Fantasy Color Hair

Chasing Rainbows at Any Age
Watermelon Sugar. Vanilla Lilac. Fruit Juice. Red Chocolate.
No, we’re not talking about taming your sweet tooth…we’re taking about delicious fantasy hair colors! From young souls to old souls, fantasy colors are a tasty way to express your personality and make a dramatic, bold statement. Vivid, standout hues with even more standout names will put a new spin on your look—no matter what your age! Imagine rockin’ stunning shades of yellow, pink, purple and blue! Capturing the entire rainbow within the strands of your hair has never been easier and more on trend.
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Ageless Color Fit For a Queen
Much like a free-spirited heart that leans toward vibrant shades, color truly has no age! With so many color options and application styles, you can always find a shade and style that will keep things fun and classy…even for those headed to the workplace each day. Think of adding tactful bursts of color or go all-in with an overall dye. Silver and platinum hair are trending…meaning it’s actually kinda cool to “go gray”! These hues are at the subtle end of the fantasy hair spectrum, but the silver hues are sure to leave an impression. Or try opal hair, which pulls in many colors of the rainbow all at once, as an application of pastel shades are applied once the hair is lightened.
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Channel Your Inner Princess
Feeling young, wild and free? You’re not alone! Fun, festival-driven hair colors are making their way into the spotlight this summer. Bold pinks, purples and even greens are some head turning options to help loosen the color boundaries you’ve set for your hair—and give something fun a try! One of our faves is sunset hair…which is as lovely as it sounds! It blends the vibrant and warm colors of the sunset, including orange, deep purple and bright red. Feeling super adventurous? A full rainbow coloring will have you catching the attention of everyone this summer!
Embracing the Color Bug…Properly
If there’s one thing color enthusiasts of any age have in common, it’s a love of change! Now that you’ve picked your color, keeping it classy can be a piece of cake! Big changes (often times) mean big steps…and taking your hair from average to bold means that your hair will need to be pre-lightened or bleached. This will give your new bold hues a fresh pallet on which to settle in and your colors will appear as vibrant and clear as possible.
Depending on your color choice, processing times will vary. Keep in mind that multi-step lightening and coloring will mean a few appointments with your favorite stylist…to properly ensure your new color explosion can be created properly. It all depends on your current hair color, length, thickness, and color history.
Got the color bug? Check out our Colour Enhance lines with a variety of options to keep your bold shades vibrant and healthy. Be sure to share your new look on social using #MONATstyle!

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Colour Enhance Brilliant Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner

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Summer Braidspiration

Get Sun-kissed and Twisted
Picture this…
Warm days. Hot nights. Waterfront views. Out of office messages.
Yep, the lazy days of summer have come a-knockin’ and we are ready to sit back and relax! But indulging in some well-deserved R&R doesn’t mean your hair can’t look fab while you’re soaking up the sun or getting into some good trouble during your outdoor adventures!
Now is the perfect time to show off your personal style with some easy-to-create and maintain braids. Braids are a stylish and fun way to keep your hair up, up and out of the way…with an added dash of sass! Plus, braids are the perfect accessory to take your hair from day to night, while keeping things tamed against the (unavoidable) humidity. Here are a few of our favorite braiding styles that will keep your hairstyle sizzling all summer long.
Side Braid
Choose your best side and get that #SIDEBRAID in motion! The side braid offers the ultimate effortless look. It is very versatile and truly can be the ultimate braid chameleon. You can take it from elegant to bohemian, or just plain ol’ fun and flirty! Check out one option for a gorgeous side braid created in just a few seconds.
Featured product: REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive
Double Braid
Ready to have everyone doing a double take as you saunter along that sandy shore? Unique, trendy and just all around stunning, this #DOUBLEBRAID is what we like to call a triple threat. This particular style boasts two braids that are formed on one side of your hair. They are then linked seamlessly into your ponytail. The result is an unforgettable look that we’re sure will become your next favorite! Watch how to create this look below.
Featured product: REJUVABEADS™
Warrior Princess Braid
What’s better than a summer romance? Tapping into your inner princess with a hairstyle worth writing home about, that’s what! This #WARRIORPRINCESSBRAID is both simple and complex while boasting an effortless energy of confidence and beauty. Perfect for those oceanside sunset nights that turn into sunrise mornings! See how this stunning twist on a natural look is created.
Featured Product: Tousled Texturizing Mist
Now that you have some gorgeous braiding styles to add to your vacation to-do list, get up, get out, and get sun-kissed and twisted! Share your styles with us…tag us at #MONATstyle!
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Lighten Up! Preparing Your Hair to Go Blonde

