Dangerous Curves Ahead

Make a Splash with Wet Mermaid Waves
Mermaid season is in full effect…and there is no better time to rock some luscious #WETMERMAIDWAVES! Think luxuriously deep waves that’ll make you stand out—bringing your free-spirited soul straight to the surface.
This trendy, fresh from the waves look is easy to create with a few simple twists of your curling iron and some stellar styling products. Check out how to create this beach inspired style that can seamlessly take your look from day to night.
Here’s how to get the look!
Products mentioned:
REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive
Refinish Control Hairspray
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Advice From our Expert!

Three Ways to Improve Your Hair Health
Strong. Shiny. Healthy.
The hair of your dreams can be brought to life with a few simple adjustments to your daily routine!
For some expert advice on the best to-dos for improved hair health, we reached out to Laura Dale, our resident haircare expert and MONAT Director of Product Education. Read on to learn how to get and keep your hair health in-check!
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Keep It Natural
Naturally based products are a great way to give your hair the proper TLC it desires, without the added yuck of harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients. By opting for these types of hair products, you are investing in both an eco-friendly market, as well as yourself! Laura shared some of the benefits of choosing naturally based hair care products.
“Naturally based ingredients provide amazing results! Products infused with plants and essential oils are rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients that are highly compatible with your skin and hair. As a result, your hair looks healthier instantly with long-lasting shine, all without using harmful silicones that build up in your hair.”
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Decisions, Decisions! Choosing the Best Shampoo & Conditioner
Choosing a shampoo and conditioner can be overwhelming—if you don’t know what to look for! Consider this…every head of hair has different needs, so you’ll want to pinpoint yours before you choose.
Maybe you need hydration or volume. Or maybe some strength or colour care is knocking at your door. Laura explained a few reasons why choosing the right cleaning and conditioning duo makes a big difference in the overall health and appearance of your hair!
“Everyone’s hair is unique. Finding the right shampoo and conditioner that works for you is the key to unlocking your hair health. MONAT offers a variety of Systems and Duos which are great for lots of hair types. But many people also create their own Systems or pairings for Duos that work for them. For example, if you have colour treated hair, you’d want a moisturising rinse-out conditioner. But if your hair is also curly and prone to breakage, you may want to pair it with a volumising shampoo.”
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Healthier Hair From the Inside Out
If your mum’s voice echoing the reminder “You are what you eat!” is lingering in your mind…well, she was right! Your hair’s beauty, strength and shine starts from within. A diet full of healthy fats, proteins and vitamins is the highway to healthy hair. Laura shares some of the best go-to eats to keep your locks supercharged!
“You are what you eat! That saying applies to your hair as much as your body. Maintaining a balanced diet including eggs —which are a great source of protein and biotin— and quality seafood like salmon will enrich your hair. If you’re interested in vegan options, berries, avocados and sweet potatoes should be a staple of your diet.”
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Get a Hold on Humidity!

Styles to Humidity-Proof Your Hair this Summer
High humidity got you down? Good news…the frizz stops here! Combining an easy-to-create hairstyle with the right products will serve up a smooth, summery style you can take from day to night.
Of course no style is complete without the right products to keep them in check. After you’ve chosen your go-to style, top it off with a hairspray designed to hold hair and fend off humidity.
Our MONAT Refinish Control Hairspray is your ultimate partner-in-crime in fending off humidity this summer. Not only does it block humidity for up to 72 hours, it offers a stronger hold while leaving hair touchably soft!
Check out these styling tutorials that show quick and creative humidity-proof styles for you to rock this summer. It’s a breeze to keep your hair looking fresh—and not have to flee to an air-conditioned safe-zone as the heat and humidity amp up the volume!
Twisted Top Knot
Stylish and downright chic, the Twisted Top Knot is an ideal summer look that keeps frizz and flyaways under wrap, whether you’re bayside, oceanfront or anywhere in between.
Snatched Up Pony
Who doesn’t love a pony? A favourite anytime of the year, this Snatched Up Pony has a little more edge with its sleek, sexy look.
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Shine Bright Like a Diamond!

