Crimps, Braids & Accessories. Just a Few of our Favourite Things

Trendsetting is a year-round endeavor. But there’s one week in particular where the eyes, ears and interest of fashionistas the world over land in one place: New York Fashion Week. It’s a week where style innovation meets reimagined classics. Where catwalks extend from the runway to Broadway. Where setting the scene means being seen in creatively layered ensembles and understated hair accessories. New York Fashion Week 2019 offered this and more in an atmosphere we can best describe as extra – in all the right ways. Let’s take a look at all the ‘dos, styles, and perfectly extra trends that defined the week.
Crimping Is Back
Style is cyclical and after New York Fashion Week, we couldn’t be more ready to Crimp Like It’s 1999. There are a few fun reasons we’re excited about this trend resurfacing. First, modern twists on throwback hairstyles – we’re sure our middle school selves will be jelly of our 2019 crimps –is fun! Second, crimping offers a moment for individuality because no two crimps are created equal, so it’s all about finding the aesthetic that works for you! Search the hashtag #CrimpedHair on Instagram for some inspiration. Be sure to share YOUR do as well with the hashtag #MONATStyle!
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High Ponytails Are Out
Ariana Grande made the high ponytail trendy, but we’re saying “thank you, next” after New York Fashion Week 2019. Low ponytails captured the buzz – and our attention – and we’re here for it. Low ponytails are versatile while capturing stylistic simplicity. They work with almost any outfit whether you have straight, wavy, or curly locks. And because most low ponytails are styled loosely, you can probably kiss ponytail headaches goodbye. Check this cute look out!
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Hair Accessories…So In Right Now!
No outfit is complete without the perfect accessory. Well, the same goes for your hairstyling! Or, better yet, days when you don’t actually feel like styling. A sweet headpiece or accessory is the perfect thing for those days when you’re running around town from the bank to the supermarket, but still want to look cute. The runways and sidewalks of New York were peppered with girls rocking simple buns or straight, layered styles with their looks complemented by head scarves and bandanas.
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Our biggest takeaway from New York Fashion Week is that we should all feel free to be a little extra, have a lot of fun, and be all the way stylish.
Did you see anything here you’ll be working into your look soon? We’d love to see it! Give us a follow on Instagram or like us on Facebook, and be sure to #MONATStyle when you post your pics!

Take A Hair Cue From The Oh-So-Fabulous 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

Hair is always on our mind, isn’t it? Now it’s the end of the year and you just might be searching for a last-minute hairstyle for New Year’s Eve. Or you want to know what’s trending so you can be sure you’re totally on top of it in the New Year. Or…maybe you simply just want some sort of hair change.
Well, we’ve got options for you! What’s more popular when it comes to beauty than the ubür-famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? In December, the show aired on TV with 60 gorgeous and lanky models strutting the runway in out-of-this-world lingerie with equally fantastic hairstyles. Let’s take a look and see what they tell us!
Long, Loose Curls Will Always Be In!
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You simply can’t go wrong with wavy loose curls. It’s knock’em dead gorgeous, especially when your hair is in great shape…and that means smooth and shiny. Try MONAT’s Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection to keep your hair shiny and luscious curl-ready!
Tight Curls Rock!
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Beautiful curls always say “happy.” And they’re back after being on hiatus for so many years. Nothing says fashion forward like a halo of well-defined tight curls. Prevent them from frizzing out with Restore Leave-In Conditioner and then, after drying with a diffuser, use some Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to place them just where you want them
Bronde Is Back!
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Thinking of changing your hair colour? Bronde is the “it” colour again, a blended mixture of blond and brown that looks like, well, bronde! It was all over the runway at this show so take a hint and off to your salon you go!
Go Tousled or Go Home!
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A combination of windswept and beachy waves, tousled is as free-spirited and carefree as it gets! This look is especially great for above-the-shoulder hair (or hair you’re growing out). And what product could be more perfect for this look than Tousled Texturizing Mist, which will give you just the right amount of swirling texture!
Light Blonde Is a Guaranteed Head-turner!
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There’s just nothing like a towhead! This colour is stand-out-in-a-room gorgeous! If you go this route, or have this colour naturally, make sure you keep it a pristine blonde with Colour Enhance Perfectly Platinum Shampoo and Conditioner to keep brassiness at bay.

Hottest Hair Colors for 2018

When it comes to hair, color is IN! 2018 brings brighter, bolder and spicier shades. It’s very 80’s but definitely back in style.
But importantly you have to go with what looks best with your skin coloring. If you’re pale skinned, the icy look is for you, like platinum, a perennial favorite. If you have warm undertones, go for a warm buttery blond or caramel auburn.
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Buttery Blonde
Here, our fav celeb Reese Witherspoon rocks a buttery blonde. Her hair looks multi-dimensional and inviting. Who wouldn’t want a color like this?
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Brunette to Caramel Balayage Is Taking Over the Browns
Balayage remains hot on the radar but now it’s with warmer shades. Jessica Biel’s balayage goes from very dark roots to warm caramel, spanning the spectrum of color and turning heads as she walks in the door.
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Platinum Is A Scene Stealer
Have you noticed how many celebs are going platinum blonde? It. Is. The. Rage. Whether it’s Cara Delevingne’s pure icey platinum or Zoë Kravitz’ slightly warm pixie platinum or Kate Bosworth’s sandy blonde platinum, this color is keeping hair colorists busy everywhere.
Ready for a change but not ready to go full force? Think about enhancing your current hair color with a shampoo made for what you have now. MONAT’s COLOUR ENHANCE products help you play safe by not depositing any real pigment but rather, upping the ante on what you’ve already got. They are formulated with botanical antioxidants and MONAT’s most exclusive plant-derived color enhancing ingredient blends for brilliant results that enrich colour and heighten shine. Whether you’re blonde, brunette or platinum, MONAT’s COLOUR ENHANCE line has a shampoo and conditioner duo just for you!

