Halloween Hairstyles with MONAT

Apart from making your costumes look more impressive, you should also pay attention to your Halloween hair look. An attractive hairstyle will be a big bonus to your overall style.
Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Halloween hairstyles to help you transform into something different on this special day. All you need is a head of hair and a few MONAT products. Let’s begin!


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The Purr-fect Lioness


  • Prep hair for big, voluminous curls. Note: second-day hair is best, as it holds curls better.
  • Spray Reshape Root Lifter onto roots and blow-dry upward. Then mist with Tousled Texturizing Mist.
  • Curl hair in small 1-inch sections. The smaller the section, the tighter the curl and the tighter the curl, the bigger the hair!
  • Apply Moxie Magnifying Mousse evenly throughout hair. On the ends use your fingers to separate the curls and loosen it all up.



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The Mesmerizing Mermaid


  • Shampoo hair with Revive Shampoo.
  • Condition with Revitalize Conditioner.
  • After towel-drying, spray Reshape Root Lifter at the roots in big horizontal sections.
  • Blow-dry in vertical sections away from the face with a medium round brush. Make sure roots are dry for maximum volume. *Time saver* Blow-dry the hair with your head upside down; focus on the roots.
  • Curl hair in one-inch vertical sections away from the face using a medium-size curling iron.

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The Glamorous Zebra


Believe it or not, this look was created without the need
for hair extensions or hair pieces. All MONAT!

 

  • Shampoo hair with Revive Shampoo twice.
  • Condition with Revitalize Conditioner.
  • After towel-drying, apply Moxie Magnifying Mousse from roots to ends in big horizontal sections.
  • Blow-dry in horizontal sections lifting hair up with a medium round brush. Make sure roots are dry for maximum volume.
  • Tease hair in horizontal sections from the top section of your hair. Then use The Champ: Conditioning Dry Shampoo for more volume and extra texture.
  • Pin both sides back with bobby pins, and use Grooming Styling Clay to smooth hair. Braid the ends of your hair and again, use a small amount of Grooming Styling Clay to keep the braid in place.
  • Spray Refinish Control Hairspray all over your new do to hold it in place all night.



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Posh Doll


  • Shampoo hair with Revive Shampoo twice.
  • Condition with Revitalize Conditioner.
  • After towel drying, add Restore Leave-In Conditioner from roots to ends. Then layer a small amount of Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy. Add a small amount of Refinish Control Hairspray.
  • Blow-dry with a paddle brush.
  • Part hair down the middle and make pigtails.
  • Curl hair in one-inch sections away from head using medium size curling iron.
  • Use Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy on the ends of your hair to create separation and texture.
  • Spray Refinish Control Hairspray all over your hair to set your style in place, and give it shine.
  • Tie ribbons around pigtails.
Now that you’re ready for Halloween, don’t forget to snap photos of your new do and share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #sharemymonat.

Back-to-School with MONAT

From streamlining your morning hair routine, to back-to-school accessories, here’s everything you need for heading back to class.

Back-to-school means waking up at the crack of dawn. Let’s face it: you shouldn’t have to spend hours styling your hair for your first day of class.  Embrace your natural locks and wear your hair proudly with the help of MONAT’s naturally based, botanical products.

The Balance Treatment System is the perfect system for the guy or girl on the go. You see, the products found in this system are designed to work together to restore balance and combat frizz. No frizz = less time styling hair in the morning + silky smooth blowouts. Yes please!

Oh and as with all MONAT products, the Balance Treatment System is salt and sulfate-free, and it helps boost natural hair growth. Sounds like a win/win to me.

The Stylized Treatment System will ensure your smooth, luscious locks, or big, bouncy curls stay in place. Or, if you have second-day-hair, it’ll help you part and place each strand where you want it, as this system offers you a variety of options for styling your hair: Taffy, hairspray, and texturizing mist.

Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive, our flagship product, is a great multi-purpose oil to keep in your bag. Use it to moisturize and hydrate skin, smooth pesky flyaways, remove pen marks plus more!

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MONATGear.com offers great options of branded gear for you (or your little ones!). Become an ambassador of our brand. These cool pieces are conversation starters.

The MONAT Vertical Steel Bottle is an eco-friendly, reusable bottle that is sure to keep your beverages warm or cold. Perfect for days spent outdoors, or for hydrating on your way to class.

