2014-04-12 03.24.53 pmWords can mean many things to many people, but despite language barriers, backgrounds, and age groups, the name Marilyn Monroe symbolizes one thing: beauty. It was Marilyn herself who said “I just want to be wonderful,” and indeed she was. Due to her timeless beauty, effortless sex appeal and flirty personality, Marilyn was justifiably iconic, and the perfect inspiration for the new Marilyn Monroe Spas.

Created by Niki T. Bryan who has over three decades of experience as a leader in the spa, beauty, and fitness industries, Marilyn Monroe was chosen to brand the latest glamour spas due to her name recognition and the ability for all guests both male and female to feel wonderful, just like Marilyn while relaxing at one of their properties. 

2014-04-12 03.30.06 pm2014-04-12 03.30.24 pmAs an equal Marilyn Monroe fan and spa enthusiast, I was excited to visit their location on property of the Hyatt Regency Monterey during a recent trip to central California. One of their four current locations with two hundred in the works, Marilyn Monroe Spas welcome you with a sense of luxury from the moment you first walk through their doors. Drawing inspiration from her bleached blonde locks and signature red lips, each of the Marilyn Monroe Spas are beautifully appointed with red and white accent pieces. 

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 If Marilyn inspires you to influence the color red in your look, guests are encouraged to begin with some her signature shades in their Nail Boutique. With all nail polishes made from vegan products, and no bottle of nail lacquer used twice, the Nail Boutique is the perfect place for a hand massage, polish change, or your choose of an Express, Signature or Luxury manicure/pedicure. 

2014-04-12 03.31.54 pmOne of my favorite aspects of the Nail Boutique is that all guests get to sit in the comfortable recliner chairs, regardless if they just get a polish change or the Luxury manicure/pedicure. Different from most other nail saloons is the foot jets actually are perfectly situated below the chairs and are adjusted as needed allowing guests to kick their feet up and relax no matter what their needs are. The chairs are especially comfortable and made for a great start to a pampering day!

Bonus: With each polish change or manicure/pedicure, guests get to keep the bottles of nail polish used during their application! Retailing at $6.50 per bottle, this is a huge plus as it not only makes for a great take-home gift, but helps you remember what shades you love (because you get to keep it!) and makes for convenient self touch-ups as needed.

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If longer and more secluded pampering is more your style, the upstairs portion of the spa may suit your requirements. With it’s own lounging area you can prepare for your massage, waxing or facial in one of these comfy nooks while sipping something delicious from the Tazo Tea bar. 

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2014-04-12 03.28.49 pm2014-04-12 03.28.27 pmThe private rooms are perfect for pampering yourself alone or with a partner, complete with their own fireplaces and oversized bath tubs! While the rooms look luxurious (and they are) the pricing is extremely competitive, which makes choosing Marilyn Monroe Spas an easy choice. 

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After your manicure/pedicure and massage, my favorite part of the Marilyn Monroe Spa experience came last, experiencing their Glamour Rooms! I absolutely love makeup and applying it myself, but there’s nothing more glamorous than simply sitting back and getting it done for you! My professional makeup artist, Melissa, made sure to provide me with the foundation coverage I desired, bronzer, and a beautiful tinted lip to look Marilyn-Monroe gorgeous before a dinner out on the town. All products used at their spas are specially made and are vegan with absolutely no animal testing; so not only do you look good but you can feel good about your makeup as well. 

2014-04-12 03.34.10 pm2014-04-12 03.35.20 pmPerfect for brides tying the knot at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, their bridal parties, or simply wanting to get pampered before a night out on the town, this Marilyn Monroe Spa is perfectly situated to help all guests look and feel their best conveniently just steps away from their hotel rooms. If you love your massage oils from your relaxing afternoon, or absolutely need that ideal tinted lip gloss from your Glamour Room experience, all items used at Marilyn Monroe Spas are available for purchase in the main room. 

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2014-04-12 03.35.49 pmIt’s not often that a spa is able to make an impression, but Marilyn Monroe Spas are able to accomplish just that, and a great one. All of their staff members are excellently trained, the spa itself is beautifully constructed, and the products are wonderfully thought out to provide the highest level of luxury relaxation possible. The team behind Marilyn Monroe Spas make you feel at home even if it’s your very first time, and make the entire experience pleasant and enjoyable. If you have been holding off on treating yourself to a spa day out of fear of the unknown, I highly suggest making Marilyn Monroe Spas your selection due to their ability to provide the highest levels of comfort, that’s impressive even for spa veterans. If you want to look and feel wonderful, Marilyn Monroe Spas can make that happen. 

I received a complimentary hand massage from Marilyn Monroe Spas during a recent press trip courtesy of Hyatt. All opinions remain my own. For more information on Marilyn Monroe Spas including products and location, visit their website at http://marilynmonroespas.com/

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