Halloween Hairdos From Spooky to Sexy

Try These Easy, Halloween-Ready Styles
Costumes get all the attention when Halloween approaches. But whether you’re a Wicked Witch or a Naughty Nurse on Oct. 31, no costume is complete without the right hairstyle! With Halloween creeping up fast, we’ve got just the thing for you. Check out these four Halloween hairstyles sure to complete your costume. No tricks, just treats!
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Zombie Cheerleader
While “sexier” costumes have increasingly grown in popularity, we still think there’s a place for scarier looks…while still keeping things cute! This zombie cheerleader look is a perfect example of that. It’s scary, creative, and requires the right TLC on your locks to create pin curls for that perfect “undead” look!
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The Marilyn
Halloween is an opportunity to pay homage to icons of pop culture! Few women are more iconic than Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn captured eyes and hearts with her confidence, vigor and always-perfect hair. The Marilyn Monroe is timeless, so you could probably wear it any time of year. But it’s sure to make you pop this Halloween! Plus, all you need for this look is rollers (applied to wet hair) to get the wavy look and a comb to part your hair. Hold your style in place with a flexible hairspray. We love MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Strong Flexi-Hold Hairspray with REJUVENIQE™ to keep things in place with long-lasting hold.
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Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn has enjoyed a surge in popularity (especially around Halloween) due to the recent films in which the character has been featured. Spunky and sarcastic with a heavy sprinkle of dangerous, Harley Quinn is the perfect choice for those seeking edgier costumes. Pigtails and a good dry shampoo like MONAT STUDIO ONE™ THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo are all you need to achieve the ideal second-day hair to properly rep the Harley Quinn.
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Greek Goddess
Ancient Greece is known for many things, their intricate braided hairstyles and pantheon of gods among them. How about bringing both of those together this Halloween? Choosing the right braid and dress combination is an easy way to create an eye-popping costume. Plus, with so many Greek goddesses like Artemis to Aphrodite, there are plenty of options from which to choose when people ask who you’re dressed as!
Will you be trying one of these styles for Halloween? Share your pics on social with #MONATstyle! We’d love to see them!
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Rise, Shine & Slay

Making back to school mornings a breeze
Every minute counts in the morning, especially when you’re balancing all that your daily routine entails! Make sure you (or your little ones) make it to school before the morning bell by cutting out the extra time spent styling your hair. Check out these tips to help make back to school mornings a breeze!
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Tangle Free Mornings
A good detangler can be a lifesaver for those stubborn knots and tangles. If washing hair the night before, a detangler works great to leave hair more manageable in the morning. Plus it won’t leave your hair feeling greasy or weighed-down. Get up and go! We love MONAT Junior Gentle Detangler.
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Go Heatless
Ditch the heat styling tools and go heatless instead. With the help of a few styling products, a beautiful braid, sleek ponytail or a twisted top knot bun are stylish alternatives to messing with straighteners and curling irons in the a.m. Click here to watch a killer Twisted Top Knot come to life!
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Add Your Favorite Accessories
If you’re keeping things simple with a quick ponytail or your go-to side part in the wee morning hours, why not add some extra style by incorporating some of your favorite accessories? Try a decorative headband to top off your pony and finish the look. Or you can’t go wrong with adding some trendy barrettes with a little bling to glam up a simple side part.
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Make a Statement This Fall

Fall into the season with a new pop of colour
Cooler weather, outdoor festivals and pumpkin spice…all this and more make fall one of our fave seasons! Autumn is also the perfect season to embrace the power of change. All the brown and red hues are an ideal backdrop for a new do!
You can go for a minor change like highlights or lowlights—or make a bold statement with an overall colour change. Whichever route you choose, let your new colour be your best accessory this season!
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Face Framing Highlights
Many of us want to go darker as soon as fall rolls around. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, going just a tad lighter can really make your hair pop. And going brunette with face-framing highlights are just thing for that! First, you’ll want a very rich, brunette base before applying your highlight. Next, you’ll want to paint your lighter highlights around your face for the pop and glow effect you’re seeking. It brings the right amount attention to your face and is a fun way to lighten up your fall look without going all-in on a brighter style!
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Chocolate Brown
Cinnamon-flavoured treats and scents are the first to come to mind when thinking about fall, but when it comes to your locks, we think you should consider chocolate. Insert yum here! Choosing a rich, chocolate brown shade is great if you’re looking to go a bit darker without dipping your locks all the way into the dark end of the colour pool. Chocolate brown will also offer you a vibrant fall glow you can complement with the right shade of bronze makeup. Give it a shot!
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Cherry Red Ombre
Ombre has been among the hottest trends the past few years. We think it’s only fitting for you to combine this hot trend with a hot new look and colour! Red is always a striking look, and you’ll have one of the season’s most eye-catching styles with this look! Warm and fun, you can complement your cherry bomb ombre hair with a variety of makeup techniques and outfits!
Be sure to share your new Fall colours on social #MONATstyle.
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Get Your Hair Fall Ready

