Meet Mom Boss, Melissa Augenstein, Monat hair care professional and a mother of three crazy kiddos. Two boys, 8 and 2 and one drama queen that is 4. She have a Bachelor’s degree from THE Ohio State University majoring in Criminology and minoring in Sociology. Born in Lynchburg, VA. Lived in Illinois and Charlotte, NC. Been happily with my hubs for 10 years. 💖 Learn more about the revolutionary hair care brand and how you can get your hands on it today!
1 | Tell me about your company… What does your company do?
Monat is an anti-aging hair care line that is botanically created and clinically proven to improve hair health. Whether it is volume, hydration, shine, texture, growth, thinning or even balding issues, Monat is to the rescue! Monat detoxes your hair of buildup and toxins. Then nourishes it with essential oils, collagen and healthy nutrients. It then decreases inflammation on the scalp and pores to help anchor the hair follicle to aid in halting excessive loss. AND new hair grows back stronger and healthier. Also our products naturally enhance shine, drying time and manageability. “Chemical exposure begins even before we take our first breath— an astounding 287 chemical toxins have been detected within the umbilical cord blood of newborns.” “some of the toxic chemicals detected in the bodies of those tested are common ingredients in mainstream personal care products.” The scalp absorbs 4x faster than the skin on your arm. All of those chemicals that you can’t pronounce that yoy read in the back of your hairspray, shampoo, root lifter – that’s all being absorbed by your lymphatic system and bloodstream. Ever heard of cancer? Monat’s product foundation is essential oils and there are ZERO toxic ingredients. We have products for men, women, and babies (tear free, tested by an ophthalmologist). These products are SO much more than just shampoo and conditioner! ♡
#Nontoxic #organic #botanical #GlutenFree #vegan #CrueltyFree
2 | How long have you been working in network marketing?
I have worked in network marketing for a total of almost 9 years. I started with Stella & Dot and then Herbalife. I loved both of their products and wanted to also enjoy the deep discount you get from signing up but ended up just not loving or working the business side with them and fizzled out. Monat is a completely different breed though. The product is life changing and the compensation plan is unrivaled.
3 | What are some challenges you have faced being an entrepreneur in the network marketing environment?
I was going to say that the only challenge was other market partners, but to be honest Monat is only 3 years old as of October – so it’s a baby of a business – this is a ground floor opportunity and there is no saturation yet. The time is now! I am not running into market partners everywhere or fighting over customers with anyone. I run into people and ask if they have heard of Monat and so far more than 90% of the time the answer is “No” and I LOVE that! I get to tell them all about it! I do worry that people will think that I am solely trying to make a sale when I am telling them about the products. I WANT to help my customers achieve their goals and needs. I have customers that are post chemo, have psoriasis, alopecia and balding problems. This is not just “hey, want fantastic hair?”. I am truly here for my customers and want to help them – and getting those texts or facebook messages every day from them thanking me for introducing them to these amazing products because they have hair growing back in spots or itchiness going away and confidence rising – that is part of why I do what I do. The money and the bonuses are just that – bonuses!
4 | How much has social media impacted your business?
Honestly, so much. My family and extended family is pretty anti social media so they hate that I am on my phone so much. But it has been a pretty successful hot spot for me. I have customers in Canada, California, Florida, Texas, New York, etc. And I have a contact in Australia just biting at the bit for Monat to make the jump across seas. Keep posted on this…
5 | What motivated you to take the leap and join Monat?
I had seen the before and after photos with the use of Monat products and had thought “WOW – that is amazing!”. So I kept creeping on the photos and did not immediately order. Then the person sharing the photos shared her own photos. I happened to know her personally and reached out to her to ask questions. I started as a customer for eleven weeks and feel in love. My hair was so soft, smooth and manageable. Eventually it only made sense to start my own business with Monat, and now a full 4 months later I have so much more volume, my own before and after photos are shocking!
I am a wife and mom of three children. I currently still work full time in the local ER. My mother passed away before I finished college and her only wish was that, unlike her, I would graduate college. When I went off to school her breast cancer (first round when I was 10) came back and went to her bones and eventually her brain. I left school and moved back home and started to work secretary or clerical desk jobs. Eventually I met my husband and she passed away just two weeks before we had our first son. So, while I was on maternity leave, I signed up to go back to school and finish to make her proud. As a new mom, full time student and full time employee – I earned my bachelor’s degree. We had two more kids so I took a job working three twelve hour shifts in the local ER, again doing clerical work – but at least I only have to work 3 days each week and I am home with my kiddos 4 days. However, then I had loads of student loans to pay off, a house full to the brim that we don’t fit into (so we are looking to build) and children I would love to just be home with full time. Monat helped me with each of those problems. We chipped away at the debt and are putting away for the new build and eventually I will be able to just say “Goodbye Earl!” to my ER job. 😉
Monat has also opened up so many doors to new friendships. We are one big family and it truly feels that way. Recently I have seen Monat do so much for all of those displaced by Hurricane Irma and Maria. They are the most generous organization I have ever been a part of, it is family owned and I believe that is why. They treat us all as if we are part of their family as well. It feels good and exciting to be part of this organization.
6 | What advice can you give to your fellow millennial entrepreneurs?
You definitely have to live what you love. I am a big believer in ‘Life is short so live it to the fullest’ – take risks, do what you love and you will be so happy. Nobody WANTS to work a desk job 8 to 5. And truly nobody WANTS to work for somebody else. But you have to work for/ find an organization/product that you believe in.
7 | What is your favorite product and why?
8 | Who is your biggest influencer or inspiration?
9 | Do you have any promos that Bossfidence Babes can use to get your products this holidays season?
We are always surprising our VIP customers with AHHHmaaazing flash sales and this coming Black Friday weekend through Cyber Monday will NOT disappoint! Keep posted to see just what the sales will be! And stay tuned throughout the holiday season as I will be posting sale after sale all season long on both my facebook page and my website! Both VIP customers and Market Partners have access to these flash sales!
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