GL Awards – Meet the Judges

Knowing how much time and effort you put into creating your Great Lengths Awards entries, we knew that it was essential that we recruited the best in the business to be our judges. The time has come to reveal who we’ve lined up, so without further ado….

Matthew Curtis

Lead stylist for Britain’s Next Top Model and Great Lengths Extensionist.

Matthew has years of experience creating stunning catwalk-ready looks for celebrity clients and models alike. As such, he has a keen eye for detail and a perfect finish!

As a salon owner and experienced Great Lengths Extensionist, Matthew understands what can be achieved for clients, and will be looking out for super neat bond application and clever use of colour. 

Gabriella Pisani

Former beauty journalist for HELLO! Fashion Monthly, LOOK and The Sunday Mirror, and founder of Pretty Ugly.

When it comes to beauty trends and must-have products, there is very little that the gorgeous Gabriella Pisani doesn’t know!

Currently running online beauty hub, prettyugly.co.uk, Gabriella is renowned for her honest, real-life reviews, and industry expertise. A Great Lengths hair extensions wearer, Gabriella will be looking out for striking, sought-after transformations.

Gemma Talbot

Assistant Editor of Professional Hairdresser.

Working for one of the UKs leading industry publications, Gemma has seen more than her fair share of hair artistry! As such, Gemma has an aptitude for recognizing emerging talent, and exceptional creative skillGemma will be looking out for the next big thing in hair extensions – she is ready to be wowed! 

Gemma Ward

Editor of The Salon Magazine.

Always keeping a firm finger on the industry pulse, Gemma is in the know when it comes to new products, and top trends across hair, beauty, nails and tanning.

Bringing her experience and know-how to the judging table, Gemma will be looking out for examples of exceptional creativity and technical prowess.


Don’t forget, you have until 1 July 2016 to prepare and submit any entries.

In August, our judges will select the finalists, and the overall winners will be revealed during a red carpet ceremony on 18 September in Leeds.

Good Luck!


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