Post-Summer Hair Repair Starts Now!
It’s time to get fab for fall!
Let’s face it, not matter how much you may think you catered to your hair over the sweltering summer days spent in the sun, sand, and sea—the season probably still did a number on your hair. Now that fall is officially on its way, it’s time to do some damage control to ensure you step into the new season with healthy, beautiful locks.

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Shed your summer ends with a trim! Not only will this remove any split ends and damage that may have crept up over the last few months, but it will encourage growth and look nice and crisp. Plus, who doesn’t love the feel of a fresh cut?

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Hydrate Like a Champ
Feeling thirsty? Your hair probably is. It’s time to quench your hair’s thirst with a solid hydrating mask designed to correct dry, dull, lifeless hair. A good hydration masque is a must for those broken, brittle tresses. Using one a few times a week will provide a much needed moisture surge. We love the Heavenly Hydrating Masque With REJUVENIQE S™.

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Add a Pop of Colour
Ginger, Caramel Gold, Toffee and Chestnut. No, we’re not talking about our favourite flavours of cheat- day dessert. We’re talking cool colours for fall! There’s nothing quite like rocking a brand new colour to welcome a brand new season. If you’re planning on adding a pop of colour, be sure your hair is properly prepped to avoid any damage. Try a Clarifying Shampoo to wash away any impurities or buildup. Just be sure to wash your hair 12 to 24 hours before your colour. This way, your hair will be clean, but will also keep some oil in your scalp to create a protective barrier against staining or possible irritation.
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Every Man For Himself

Showcase Your Style on National Men’s Grooming Day
It used to almost be taboo for men to take pride in their appearance. But things sure have changed! Not only are more men making time for self-care, many male celebs are trendsetters for modern style, fashion and grooming. Tomorrow is National Men’s Grooming Day, and we thought this was an ideal time to celebrate some of our fave male celebs who set the standard every day. Of course, we’ll also offer some tips for the men in your life as well.
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Style it Like Beckham
While David Beckham was establishing himself as a soccer superstar, he was also embracing his status as a fashion icon. The 44-year-old ex-footballer, now retired, has maintained his place as one of the world’s best-groomed men. For Beckham, it all starts with his willingness to try new things with his hair. You’ve probably seen him sporting everything from brush ups, pompadours and comb overs. While a great hairstylist is important in achieving these looks, they also require a commitment to styling yourself every day. And for that, you need a good styling clay.
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Your Mane Man
Beards are a mark of masculinity and no one sports a better one than Jason Momoa! Whether he’s leading the Dothraki in Game of Thrones or playing the King of the Seven Seas in Aquaman, Jason’s signature feature continues to gain notoriety. Few people are more closely associated with a specific feature than Jason is with his beard. What makes it so special? It’s more than just the rugged look his manly mane offers. His beard is always well-kept, healthy and shiny. We’re certain a good beard oil is part of Jason’s daily routine.
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Cutting Close to the Grain
While full beards are a mark of masculinity, few looks are more classic than the close shave. If your man has ever had a classic barbershop straight razor shave, he can speak to how refreshing and relaxing of an experience it is. But it’s more than just the feeling of renewal that makes these shaves so popular. They also leave your face feeling soft and smooth for days. It’s one of those things men wish they could recreate multiple times per week—rather than a few times per month. Henry Cavill, star of Man of Steel, is known for his always clean cut, coiffed look. We’re certain he uses the best razors he can find, as well as a cream shave meant to sooth the skin with each use.
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Tend to the Skin You’re In
There’s a lot a guy can do to ensure he looks his best, but good looks begin with great skin. Ladies, you can attest to this! Whether the man in your life shaves everyday or prefers three-day stubble, a good aftershave to prevent razor bumps and moisturizing will keep him looking handsome and youthful. Few men offer better evidence of that than John Stamos. Every time we see John it looks like he just wandered off the set of Full House. Like many men, John prefers a 3 o’clock shadow and stubble along his chiseled jawline. A good aftershave and moisturizer is definitely a component of his grooming routine.
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Dangerous Curves Ahead

