Sizzling Summer Styles

Hair tutorials that’ll keep your locks lit
Summer’s delicious energy is quickly approaching, and we’re ready to mix things up with a few new hairstyles. We’ve gathered some of our favourite, easy-to-create hairstyle tutorials that we’re sure you’ll love. Give them a try and be sure to tag #MONATStyle on social media to show us your sizzling summer styles!
Faux Fishtail Braid
You can’t go wrong with the classic look of a solid Fishtail Braid, but sometimes pulling it off can turn into a daunting task. That’s why we love its just-as-cute cousin, the Faux Fishtail! It’s much easier to navigate, plus the end result is still the perfect look you want for days in the sun—or for those hot summer nights! Check out this tutorial for the perfect #FAUXFISHTAIL.
Try this look with Tousled Texturizing Mist
Knotted Half Up
Style with a twist is all about standing out with this trendy Knotted Half Up! Whether you want to dress up your daytime look or add an extra head-turning touch to your night time style, take a look below and learn to master this stellar summer style. #KNOTTEDHALFUP
Try this look with REJUVENIQETM Oil Intensive
Beach Waves
There’s just something about rockin’ those sexy, flowy, beachy waves that we just can’t get enough of! This easy-to-create style is versatile enough to take from day to night, yet simple enough to knock out in just a few minutes. Watch below and learn to make the perfect #BEACHWAVES!
Space Buns
Ready to feel a little out of this world? This go-to style is the perfect choice for that special summer festival you’ve been waiting for! With just a few twists, turns and tucks, you’ll be festival ready in no time. Check out this simple tutorial below and get ready to rock your #SPACEBUNS!
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Colour Me Good

Consider These Pre-Colouring Tips
Change is good!
We can’t fight the urge to try new looks, styles and colours as we cycle through the seasons. Whether you’re a first-timer or you’ve changed your hair colour more times than you can count, you’re about to take a magical journey! Matching the warmth and energy of upcoming summer days and nights is a must…and colouring your hair is a great way to do that! But first, we want to make sure your locks are prepped before receiving a makeover. So here’s a list of five things to consider before you jump into the colour pool!

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#1 Speak Up
Everyone’s hair has a past! Which is why it’s super important to share your hair’s history with your colourist prior to starting. A quick consultation gives them the best possible idea of the nature of your hair health as you enter the colouring process. It’s best to provide a solid history to get the best results possible…so put on your thinkin’ cap and jot down any colouring, processing or damage you recall. Don’t be shy to mention things you disliked about previous hair colours either. Your hair will thank you!
#2 Prepare Your Hair
Ideally, you want your hair to be as healthy as possible before your appointment. It’s the best way to prevent breakage that may occur during processing. Here are a few ways to prep your hair:
Ditch the dead…definitely get a trim to remove any split ends before you colour. Healthier hair always responds better to colour.
Applying a hydrating hair mask all over your strands about a week before you go in to get your colour done is always a good idea, too. This hydrates your hair from root to tip and preps it for the colour process.
On the day of (or night before) your appointment, making sure your hair is squeaky clean is key. Use a clarifying shampoo to remove any excess product that may be lingering…because a clean palette is the best way to obtain the truest colour and best results.

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#3 Have Patience
Always consider the level of change you’re seeking with your new colour. Big changes like going from brunette to blonde take time—and a transition like this is best done over multiple appointments. Too much at once could burn your hair. Yikes! So be patient. This allows the hair to be processed with the least amount of breakage and damage. The result will be beautiful hues that were well worth the wait!
#4 Use Shampoo & Conditioner Designed for Colour Treated Hair
One of the golden rules of hair colouring is you MUST change your shampoo and conditioner to those designed for colour-treated hair. Doing this maintains your bombshell hues, as well as the overall health of your hair.

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#5 Be Natural
Once your colour is complete, be sure to keep things natural and avoid heat styling for at least a few days post processing. Letting your hair air dry is also a great excuse to boast that beachy wave look we all love…which is also perfect for warm weather!
Remember to have fun with your colour! Be adventurous and remember that with the proper care, your newly coloured locks will be one of your most favoured summertime accessories. Happy colouring!
Check out these MONAT faves for pre- and post-colour care:

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Things Are Heating Up! Who’s Ready for Some Sun, Sea & Healthy Hair?

