Spring 2016 Hair Styles

With spring already he and summer just around the corner it’s time to think about what the latest hairstyle trends are going to be. While you’re working towards that beach body don’t forget to work on keeping your mane healthy, strong and gorgeous all season long! 

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Side Swipe

As you know, MONAT is not just for women! We’re loving the rugged sophistication look paired with a side swept hairstyle. We can bet you’ll be sure to turn heads at the beach, or the ballpark. It’s totally up to you!
 
After washing hair with BLACK 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner, rub a dime-sized amount of BLACK Groom Styling Clay between hands and apply all over hair. Add height and volume by blow-drying upwards and to the side using a medium-sized round brush. To add shine, rub two drops of REJUVENIQE™ between hands and apply directly to ends. Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray
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The Sleek, Sexy Ponytail

Exude “Sophisticated Sleekness” with the high, pushed-back ponytail. 
 
Apply REJUVENIQE™ to prep hair for an updo. Use a nylon and boar bristle brush to smooth strands. Smooth the sides with ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy then spritz on Refinish Control Hairspray. Lastly, take a small section of hair from underneath it and wrap it around the bungee to conceal its appearance for a chic, pulled-together look. 
 
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The Breezy Bombshell

Warm up your look for the season! 
 
First prep hair by washing with your favorite MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner. Next, towel dry hair to reduce frizz. Spray a concentrated amount of Tousled Texturizing Mist to strands as evenly as possible. Pro tip: emulsify the product in your hands and scrunch it into the hair if it makes it easier for you. Next, add a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ to hands and spread evently throughout ends. Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray

MONAT’S PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Introducing MONAT’s BLACK Cream Shave, a rich and velvety lotion that provides the smoothest, most comfortable shave of all. This soothing shaving cream was specially formulated for a man’s manly face, but we’re pretty sure it will be love at first try for the ladies as well!

PRODUCT DETAILS
NET 6 FL OZ (178 mL) e
VIP Price if purchased individually: $22 USD / $30 CAD
VIP Price if purchased as part of MONAT BLACK (which includes four products): $84 USD/ $110 CAD
DOES NOT CONTAIN

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  • Phthalates
  • PEG
  • DEA/MEA

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  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Harsh salt systems

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  • Harmful colors
  • Harmful fragrances

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Be sure to include the BLACK Cream Shave for your hubby with your next order… and be sure to throw in a few extra for yourself!
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But since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, why not give the men in your life the gift of smooth and refreshed skin and youthful, healthy-looking hair with the NEW System for Men, MONAT BLACK! Besides the Cream Shave, this System includes:

Aftershave + Moisturizer – A silky smooth balm that helps soothe skin, minimize ingrown hairs and provide excellent skin hydration, while calming the burning sensation and skin irritation experienced after shaving.

Men’s 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner – Same great formula, sleek new look! This complete 2-in-1 system cleanses, conditions, and nurtures the scalp to maintain its essential moisture. It helps boost natural hair growth and improve follicle strength to reduce hair thinning.

Groom Styling Clay – A versatile and lightweight styling clay that provides pliable hold, aids in the creation of textured looks, and helps make fine hair look and feel thicker.

FEEL LIKE NEW WITH A NEW HAIR DO

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Have you ever left a beauty salon feeling wonderful and confident, or frustrated and uncomfortable? Studies have shown that our hair can have a great impact on how we see and feel about ourselves, and even on how we behave in social environments. A hair style can even alter the perception that other people have of us. But that’s ok, diversity is a beautiful thing! And hair can be so versatile and fun, that by changing your style you can easily reinvent yourself over and over again.
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We see a lot of this among Hollywood stars. They have good and bad hair days, just like us, but they’re constantly setting the pace for new trends in fashion, hair and makeup, and many times they are the ones who inspire fashion designers. Good thing awards show season is just getting started and we can get a few ideas from what’s ‘in’ now!
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At the Golden Globes for example, we saw a few really pretty cool hairdos, some of which are not hard to put together at home, like Eva Longoria’s old-fashioned low chignon, Rachel McAdams’ high pouf, and Taraji P. Henson’s messy side coif. We loved these for their elegant simplicity and full of body-ness!
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And you know what can definitely help you add more body and volume to your locks? You got it: MONAT! Each one of the MONAT products and Systems are specially formulated to nourish your hair and scalp and help you have visible longer, fuller, stronger, youthful-looking hair.

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So if you’re looking to feel like new this New Year, why not go for a different hairdo?

Wave That Ponytail Hello
Who says all ponytails are created equal? It’s time to shake things up, whether you have straight of curly hair.
  • After washing your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo and conditioner, spray Reshape Root Lifter directly to roots and apply Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy throughout ends.
  • Whip your hair to the front and blow dry downwards.
  • Divide your hair in medium-sized sections and use a curling iron to shape each one from roots to ends (be careful not to get the iron too close to your scalp).
  • Separate the curls with a flat, thin-bristle brush and hold your hair in a ponytail at desired height, without flattening the top to keep the waves all over.