Make a Splash with Wet Mermaid Waves
Mermaid season is in full effect…and there is no better time to rock some luscious #WETMERMAIDWAVES! Think luxuriously deep waves that’ll make you stand out—bringing your free-spirited soul straight to the surface.
This trendy, fresh-from-the-waves look is easy-to-create with a few simple twists of your curling iron and some stellar styling products. Check out how to create this beach-inspired style that can seamlessly take your look from day to night.
Here’s how to get the look!
Products mentioned:
REJUVENIQETM Oil Intensive
MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Refinish Control Hairspray
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Psst…You’ve Been Washing Your Hair Wrong

Get the Scoop on Getting it Right
We regret to inform you that you’ve been washing your hair wrong.
Ok, well maybe not completely wrong! But did you know that there is a cool little technique called the Reverse Care Method that works for anyone looking to repair damage?
Let’s face it, between colouring, heat styling, over processing and more, we can put our hair though some pretty serious war zone activity. This snazzy technique is a great way to switch up your daily hair care routine for some stellar results and gorgeous, healthier-looking hair.
So What is the Reverse Care Method?
The Reverse Care Method is pretty much as simple as it sounds. You start with your conditioner and then use your shampoo second. Nice and simple. We like that!
Reasons to Put it in Reverse
If you are a fan of styling products (who isn’t?) any clogged hair follicles or product build-up will head for the hills using this method. Giving your shampoo and conditioning the ol’ switch-a-roo may help you to achieve better results overall than the traditional shampoo then condition.
Applying conditioner first will create a protective film over your hair. Don’t doubt the power of that protective film either…because it’s keeping your locks safe from damage and split ends. It also works to prime your hair before you cleanse, allowing shampoo to distribute more evenly. You’ll notice soft, silky hair with plenty of bounce.

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The Reverse Care Method can also help with lack of volume, dryness, frizz, or damaged hair. It going to nourish your hair without flattening it—a nice little bonus for fine hair. We love the Restructuring Collection for optimum results using this method.
Take a Look
Check out the Reverse Care Method in action below, which highlights the use of conditioning first.
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Advice From our Expert!

Three Ways to Improve Your Hair Health
Strong. Shiny. Healthy.
The hair of your dreams can be brought to life with a few simple adjustments to your daily routine!
For some expert advice on the best to-dos for improved hair health, we reached out to Laura Dale, our resident haircare expert and MONAT Director of Product Education. Read on to learn how to get and keep your hair health in-check!
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Keep It Natural
Naturally based products are a great way to give your hair the proper TLC it desires, without the added yuck of harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients. By opting for these types of hair products, you are investing in both an eco-friendly market, as well as yourself! Laura shared some of the benefits of choosing naturally based hair care products.
“Naturally based ingredients provide amazing results! Products infused with plants and essential oils are rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients that are highly compatible with your skin and hair. As a result, your hair looks healthier instantly with long-lasting shine, all without using harmful silicones that build up in your hair.”
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Decisions, Decisions! Choosing the Best Shampoo & Conditioner
Choosing a shampoo and conditioner can be overwhelming—if you don’t know what to look for! Consider this…every head of hair has different needs, so you’ll want to pinpoint yours before you choose.
Maybe you need hydration or volume. Or maybe some strength or colour care is knocking at your door. Laura explained a few reasons why choosing the right cleaning and conditioning duo makes a big difference in the overall health and appearance of your hair!
“Everyone’s hair is unique. Finding the right shampoo and conditioner that works for you is the key to unlocking your hair health. MONAT offers a variety of Systems and Duos which are great for lots of hair types. But many people also create their own Systems or pairings for Duos that work for them. For example, if you have colour treated hair, you’d want a moisturizing rinse-out conditioner. But if your hair is also curly and prone to breakage, you may want to pair it with a volumizing shampoo.”
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Healthier Hair From the Inside Out
If your mom’s voice echoing the reminder “You are what you eat!” is lingering in your mind…well, she was right! Your hair’s beauty, strength and shine starts from within. A diet full of healthy fats, proteins and vitamins is the highway to healthy hair. Laura shares some of the best go-to eats to keep your locks supercharged!
“You are what you eat! That saying applies to your hair as much as your body. Maintaining a balanced diet including eggs ꟷwhich are a great source of protein and biotinꟷ and quality seafood like salmon will enrich your hair. If you’re interested in vegan options, berries, avocados and sweet potatoes should be a staple of your diet.”
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Get a Hold on Humidity!