As fresh, warm breezes finally reclaim their spot, we are happy to say that winter is on its way out! That means it’s time to peel away those heavy layers and get outside for some fun in the sun. And with a little planning and some great products, your hair will never have to fall victim to the sun, sea and everything in between.
Sweat it Out
Keeping your hair in-check as you sweat it out perfecting your beach body may sound like an impossible task, but nothing says refreshed tresses like a quick, easy, and oh-so-fab dry shampoo. Whether you’re working out in the gym or hiking the great outdoors, you can benefit from this water-free, time saving treatment. Designed to freshen your hair, absorb oil at the roots, condition and add volume, dry shampoos extend your style on non-wash days and is adaptable to all hair types. Working out doesn’t have to mean a tangled nest atop your head post-workout!

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Channel Your Inner Mermaid
Jumping waves? Perfecting your cannonball? Spring and summer is all about spending countless hours basking in the water, but that doesn’t mean your hair has to suffer. Sure, salt water and chlorine are far from our faves, but leave your worries on the shore…hydrating masques are ideal to fight the funk from salt water and chlorine!
A moisturizing masque quenches thirsty hair and ensures vibrancy, while helping shine and manageability. Supplying an immediate moisture surge from roots to tips, these ultra-hydrating masques promote lustrous, healthy-looking hair full of bounce, body and shine. Most masques offer gentle formulas that detangle, too – making them the ideal treatment for all hair types!

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Staying Smooth as You Set Sail
Nothing quite beats the ocean breeze whisping through your hair on a sunny day, right? But boat rides, jet skiing or other water sports could mean a frizzy, tangled mess after a day spent among the waves. Keep your hair smooth and protected by applying a solid leave-in conditioner before you splash-in for the day. A nourishing leave-in conditioner can revive each hair strand, tame frizz and flyaways, and prevent tangling as you head back to shore.
Healthy, luscious hair is possible to maintain no matter how much time you spend working out, playing in the water or basking in the sun. With a little planning and some great products, making (and keeping) the health of your hair a priority this spring and summer is super simple. It’s time to take advantage of the warmer days ahead…so get up, get outside and get moving!

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Protect Your Locks & Complete Your Look With These Exciting Products!

No Sweat Summer Hair Prep

Hello warmer weather!
Sun-kissed days spent outdoors are just one of our favourite things as spring finally makes its debut and slowly turns into summer.
But just as you protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, it’s important to give the same attention to your coveted locks.
The surefire benefits of prepping your hair for the upcoming warmer-weather elements won’t go unnoticed! You’ll experience enriching nourishment, long-lasting shine, rejuvenation of your hair and scalp, plus longer-term age-prevention results.
Handle It! Preventative Care.
Getting a handle on your best warm-weather hair means utilizing a preventative care routine that protects your tresses before you even head outdoors. Working an oil treatment into your weekly to-do list is a great way to get solid results. Plus, these treatments are very versatile and can be used in a few different ways.
When used as a pre-shampoo, you’ll get protection designed to help shield your hair from the elements, while continuing to strengthen it. Plus, it’s super easy to apply. Just place a generous amount to dry or damp hair and scalp. Leave on for 15 minutes; rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition as usual. Your hair will be ready and set to go!

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Hydrate! Soak It Up.
The bad news is the sun is a moisture-draining monster! The good news is oil treatments are also a great way to keep your hair properly moisturized. Apply a generous amount to damp hair and scalp. Then, place a warm, moist towel around your head and leave on for 30 minutes. Be sure to use this time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little “me time” before rinsing thoroughly. Then shampoo, condition, and style as desired.
Stay Smooth & Fight the Frizz
And what would summer weather be without high heat and humidity that so lovingly causes all sorts of frizz? For those of you fighting the summer frizz, a weekly oil treatment also acts as an anti-frizz leave-In finishing treatment. Add a small amount to hands and apply to hair after styling, concentrating on the midshaft and ends. The result is freedom from frizz and a healthy, smooth shine!

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Let’s Recap!
Our warm weather playgrounds may be loaded with salt water, chlorine, and other environmental factors that can really do a number on our hair – but there’s no need to suffer with dry, damaged, thirsty locks. The power of advance preparation and proper product application can help build and maintain hydrated, nourished, healthy hair from spring straight through to summer.

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REJUVENIQETM Oil Intensive or REJUVENIQE light by MONATTM are two great nourishing oil treatment options for acquiring and maintaining enviable locks — from the moment you step onto the sand, to the very last day of summer!
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Cheers to Your Scalp Health!

