Congratulations to our April Hair of Fame Hero, Lucy Graham, we caught up with Lucy this week to find out more about her experience in the hair industry.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your hair career
I first started hairdressing when I was 15 at Toni & Guy in Leeds, here I did all my training whilst still working full time. I have worked in a few other salons in the past, however, last year I decided to work for myself at a more local salon on the outskirts of Leeds. Due to the growing demand for Great Lengths, as well as my current clientele, I now focus solely on Hair Extensions. I love creating hair transformations with Great Lengths and I enjoy being really creative with my looks.
When did you start applying hair extensions?
I first started applying hair extensions in November 2013 – since then I have held a Gold Award every year, which I’m really proud of!
What do you love about Great Lengths?
Great Lengths are so versatile, I love how you can blend and create new colours without it looking stripy. I like being able to half the bonds to match any colour type, this way they sit like the client’s own natural hair. Even wearing Great Lengths is great as you can’t feel them pulling on your scalp, they feel weightless and don’t damage the hair when treated correctly.
What do you feel separates Great Lengths from the competition?
The quality of their hair is superior. It’s 100% human hair, which means it just looks so natural. There’s no coating on the hair like other brands. It also feels and acts just like your own hair when styling.
What are your upcoming trend predictions for 2017?
I think the biggest trend at the moment is long, healthy looking locks! It’s been this way for a while but I think that trend is here to stay. You see more and more girls going for Super Length hair, and Great Lengths is a great way to achieve this long shiny mane look!
The trend for the more mature is definitely the thick Lob. It’s a winner for this year and is a look that is best suited with hair extensions.
What do you think the biggest challenge of hairdressing is?
For me, the biggest challenge comes with working for myself. It’s great being your own boss, but I don’t have a receptionist or any helpers so it can be tough keeping on top of everything.
What is your best look to date?
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