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Going Going Blonde…Here’s our top tips to achieve healthy blonde locks!

When we see our favourite celebs go brunette to blonde in the blink of an eye it’s easy to get swept up in the idea of having lighter locks in a heart beat, but sometimes it’s not that easy. Let’s quickly talk about the top 4 things you should know before going blonde…So, you’re thinking of going blonde? What shade of blonde? Light blonde, dark blonde, ash blonde, platinum, golden, silver, creamy, buttery, caramel, strawberry or balayage…it’s like a buffet! But with so many choices, dyeing your hair blonde isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. We share with you the top 4 things you need to know before picking up the peroxide. When it comes to going blonde it usually involves dramatic highlighting to the hair as well an up-keep and maintenance schedule that is pretty demanding… we are talking weekly treatments and possibly monthly salon appointments.

  • SAY NO TO DIY

At home box dye kits are good for reviving dull hair or to go a shade or two lighter (or darker) but when it comes to changing the genetic colour of your hair, leave it to the experts.
DIY kits can do some serious damage to your hair so its best to make sure you visit your local INSIGHT salon to help you create a plan of attack to get you to the perfect blonde! Now depending on what your natural hair colour is, what type of hair you have, what shade of blonde you want, and whether you’ve dyed your hair previously or not, will all determine the method needed to bleach your hair, and how your colourist will achieve it. There are so many things to consider for a successful bleach job. It’s both science and an art form!

INSIGHT offers INCOLOR, a high quality dye system, with a low ammonia content, highly hydrating and protective. Guarantees intense colours and long-life reflections, while protecting the hair fibre. Hydra-Color® is an innovative blend of natural esters 55 (Lauryl Lactate, Octyldodecyl Lactate, Tristearyl Citrate), derived from Lactic and Citric Acids, with a protective, but above all moisturising, action. During the colouring process, our Hydra Color formula has an unique reaction that unlocks a new level of hydration and colour intensity.

  • IT’S A PROCESS

Dramatically changing the colour of your hair can do some major damage to it, particularly if you’re going from dark brown to light blonde. How much damage depends on the current condition of your hair (which is why it is so important to have your colour done in salon). But don’t fret! Here at INSIGHT PROFESSIONAL, we use the ground breaking INCOLOR / HYDRA-COLOR® SYSTEM which goes hand-in-hand when it comes to blondes and highlights. INCOLOR is a professional formula with hydra colour blend, which contains a high percentage of natural derived ingredients. On average, more than 90% of the total formula is composed of raw materials of natural origin. Hydrating repairing masks, oil treatments, and deep conditioners are also highly recommended after colouring hair. Speeding up the lightening process will put your hair at risk of breakage and split ends. Big changes need time and patience. Depending on the look you are after, your stylist will discuss the highlighting technique best suited to you as well as a toner.

  • CONSIDER THE MAINTENANCE

Dyed blonde hair requires an extra dose of care and conditioning. Well once you go blonde your hair won’t be the same. Not only have you altered the colour of your hair but also the structural bonds, decreasing elasticity and the ability to absorb moisture. These changes will make your hair vulnerable, which means blonde hair needs more TLC. Expect to add 30 minutes to your morning routine, thanks to the additional conditioning and styling required. In terms of products, no doubt you will need a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, one that also combats brassiness. AFTER THE COLORING SERVICE, THE HAIR NEEDS TO RECEIVE A SPECIFIC TREATMENT TO RESTORE THE NATURAL PH OF THE HAIR AND TO HELP CLOSE THE SCALES ON HAIR’S CUTICLE. Our POST CHEMISTRY products help to maintain a long-lasting beautiful colour, ensuring the protection and health of the hair. If your blonde or grey hair turns yellow, this can happen because of the weather conditions and pollution, which penetrate into the hair making it dull. For this reason you will need to try INCOLOR Anti-yellow Shampoo, to remove the undesired yellow reflections typical of grey or blonde hair (both natural and bleached). The Anti-Yellow Shampoo removes any undesired yellow and golden reflections all while enhancing and brightening grey and bleached hair, neutralising the tendency to yellow, and leaving the hair soft and brighter. In terms of salon visits, depending on how fast your hair grows, you will be making appointments every 4-6 weeks for touch-ups. This is where Balayage (the gradual faded look from the roots to ends) can alleviate your time in the salon, however does require similar maintenance to keep locks healthy and moisturised.

