MONATions United 2016: WOW!

Wow!

A simple word to summarize our incredible MONATions United 2016 event—our first annual convention.


For so many different reasons—the energy, the new products, the new tools, the palpable sense of a very bright future—MONATions United will be an event to remember for years to come. All who attended can say, “I was at the first-ever MONAT Global convention!”


As the new (as of last week) Director of Communications, I was thrilled to be a part of it. I couldn’t think of a better way to get started. The chance to speak with many Market Partners and sense your commitment and excitement for what we are doing was the perfect introduction to MONAT. It’s great to be a part of this company (family seems like a better word), and many thanks for your welcome!


Having been to numerous events like MONATions United in the last 16 years, I can say without hesitation that this event was second to none. This is what a vibrant, strong, inspired company looks and feels like.


So now what?

After an amazing event like MONATions United, it can seem anticlimactic to go back to the “daily routine.” Just take the excitement you felt from the event and share what you learned—and felt—with those on your team who couldn’t be there. Share the big news about MONAT Black, S3 by MONAT, Tousled, and the new tools.


These are all reasons to talk to people. And remember what Luis Urdaneta, our chairman, said in his opening remarks: “When you speak from your heart, when you speak with passion, people will listen.”


Let’s all be unstoppable as we move forward with MONAT!

Jason Russell



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.

 


New Year, New [Self-Loving] You!

January is Self-Love Month, right before the nationally celebrated month of getting struck by Cupid’s arrow and loving others… Coincidence? We think not : -). We’ve all heard that, to be able to love others, we need to first learn to love ourselves. What a great mindset to start off the New Year! But what is “self-love”, really? We asked colleagues and friends what “loving thyself” meant to them and we got pretty cool responses. Here are a few of our faves:

WAYS TO LOVE THYSELF


When you truly love yourself you don’t get the urge to feel superior to others. Instead, you see other people’s experiences as an opportunity to learn about life… And in the end, you’re less judgmental and more compassionate not only towards them, but also towards yourself.
Ironically, I used to “love” myself by not caring about my appearance, because to me, this was a way of “accepting” myself, but I was very shy and insecure and I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. That all changed once I committed to taking care of my body -from the inside out and from head to toe!
Pamper yourself, exercise, smile to stranger, read a book, open the door for someone, take a break, educate yourself, eat chocolate without guilt, don’t say no to everything or yes to anything… To me, it’s the simplest things that make us feel good about ourselves!
Some people are so proud and think so highly of themselves that they never accept when they’re wrong. I think that when you have self-love, you are confident and brave enough to be humble and say “I’m sorry”.

It’s not about ignoring your flaws, it’s about embracing them… Don’t love yourself despite your imperfections, love yourself with your imperfections!

New Year, new you… new hair!


Lift off 2016 with MONAT’s Reshape Root Lifter, an alcohol-free, amplifying spray that enhances lift at the roots and provides protection against damage caused by heat styling.


MONAT’s Reshape Root Lifter delivers powerful benefits that go beyond just giving your hair a lift. Its non-sticky formula contains key ingredients REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive, Capixyl™, Procataline™, and Crodasorb™ to:

  Increase shine and softness
  Aid in improving follicle strength and reduce hair thinning to assist in boosting natural hair growth
  Provide long-lasting high-impact volume
  Help protect and extend the life of hair color


Usage

  Spray directly to roots while hair is still damp.
  Blow dry hair and style as usual.
  You may also use it on clean, dry hair.


Tips

To add height and volume to long, straight, fine hair:
  Spray the Reshape Root Lifter to hair roots while still damp.
  Lean forward and comb all your hair towards the front and blow dry on medium heat.
  When completely dried, whip your hair back and finish styling upwards with a big round brush.


DOES NOT CONTAIN
  Phthalates
  PEG
  DEA/MEA
  PEG
  DEA/MEA
  Sulfates
  Harmful colors
  Harmful fragrances

PRODUCT DETAILS
  NET 4.5 FL OZ (134 mL) e
  VIP Price if purchased individually: $28 US/ $36 CAD
  VIP Price if purchased as part of the MONAT Volume Treatment System, which includes Revive Shampoo and Revitalize Conditioner: $84 US/ $110 CAD

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Give the new you the hair care you deserve with MONAT. After all, it is Self-Love Month!


Start The New Year on the Right Track

The New Year is almost in full swing, with most of us soon returning to the office and
real life next week, after a hiatus filled with celebrations, vacations and lazy days. And tucked away in our back pockets are those pesky little New Year’s resolutions…

Tell us: How will you stay committed to that New Year’s resolution? Is the thought of how you will better yourself (and/or your business) a daunting task? Do you find yourself asking, “Who am I fooling?” No worries.

Sticking to your goals for 2016 isn’t as hard as you think! With these easy tips we’ve compiled, we’re here to get you through the year while still keeping your New Year’s resolutions (and your business) intact!


Set Goals

Take time to sit down and write out your goals for the next year. People who do are 42% more likely to achieve them.

Keep it simple, think of one important goal for yourself in each of these key areas that will make a big difference in your life: Relationships, Career, Finance, Health and Fitness.

