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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.