  • HYDRATION IS ESSENTIAL

There’s no denying it, bleaching and colouring does damage your hair structure. Colored hair is high maintenance, but looking after your locks will pay off. Choose special deep conditioning care products with moisturising nutrients. Leave-in conditioner is the answer, and super easy to add to your home haircare routine. Our tip: apply a hair treatment twice a week. To get the most out of the regenerative treatment, wrap your hair up in a damp warm towel and let the mask do its job for 30 minutes to BRIGHTEN, ENHANCE AND REVITALISE COLOURED HAIR. Thanks to INSIGHT COLORED HAIR  its formula’s are rich of extracts and natural oils, to protect the hair while preserving the brightness of colour, ensuring it lasts longer and is more resistant to fading.

Hair that’s lost its ability to absorb moisture is not healthy, and unhealthy hair is impossible to style. Sadly, most of us tend to use the flat iron to smooth the frizz for a slick finish, making the problem worse. Remember avoid heat, keep hair from going brittle with a daily dose of hydration, and always use a good protein rich treatment like our INSIGHT Damaged Hair range to help protect the hair and restore its natural hydration!

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ORGANIC MASTER CLASS Exclusive Event – EMPOWER & INSPIRE!

We’re excited to Announce our upcoming Event!⁠

INSIGHT proudly presents “ORGANIC MASTER CLASS” an informative & hands on Seminar to provide imparting knowledge in the field of fashion & hair, which will be held at Unit 11/5 Lyn Parade Prestons | 30th September 2019 | 5.30pm with industry experts;⁠⠀

➡️ LIZZIE LIROS @hairstylist_lizzieliros … HAIR STYLIST – Australia’s #1 Bridal Educator
➡️ HAIR BY ANDI @hairbyandi__ … HAIR STYLIST – Modern vs Classic Styling Techniques
➡️ TORI-LEE @torilee_hairnmakeup … HAIR ARTIST – Creative Colour & Hair Care Solutions

You do not want to miss out on this MASTER CLASS – live sessions with Australia’s leading hair experts to showcase & share their creative skills & hair secrets!⁠ Golden opportunity to learn so much & take your salon to the next level!

Unleash your Creativity & Challenge you Abilities!⁠⠀
This year’s EXCLUSIVE event is loaded with sessions featuring;⁠⠀
✔️LIVE DEMOS & TRAINING⁠⠀
✔️LOOK & LEARN SESSIONS⁠⠀
✔️INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ⁠⠀
✔️INFORMATIVE HAIR SEMINAR⁠⠀
✔️LATEST FASHION HAIR SECRETS⁠⠀
✔️STYLING TRENDS⁠⠀
✔️CREATIVE HAIR COLOURS⁠⠀
✔️LUXURY HAIR CARE SOLUTIONS⁠⠀
✔️SUSTAINABLE STYLING⁠⠀
✔️FOOD & DRINKS PROVIDED⁠⠀
✔️GOODIE BAGS VALUED AT $500


TICKETS are NOW ON SALE at www.insightprofessional.com.au  ⁠
Be sure to reserve your seats early – it will be an incredible event. We can’t wait to see you all at this awesome event!⠀

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Why Balayage Hair is the New Hair Trend!

Balayage has been around for a while, but this timeless technique is creeping it’s way back into being one of the most popular hair colour requests in salons today. It’s a freehand hair colouring technique that gives a really blended natural look with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines. Balayage techniques require much less maintenance and provides excellent alternatives for touch up and covering regrowth and tradition foil.