Keeping Your Silver Hair Radiant All Summer Long
Hello, Gorgeous!
So you’ve just invested the time (and money) to enhance your hair to the perfect shade of platinum…just in time for summer. Your hair is bright and beautiful—and let’s face it—its shine is giving the sun a run for its money! Women of all ages are embracing these trendy silver shades and rocking them with class and sass! Whether you’ve been colouring for years, are a first-timer—or if you’re rocking your natural silver colour, it’s important to give your hair the TLC it needs to thrive!
So how do you make sure that your envy-worthy color remains as bright and bombshell-esque as the first day you stepped out of the salon? Here are a few quick tips that’ll help keep your newly-coloured or naturally silver hair looking fresh and feeling healthy.
Handle with Care
Sizzling silver hues are sure to put a little extra ooh-la-la in your step! But keeping things in check means one thing—aftercare is officially your new best friend. Meaning, if you colour, you must reach for a proper aftercare routine. Otherwise you run the risk of having it fade and lose its luster, sheen and strength. Best tip ever? Aim for products that enhance silver and platinum hues. Many of these can be used daily and are the best way to care for your hair in between colouring touch-ups. A purple shampoo and conditioner are designed to revitalise your hair colour brilliance while neutralising brassy, warmer tones that may start to appear over time.
Check out our fave aftercare line for platinum hair in action below:
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Avoid Extra Damage
When we colour our hair, we run the risk of damaging it, no matter the colour we choose. Bleach tends to make hair more prone to breakage, so it’s important to be aware of the daily things you can do to protect your hair from extra damage.
To avoid unwanted breakage, just say no to going to sleep with wet hair. Also, when it comes to styling with hot tools, always use the lowest setting—especially when you’ve just had a colour touch-up. And of course, with summer in full effect, always rinse your colour-treated hair with fresh water prior to dipping into a chlorinated pool or the ocean.
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Indulge in Deep Conditioning Treatments
Deep conditioning masks are the key to restoring strength, softness, and stability back to your hair after a colouring. Plus they’re a great excuse to sit back and indulge in a little R&R! Some masks can be used weekly or more, depending on how often you wash and dry your hair. These special conditioning sessions can also help to make your hair soft and shiny after vacations spent swimming and soaking up the sun.
Now that you’ve got the basics of keeping your platinum hair looking fresh, healthy and vibrant, get out there and show the world just how bright you can shine!
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Summer Forecast: Good Vibes & Great Hair

Protecting Your Hair From Damage
Ahhh, the sun. We worship it in the summer and pine for its warmth in the winter. Yet despite our love affair with that fiery ball of heat, the importance of protecting our hair from its damaging rays is a must. Unfortunately, the sun isn’t the only culprit we encounter that is ready to lay on the damage during our summertime fun. The ocean and pool water can also dry it out, frizz it up—even fade the intensity of colour-treated hair. These three unruly amigos can also damage our scalp. (Ouch!) So before you step outside for some well-deserved leisure time, check out these easy ways to protect your locks all summer long.
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The Heat
It’s no secret that warm climates cause dry, brittle hair, or leave it frizzy and cause split ends. But don’t fret, there are ways to protect your hair without missing any of the fun.
The Fix: Choose wisely! Pick styling products with an SPF for extra protection as the weather heats up. Product can be applied to dry or damp hair before sun exposure. Try a nutrient rich hair oil in the morning before you head to the beach to protect your hair from the sun, then wash it out when you return in the afternoon.
Or if you’re feeling super low maintenance and choose to avoid the use of any heat styling tools. And if you must use heat styling tools, use them on a lower setting. This is less harsh on your already-delicate hair. Be sure to utilise a solid heat protectant, conditioning spray or leave-in conditioner. These each act as a barrier between the hair and the heat, and help restore lost moisture.
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The Sea
The ocean houses some of the most beautiful sea creatures within its currents—including us during the summer! But unless you’re a full-time mermaid, the saltwater won’t be doing your human hair any favors. Saltwater is drying in nature and can strip or fade colour-treated hair with the crashing of a few waves. And if you spend tons of time in the water, it can also dehydrate your locks, causing it to become brittle and parched.
The Fix: If possible, always try and wet your hair with fresh water (pop under a beachside shower if available) prior to taking a plunge. This will help fend off the total absorption of saltwater. Post beach, try applying a Super Moisture Masque. It will recharge dried out or heat-stunned hair and will replenish lost moisture, preventing frayed ends and breakage.
The Pool
The Pool
A dip in the pool is synonymous with summer. However, the chemicals used to keep that pool clean and swimmer-ready is another story. Chlorine will dry out your hair, stripping it of its natural oils. It can also significantly alter color-treated hair, bringing out the bronze, dulling the blonde, and even producing unsightly green tones (yuck).
The Fix: If you’re spending time in the pool, take a simple step to avoid the possible ick. Much like prior to entering the ocean, wet your hair in the shower before you go for a swim (most pools have them on deck). This ensures that your hair is saturated with unchlorinated water first.
There’s no need to limit your goals on the fun-o-meter this summer! Beach days and pool parties don’t have to be your hair’s worst enemy. Simply prep yourself before heading out and making the plunge—and come Autumn—your (still) healthy hair will thank you!
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Father’s Day Styling Fit for a King

