News added 14/03/18: IT’S AWARDS SEASON
Exciting news! The Great Lengths UK awards are back with serious style introducing two new categories and some cracking prizes. The awards are the perfect opportunity for certified GL stylists to showcase their passion and creativity in bid to take home one of the 11 prestigious titles up for grabs. With new categories and prizes (each winner will receive 2 tickets to Rome as part of a group tour of the Great Lengths production facility) the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Entries are open now, so what’re you waiting for? You’ve got to be in it to win it; we’re shouting out to all GL certified stylists to make sure you get those entries in by 1 July 2018.
James Henderson, owner of M Hair salon in Nottingham and winner of The Great Lengths Trophy – Extension Excellence Award 2016/17 said: “Winning the Awards has given us the edge over our competitors and given our clients and prospective clients the confidence that they are in the best hands. Winning the awards has cemented our 30 years in the extensions business and helped to raise national awareness of our brand.”
The UK awards categories for 2018 include:
- Longer Length
- Captivating Colour
- Enviable Volume
- Bridal Creation
- Creative Innovation
- Hair of Fame – New for 2018 (entry is via the monthly Hair of Fame competition at greatlengthshair.co.uk)
- Silver Salon/Freelancer Award – Outstanding Performance
- Gold Salon/Freelancer Award – Outstanding Performance
- Platinum Salon/Freelancer Award – Outstanding Performance – New for 2018
- Best Newcomer Award
- The Great Lengths Trophy – Extension Excellence
The awards will be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on the 16 September and promises to be one helluva night. We can’t wait.
Joscelin McCourt, Great Lengths UK and Ireland managing director said: “We are so excited to bring back the UK awards in 2018. It’s really important for us to spend time with our talented stylists and our awards are the perfect setting to shine a light on those who are going above and beyond. We would encourage all our stylists to consider applying this year and wish them the very best of luck.”
News added 01/02/18: M I R A G E
In a bold move, Great Lengths has sent Angelo Seminara off to the heat and spectacle of the Namibian desert, to shoot the brand’s latest collection entitled Mirage. Result! We think this could be the hottest collections we’ve ever seen for a hair extensions brand. The colours in both the scenery and the hair-pieces, and the joy and vibrancy demonstrated in the styling and photography are stunning. As it’s Angelo, there is of course a strong influence from nature – he says he wants to allow us as the viewers to reflect and return to nature, showing us how harmoniously humanity and landscape can melt into one another. “We belong together because we were originally as one,” he says. It might be a cloudscape or a glistening, ghostly play of light within a barren scene: hair is the artist’s favourite medium with which to create motifs that show creation in unison with nature. This unification culminates with extensions replacing a model’s face, creating a perfect symbiosis.
Mirage marks the third year of collaboration between Great Lengths and Angelo Seminara. “This gives me the opportunity to work with what is in my opinion the best quality, and to breathe life into my creative visions. Extensions provide endless ways into the creative process, and also into the real world. They represent change and self-confidence. This is what unites the Great Lengths and Angelo Seminara brands.”
News added 22/01/18: Innovation alert! We all know that applying a full head of hair extensions can take time… but there’s change on the horizon. The team at Great Lengths have put their heads together to create GL Tapes, a new super-speedy form of application that uses medical-grade, hypoallergenic, non-toxic tape. Yippee! A full head of these extensions can now be completed in as little as one hour. Your time-conscious clients (and stylists!) will be thrilled – especially as we hear they’re lightweight, and uber-comfortable to wear, too. The extensions last from six to eight weeks, and can even be re-applied up to three times. Providing a premium experience (Great Lengths uses only pure Indian temple hair) from start to finish; the GL Tapes can be donated to The Little Princess Trust after wear to be made into tailored wigs for the children’s charity.
GL Tapes are available to Great Lengths certified salons and stylists across the country. Salons and stylists also have the option to be solely trained in the application of GL Tapes. Find out how to become a certified stylist HERE:
For more information about Great Lengths hair extensions, please visit: http://www.greatlengthshair.co.uk/
News added 31/08/17: When you think of Great Lengths, you may not be aware that as well as quality hair extensions, they also have a full range of styling and care products to ensure the hair stays in tip-top condition. Their BIO A+O.E. range is a real treat, and harnesses the pure power of botanics. Not only are all the products in the range 100% organic and vegan certified, but they are formulated to give hair outstanding strength and vitality without the use of a single chemical. Impressive, eh? The latest offering is a series of specialist treatment programmes to cater to the five most common hair problems.
To see the latest collection from Great Lengths, click HERE: