicure that shapes your nails and softens your hands. Add on some gorgeous, on-trend nail art and you are ready to hit the town, nail that job interview, or slay whatever is coming your way.

Want to come up with your own, unique spa pairing? Check out Marilyn Monroe Spas’ services, and book an appointment for the ultimate spa day.

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6 Instagrammable Beauty Ideas That Are Going to Blow Up Your Feed This Fall

One of the many wonderful things about the social media age is that you can literally never run out of beauty inspiration! Instagram wears the crown for makeup, hair, and nail ideas and tips, and we have plumbed the deepest reaches of the site to find the six most instagrammable beauty trends for fall 2017. Try these looks and see how they look in real life and a selfie.

1. Bright Shadow

Who says that bright colors are only for the summer? This fall, bright and altogether unexpected eye shadow colors are everywhere. Yellow, red, orange, and pink are particularly striking with a fall outfit and undone hair. The trick to making this look wearable is to concentrate the color on your lash line, then blend it up to create a sheer swipe of color across the lid, and keep the rest of your face fresh with little makeup.

2. Sleek and Sophisticated

Ready to look effortlessly chic? Go for a sleek and sophisticated hair and makeup look that will pair with anything from fall’s 90s inspired combat boots to a formal gown. Start with barely-there face makeup (think tinted moisturizer and a dab of blush) then add plenty of highlight to your cheek bones, brow bones, and cupids bow. Add a precise cat eye with your favorite liquid liner and slick your hair into a high top knot. Finish things off with the season’s must-have accessory: bold brows.

3. Blue Smoky Eye

Just when you thought that this fall was all about the 90s, the blue smoky eye comes onto the scene with a heavy dose of 80s glam. Instead of using black and gray, opt for gradient shades of blue and apply navy, cobalt, or cerulean the same way you would a traditional smoky eye. Keep this look up-to-date by staying away from bright lips and choosing a glossy nude instead.

4. Rainbow Hair

When it comes to your hair’s hue, unnatural is still all the rage. All shades of pink, purple, blue, and green are as popular as ever, as your Instagram feed is surely showing you. Keep the look fresh by adding bold brows, lots of eyelashes, and sheer lipstick.

5. Monochromatic Makeup

In a season of unexpected (but welcome!) color, monochromatic makeup is a fresh take. Matching your eyes to your lips may sound hard to pull off, but it is an incredibly wearable look when you go with a matte finish on your eyelids and add a glossy sheen to your lips. As we’ve already mentioned, pink and red toned eyeshadow are a big hit this season; you can make the look very now by picking lipstick a shade or two darker than your eye shadow. Not feeling fiery enough for red or pink? Go with shades of brown instead! Taupe and chestnut look effortless on your lids and they make the perfect pairing for your 90s inspired brownish-nude lipstick.

6. Minimalist Mani

The nail art of past seasons is toning down for fall, but not in the way you might think. Typical fall nail trends include muted nudes as shades of slate and taupe take over. This fall, however, color still rules but designs are trending toward modern art. Think negative space, large circles, parallel lines, and other geometric shapes, all of which work in virtually any color combo.

When you’re on the prowl for a makeup trick, hairstyle, or some pampering, get in touch with the beauty pros at Marilyn Monroe Spas. Our makeup artists, nail pros, and hair stylists are up-to-date with the trends, and you can be too. Check out our locations!

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We’ve Got You Covered: Fall Looks from Traditional to Trendy

When the seasons change we all look to designers, fashion icons, and street-style savants for inspiration on the hottest looks. The weather is officially cooling down, so beauty lovers everywhere are starting to change their looks accordingly. If you’re looking for ideas for your fall makeup and hair looks, this is the place to be!


The easiest way to change up your look is with makeup! Try something new or stick with the tried and true to look your best through fall and into winter.

Metallic Eye Shadow

It seems like metallic eye shadow will never go out of style, but fall 2017’s take on metallic ups the ante on the look with inclusivity. Fall runways showcased any and every metal on models—copper, bronze, gold, silver, and gunmetal are perfect for fall. Send a message of toughness and girl power with a metallic smoky eye or go subtle and pretty with a gentle sweep across the eyelids. However you do it, you can’t go wrong with this look.

Smudged Smoky Eye

In keeping with the edgy theme, fall runways saw a lot of punk rock eyeliner smudged on the top and bottom lash line. This smudged look is different from your typical smoky eye in that it uses mainly eyeliner for a look that is rough around the edges. To get the look, apply a thick layer of liner to top and bottom lids—don’t worry about being too precise—then smudge with a brush or cotton swab to blend out. Finish with a generous highlight to get an other-worldly glow.

Matte to Glossy: Lipstick Is In

This fall lipstick is in (and can we just say hallelujah!!). Berry shades are still the rage, but style icons are playing with finishes more, so that matte, semi-glossy, and glossy are all very on trend. In addition, you can never go wrong with a classic red lip, especially as the holiday season approaches.

Natural Face

In sharp contrast to these other looks, natural beauty is carrying into fall. Though the no makeup look is a staple in the summer, fall fashion works well with a natural look complete with thick, shaped brows, barely there mascara, a subtle sweep of blush, and pink tinted lips.

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Your hair is the crown you never take off, and playing with new styles, cuts, or colors is a fun way to make a statement.

Blunt Bob

Ready to change your locks? This season’s hot haircut is a blunt bob—or lob for those of us who want to keep a little bit of length but still get this powerhouse look. Ranging from super short to shoulder length, a bob looks great slicked down with a deep side part or parted in the middle with a slight wave.


Braids have certainly been having a moment, and this season is surely no different. In keeping with the 90s girl aesthetic, pair skinny, face-framing braids with a bold lip and natural brows. Or you can go for a more romantic look with a long, wide side-braid that makes you feel and look like a princess.

Mini Buns

Perhaps nothing says 90s girl power like mini buns. Channel your inner Spice Girl with two little buns on top of your head, platform shoes are optional. Choose a half-up, half-down style to maximize this look’s effortless cool-girl vibe. The trick to getting mini buns that are just the right kind of messy? Tease your hair slightly before twisting it into a bun, then loosely pin into the right shape.

Black Ribbon

A black ribbon is as basic as it gets, but that’s what makes this look so fresh. Go luxe with a thick velvet ribbon tied into a bow on a low bun or opt for the simplicity of a skinny grosgrain looped around your ponytail, and you can’t go wrong.

When you need makeup or hair inspiration, look no further than the pros at Marilyn Monroe Spas! Our style experts can help you achieve any look you desire, so book an appointment now!

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4 Spa Services to Keep You Looking Fresh as the Seasons Change

The cool fall air is here in earnest in most of the country and you know what that means: Summer has officially ended and winter is on its way. As a transitional season, fall is all about change and trying new things. Turn over a new leaf, so to speak, with your beauty and pampering routine by trying out some spa services that will keep you looking fresh!


Even though swimsuit season is over, waxing is still a great way to pamper yourself. Bold brows are here to stay, and a waxing pro at Marilyn Monroe Spas can help you sculpt yours into a gorgeous shape to complement your face. And that’s not to mention other unwanted facial hair on your lip, chin, or anywhere else. Unfortunately, body hair doesn’t stop growing when the weather gets cold, so taking a few minutes to get waxed keeps you looking your best.


A new season means new trends, and makeup is a fun, fast, and easy way to make to try out the hottest looks. Make an appointment with a professional makeup artist at Marilyn Monroe Spas for few hours of pampering and a gorgeous face of makeup! Whether you have an occasion that you need to dress up for or you’re simply looking to try something new, professional makeup artistry can give you a boost.

It is easy to achieve fall’s beautiful trends of metallic lids, berry lips, and late 90s vibes, especially with the help of a pro. Not only can our artists show you the ropes of these new looks, they can also show you which products to use. The Marilyn Monroe Spas makeup line has all the products you need for a glam or subtle look.

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Taking care of your skin is essential, especially as the season changes. Colder, dryer air means that you need to renew your moisturizing efforts to keep skin happy and supple. The aestheticians at Marilyn Monroe Spas are skincare experts so they can tell you what to use and when to use it.

Whether you visit us for a facial, back facial, body treatment (available at select locations), or simply for a skincare consultation, our aestheticians can help! Get glowing skin, slow signs of aging, prevent acne, or remove scarring and discoloration with one of our skincare services:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Facial
  • Marilyn’s Signature Fassage
  • Back facial

Beauty at Home

After a refreshing and relaxing visit to the spa, you can take some of that pampering home with our line of beauty products. Pamper your body, hair, and face with Marilyn Monroe approved formulas. We are dedicated to giving our clients the highest quality beauty services possible, and we extend that into our product story by using as many organic ingredients as possible. From soothing lavender to anti-aging rose hip oil, we focus on quality from beginning to end.

Make the most of the fall season by relaxing at the spa and pampering yourself. You will look and feel your best when you take care of yourself on the inside and the outside. Visit Marilyn Monroe Spas to take advantage of these and other beauty services.

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Marilyn’s Signature Fassage: A Face Massage Created by Marilyn Monroe Spas

Every once in a while, you come upon something truly special. Something unique and amazing, that you may not have even known your life was missing. Marilyn’s Signature Fassage is a perfect example of this. It’s an ingenious method of facial massage that combines the relaxation of massage with benefits of lymphatic drainage. This is a spa treatment that is truly unlike any other.

Don’t believe us? Read through these frequently asked questions about Marilyn’s Signature Fassage to learn the basics. After that, do yourself a favor and book one at your nearest Marilyn Monroe Spas location.


What Is a Fassage?

A Marilyn Monroe Spas invention, a Fassage is a 25 minutes foray into heavenly relaxation. Put simply, a Fassage is a massage for your face. It’s a unique spa experience that ups the ante on glowing skin. Even better, it’s the perfect add on to any of our other services! If you’re getting a regular facial or a body massage, adding the Fassage makes the experience that much more immersive.

How Does It Work?

The special thing about the Fassage is our focus on deeply massaging the face and decollate. The technician massages your face, neck, and shoulders with a special technique that stimulates lymphatic drainage and circulation. The overall effect is lifting and toning the muscles of the face, making the Fassage a treat on its own or an amazing enhancement to any of our facials.

What Are the Benefits?

Marilyn’s Signature Fassage comes with many benefits. The most significant of these are:

  • Improve skin elasticity from boosted lymphatic drainage
  • Promote creation of new skin cells
  • Reduce appearance of fine lines
  • Add healthy glow
  • Boost circulation

Who Should Get One?

The short answer: anyone!

A Fassage can treat a wide variety of skin concerns from acne to signs of aging. Even better, facials like the Fassage have long term beautifying benefits; your skin starts glowing immediately after the treatment, and the improved elasticity can last for days or even weeks afterward. People of all ages can slow down the signs of aging with regular treatments.

Some people are surprised to learn that men can treat their skin with a Fassage, too. Men, don’t let women get all the benefits—and relaxation—of Marilyn’s Signature Fassage!

Where Can I Get One?

Marilyn’s Signature Fassage is completely unique to Marilyn Monroe Spas, which means that you cannot get this experience at any other salon. Most of our locations offer the Fassage to their clients, so you can visit virtually any of our spas to book your appointment.

You can learn more about our skincare services and massage offerings by visiting our website.

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Gear Up for Back to School by Decompressing with a Visit to the Spa

It’s official: Summer is pretty much over. There are no more barbecues on the calendar, the air is starting to feel nippy in the morning (at least we hope it is for you), and kids of all ages are going back to school. Whether you are a mom sending your “baby” off to kindergarten or a college student preparing to get back to hitting the books, back to school season can be stressful.

We invite you to decompress from back to school preparation and execution with a relaxing visit to the spa. Whether you indulge in a luxurious service or go for a whole new look, the pros at Marilyn Monroe Spas can make it happen with our amazing spa services!

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You only have one face, so taking care of it is a must! The delicate skin on your face needs to be treated with care, and a facial is the perfect way to do that, especially as we transition from Summer to Fall. Spend an hour relaxing while one of our skincare experts evaluates your skin and gives you a face treatment that she customized to meet your skin’s needs.

Indulging in a facial is one of the easiest and most relaxing things you can do to slow signs of aging and keep your skin smooth and radiant. There are a wide variety of benefits of getting regular facials, including:

  • Cleans all the way down into your pores
  • Exfoliates on a deeper level
  • Makes at-home serums and moisturizers penetrate the skin further, helping them work better
  • Moisturizes and smooths the skin
  • Contributes to a gorgeous, healthy glow

Haircut and Color

There is just something about getting your hair done at the salon. Honestly, the best feeling in the world is when your hairdresser washes your hair and gives you an amazing scalp massage. The hair stylists at Marilyn Monroe Spas can give you a new style, a root touchup, or anything in between to help you look your best at Meet the Teacher Night.

Mani and Pedi

From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, Marilyn Monroe Spas can make you look and feel beautiful. Our mani/pedi offerings vary from standard to luxurious, so take your pick! When you get a manicure or pedicure, you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the feeling of someone massaging your hands and feet.

Our add-on services up the ante on your relaxation and leave you with soft hands and feet. When you come in, choose any of these to make your mani/pedi even more special:

  • Paraffin wax
  • Cuticle treatment
  • Nail art
  • Stiletto relief
  • Gel polish


When it comes to luxurious, relaxing, spa services, there is no competing with a massage. Relax from head to toe and decompress while one of our certified massage therapists works the stress out of your muscles. Worry about school shoes, new teachers, and getting to school drop-off on time all melt away…at least for the hour that you are getting the massage. Take that light feeling post-massage and let it extend into the rest of back to school season.

Taking some time for yourself during this busy time of year is a must. Make sure to schedule an afternoon for yourself in the midst of back to school season, and visit Marilyn Monroe Spas. We have several locations throughout the country, so find the one nearest you to book an appointment for our incredible spa services.

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Think Pedicures Are Just for Women? Men, Treat Yourselves to the “Wingtip Relief” Pedicure and Foot Treatment

When Marilyn Monroe Spas started, we set out to offer quality treatments to everyone, not just women. Men visit our salons for massages, haircuts and styles, facials, and yes, even pedicures. The Wingtip Relief pedicure and foot treatment is an amazing indulgence for men who spend time on their feet (read: so, pretty much all men).

Why Wingtip Relief?

Our feet work hard every single day. Even if you work a desk job, chances are you spend hours on your feet on any given day. Plus, if you are even slightly active—walking your dog, working out at the gym, even biking—you put your feet to work even more.

In addition, we know that those dress shoes you wear to the office don’t do your feet any favors. Shoes that pinch or rub are part of the style game, and it’s not just women whose feet are suffering for fashion. You can alleviate sore, callused feet with a pedicure.

Additionally, there is something inherently relaxing about soaking your feet and enjoying a foot rub. You can groom your feet and get pampered at the same time. After just one Wingtip Relief treatment, you will see why the women in your life love to spend time at the spa.

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What’s Included?

The Wingtip Relief pedicure and foot treatment comes with the works: a soothing foot soak, a nice massage, and a healthy dose of moisturizing to keep your feet soft. You can skip the polish on your toes, unless you want to up your style game, in which case we don’t judge. Have fun with it! Pedicures are not just for ladies anymore.


Start by soaking away the day’s stress with an aromatic footbath. Soaking your feet in warm water soothes aches and pains, while softening calluses to make them easier to remove. Bonus: the foot baths at Marilyn Monroe Spas are jetless, which means that they are more hygienic than jetted tubs at other spas.


A massage is one of the most relaxing things you can do for your feet. Part of the massage is using a callus remover to get smooth feet. The nail technician will use a tool to gently rub calluses and rough patches until dead skin is gone. Next, you will enjoy a relaxing massage on your feet and legs to melt away any aches.


Finally, the nail technician will hydrate and soften your feet with a thick moisturizing cream. Used in conjunction with the massage, this moisturizer makes your feet feel soft and look smooth. You need to keep your feet hydrated for more than just aesthetic reasons; dry feet can painfully crack and bleed, sometimes even leading to infections. Keeping up a moisturizing routine will keep your feet feeling their best.

Don’t be afraid to groom your feet the same way you groom your hair or facial hair. Keeping your feet looking and feeling great is an essential part of being a well-groomed man, and the Wingtip Relief pedicure and foot treatment at Marilyn Monroe Spas is the first step.

Book your appointment now!

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Mommy and Me Date: 3 Marilyn Monroe Spas Services to Share with Your Daughter

Is your daughter a true girly-girl who loves to primp and be pampered? Make her feel extra special with a mommy and me spa day at Marilyn Monroe Spas! A day out with your little girl is a fun way to bond and make memories that last forever. One on one time is an important way to connect with your kids, no matter their ages.

Check out some of the services that you and your little one (or not-so-little one, because mother-child bonding is important for tweens and teens as well) can enjoy at Marilyn Monroe Spas.

Manicure and Pedicure

A relaxing soak, a quick massage, and fresh polish can make a world of difference. The mani/pedi combo is perfect for little divas who want to look their best after spending an afternoon at the spa. Girls of all ages can enjoy the relaxation of a manicure and pedicure, and the pros at Marilyn Monroe Spas are expert at applying polish to tiny toes.

Mom, the mani/pedi is ideal for you too. Spend some quality time with your daughter while you indulge in one of our luxurious treatments. If your daughter is a bit older, one of our signature manicures or pedicures may be a good choice. You can even add on extra treatments like paraffin wax and nail art!

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Pretty Updo

A beautiful, professionally done hairstyle makes pretty much any woman feel special. Girls of all ages can appreciate the feeling of professional hands weaving and pinning their hair into glamorous updos. At Marilyn Monroe Spas, our hair stylists can give you and your mini-me a gorgeous look reminiscent of Marilyn herself.

An updo can make any day feel special, or give a special day something extra. Bring your daughter in to celebrate an achievement or a birthday, and show off her fancy hair with dinner at her favorite restaurant. An older daughter may enjoy a blowout or some gorgeous curls more than an updo, and our stylists can deliver! Whatever makes you both feel elegant and sophisticated

Intro to Makeup

An exciting time in many young girls’ lives is when they start using makeup. Experimenting with new looks and different colors is an exciting new way for a young teen to express herself. You can share this excitement with your daughter by visiting one of our makeup artists for a makeover and introduction to makeup.

Use this time to teach your daughter about skincare. This is also a great time for you to learn about products that you can use on your own skin to keep a glow, fight aging, or prevent acne. If you want to go the extra mile, book a facial for the two of you and really get pampered!

Spending quality time with your children is what memories are made of, and Marilyn Monroe Spas is equipped to make it happen. Call your local Marilyn Monroe spa to discuss mommy and me services, and book your appointment!

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Sundress Season Is Here! Look Your Best with an Incredible Back Facial

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: sundress season! There is nothing better than embracing the hot summer months by wearing something strappy, flowy, and backless for everything from running errands to brunch to a night out. We can’t understate the feeling of sexiness that comes with wearing bare shoulders and a flirty hemline.

Now that the warm weather is in full swing, take a bit of time to pamper yourself, keeping your skin in tip top shape. Getting a back facial at Marilyn Monroe Spas is a great way to get smooth, glowing skin worthy of showing off!

Never heard of a back facial? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this luxurious spa treatment.

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What Is a Back Facial?

True to its name, a back facial is a skin treatment for your back. It is not unusual to get clogged pores in the skin on our backs, which can lead to breakouts. These breakouts can be especially common in the summer months as we sweat more and use sunscreen. A back facial clears out the pores to give you smooth skin.

How Does It Work?

Similar to a regular facial, a back facial is a custom experience to your skin. Your aesthetician will assess your skin’s needs and then use a combination of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing—using products packed with special ingredients that keep your skin young and healthy—to maximize results. A back facial also includes a special mask formulated for the skin on your back, which is less delicate than the skin on your face.

Why Should I Get One?

Glowing skin: Check.

Ultra-exfoliation: Check.

Light back massage: Check.

Simply put, a back facial is a perfect combination of a facial and a massage. Pampering yourself with a back facial will not only make the day’s stress melt away, but it will leave you with the confidence to wear the strappiest sundress in existence. Or that backless bridesmaid dress. Or that bikini.

Don’t think that back facials are just for women! Men show their backs all summer long as well, and skin that is even, healthy, and glowing doesn’t exclusively belong to either gender.

The best part about a back facial is that it can target your specific skin needs, just like a regular facial. A trained professional can work on your skin to address body acne, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, dehydrated skin, and a host of other issues.

How Long Does It Take?

At Marilyn Monroe Spas, our skincare experts are so good at what they do that you can get a back facial on your lunch break. In just 25 minutes, an aesthetician will evaluate your skin and give you the treatment that will meet your needs. We have found that 25 minutes is long enough that you truly get to relax, but short enough that it is easy to work into your busy schedule.

Where Do I Get One?

You can get an amazing back facial by a trained and licensed aesthetician at select Marilyn Monroe Spas’ locations. To book an appointment, click on your city below.

Monterey, California

San Diego, California

Grand Cypress, Florida

Orlando—Mills Park, Florida

Orlando—Windermere Grove, Florida

Jacksonville—Riverside, Florida

St. Petersburg, Florida

Maui, Hawaii

New York City, New York


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Nail Art Trends to Try (Even if You’re a French Manicure Kind of Girl)

You know the saying, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”? It applies to everything, even your manicure. If you are a French manicure devotee, you have probably noticed that nail art is a huge trend, showing up everywhere from the runways to Instagram. We know that trying a new look can be intimidating! That’s why we have put together this cheat sheet of nail art styles to try. Each of these styles is hand-picked to keep you on trend without deviating too far from your beloved classic French mani.

Negative Space

The negative space manicure is a play on a classic French manicure, just adding a bit more drama. Start by covering your whole nail with a clear base coat. Then use the color of your choice to make a modern design, leaving plenty of naked nail. You can do geometric shapes (pictured), stripes, or an abstract sweep of color to get this look. The best part? Pretty much any color works. You can choose a bright summery hue, a barely-there nude, dramatic crimson, or a fun metallic.

Bonus points if you finish the look with a matte topcoat!

negative space

Bright White

Nothing says summer like showing off your bright whites! A white manicure is refreshing and summery, without looking over the top. The trick with an all-white mani is to do several thin coats of polish to ensure that the color looks even and smooth. Pro-tip: if you are doing your nails yourself, allow each coat to dry for at least two minutes to keep them from smudging.

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Almond Nails

A different way to think about nail art includes the shape of your nails. If you have always kept your nails round, trying a different shape will mix things up in all the right ways! Almond nails are the latest trend in nail shapes and they range from subtle to dramatic in length. The best part is that these nails provide the perfect canvas for every look, including a classic French manicure.

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Accent Nail

If you’re not ready to fully commit to nail art, but you want to spice things up an accent nail is the perfect way to go. You get the best of both worlds—your favorite polish on 8 of your nails, and something new and visually interesting on the other 2. Choose one nail on each hand, usually your ring finger, to complement your manicure while adding a dose of art.

accent nail

An accent nail can come in many forms. You can paint on a pretty design like roses (pictured), or pile on the rhinestones and glitter. An easy accent nail option is to swipe on a complementary color of polish. Try some of these pretty color combos:

  • Red with gold
  • Bright pink with yellow
  • Eggplant with pale blue
  • Cobalt blue with turquoise
  • Lavender with peach

Nail art is a fun way to express yourself and show your style. Try out one of these styles, and see how your look changes!

Ready for more inspiration? Check out the Marilyn Monroe Spas Instagram to see fun ideas for your nails, hair, makeup, and more!

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Hair Extensions 101

We all want the long, thick, gorgeous hair that stars like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Selena Gomez flaunt down the red carpet. What is the secret to the celebs’ stunning hair? Extensions!

The invention of hair extensions is one of those beauty innovations that manages to combine versatility and glamour all in one. There are so many options for hair extensions depending on your hair texture, your lifestyle, and your desired look that you could spend days trying to answer some of these common queries about extensions:

  • What are the benefits of hair extensions?
  • How long to hair extensions last?
  • What kind of hair extensions are there?
  • How do I take care of hair extensions?

Welcome to Hair Extensions 101, your comprehensive education about this amazing beauty treatment! Here we answer all the frequently asked questions, so all the info you need is in one place.

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What Are the Benefits of Hair Extensions?

  • Change your look
  • Enjoy longer, fuller hair
  • Try new styles and looks
  • Boost your confidence
  • Get through that awkward grow-out stage

How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?

Are you looking for a permanent look or do you want to add drama for a special occasion? Depending on your needs, you can get permanent extensions that last for months or clip in extensions that you put in when you feel like it. With proper care, extensions can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 5 months, depending on what method you use.

What Kind of Hair Extensions Are There?

Each woman’s hair needs are different, which is why there are so many options for doing extensions. Every type of extensions has its own benefits, so work together with your stylist to find the right option for you.

Fusion Bonds

                  Lifetime: 3-5 months

Small strips of hair that are pre-tipped with keratin bonds are attached to the hair using a heating tool. Fusion bonds last longer than any other type of extension with little maintenance, but the hair cannot be reused as it can with other methods.

Tape In

                  Lifetime: 6-8 weeks but hair can be reused for several applications

Best for adding thickness, tape in extensions are placed on either side of a piece of your own hair and held in place with a heat activated glue. Tape in extensions take a short time to apply because the stylist can work with relatively large pieces of hair at a time.


                  Lifetime: 4 months

Your stylist will place a small bead—complete with its own strip of hair—onto the hair as close to the scalp as possible. Beaded extensions add both length and volume without the use of glue or heat. You will need to revisit the salon every 4 weeks to have the beads tightened.

Sew In

                  Lifetime: 4 months

Also called a weave, sew in extensions are relatively low maintenance. The stylist will create tight braids onto which they will sew the wefts of hair. Make sure to periodically return to the salon to have your braids retightened to keep the look seamless.

Clip In

                  Lifetime: Must be applied daily, but hair can last for months if properly cared for

Clip in extensions are temporary extensions that need to be reapplied every day. Wefts of hair come in a variety of sizes to be placed all around the head for a natural look. Clip in extensions are a good fit for people whose hair cannot handle the stress or weight of more permanent extensions.

How Do I Take Care of Hair Extensions?

Taking proper care of your hair extensions is essential to keeping your natural hair healthy and maintaining your extensions for the maximum amount of time. When you get your extensions, make sure to follow the instructions that your stylist gives you for your particular type of extensions and your hair.

Here are some general tips for maintaining gorgeous extensions:

Wash your hair with shampoo that is free of sulfates and parabens. If you expose your hair to chlorine or saltwater, make sure to use a dechlorinating shampoo to protect from damage.

Condition your extensions thoroughly, as the hair at the ends does not benefit from the natural oils of your scalp.

Detangle your hair carefully, never pulling on the extensions. Use a looper brush designed for extensions to gently detangle.

Sleep with hair in a loose braid, pigtails, or a bun to prevent hair from getting tangled during the night. Also ensure that hair is dry before going to bed to minimize the chance of knots forming.

Protect from heat damage with a quality heat protector spray.

Marilyn Monroe Spas’ expert hair professionals at our locations in Houston, Orlando, and Oviedo are your go to consultants for hair extensions. Work with them to find the hair extension option to give you the look you want. Check out our locations to set up an appointment!



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The Marilyn Monroe Spas Couple’s Massage: An Indulgent Treat for You and the One You Love Most (available at select locations)

We have written at length about the benefits of massages and why you should indulge in one from time to time, so it was natural to write about one of our newest services at a few of our locations: the couple’s massage.

A truly relaxing experience to enjoy with your partner, the Marilyn Monroe Spas couple’s massage combines all the benefits of a massage with the romance of a date.

What Does a Couple’s Massage Do for Your Relationship?

  • Try something new: Whether you have been dating for a while or married for 20 years, trying new things as a couple is something that relationship experts recommend.
  • Relieve stress: Massages relieve stress and encourage relaxation because of the soft music, soothing scents, low lighting, and power of touch.
  • Enhance romance: Indulging in something as relaxing as a massage with the person you love is more romantic than a typical date.
  • Boost intimacy: Massage encourages the release of oxytocin, which in turn boosts feelings of trust in others, especially your partner.

What to Expect from a Marilyn Monroe Spas Couple’s Massage

At Marilyn Monroe Spas, our massage therapists are highly qualified and well-trained to provide the ultimate massage experience. Starting at 50 minutes long, the couple’s massage offers outstanding relaxation for you and your partner to enjoy together.

Let us walk you through the massage from start to finish.


Walking into a Marilyn Monroe Spas glamorous facility is just the beginning of your pampering experience. Our clean and crisp interiors evoke tranquility from the moment you walk in the door, and our massage rooms increase that feeling even more.


Destress from head to toe, as you and your partner inhale the relaxing scent of lavender, listen to the soft sounds of ambient music, and sink onto the soft sheets of the massage table. Together, let go of your daily stress and escape from the hustle and bustle of life.


At some of our locations, you and your partner can enhance your couple’s massage experience by adding on some of our luxury services. A hot oil scalp treatment, paraffin wax, and aromatherapy are some of the options to choose from to make your experience even more special.


Taking time out of your busy life to connect with your partner is essential to happy relationship, and there are few better ways to relax than a massage. Enjoy each other’s company before, during, and after the massage, and see how this bonding experience becomes your favorite date night activity.            

Visit the web pages of our six locations that offer the couple’s massage to book your appointment now!

Grand Cypress Resort Spa—Orlando, Florida

Monterey, California

San Diego, California

Maui, Hawaii

New York City, New York

The Woodlands, Texas




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Facials Vs. Microdermabrasion: What’s the Difference and What Works?

Messages about beauty come at us from all sides: TV, magazines, movies, and friends all boast about “restorative benefits” or “glowing effects” of skincare treatments and products, making it difficult to discern what is worth our time and money.

We are here to demystify beauty treatments and help you decide what skincare services to indulge in. Two of the most talked about spa treatments are facials and microdermabrasion. To most of us, these two services may seem interchangeable, and they do have many similarities. Both treatments aim to give your skin a youthful glow. Both treatments are done by licensed aestheticians who are trained to help you solve your skincare problems. Both treatments have a place in a well-rounded skincare routine.

So how does one decide whether to get a facial or microdermabrasion? Read this side-by-side comparison to learn about each treatment and which one is best for your skin’s needs.

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Every 4 weeks, depending on skin type


A licensed aesthetician examines your skin, often under a magnifier, to determine the products and strategies that will work best. A combination of massage, cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, masks, and moisturization work together to meet the skin’s needs and address concerns.

Main Benefits

A facial is highly customizable, so you can address a variety of skincare concerns at once. Together, you and the aesthetician can determine your skin concerns and the best way to address them over time. Facials are a great way to pamper yourself, but they are most effective when you get them regularly.

Facials have many benefits, depending on what you and the aesthetician are going for. A facial can deeply exfoliate, moisturize, cleanse, clean out pores, boost collagen, improve drainage, and so much more. Facials introduce your skin to quality skincare products that can have a long term effect on your skin, and the deep cleansing and exfoliation makes it easier for these products to penetrate the skin.



Every 1-2 months


A licensed aesthetician sprays tiny crystals onto the face to remove the outer layer of dead skin and refresh the face. In some treatments, the aesthetician also uses suction to fully remove the crystals, dead skin, and any material clogging the pores.

Main Benefits

This deep exfoliation technique leaves skin feeling smooth and bright. As a regular part of your skincare routine, microdermabrasion can reduce hyperpigmentation, making your skin more even in both tone and texture. Microdermabrasion does not help with severe dark spots, deep wrinkles, or scarring.

So, What Works?

The short answer? Both facials and microdermabrasion “work,” but on different skin concerns. The best way to choose which treatment will work for you is to determine what your issue or concern is, then talk to a skincare professional. A licensed aesthetician can talk with you, look at your skin, and create a custom skincare routine for you to follow to maximize results.

At Marilyn Monroe Spas, our skincare experts are all licensed aestheticians who can help you determine what treatments work best for you. Set up a consultation at one of our locations, and get started on that glow!

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5 Benefits of Regular Facials and Why You Need to Add Them to Your Routine

Adding regular facials to your routine is easy. After all, you probably already visit a salon on a semi-regular basis for other beauty and grooming services, like a haircut and color, mani & pedi, waxing, or other salon services. Facials are among the most important beauty treatments you can get, because they do more than just make you look better for the short term the way a blow out or nail polish might. Facials have lasting benefits that make them well worth your time at the spa.


1. Fight Signs of Aging

When it comes to fighting aging, prevention is key. Getting a regular facial is one of the most effective ways to slow down early signs of aging and keep skin glowing longer. Facials treat your skin cells with antioxidants and other ingredients that are designed specifically to promote collagen production; these treated cells then go on to replicate every 4 weeks, creating new cells that are healthier. Regular facials aid this process, encouraging the healthier cells to keep replicating themselves.

Even better, facials exfoliate much more deeply than you can at home, which allows serums and moisturizers to more fully penetrate the skin, giving maximum effect to your skincare products. This deep exfoliation combined with gentle, practiced massage can help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Deep Clean Pores

Even if you do not struggle with acne, deep cleaning your pores is important, though it is not something that should be done at home. Using the proper techniques to avoid scarring, a professional aesthetician can clean oil and impurities from your pores to clear skin, prevent acne, and even shrink pores. Large pores can be unsightly, and regular facials can make your pores smaller and more even.

3. Learn from a Pro

Probably the biggest benefit of indulging in regular facials is the learning experience from a skincare professional. Aestheticians are highly educated on all things relating to skin, so they are veritable fountains of information about products and routines to keep your skin looking amazing.

When you form a relationship with your aesthetician, you gain valuable insight into your own skin. In your regular facial sessions, you can learn about the products that work best for your skin, build a custom routine for your daily skincare, and so much more. The skincare world is huge and products can be expensive, so it is difficult to know where to start. That’s why getting facials on a regular basis can help you get the skin you have always wanted.

4. Prevent Skin Problems

It is not unusual for women to come in for a facial when they notice that their skin is acting strangely: dry patches, weird breakouts, extreme oiliness, etc. When you notice the skin on your face looks or feels different than normal, a facial is a great way to address those problems.

But what if we told you that regular facials can prevent these problems before they even start?

Because facials exfoliate so deeply, they help stimulate the cells to keep your skin healthy. Getting rid of the dead skin makes way for new skin, which keeps your skin’s texture and appearance even and smooth. This deep exfoliation can also lessen the appearance of dark spots, which are among the first signs of aging and sun damage.

5. Enjoy a Tiny Vacation

A facial is one of the most relaxing treatments on the menu at most spas. The hour you spend being pampered by an experienced and licensed aesthetician can feel like a vacation as you let go of the stress of your everyday life. A facial is like a massage for your face, and the soothing ingredients, calming music, and soft smells of the spa can transport you to a relaxing experience unlike any other.

A Marilyn Monroe Spas, our licensed and experienced aestheticians have the tools and knowledge to care for your skin and keep you glowing. Book a facial now with one of our amazing experts, and get started on your routine of gorgeous skin.

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Treat Your Mom and Yourself This Mother’s Day to a Relaxing Massage from Marilyn Monroe Spas

When Mother’s Day became an official American holiday in 1914* the idea was to honor the women and mothers in our lives with extra love and attention. More than 100 years later, Mother’s Day is still an important holiday to show the important women in your life how much they matter to you.

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Setting aside a day to pamper our mothers is an old tradition, spanning centuries and cultures all over the globe. As Mother’s Day approaches, we want to give mom a small token of our appreciation, because we can never repay her for all the ways she cared for us. What better way to give your mom—or yourself, or another special woman in your life—a slice of luxury than by gifting her a massage at Marilyn Monroe Spas?

A Menu of Massages

Because massage is one of our most popular offerings, we have cultivated a menu of massage options to appeal to all types of tastes. Mom can enjoy Marilyn’s Signature Massage—a 25, 50, or 80 minute indulgence offered at almost all of our locations—to feel pampered just like Marilyn.

Our licensed, professional massage therapists offer a variety of massage styles and techniques to find just the right treatment to meet your mom’s needs. Some of our locations offer soothing maternity massages to pamper a mother-to-be, or Swedish massage to really work out sore muscles.

Want to add a little extra? Splurge on paraffin wax treatments, facials, or hot stones (where available) to up the relaxation ante!

Give the Gift (card) of Luxury

Is mom not into massage? You can always opt for a gift card to any of our salon and spa locations, where she can choose the pampering treatment she prefers. Each Marilyn Monroe Spas location is a full-service salon, so mom can select from our full menu to spend an afternoon pampering herself.

Check Out Our Locations

We have locations in five states, and each one meets our high standards for quality services and cleanliness. Each location is a little bit different, with unique specialties and varying services, so check out what’s available in your neighborhood!


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Pamper Yourself with the Marilyn Monroe Spas Rose Hip Cell Renewing Line

It’s official: Spring has sprung and summer is on the way! Warmer weather means enjoying the outdoors in shorts, sleeveless tops, and flowy skirts. Feel confident in your skin by pampering yourself with Marilyn Monroe Spas’ Rose Hip Cell Renewing Line!

Made with Rose Hip seed oil, this product line rejuvenates and moisturizes skin, leaving you with fewer age spots, reduced fine lines, a more even skin tone, and soft skin!

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Made with Rose Hip Seed Oil—Known for Anti-Aging Benefits

We know what you’re thinking: what is Rose Hip seed oil?

It’s known throughout the world for its many skin benefits, especially anti-aging properties. This magical oil is reported to reduce fine lines, improve skin texture, correct dark spots, and moisturize dry skin. Rose Hip seed oil’s best quality is that it stimulates cell renewal, which is the key to glowing, fresh skin.

Rose Hip seed oil comes from the fruit that is exposed on rosebushes after the petals have all fallen off. It only comes from a certain species of rose, the rosa moschata, rosa rubiginosa, or rosa canina. These roses can be found in areas as diverse as the southern Andes, South Africa, and some parts of Europe.

Many publications have reported that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, swears by Rose Hip seed oil on her skin. And if we’re being honest, any product that the Duchess of Cambridge uses certainly has a place in our beauty bags.

Cell Renewal

Natural remedies and oils are incredibly popular for women who want to protect and rejuvenate their skin without dealing with chemicals and harmful ingredients that are everywhere in our over-processed world. But how does Rose Hip seed oil promote cell renewal?

By absorbing quickly into the skin, and creating a protective barrier, Rose Hip seed oil starts by providing outstanding moisture, but it is light as air so it won’t clog pores. Rose Hip seed oil is full of nutrients that skin loves, including omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 fatty acids, as well as vitamin A. All of these nutrients, especially omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, are essential for good skin, but our bodies do not produce them.

The Marilyn Monroe Spas Rose Hip Cell Renewal line is chock full of Rose Hip seed oil, as well as a variety of other ingredients that encourage cell renewal. This combination of ingredients is a dream come true for dry, aging skin.

Certified Natural Organic Skincare

Rose Hip seed oil is an essential ingredient in the Marilyn Monroe Spas Rose Hip Cell Renewing Line, which features body oil, bath oil, body wash, and body lotion. Each product uniquely hydrates, utilizing Rose Hip seed oil’s amazing benefits in its own way, adding in the amazing qualities of all-natural ingredients like jojoba oil, sunflower oil, sallow thorn oil, and others.

Our skincare line is certified organic, so each of the amazing ingredients in the Rose Hip Cell Renewal line is all-natural and safe for your body and the earth. This line is certified by Natrue, an organization that is internationally recognized as an authority in organic products.

The best part of the Rose Hip Cell Renewing Line? You can enjoy the amazing results that come from Rose Hip seed oil in whatever way you like best:

In the Shower

Start your day by washing away stress with the Rose Hip Cell Renewing Body Wash. Indulge in the subtle scent of roses, while the amazing ingredients restore and moisturize your skin. When you finish in the shower, rub the Rose Hip Cell Renewing Body Oil on still-damp skin to lock in moisture and keep those anti-aging products at work all day.

Out and About

The Rose Hip Cell Renewing Body Lotion keeps you moisturized throughout the day. In addition to Rose Hip seed oil, this powerhouse product is packed with wheat germ oil, which repairs skin’s elasticity and helps prevent stretch marks.

In the Bath

Relax and unwind at the end of the day by filling the bath with hot water and a few drops of the Rose Hip Cell Renewing Bath Oil. Let the oil permeate your skin and keep it hydrated all night long. The scent of rose petals is reminiscent of an opulent spa, and the moisturizing and renewing ingredients leave your skin softer, smoother, and glowing.

The Rose Hip Cell Renewing product line from Marilyn Monroe Spas is a fun way to rejuvenate and pamper yourself. We are pleased to offer our organic product line and all the many benefits it provides to our clients. Shop our products now to purchase the Rose Hip Cell Renewing products, and take a look at the many other amazing products we have to offer.

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Night Out Makeup Looks

The best thing about makeup is how easy it is to try something new! If you love a new look, it can become a go-to look. Hate it? Wipe it off and start again! Makeup is a fun and versatile accessory that can take a look from basic to spectacular.

Going out makeup looks allow for even more experimentation, so take your cue from the 2017 runways and try some of these stunning tricks for your next night out.

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Color Dipped Eyelashes

For a fun twist on this year’s bright eye trend—we’re talking turquoise, burnt orange, and even red for eyeshadow and liner—bring some color to your lashes! Leave eyelids neutral, with a matte taupe or palest pink shadow, smudge eyeliner above and below the eye, and do several coats of your favorite black, thickening mascara. Finish off with your favorite bright hue of mascara on just the top half of your lashes, giving a punch of color to the look.

Bold Brows and Burgundy Lips

For a look that is fresh, clean, and sexy, try bold brows and burgundy lips. Fill in and darken your brow, but remember not to overdraw them! The goal is natural and untamed, not cartoonish, so follow your natural shape. Next, leave eyelids clean, opting for dark lashes and a subtle swipe of eyeliner to keep the emphasis on your eyebrows and lips.

Choose a lip shade in deepest red to really get the look. Think burgundy, ox blood, and black cherry to find the right color. Marilyn Monroe Spas Midnight Kiss is a perfect color for this technique. Apply the color to your lips, blot with tissue, and apply another coat. Finish your look with setting spray.

Pop of Pink

Pink has long been a favorite lipstick color, but this year it is showing up all over the face, as magenta shadow, bold blush, and petal pink highlights are coming back on trend. You can use this trend anywhere you like. Pinkish-red eyeshadow swept all over the eyelid (complemented with glossy lips and LOTS of lashes) is a fresh take on the smoky eye, while bright blush steals the show when paired with a nude lip and pared down eye makeup. Not feeling like taking a risk? Stick with your hot pink lipstick to stay on trend. To get this look: Try the Marilyn Monroe Spas Cream Blush in Crush, Our hot pink lipstick in Socialite and our Signature pink shadow in Charm.

Shiny Eyelids

Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate beauty icon, was famous for using Vaseline in her makeup routine. It is said that the star used Vaseline on her entire face to give it a gorgeous glow, putting special emphasis on her eyelids.

Glossy, shiny eyelids for going out is hot in 2017, showing up on the runways. Lids that are so glossy they almost look varnished, and this look is easy to replicate at home, using Marilyn’s favorite product: Vaseline. Simply apply your favorite eyeshadow—runways showcased everything from berry hues to smoky black—and finish with a coat of Vaseline. Tip: avoid putting Vaseline on your crease to keep the formula from getting sticky.

Color Blocked Lips

As seen on the Jason Wu runway, color blocked lips can create an interesting and beautiful effect when done right. The trick is to choose two colors that are variations of similar shades, that are different enough to create visual interest. Think deep eggplant on your top lip and pinkish plum on the bottom. Wu’s models wore cherry red on top and deep pink on bottom for a stunning pairing. Reminder: don’t rub your lips together, or the colors will mix, ruining the effect.

Need a little more makeup inspiration? Check out the professional makeup artists at Marilyn Monroe Spas! Our makeup pros know the tricks and trends to keep you looking your best for everyday and going out. For more beauty and wellness tips, follow our blog!

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Microdermabrasion Benefits at Any Age

It is never too early or too late to take care of your skin. Keeping your skin looking youthful and healthy is an ongoing process, and microdermabrasion can be an excellent addition to any skincare routine. You already remove your makeup, cleanse, and moisturize daily, but adding in affordable spa skincare treatments like microdermabrasion can up the ante on your anti-aging routine.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliating process that can be done at a spa. The aesthetician sprays tiny crystals onto the skin to remove the outermost layer, or stratum corneum, and vacuums the skin cells away. Over the course of several sessions, the microdermabrasion treatment exfoliates that layer of the skin, which prompts the body to create fresh, new skin.

Microdermabrasion is effective on dark spots, age spots, fine lines, and shallow scars. The procedure produces results that you can see right away, and extended treatment results in skin that looks younger, smoother, and better.


Benefits of Microdermabrasion

For a relatively easy and painless procedure, microdermabrasion has a host of benefits for women of all ages and skin types. Though women with early signs of aging, usually aged 35-50, get the best results, there are still a host of benefits for others.

Preventative Measure

Young women interested in preserving their skin and preventing signs of aging should start microdermabrasion. The deep exfoliation allows for deeper penetration of moisturizers and serums, which allows you to get the most out of your anti-aging products.

Recapture a Youthful Glow

The immediate result of microdermabrasion is glowing and smooth skin. This youthful glow is emphasized with continued treatments, which can help with early signs of aging like dark spots, hyperpigmentation, or other damage caused by sun exposure.

Diminish Lines

Fine lines are one of the first signs of aging, and many women dread them. Microdermabrasion stimulates blood flow to the face, which improves skin elasticity and diminishes fine lines. Other spa treatments like chemical peels or laser treatments also work on fine lines, but microdermabrasion is a more cost effective and easier on the skin.

Works on All Skin Types

Unlike dermabrasion, a procedure done by a dermatologist that more deeply exfoliates, microdermabrasion is safe to use on all skin types. Dermabrasion is only suitable for those with fair complexions, as darker skin types may scar from the dermabrasion machine.

Fast Recovery Time

Microdermabrasion produces real results—soft and glowing skin—in a short time and with little to no recovery. Because of the exfoliation, your skin may be pink for the next 24 hours or so, but otherwise there is no recovery. You can even go on your lunch break to revive your skin, just bring your foundation along to touch up afterward.

Minimized Pores

Large pores can make your skin look uneven and discolored, so shrinking pores is a high priority for women. Microdermabrasion is effective at unclogging pores, and treatment results in smaller pores for smoother skin.

Book an appointment now to see all the benefits of microdermabrasion! This service is offered at select Marilyn Monroe Spas locations, where the skincare experts can work with you to create the skincare routine that will keep you looking your best. Find the Marilyn Monroe Spas location nearest you and book a microdermabrasion appointment now!

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Learn Makeup Tricks from the Pros

Celebrities have the benefit of full glamour teams dedicated to keeping them looking glamorous for events. These makeup pros inspire the rest of us with their beauty tricks and the gorgeous looks that they create.

Whether you have been wearing makeup for 5 years or 50 years, you can always learn a thing or two about making your products look better or last longer. Read through these makeup tips to get some ideas to get the most out of your makeup bag every day.

Get That Coveted Glow

We have all heard the of the mixing-foundation-with-moisturizer trick. It gives your skin a dewy look and creates the illusion of perfect lighting wherever you go. But to create the illusion that you are glowing from within, try mixing bronzer with your moisturizer. Janelle Monae’s makeup artist, Jessica Smalls, did this for the 2017 Oscars, with a gorgeous effect.

Check Your Touch Up Routine

Instead of using powder throughout the day to control shine, opt for blotting papers instead. These little miracle workers are available at all makeup stores for cheap, and they absorb oil without removing makeup. The best part? Blotting papers are about the size of a credit card, so they fit in your purse better than your powder compact.


Layer Blush for Staying Power

When you need your blush to stay for hours—think a big event like a wedding or a day outdoors—use two formulas to add staying power. After applying foundation, use gel or cream blush on the apples of the cheeks. Then set it with powder blush in a similar color. This combo will keep the color from fading, just like setting a liquid foundation with power helps it last.

Look in Unexpected Places

Some makeup artists use regular, household ingredients to make their clients shine. Cherry Kool-Aid can be a perfect blush shade; mix a small amount of powder with moisturizer and rub on the apples of the cheeks for a healthy flush. Use your favorite lipstick on your eyelids to mimic the rosy shadow look that has been all over runways.

Double Up Your Lip Color

Marilyn Monroe’s famous red pout was the product of 5 different lipsticks and glosses and a special technique that she and her makeup artist created. You can create a simplified version of this at home, by using a deep red on your whole lip, then dabbing a brighter red in the center of your pout. Finish by putting highlighter in your cupid’s bow, and you’ll have a perfect red lip.

Prime Everything

Makeup primer is one of the greatest inventions since lipstick, and nothing helps your face stay on better. But did you know that you can put primer on your eyebrows to help your brow color stay on? You work so hard to fill in those full brows, girl! Extend their life with primer, just like you do your foundation and eyeshadow!

Up Your Mascara Game

Keep your mascara from flaking off during the day by applying a coat of waterproof mascara. Do your mascara routine as normal, with the regular formula that you have grown to love and cherish. Then finish with a coat or two of a waterproof formula. This will give you the staying power of waterproof mascara, but it stays easy to remove at the end of the day. Win-win.

If you need some more help and inspiration, book some time with a professional makeup artist at Marilyn Monroe Spas! Our beauty pros can help you find a new look or perfect your old one, showing you a few tips and tricks along the way.

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Party in Style with a Marilyn Monroe Spas Spa Party

Spa parties are a fun, chic way to celebrate any occasion with your friends. Pamper yourself and the women in your life with a spa party at any Marilyn Monroe Spas location. This new service turns any occasion into something truly unique, leaving your guests feeling especially relaxed.

Below are a few ideas for the indulgent spa party of your dreams!


Treat the bride-to-be and her bridal party to an afternoon at the spa! This hangover-free bachelorette party idea will keep everyone fresh and relaxed for the big day, and the services you choose can help beautify the bridal party. If you are feeling extra indulgent—or if the bride is extra stressed from wedding planning—be sure to include massage services.

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A mom-to-be can always use a bit of pampering to feel comfortable and beautiful. What mom doesn’t want her nails to look spectacular? (Even if she can’t see her toes). A mom-to-be can enjoy a soothing facial, relaxing massage, or fun manicure and have fun getting pampered at the same time!


At any age, a luxurious spa day can be just the indulgence to make a birthday special. Regular spa services like facials, massages, and mani/pedis are all fun ideas to pamper the birthday girl, but you can get even more creative! Things like hair and makeup styling before a night out on the town can really up the glam factor, making the party something to remember.

Theme Party

Some of us don’t need an occasion to throw a great party! Theme parties make for a really good time, and a spa party has so many options for themes! These are just some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Stiletto Relief: The heels that we all love to wear wreak havoc on our feet! Lucky for you and your girlfriends, a pedicure is the perfect way to relieve sore feet and get rid of unsightly callouses. Our exclusive Stiletto Relief pedicure is the perfect inspiration for this party.
  • Waxing Wednesday: Celebrate this middle of the week “hump” day with your besties by waxing brows and dipping hands or feet in paraffin wax. You’ll walk out the door feeling smooth all over, as you leave unwanted hair and dead skin behind you.
  • Old Hollywood: Pamper your guests the Marilyn way, with a massage or facial, mani/pedi, and professional makeup artistry. Your gal-pals will feel glamorous and relaxed as they pretend to be the silver screen sirens.

Little Girls’ Spa Day

A little girl’s birthday party is always a fun occasion. If your little diva wants to be pampered for her birthday, bring her to Marilyn Monroe Spas! We already offer a “Mommy and Me” pedicure at some of our locations, so we know the ways to pamper little hands and feet. Host your party at our spa, and all you have to bring is the cake!

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Don’t See Your Idea? Call Us!

Spa parties are a new service, and we are full of ideas to make them great! But if you have a specific idea of how to honor a special occasion, call us! Our party planners can help you plan the perfect spa soiree to pamper your friends.

Spa Party Tips

  • Bring wine or champagne to enhance the relaxing vibe
  • Rent the entire spa for an evening of true decadence and privacy
  • Set up a snack station where your guests can enjoy hors oeuvres
  • Put together little gift bags with our Marilyn Monroe branded products that help your guests enjoy the spa at home
  • Create cute custom invitations in red and white to mimic Marilyn Monroe Spas’ aesthetic

Are you ready to celebrate your occasion in true Marilyn style? Find your location, and call us to book your party! We can’t wait to plan the perfect spa party with you!

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The Sense-Sational Manicure & Pedicure: A Marilyn Monroe Spas Original

One of the simplest but still most elegant ways to relax and pamper yourself is with a manicure and pedicure. These salon staples are offered on nearly every salon and spa menu across the nation, so creating a unique manicure or pedicure experience is a challenge that many spas choose not to tackle.

Marilyn Monroe Spas, however, has created the Sense-Sational manicure and pedicure, an exclusive offering that stimulates all your senses and pampers you like no other mani/pedi ever has.



One of the first things you notice when you walk into a Marilyn Monroe Spas location is the beautiful décor and impeccable cleanliness. Our white and red interiors, clean lines, and glamorous details are punctuated by large pictures of Marilyn Monroe, showcasing our inspiring icon at every turn showing not only her glamorous side but also her fun and flirty personality as well.

The sights of the Sense-Sational mani and pedi include not only our beautiful interiors but as importantly hospital-grade sterilized tools and creative glamour experts who beautify your fingers and toes. Whether you want the latest nail art popping on each finger, or one shade of varnish livening up your toes, you will leave our spa with a smile on your face.


The scents of the Sense-Sational manicure and pedicure rejuvenate your mind as you relax. They say that scent is the sense strongest tied to memory, and you will build some truly happy memories of stress-free times in the manicure or pedicure chair.

Our nail professionals exfoliate your hands and feet with a warm and refreshing rosemary-ginger scrub. These two refreshing scents are known to boost the mood and soothe aching muscles or joints. The rosemary-ginger scrub has just the right amount of scent to relax you without being overpowering. Even better, the scrub is 100% certified organic.


While there aren’t any specific tastes involved in getting a manicure and pedicure—unless you bring your favorite chocolates to indulge in while you pamper yourself—the Sense-Sational mani/pedi gives you a true taste of luxury.


An important part of the ambience of our spa are the sounds. All Marilyn Monroe Spas play a relaxing soundtrack to contribute to the soothing atmosphere of the pampering services we offer.


Touch is no doubt the most important sense that we stimulate in the Sense-Sational manicure and pedicure. First, soak your hands or feet in warm water, then enjoy a hand and arm/foot and leg massage from our practiced nail technicians (complete with the rosemary-ginger scrub described above). These massages release tension in your muscles, allowing you to take a mini-vacation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even if for a few minutes.

After the massage, your nail technician will remove dead skin by gently buffing your hands and feet. Next, a hydrating mask will leave hands and feet feeling silky smooth. The Sense-Sational pedicure also includes a cooling masque, which is an amazing contrast to the other parts of the treatment. Finish it off with a hot towel treatment to seal in the comfort, allowing you to thoroughly relax and unwind. At the end of it all, you will have hands and feet that look gorgeous and feel even better.

Stimulating all five senses is what the Sense-Sational manicure pedicure is all about. Book a Sense-Sational mani/pedi now to enjoy the many benefits of this outstanding service.

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Get Beach Ready for Spring Break

Whether you are in college or not, spring is a great time for a quick getaway! Taking a few days to soak up some sun and enjoy the warmer weather is good for the body, mind, and soul. Digging through your closet to find your bikini is an important part of beach prep, but there are a few other essentials to remember before you go.

Treat Your Toes to a Pedi

This may be the first time that your toes have seen the light of day in months, as cold weather keeps you wearing socks and winter boots. At the beach you will be rocking your favorite sandals—and even when you go out at night you may have a gorgeous new pair of open toe platforms worth showing off, so make sure your toes are ready.

This season’s nails are either graphic or understated, so whatever your style, you can be on trend. Choose bold colors in geometric shapes, soft pinks, or new neutrals like off-white and taupe. The ever-popular metallic trend hasn’t gone anywhere, with unique shades like gunmetal and deep copper taking center stage.

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Pack Some SPF

We know that sunscreen is not necessarily a luxury, but it is absolutely a beauty necessity! Protect your skin from the sun’s harm with broad spectrum sunscreen (that protects from UVA and UVB rays) and at least SPF 30. We know you want that golden glow from your vacation, but protecting your face from the sun is more important.

You should be wearing sunscreen on your face every day to prevent wrinkles, sun damage, and skin cancer, but it is especially important to apply when you are sitting in the sun. Don’t forget to reapply at least every two hours, or after swimming and sweating. And remember to pack lip balm with SPF for your lips as well, as they are prone to skin cancer.

Wax Those Stray Hairs

Spending time on hair removal uses up valuable beach time, and you can’t afford to miss one moment of relaxation. Waxing ensures that your unwanted body hair is gone for the longest amount of time (compared with shaving, sugaring, or other methods), usually lasting between 3 and 5 weeks.

Before you wax, make sure to prepare your skin. Exfoliate the area the night before to help avoid bumps and make the process go more smoothly. When the wax is done, use a cold compress to help close pores and soothe the skin. Make sure to keep exfoliating the area to keep it smooth and bump free.

Don’t Forget a Hat

It bears repeating that the sun can damage your skin, and protecting yourself from its harmful rays should be an important part of your getaway. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat—we suggest one that coordinates with your cover-up and makes you feel like a total bombshell—is a totally chic way to keep the sun off your face.

Even better? A stylish hat also protects your hair from the sun! The sun dries out your hair, which can cause frizz, thinness, split ends, and dull, lifeless locks. Additionally, the sun fades your hair’s color, taking the shine out and making it look drab. Taking care of your hair and looking put together is easy with a fabulous hat!

The most important thing about getting ready for your spring break getaway? Having fun! Pampering yourself with a pedi, buying fun new accessories, and taking some time for yourself is almost as fun as the beach trip…almost.

For your all your beauty needs—pedicures, waxing, hair coloring, and more—check out Marilyn Monroe Spas. We are the spa inspired by the ultimate beach beauty, Marilyn herself, so we know a thing or two about getting ready to enjoy the sun.

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Winter to Spring Transitions: 5 Fashion Tips from Marilyn

What’s cold, then warm, then hot, then freezing, then sunny? The transition from winter to spring!

Keeping up with the styles and trends from changing seasons can be tough, but in the unpredictable weather of springtime it’s even harder. How does a woman stay in style without compromising her own personal taste? Take a page from Marilyn Monroe’s book and learn from her iconic sense of style with these 5 beauty and fashion tips.


Know Your Body

Marilyn became an icon for a number of reasons—her wit, talent, and ability to command a room all come to mind—but her perfect hourglass figure was one thing that set her apart. Marilyn’s dimensions were, in a word, perfect, but what made her figure remarkable was the impeccable way she dressed it. Marilyn always emphasized her hourglass figure, whether it was through a cinched waist, a fitted knit, or a dress with an empire waist.

Knowing your body is the key to dressing it. As we go from winter to spring, watch the runways and stores for shapes that fit how YOU like to present yourself. Not into this season’s boxy cargo pockets on everything from pants to button-up shirts? Opt for the body skimming, color block dresses that graced the runways. Don’t want to overwhelm a petite frame with an extra large tote bag? Choose a clutch or satchel with the romantic details of Rodarte and Dior.

Create Your Makeup Style

When we picture Marilyn Monroe, most of us see a sleek cat eye, that iconic beauty mark, and red lips parted ever so slightly. Marilyn guarded her signature makeup look carefully, and worked hard with her makeup artists to create it. The look is so iconic, women everywhere still emulate it.

Marilyn loved her false eyelashes and used them to open up her eyes and add definition. She would cut her lash strips in half and only apply the falsies to the outer corners of her eyes, and then blend with mascara. This gave her eyelashes a luxurious but natural look.

Marilyn also favored strong eyebrows with sharp arches. This look contrasted with her sultry and imperfect eyeliner, creating an interesting and flattering look.

You don’t have to work with a Hollywood makeup artist to create a makeup look you love, nor do you have to stay loyal to one look. As the days get longer and the weather warms up, look for makeup styles that flatter while staying on trend.

Accentuate Your Assets

We have already talked about how Marilyn accentuated her figure with clothes that were tailored to her body, but she had many other beauty assets that she constantly showcased. She never covered her signature beauty mark with makeup, she always showed off the curve of her neck and shoulders with short hair, and she knew the right hemline to show off her slender legs.

Get to know your best features and show them off. Long legs? Choose the shorter skirts that come into vogue every spring as the weather warms up. Gorgeous bone structure? Find a hair cut and style to emphasize it. Slender, beautiful fingers? Draw attention to them with a gorgeous, on-trend manicure.

Whatever your assets, show them off! Every season has trends that work for any body type, hair style, or preference.

Mix and Match Sweaters, Separates, and Dresses

Marilyn was perfectly at her ease whether she was wearing a stunning dress with 4-inch heels or a relaxed sweater and capri-pant combo with flats. In her life and career, she was photographed in casual separates as often as she was in a fitted dress. Because she knew what to wear for her body—and she paid attention to craftsmanship and details—the icon always looked put together.

As the weather continues to warm up, wearing dresses is even more fun! Bare legs in a skirt or crop pants—which are still very on trend—pair perfectly with a fitted sweater or chic knit top, and you can layer as much (or as little) as you like to keep your temperature comfortable during the unpredictable spring weather.

Find YOUR Look

The biggest takeaway from Marilyn Monroe’s impeccable sense of style and fashion is that she found the looks that she liked and worked for her, so she stuck with them. There’s a reason she had platinum blonde hair for her whole career (and it isn’t because gentlemen prefer blondes): she loved it!

You don’t have to love winged eyeliner and halter dresses to learn fashion lessons from the blonde bombshell; emulate her by paying attention to details, knowing your assets, and staying true to yourself in fashion and beyond.

At Marilyn Monroe Spas, our beauty experts can help you find a look that is on trend for spring and stays true to the icon in you. Book now to relax with a massage, try a new hairstyle, or get tips on a gorgeous makeup look!

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4 Things Every Spring Bride Includes in Her Beauty Routine

First things first: congratulations on your engagement! Getting ready for your wedding and the prospect of spending your life with the one you love is an amazing and exciting time in any bride’s life.

We don’t need to tell you that as your wedding approaches you have a lot to think about. There are flowers, menus, place settings, seating charts, centerpieces, hotel accommodations, the list goes on. Almost every single thing needs your attention, and your look is high on the list of priorities.

On your wedding day you want to look as happy as you feel, so take our advice and look over these 4 things to help you make the most of this fun planning stage!

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1.    Get That Glow

Your wedding will be the happiest day of your life, when you marry the person you love most and start building a life together. You will be glowing with happiness from head to toe as you walk down the aisle. A secret that many use to encourage that glow even through the not-so-blissful moments of wedding planning? Regular facials!

A facial takes care of your skin to deeply exfoliate, moisturize, and replenish. Facials give your skin a glow that lasts while preventing the early signs of aging and mitigating the effects of previous sun exposure and stress. Getting facials regularly during the wedding planning stage will help you look your best from your wedding day and beyond.

2.    Relax and Breathe

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be stressful, with so much to think about to create the wedding you have always dreamed of. It is essential to take some time out to relax and forget about caterers and photographers in order to stay sane during the planning process. Getting a massage every once in a while, allows you to refresh your mind and body. Take an hour, leave the stress of planning behind, and breathe deeply as a massage therapist gets to work on your stress points.

3.    Choose Your Stylists

The way you look on your wedding day will be captured in pictures that you will look at for the rest of your life. That’s why finding the right dress, jewelry, veil, hair, and makeup is so important. Once you have chosen the dress and accessories, choosing your hair and makeup looks are the finishing touches that pull the whole look together. That’s why choosing the stylists to make you look and feel gorgeous and glamorous on your wedding day should not be something you do lightly.

When you are choosing a hair stylist or makeup artist, make sure to read reviews and look at a portfolio. If you can, get recommendations from friends, family, and other people whose style opinions you trust. Find stylists who speak to you and who can create the vision you have in mind.

It is not uncommon for brides to “try out” hairstylists or makeup artists to choose between them. When it comes down to it, this is the best way to know if the person you have chosen can bring your vision to life.

4.    Practice Your Looks

Once you have chosen the stylists to do your hair and your makeup, make sure to do a practice run of your finished look. These practice runs are incredibly helpful for both bride and stylists; if you see something you don’t like during your practice run, you can say something and the stylist can fix it on the big day. Or if you don’t like the initial style you chose, figuring it out before the big day means that you can find a different look.

At Marilyn Monroe Spas, our beauty pros have all the tools and expertise to help you get ready for your big day. Our hair stylists, makeup artists, skin care experts, massage therapists, and nail technicians are ready to prepare you for your wedding so that you can look and feel special.

Book now to get started with our beauty experts!

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Waxing Vs. Threading: The Differences Between These Popular Hair Removal Techniques

Eyebrows are certainly having a moment. With stars choosing bolder, thicker, and more precise shapes, women everywhere are clamoring to up their eyebrow game.

For a long time, the go-to salon offering for eyebrow grooming has been waxing, but a new method of facial hair removal has entered the scene: threading. Many women are reluctant to try this new technique because they don’t know how it compares to waxing.

Fear not! We are here to explain these two hair removal techniques, how they compare, and how they differ. From there, you decide the best way to shape your brows so they make the statement you desire.

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The main thing that waxing and threading have in common is they both remove hair from the root. This makes them especially nice for removing unwanted facial hair from the upper lip, cheeks, sideburns, hairline, and neck.


As the old standby, waxing is more familiar. This method of hair removal is a standard in nearly all beauty salons and spas, and appears as frequently as haircuts and manicures on salon menu boards. Using hot wax, the esthetician removes the hair from the follicle to create smooth, defined brows.

Take a look at some of the benefits of using this method:

  • Works on more parts of the body like underarms, arms, legs, bikini zone, and back
  • Lasts longer in between sessions, keeping your brows precise for up to 4 weeks
  • Makes hair grow back thinner and finer, which over time keeps your brows (and other areas) less hairy
  • Has become a standard offering, so this popular method is widely available at salons and spas
  • Creates sharp, precise lines on the brows


As we mentioned, threading is an increasingly popular hair removal option that women are falling for all over the nation. The technician uses a cotton thread to grab, twist, and remove hairs individually. Threading allows for the precision of tweezing in much less time, creating a more natural look than waxing.

Here are some of the pros of threading your eyebrows:

  • Does not irritate or pull on the skin
  • Takes a short time—often brows are done in 5 minutes
  • Shapes brows with detail to create the precise look you are going for
  • Removes the fine hairs that wax sometimes cannot get—this also means you can thread your eyebrows sooner than you can wax them, keeping your brows on point all the time
  • Growing in popularity, so more salons are starting to offer it
  • Provides excellent, precise results on the face only

It is obvious that there are pros to each brow-shaping method. Ultimately, the decision is yours, but each method provides amazing results that will keep your brow game up to scratch. At Marilyn Monroe Spas, we offer waxing and threading to keep our clients hair free and feeling fabulous. Book an appointment with a brow professional, and see how well-defined eyebrows can change your face!

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Beauty without Botox

I think it is safe to say that we all want to capture our youthful appearance as long as possible. That isn’t to say that looks are everything. They most certainly aren’t. But there is nothing wrong with wanting to present a beautiful and smiling visage to the world.

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Embrace Change

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, color, and shape. Not only is this normal, it is perfectly natural. Embrace those changes as they come and adapt to them in ways you feel

One adaptation could be reimagining your make-up. It’s easy to fall into a habit after years of applying mascara and lipstick. Consider trying something new and unexpected to mix things up. An aesthetician can give advice about trends or techniques that could add something novel and fresh to your look.

