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.
Switching it up and giving the Reverse Care Method a try? Share your before and after with us on social #MONATstyle!
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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.

Heavenly Hydrating Masque

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.

Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond!

Keeping Your Silver Hair Radiant All Summer Long
Hello, Gorgeous!
So you’ve just invested the time (and money) to enhance your hair to the perfect shade of platinum…just in time for summer. Your hair is bright and beautiful—and let’s face it—its shine is giving the sun a run for its money! Women of all ages are embracing these trendy silver shades and rocking them with class and sass! Whether you’ve been colouring for years, are a first-timer—or if you’re rocking your natural silver colour, it’s important to give your hair the TLC it needs to thrive!
So how do you make sure that your envy-worthy colour remains as bright and bombshell-esque as the first day you stepped out of the salon? Here are a few quick tips that’ll help keep your newly-coloured or naturally silver hair looking fresh and feeling healthy.
Handle with Care
Sizzling silver hues are sure to put a little extra ooh-la-la in your step! But keeping things in check means one thing—aftercare is officially your new best friend. Meaning, if you colour, you must reach for a proper aftercare routine. Otherwise you run the risk of having it fade and lose its luster, sheen and strength. Best tip ever? Aim for products that enhance silver and platinum hues. Many of these can be used daily and are the best way to care for your hair in between colouring touch-ups. A purple shampoo and conditioner are designed to revitalize your hair colour brilliance while neutralizing brassy, warmer tones that may start to appear over time.
Check out our fave aftercare line for platinum hair in action below:
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Avoid Extra Damage
When we colour our hair, we run the risk of damaging it, no matter the colour we choose. Bleach tends to make hair more prone to breakage, so it’s important to be aware of the daily things you can do to protect your hair from extra damage.
To avoid unwanted breakage, just say no to going to sleep with wet hair. Also, when it comes to styling with hot tools, always use the lowest setting—especially when you’ve just had a colour touch-up. And of course, with summer in full effect, always rinse your colour-treated hair with fresh water prior to dipping into a chlorinated pool or the ocean.
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Indulge in Deep Conditioning Treatments
Deep conditioning masks are the key to restoring strength, softness, and stability back to your hair after a colouring. Plus they’re a great excuse to sit back and indulge in a little R&R! Some masks can be used weekly or more, depending on how often you wash and dry your hair. These special conditioning sessions can also help to make your hair soft and shiny after vacations spent swimming and soaking up the sun.
Now that you’ve got the basics of keeping your platinum hair looking fresh, healthy and vibrant, get out there and show the world just how bright you can shine!
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Summer Forecast: Good Vibes & Great Hair

Protecting Your Hair From Damage
Ahhh, the sun. We worship it in the summer and pine for its warmth in the winter. Yet despite our love affair with that fiery ball of heat, the importance of protecting our hair from its damaging rays is a must. Unfortunately, the sun isn’t the only culprit we encounter that is ready to lay on the damage during our summertime fun. The ocean, lake and pool water can also dry it out, frizz it up—even fade the intensity of colour-treated hair. These three unruly amigos can also damage our scalp. (Ouch!) So before you step outside for some well-deserved leisure time, check out these easy ways to protect your locks all summer long.
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The Heat
It’s no secret that warm climates cause dry, brittle hair, or leave it frizzy and cause split ends. But don’t fret, there are ways to protect your hair without missing any of the fun.
The Fix: Choose wisely! Pick styling products with an SPF for extra protection as the weather heats up. Product can be applied to dry or damp hair before sun exposure. Try a nutrient rich hair oil in the morning before you head to the beach to protect your hair from the sun, then wash it out when you return in the afternoon.
Or if you’re feeling super low maintenance and choose to avoid the use of any heat styling tools, try an air dry cream. Wash your hair post beach, pool, or outdoor adventure, then apply a small amount of air dry cream and let Mother Nature do the rest.
And if you must use heat styling tools, use them on a lower setting. This is less harsh on your already-delicate hair. Be sure to utilize a solid heat protectant, conditioning spray or leave-in conditioner. These each act as a barrier between the hair and the heat, and help restore lost moisture.
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The Sea
The ocean houses some of the most beautiful sea creatures within its currents—including us during the summer! But unless you’re a full-time mermaid, the saltwater won’t be doing your human hair any favours. Saltwater is drying in nature and can strip or fade colour-treated hair with the crashing of a few waves. And if you spend tons of time in the water, it can also dehydrate your locks, causing it to become brittle and parched.
The Fix: If possible, always try and wet your hair with fresh water (pop under a beachside shower if available) prior to taking a plunge. This will help fend off the total absorption of saltwater. Post beach, try applying a hydrating hair masque. It will recharge dried out or heat-stunned hair and will replenish lost moisture, preventing frayed ends and breakage.
The Pool
The Pool
A dip in the pool is synonymous with summer. However, the chemicals used to keep that pool clean and swimmer-ready is another story. Chlorine will dry out your hair, stripping it of its natural oils. It can also significantly alter colour-treated hair, bringing out the bronze, dulling the blonde, and even producing unsightly green tones (yuck).
The Fix: If you’re spending time in the pool, take a simple step to avoid the possible ick. Much like prior to entering the ocean, wet your hair in the shower before you go for a swim (most pools have them on deck). This ensures that your hair is saturated with unchlorinated water first. If you’ll be spending tons of time in the water over the summer, try a leave-in treatment like a hydrating serum designed for long-lasting hydration.
There’s no need to limit your goals on the fun-o-meter this summer! Beach days and pool parties don’t have to be your hair’s worst enemy. Simply prep yourself before heading out and making the plunge—and come Fall—your (still) healthy hair will thank you!
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Father’s Day Styling Fit for a King