Get down to business with this MONAT Messenger bag. A stylish and comfortable alternative to a backpack! For those who desire a more traditional bag, this MONAT Security Compu-Backpack is a great option to organize your school supplies (and keep your laptop safe and secure).

There’s nothing worse than walking to class and getting hit by a downpour of rain. Instead, stay dry with this compact umbrella.

So now that you’re done reading this blog post, head over to our YouTube channel and browse our playlists! ☺

Hair Trends for the Last Days of Spring

With spring already here and summer just around the corner, it’s time to look ahead at the next hairstyle trends.


Side Sweep


  • After washing hair with BLACK 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner, rub a dime-sized amount of BLACK Groom Styling Clay between hands and apply all over hair.
  • Add height and volume by blow-drying upwards and to the side using a medium-sized round brush.
  • To add shine, rub two drops of REJUVENIQE™ between hands and apply directly to ends.
  • Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray.



Breezy Bombshell


  • Prep hair by washing with your favorite MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner.
  • Next, towel dry hair to reduce frizz.
  • Spray a concentrated amount of Tousled Texturizing Mist to strands as evenly as possible. Pro tip: emulsify the product in your hands and scrunch it into the hair if that is easier.
  • Next, add a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ to hands and spread evenly throughout ends.
  • Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray.

What is Ecaille?

We can easily spot celebs like Gisele Bündchen, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara on the red carpet by their signature “bronde” hair, also known as the ecaille tortoiseshell technique. With A-list celebrities rocking the trend, it’s no surprise this is the latest hair color to take the red carpet by storm.

What exactly is ecaille? According to experts, it’s a technique where you blend the two trends of the last few years ombré and sombré. The trick to achieving the perfect tortoiseshell effect is to tie together the more bold and extreme look of ombré and marry it with a darker root, while still taking a cue from the sombré look, remaining soft and subtle throughout. According to experts, this technique offers more dimension throughout the hair and you can do it with different tones depending on your skin tone.

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The great thing about the tortoiseshell hair trend is the darker, visible roots which make upkeep a breeze. You don’t have to go to the salon every four weeks so it’s a wonderful low maintenance look for clients who are busy around the clock. Like previous trends, it’s important to protect this signature hair color with a naturally based, sulfate-free shampoo like MONAT.

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MONAT products contain Cordasorb™, a powerful formula that packs an intense defense against oxidative stress, protecting the color (and hair) from the sun’s damaging rays and UVB damage. In other words, it helps keep color vibrant. You’ll also want to ensure your ends are kept healthy and hydrated; mix a couple drops of Rejuveniqe into your palms and apply evenly throughout hair for extra shine and perfection.

For more photos of the ecaille tortoiseshell technique, follow the link to Pinterest.

Spring 2016 Hair Styles

With spring already he and summer just around the corner it’s time to think about what the latest hairstyle trends are going to be. While you’re working towards that beach body don’t forget to work on keeping your mane healthy, strong and gorgeous all season long! 

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Side Swipe

As you know, MONAT is not just for women! We’re loving the rugged sophistication look paired with a side swept hairstyle. We can bet you’ll be sure to turn heads at the beach, or the ballpark. It’s totally up to you!
 
After washing hair with BLACK 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner, rub a dime-sized amount of BLACK Groom Styling Clay between hands and apply all over hair. Add height and volume by blow-drying upwards and to the side using a medium-sized round brush. To add shine, rub two drops of REJUVENIQE™ between hands and apply directly to ends. Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray
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The Sleek, Sexy Ponytail

Exude “Sophisticated Sleekness” with the high, pushed-back ponytail. 
 
Apply REJUVENIQE™ to prep hair for an updo. Use a nylon and boar bristle brush to smooth strands. Smooth the sides with ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy then spritz on Refinish Control Hairspray. Lastly, take a small section of hair from underneath it and wrap it around the bungee to conceal its appearance for a chic, pulled-together look. 
 
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The Breezy Bombshell

Warm up your look for the season! 
 
First prep hair by washing with your favorite MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner. Next, towel dry hair to reduce frizz. Spray a concentrated amount of Tousled Texturizing Mist to strands as evenly as possible. Pro tip: emulsify the product in your hands and scrunch it into the hair if it makes it easier for you. Next, add a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ to hands and spread evently throughout ends. Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray

Date Night Hair Ideas

This Valentine’s day, we’re going for romantic, sexy, and classic. Here are some of the easiest hair styles you can make effortlessly at home and that never go out of style.