Hair Style

Many people color their hair to hide grays. Graying hair isn’t the only change you might notice. You may find that your hair will begin to stop growing at a certain length. This is a blessing in disguise. Shorter hairstyles like lobs can frame your face without lengthening it. Talk to your hairstylist about what will work best for you.

Eyebrows Are Important

Don’t forget the hair right above your eyes! Just as a new hairstyle can revitalize your look, so, too, can a new eyebrow style. Resist the urge to pluck any grays you might see appearing in your eyebrows. In fact, don’t over pluck them at all. Eyebrows naturally thin as we age so keeping them thick and lush will help you to look youthful. Plus, good news; lush brows are very on-trend!

Care for Your Beautiful Skin

The time to pamper your skin is now. There have been substantial advancements over the years in skincare that will help improve elasticity and radiance in your skin. Look for products with jojoba or rose oil and natural AHAs. Exfoliate two or three times a week to remove dead skin cells that can cause a dulling affect to the skin.


I’ll never stop singing the praises of drinking enough water. Sure, it isn’t new advice, but it is often repeated because it is so good for you. Being well hydrated has a host of health benefits, not least of which are the positive ways in which it helps your beautiful skin stay toned and firm.

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Renew You: The Lavender Body Care Line That’s Keeping Us Fresh Through the Winter

There are myriad reasons for winter sadness. The sun doesn’t shine long enough each day, the cold winter nights seem to stretch on and on, and the dry winter air wreaks havoc on your skin.

Luckily, there are solutions to winter dryness. Proper skin hydration is paramount during the winter months. During this special time of year it is necessary to reach for treatments to replace lost moisture back into your skin. Remember, the products you use during the other three seasons might not cut it during wintertime.

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Lavender to the Rescue

It has long been known that lavender oil can help the skin. Lavender oil has been used to treat acne and eczema. Additionally, lavender decreases itchiness and increases circulation, which in turn tones and tightens your skin.

But it doesn’t end there! Lavender also soothes aching muscles and calms the mind. This calming effect helps to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. Winter sadness has met its match!

Soothing Skincare

Marilyn Monroe Spas signature skincare line puts lavender to work to rejuvenate your skin from head to toe. Check out some of our favorite products below:

Lavender Soothing Bath Oil

A relaxing bath is more than an indulgence; it is a necessity. Let the lavender in this bath oil do its work to calm your mind and revitalize your skin.

Lavender Soothing Body Wash

Don’t use harsh soap on your already overly dry skin. Wash away your cares with this gentle body wash.

Lavender Soothing Body Lotion

There is a reason we describe this lotion as “soothing.” This lotion will infuse the much-needed moisture into your skin and keep it touchably soft.

Stock up on winter skincare essentials!

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4 Health Benefits of Massage

Getting a massage is a great way to pamper yourself and enjoy some relaxation time. However, few people know that there are a number of health benefits of massage that go beyond the simple pleasure of “me time.” Indulging in a pampering massage from time to time is of course very relaxing, and “me time” is important to a lot of people, but the health benefits of massage can heal your body, mind, and spirit by:

  • Relieving stress and anxiety
  • Soothing aching muscles and joints
  • Releasing endorphins
  • Improving skin health

At Marilyn Monroe Spas, our massage therapists are trained in a variety of techniques, and will work with each individual client to achieve their desired results. Keep reading to learn more about the ways that massage can help and heal.

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Relieve Stress and Anxiety

It is no secret that getting a massage can help a person who is stressed out decompress and relax. It’s not as widely known that sufferers from anxiety and depression can see their symptoms improve with regular massages. Calming music, soft touch, and comfortable linens can soothe the mind, helping someone with anxiety or depression to feel a sense of calm.

Some studies have even found that massage can affect the body’s biochemistry, lowering levels of cortisol—the hormone that contributes to stress, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar—by up to 53%.

Soothe Aching Muscles and Joints

When you are suffering from a sore back or sore muscles, taking a break from life to get a massage can bring you immediate relief. This soothing effect is even more pronounced in massage clients who live with chronic pain from things like arthritis or fibromyalgia. In addition, people with injuries to joints or muscles, including athletes, can benefit from a professional soothing and working of these problem areas.

The calming feeling of a massage on muscles and joints is certainly not just for clients with illness or injury. Getting a massage just because it’s enjoyable and relaxes your body is a treat that many people enjoy regularly.

Release Endorphins

Endorphins are the magical neurotransmitters that block pain signals and make you feel happy. Our bodies release endorphins after any number of activities including exercising, eating hot peppers, and, of course, getting a massage.

There are many, well-documented benefits of human touch, which can be anything from a massage, to a handshake, to a hug. Human touch makes us happier, less aggressive, better at learning, and less likely to get sick. Endorphins that are released during massage contribute to our overall well-being.

A massage is more than just a fifty-minute escape from daily life. A massage offers so many health benefits—from relieving stress, to soothing muscles, to making us happy—that it is easy to justify this indulgence. Visit Marilyn Monroe Spas to reap the benefits of a massage from a trained professional.

On top of that, you can bring a little bit of the luxury home with some of our organic, yet decadent, Marilyn Monroe body care products.

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4 Benefits of Eyelash Extensions and Why You Need Them Now!

Have you heard of one of the newest beauty innovations that has revolutionized the way that women get ready each morning? Eyelash extensions are all the rage lately, as women of all ages reap the benefits of having gorgeous eyelashes with almost no effort. Check out the 4 benefits of eyelash extensions from Marilyn Monroe Spas to see why this is one of the most popular services in the industry. 

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Add Length and Volume

Mascara is a must in many women’s beauty routines. Adding length and volume is the main reason that most of us use mascara each day, and makeup companies have created some truly amazing formulas to help us achieve that goal. Some women even apply false eyelashes each day to get the long and full look.

Eyelash extensions are the next level of making eyelashes beautiful, making your lashes thick, dark, and full. You can choose a dramatic look or opt for something more natural, but whatever you choose, they are like your lashes, but better! Eyelash extensions last for about 4 weeks and require only a short time in the chair at the salon for upkeep.

Look Youthful and Awake

Nothing opens up your eyes like long and thick eyelashes. Lengthening your lashes can act as an instant eye lift, without any of the side effects of a procedure. Long and gorgeous eyelashes can make you appear more youthful and awake, giving your eyes an extra brightness.

Save Time

As we already mentioned, many women use mascara as part of their daily routine to make their lashes thicker and their eyes brighter. When you get eyelash extensions, you can eliminate mascara from your beauty regimen altogether! Eyelash extensions are attached to your existing eyelashes, so you will not need to take the time to darken or lengthen your lashes with mascara. In addition, because eyelash extensions are already curled, you will not need to struggle with your eyelash curler.

Many women with eyelash extensions do not wear any eye makeup at all, preferring to let their gorgeous eyelashes stand on their own. The extensions are already long and thick enough that they eliminate the need for eyeliner on the top lid to add the illusion of thicker lashes.

Do you want to know the best part about eyelash extensions? No clumps or flakes! Since you won’t be dealing with mascara, you won’t have to wrestle with clumping eyelashes as you apply or flakes of mascara running down your face throughout the day.

Live Your Life!

As if saving on time each morning weren’t enough—and who doesn’t love fifteen extra minutes of sleep?—the biggest benefit of eyelash extensions is the way they allow you to live your life. You can do everything you normally do while you have eyelash extensions, including swimming, exercising, sitting in a sauna or hot tub (avoiding prolonged exposure), and more. You are still free to live your life as usual, looking fabulous while you do it.

Eyelash extensions are a veritable revolution in the beauty industry, saving women time and effort each day, and helping them look and feel their best. The benefits of eyelash extensions go beyond opening your eyes and saving you the trouble of mascara; they can give you a feeling of glamour and confidence as you go about your day. Book an appointment with one of our expert estheticians at Marilyn Monroe Spas, and get your eyelash extensions right away.

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Winter Skincare Essentials

Between Jack Frost nipping at your nose and the harsh winter wind biting your cheeks, the frigid months before those first spring blossoms can be treacherous and damaging to your skin. Once the heat comes on in your home or office the air becomes as dry as a desert. Even though the weather outside may be frightful, that is no excuse to let your skin become equally so. Don’t let those winter blues fight against the rosy glow in your cheeks!

Moisturize Your Skin

Snowy rooftops and trees that glisten might lead you to believe there is water everywhere, I’m sorry to report that the winter months can be excessively devoid of moisture in the air. Be vigilant in applying moisturizer to combat winter dryness. Keep in mind that the lotion you use during the other parts of the year may not be adequate in battling against Old Man Winter.

Be sure to moisturize everywhere. The skin on your hands is thinner than most other parts of your body and therefore need special attention.

Skincare Essentials

Humidify for Your Health

Lotions, creams, and ointments aren’t the only method of returning moisture into your dermal layer. Using a humidifier will counteract the hot, dry air being emitted from the heating system in your home or office and in turn neutralize the drying effects of the unforgiving winter air in the great outdoors.

Don’t Forget to Drink

When it comes to skincare, dryness is the enemy. That makes water your friend. Make it your best friend by hydrating properly. Remember, by the time you feel thirsty, your body is already low on H2O. Keep a bottle or glass of water nearby to sip during the day to replace the water you are losing to the dry air.

Apply Sunscreen

Sunscreen is often most associated with summertime activities such as trips to the beach or lounging by the pool. However, applying sunscreen is just as vital in the bleak midwinter as it is during the dog days of summer. It may be cold outside but the sun shines all the same. Additionally, the snow efficiently reflects the sun’s rays back up into your face. All the more reason to apply a protective layer of sunblock to shield your skin.

Dress Appropriately

Bundling up is a necessity when the thermometer dips but in some ways, it can be detrimental to your skin. Your feet are likely to be cooped up in boots all day, and trudging through snow on the city sidewalks can leave your extremities damp, which can cause itching and irritation. Let your skin breathe and replace any damp garments with dry ones as soon as possible to minimize irritation.  

Speak with a Specialist

The tips above are general advice to help you navigate the cold and frosty months ahead. But you are unique, and so is your skin. Speak with a specialist who can analyze your distinct skin type and recommend products and a regimen specific to you. Marilyn Monroe Spas are specialists who can help you determine what works best for you from our various facials to our certified organic skincare products.

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6 Hot Winter Makeup Trends

We wear makeup for a variety of reasons—to feel our best, to honor a special occasion, to look pretty, and a host of others. Whether you follow the latest makeup trends or not, the looks this winter are so showstopping you won’t want to miss them. Look at these winter makeup tips and start planning which ones you are going to try.

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Copper Eyelids

Step aside, gold, there’s a new metallic in town! Copper shadows have been showing everywhere from the runways to Instagram all season, and we cannot get enough. This earthy metallic is equal parts glam and down to earth, and converts easily from day to night. Swipe on a penny-colored shadow before work in the morning and you will be looking fabulous all the way through dinner and drinks.

Strong Brows

Fierce, full eyebrows have been coming back for several seasons, but this winter they are stronger than ever before. Women everywhere are embracing their brows’ natural fullness, while others are using the world of eyebrow pencil, pomade, and powder to give them the fullness they crave. Strong brows set the tone for your whole face, and they can make a statement with or without heavy makeup elsewhere.

Doe-like Lashes

Everywhere you look, women are looking up at you through thick, gorgeous lashes. Using the amazing mascaras that are available, falsies, or even eyelash extensions, you can make your eyes pop with full lashes. Minimal eyeshadow and soft lip make your doe eyes the center of attention, or you can opt for a smokey eye to up the drama. Whatever look you choose, emphasize your eyelashes to bring your look to the next level.

Dramatic Lipstick—plum, dark and vampy colors, even black

This winter, dark lips go perfectly with minimal eye makeup to create an other-worldly look. This season’s dark lips aren’t just the cranberry shades you might expect; instead dark plum, blackberry, deep mahogany, and even black are showing up everywhere, proving that the classic red lip isn’t the only way to make a statement.

Colorful Eye Makeup

For a look that is drastically different from the dark and vampy lips, try out colorful eye makeup. Technicolor hues like turquoise, burnt orange, and pink look perfectly on trend. You can choose to do a dab of shadow in the center of your lid or a subtle sweep of colored eyeliner; both looks brighten up the cold winter days and add a lovely pop of color. A generous amount of mascara balances out this look, keeping it sophisticated.

Dewy Highlight

Radiant skin is the perfect complement to any makeup look, and this season’s dewy highlight ups the ante with ultra-shimmery formulas and less structured application. Forget the complicated contouring tutorials you watched last year, and update your look with a toned down look that is youthful and effortless.

Trying a new makeup trend can be intimidating, so get some help from the pros! Let the makeup artists at Marilyn Monroe Spas help you create a look through their expert makeup artistry! Come visit us to get started on your new look!

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Marilyn’s Cabo Beauty Kit: Winter Vacation Skincare Tips

There is nothing like white sands lapping waves to beat the winter blues. However, the combination of sun, sand, and saltwater can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Don’t let your winter getaway become a skincare disaster!

Block Out The Sun

Soaking up the sun in small doses feels like it is nourishing your soul. However, there can definitely be too much of this good thing! Protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays.

Sunscreen—You are already using sunscreen as part of your daily skincare regimen, right? (Right?!?!) When you are on vacation it is time to step up your game. Since you are going to be exposed to the sun for longer than normal you need to increase your protection. Use a waterproof sunscreen with an SPF 50 and apply 20 minutes before stepping out into the sun (it takes that long for it to be absorbed). Reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming.

Don’t forget your lips! Wear lip balm with sunscreen to prevent them from burning and to keep them hydrated (and kissable).

Sunglasses—Proper eyewear at the beach is essential- especially if you have blue eyes, they need extra protection! The right pair of sunglasses will do three things. First, they will make you look really cool. Second, they will keep you from squinting which in turn will help prevent crow’s feet. Finally, they prevent cataracts and other health issues by blocking the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Wide-brimmed Hat—The bigger and floppier the better! Not only is this look chic and on-trend, it will further shield your face, and hair, from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Spending extra time lounging by the pool or basking in the sun on the beach has the unfortunate side effect of sapping your skin (and the rest of your body) of its moisture. Make sure to replace the water you are losing by drinking plenty of water. Feeling thirsty is your body’s way of telling you it is dehydrated, so don’t let it get to that point. Keep a water bottle with you and sip it throughout the day to stay well hydrated.

The combination of sun, salt, and sand are going to void your skin of its hydration. Since your skin will be drier than normal, it is imperative that you soothe your skin back to normal. Don’t further strip moisture from your dermal layer by using harsh soaps. Instead, use a hydrating and natural body wash (try our Rose Hip Cell Renewing Body Wash) and a nourishing all natural face wash. Applying your favorite body + face moisturizers or essential oils directly after showering will help lock in the moisture.


With the all the extra sunscreen and exposure to heat, you will want to cleanse thoroughly so as to not clog your pores and suffer a breakout. Use a gentle exfoliator every three-to-four days to scrub the dirt, sweat, and other obstructions off. But do not go overboard; overzealous exfoliating can be too harsh and cause damage to your skin.

Getting Back to Real Life

Sadly, all vacations must come to an end. Once home you can ease back into your normal routine by pampering yourself and your skin. Continue to hydrate and moisturize your skin and hair to keep the beach glow you acquired. If you brought back a souvenir in the form of a sunburn, treat your skin with pure aloe.

Now would also be a good time to receive a more in-depth treatment to rejuvenate your skin. A visit to Marilyn Monroe Spas can offer a facial or fassage, or come stock your makeup bag with certified organic skincare products to refresh and revive your skin. Now you can start planning your next vacation.

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Taking Care of You During Cold Season: 9 Beauty Tips to Get You Through Winter

Cold and flu season is in full force, and it is important to take care of your body during this time of year. Doctors recommend taking vitamin C, eating a healthy diet, and getting plenty of exercise to stave off illness, but when it comes to taking care of your skin and hair follow some extra steps to preserve your beauty through spring.

Check out these 9 winter beauty tips to stay fresh through the cold weather.

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#1 Avoid Hot Water

Hot water can be drying on both your skin and hair. A hot shower or a warm soak in the bath can feel good on a frigid winter evening, but the heat will quickly sap moisture. Try washing hair with lukewarm water (bonus: this protects your color as well). If you really need a relaxing dip in a steamy bath, use a bath oil to keep your skin moisturized.

#2 Wash Hair Less

As we mentioned before, hot water can take the moisture out of your hair fast, but it’s not the only culprit: washing your hair too often strips it of its natural oils, which can dry it out. Washing less frequently will keep your hair shiny and healthy year-round.

#3 Treat Hair with Moisture

Giving your hair a boost of moisture will help it get and stay nourished. When it comes to winter hair care, there is nothing quite like a hydrating mask, hot oil treatment, or deep condition.

#4 Wear a Hat

For most of us, using a hat to protect our hair from the hot summer sun is second nature. But what if we told you that a hat can protect your hair from breakage and the drying effects of wind and weather? Invest in a cute topper to go with your winter gear, and look chic while you protect your hair.

#5 Use a Humidifier

Dry air can hurt your skin and hair in the winter, so use a humidifier to add some moisture to your environment. Bonus: a humidifier will help keep your hair from getting static!