Here are a few examples of what it might look like: improve friendships (girls’ lunch or night out once a month), advancement at work (promotion), save $5k, do yoga for stress management, or something as simple as an oath to stop drinking soda.

Challenge yourself

Let’s face it: if you want to grow, you have to leave your comfort zone. It’s not easy but it’ll get you where you want to go. Start small.

Not a fan of public speaking? Practice with friends and family, and aim to speak to a small group of people before you take the plunge speaking to a large group of people.

Sit & be counted

Assert your presence at the next event you attend. While listening, sit tall and lean forward. Make sure to keep eye contact on the presenter so interjecting is easy.

If you’re hosting an event, make sure you have everyone’s attention. Be attentive, position yourself as an expert in your field, and most importantly, have fun.

Pause now and set up a calendar with Facebook marketing goals. Open a Facebook business page, encourage reviews from your customers, and set up online events. Check your inbox daily for leads, and reach out to every new like (each like = a potential lead!).

Make it a team effort

Sometimes you just need some moral support and an extra (friendly) push. A healthy competition among friends provides a great incentive to stay on track. Try setting up a team or get your peers involved by encouraging you to reach your goals for 2016.

Give back

Take on a philanthropic challenge this New Year. From helping grant wishes to ill children, to volunteering at your neighborhood soup kitchen, no kind gesture – no matter how small – goes unnoticed.

Don’t overload yourself

Most of us need to make more changes than we can pull off in one year. Be real with yourself and be selective; choose the most important.

Inevitably, circumstances in life will make it hard for you to reach your goals for 2016.
Our advice: never give up! Have an action plan and be ready. In the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”


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9 Ways to De-Stress During the Holidays

 

Overcrowded department stores. Holiday shopping. Rush-hour traffic. Cooking. Cleaning. Yep, the holidays are upon us. Maybe you’re happy the season is here (or not!), but you might find yourself tired and frustrated.

Seriously, what gives? When we’re stressed, our bodies have a chemical response, causing all kinds of spikes in hormones that affect our state of mind, physical appearance and wellbeing (think acne flare ups, bloating, fatigue). Basically, when you’re stressed out, so is everything else inside your body.

Lucky for you, our staff has outlined a few positive practices to get you through the last week of the year.

From quick stress-survival strategies to mood-enhancing foods, here’s your cheat sheet to holiday cheer.

 

9. Take time (even if it’s just 10 minutes) for yourself.


Read your favorite book, take a bubble bath, and/or meditate. The proven benefits of meditation go a long way, and it’s also simple to do: just find a comfortable place, close your eyes, relax and focus on one thing. You can do this for as little as 10 minutes to experience benefits.

8. Say no!


Set limits and boundaries to give yourself a break. You’ve tried to do it all, but you know you can’t. Trust us: Once you say no to Aunt Sally the first time, it becomes a whole lot easier.

 

7. Exercise regularly.



Exercise keeps your mind fresh and allows you to sweat out some of your body’s toxins. One of the most significant benefits of a cardiovascular routine is the immediate effect it can have on your mood.

 

6. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.


It’s simple. Sleep helps recharge your body, making it more resilient to stress. So the next time you’re feeling foggy, hit the hay.

 

5. Create a holiday playlist.


Nothing makes you feel merry and bright faster than songs (think “Winter Wonderland” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”) and with good reason: research shows that listening to music can crank down stress hormones, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and kick your anxiety to the curb. So make it easy to listen to holiday songs by creating a playlist, or by visiting your favorite music streaming website, then playing it
in the background while you wrap gifts.

 

4. Press here for peace.


Feeling flustered? Sneak into the bathroom during the festivities and do this quick acupressure move: apply firm pressure to the fleshy place between your index finger and thumb for just 30 seconds; this can reduce stress and tension in your upper body. So if you start to feel overwhelmed by the holiday chaos, give your hand a squeeze and take a deep breath.

 

 

3. Pamper yourself.


You’ll be surprised what a DIY facial with REJUVENIQE™ and a deep moisturizing hair treatment with Replenish Masque can do for your mood. Let’s face it; when you look good, you feel good.

 

2. Eat mood enhancing foods.


It’s proven that junk food can make you depressed (not to mention fat!). Healthy nutrients like whole grains and protein can improve your mood and give you long-lasting energy. Foods effective for reducing stress include those high in omega-3 fats, like almonds and salmon. Drink coffee? Limit your intake. While studies have shown that some coffee during the day can offer health benefits, too much caffeine will make you jittery and can lead to a crash.

 

 

1. Disconnect.


Turn off your phone! Cell phones stress you out, there’s no question about that.Too much talk and text can even raise your blood pressure. Sometimes we all need a break from being “connected,” especially if you work in network marketing. Our advice? Designate a time each day when you aren’t on-call and power off, play with The Kiddo, or take a nap.

 
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5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Everyone

 

Nothing beats an I-made-an-effort-to-find-something-perfect-for-you gift. Here’s a quick list with a few of our favorite gift ideas this year that will surprise and delight the special people on your nice list. thrive this winter.

 

Rainbow LED Showerhead.


This cascade of fun is just magical and you don’t have to be a teen to enjoy it. No matter what anyone says.

