Holiday Updos We Love

6 Holiday Updos We Love!

It’s not too soon to start thinking about your hair for the upcoming holiday season. “Hold the dates” are already being sent out! Instead of last-minute panic over how to wear your hair in a style that goes with your gorgeous outfit, here are our favorite six updos. When it comes to hairstyles this season it's time to have a real “look.” The days of simply brushing your hair and going for that bed-head look are over. It’s time to make a grand entrance…so read on!

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Take an ordinary bun and add glamour with a low side part. Teasing at the crown and an over-the-ear sweep heighten its drama. Blow out your hair with Blow Out Cream for a smooth shine and knot it at the nape of your neck, draping one side over your ear. Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray for a style that’ll last the entire night!

Holiday Updos We Love

The French twist is always elegant but add dramatic height and you can make it over-the-top impact! Blow out your hair and set it with Velcro rollers, then separate and tease the top section using Reshape Root Lifter to build body as you go. Pull back the sides, twist and secure with pins. Finish by brushing back the top layer so it’s smooth. Use a little Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to keep the strands secure.

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Here’s another! The halo braid is wildly chic yet needs only basic braiding skills and a few bobby pins. Start with a little THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to create some hold! Form a center part, separate your hair on either side of your head and braid pigtails. Keep the braid thick and loose. Then wrap each section over your head, securing it in place with bobby pins as you go.

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The large teased bun is a stunner. Volume is the key to making hair appear thick, thick, thick! Start with Moxie Magnifying Mouse to make it fuller. Tease your crown as well as the large bun. To create a larger chignon, use a bun maker underneath your backcombed locks.

One of the best things about choosing an up-do (instead of going for a full chop) is the lack of commitment involved. All you have to do is add some glitter! One of our all-time favorite looks is to wrap a glittery, sparkly headband around an updo for instant full glamour.

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If you really want to go slightly casual, you can always create the “updo ponytail.” It combines both the sophistication of an updo with the fun twirl of a ponytail. And it’s still quite elegant! Learn how to master one by clicking here.

This holiday season is the time to pull out ALL the stops and you’ll be a real head-turner, for sure!

What is the WWITOS Pledge?

Let’s Make a Pledge in Honor of Women Walking in their Own Shoes Month

As thewwitospledge.com says, "the Women Walking in Their Own Shoes™ (WWITOS) Pledge is an agreement you make with yourself. By making this agreement, you are saying 'I am 100% responsible for my life.' The Pledge is a 'YES' to becoming your best self and creating your best life. It is simple, yet it holds the power to transform your life."

In a nutshell, the pledge is to remind you of your reason for succeeding. It is an opportunity to reclaim your life, reaffirm your commitment to your personal and professional goals, and create the life you desire and deserve.


So what does this have to do with MONAT?
A lot.

More and more women are starting to realize the many benefits of having their own business, which is why there’s been a rise in people joining multi-level marketing programs—or as we like to call them, social marketing companies.

Let’s be real. Punching a time card at the wee hours of the morning is no longer sought after. People are becoming increasingly aware that if they want to live a “happy and fulfilling life,” they better find a way to do it on their own. With such an insecure job market, and awful hours with low pay, many women are flocking to the internet searching for ways to create their own wealth, on their own time.

When we decided to feature this pledge on our blog, we quickly realized how similar the messaging behind WWITOS month is to our Real People, Real Possibilities Facebook campaign.

Real People, Real Possibilities is a social media campaign that addresses the different motives why people join MONAT. It features raw, unedited, honest content from our Independent Market Partners who are predominately women.

The campaign showcases real people who have started to live again thanks to MONAT. Check out their entries, here.


So here’s to you: the women who walk in their own shoes. The women who talk the talk but also “walk the walk.” Keep shining!


Feed Your Hair

Eating healthy not only contributes to weight loss, it also does wonders for your hair. A diet rich in nutrients will help you stay healthy, ageless, and all-around fabulous. So why not give yourself a beauty boost with enhancing nourishments? Below, we’ve outlined some positive nutrition practices to keep in mind for a healthier mane.

Load up on Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are filled with nutrients and a whole lot of water, which helps keep your hair hydrated. Without proper body hydration, your hair will begin to look dry, which can contribute to breakage. Leafy greens also condition and create healthy scalp oils, and they contain antioxidants that fight free radicals from pollution, helping to strengthen and thicken hair. Seriously, who knew?

For the greatest nutritional benefits, leafy greens, like broccoli, kale and spinach, should be consumed raw or lightly steamed.

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Include Healthy, Protein Rich Foods

Hair is made of protein, so ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making it strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets may also result in hair loss, and nobody wants that! Add a few servings of protein to your daily diet for stronger, healthier hair.

Examples of protein include chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs, along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts.

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Eat More Healthy Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids nourish follicles for stronger, shinier hair. Eat fatty fish like wild-caught salmon and albacore tuna. Incorporating avocados into your meals will also help fortify hair for stronger strands. So go ahead – order that extra serving of guacamole. Your hair will thank you.

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Supplement Support System, S3 by MONAT

How about stepping things up a notch with a powerful, healthy hair supplement? Take your hair growth to the next level with S3 by MONAT! Each of the clinically proven ingredients found in S3 work together to replenish the body of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss. The best part? S3 is gluten-free, GMO-free with absolutely no animal byproducts.

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Resolve to make these few nutritional changes to your diet, and see just how long and healthy your hair will grow. Always remember: you are what you eat. So don’t sabotage yourself! Drink plenty of water and feed your body and mind the healthy way.

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