Hallas Hair owner, Jo Hallas, winner of the Great Lengths 2014/15 Gold Salon Award, talks to us about why she loves working with Great Lengths…
Tell us a bit more about you and your experience
I run a mobile hairdressing service, Hallas Hair, across Derbyshire and have been in the hairdressing industry since I left school in 1996. I trained at a local salon for three years and then opened my own salon a year later. After seven successful years of running my own salon, I became a mother and decided that mobile hairdressing would be my next venture. After researching hair extensions, I was eager to work with Great Lengths, as I believed it would help me expand my business. During my first year, whilst I was running the business alone, I received a Gold Salon status, which I was very proud of.
What was the inspiration behind your winning Great Lengths Awards entry?
The inspiration behind our award entry was the red carpet look of beautiful, long, thick hair. Our model had very fine, lifeless hair and we created a glamorous look by using Great Lengths’ 40cm extensions to add length, thickness and some gorgeous warm colours that blended perfectly together. The finished results were fabulous and she defiantly looked red carpet ready!
How long have you been working with Great Lengths?
I’ve been working with Great Lengths for two years now. As a mobile business, I decided to print Great Lengths and Hallas Hair logos onto a BMW Mini. It was very popular and definitely got us noticed whilst out and about!
What’s your most requested hair extensions look, and why?
Many of my clients request hair extensions to add length and volume to their hair enabling them to create glamorous hairstyles. The wonderful thing about Great Lengths extensions is they look great worn both up and down as the bonds are virtually invisible.
Additionally, many of my clients request extensions to thicken up their hair. With Great Lengths there are many ways to do this, from adding an all over thickness to adding thickness in a particular area by using smaller bonds. I love working with Great Lengths as it allows me to create amazing transformations that look completely natural.