The Smooth Blowout
A long mane with a soft bend and incredible shine—now that’s romantic.

  • Wash hair with your favorite MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner.
  • Rub a generous amount of ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy between hands and apply to roots while still damp.
  • Blow-dry with a large round brush to add body all over and lend a slight curve at the ends (turn your face-framing layers toward your face).
  • Rub a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ Oil between your hands and apply to hair ends to seal the shaft, avoid frizz, and give superb shine.
  • Set hair as desired and mist on ReFinish Control Hairspray an arm’s length away.


The High Swipe
As you know, MONAT is not just for women!

  • For a soft and smooth kissable face, apply a generous amount of BLACK Cream Shave to skin and shave as desired. For an invigorating sensation, finish by applying BLACK Aftershave + Moisturizer.
  • After washing hair with Men’s 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner, rub a dime-sized amount of BLACK Groom Styling Clay between hands and apply all over hair.
  • Add height and volume by blow-drying upwards and to the side using a medium-sized round brush.
  • To add shine and softness, rub two drops of REJUVENIQE™ between hands and apply to ends as evenly as possible.

The Sleek, Sexy Ponytail
A style that can go from day to night – here’s everything you need to recreate this celebrity-obsessed signature style.

  • Wash hair with MONAT’s Renew Shampoo and Restore Leave-In Conditioner.
  • To prep hair for an updo, rub a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ between your hands and apply evenly throughout hair ends.
  • Use a nylon and boar bristle brush to smooth strands.
  • Apply ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to each side and then use a thin bungee tie to gather hair near the crown of your head.
  • Once hair is in a ponytail, spritz each side with ReFinish Control Hair Spray.
  • Lastly, take a small section of hair from underneath it, apply a dime-sized amount of ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy and wrap it around the bungee to conceal its appearance for a chic, pulled-together look.

FEEL LIKE NEW WITH A NEW HAIR DO


Have you ever left a beauty salon feeling wonderful and confident, or frustrated and uncomfortable? Studies have shown that our hair can have a great impact on how we see and feel about ourselves, and even on how we behave in social environments. A hair style can even alter the perception that other people have of us. But that’s ok, diversity is a beautiful thing! And hair can be so versatile and fun, that by changing your style you can easily reinvent yourself over and over again.


We see a lot of this among Hollywood stars. They have good and bad hair days, just like us, but they’re constantly setting the pace for new trends in fashion, hair and makeup, and many times they are the ones who inspire fashion designers. Good thing awards show season is just getting started and we can get a few ideas from what’s ‘in’ now!


At the Golden Globes for example, we saw a few really pretty cool hairdos, some of which are not hard to put together at home, like Eva Longoria’s old-fashioned low chignon, Rachel McAdams’ high pouf, and Taraji P. Henson’s messy side coif. We loved these for their elegant simplicity and full of body-ness!


And you know what can definitely help you add more body and volume to your locks? You got it: MONAT! Each one of the MONAT products and Systems are specially formulated to nourish your hair and scalp and help you have visible longer, fuller, stronger, youthful-looking hair.


So if you’re looking to feel like new this New Year, why not go for a different hairdo?

Wave That Ponytail Hello
Who says all ponytails are created equal? It’s time to shake things up, whether you have straight of curly hair.
  • After washing your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo and conditioner, spray Reshape Root Lifter directly to roots and apply Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy throughout ends.
  • Whip your hair to the front and blow dry downwards.
  • Divide your hair in medium-sized sections and use a curling iron to shape each one from roots to ends (be careful not to get the iron too close to your scalp).
  • Separate the curls with a flat, thin-bristle brush and hold your hair in a ponytail at desired height, without flattening the top to keep the waves all over.

 

 

No More Braids, Thank You
Time to give your hair and your scalp a breather. Gently remove the tight braids and use MONAT daily to nourish every strand, give your mane a healthy shine, and avoid freeze.
  • Apply a generous amount of Replenish Masque on all your hair and scalp and leave in for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo and conditioner, apply the Restore Leave-In Conditioner and towel dry by sqweezing out excess water. Do not rub-dry!
  • Rub a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive between hands and apply throughout your hair ends. Repeat if needed.
  • Blow-dry on low heat using your hands to maintain the shape of your curls.
  • Finish with a few extra drops of REJUVENIQE™ as needed.

