Crimps, Braids & Accessories. Just a Few of our Favorite 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 plain 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 color? Bronde is the “it” color 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 color is stand-out-in-a-room gorgeous! If you go this route, or have this color naturally, make sure you keep it a pristine blonde with Colour Enhance Perfectly Platinum Shampoo and Conditioner to keep brassiness at bay.

Catch a Snowflake… and the Latest In Winter 2017 Fashion Trends

Temperatures are crisper and you’ve switched to a pumpkin flavored latte. So we rounded up our of-the-moment fashion favorites from the runways. Add some drama to your cool-weather ensembles by cozying up to a few of these key trends. You’ll look chic from work meetings to winter soirées.

Style and Hair Dilemmas Go Away!

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!
Fashion Week Inspired Do’s & Don’ts

Fashion Week Inspired Do’s & Don’ts

It’s not difficult to put together an outfit. Pair a top with a bottom and you’re done. But there’s a difference between regular outfits and outfits that make you feel like a million bucks. While everyone has their own distinctive style, a few new tips never hurt anyone. So to stay up to date on what to wear, here are some dos (and don’ts!) of dressing.
  • DO Try Denim in Unexpected Places: You can never go wrong with jeans or your classic denim jacket. However, one way to look 100% more fashionable this season is to test out denim in unexpected places like in a coat iteration or even on an accessory.
  • DON’T Go Overboard: While we love denim on denim, make sure you don’t go overboard with your alternative denim pieces.
  • DO Mix Textures: There’s nothing more forward-feeling and chic than mixing different textures like velvet, silk, cashmere and everything in between.
  • DON’T Look Like You’re Trying Too Hard: Mixing textures is great but make sure your separates still go together. Pay close attention to the colors and patterns so it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard.
  • DO Go For Statement Boots: Right now we’re flooded with amazing boots in a wide array of interesting and unique patterns and textures—perfect to help you stand out from the crowd.
  • DON’T Just Stick to Basic Black: While black boots will always be in style, a little change (cue: statement boots) never hurt anyone.
  • DO Push for the Unexpected: Nothing is better than pushing the boundaries when it comes to fashion—like pairing two seemingly different styles of clothing together (like a nerd-chic sweater with a femme skirt).
  • DON’T Wear a Costume: While going for the different is fantastic, ensure that you’re not just throwing together random items that scream costume!
  • DO Add Layers: Layering is not only crucial to keeping warm during winter but it’s also the simplest way to look put together and fashionable.
  • DON’T Forget about Proportions: While layering is undoubtedly chic, there is such a thing as too much layering. Make sure to watch proportions. Don’t bulk up too much with too many extra fabrics hanging about randomly.
When it comes to hair DO’s, low ponytails, ballerina buns, ultra-voluminous hair and the fringe cut are totally in. Use MONAT’s Sculpting Taffy to help strands stay in place!

*This blog was inspired by various fashion sources in the public domain.