Styles to Humidity-Proof Your Hair this Summer
High humidity got you down? Good news…the frizz stops here! Combining an easy-to-create hairstyle with the right products will serve up a smooth, summery style you can take from day to night.
Of course no style is complete without the right products to keep them in check. After you’ve chosen your go-to style, top it off with a hairspray designed to hold hair and fend off humidity.
Our new MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Strong Flexi-Hold Hairspray is your ultimate partner-in-crime in fending off humidity this summer. Not only does it block humidity for up to 72 hours, it offers a stronger hold while leaving hair touchably soft!
Check out these styling tutorials that show quick and creative humidity-proof styles for you to rock this summer. It’s a breeze to keep your hair looking fresh—and not have to flee to an air-conditioned safe-zone as the heat and humidity amp up the volume!
Twisted Top Knot
Stylish and downright chic, the Twisted Top Knot is an ideal summer look that keeps frizz and flyaways under wrap, whether you’re bayside, oceanfront or anywhere in between.
Ballerina Bun
Grab your bobby pins and get ready for an all-time classic. The Ballerina Bun will not only keep your hair up off your neck, it leaves no room for humidity to creep its way into the style.
Snatched Up Pony
Who doesn’t love a pony? A favourite anytime of the year, this Snatched Up Pony has a little more edge with its sleek, sexy look.
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Highlights of Summer

Keep Your Summer Locks in Line
Summer hair, don’t care? Not quite! Summer is here, and we know your haircare adventures are just as important to you as the eventful trips you have planned. Deciding which way to go with your hair is as big a decision as booking your flights to tropical locales. It’s not to be rushed!
Colour melting, balayage, and ombre (or sombre, for a lighter touch) highlighting techniques are among this year’s hottest trends…and we’re sure many of you are already sporting these techniques. So, we want to give you a quick guide on how you can enter summer in stride and protect those fresh new highlights all summer long!

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Shampoo. Condition. Repeat.
Balayage highlighting is the hottest new trend! For those who don’t know, balayage is a “hair painting” technique which adds subtle brightness to your hair. Balayage techniques are perfect for anyone hoping to create the perfect blonde hues. Keeping this look on lockdown until Labour Day (and beyond if you wish) requires reducing brassiness to maintain those perfect tones!
As with most looks, the right shampoo and conditioning routine is the key here. The optimal combo will boost your lustrous highlights and enhance your colour.

MONAT Colour Enhance Brilliant Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner

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Un-Mask Your Hair Health
We all love experimenting with new colours and highlights, but hair damage is often one of the residual effects…and no one’s got time for that! So how can you achieve the highlights you want without damaging your locks? Moisturizing masks!
Moisturizing masks are one of hairstyling’s best kept secrets—and we’re letting it out! Moisturizing masques rejuvenate your hair and can revitalize your color offering you the bright highlights and healthy-looking hair you crave.

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Super Moisture Masque

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Tint Back Tips
They say blondes have more fun, but brunettes will also get their day in the sun for summer! While going blonde for summer is common, many of you blondes are deciding to go darker. Going from blonde to brunette is an intricate process stylists call “tint back.” When done correctly, your new look is more natural and healthier. Of course, you’ll want your new brunette tint back to last as long as possible, and hydration is the key to that!
Hydrated hair holds colour better and prevents colour fading. You’ll want to utilize hydrating shampoos, conditioners, masques and more to keep your hair feeling quenched and looking beautiful during summer’s driest periods.

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