The suit makes the man.
This saying has stood the test of the time for a reason. There are few things better than seeing a tailored, well-coiffed man enter a room. But if we could add to it, we’d say excellent grooming is the final touch. Consider men like Marlon Brando, James Dean and Tom Ford. These classic men of culture and style embody our modern perceptions of confidence and masculinity. Whether he’s a blue-collar worker or a Wolf of Wall Street socialite, achieving that timeless, refined look begins long before slipping on shirts and knotting ties.
It begins with smooth shaves, beard trims and revitalising shampooing and conditioning. Investing in your look isn’t just for you ladies—and that’s the lesson the modern man in your life can take from classic men of culture and style. We like to call this “rugged sophistication,” and as Father’s Day approaches, we’re offering a short guide to unlocking it in your modern man.
The Roots of Style
Every great look begins with great hair days. Ladies, you know better than anyone that even the most flattering hairstyles require healthy hair to really pop. The same goes for the guys! No matter how skillful the barber or stylist, men need good hair days to maximise their look—and the key to good hair days is healthy hair and healthy roots.
That requires caring for your hair from scalp to tip. Your guy may not want to spend a lot of time getting treatments and touchups to brighten his locks, which is why cleansing and conditioning the hair and scalp conveniently and efficiently is key. A good two-in-one shampoo and conditioner that cleanses and moisturises is just the thing to add to his morning routine!

Going With the Grain
A man’s first shave is a rite of passage. It’s a step toward adulthood which lasts the remainder of his life. Whether he’s a daily shaver or prefers three-day stubble, few things are more refreshing than a fresh shave. Conversely, few things can be more frustrating than a bad shave. Men are taught early on to invest in good razors and to shave with the grain for the best results.
But great shaves don’t end there!
Like the modern men in your lives, shaving has gotten more refined over the years. Nowadays, in addition to a great set of razors, your man also needs shaving cream that not only offers a close shave, but also soothes and moisturises his skin.

Tame the Mane
Growing a beard is another rite of passage for men. Boys spend their entire adolescence tugging on their chin hairs until the peach fuzz fills out into a full beard. Beards are not only a mark of masculinity, they often complete a man’s look—in some cases becoming part of his identity.
One of the keys to maintaining beards is taming the mane. If you’ve ever embraced a man with a beard, you know how itchy it can be when his beard is dry and unruly. A lightweight, moisturising beard oil is just what your man needs to ensure soft, warm snuggles this Father’s Day.
Break the Mold With Styling Clay
The idea of using hair styling products is taboo to many men. The man in your life may not want to feel like he’s working too hard to achieve his look. We understand, but the key to great looks is not looking like you’re using product on your hair. A great styling clay is just the thing your modern man needs to complete his look before he leaves the house!
With the right tools and vision, your modern man can achieve a timeless look!
Add MONAT Style to His Look With These Products!

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Fantasy Colour 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 colours! From young souls to old souls, fantasy colours 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 Colour Fit For a Queen
Much like a free-spirited heart that leans toward vibrant shades, colour truly has no age! With so many colour 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 colour or go all-in with an overall dye. Silver and platinum hair are trending…meaning it’s actually kinda cool to “go grey”! 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 colours 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 colours are making their way into the spotlight this summer. Bold pinks, purples and even greens are some head turning options to help loosen the colour 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 colours of the sunset, including orange, deep purple and bright red. Feeling super adventurous? A full rainbow colouring will have you catching the attention of everyone this summer!
Embracing the Colour Bug…Properly
If there’s one thing colour enthusiasts of any age have in common, it’s a love of change! Now that you’ve picked your colour, 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 colours will appear as vibrant and clear as possible.
Depending on your colour choice, processing times will vary. Keep in mind that multi-step lightening and colouring will mean a few appointments with your favorite stylist…to properly ensure your new colour explosion can be created properly. It all depends on your current hair colour, length, thickness, and colour history.
Got the colour 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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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 are within sight 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 humidity. Here are a few of our favourite 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 favourite! Watch how to create this look below.
Featured product: REJUVABEADS®
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 colour 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 favourite hue, consider your hair health before colouring. Is your hair damaged from styling? Split ends? It’s a good idea to get a trim prior to colouring. Knock off all those dead ends so that you can add your new colour 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 colour 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 realise you are 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 colourist 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 colour care shampoo and conditioner. These will help keep your colour protected, plus looking shiny, healthy and vibrant as long as possible.

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For keeping your newly blonde colour in check, we love Colour Enhance Brilliant Blonde Shampoo and Colour Enhance Brilliant Blonde 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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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 hairdresser 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 too. 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 moisture 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 moisturises 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!

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#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!
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