#6 Maintain a Healthy Diet

What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it, so make sure to hydrate with plenty of water and eat a balanced diet. Leafy greens, fruits and vegetables, and Omega 3s—found in foods like salmon, mackerel, and other fish—will add moisture to your hair and skin.

#7 Get a Facial

In addition to being a relaxing, indulgent treatment, a facial can work wonders on your winter skin. Facials remove the dead skin on your face with deep exfoliation; this allows moisturizers, creams, and other products to more effectively penetrate your skin.

#8 Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Dry skin in winter plagues us all, and one of the easiest ways to combat it is through quality moisturizer. Choose a thick lotion for your body and a quality night cream for your face to help lock in moisture. A well known trick is to slather a thick, yummy foot cream on, top with socks, and go to bed. You will wake up with softer feet!

#9 Indulge in a Pedicure

This summer spa staple is a perfect fit when you are looking to pamper yourself in the winter. Slough off old callouses and enjoy a foot massage, all while glamming up your toenails. You can enjoy a bit of summer every time you look at the fresh paint on your toenails!

Keeping hair and skin healthy through the cold, dry months may require a little extra maintenance, but the supple skin and silky hair are well worth it. At Marilyn Monroe Spas, we offer the treatments to keep your skin and hair hydrated, and our beauty experts will keep you gorgeous all winter long. Book now to pamper yourself at one of our state of the art spas!

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Repairing Summer Damage: Deep Conditioning Treatments for a Glossy Mane

It’s official: summer is over. Although the days of frolicking in the sun, swimming in the pool, and lounging on the beach are in the past, fall and winter have their fair share of positive attributes. For one thing, your hair will thank you for ending the onslaught of sun, saltwater, and chlorine, even if you are sad that you can no longer achieve those perfect beach waves.

Now that the weather has cooled off, hair needs special treatment to really help it heal from the damage summer causes. As fall turns into winter, it is necessary to take steps to repair your hair and keep it healthy, shining, and beautiful. Check out these four ways to revitalize your hair and keep it looking gorgeous!

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Get a Trim

First things first, trim your hair. Nothing makes hair look dead, dry, and messy like split ends, and there is only so much a mask or oil treatment can do. Cutting off that fraction of an inch makes a huge difference in how your hair looks and feels. Long hair looks longer and thicker when the ends are all uniform, so even if you lose a little bit of length your hair won’t show it.  

Go Au Naturale

There are hundreds of recipes online for all natural hair masks and treatments. Many of them are made with things around the house—like mayonnaise, eggs, and even beer—so these hair treatments are often cheap.

Get your girlfriends together, pop in a movie, and have fun mixing hair masks to moisturize, volumize, or add shine. Here are some ideas:

  • Avocado and egg: mash together an entire avocado and one egg; apply to damp hair; let sit for at least twenty minutes; shampoo and condition as normal.
  • Mayonnaise: apply mayonnaise to freshly washed hair, just as you would conditioner; wrap hair in a shower cap (plastic wrap works in a pinch); let sit for fifteen minutes; wash with shampoo.
  • Oil: moisten hair and apply oil—olive, avocado, coconut, and jojoba are all good picks—until hair is thoroughly coated; put on a shower cap or plastic; cleanse thoroughly with shampoo.

Visit a Salon for a Gloss Treatment

When it comes to repairing damage, a professional at a salon is your hair’s best bet. A trained cosmetologist knows the best products and treatments, and he or she can help you decide what your hair needs most. This kind of personal attention is the biggest reason to visit a salon.

A gloss is a hair treatment that seals the hair cuticle to create a smooth surface. The smooth surface is what makes the hair so shiny, as light bounces right off of it. A gloss is a fast beauty treatment so it is relatively inexpensive and it fits well into any schedule. In addition, a gloss is a deep conditioning treatment on steroids, as it creates an overlay over each strand, lasting for up to four weeks.

Maintain Your Shiny ‘Do

Once you have repaired the damage that sun and chlorine caused your locks, it is important to take steps to maintain the healthy shine that you worked so hard for. There are a number of ways to prevent damage to your mane, here are just a few:

  • Shun heat as much as possible—Staying away from styling your hair with heat is critical to maintaining healthy hair. This includes your blow dryer, flat iron, and curling iron.
  • Use a heat protectant—When you must use heat on your hair, use a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from damage.  
  • Avoid washing hair every day—If you can go two or even three days in between washes you are saving your hair a lot of damage.
  • Apply deep conditioner regularly—Most salons sell deep conditioners that can help keep your hair pristine between trims.
  • Invest in quality products—The ingredients in shampoo and conditioner can make a huge difference in the shine, bounce, and health of your hair. Using professional quality products can prevent buildup and keep hair looking good.
  • Get frequent trims—Like we mentioned above, a trim is the only way to really get rid of damaged hair. Trimming your locks on a regular basis keeps them healthy and beautiful.

Achieving the glossy mane that you see in magazines is easier than you think. Switch to a new product, get a quick trim, or visit the salon for a deep conditioning treatment to make your hair look gorgeous and healthy.

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Get Fall Ready: Your Head to Toe Beauty Guide

It’s official: fall is here! As the season changes, leaves fall, and temperatures drop, our beauty routines need to adjust. Not only does a changing season mean different looks and color palettes, but cooler weather also requires a slight shift in the ways we care for our skin.

Whether you decide to change your beauty routine in small ways or you choose to do a complete overhaul (hair extensions, anyone?), fall is the right time to try a new look, product, or treatment. And the pros at Marilyn Monroe Spas have got you covered!

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Update Your Color Palettes

Cooler weather means richer, deeper colors on everything from sweaters to nail polish. Updating color palettes for fall includes eschewing the light, barely-there looks of the summer in favor of hues with more substance.


Whatever your hair color, experts in the industry recommend enhancing the richness of your color with a dye or gloss. Blondes can switch from platinum highlights to caramel lowlights; brunettes add dimension with red or golden undertones; redheads inject coppery tones into their strands. These small changes make a big impact in fall’s color palette, better reflecting the richness of the environment around us.

The great thing about these subtle changes is that they tend to require less upkeep, meaning fewer trips to the salon for all the busy women out there!

Fall Tip: Wondering how long to go in between haircuts? Experts recommend six to eight weeks to avoid split ends and keep your hair looking lush.


Changing your nail color is one of the easiest and quickest ways to update your look for fall. The nail technicians at Marilyn Monroe Spas offer a range of nail services, from a full manicure to just a quick polish update.

When it comes to choosing a color, opt for a rich, dark shade that makes a statement. Navy, charcoal, eggplant, and ruby are all gorgeous choices for every skin tones.

Do you prefer a lighter look on your nails? Don’t worry, there is a fall-ready update to your favorite summer nude: look for colors like rich taupe, coppery gold, army green, and palest pink.


Updating your makeup for fall can be as simple as swiping on a new lipstick! Vampy colors like plum and burgundy fit right in with the cooler weather. Even your nude lip shades get a darker makeover this season with colors shifting toward taupe, mauve, and even chocolate.

Changing your makeup routine for fall should also include a change in your foundation. When the summer heat disappears so too does the need for light-as-air skin coverage. In autumn, foundation weights skew a bit heavier to account for harsher weather, and shades tend to shift to a lighter color for most of us as our summer tans fade.

Quick updates to your makeup routine this fall can also include beauty treatments that make being a busy woman a little bit easier. Eyelash extensions and eyebrow threading both let you try out new trends this fall, while simultaneously cutting down your prep time.

Renew Your Skin

Summer can be harmful to our skin, with the combination of heat and sun beating down on our faces each day. Take the time to rejuvenate your skin in the fall with a beauty treatment or a new product.

Reverse Summer’s Damage

Hyperpigmentation and fine lines can be caused by the sun beating down on your face’s tender skin. Luckily, there are steps you can take to alleviate some of that damage.

Marilyn Monroe Spas’ aestheticians are experienced in treatments like facials and microdermabrasion, both of which exfoliate and cleanse skin at a deeper level than you can achieve at home. These professional services refresh your skin, helping erase many of the early signs of aging.

Facials are good for your skin, particularly if they are done on a regular basis. Not only do the products used in a facial stimulate healthy skin, but the relaxing benefits can carry you through the week.

Choose Quality Products

Moisturizing is one of the most important ways to take care of your skin as the weather cools down and dries out. Choose a heavier moisturizer that can really penetrate your skin, satisfying your pores’ need for balanced moisture all day long.

Another way to reverse summer damage is to use a serum, like our Rose Firming and Brightening Serum, which is specially formulated to lift, firm, and brighten your skin. Serums are especially effective in the weeks following a facial, as they can deeply penetrate the skin.

It is also important to exfoliate at home to continue to give serum access to the underlying layers of skin. Try our Rose Cell Renewing Facial Polish for a thorough, at-home scrub.

As the seasons change, updating your look and preparing your skin are as easy as making an appointment at a Marilyn Monroe Spas.

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Skin Is In! 9 Reasons Why You Need a Good Facial Now

September marks the official end of summer, which means the end of beach days, white pants, and sun damaged skin—and with the beginning of fall, it is time to prepare for cooler weather.  

Entering times of cooler weather requires preparation in a myriad of ways. As fall comes in, we swap sandals for boots, shorts for long pants, and we add coats and sweaters to protect us from the cold. Just like we need to care for our bodies as the season changes, we need to take care of our skin; one way to do that is with a facial.  

Facials are a key component of a regular beauty maintenance routine. They provide health, beauty, and wellness benefits, especially as the seasons change. Just in case you need motivation to enjoy this amazing spa treatment, here are nine reasons why you need one now!  

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9 Reasons to Get a Facial  

An essential part of any spa service, facials are the key to getting your skin ready for the changing seasons.    

#1 Repair Sun Damage from the Summer 

All that time spent in the sun—playing at the beach, camping, enjoying your favorite music festival—this summer may have given you a glorious tan (or sunburn, for our fair-skinned clients) but it also caused damage. 

Sun damage comes in many forms, including dark spots, fine lines, dry skin, puffiness, an uneven skin tone, and the list goes on. The Marilyn Monroe Spas Golden Glow Facial treats all of these pesky problems to help create smooth, even skin.  

#2 Prepare Skin for the Damage of Cold Weather 

The cold is just as hard on your face as the sun. Even in moderate climates, wind and dry air can suck the moisture from your skin, which is why it is important to moisturize and keep skin hydrated. A facial can relieve dry skin and make it more amenable to moisturizers. We recommend the Signature Custom Facial which helps relieve dry skin while restoring skins natural moisture.

#3 Relax in the Wake of a New Routine 

For those of us whose lives are dominated by the traditional school year—teachers, parents, students, moms—fall means back to school time. After a long summer break, getting used to school routines again can be a challenge. Take an hour out of your busy week, get a facial, and relax that stress away.  

Facials are relaxing because they combine the power of touch and a soothing atmosphere. An added relaxation bonus is that facials require you to go unplugged. When an esthetician is applying skin care products, massaging and caring for your skin, it is difficult to talk on the phone, text, surf the web, or check email on your phone.  

#4 Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate 

In the autumn, the trees shed their leaves. Similarly, your skin sloughs off its dead cells. Facials exfoliate your facial skin more deeply and thoroughly than you can on your own. Exfoliation allows skin products like serums and moisturizers to penetrate more deeply, thereby working more effectively.   

#5 Clean Your Pores on a Deep Level 

Similar to how they exfoliate, facials clean your pores more deeply than you can with any product at home. Deep cleaning can prevent breakouts and shrink pores, creating that smooth skin we all crave.  

#6: Invest in “Me” Time

Take some time during your busy week for yourself. A facial—or even an exfoliating body treatment or microdermabrasion—takes about an hour, so it is not a huge time commitment. But its restorative effects for your skin and your mind can be immense.  

#7 Benefit from Organic Products

When you get a facial from a Marilyn Monroe Spa, you enjoy all of the benefits of deep cleansing and exfoliation with the added comfort of knowing that the products we use are certified natural and organic, with no parabens, pesticides, or GMOs.

#8 Boost Collagen 

Exfoliating, deep cleansing, massage, and our quality products all work together to smooth skin immediately after you leave the room. Even better, a good facial stimulates collagen production over the next few weeks. Collagen is one of the most important components of your skin, as it prevents early signs of aging and boosts skin elasticity.  

#9 Fight Aging 

In addition to the collagen boost, facials fight aging by increasing blood circulation and stimulating the lymphatic system. Improved blood circulation creates a healthy environment for new skin cells to grow, and the lymphatic system decreases puffiness and redness. Both of these decrease the appearance of fine lines and help keep skin looking young.  

Try out our exclusive Fassage, a facial massage, a signature service at Marilyn Monroe Spas. This blend of lymphatic drainage and muscle manipulation achieves a smoother, brighter, more youthful appearance. The Fassage relieves facial tension, flushes retained water, temporarily smooths fine lines, detoxifies, and increases circulation.

Encourage Healthy Skin 

In short, facials promote healthy skin inside and out. Their many benefits explain why most estheticians recommend a monthly facial. At Marilyn Monroe Spas, each esthetician will provide you with a personalized take home skin care regimen to keep up your healthy glow. Our quality facials will get your skin ready for the changing seasons.

Book now to start enjoying the benefits of a facial at Marilyn Monroe Spas!

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Introducing: The Marilyn Monroe Spas Approach to Everyday Glamour

Marilyn Monroe was no stranger to the beauty and fitness routine necessary for a celebrity of her stature: she spent a fair share of her time with spa treatments in the salon chair getting her hair and nails done, shaping her eyebrows, defining her eyelashes, and perfecting her iconic look.

Yet while Marilyn used to spend hours in the chair, most women today don’t have the time for the extensive beauty treatments she received—even though in our own ways, we all aspire to acheive the same polished perfection. Luckily, though, Marilyn Monroe Spas approaches everyday glamour with the combination of stellar service and quality treatments that Marilyn would expect with the expediency today’s woman demands.

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Transforming How You Think of Day Spas

While it used to be that visiting a day spa required a significant time commitment in order to enjoy a massage or a facial, Marilyn Monroe Spas challenges the status quo, transforming the spa experience to allow for time efficient relaxation and beauty without sacrificing quality.

Our service model emphasizes quality spa treatments and high-end beauty services including:

  • Blowouts
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Hair cut, color, and styling
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Facial and Eyebrow threading
  • Waxing services

In addition to the variety of spa services, we take pride in offering our clients even more, including a certified organic product line, standout locations, and an unprecedented approach to cleanliness.

Certified Organic Product Line

Marilyn embraced beauty, she lived it, she relished it. Inspired by her lifelong dedication to beauty and glamour and driven by clear consumer trends favoring natural ingredients, we created an exclusive line of organic beauty products. Our products meet all your beauty needs, with everything from skincare to hair care to nail care to makeup.

Our serums, lotions, conditioners, and masks will leave you feeling beautiful. Taking these products home with you extends the spa experience, allowing for a little extra beauty no matter how busy your schedule is.

Standout Locations

Marilyn Monroe epitomized glamour, which we emulate in our spa locations across the United States. Each of our locations is a little different but they all create an alluring atmosphere in which spa goers sit back, relax, and enjoy some well-earned “me time.”

Unprecedented Approach to Cleanliness, Hygiene, and Safety

Cleanliness, hygiene, and safety are just as important as the spa treatments and beauty services we offer at Marilyn Monroe Spas. We take the safety of our clients very seriously, and as such, we employ strict cleanliness practices in each of our spas.

Resort-like Experience on YOUR Schedule

Ultimately, Marilyn Monroe Spas is dedicated to bringing the glamour and beauty of this American icon to women all over the country. Adding a little Marilyn to your day—whether it’s a quick mani/pedi on your lunch hour, a Saturday morning massage, or a post-work blowout—is a surefire way to bring out the iconic beauty in all of us.

Interested in learning more? Check out our latest promotion for fall!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is less than a week away gals! We all know that Mom is responsible for a lot of the amazing qualities that we have so why not get her something extra special this year? In case you’re still searching for the perfect gift, we’ve put together a little Mother’s Day gift guide to help get you started.

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1. Marilyn Monroe Spas MM Cream:
Marilyn Monroe Spas MM Cream is one of the best gifts to give to anyone including Mom. We’re slightly obsessed with the MM Cream. It has color like a foundation and it’s incredibly moisturizing like a lotion. The best part? It has SPF 20 as an added bonus to protect your skin from sun damage. Applying the foundation with our signature beauty blender will allow for even coverage and a natural finish that your Mom is sure to love!

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2. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit
The Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit is perfect for every gal on the go including mom. With 17 beauty, personal care, and style essentials this little kit has everything a gal needs! Some things included are clear elastics, stain remover, a nail polish remover pad, mending kit, and lip balm. We don’t know about you but when we’re in a “pinch” we’re happy to have a minimergency kit on hand.

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3. A Massage She’ll Never Forget

This gift is one that Mom is sure to never forget because who doesn’t love a little pampering? Gift Mom with a 25, 50, or 80 minute signature massage that will help her relax on Mother’s Day. If you want to add a little extra something special to her massage? Add an aromatherapy or firm pressure enhancement for a small fee. We promise your Mom will thank you later!

