The different opinions about this brand and a series of demands to which we had access motivated this research carried out by Miami Diario.
By Adriel Reyes / MiamiDiario
Miami is a cosmopolitan city, full of opportunities to grow, but also to get ripped off. For that reason, and after several requests from our readers, we share a series of interviews conducted in different places in our city about this beauty brand.
Benigna Rosales is a Cuban representative of Monat. She has developed her sales team with 7 friends and acquaintances and considers that she is now “building her business” because she is the one who “does best” although she still does not supply the income she needs. Previously she worked in a cafeteria, but now she prefers this life as an “independent entrepreneur.”
On the other hand, Belinda Martinez left Monat’s business after three months of “investing her own money and not seeing results.” According to her, in the multilevel business, the ones at the top always win, and instead of the products, the most important thing is to enroll “new sellers.”
Martinez says that “the fantasy they sell you based on their numbers has nothing to do with reality,” that’s why he doesn’t recommend this “adventure” to anyone.
Miami Diario spoke with Helena Anderson, an employment counselor at a South Florida employment agency: “When someone comes looking for a job, we don’t send them to Monat or any other multilevel company. We prefer that people be able to anticipate how much they will earn so they can pay their bills and feed their families. This type of venture is often a dream for a few and a nightmare for many.”
Price & Quality
Haynielis Garcia, a Cuban resident of Kendall, assures that “Monat’s face products are great. They have settled down a lot,” however, the ones for the hair have been “a total waste of money.” Neither she nor her mother-in-law have been settled.
Haynielis’ hairdresser, Monica Estrada, serves many customers, and at the beginning of Monat’s products in the market, she bought them “because she thought they were good.” Today she no longer thinks that way after seeing the results in her clients’ hair, especially two of them who suffer from alopecia because of Monat’s products.
According to a report published by the MLM News Report (https://www.mlmnewsreport.com/monat-lawsuits/), several million-dollar lawsuits were filed against Monat in 2018 alone. One of them was filed by Vickie Harrington, a former distributor of Monat when she lost all her hair and posted on her Facebook profile an image of the hairless Mona Lisa warning about the danger of using these products.
Another lawsuit filed in the previous report was that of Trisha Whitemire and Emily Yanes de Flores for $5,000,000 because on their website Monat boasted that their products could regenerate hair and used natural elements. The lawsuit alleged that Monat lied about the true components of its products and did not alert customers to the adverse effects.
Men were not left out of this survey conducted by Miami Diario. Jose Iznaga is a cook at a restaurant in Coral Gables, and for him “it’s the same Monat as Amway. I don’t like that because they put ideas in women’s heads that they are going to become millionaires, and nothing could be further from the truth.”
Unlike Iznaga, Marco Antonio Consuegra of Kendall greatly values the positive change his wife has made and believes that buying Monat’s products “is a good investment in his wife’s beauty.”
Now, Monat has more than 16 thousand followers on LinkedIn and 1354 comments on Google with a score of 4.8 stars.
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Translated by Aleuzenev Nogales
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