There’s no better time than summer to give your hair a lighter touch! Going from brunette or black to sun-kissed blonde can be life-changing! But you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared before jumping into a newfound color pool. Here are a few things to consider before diving into your exciting new look.
Giving Yourself the Green Light
It’s normal to be nervous as you consider which shade of blonde you want to rock. But remember…change can be a very good thing! Once you’ve picked your favorite hue, consider your hair health before coloring. Is your hair damaged from styling? Split ends? It’s a good idea to get a trim prior to coloring. Knock off all those dead ends so that you can add your new color to a nice, healthy slate.

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Leave it to the Pros
Can you go blonde in the privacy of your own home? Sure. Nothing’s really stopping you. However, when it comes to making a drastic color change, it’s best to leave it to the pros. This is the best way to avoid damaged locks and any unwanted mistake—some you may not even realize you’re making, should you choose to DIY. Besides, your stylist lives for transformations like this! Plus, you’ll know your hair will end up the way you envisioned it. So sit back, relax and let your colorist work their magic! P.S. Be sure to bring pictures of what you like and don’t like so everyone is on the same page prior to processing.
Lighten in Stages
Transitioning from dark to light takes time. The last thing you want to do is rush the stages of processing and damage your hair. It’s normal to schedule more than one appointment to reach your desired shade of blonde—you’ll have to give your hair a rest for a week or so in between dye jobs, so plan accordingly. Patience pays off, trust us! You’ll avoid unnecessary breakage, dryness and all the other hair baggage that no one wants to carry around.
Homecare is Key
Now that you’ve officially gone from Jackie O. to Marilyn Monroe, you must give those newly lightened locks tons of TLC at home. Definitely opt for some quality color care shampoo and conditioner. These will help keep your color protected, plus looking shiny, healthy and vibrant as long as possible.

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For keeping your newly blonde color in check, we love Colour Enhance Brilliant Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner.
Ready, Set, Blonde!
Everyone’s eyes are drawn to light, so get ready to be noticed as you set out to conquer the world as a blonde! Making the switch from dark to light? Share your new look on social #MONATstyle!
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Our Fave Four Hippie Chic Looks from Coachella 2019

Hippie hair don’t care! Coachella 2019 came to a close last weekend, and we’re still feeling the good vibes. From the smooth tunes to the funky fashion, we were loving every pic and vid that captured the action. Of course, it’s the fun hairdos that really made our eyes pop and feel a sense of FOMO. Even watching from afar, we knew we had to put together a list of our favorite hippie chic ‘dos!
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Playful Pigtails
Pigtails aren’t just for the playground. Coachella was peppered with girls unleashing their inner flower child while dancing the day (and night) away with fun, playful pigtails! The best part about rockin’ pigtails isn’t just that they’re cute and low maintenance…this easy-to-do style is also perfect for Coachella and festival season because they’re made for second-day unwashed hair. A good dry shampoo will carry you through the weekend without a worry. Give these double bubble pigtails a try!
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Twisted Ponytails
Twisted ponytails were another popular Coachella look ꟷ and for good reason! This fun and functional style keeps hair off your face and provides a new twist (literally!) on typical ponytails. We’ve got just the thing if you want to try it out yourself, too. One of our favorite hair tutorials is the #TwistedPony. Be sure to hashtag it and #MONATStyle if you rock it this summer at a festival!
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Space Buns
Space buns in the sun was another great Coachella look. Style is cyclical and this popular 90’s look popped across our social feeds throughout both weekends. Space buns are kind of a bolder look, making them less than ideal for day-to-day styles…but perfect for free-spirited festival weekends. They’re also easy to put your own spin on, and we LOVED every new variation of this classic look.
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Feelin’ Wavy
A lot of our favorite styles made a splash at Coachella with waves. Waves really capture the energy of festivals because they’re effortless trendy. Does anything say, “I’m Coachella ready!” like some sweet scrunchy curls that are the right amount of messy? We don’t think so. Check out our #WetMermaidWaves tutorial and give it a shot. It’ll definitely give you that festive, “Woke up like this!” look.
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Give Your Locks a Dry Run This Summer