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4. Gift Cards
Gift cards are always a great idea if you want Mom to choose her own treatments at the spa. Pair a gift card with her favorite flowers and a card with a handwritten note and you’ll make your Mom’s day. This Mother’s Day you can even take advantage of our special offer, purchase a $50 gift card and receive complimentary gift salts to add to your gift!

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We hope our Mother’s Day gift guide will help you choose the right gift for Mom. Buying the perfect gift that Mom will love is always a daunting task but let’s face it, your Mom will love any gift that you give her because it’s coming from you.

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5 Spring Hair Trends We Adore

Spring has sprung and as we all know it’s the perfect time to begin a transformation whether it’s your wardrobe or hair. It never hurts to try something new especially with your hair. Trying a new style or color may be just what you need to to get in the spirit of spring. Today, we’re sharing with you 5 spring hair trends we adore.


Trend 1: Bangs

Bangs or no bangs? This is something almost every woman struggles with at least once in her life. We want a change and bangs are quick and easy to get. Well, we love bangs and we say that everyone should try bangs for once in their life. A simple little change like bangs can do wonders for your look. Bangs can shape and add definition to your face.

However, there are a few cons to copping bangs. Having bangs comes with a hefty maintenance routine. Routine trims and extra styling time in the morning is a must. Your hair grows about a half an inch a month so you would need to make frequent visits to the salon to keep your bangs perfectly polished but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!


Trend 2: Red Hair

After you’ve lived out your dark hair throughout the winter, why not spice it up with a vibrant color? Red is the perfect color for spring! The beautiful thing about red is that there’s a shade to match any skin tone. Not sure which shade of red would work best for you? Your hair stylist can point you in the right direction with a consultation or use this handy guide that Allure has created.  

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Trend 3: Icy Blonde Hair

Icy blonde hair is a trend that we’ve seen all over the runways and red carpets, and we’re in love. It takes a brave gal to transition to the icy blonde look because it’s a somewhat lengthy process especially if you have darker hair, but don’t let that scare you away. You’ll definitely be on trend with this look.

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Trend 4: Braids

It’s no doubt that braids have been around for years, but we’re especially loving this trend for spring because it’s festival season. Braids come in many forms and shapes but we love them all. We’ve seen this look on all of our fave celebs including Scarlett Johansen, Eva Longoria, and Gwen Stefani. From a crown braid to a simple French braid, we simply adore this trend!

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Trend 5: Your Natural Locks

If all else fails, stick to your natural locks. There is nothing more glamorous than wearing your natural curls with confidence. Not to mention that there are endless ways to style your natural locks at home without having to worry about the damage from heat or chemicals.

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3 Ways To Make Your Makeup Last All Day Long

There’s nothing more annoying and less glamorous than looking in the mirror on your lunch break and noticing that half of your makeup is gone. You work so hard every morning to create the perfect makeup look to compliment your outfit every morning and before you know it, the heat has ruined your masterpiece. No, you are not the only person that has experienced this. It gets the best of us gals.

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Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks to making your makeup last all day long and we’re going to share a few of our favorites with you. With our foolproof tips, your makeup is sure to last all day long.

1.Start with a clean face. We all know that oil and water don’t mix, right? One of the first things you should do in the morning before applying your makeup is starting with a fresh face. Be sure to wash off all of the oils before applying any makeup. A quick cleansing will save you tons of frustration. After your cleanse, apply an oil-free moisturizer with SPF. And don’t forget the ordinal rule – wait a few minutes so the product sinks in before moving right on to the next one.

2.Primer will be your best friend. Long lasting makeup starts with a base, just like any work of art. A primer will fill in your pores, blur any imperfections, and help your makeup last all day long. Marilyn Monroe Spas Pore Perfecting Primer is the perfect product for the job.

If pore perfecting isn’t what you’re looking for, you can find a primer for reducing redness, acne prone skin, or dry-skin. There’s literally a primer for everything you need gals!

3. Pick the right products and lock it in! Picking the right products is essential for makeup that lasts all day long. If you’re skin is oily, opt for a matte or oil absorbent foundation. Dry skin? Opt for an oil or water based foundation. Foundations with added SPF such as Marilyn Monroe Spas MM Cream is always a bonus. Once you’ve picked the right foundation for your skin type, lock it in with a translucent powder and a setting spray. Both of these products will not only set your makeup but remove any excess oil.

Now that we’ve shared 3 ways to make your makeup last all day long, you’re on your way to long lasting makeup.

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Serious Spring Nail Inspiration

Spring is finally here gals! Cue the pastels, perfectly polished spring nails, and bold nail art designs. In case you’re wondering what nail art designs are perfect for spring, we’re giving you some serious spring nail inspiration! All of these fabulous designs have been created by our talented nail techs in our nail lounges, glamour rooms, and spas.

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At Marilyn Monroe Spas, there’s no shortage of fun spring colors so why not book your appointment to get your nails perfectly polished? Visit us online or call the location nearest you to book your appointment.

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5 Benefits of Getting A Massage


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Everyone loves a great massage and at Marilyn Monroe Spas, we do them the best! Massages are one of the best ways to relieve stress and relax, but did you know that there are many health benefits as well? Today we’re sharing 5 benefits of getting a massage and a brand new membership that you absolutely must have!

  • Massage reduces inflammation. Just 10 minutes of massage can reduce inflammation and increase blood flow.
  • Say hello to better sleep. Have you ever dozed off on the massage table? Well, we have too. Massages can help to improve your sleep patterns.
  • An immunity boost is always a good idea. Massages have been found to increase a person’s disease-fighting white blood cells which leads to a better functioning immune system.
  • It’s always good to be more alert. Just a quick 15-minute chair massage can make you more alert and keep you on your toes! If a 15-minute massage can make you more alert, imagine the wonders that a 50-minute massage can do.
  • Massage can ease pain, anxiety, and depression. During a massage, your stress level decreases which in turn eases pain, anxiety, and depression. It can lift your spirits, decrease stiffness, and also decrease blood pressure.

After learning about all of these amazing health benefits, how can you not want a massage? We want to pamper you as much as you want to be pampered.

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Our new massage series will allow you to be pampered as often as you’d like. You can get five 50-minute massages for just $300! That’s a savings of $50! 5 massages not enough? How about 10? You can get ten 50-minute massages for only $550 and save even more.

Visit us here or call the location nearest you for more information.

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4 Tips for Beautiful Lips

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Have you ever wondered the secret to keeping your lips perfectly plump and moist? Well we’ve got a few 4 tips for beautiful lips and we’re sharing them with you today gals!

1. Kick The Licking Habit. Licking your lips makes them extremely dry. Licking damages the protective barrier of your lips which dries them out. Reach for a moisturizer rather than licking your lips.

2. Exfoliate When Necessary. Exfoliating your lips is the key to getting rid of all of the dead skin on your lips. You should exfoliate as necessary. If you use matte lipstick often, exfoliate before applying for better coverage. This will help to get eliminate any flaking during application and wear. If you have sensitive skin, do not exfoliate your lips more than once a week.

3. Hydrate and Protect. These are 2 important steps to keeping those lips plump and healthy. Drinking lots of water will help to keep not only you hydrated but your lips as well. And make sure you’re protecting your lips with a lip balm that SPF 15 or above to protect them from the harmful sun. Our Neroli Shea Butter Lip Balm is the perfect option.

4. Don’t Stay Married To Matte. Matte lipsticks will only dry out your lips more. You should use them sparingly when your lips are chapped. Alternate using them with moisturizing lipsticks or add a layer of lip balm before applying your lipstick.

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Treat Yourself to The Gift of Pampering

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Finding the perfect gift for someone you love can be tough. You have to think about whether or not they’ll actually like the gift and consider other things as well. We’ve got the perfect gift solution that everyone is sure to love. The gift of pampering.

Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t love to be pampered? Wouldn’t you love a massage, pedicure, or even a facial in your free time? This Valentine’s Day we’re making it super easy for you to get the perfect gift for your Valentine. Purchase a $50 gift card for them to stop into any of our locations for a little pampering and we’ll give you a bottle of our special Rose Bath Salts for free!

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Get Glowing with Marilyn Monroe Spas in 2016

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Happy New Year! 2016 is finally here and we’ve got an amazing deal to keep you glowing and feeling your best this year. Our newest membership is one that you won’t be able to pass up. For a very special price, you will receive one 50-minute massage and one 50-minute facial each month. Prices vary by location. For more information on pricing and availability, please call or visit the location nearest you.

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A Night of Ultimate Glam With Stephen Moleski and Davina Allen at Marilyn Monroe Spas

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A few weeks ago, we hosted our first ever Ultimate Glam event. What’s Ultimate Glam you ask? It’s a night filled with networking, education, and lots of fun at Marilyn Monroe Spas. We welcomed celebrity makeup artist, Stephen Moleski, and L’Oreal + Pureology Master Stylist Davina Allen into our Glamour Room in Windermere, FL to showcase the industry’s latest trends to local makeup artists and hair stylists. 

Stephen Moleski taught the audience all about contouring and the best Marilyn Monroe Spas beauty products to use to achieve the perfect makeup looks. Davina created two fabulous hairstyles that were perfect for fall.



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The Perfect Gift For Anyone on Your List

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Holiday shopping has begun and we’re all searching for the perfect gifts. There is always one person on everyone’s list that is super hard to buy a present for. Gift cards are the perfect solution. At Marilyn, we love giving the gift of relaxation for the holidays. Now you can too with our new holiday gift cards. Gift cards are available in any denomination. Purchase a gift card for $100 or more and you’ll even receive a Marilyn Monroe Spas signature gold tote for free (free tote with $100 gift card valid in-location only while supplies last).

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3 Perfect Holiday Hairstyles

It’s holiday season which means the holiday parties and gatherings are in full effect. These simple yet chic hairstyles are perfect for any holiday party. Whether you have short, long, or curly hair you can pull off one of these styles.



Which style could you see yourself wearing for the holidays?

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The Ultimate Guide to Hair Brushes

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Have you ever wondered which hair brush is right for you? Well gals, we’re giving you a crash course on hair brushes with our Ultimate Guide to Hair Brushes.

SQUARE NYLON PADDLE BRUSH: Perfect for detangling long, wet hair. Make sure that you use gentle strokes when using this brush to avoid breakage. The square nylon paddle brush is great for thick hair and scalp stimulation.

BRISTLED PADDLE BRUSH: For those gals with fine, thin hair that easily breaks. The natural bristles of this brush are great for scalp stimulation and will help detangle without creating static and flyaways.

PARTING COMB: This is the #1 tool for creating perfect parts. Use the pointed end to draw a line down your scalp where you want the part and your hair will separate perfectly. Not a single hair will be out of place.

ROUND METAL BRUSH: This brush is perfect for blowdrying. Not only does it speed up your blowdrying time due to the ventilation but it helps to create volume and smooth the hair.

BACKCOMBING BRUSH: Also known as a teasing brush – this brush is essential when teasing the hair and adding volume.

WIDE TOOTH COMB: Everyone should own one! This will make detangling your wet locks a breeze. Avoid knots by combing small sections starting from the bottom of your hair and working your way up.

BRISTLED ROUND BRUSH: Perfect for drying, smoothing bangs, and short hair. The natural bristles won’t damage shorter strands and are perfect for adding a little curl.

ROUND NYLON PADDLE BRUSH: You know that brush that you throw in your purse or keep in your desk just in case? Well, this is it. This brush is perfect for all hair types and gals with medium to long hair. It distributes essential oils from your scalp to the tips for a healthy, natural shine and easily detangles.

Which brush is best for you?

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Four Steps To An Even Skin Tone

An even skin tone is something that we all strive for because let’s be honest, everyone wants a flawless complexion. Right gals? The perfect makeup job can hide any blemishes. With these Marilyn Monroe Spas beauty products, you can achieve an even skin tone in just minutes.

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Step 1: Start with Pore Perfecting Primer.

Primer is essential to achieving the perfect complexion. A good primer can serve multiple purposes such as smoothing out your skin, allowing makeup to glide on quickly, make blending easier, and will even help to keep your makeup on all day long.

Step 2: Apply a foundation with SPF.

The second step to achieving an even skin tone is applying a foundation with SPF. Our Marilyn Monroe Spas MM Cream is made with SPF 20 to protect your skin from sun damage. Apply the foundation using a beauty blender. By pressing the product into the skin with the beauty blender, it will allow for even coverage and a natural finish.

Step 3: Cover imperfections with concealer.

One mistake that most women make is applying concealer before their foundation. This is a big no, no gals! When you apply concealer before foundation you wipe away most of the product. The trick to covering blemishes correctly is patting concealer over the areas you’d like to cover. If you’re aiming to hide your dark under eye circles, opt for a concealer with a bright pink or orange shade. This will help to brighten up those beautiful eyes and hide those dark circles. If you’re wanting to conceal any redness, choose a concealer with a yellow tone. And remember, patting not rubbing is best when applying concealer.

Step 4: Finish with a dusting of powder.

Powder is the last and final step. Dusting a little of the Illuminating Finishing Powder will help to even out your skin tone and add an extra layer of coverage to cover any blemishes.

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Get Glam in a Flash!

Did you know that professional makeup application is available at all of our Marilyn Monroe Spas locations? Having your makeup done is the ultimate treat for parties, special occasions, and even just for a random day of glam. What’s even better about getting glam with Marilyn Monroe Spas is that our cosmetologists teach you about the products they’re using during your service.

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You can book your appointment online for a range of signature makeup looks like Golden Glam, Blushing Baby Doll, or a Marilyn Custom Style. To be completely honest, we’re totes obsessed with all of the makeup looks. Will you be heading to Marilyn Monroe Spas to get glam with us?

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Stylists Speak: Tarah at Marilyn Monroe Spas Glamour Room at Lakeside

We often call our stylists our stars, and it’s due time that we caught up with one of our favorites! Tarah Benedetto from our Glamour Room at Lakeside in Winter Park, Florida is one of our most experienced stylists – and we’re talking with her about her favorite trends for the Fall and letting you in on her secrets.

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Tell us a little about yourself
I started my beauty career in 2009. I always knew I wanted to be a stylist because I have a passion for making people feel great about themselves. I love building my clientele behind the chair and creating beautiful hair everyday.

What’s your favorite beauty trend this fall?
This fall my favorite beauty trend is the full bang. Its a beautiful transition into fall and cooler weather styles. Bangs are a sexy way to change it up.

What inspires your daily hairstyle?
Sometimes, bedhead. It can take a surprisingly small amount of effort to turn a morning disaster into a tasteful style for the work day.
What’s your favorite product from Marilyn Monroe Spas?
I was always hesitant to use oils in my skin care beauty regiment because of my complexion. Fortunately, I found that the Rose Hip Seed Oil Capsules are a great way to hydrate your skin and get that healthy glow without feeling oily.

Tell us your best tips for keeping hair sleek & smooth during the winter months.
Coconut treatments once a month, rinsing with cool water to close the hair cuticle and add shine, and using a leave-in conditioner with heat protection.

What are your favorite hair accessories?
Gold shimmer headbands. You can wear them around your head or tuck your hair into the headband for a quick and cute updo.

Any other tips or tricks you’d like to share?
When using hairspray for the flyaways, use the can as a tool to smooth the hair.

Schedule your appointment with Tarah at our Lakeside Glamour Room to get a new do just in time for Fall!

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How To Get The Nail Shape You Want

Finding the right nail shape can be tricky. Round and square are just two basic shapes that everyone loves, but these days there are so many more to choose from. Choosing the right nail shape can be just as important as choosing the right polish. Take a look at our guide to decide which nail shape is right for you.

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Oval is best for long nails or people with wide or narrow nail beds. It also helps to slim short fingers.

Squared Oval or Squoval combines the classic square and graceful oval. This is the best nail shape for everyone!

Rounded Rectangle is the perfect combination of round and rectangle. This shape helps to keep long nails look natural.

Square is a classic shape that draws attention to your hands. It’s the perfect nail shape for medium and long nails, and those with large nail beds.

Round is ideal for short and weak nails.

Edge is the perfect nail shape for those who like to live on the “edge”.

Almond is a narrow version of the oval nail shape. It’s perfect if you’re looking to lengthen and slenderize your fingers.

Diamond is perfect for those nail art and acrylic lovers!

Point or Stiletto is literally the trendiest nail shape out right now. It’s perfect for long nails and elongating short fingers. If you want to be on trend, point is for you!

Coffin or Ballerina is great for long and strong nails.


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Calling All Glam Gals!

Hello gorgeous! Are you obsessed with all things beauty and social media? Want to test out a new #MarilynMonroeSpas product or service every month? We want YOU to join our Social Media Ambassador Program!

How to enter, you ask? It’s simple:

  • SNAP: A photo of your “Glamorous Gal” moment. We want to see what a day in the life of a Glam Gal looks like!
  • TAG: #MMSGlamGals
  • SHARE: On Instagram to be entered

We will be selecting beauty ambassadors to join the #MMSGlamGals. These ambassadors will be invited into the spa once per month to test, preview or experience one service or product.

Not in the Orlando area? Don’t worry because we’ll be choosing Glam Gals all across the country to receive a Glam Gal Beauty Box once a season to test and review our latest and most popular products of the season.

