VERITAS is an array of imaging atmospheric-Cherenkov telescopes sensitive to gamma rays in the energy range between ~100 GeV and ~50 TeV. The VERITAS source catalog contains 21 blazars, 15 of which are classified as high-frequency-peaked BL Lac objects (HBLs). Here we present highlights from VERITAS observations of these HBLs -- with a particular emphasis on long-term monitoring of hard-spectrum HBLs such as 1ES 0229+200 and PG 1553+113. We also discuss multiwavelength monitoring programs put in place to facilitate the observation of these sources during flaring episodes.