Have You Gotten Your New 2018 Hairstyle Yet?

The year is a month old, winter is at its worst and the doldrums have set in. Need a pick-up? Nothing can change your mood faster than a new do. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get on trend for 2018. We’ve picked out some of the most popular styles and haircuts for this year. Whether you want to announce to the room “I’m here!” or go subtle, there’s an option for you.

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Curtain Bangs Are BIG BIG BIG!
Curtain bangs, called that name because they part like curtains, are on the top of the radar. Not sure? The style is up 600 percent in search on Pinterest! What’s so great is that this this versatile fringe style is an easy way to make your current look…well, look new! Parted down the center and with longer hair than regular bangs, it’s a synch to avoid the awkward bangs grow-out stage when you want to move on.

When you’re styling curtain bangs, use a small round brush and a finishing spray to keep them in place, like Refinish Control Spray.

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The Grown Out Pixie Has Grown Up!
This is a longer version of a classic pixie. Besides being oh so fab on its own, this style is wonderful for transitioning from super short hair into something longer. It has a lot of texture to it so whip out some BLACK Groom Styling Clay to get those piecey pieces just right!

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Playful Fringe Is So Much Fun!
Combining long, eye-grazing fringe with a sleek bob is totally on point for 2018. The best thing about this haircut is that it can easily be tailored to your personal style and features. To ensure the fringe has just the right volume, blow that hair forward when you step out of the shower to prevent any cowlicks in the front. When blowing your whole head dry, use a round brush and direct the hair forward, toward the face. Top it up with some dry shampoo like THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to give it a little oomph!

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The Lob Has Transformed Into the Long, Layered Lob
Everyone loves a lob, regardless of how it’s cut. But the long, layered lob has stolen our hearts this season. It falls to just below the shoulders and has varied lengths of layers to create lightness and texture. If you want, keep your bangs longer and angle them to soften the face. After using a curling iron to get very loose curls, scrunch your hair up a bit using Tousled Texturizing Mist to give the layers a softer wave.

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Expanded Curls Are the Rage!
This cut is for the bold of heart! It’s so popular you’ll be seeing it on the runway and in the supermarket! While the cut is key, the style calls for using the diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to bring out the natural curl and help them literally stand out! Apply a bit of REJUVENIQE™ Intensive Oil throughout your hair to enhance the curls and given your hair a bit of a luminosity.

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The Grown Out Shag Is Having Its Day!
While the shag came back last year, it’s now all grown up! This new, longer style has long, shaggy layers with longish bangs that have a center part. The beauty of this style is that the layers blend together so as your hair grows longer, it looks intentional, not like you overslept your salon appointment! Once you’ve curled your hair in once-inch strands, use Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to muss it up a little for a lived-in look.

Style and Hair Dilemmas Go Away!

Spring is here and with it comes new trends. But sometimes making the trends work for you personally can pose a challenge. What to do?
For example, the power print typical of Wall Street executives was reimagined in stylish ways by front row regulars at the shows for spring 2017. The latest take on the boardroom staple? Roomy wide-leg pants and feminine, slouchy silhouettes.But what if you’re too short? Well, here’s how to work around this dilemma. If you can’t wear long pants, rock the trend by wearing a fresh pair of culottes that cut right below the knee. Now, what if you consider yourself too wide for slouchy silhouettes? Cinch the waist! There’s not much a cinched waist can’t fix!

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When it comes to hair, sleek, shiny and parted in the middle is big this spring. But this only works if your hair is healthy. That means no frizz. We get frizzy hair when the cuticle layer is lifted up and moisture goes through, inflating the strands and making your hair look dry and, well, frizzy!
To get a smooth and silky look, use a treatment before you shampoo to hydrate and soften the cuticle, like MONAT’s REJUVENIQE™. You can use this nourishing oil once a week as well as an oil treatment to give your hair the moisture it desperately needs to smooth out the frizz. You also can take an old toothbrush, spray it with hairspray, like MONAT’s Refinish Control Hairspray, and gently brush it on any wisps and flyaways to make them lie down.
Another spring hair trend is the “hair flip.” Flip your hair from one side to the other and you create natural volume. But what if your hair is simply flat flat flat? Sometimes using the wrong products, ones that are heavy and thick, could be causing your flatness. Or using conditioner all over your hair instead of just mid-length to ends can weigh it down. Find out about MONAT’s Volume SystemRevive Shampoo, Revitalize Conditioner and Reshape Root Lifter—to give your hair height and a lot of oomph!
See? These spring trends are doable. You just need to know the tricks!