Cool Shower Speakers.


Let’s go back to fun in the shower for a moment. With these water-proof speakers you can make washing your hair even more enjoyable. (Wink-wink.)

 

Mini Laptop Compact Mirror.



This may seem strictly feminine, but men need to check their coifs and smiles once in a while too! 

Cool MONAT style.


Visit our MONAT Gear store to select cool MONAT apparel and accessories for him and her. Click {here} to shop at the MONAT Gear store now!

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Gorgeous hair… by MONAT!


You didn’t think we were going to leave this one out, did ya? MONAT’s Systems are specially formulated to treat all hair types. So this year, give the gift of longer, fuller, stronger, younger-looking hair! Take advantage of MONAT’s gorgeous, limited edition holiday packaging, available for purchase with any product order, while supplies last. (The bonus? MONAT’s bottles and jars are so sleek and elegant, everyone will want to decorate their bathroom with a chic display of products!) 

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REJUVENIQE™

REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive


The science behind the proprietary formula


REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive’s exclusive ingredient is Abyssinian Oil. Abyssinian oil comes from the crambe abyssinica plant native to the Mediterranean and East Africa, and currently the oil is produced on Prince Edward Island in Canada.



Abyssinian oil is a 100% natural, non-gmo product.
This eco-friendly oil is fully biodegradable and free of any harmful additives.
Abyssinian Oil has a unique molecular structure that is not found in any other naturally occurring oil.

It has been shown to significantly improve the skin’s complexion and the hair’s luster through unique Omega 9 fatty acids composed of Erucic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid and Stearic Acid.

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In our search for a unique product unlike any other on the market, we began to meticulously engineer what has now become our signature blend. When it came down to buttoning up the formula for REJUVENIQE Oil Intensive, we chose Abyssinian Oil not only for it¹s remarkable rejuvenating properties, but also because of the way it is grown and processed. We are committed to ensuring our Abyssinian growers are using sustainable farming practices in their daily operations.

Where we source it from

We are committed to ensuring our Abyssinian growers are using sustainable farming practices in their daily operations. Farming these days is not a simple task, and many factors must be considered. All of our crops are grown on land with known, suitable cropping history and sustainable rotations with other crops. Abyssinian fields are identified and logged to provide a permanent record of previously grown and nurtured crops.



The production of healthy, viable Abyssinian relies on the planting of unmodified, high quality seeds. Through rigorous testing and evaluation, we select only the best hybrids available.

Oftentimes this method of producing multiple lots of seed allows us to personally choose the best seed available for producing the purest oil. We maintain and monitor all Abyssinian crops to ensure that there is no contamination with genetically modified organisms from other crops grown nearby.

How we’re giving back

Our production team is dedicated to moderating consumption of all natural resources through recycling, process improvements and innovations that minimize consumption while improving efficiency. We also give back a percentage of our profits to the farmers who grow and maintain our crops in the spirit of gratitude for our planet.


QUICK FACTS ABOUT HAIR LOSS

Did you know…?

  • According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Female Pattern Hair Loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, affects about 50 million men and 30 million women in the US.
  • Up to 40% of women in America experience hair loss.
  • It’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs each day.

Besides hereditary thinning or baldness, other possible causes of hair loss include:

  • Stress experienced due to traumatic events, such as the loss of a loved one
  • Nutritional deficiencies caused by low intakes of protein, iron, vitamin D, and calcium
  • Hormonal changes like those experienced during menopause
  • Illnesses or medical conditions such as thyroid disease, diabetes, lupus or anemia
  • Excessively pulling your hair throughout the years with tight ponytails, buns, and braids
  • Excessive use and application of chemicals such hair relaxers, perms, bleaches, and dyes

How MONAT Can Help

Excessive sebum in the scalp, often accompanying thinning hair, is attributed to general inflammatory conditions in the body. MONAT’s seven Treatment Systems have been specially formulated with key ingredient Capixyl™, which aids in hair regrowth and maintains a well-hydrated scalp. With Red Clover Extract, Capixyl can boost stronger, thicker and healthier tresses.

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*Testimonials are not a guarantee as to outcomes. Individual results may vary.

THANK GOODNESS FOR MONAT

Hair loss can be quite traumatic for many people, whether it’s temporary or long-lasting. Studies have shown that, particularly in women, hair loss can cause feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem, affect their day-to-day behaviour and even impact their social life.

Fortunately, you can count on MONAT to deliver the care and nourishment your scalp needs and maintain a healthy environment for hair to grow fuller and more beautiful.

A Safe Option

MONAT formulates its products combining only naturally-based, safe and effective ingredients that help recover the hair’s youthful appearance by increasing its density, boosting its growth, and making it stronger and youthful looking. Rest assured knowing that you will NOT —and will NEVER— find harmful ingredients in any MONAT product.


MONAT products do NOT contain:


  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • DEA/MEA
  • Phthalates
  • PEG
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Ethanol
  • Petrochemicals
  • Glutens
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Harsh Salt Systems
  • Harmful colors
  • Harmful fragrances


Go to MONAT’s product section to learn more.


 

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