Looking for a new fashion hair transformation? Well, it’s time to try the trendiest hair coloring method in town— balayage. Balayage is a French word that means sweeping or painting. And in the hair salon industry, balayage is a hair coloring technique that features soft, smooth, and natural looking highlights through the use of the hands. The technique uses patches of light and shade to create multiple dimensions to the colour. It’s a great method if you want to refresh your colour but don’t want to go for a bold colour overhaul.

If you’re ready for a change, you’re in the right place. Celeb stylists and Instagram influencers are always inspiring the latest hair colour trends. No matter if your locks are blonde, brunette, black or red, there’s a chic balayage option to suit you. Perfect for creating a graduated and natural-looking style, balayage leaves ladies with dimensional and radiant-looking hair. So, what are you waiting for? Just go through INCOLOR to find the three new products designed to achieve fashion effects, lightening and toning, without giving up a natural result, and find the best new balayage option for you.

1.) BLUE BLEACHING POWDER WITH AMMONIA + Organic Amaranth Oil+ Organic Safflower Oil
Compact anti-yellow powder, dust free. It maintains the level of hydration of the hair during the bleaching process.

2.) NOURISHING COLOR ACTIVATOR  + Rice Proteins. Activator for colouring and toning.

3.) BLEACHING FLUID + Organic Rice Extract + Phytokeratin. Multifunctional formula, which can be used for the following services:

• pre-color treatment
• natural lightening
• softening of the re-growth effect
• hair polishing and elimination of color overload

SOME EXAMPLES OF USE:

NATURAL EFFECT HIGHLIGHTS

To lighten natural hair by two tones lighter, and to create some very natural effects on lengths and ends. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture on the lengths and leave on maximum of 20 minutes, depending on the desired lightening result. Rinse and proceed with organic Shampoo. The bleaching action and the speed of action of the product can be influenced by the structure of the hair and by the presence of an artificial color on lengths and ends. Obviously, the best result will be obtained on natural hair.

HYDRATING AND ILLUMINATING PRE-COLOR TREATMENT

To prepare the hair to receive a fashion or very light colour, for example copper and red shades or super bleaching, on a very dark base. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture to the hair, leave on for 20 minutes, remove the excess product and apply the desired Hydra-color® shade.

SOFTENING OF THE RE-GROWTH EFFECT

To quickly eliminate the contrast between the natural dark base and the lighter lengths, to lighten the contrast between the natural base and the streaks or to recover the barriers created by great regrowth. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture to the working area, leave in hair for 20 minutes, depending on the desired shade. Rinse and proceed with organic Shampoo.

POLISHING OF COLORED HAIR AND/OR REMOVAL OF COLOR OVERLOAD

Proceed with covering the root regrowth, using the desired shade. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture on the lengths for 10-20 minutes. Rinse and proceed with organic Shampoo.

 

So, what are you waiting for? 

When it comes to refreshing your look, nothing beats getting your hair cut & coloured. Not only is it a visual change, a great hair refresh can inspire a whole new wardrobe, boost your confidence and represent a brand new you!

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Natural Care whatever your Hair Type!

Whether your hair is dry, frizzy, oily, thick, thin, dandruff prone, coloured, damaged, long or short, we have the perfect natural hair care product for you.
INSIGHT products are nourishing, rich in protective and essential organic ingredients with a healthy choice in purity, to protect hair/skin health and radiance.
Innovative, nonconventional formulations that protect hair health and radiance through rigorous selection of the raw materials, at the same time guaranteeing absolute styling perfection and high professional content. Tailored for all types of hair, to create your own daily ritual of beauty and wellness.

Cleanse, Protect, Nourish & Style the Natural Way!

