TRENDING: Visit Colour World’s online hub | Check out the Respect channel on

Search Newsletter
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Step by step: GL Tapes

Great Lengths Tapes are designed to create a fuller effect and long luxurious hair. Loved by stylists because of their fast application, they are suitable for adding volume, length and colour effects. They can easily be used for changing hairstyles and are a reliable basis for up dos. The medical grade adhesive strip is designed not to cause any tension and feels completely flat on the head – Amen to that!

If you’re not a Great Lengths stylist yet, check out this step by step. Once you know how easy they are to apply we have no doubt you’ll be rushing to join the team of certified stylists.

  1. Prepare your clients hair using Great Lengths Clean Remover shampoo to remove any excess oils. Section your client’s hair ready for application of GL Tapes.

  1. Using a pin tail comb, take a 2-3mm section below the application section.This needs to be the same width as the tape. Raise this section and bring down over the tape and smooth.

  1. Remove the second tape from the protective strip and apply directly on top of the first tape.

  1. Using the application tweezers, gently apply pressure to the tape to encourage the adhesive to bind.

  1. Cut the extensions to create a seamless blend between the client’s natural hair and extensions, removing the weight from the ends for a more natural finish.

  1. Style and finish with Great Lengths Soft Finish Spray.

For more news from Great Lengths, click HERE.


Respect is a hub for UK hairdressers of all ages and stages to find out what We LoveWe Hear and We See as the best product launches, styling advice, hair tools, education training and seminars and hair shows! Sign up to our newsletter which is sent fortnightly direct to your email, so you stay up-to-date with salon styling information, trends in session work, advice on presenting on stage or progress in educating – whatever your interest, whether you’re a trainee or creative director, an educator or team leader, you’ll find all the opportunities and ideas on

Latest News

View all News

Passion to profit
Passion to profit
Passion to profit
Dan Spiller: An award-winning colourist
Passion to profit
Mirror Talkers
Passion to profit
Safy B joins the Unite family
Passion to profit
A celebration of senses