Bad hair days? Nobody’s got time for that. But if you want to make great hair days the rule and not the exception, you’re going to have to make time for that. Split ends, breakage and heat damage get all the shine when we talk about improving our hair. But we (literally!) have to get down to the roots to sport the shiny, bouncy healthy locks we all want. Strong, healthy hair begins and ends at our scalps. Flakes, itchiness, oily roots and more are often direct results of poor scalp health. Fortunately, we can improve scalp health with a handful of helpful products and quick routine changes. Hair care is self-care, so let’s make improved scalp health part of our goals this year.

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1. Weekly moments of clarity.
From skin care to diets, a good cleanse can be extremely beneficial to your look and wellness. The same applies to your scalp health. Weekly cleanses are a fast, easy way to treat your scalp and restore your hair’s natural shine. A quality cleansing shampoo removes environmental toxins, oil, grease, and clingy hair product build up your hair catches every day. MONAT Clarifying Shampoo is just the thing to add to your hair care routine. It rejuvenates your hair, restoring your its natural bounce and shine.

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2. A shampoo a day keeps split ends away.
Cleansing once per week is important, but what about the other six days? They’re just as important too! The first step toward growing lovely locks is repairing what you’ve got at the root. That often requires the right restorative shampoo to protect your hair from sun damage and innovative blends that strengthen your scalp. MONAT Intense Repair Shampoo checks these benefits off and more. It’s also infused with REJUVENIQE™ and antioxidants to unlock your hair’s natural bounce and beauty.

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3. Conditioned for success.
Great hair without a great conditioner is unheard of. A good conditioner adds volume to hair and moisturizes your scalp to transform fine, limp hair into full, vibrant locks of love. Few products revitalize your hair better than MONAT Revitalize Conditioner. Safe for coloured hair and extensions, you’ll turn heads and break necks if you add this to your scalp health routine.

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4. Get into pre-shampooing.
Pre-shampooing is an increasingly popular way to re-invigorate your locks and restore its natural moisture and sleekness. If you’re experiencing breakage and split ends, pre-shampooing protects your hair from the harshness of water to help provide a healthy-looking shine. REJUVENIQETM Oil Intensive or REJUVENIQE light by MONATTM is a great option for this! You can apply it to wet or dry hair as a pre-shampoo treatment, and it can easily be shampooed out as part of your morning routine.

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5. Take your vitamins.
Everyone knows vitamins sustain your health and your skin, but they can do the same for your hair, too! Infused with vitamin A, biotin, zinc and more, S3 by MONAT is specifically formulated to help strengthen hair. Nutrient deficiencies are the root cause of a number of issues with hair, and S3 is a holistic response to many of them. Replenish your natural bounce, shine, and fullness from the inside out.
Dry shampoo has a ton of different uses! It’s like a cornucopia in a can! Read on!

6 Ways to Use Dry Shampoo!

We think of dry shampoo and we think of something that can get rid of some hair oiliness and get us through an extra day or two before a much-needed shampoo. Well, who knew but dry shampoo has a ton of different uses! It’s like a cornucopia in a can! Check this out!

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Post-Gym Pick-me-up
Toss a can in your gym bag and keep it there. After a workout, dry shampoo can serve as a style refresher and provide some needed fragrance to your hair. Get rid of that sweaty “I just worked out” smell pronto! A great dry shampoo to try is THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo, which is formulated with agrana rice starch and doesn’t leave any residue behind.
Give Me Hair Volume!
Because of the texture of dry shampoo’s ingredients, it can actually be used as a volumizer on clean hair! Yessire! Hold up different swatches of your dry hair around your head, concentrating on your roots. Then mist your roots with dry shampoo, give a pass with your blow dryer, tousle with your fingers and voila! Suddenly it looks like you’ve got more hair!

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The Perfect Styling Aid
Dry shampoo will provide texture and “grip” to your freshly washed hair, which can sometimes be too soft to effectively create different hair styles. Try using some mists of dry shampoo on your clean hair before braiding or styling an updo and see how the hair stays in place better.

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Spike It Out!
Yes, if you have short hair, dry shampoo can do wonders! Apply it throughout your hair, muss it up a bit and you’ve created that to-die-for impish, perfectly disheveled look in no time flat.
Stop Those Slippery Bobby Pins
If your bobby pins are always sliding out of your hair, you can stop that on the spot by spritzing your hair first with some dry shampoo and then putting the bobby pins in. They’ll stay put and you can stop adjusting them all day long!

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Eyebrows Too Flat?
Yes, dry shampoo can help your brows too. Spray a bit on your finger, gently rub on your brows and then brush them up. If you use coloured dry shampoo, putting it on your brows will also give more definition. Cara Delevigne, here we come!
MONAT, the breakout hair care brand, is introducing a new premium collection of hair styling products called MONAT STUDIO ONE™ that enhance performance, respect the environment and celebrate individuality.

Introducing MONAT STUDIO ONE™— A Premium Styling Collection Inspired By Your Life Luxuriously Fashionable

Blowout boutiques, brow bars, mani-pedi salons, spa retreats. Beauty and hair care have moved beyond just products to becoming full-on lifestyles and a social culture where your products and your looks reflect every facet of your life and style.
MONAT, the breakout hair care brand that embraces modern nature, has captured the moment beautifully in a new premium collection of hair styling products that enhance performance with innovative, groundbreaking technology, respect the environment by saying “no” to toxic ingredients and animal testing — and celebrate individuality and personal expression.

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“Developed specifically to inspire women around the globe to celebrate their individuality, their unique hair character and their personal style. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ gives women exciting new products that help address their specific hair needs and create the latest looks quickly and easily — so they can get on with their lives,” says Deborah Hicks, VP of Global Product Management & Strategy, MONAT.

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To bring the new MONAT STUDIO ONE™ collection to life, MONAT is opening the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ experience — a signature salon onsite in MONAT corporate HQ. The new state-of-the-art studio will be part styling salon, part creative lab where MONAT STUDIO ONE™ products will be showcased in action creating new looks for MONAT fans and family. Stay tuned for details!
MONAT STUDIO ONE™ is introducing two revolutionary styling products that capture the essence of this premium collection by addressing two of the most common and critical needs women have with their hair — frizz and protection when using high-heat styling tools.

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The collection’s first product, MONAT STUDIO ONE™ FRIZZ-FIX SMOOTHING PRIMER, formerly an Only For You (previously called Anti-Frizz Smoothing primer) bonus, is a leave-in treatment designed to use after shampooing and conditioning to help control frizz, defend against humidity, guard against pollutants and protect the hair surface from damage while styling. It delivers 12 hours of smooth sleek looks and powerful perfection. Frizz has met its match. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ FRIZZ-FIX SMOOTHING PRIMER is perfect for all hair types: straight, wavy, curly, coily.

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Next in the line is MONAT STUDIO ONE™ THERMAL PROTECT STYLING SHIELD. This professional-quality styling prep product is formulated to create a powerful level of protection for hair when using high-heat styling tools including curling irons, hot rollers and flat irons that can reach up to 450F/232C in temperature. Protects all hair types and textures when straightening, curling and styling with high heat. It can do this because it has an advanced heat defender technology that absorbs and dissipates heat onto the hair when styling. A blend of plant-based actives provide a high performance, yet gentle matrix that shields the hair fiber against moisture loss and damage caused by thermal treatments and high temperature styling tools, while providing a smooth, silky feel and improved shine.

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Also, two former MONAT products will now be included in the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ collection—MONAT STUDIO ONE™ REFINISH CONTROL HAIRSPRAY, known for defining layers and adding volume without weighing hair down, and MONAT STUDIO ONE™ THE CHAMP™ CONDITIONING DRY SHAMPOO, which knocks out greasiness and lets locks shine. Why? Because they are premium styling products that truly reflect the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ premium experience.

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Sleek and chic MONAT STUDIO ONE™ packaging design reflects the dynamic modern lifestyle of the fashion forward MONAT woman. Matte silver bottles are accented with high-gloss polished chrome caps and the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ logo makes a bold signature statement front and center.
Just in time to sleigh it with the hottest holiday hairstyles or indulge all the beauty lovers on your list with luxurious gifts of MONAT. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ sets the tone for an unforgettable holiday season and steps out into the new year with a stunning new styling collection.
Watch these Beauty Insiders and MONAT STUDIO ONE™ commercials and check out what’s in store for you!
A Hair And Skin Supplement Can Really Help!

A Hair And Skin Supplement Can Really Help!

MONAT has raised the bar in hair nutrition with the supreme proprietary blend of S3. Each of the clinically proven ingredients work together synergistically to replenish the system of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss.

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Dr. Brent Agin, MONAT Scientific Board Member, reiterates this information, saying, “These days, with soil depletion and water depletion, you can no longer rely on getting all of your nutrients from food.” Dr. Agin recommends S3 Supplement Support System as a great supplement that promotes healthy hair as well as skin and nails.