Changes in temperature, stress, hormone imbalances, pollution and heat styling can really take the toll on our hair, so its very important to look after it! Choosing the right Shampoo and Conditioner is a great place to start, and at INSIGHT Professional you’ll find plenty of choices, to set you on your way to luscious healthy hair in no time! With so many products on the market claiming to contain natural ingredients, the choice can be overwhelming. At INSIGHT, we only formulate according to precise ecological and health conscious parameters.

Here are the ingredients we choose NOT to use:

  1.   SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS FREE
  2.   SLS/SLES FREE  (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
  3.   PARABENS AND MIT FREE
  4.   ALL ALLERGENS FREE (Fragrances)
  5.   SILICONES FREE
  6.   MINERAL OILS AND PETROLATUM FREE
We go the extra mile to ensure every product is completely free from toxins to bring healthier, safe alternatives which include; OZONATED WATER, HIGH PERCENTAGE Of NATURALITY, PHYTO AND ORGANIC EXTRACTS, NICKEL TESTED, 100% MADE IN ITALY. In addition, all of our haircare range is VEGAN OK CERTIFIED products in the ingredients and manufacturing process…. we have never tested on animals. By choosing natural haircare, you can rest assured that the ingredients will not contaminate the environment or your body. The environmental sustainability of INSIGHT Professional products does not stop at the formulas, but also embraces the packaging world! We choose to use 100% POST CONSUMER RECYCLED PET for all bottles and jars of the INSIGHT line, because caring for the world we live in and minimising packaging waste is our mission to protect the environment in daily life.

This is the reason why we have created a complete system of INSIGHT haircare products, offering gentle yet effective green formulas: professional quality at accessible prices, which you can choose your right combination. Your hair has always been our passion!

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FANTASY COLOURS – Tips for Maintaining Bright Hair Colour!

Pack a Pigment Punch with our NEW fastest colours

Dying your hair is always fun and it’s also a great way to kickoff the new year! Pack a pigment punch with our NEW fastest colours. INCOLOR Enhancing Direct Pigments, a new, easy-to-apply formulation in gel form to place accents on hair tips, fringes or face-frame sections; create exciting ombre and highlighting effects. Fastasy colours are the ultimate tool for creative colour.

 

Good Color Starts with Healthy Hair

Unhealthy, damaged hair will not hold colour well. You may make it from black hair to pink in a week by bleaching your hair twice a day but that pink won’t hold because your hair is in rough shape. Be patient with your journey from dark hair to coloured hair. Make sure to nurture your hair. Hair masks and repair products are your best friends! Try INSIGHT DAILY USE  Energizing Mask & INSIGHT DRY HAIR Nourishing Mask.

 

Rinse Hair with Cool Water

This is actually my best tip. Warm water opens the hair cuticle allowing the colour to escape. I’m not saying you need to wash your hair with ice cold water, but in reality, the colder the better. Wash and rinse hair in cold water, toss it up in a towel then crank that water up for the rest of the shower.

Cold water also helps reduce bleeding if you have more than one color, otherwise your hair colour will just turn into a mess similar to when you mix different colors of paint together.

While we’re on the subject of water, it should be noted that swimming in chlorinated water is awful for your hair color. (But hey, if you want to fade your hair, go for it!) For good measures, just keep your hair dry as much as possible and avoid hot water!

 

Avoid Shampoos with Sulfates & choose SLS/SLES FREE

Sulfates (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate) and alcohol-based products are two huge things that will fade any hair colour. Sulfate free shampoos can be kind of tricky to find sometimes, but they’re definitely worth switching to. INSIGHT professional has a wide selection of hair shampoos & conditioners which are SLS/SLES FREE. Instead INSIGHT uses gentler cleansing agent, derived from coconut, using a more dermo-compatible cleansing product means protecting scalp health and balance over time.

Even with sulfate free shampoo, you should still try to cut back on shampoo use. Shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, as well as the colour. If you’re lucky enough to not have super greasy hair, skip washing every other day and use a protective MASK on your off days. Our choice is INSIGHT COLORED HAIR Protective Mask which protects hair colour, & deeply nourishes the hair, leaving it softer & healthier than ever.

