Have You Gotten Your New 2018 Hairstyle Yet?

Have You Gotten Your New 2018 Hairstyle Yet?

The year is a month old, winter is at its worst and the doldrums have set in. Need a pick-up? Nothing can change your mood faster than a new do. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get on trend for 2018. We’ve picked out some of the most popular styles and haircuts for this year. Whether you want to announce to the room “I’m here!” or go subtle, there’s an option for you.

Kirsten Dunst - Curtain Bangs
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Curtain Bangs Are BIG BIG BIG!
Curtain bangs, called that name because they part like curtains, are on the top of the radar. Not sure? The style is up 600 percent in search on Pinterest! What’s so great is that this this versatile fringe style is an easy way to make your current look…well, look new! Parted down the center and with longer hair than regular bangs, it’s a synch to avoid the awkward bangs grow-out stage when you want to move on.

When you’re styling curtain bangs, use a small round brush and a finishing spray to keep them in place, like Refinish Control Spray.

Cara Delevingne - Pixie
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The Grown Out Pixie Has Grown Up!
This is a longer version of a classic pixie. Besides being oh so fab on its own, this style is wonderful for transitioning from super short hair into something longer. It has a lot of texture to it so whip out some BLACK Groom Styling Clay to get those piecey pieces just right!

Zendaya - Playful Fringe
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Playful Fringe Is So Much Fun!
Combining long, eye-grazing fringe with a sleek bob is totally on point for 2018. The best thing about this haircut is that it can easily be tailored to your personal style and features. To ensure the fringe has just the right volume, blow that hair forward when you step out of the shower to prevent any cowlicks in the front. When blowing your whole head dry, use a round brush and direct the hair forward, toward the face. Top it up with some dry shampoo like THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to give it a little oomph!

Kerry Washington - Long - Layered Lob
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The Lob Has Transformed Into the Long, Layered Lob
Everyone loves a lob, regardless of how it’s cut. But the long, layered lob has stolen our hearts this season. It falls to just below the shoulders and has varied lengths of layers to create lightness and texture. If you want, keep your bangs longer and angle them to soften the face. After using a curling iron to get very loose curls, scrunch your hair up a bit using Tousled Texturizing Mist to give the layers a softer wave.

Solange - Curls
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Expanded Curls Are the Rage!
This cut is for the bold of heart! It’s so popular you’ll be seeing it on the runway and in the supermarket! While the cut is key, the style calls for using the diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to bring out the natural curl and help them literally stand out! Apply a bit of REJUVENIQE® Intensive Oil throughout your hair to enhance the curls and given your hair a bit of a luminosity.

Jessica Biel - Grown Out Shag
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The Grown Out Shag Is Having Its Day!
While the shag came back last year, it’s now all grown up! This new, longer style has long, shaggy layers with longish bangs that have a center part. The beauty of this style is that the layers blend together so as your hair grows longer, it looks intentional, not like you overslept your salon appointment! Once you’ve curled your hair in once-inch strands, use Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to muss it up a little for a lived-in look.

Take a Hike Day

Stressed out? Join the party.

Although we all feel anxious and worn-out from time to time, there are many ways to counteract the feeling of wanting to scream at the top of your lungs.

Not all stress is bad, but overbearing pressure from life can lead to significant health problems. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits help. Like going out for a hike! Did you know you have the ability to harness nature for stress relief?

For many, going outdoors is soothing, especially when feeling anxious. And being in nature makes many people feel happier and more at peace. Interestingly enough, this approach is used as a stress management activity in Japan, where it's called "forest bathing."

November 17 is Take a Hike Day. What better way to “power off” and get outdoors? This is the perfect excuse to turn off your cellphone, get outdoors and connect with nature. Sunlight provides vitamin D, which promotes relaxation. Studies have also shown a connection between depression and vitamin D. So go soak up the sun (but don’t forget the sunscreen). Further, research has shown that spending time in the great outdoors lowers our blood pressure and eases muscle tension.

So here’s a reminder worth sharing: disconnect! Turn off your phone. Cell phones stress you out, there's no question about that! Power off, head outdoors.

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Date Night Hair Ideas

This Valentine’s day, we’re going for romantic, sexy, and classic. Here are some of the easiest hair styles you can make effortlessly at home and that never go out of style.

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The Smooth Blowout
A long mane with a soft bend and incredible shine—now that’s romantic.

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  • Wash hair with your favorite MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner.
  • Rub a generous amount of ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy between hands and apply to roots while still damp.
  • Blow-dry with a large round brush to add body all over and lend a slight curve at the ends (turn your face-framing layers toward your face).
  • Rub a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ Oil between your hands and apply to hair ends to seal the shaft, avoid frizz, and give superb shine.
  • Set hair as desired and mist on ReFinish Control Hairspray an arm’s length away.

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The High Swipe
As you know, MONAT is not just for women!

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  • For a soft and smooth kissable face, apply a generous amount of BLACK Cream Shave to skin and shave as desired. For an invigorating sensation, finish by applying BLACK Aftershave + Moisturizer.
  • After washing hair with Men’s 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 and softness, rub two drops of REJUVENIQE™ between hands and apply to ends as evenly as possible.

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The Sleek, Sexy Ponytail
A style that can go from day to night – here’s everything you need to recreate this celebrity-obsessed signature style.

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  • Wash hair with MONAT’s Renew Shampoo and Restore Leave-In Conditioner.
  • To prep hair for an updo, rub a few drops of REJUVENIQE™ between your hands and apply evenly throughout hair ends.
  • Use a nylon and boar bristle brush to smooth strands.
  • Apply ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to each side and then use a thin bungee tie to gather hair near the crown of your head.
  • Once hair is in a ponytail, spritz each side with ReFinish Control Hair Spray.
  • Lastly, take a small section of hair from underneath it, apply a dime-sized amount of ReStyle Instant Sculpting Taffy and wrap it around the bungee to conceal its appearance for a chic, pulled-together look.

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