Ask the expert – Charlotte Harris

Not sure if hair extensions are for you? This week we caught up with Great Lengths’ extensionist, Charlotte Borley to see why she recommends trying Great Lengths….

Tell us about you and your experience in the industry

I have been working as a freelance hair extensionist for over 12 years. My passion for enhancing hair started whilst I was working at the country’s leading hair loss and hair replacement clinic.  I am now trained in colouring, weaving, micro bonding, tape wefts, cutting, styling and of course, Great Lengths!

What led to you working with pre-bonded hair extensions?

I’ve always worn hair extensions in my own hair, so I like to try out new methods and brands that come on to the market on myself. After having Great Lengths applied, I knew I had to offer this brand and new method of applying hair extensions to my existing clientele. Compared to other pre-bonded hair extensions, Great Lengths last much longer and the quality of the hair is still perfect after four months.


Why do you think so many people are now choosing hair extensions to enhance their hair?

Nowadays, people want things instantly. If a client is unhappy with their natural hair, hair extensions can provide a complete transform within an afternoon! Also, they have become more affordable, which appeals to people who wouldn’t have considered them before.

For those readers who are yet to try Great Lengths but have always wanted to make more of their hair, what would your advice be?

I would definitely advise anyone who has not yet tried Great Lengths to give it a go. I have never come across a client who regrets trying hair extensions. When booking with a certified Great Lengths stylist, you know they have received the correct training, which prevents any damage to your natural hair and they are using premium products.


What’s the most common question you get asked about extensions?

Many of my clients ask me where the hair comes from. Of course, Great Lengths are 100% human hair that is ethically sourced. You can see the full journey of their hair extensions here.

What do you think the next trend in hair extensions will be?

Tape-in hair extensions such as GL Apps are massive in America and are growing in popularity here. I love GL Apps, as they are perfect for a temporary look and can be quickly and easily applied. They can also be reapplied and reused, making them economical.

What has been your favourite Great Lengths transformation?

I love all my Great Lengths transformations! I enjoy adding volume to clients with finer hair, as it makes such a difference, but also making a dramatic change to a client’s hair by adding length or colour. I’ve been lucky enough to work with clients who have allowed me to be really creative when cutting and blending colours, which I really enjoy as it’s great to keep developing my skills and learning new effects. I love being able to personalise each transformation and see amazing results.

To find out more about Charlotte visit the website, Instagram or Facebook page.

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