The suit makes the man.
This saying has stood the test of the time for a reason. There are few things better than seeing a tailored, well-coiffed man enter a room. But if we could add to it, we’d say excellent grooming is the final touch. Consider men like Marlon Brando, James Dean and Tom Ford. These classic men of culture and style embody our modern perceptions of confidence and masculinity. Whether he’s a blue-collar worker or a Wolf of Wall Street socialite, achieving that timeless, refined look begins long before slipping on shirts and knotting ties.
It begins with smooth shaves, beard trims and revitalizing shampooing and conditioning. Investing in your look isn’t just for you ladies—and that’s the lesson the modern man in your life can take from classic men of culture and style. We like to call this “rugged sophistication,” and as Father’s Day approaches, we’re offering a short guide to unlocking it in your modern man.
The Roots of Style
Every great look begins with great hair days. Ladies, you know better than anyone that even the most flattering hairstyles require healthy hair to really pop. The same goes for the guys! No matter how skillful the barber or stylist, men need good hair days to maximize their look—and the key to good hair days is healthy hair and healthy roots.
That requires caring for your hair from scalp to tip. Your guy may not want to spend a lot of time getting treatments and touchups to brighten his locks, which is why cleansing and conditioning the hair and scalp conveniently and efficiently is key. A good two-in-one shampoo and conditioner that cleanses and moisturizes is just the thing to add to his morning routine!
Going With the Grain
A man’s first shave is a rite of passage. It’s a step toward adulthood which lasts the remainder of his life. Whether he’s a daily shaver or prefers three-day stubble, few things are more refreshing than a clean shave. Conversely, few things can be more frustrating than a bad shave. Men are taught early on to invest in good razors and to shave with the grain for the best results.
But great shaves don’t end there!
Like the modern men in your lives, shaving has gotten more refined over the years. Nowadays, in addition to a great set of razors, your man also needs shaving cream that not only offers a close shave, but also soothes and moisturizes his skin.
Tame the Mane
Growing a beard is another rite of passage for men. Boys spend their entire adolescence tugging on their chin hairs until the peach fuzz fills out into a full beard. Beards are not only a mark of masculinity, they often complete a man’s look—in some cases becoming part of his identity.
One of the keys to maintaining beards is taming the mane. If you’ve ever embraced a man with a beard, you know how itchy it can be when his beard is dry and unruly. A lightweight, moisturizing beard oil is just what your man needs to ensure soft, warm snuggles this Father’s Day.
Break the Mold With Styling Clay
The idea of using hair styling products is taboo to many men. The man in your life may not want to feel like he’s working too hard to achieve his look. We understand, but the key to great looks is not looking like you’re using product on your hair. A great styling clay is just the thing your modern man needs to complete his look before he leaves the house!
With the right tools and vision, your modern man can achieve a timeless look!
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Wild & Free: Heatless Hairstyles for Summer

Dear June,
We know you’ll be here soon…and as one of our favourite months, we can’t help but love you and all of the fun adventures you bring our way! However, we also can’t help but grumble under our breath about the heat and humidity you deliver so effortlessly. (Thanks, but no thanks!)
Do we love your warm breezes and endless summer days? Sure. Do we love how easily our hair turns into a tornado-esque frizz-fest from all of that heat? Nope. Not one bit.
That being said, the last thing we want is to be using styling tools with even more heat! After all, summer is a time where less is more…sundresses, bathing suits, etc. So if you could please advise on how we can best tame our manes and keep our style looking summer-time flawless without the added heat of styling tools, we’d appreciate it!
Sincerely,
Sun Worshippers & Beach Lovers
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Dear Sun Worshippers & Beach Lovers,
I get it. As the month whose main responsibility is kicking off summer, I completely sympathize with your concerns! Your hair is your everything and styling it alongside the added humidity and heat lurking around can be challenging. But, don’t worry! There are great ways to stay stylish throughout my visit—without the burden of those hot styling tools. Check out a few tips on summer styling stunners that are sure to keep you looking fresh, beautiful, and far from heated!
Air Drying: Cool Styling for the Summer Heat
One of the easiest ways to handle your hair this summer is letting it air dry! So put your hot tools away and focus on your product instead. A great Air Dry Cream is a MUST. It will help tame that frizz and add some coveted volume once your hair is dry. Apply a small amount of product on wet hair and comb through to distribute evenly. Next, how about giving the ever-popular Beachy Waves style a try? This is an easy style that’s perfect to rock from sunrise to sunset.
Beachy Waves: Channel Your Inner Beach Bum
Beachy Waves are a beautiful and easy-to-create look that is perfect for summer. Here are two different ways to try this style:
Part your hair while damp and take small sections, twisting them away from your face. Twirl your hair until each section is complete. When your hair is fully dry, finger-comb or shake out your hair through lightly. This will result in beautiful, natural-looking waves!
Or you can create the same beachy look with loose braids. Create a loose braid on each side of your head. Remember, the tighter you make them and the longer you let them stay in, the more of a crimped looked you will get. When your hair is dry, undo your braids and finger-comb through to separate your hair. Finish with a light hairspray to keep your look in place. Voila! Beachy Waves are all yours!
Watch Air Dry Cream at work with Beachy Waves:
I hope these tips help create a frizz-free summer for you!
See ya around,
June
xoxo
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