Air Drying is SO Hot Right Now!
We love the summer weather…but the days are hot enough without the added heat that comes alongside our daily hairstyling routines. But there’s good news! Letting your hair air dry and flow freely without the added heat of a blow dryer means you can effortlessly rock your style all season long! If you’re a newbie to this au natural styling technique, check out some of the useful tips below.

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Product Perks
First things first, air-drying doesn’t give you the green light to be lazy! You’ll still want to apply product to help set your hair, which will add some volume and reduce unruly frizz once your hair is dry. Apply a small amount of product on your hair while it’s damp—we LOVE a good Air Dry Cream! Comb through your hair to distribute evenly. This will help tame your locks and keep your style smooth throughout the day.

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Say Yes to Styling
While the idea of free-flowing your way through the day sounds delicious, to achieve the best air-drying results you must still style your hair. Don’t worry, there are simple and quick ways to add style, which lend most of the work to the air dry itself.
Try twirling your hair into a tight bun when damp. When your hair is fully dry, release your bun and finger-comb through lightly. This will result in beautiful, natural-looking waves.
Another look is putting your hair in two loose braids as it dries. Just be wary of how long you let your braids stay in, to avoid a more crimped look. Undo your braids and finger-comb through to separate your waves. Hello, beachy waves!

Hands-Off!

Hands Off!
Once you create a beautiful style—like twisting your locks into loose curls or waves with your fingers—you’ll need to be hands-off after that for the best results. Don’t run your fingers through your hair or brush your hair excessively as it dries. This will cause the hair to frizz. Sit back and let it dry on its own. Then, give it a little shake loosely with your fingers to separate your waves. To finish your look, add a generous mist of texturizing spray or hairspray and you’ll be good to go! Try some of these free-flowing styles and be sure to share on social media #MONATstyle!
Check out some Beauty Insider tips for using MONAT Air Dry Cream:
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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 favorite, 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 REJUVENIQE® 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 simply tutorial below and get ready to rock your #SPACEBUNS!
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Color Me Good

Consider These Pre-Coloring Tips
Change is good!
We can’t fight the urge to try new looks, styles and colors as we cycle through the seasons. Whether you’re a first-timer or you’ve changed your hair color 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 coloring 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 color 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 colorist prior to starting. A quick consultation gives them the best possible idea of the nature of your hair health as you enter the coloring 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 coloring, processing or damage you recall. Don’t be shy to mention things you disliked about previous hair colors 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 color. Healthier hair always responds better to color.
Applying a hydrating hair mask all over your strands about a week before you go in to get your color done is always a good idea, too. This hydrates your hair from root to tip and preps it for the color 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 color and best results.

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#3 Have Patience
Always consider the level of change you’re seeking with your new color. 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 Color Treated Hair
One of the golden rules of hair coloring is you MUST change your shampoo and conditioner to those designed for color-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 color 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 color! Be adventurous and remember that with the proper care, your newly colored locks will be one of your most favored summertime accessories. Happy coloring!
Check out these MONAT faves for pre- and post-color 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 warm weather!
Sun-kissed days spent outdoors are just one of our favorite things as spring 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 preparation and proper product application can help build and maintain hydrated, nourished, healthy hair.

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REJUVENIQE® 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 colored 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. REJUVENIQE® 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 to help keep it from thinning. 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.
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