 


 

 

The Hipster In Me
Be daring. Be bold. Be [the real] you. Besides looking cool, a good short avant-garde trim will remove split ends and help your hair gain strength and bounce.
  • After washing your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo andconditioner, spray Reshape Root Lifter directly to roots and apply Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy throughout ends.
  • Use a medium-sized round brush to blow-dry your hair upwards. Do not flat-iron.
  • Rub a dab of the Sculpting Taffy between hands and use your fingers to style your hair to one side, preserving height.
  • Finish by spraying Refinish Control Hairspray all over.

 


UPLIFTING HAIR STYLES


This is the story of a girl with flat, dull, unmanageable hair. One day she decided to start using MONAT’s Treatment Systems. She immediately noticed her hair had more volume and bounce, felt softer and looked shinier. And no frizz? A big plus! People started noticing too. And she was happy. Very happy. THE END BEGINNING… OF GREAT HAIR DAYS!


Need a little hair lift? MONAT’s three Volume Treatment Systems can definitely help! The best part? The Volume Body System and the Volume Tame System include MONAT’s new styling products, Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy and Refinish Control Hairspray! Your two new best friends when creating beautiful hair styles with volume and strong yet flexible hold.


Try these uplifting hair styles with the help of MONAT… Your hair will THANK YOU for it!

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  • Wash with Revive Shampoo and follow with Revitalize Conditioner.
  • While still damp, apply Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to hair ends and blow dry upwards using a large round brush.
  • Finish by spraying Refinish Control Hairspray all over hair.


Wave Fizz
  • Wash with Revive Shampoo and follow with Restore Leave-In Conditioner.
  • While still damp, apply Reshape Root Lifter to hair roots and Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to hair ends.
  • Tilt your head to the front and blow dry downwards, from the back to the front.
  • Divide your hair in sections and use a curling iron to shape your curls; then separate andstyle the curls with your fingers.
  • Spray Refinish Control Hairspray all over hair while gently scrunching with your hands.

Winter-Proof Your Hair

Our top tips for keeping your hair
healthy & hydrated all season long

When the warm weather starts to cool, it’s important to be extra careful about keeping your hair hydrated. Can we all agree that dry hair isn’t cute…..at all?

When hair is dry, your scalp can become itchy, and your tresses can become more prone to breakage – and let’s face it – no one wants that! 

 

Winter weather and other seasonal changes can leave your hair
feeling dry and damaged. Here, we’ve outlined the best advice
for helping your hair not just survive but
thrive this winter.

 

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Start with a clean canvas.


Clear off crispy summer ends with a fresh new haircut. Not a fan of same length hair all over? Scared you’ll end up with a bowl cut?  Don’t fret! Texture is in! Carefully curated texture is much healthier than overdue split ends.  

Make conditioner your best friend.


Going into the dryer months, your hair needs moisture. Prep hair with a moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner like the Balance Treatment System.

Washing your hair regularly with moisturizing products can help combat the damage dry winter air does to your hair and scalp.

Pro tip: Apply Rejuveniqe™ Oil Intensive from the mid-shaft down to coat each strand (for at least 10 minutes) with healthy hydration before you shampoo and condition your locks.

 

Step it up a notch with a hair masque.

Don’t be afraid of over-hydrating – even those with fine hair need moisture to prevent dull color and static. Incorporate the Replenish Masque into your weekly hair care routine for added moisture and vibrancy.

If your hair is on the greasy side, concentrate the treatment on the bottom half of your strands, focusing on the dry ends.

Deep conditioning treatments are also a great way to prevent and reduce hair static (dry hair is prone to static in the winter months because of the lack of moisture in the air).

Beware of toxic chemicals..



Chemical styling products are tough on hair any time of year, so use them with caution.

Color treatments, relaxers, chemical straighteners and curlers can dry out the hair and render it brittle and limp.

In some some people it can even cause permanent hair loss(YIKES!). Steer clear from toxic chemicals on this list, and instead opt for products that are non-toxic instead.

 

Finish in the shower with a cold water rinse.


A cold water rinse leaves hair glossy and oh-so shiny. It’s not make believe, it’s science! Colder temperatures in water constrict hair cuticles to make strands smoother and more reflective.

Cold water also prevents dirt from accumulating on the scalp and makes hair stronger.

So next time you wash your hair, finish your treatment off with a cold water rinse.

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