6 ways to update your beauty routine

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Usually, we review products we think you’ll love – but today we’re looking at changing your beauty routine a bit.  Have you had the same hairstyle and make up routine for a decade? Too many women have.  It’s easy to do.

When you think about a visit to a salon, you think of the typical services — cut and color, and a mani-pedi. While those salon services are a staple in any beauty regimen, there are so many trendy and incredible beauty services for you to explore.

If you need a little pick-me-up, lash extensions or a back facial might be just the beauty treatment you need. Check out just some of the options below to find precisely the beauty boost you need to revamp your routine.

Learn more about services like these by visiting Mill Pond Salon’s websiteOpens in a new tab. and blogOpens in a new tab..

Malibu Treatment

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If you’re loving your cut and color, but your hair is just feeling a little ‘meh,’ it’s time to invest in a Malibu Treatment.

Malibu Crystal Gel Treatments are designed for making your hair look and feel its absolute best. These treatments remove any buildup from hard water, chlorine, or water softeners. 

Malibu treatments are applied to the hair and need to process under a hairdryer, so don’t expect an in-and-out kind of appointment.

Malibu appointments are great for those with blonde hair, and it can remove those unwanted brassy tones.

For best results, schedule a Malibu appointment before a color, or chemical process like a perm. Removal of any buildup or minerals will guarantee the best results possible.

Read a review about getting green “pool hair” corrected with a Malibu appointment hereOpens in a new tab..

Hair Extensions

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A fun way to try out a new look is with hair extensions.

Hair extensions range in length, application techniques (bonding, braiding or weaving) and materials (synthetic or real human hair).

Extensions can be used to add length, thickness, and volume to the hair.

If you are new to hair extensions, it is crucial that you have a consultation before your application appointment to make sure you and your stylist are on the same page.

Feel like (and look like) a whole new woman after booking a salon appointment for hair extensions. 


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It’s incredible how something that seems so small can make a huge impact. Eyebrows are one of those high-impact facial features.

Sometimes called permanent makeup, microblading is one of the services that is life-changing.  So many women would love to have beautiful eyebrows without the long painstaking effort required, and with microblading, now it’s possible.  

Your eyes will pop, and you will look effortlessly pulled together with microblading. 

Lash Lift

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If you are getting prepped for a big upcoming event, have a vacation coming up, or are just terrified of eyelash curlers, you need to give a lash lift a try.

Lash lifts are a low-maintenance way of getting gorgeous lashes all the time.

Eyelash lifts are fantastic because you can still wear all the make you typically wear, but your lashes still look bomb even after makeup removal. 

Pair a lash lift with a lash tint, and you won’t even need mascara.

Just be careful after your lift appointment. Avoid water, oils, eye creams, makeup, sweat, and steam for 24 hours after this service. If you take great care of your lash lift, it should last for 6-8 weeks!

Back Facial

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Yes, we’ve all heard of facials and know how amazing they are. But have you ever heard of a back facial?

Some people are prone to bacne, otherwise known as back acne. People that get bacne are often those that are very active or wear clothing that doesn’t breathe well.

If you feel insecure about your back bumps, maybe it’s time to give a back facial a shot.

Minimize ingrown hairs and acne with a relaxing and soothing spa treatment. Your back will thank you.


Eyebrow waxing is a standard practice in many beauty regimens.

But, if you feel like you want to branch out and try something new, why not try waxing other areas of the face.

Get those pesky chin hairs or upper lip hairs in one or two swipes with a wax.

Waxing is much faster than tweezing, not to mention waxing consistently over time can make the hair regrow slower and softer than other hair removal techniques. 

Don’t waste time hunting for those stray upper lip, chin or brow hairs, get waxed in less than half an hour.

To get the best results from waxing, have a standing appointment every two or three weeks.

Makeup Application

If you are feeling like you want to revamp your look, changing the way you do your makeup is the most flexible way to do so.

Have an expert teach and show you new products and application techniques that work for your face and eye shape, as well as your skin tone and type. Learn how to make your eye color pop stunningly from a professional and take all their best tips and tricks home with you.

Feel your confidence levels soar after getting a professional makeup application for date night, a special event, or just because you feel like it.

Where to Learn More

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You’ve been feeling like your beauty routine has been in a rut lately? Add one of these services into the mix. Try something trendy and innovative and find yourself looking and feeling your best.

If you’re in the New London Spicer area of Minnesota, book an appointmentOpens in a new tab. at Mill Pond Salon for any (or multiple!) of these services. 

If you’re looking for a rustic, small town, bohemian farmhouse feeling with big-city quality Aveda services, look no further than Mill Pond Salon. Feel at home and relaxed with river views, complimentary treats, and hot coffee or tea.

Feel pampered during your stay, and revived and beautiful after your salon service from Mill Pond Salon. 

For more ideas and information on out-of-the-box salon services that go beyond a cut and color, visit Mill Pond Salon’s websiteOpens in a new tab. and blogOpens in a new tab..

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