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The program entry date begins on August 7, 2015 and ends on September 7, 2015. All dates are subject to change. Winners will be selected at random.

To enter the program, follow these instructions: (a) take a lifestyle photo portraying a day in your life (b) tag #MMSGlamGals (c) share on Instagram.

To be eligible to enter the program, entrant must be: (a) a U.S. resident residing in the continental U.S. (b) 18 years of age or older (c) a social media user of one or more of the following accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (d) demonstrate a strong love for beauty on all social accounts

Marilyn Monroe Spas will be selecting submissions, at random, to become our social media ambassadors. 8 of the ambassadors will be invited into a Marilyn Monroe Spa location in the Orland area, once per month to experience a new product or service. They will be asked to post 3-4 photos/reviews featuring their Marilyn Monroe Spas product or service from that month.

Additional ambassadors will be chosen to receive a special Glam Gals Beauty Box to experience Marilyn Monroe Spas’ products every season.

All ambassadors will be required to tag @MarilynMonroeSpas and use the agreed upon hashtag (#MMSGlamGals). By doing so, the recipient is granting Marilyn Monroe Spas the rights to re-curate and share on Marilyn Monroe Spas’ social channels.

Marilyn Monroe Spas will re-evaluate all local, current social media ambassadors at the end of a 6-month period. All other ambassadors will be evaluated after they receive their fourth box. If the participants are following the program guidelines, they will continue to be a part of the program. Marilyn Monroe Spas reserves the right to cancel, modify or disqualify anyone not abiding by the program guidelines.

Program is subject to change; Ambassador participation is subject to change; Program has no cash value and rules are subject to change. If Ambassadors are not actively sharing posts and reviews after receiving new products, Marilyn Monroe Spas has the right to terminate them from the program.

We are looking for ambassadors for the following locations:

  • Lakeside – Winter Park, FL
  • Isleworth Grove – Windermere, FL
  • Orlando Mills Park – Orlando, FL
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando – Orlando, Fl
  • Continental U.S. – Beauty Box Ambassadors
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3 Summer Styles For Babes Who Love Braids

Summer has arrived and we’re officially deeming summer “the season of braids.” Braids are an easy go-to summer look. They’re quick to do and can easily be styled with any look. They can take you from the office to a night out on the town. We’re in love with braids for a million reasons and we’ve got the perfect styles that will spice up your braid life.

Flirty Fishtail

Wispy Side Swept Braid


The Braided Crown

Not sure how to style these at home? Here are some tips:

  • It’s easier to braid dirty hair.
  • If your hair is clean, just spray in some dry shampoo and braid away!
  • Always be sure to have bobby pins handy.

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#FallForMarilyn: Vote For Your Favorite Fall Polish Color

Fall is getting closer and we’re bringing out some fun, fabulous colors! Help us choose which colors will make our Fall collection by voting for your favorite color.

Submit your vote here:

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Juniper Berry Body Scrub

It’s time to pull out those swimsuits and sunnies! Today is officially the first day of Summer and you’ll be bearing more skin. Our Juniper Berry Body Scrub acts as an exfoliant, removing dead skin cells, and will give you perfectly polished and toned skin. Everyone is sure to love this product, even the man in your life!

Skin Type: All Skin Types

Key Ingredients: Organic Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Jojoba Wax Beads & Olive Seeds, Organic Witch Hazel, Organic Jojoba Oil, and Organic Grape Seed Oil

How To Use: Massage scrub onto damp skin and rinse well.

Tips and Tricks: (1) Use the Juniper Berry Body Scrub at lease 2x/week to keep your skin looking polished and healthy. (2) Pay extra special to areas which tend to need extra special attention such as your knees, elbows, and heels. (3) Always apply a moisturizer afterwards.

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4 Perfect Gift Ideas For Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you’re probably wondering what in the world you’re going to get Dad. We’ve got some great gift ideas that we’re sure you’re dad will love!

1. Marilyn Monroe Spas Gift Card

Not sure what to get Dad? Our gift cards are the perfect gift for the Dad that has everything. 

2. Juniper Berry Body Scrub

 Toned skin is in this season and Dad will thank you for the Juniper Berry Body Scrub! It’s a product that all men love because of it’s scent and clear skin results. 

3. Unlimited Men’s Haircut Membership

 Get Dad a gift that he’ll love for less than a full tank of gas! For only $35, Dad can come in and get unlimited haircuts for the month of June.

4. Daddy Daughter Mani/Pedi

A Daddy and daughter mani/pedi is the perfect gift for the Dad that loves going on a date with his little girl. It’s the quickest way to Dad’s heart and is sure to make him smile!

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How To Get The Perfect Messy Pony in Under 2 Minutes

Putting a sleek and chic look is always a great idea, but sometimes we love to get a little messy with our ponies. A messy pony is perfect to wear from the office to happy hour. Pair it with boyfriend jeans, a cute top, and heels for a night out with friends or with your favorite LBD for a day in the office. The great news is that you can style it yourself in under 2 minutes at home.

Tarrah, a stylist in our Glamour Room at Lakeside in Winter Park shows us how to effortlessly style the perfect messy ponytail in under 2 minutes.

What you’ll need:
L’oreal True Grip
Dry Shampoo
Teasing Comb
Hair Elastic


  • Prep your hair by spritzing a few sprays of L’oreal True Grip throughout your hair to give it a little texture.
  • Spray dry shampoo on your roots to give some added lift.
  • Pull your hair up into a ponytail and secure the ponytail at the top of your hair with an elastic.
  • Tease the back of the ponytail and style to your liking.

And that’s it! Now you have an easy way to look super cute even when you’re running late.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Green Tea Refining Mask

Have you ever gone to bed without removing all of your makeup? We’re all guilty of doing that!

Our Green Tea Refining Mask is one of our specialized treatments and the only mask in the Marilyn Monroe Spas skincare line. It’s perfect to use for those nights after you forget to take your makeup off. It draws out any excess toxins that sit underneath the skin, stimulates cell renewal, and helps with capillary circulation. It also protects from free radical damage, eases fine lines, and restores elasticity.

Skin Type: Normal to Mature

Key Ingredients: Organic Rose Essential Oil, Organic Pomengranate Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Extract, Organic Green Tea Extract, Green Clay

How To Use: Apply a thin layer to your face and neck (avoiding your mouth and eyes). Let the mask dry for 10-15 minutes. Then remove it with a soft cloth soaked in warm water.

Tips and Tricks: Our Green Tea Refining Mask is great to use in conjunction with our Rose Cell Renewing Facial Polish for a “mini” at home facial. Exfoliate first with the facial polish and follow up with the mask. For best results, use 1-2 times per week. (Hint, hint…this mask is perfect for busy moms! Apply the mask before hopping in the shower. When paired with steam, the mask works wonders.)

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Introducing The Marilyn Crew

At Marilyn Monroe Spas, we refer to our staff as our “production crew.” So who makes up the crew?

We’re spread out all over the USA, from our corporate office to technicians and managers in the spas themselves. We are thankful to have some of the most fun and hardworking individuals around, which is why we couldn’t wait to begin introducing them to you!

In this post, we’re going to introduce you to a few of our lovely ladies who work in the corporate office. They love to keep the office job full of fun, and you will often find them bursting with laughter in the midst of their work days.

On the most recent photo shoot, sipping champagne with their signature red lips isn’t a bad way to end a day!

Meet this Crew:

Rachelle – Operations


As the valediction of her high school, Rachelle is insanely smart and offers quick solutions to problems. She works to make sure that the locations themselves run smoothly and that the crew is given the tools they need.

While not at work, you’ll find Rachelle doing what she loves most, riding horses. From jumping to riding and special “horse therapy” for children with disabilities, she is deeply passionate!

Her favorite MMS products are the custom hair ties.  She can throw her hair into a ponytail all day, then take it down without a crease. How fabulous! Rachelle has been at the company for two years.

Lauren – Design + Organic Marketing


With a love for aesthetics and a niche for social media, Lauren loves her role bouncing between choosing carpet samples one day to planning the social media calendar the next.

On her time off, Lauren loves to travel. Whether it’s to see friends or visit a new country for a cause, she would love nothing more than to spend all her free time jet-setting to different places. She loves to care for children in need in the hard places of the world.

Her favorite MMS product is the MM Cream because it’s an SPF and covering lotion. You won’t find her makeup bag without it! Lauren has been with the company for two years.

Amanda – Acquisition and Distributions


Full of spirit and sass, Amanda will put you at ease and have you laughing from the moment you say hello. She’s the one making sure all online orders are fulfilled and that each location gets the exact products needed.

Amanda will soon be leaving us to head to her next adventure – living in Australia! We’re incredibly sad to see her go, and know that the office will miss her lively personality each day.

But we can’t help but be slightly envious of her new adventure down under!

Amanda’s favorite MMS product is the Sage Clarifying Cleanser because it’s fresh, clean, free of any harmful chemicals, and Natrue certified organic. Amanda has been at the company for 6 months.

Gina – Product Development


Our fashionista and product junkie, this girl knows style. It’s only fitting that Gina develops all the products found online and in the stores, from the MM Puff to the different polish colors.

When not in the office, Gina is a family girl. Nothing makes her happier than spending time with her new husband or loving on the children in her extended family. She’s heartfelt, sincere, and one of the kindest people you’ll meet.

Gina’s favorite MM product is the Beauty Blender. It perfectly smooths your foundation without absorbing too much into the blender itself. Gina has been at the company for 2 years.

Check back to find out more about different members of the production crew from around the USA!

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Wanderlust: Marilyn Monroe Spas Locations

It’s no secret that we have a serious case of wanderlust. From Maui to NYC, we wish we could spend all our time traveling the USA to the different Marilyn Monroe Spas locations. So where are they, you ask?

Here’s a little dive into our story:

Our first MMS location opened in October of 2013 in Midtown, Miami. We absolutely loved the vibrancy of the city, and thought that it was an ideal place to first reveal the Marilyn nail experience. Here’s a peek at that location:

Orlando is our home city and corporate headquarters, so we decided it was only fitting to open another location close to home.  Our second Marilyn Monroe Nail Boutique opened in Mills Park in Orlando, FL, in December 2013. One of the best parts of the nail experience , for each service you pick out a brand new bottle of polish, and take it home with you at the end of your service! How fab!

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Next, we decided to show the world the Marilyn Monroe experience with a full Signature Spa, offering luxurious massage and facial rooms, a glam area, and of course, manis + pedis! We went on a roll and opened spas in Monterey, CA, Times Square, NYC, and Maui, Hawaii!

Below are photos of the Signature Spa in Monterey, which is full of modern, lounge-like design and Marilyn Monroe Spas branded skin and nail care products.

You can learn more about all of these locations and book appointments on our website.
Click here to book, and make one for us too, please!

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Our Favorite Marilyn Quotes

It was Marilyn who said “I just want to be wonderful”, and wonderful she was. But how do we all achieve wonderful?

We wish there was a secret formula, but for now, we’ll rely on some of our favorite quotes for Marilyn herself on the matter.

We hope you’re as inspired by Marilyn as we are.
So dolls, let’s all wish for the world.

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DIY: Marble Nail Art

This summer, it’s all about the nail art. From bright shades to creative designs, we are absolutely loving nails that pop! One of our favorite new trends is marble nail art. The designs look intricate, complicated, and almost impossible to DIY. Surprisingly though, these designs are simple and can be done at home!

Ready to find out how to create your own marble nail art? Enjoy!

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1. Scotch Tape
2. Q-Tips
3. 2-5 colors of polish
4. Small bowl of room temperature water
5. One toothpick


1. Drop polish into the water, making rings of colors. You can use as few or as many colors as you would like.
2. Tape off your fingers, so that only the nail is exposed.
3. Use your toothpick to make a swirl design with the colors in the water.
4. Dip your nails into the water with polish, and lift straight up.
5. Let dry.
6. Carefully peel off the tape.

Voila! You now have beautiful + creative nails that will have everyone asking “How did you do that?!”

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Get a Sneak Peek of Our New Locations

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Oh Dolls, what is more exciting than Marilyn Monroe Spas?!  How about MORE Marilyn Monroe Spas! We are not be the best at keeping secrets, and we just can’t wait to share them with you!

First of all, when we think of Marilyn Monroe, we can’t help but thinking of glamour. So without further ado, allow us to introduce the Marilyn Monroe Glamour Rooms!

In addition to doing fabulous fingers and toes, we will offer hair services, makeup, waxing, facials, and massages! Everything you need to be your most glamorous self!

Where will these fabulous glamour room locations be?

1. The Grove in Windermere, Florida – opening late summer 2014

2. The Sundial in St. Petersburg, Florida – opening fall 2014

3. Lakeside in Winter Park, Florida – opening early winter 2015


A few photos of the most recent updates to our Glamour Room in St. Pete:

Signage is up! Our window decals talk about the services inside, and of course, our girl Marilyn is front and center in all of it. Inside, the final pieces of the furniture are being installed and photos are being hung. We can’t wait to share the experience with you!

We promise to keep you posted as these locations progress, so please keep in touch!

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How To Choose The Perfect Red Lipstick


When you think of Marilyn Monroe, we can’t help but picture her stunning face with the perfect red pout. It’s not a stretch to say that every woman would love to work a red lip as flawlessly as she did, so how do we do it? We’ve heard so many women say that they just “can’t pull off red,” and understandably so, it can be a difficult color to master.

Choosing a lipstick shade shouldn’t be a trying process. If you know what hues will work for you, making your choice will be simple and clear. Marilyn Monroe Spas offers four different shades of our Signature Marilyn Monroe Red, because no one red would work on every skin tone.


Stress no more! We’re going to help you choose your perfectly glamorous red. 

Let’s break it down:

1. Fair Skinned Beauties: A red with a pink hue is perfect for those of you with fair skin. The pink makes the red softer, so that the look isn’t too harsh. It will give you the perfect pout, while flattering your pretty porcelain skin!

Your perfect red is Red #1.

2. Medium Skinned Dolls: A red with blue undertones is the most flattering hue of red on the majority of skin tones. If you have medium toned skin, this will look gorgeous on you. If you are fair skinned and want something a little more bold than a red with pink undertones, give a blue base a try! (FACT: A blue base will make your teeth look whiter.)

Your perfect red is Red #2.


3. Those of you who can really wear red clothing – and you know who you are!: This truest red is the hardest to place, but it’s the shade Marilyn herself would wear. If you look spectacular in red clothing, you’ll pull this off beautifully. It’s the brightest red out there, so go ahead, Doll, give it a try!

Your perfect red is Red #3.


4. Olive-Dark Skinned Babes: Dark to olive skin looks amazing with an orange undertone in their red lipsticks. The orange plays to the hues found in their skin for a combination that is truly show stopping!

Your perfect red is Red #4.


We hope this little guide has helped in your red lipstick decision making! Be bold. Wear RED!

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How To Get Glowing Skin For The Summer

We all want gorgeous, glowing skin but how do we actually get it?

Say it with us: Cleanse. Exfoliate. Moisturize. Repeat!


Cleansing the skin is the first step. Remove dirt and makeup, but be careful not to over strip your skin of its natural oils! Of course we love our Marilyn Monroe Spa cleansers: Chamomile, Sage, or Rose (depending on your skin type), gentle enough to use every day and effective for good, clean skin.


Exfoliation is the real secret weapon for glowing skin.  To really uncover that inner glow, shedding dead, rough, and dull skin is a must!  Use a GENTLE exfoliant and use weekly or more often as your skin will allow.  Exfoliation is great for the face and the body. We love our Rose Hip Cell Renewing Facial Polish and our Juniper Berry Body Scrub.


Moisturize that beautiful face and body! Always protect your skin with SUNSCREEN.  And this goes for all of our Dolls, not just the sun-worshippers. Sun damage will age your skin faster than anything, so a good SPF and hat are always in style! We’re slightly obsessed with the MM Cream. It has color like a foundation, and it’s incredibly moisturizing like a lotion. The best part? It has SPF 20 as an added bonus!


Finally, a little illuminating powder and bronzer will add the perfect sun-kissed glow!

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Welcome to the Marilyn Monroe Spas Blog!

Welcome to the Marilyn Monroe Spas blog, a place where you’ll get a behind the scenes look at not only what’s happening at our locations, but also what we’re loving at the moment. Whether it’s the hottest new lipstick shade, the nail art of the season, or a hairstyle that’s sure to turn heads, we want to share it with you.

We are so excited to meet you all and talk about life, love, beauty, and all the things that inspire!

Oh and why the name “Hey, Dollface?” Good question!

We believe that we are all not merely women trying to make it and look beautiful while doing so, but truly dolls. You deserve to feel fun, flirty, and fabulous every day of the year! And it also just so happens to be the name of one of our most popular nail polish colors!

It’s no secret that we love all things beautiful and glamorous, but how do you bring that into everyday life? How do you ask for exactly what you want at the spa and salon and get the results you want? On top of sharing our beauty secrets, we want to hear from you!

This is a place to share your ideas, what you’d like to see from the beauty world and more. Because you, Dolls, are the wonderful ones.

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