 

Avoid Prolonged Exposure to the Sun

Just like your skin, the sun isn’t necessarily good for your hair color. Try wearing a hat if you’ll be spending a long time in the sun. There are also products to protect the hair from weather conditions, sun rays, chlorine & sea salt. We recommend trying INSIGHT ANTIOXIDANT rejuvenating MASK & INSIGHT ANTIOXIDANT protective hairspray.

All of the above should help you maintain your hair colour & enjoy your vivid pigments for fashion results on the fly!

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Organic Sunscreen for Hair

Natural Ingredients coconut hazelnut jojoba

Organic Sunscreen

Numerous magazines and blogs advise on the benefits of applying organic sunscreen before stepping out in the sun, however, no one really mentions protecting the hair against weather conditions and sun rays. 

Insight Australia has formulated a protective spray, suitable for all hair types to act as a shield against harsh weather conditions, sun rays and sea salt, leaving your hair feeling soft and moisturised.  

Not only does it protect the hair but also nourishes with its organic extracts. 

Organic coconut, hazelnut, and jojoba oil are packed with anti-oxidants and are rich in vitamins and minerals that work together to repair damaged, dry and coloured hair. 

All you have to do it spray on hair before and during sun exposure. It’s that simple! 

Benefits:

Coconut Oil:

  • Stimulates hair growth 
  • Moisturises dry hair 
  • Adds shine 
  • Prevents breakage and split ends 
  • Slows down hair loss 

Hazelnut Oil:

  • Strengthens hair 
  • A natural ingredient in various colouring agents, hazelnut oil ensures the colour lasts longer 
  • Acts as an extra protection for the hair

Jojoba Oil:

  • Natural scalp moisturiser 
  • Protects scalp from infection 
  • Nourishes hair follicles 
  • Controls dandruff 

Check your nearest salon today! 

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Pink Hair Don’t Care? Oh No, We Care!

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Shades of cool pink or widely known as Rosè hair are more popular than ever and has dominated Instagram feeds worldwide. From top salons to celebs rocking pink hair on red carpets, the trend is here for the long haul and you’ll see it on everyone very soon.

Like any bright hair colour, the after care is essential to maintain the vibrant shade and also maintain the health and shine of the hair. That’s why, Insight Australia have formulated the Neutralising Mask to help maintain a long-lasting beautiful colour, all while ensuring the protection and wellness of the hair. 

Thanks to the organic extracts, not only does the mask protect the hair but also helps to slow down the oxidation process after the colouring session, prolonging the duration of the colour. 

For best results, apply the mask to wet hair, distributing evenly & rinse thoroughly after 10 mins. 

INCOLOR ENHANCING PIGMENT SYSTEM

For those who want to change their look or revive their reflections, INCOLOR offers Enhancing Direct Pigments,  a new easy-to-apply formulation in gel form.

11 SHADES AVAILABLE

It intensifies the hair’s natural colour and accentuates cosmetic colour, tones highlights and let’s you create vibrant fashionable reflections. 

Check your nearest salon today! 

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It’s That Time of the Year Again!

Hair Expo 2018 See you melbourne

It’s that time of the year again! Australia’s largest display of brands, products, word-class education, international talent and show-stopping live performances, all in one place. The 2018 Melbourne Hair Expo is bigger than ever showcasing professional tools to new colour ranges to add to your salon shelves. 

Insight Australia has the pleasure to bring to you, straight from Italy to our shores, the salon-only organic hair care range. Learn more about:

The full colour and styling range for all hair types on:

MAIN STAGE at 2:30 pm on Saturday 9th June 2018. 

Sustainable styling secrets, exclusive to Hair Expo attendees on:

STYLING STAGE at 11:30 am on Monday 11th June.

Get your Expo tickets today!

https://tickets.lup.com.au/hair-expo-australia-2018