Ask the Expert – Samuel Burley

Doncaster based hairdresser Samuel Burley has been causing quite a stir on social media with his gorgeous Great Lengths transformation photos! We caught up with this talented Extensionist to find out more about the man behind these magnificent makeovers…


Tell us a little bit about yourself and your hairdressing career

From a young age I was always fascinated with hair and obsessed with colour transformations – I suppose it was this that made me realise that hairdressing was what I wanted to do.

When I started out working on the salon floor I noticed a lot of people coming through the door with really poor quality hair extensions and I decided then and there that that wouldn’t happen if I applied them.

I then made the move to a smaller salon, became self employed and mentioned the idea of training in applying extensions to the salon owners who were immediately sold by this idea. I began by using another extension company other than Great Lengths, but after really researching and hearing so many amazing reviews I made the switch.


Outside the salon, what do you enjoy doing?

Every opportunity I get, I love escaping to different countries and absorbing different cultures and lifestyles. I am extremely passionate about travelling and exploring, seeing the world through other people’s eyes.

Throughout the week I also enjoy going to Yoga classes, I find it such a relaxing hobby!


How long have you been working with Great Lengths hair?

It has been just over a year now that I have been working with Great Lengths and I can’t believe how quickly my hair extension business has built up. It is fast becoming my most requested work and I can’t get enough of it.

Samuel Burley

What do you love about Great Lengths hair extensions?

There is absolutely nothing that compares to the Great Lengths experience. I love the way you can transform someone’s hair into something completely different or enhance what they already have to make it look and feel its very best. Great Lengths hair is of unbelievably good quality and always stays beautifully glossy and thick from the day it goes in, until the day it comes out. Everyone who has Great Lengths hair extensions leaves the salon with a massive confidence boost and looking fantastic.


What has been your favourite transformation so far?

I love all the transformations I have created, but I must say the Flowstrands transformations are my favourite. The instant colour change along with added length and thickness always looks fantastic.

Samuel Burley

What key trends do you prefer for Autumn/Winter 2015?

As the summer winds down I think pastels will become more vivid, with the deeper and richer colours being most popular.


Find our more about Samuel’s salon here, or check out his stunning Instagram feed here.

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