Congratulations to this month’s Hair of Fame Hero, Lauren Reed. We caught up with Lauren to talk all things Great Lengths and to see some of her favourite hair transformations to date.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career
I always wanted to specialise in hair extensions, specifically as they have always been such a huge part of my own hair routine and I knew it was a market that was growing at a significant rate. I saw the potential in starting a career in the hairdressing industry and offering hair extensions as a service, so after qualifying to be a hairdresser I joined the world of Great Lengths and put 100% of my focus on that. I managed to achieve Silver salon status within three months and Gold salon status in two years.
Why did you choose to work with Great Lengths?
I chose to work with Great Lengths because I think the product speaks for itself – its colour range is extensive and I never struggle to achieve the perfect blend for my clients, even on virgin hair. The hair quality is without a doubt the most manageable, and the Great Lengths team behind the scenes does so much for us as stylists to help deliver the best service.
How do you think synthetic hair compares to 100% human hair?
Poor, as the aspect of treating it exactly like your own hair just isn’t there. For example, heat styling, colouring etc. Great Lengths only uses 100% human hair, which means it behaves like your own hair and can be styled like you would style your own hair – using heated tools, having it professionally coloured etc.
What are the major differences you see with other brands in comparison to Great Lengths?
The Great Lengths colour range is a lot wider. Also the tiny discreetness of the bonds makes Great Lengths stand out against the rest – no other keratin bonds I have ever worked with are as tiny, discreet and neat after application than the Great Lengths bonds.
How would you describe the application method of Great Lengths?
I think the application method is one of the key points I love about Great Lengths. I use the cold fusion machine, which is so precise and easy to use and the result of the neat, strong bond with no shedding for my clients is amazing.
Do you find Great Lengths as easy to style as natural hair?
Yes, I actually find Great Lengths even easier to style. Many of my clients tell me that that they love how Great Lengths hair extensions help hold their styles much longer in comparison to their own hair, meaning they can have curls that last from day to night.
What is your favourite Great Lengths transformation to date and why?
The below transformation is my favourite ever transformation. It shows all aspects of Great Lengths hair extension enhancement abilities, from the perfect blend and match of colour using two of the brunette shades, to achieving length and volume with just 125 bonds. I completed the look by styling the hair into bouncy curls creating a shiny, healthy finish.
Some of my other favourite transformations are below:
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