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No More Braids, Thank You
Time to give your hair and your scalp a breather. Gently remove the tight braids and use MONAT daily to nourish every strand, give your mane a healthy shine, and avoid freeze.
  • Apply a generous amount of Replenish Masque on all your hair and scalp and leave in for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo and conditioner, apply the Restore Leave-In Conditioner and towel dry by sqweezing out excess water. Do not rub-dry!
  • Rub a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive between hands and apply throughout your hair ends. Repeat if needed.
  • Blow-dry on low heat using your hands to maintain the shape of your curls.
  • Finish with a few extra drops of REJUVENIQE™ as needed.

 

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The Hipster In Me
Be daring. Be bold. Be [the real] you. Besides looking cool, a good short avant-garde trim will remove split ends and help your hair gain strength and bounce.
  • After washing your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo andconditioner, spray Reshape Root Lifter directly to roots and apply Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy throughout ends.
  • Use a medium-sized round brush to blow-dry your hair upwards. Do not flat-iron.
  • Rub a dab of the Sculpting Taffy between hands and use your fingers to style your hair to one side, preserving height.
  • Finish by spraying Refinish Control Hairspray all over.

 

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New Year, New [Self-Loving] You!

January is Self-Love Month, right before the nationally celebrated month of getting struck by Cupid’s arrow and loving others… Coincidence? We think not : -). We’ve all heard that, to be able to love others, we need to first learn to love ourselves. What a great mindset to start off the New Year! But what is “self-love”, really? We asked colleagues and friends what “loving thyself” meant to them and we got pretty cool responses. Here are a few of our faves:

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WAYS TO LOVE THYSELF

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When you truly love yourself you don’t get the urge to feel superior to others. Instead, you see other people’s experiences as an opportunity to learn about life… And in the end, you’re less judgmental and more compassionate not only towards them, but also towards yourself.
Ironically, I used to “love” myself by not caring about my appearance, because to me, this was a way of “accepting” myself, but I was very shy and insecure and I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. That all changed once I committed to taking care of my body -from the inside out and from head to toe!
Pamper yourself, exercise, smile to stranger, read a book, open the door for someone, take a break, educate yourself, eat chocolate without guilt, don’t say no to everything or yes to anything… To me, it’s the simplest things that make us feel good about ourselves!
Some people are so proud and think so highly of themselves that they never accept when they’re wrong. I think that when you have self-love, you are confident and brave enough to be humble and say “I’m sorry”.

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It’s not about ignoring your flaws, it’s about embracing them… Don’t love yourself despite your imperfections, love yourself with your imperfections!

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Everyone

 

Nothing beats an I-made-an-effort-to-find-something-perfect-for-you gift. Here’s a quick list with a few of our favorite gift ideas this year that will surprise and delight the special people on your nice list. thrive this winter.

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Rainbow LED Showerhead.
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This cascade of fun is just magical and you don’t have to be a teen to enjoy it. No matter what anyone says.
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Cool Shower Speakers.
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Let’s go back to fun in the shower for a moment. With these water-proof speakers you can make washing your hair even more enjoyable. (Wink-wink.)
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Mini Laptop Compact Mirror.

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This may seem strictly feminine, but men need to check their coifs and smiles once in a while too! 

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Cool MONAT style.
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Visit our MONAT Gear store to select cool MONAT apparel and accessories for him and her. Click {here} to shop at the MONAT Gear store now!

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Gorgeous hair… by MONAT!
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You didn’t think we were going to leave this one out, did ya? MONAT’s Systems are specially formulated to treat all hair types. So this year, give the gift of longer, fuller, stronger, younger-looking hair! Take advantage of MONAT’s gorgeous, limited edition holiday packaging, available for purchase with any product order, while supplies last. (The bonus? MONAT’s bottles and jars are so sleek and elegant, everyone will want to decorate their bathroom with a chic display of products!) 

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QUICK FACTS ABOUT HAIR LOSS

Did you know…?

  • According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Female Pattern Hair Loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, affects about 50 million men and 30 million women in the US.
  • Up to 40% of women in America experience hair loss.
  • It’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs each day.

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Besides hereditary thinning or baldness, other possible causes of hair loss include:

  • Stress experienced due to traumatic events, such as the loss of a loved one
  • Nutritional deficiencies caused by low intakes of protein, iron, vitamin D, and calcium
  • Hormonal changes like those experienced during menopause
  • Illnesses or medical conditions such as thyroid disease, diabetes, lupus or anemia
  • Excessively pulling your hair throughout the years with tight ponytails, buns, and braids
  • Excessive use and application of chemicals such hair relaxers, perms, bleaches, and dyes

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How MONAT Can Help

Excessive sebum in the scalp, often accompanying thinning hair, is attributed to general inflammatory conditions in the body. MONAT’s seven Treatment Systems have been specially formulated with key ingredient Capixyl™, which aids in hair regrowth and maintains a well-hydrated scalp. With Red Clover Extract, Capixyl can boost stronger, thicker and healthier tresses.

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*Testimonials are not a guarantee as to outcomes. Individual results may vary.

