If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed me babbling a lot lately about my hair. Well, there’s a reason why. A good reason, in my opinion.
“Invest in your hair. It’s the crown you never take off.”
While I was on maternity leave, I decided to take a leap of faith and start a side hustle selling hair products for a company called MONAT. I never imagined myself getting into the direct sales world because, to be completely honest, multi-level marketing always made me cringe. Now, I’m so glad I did. I’ll go into more details about the business in a few, but first, let me tell you the back story…
HOW I GOT INVOLVED: THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Rewind back to February when I was about 31 weeks pregnant. One day, while trying to find inspiration for Brooklyn’s nursery, searching hashtags, I stumbled upon this beautiful girl’s Instagram handle. Nicola Nelson. She was also in her third trimester, expecting a little girl. Of course, I started Insta-stalking Nicola and began watching some of her highlighted stories, including one about “hair” and another about “opportunity.” She shared a before and after picture showing how these magical products had given her the best hair of her life. She then said her hair more than tripled within one year of using MONAT.
Pretty pregnant girl with fabulous hair. Yes, I decided to follow her. [Isn’t it funny/creepy how Instagram connects you with total strangers? I’m thankful it does.]
Within a few weeks of following her, I started to notice how amazing Nicola’s life seemed. She lives in dreamy Canyon Lake, California in a golf cart community. However, that wasn’t the part that really caught my attention. It was how she often shared photos of her working on a laptop, poolside. Or on the couch, while her husband worked on their daughter’s nursery. Or on the beach, while vacationing. [Fun fact: She started making so much money selling MONAT that she was able to quit her normal job after less than six months of joining the company. She is now making six figures after being with the company for one year. ONE YEAR, Y’ALL.]
I learned through following Nicola on Instagram that she decided to use MONAT to fix her hair, but wanted to sell MONAT for more financial freedom. Her husband is a firefighter and when she first started with the company he was working crazy hours. She wanted him home more and to not have to pick up so many extra shifts. She also wanted to be able to be at home with her little girl.
She seemed so genuine, which is sometimes rare these days on Instagram.
Then, as she was 35 weeks pregnant, this magical hair company she kept talking about gave her a FREE Cadillac. Yes, I said FREE. A brand new mom-mobile as she was getting ready to have a baby. She shared that news on Instagram on March 27, the day my daughter, Brooklyn, was born.
I spent the next six weeks incredibly sleep-deprived, caring for a newborn and trying to breastfeed. I was also on baby watch, anxiously watching Instagram for Nicola’s little one to arrive too. [How creepy am I? I didn’t even know her!]
One day during my maternity leave, something snapped inside me after looking in the mirror while taking a break from binge-watching “Game of Thrones.” My hair was a hot mess with huge chunks of damage, likely from years of using a curling iron as well as harsh chemicals. I also started thinking about postpartum hair loss and how it freaked me out. [What was I using you ask? GOOD salon-quality products, but they weren’t doing the job.] Then, I thought about how nice it would be to have some extra cash, considering the disturbing amount of money I was spending on Amazon Prime. [Babies are so expensive, y’all. Worth every penny, but we’re talkin’ a shit ton of pennies!]
On May 6, after about three months of thinking about it, I decided to give MONAT a try, as a consumer and a seller. So, I finally reached out to Nicola. [May 6 was also the day Nicola had her little girl, Ivy June.]
Nicola was the sweetest person ever. She responded right away. FOUR DAYS AFTER HAVING A BABY AND SHE GOT RIGHT BACK TO ME. What?!? We hopped on a phone call and then I officially joined her team. I knew before we spoke on the phone that I was ready for this opportunity, but hearing her passion about the company and how it’s changed her life for the better truly sealed the deal.
Did you know MONAT is the fastest growing hair care company? Don’t believe me… just ask Siri! It was also named the #1 luxury hair care line in the U.S. in 2018.
WHAT IS MONAT?
It’s an anti-aging line of premium hair care products and systems. All-natural, vegan & cruelty-free. The ingredients gently cleanse, moisturize, hydrate and improve the hair’s overall condition, promoting growth and leaving it healthier as well as shinier.
Why does it work? B/C it’s made up of the following:
- REJUVENIQUE Oil Intensive: Blend of 13+ natural plant and essential oils rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients highly compatible with the skin and hair
- CAPIXYL: Emollient blend helps protect the scalp, strengthen and thicken hair while supporting natural growth
- PROCATALINE: Featuring pea extract, natural blend of antioxidants helps protect and promote healthier hair follicles, combating premature thinning while protecting color and shine
- CRODASORB: Helps protect against sun’s damaging UV rays, preserving hair’s natural pigmentation and keeping strands strong
MONAT says NO to toxic ingredients: No parabens, SLS/SLES/ cyclic silicones, BHT. View full list here. NO harmful colors, NO gluten, ZERO harmful fragrances, NO animal testing.
SO, WHAT’S THE VERDICT?
I have loved MONAT since the first wash. I have a thick head of fine hair with lots of breakage and split ends. I’ve been using the products since late May and I can already see a difference. My hair feels softer, healthier and is noticeably shinier!
In the above comparison, the photo on the left was from my baby shower. I was wearing clip-in extensions. On the right, my hair looks much healthier without any extensions.
I use: Renew Shampoo, Intense Repair Conditioner, Restore Leave-in Conditioner, Blow-out Cream, Rejuvabeads for my split ends, and the famous holy-grail product Rejuvenique Oil.
WHY DID I *REALLY* WANT TO SELL?
To be able to better provide for my family, duh. To have extra cash each month so I won’t feel guilty getting my nails done. To get a great discount on awesome products for my own hair. To meet new people. And b/c if I didn’t at least try, I would always wonder “what if?”
The direct sales industry is completely out of my comfort zone, but this gig was staring me in the face – I couldn’t be happier I decided to give it a go. The opportunities with the company are massive. The support system once you join is even bigger.
WHY *YOU* SHOULD JOIN MY TEAM & SELL, TOO:
MONAT is the first to market a hair care product opportunity exclusively in the direct sales industry. That means there is no competition in the direct sales world.
- No monthly minimum or quota
- Haircare is consumable
- Rewarding compensation plan with bonuses that pay out WEEKLY [MONAT pays 3-5% more b/c it is a debt-free company]
- Generous preferred customer program
- Unlimited support: My team is awesome!
- Endless opportunities: You can qualify for a FREE Cadillac of your choice +trips, etc.
“Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.”
MEET SOME OF MY TEAM:
- Me: Follow me on Instagram!
- Nicola: My direct upline.
- Christa: Aka Salvaged Soul. Nicola’s upline.
- Christina Smallwood: Celebrity stylist. Christa’s upline
I highly suggest you watch the below video…
So there you have it. That’s why I keep babbling about these magical hair products. I haven’t been a member of the MONAT family for very long, but I love it so far and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me. [Hopefully on a free trip to the Bahamas and to a Cadillac dealership if you know what I’m sayin’…]
I’m not trying to make a sale with this post. I’m trying to spread the word and help others learn about these amazing products without having to go down a rabbit hole of Instagram-stalking like I did. But hey, ya never know where those rabbit holes will lead you!
If you have ANY questions or want to learn more, PLEASE email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or DM me on Instagram.
BROWSE PRODUCTS HERE [NOTE: There is a very specific way to use our unicorn shampoo – PLEASE contact me before doing so]
Okay, I’m gunna go wash my hair now…