Congratulations to this month’s Hair of Fame winner and award winning Bridal and Great Lengths hair extension specialist, Yvette Clarke. Read on to learn more about Yvette and her hairdressing career so far in our exclusive Q&A.
How did you get into the hairdressing industry?
I began my hairdressing career when I was 15 years old, working in a small, local salon. It provided 360 training and an ability to see and experience many industry hair shows and events. As a result, I got the bug for entering competitions and pushing myself creatively.
Why did you choose to work with Great Lengths?
I chose to work with Great Lengths hair extensions, as I wanted to ensure that my clients were achieving the most natural looks with the highest quality hair. Great Lengths as a company also gives exceptional support and offers fantastic education and training courses, which I believe is extremely important.
What is your favourite part of the job?
My favourite part of being a hairstylist is that I can change someone’s day or life, just by spending a short amount of time with them. Giving a client confidence and making them feeling great about themselves is an honour.
Who is your celebrity hair inspiration?
My celebrity inspiration has to be Blake Lively. Her hair is simplistic, elegant, healthy and effortless – definitely a hair muse for blondes everywhere.
How would your clients describe you?
After reading this question, I decided to ask my clients themselves. Their answers are below – they made me feel extremely proud and fulfilled.
“Yvette is easy to talk to, professional, has huge knowledge of the product and achieves perfect hair extensions application time and time again – she is an expert in her field!”
“Yvette is a very professional stylist who delivers excellent results and goes the extra mile for her clients. ”
What can clients expect when they visit Yvette Clarke Hair?
When clients visit Yvette Clarke Hair, they will receive the most personal and professional service, within a luxurious and relaxing setting.
What hero advice do you give to your clients to help keep their Great Lengths in tip-top condition?
To maintain Great Lengths hair extensions I advise my clients to invest in a good home hair care regime. One particular product that I recommend to my clients is the Great Lengths Extra Rich Hair Mask. It’s perfect for detoxing hair and keeps it soft, shiny and in the best condition.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to stylists who are considering starting out in the hairdressing in business?
For anyone about to start their hairdressing career, I would advise them to just be themselves. To let their natural creativity and ambition take them through to whatever they want to achieve. Within the hair industry there are no limits.
What is your favourite Great Lengths transformation to date and why?
My favourite Great Lengths transformation to date is my Great Lengths awards entry from 2012. It was the first time where I was really creative using extensions and loved how they could be used to amplify the brightness and shine of my client’s hair.
What is your signature style?
My signature style has to be classic, soft, natural waves. The style is timeless and can be dressed from daytime to nighttime – perfect for every occasion.
What hairstyle do you feel will be a big trend this season?
Current hair trends at the moment are varied, but all statement, eye-catching looks. From the power bob, textured pixie, to the sleek and shiny – there is something for every client as we move into autumn/winter.
Where can we find you on social media?
You can find all my latest hair and salon updates on
Facebook @Yvette Clarke Hair
And Instagram @Yvette Clarke Hair
To book an appointment with Yvette Clarke visit our salon locator page here.