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REVIVE YOUR HAIR

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Hair is not “just hair.” Hair is everything!
Well… ok, not everything, but at MONAT we care for hair as if it were.
After all, a good hair day has the strange power to put us in a great mood.
A bad hair day, not so much!

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This month, MONAT is featuring one of its most popular products, Revive Shampoo. So if a little pick-me-up is precisely what you’re looking for, do read on!

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The Revive Effect

Whether your hair is straight or curly, limp or wild, let Revive Shampoo pamper it for a touchably soft, manageable look.This gentle repairing cleanser plumps each hair strand individually, from the inside-out and from roots to ends, without ever weighing it down.

Revive Shampoo is recommended for all hair types and, as with all of MONAT’s products, it is safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair and extensions.

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[wc_fa icon=”circle” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Prevents oxidative stress

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What’s In It

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REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive

Helps protect from free radicals and balance natural lipid (oil) production.
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Capixyl™

Aids in hair regrowth and maintains a well-hydrated and healthy scalp.

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Procataline™

Lowers DHT (converted testosterone hormone) levels, helping fight hair loss from the inside out, and maintain the healthy environment necessary for new hair growth.

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Crodasorb™

Acts as a shield to protect the hair’s melanin (color) and helps extend the life of natural pigment as well as chemical coloring.

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Get your Revive Shampoo individually or as part of any of MONAT’s
three Volume Systems… and enjoy the best hair day ever!
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UPLIFTING HAIR STYLES

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This is the story of a girl with flat, dull, unmanageable hair. One day she decided to start using MONAT’s Treatment Systems. She immediately noticed her hair had more volume and bounce, felt softer and looked shinier. And no frizz? A big plus! People started noticing too. And she was happy. Very happy. THE END BEGINNING… OF GREAT HAIR DAYS!

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Need a little hair lift? MONAT’s three Volume Treatment Systems can definitely help! The best part? The Volume Body System and the Volume Tame System include MONAT’s new styling products, Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy and Refinish Control Hairspray! Your two new best friends when creating beautiful hair styles with volume and strong yet flexible hold.

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Try these uplifting hair styles with the help of MONAT… Your hair will THANK YOU for it!

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Va-Va-Volume
  • Wash with Revive Shampoo and follow with Revitalize Conditioner.
  • While still damp, apply Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to hair ends and blow dry upwards using a large round brush.
  • Finish by spraying Refinish Control Hairspray all over hair.

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Wave Fizz
  • Wash with Revive Shampoo and follow with Restore Leave-In Conditioner.
  • While still damp, apply Reshape Root Lifter to hair roots and Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to hair ends.
  • Tilt your head to the front and blow dry downwards, from the back to the front.
  • Divide your hair in sections and use a curling iron to shape your curls; then separate andstyle the curls with your fingers.
  • Spray Refinish Control Hairspray all over hair while gently scrunching with your hands.

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Winter-Proof Your Hair

Our top tips for keeping your hair
healthy & hydrated all season long

When the warm weather starts to cool, it’s important to be extra careful about keeping your hair hydrated. Can we all agree that dry hair isn’t cute…..at all?

When hair is dry, your scalp can become itchy, and your tresses can become more prone to breakage – and let’s face it – no one wants that! 

 

Winter weather and other seasonal changes can leave your hair
feeling dry and damaged. Here, we’ve outlined the best advice
for helping your hair not just survive but
thrive this winter.

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Start with a clean canvas.

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Clear off crispy summer ends with a fresh new haircut. Not a fan of same length hair all over? Scared you’ll end up with a bowl cut?  Don’t fret! Texture is in! Carefully curated texture is much healthier than overdue split ends.  
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Washing your hair regularly with moisturizing products can help combat the damage dry winter air does to your hair and scalp.

Pro tip: Apply Rejuveniqe™ Oil Intensive from the mid-shaft down to coat each strand (for at least 10 minutes) with healthy hydration before you shampoo and condition your locks.

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Step it up a notch with a hair masque.
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Don’t be afraid of over-hydrating – even those with fine hair need moisture to prevent dull color and static. Incorporate the Replenish Masque into your weekly hair care routine for added moisture and vibrancy.

If your hair is on the greasy side, concentrate the treatment on the bottom half of your strands, focusing on the dry ends.

Deep conditioning treatments are also a great way to prevent and reduce hair static (dry hair is prone to static in the winter months because of the lack of moisture in the air).

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Chemical styling products are tough on hair any time of year, so use them with caution.

Color treatments, relaxers, chemical straighteners and curlers can dry out the hair and render it brittle and limp.

In some some people it can even cause permanent hair loss(YIKES!). Steer clear from toxic chemicals on this list, and instead opt for products that are non-toxic instead.

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Finish in the shower with a cold water rinse.

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A cold water rinse leaves hair glossy and oh-so shiny. It’s not make believe, it’s science! Colder temperatures in water constrict hair cuticles to make strands smoother and more reflective.

Cold water also prevents dirt from accumulating on the scalp and makes hair stronger.

So next time you wash your hair, finish your treatment off with a cold water rinse.
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