Great Lengths Awards Return to the UK

We’re delighted to announce the return of our biennial UK GL Awards, which celebrate the passion, talent and creativity of over 1,500 certified Great Lengths salons and stylists across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


With each category winner set to be awarded two tickets to an exclusive group tour of the Great Lengths production facility in Rome, including 2 nights in 5* accommodation and all expenses paid, the stakes really couldn’t be higher!

Celebrating its fifth return to the UK, this year’s GL Awards offers bigger prizes and a range of exciting categories for Great Lengths stylists to enter. This year also sees 2 brand-new categories, increasing the total number of categories to 11.

Winners of each award will be crowned at the eagerly anticipated Awards ceremony which will take place on 16th September 2018 at the prestigious Royal Armouries Museum, in the home city of our head office – Leeds.

As well as trip to our production factory in Rome, each winner will also receive a trophy and certificate as well as a prestigious accolade and industry recognised title as a GL Award winner.

The 11 categories for UK GL Awards 2018 are:

  • Hair of Fame – (new for 2018) The winner of our monthly Hair of Fame competition will be a finalist in this award category.
  • Longer Length
  • Captivating Colour
  • Enviable Volume
  • Bridal Creation
  • Creative Innovation
  • Silver Salon/Freelancer Award – Outstanding Performance
  • Gold Salon/Freelancer Award – Outstanding Performance
  • Platinum Salon/Freelancer Award – Outstanding Performance (new for 2018)
  • Best Newcomer Award
  • The Great Lengths Trophy – Extension Excellence

Award entries opened on 1st February 2018 and close on 1st July 2018. Our high-profile panel of industry judges will be revealed shortly – so stay tuned.

With so much excitement in the air, we took this opportunity to catch up with the crème of the crop – a selection of award winners from 2016/2017 UK GL Awards – to find out what winning their award meant to them and how it’s since transformed their business.

James Henderson, Owner of M Hair, Nottingham and winner of The Great Lengths Trophy, Extension Excellence Award said:

“Winning the Awards has given us the edge over our competitors and given our clients and prospective clients the confidence that they are in the best hands. It has cemented our 30 years in the extensions business and helped to raise national awareness of our brand.”

When asked how she felt about winning the Best Gold Salon Award, Emma Choremi from McQueens Hairdressing in Bristol told us:

“I felt so relieved and happy, for myself and for my team. It was an honour to be recognised. Winning the award gave me a whole new outlook on my work, my salon has been noticed and recognised as one of the best for extension work.”

Many award winners have gone on to work with the Great Lengths Head Office team on numerous collaborative opportunities including campaign shoots and PR and industry exhibitions, further raising their profile in the hair industry and amongst potential clients.

The finalist of each category will be revealed shortly after the entry period closes. We can’t wait to share the details of the finalists with you. Here’s wishing our stylists the very best of luck when entering this year’s awards!

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