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S3 is a precisely formulated daily nutritional. This exclusive proprietary daily nutritional includes clinically proven ingredients, including:
  • OptiMSM®
    A rich source of sulfur and a key component of collagen and keratin that supports the structural integrity of the hair and skin.
  • ACTIVAloe®
    Improves the elasticity of both the hair and skin. Helps to improve the appearance of aging skin and hair.
  • EVNolTM
    May promote hair growth and increase the amount of hair in individuals experiencing hair loss.
  • VITAMIN A
    (as beta-carotene) – Counteracts Vitamin A deficiency which is common in people who are experiencing hair loss.
  • BIOTIN
    Provides structural support to the hair shaft and follicle.
  • ZINC
    Contains anti-aging properties which are beneficial to hair health.
“When it comes to supplements, the biggest difference is attention to safe natural ingredients,” Dr. Agin continues. “There are so many products for hair and nails that it is very hard for consumers to figure out which ones are reputable with safe ingredients. Without any governing body that weeds out the bad companies and products it is up to the consumers to figure this out. MONAT removes the guesswork for the consumer.”
Are Your Hairstyles Picked Out For Your Holiday Parties Yet?

Are Your Hairstyles Picked Out For Your Holiday Parties Yet?

It’s getting to be that time of year. With so many events and parties to go to during the upcoming season there’s always the question of how to do your hair! So we thought we’d take a look at the biggest social media app there is – Instagram – to see what’s trending. Here are a few bombshell looks that will take your breath away…and everyone else’s in the room too!
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This unbelievably gorgeous look was posted on @curriehair’s post. The glam look was created by @Michellepritchardhair of #currieglenmills. Isn’t it simply to die for?
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Now look at this, will you? @straight_ahead_beauty shows us an awesome #triplebun that is really simple to do. Make three ponytails, twist each into a bun and then pin each bun to your head. How easy was that? And what an unusual style to show for it.
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@karma_hair_beauty not only shows us a stunning look but how to put it together. Anyone can do it and isn’t it just gorgeous? This is a real show-stopper.
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This one takes the cake! Conceptually it’s so easy to do but the end result is wowsa! Made by @hairbysaretta at Blue Water Salon, all you need are some satin or flower scrunchies (yes, scrunchies, they are back!) and you’ve got it made!
Check out our Instagram for more inspiration. You’ll have more than you ever dreamed of to help you get through this holiday season in super style!
MONAT also has many holiday looks for you to try. Check out our new looks in #MONATstyle Hair Tutorials. Each tutorial tells you exactly how to style your hair in easy-to-follow steps. Try one!
For example, here’s #ChicTopKnot for the holidays. This is one look that never goes out of style and it’s really simple to do!
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The #KnottedHalfUp is another awesome holiday style that is easy to do and unusual. Try it yourself!
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There are many more fantastic hairstyles to take from at #MONATstyle Hair Tutorials so be sure you take a look. You can stop traffic this holiday season!
Wild And Wacky Halloween Hair Styles To Try!

DIY Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween costumes come in themes, depending on what’s going on in pop culture or even politics that year. This year you can expect to see a lot of Meghan Markle, and anyone (or thing) from a platinum Xtina to the iconic Lady Gaga to the always popular witches even to Game of Thrones players. But as anyone knows, the most important thing in a costume is the HAIR! We’ve got a few styles for you that go with any outfit and are fun, fun, fun!
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This is one totally wicked witch! Will you look at what this hair looks like, with all the bands and jewellery? It’s easy to style too! Just go to a party store or even a flea market, scoop up some spooky necklaces, and use a lot of black and white makeup. Be sure to use some Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to keep everything firmly in place.
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No matter what year it is, an 80s costume never goes out of style! Whether you’re rocking Tina Turner, Olivia Newton John or just an 80s look, you definitely need the right do! Put on some red lipstick, do some massive teasing with Refinish Control Hairspray (try a side tease this year for something different) and throw on a pair of oversized earrings or Spandex and you’ve got your look!
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Zombies are always popular Halloween looks, especially because the makeup can be so wild. Check out this braided and crimped mane! It might take some time to weave the tiny braids on the top of the scalp and then use a crimping iron on the rest of your hair, but oh, the end result is so worth it! Here’s where some Reshape Root Lifter can really give you a boost. And don’t forget to paint some fake blood on your neck and décolletage!
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Dressing up in red, white and blue like Harley Quinn of DC Comics is a perennial favourite for Halloween! You can take it to the limit like this girl did and even use one of those “1 day only” hair colour sprays to turn your hair red and blue! Use Tousled Texturizing Mist to give your hair…however you do it!…some super texture!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
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