This week we caught up with Vanessa Elliot, owner of Dreamgirlz Hair Extension Boutique in Newcastle upon Tyne, to see why she recommends Great Lengths hair extensions…
Tell us about you and your experience in the industry
I’m the owner of Dreamgirlz Hair Extension Boutique in Newcastle upon Tyne and I’ve been in the hairdressing industry since 2010. I first started working with hair extensions five years ago whilst running a mobile hairdressing business. I successfully built up an extensive clientele list and decided to open my own exclusive luxury hair extension salon. My salon opened three years ago and the company has grown amazingly over the past few years, we now have a fantastic team behind us who love transforming and making your hair dreams a reality on a day-to-day basis. As a Gold Great Lengths salon we pride ourselves on our unique personal touch, attention to detail and outstanding customer service.
What made you get into working with pre-bonded hair extensions?
I love learning new techniques and wanted to provide my clients with the best products available on the market. Great Lengths offer an amazing pre-bonded method, which is so easy to manage. Clients are always pleased with the results as they are undetectable, light and the hair just blends into their natural hair giving you flawless results every time. Whether you want volume, colour or a complete transformation Great Lengths can be customised to match clients own hair density so no damage is caused.
Why do you think so many people are now choosing hair extensions to enhance their hair?
I think many clients are now opting for hair extensions as they can totally transform a client’s hair in a matter of hours with zero damage. Hair extensions are so versatile; you can add colour, length and volume without changing the client’s natural hair. I feel people choose Great Lengths because they are a renowned company and are known to be the best in the business.
For those readers who are yet to try Great Lengths but have always wanted to make more of their hair, what would your advice be?
We offer a free, no obligation consultation to show the client the hair and how it is fitted. We can answer any questions they may have, show them all of our transformations and looks that can be achieved with Great Lengths.
What’s the most common question you get asked about extensions?
Many of my clients ask me if glue is used for the application process. What makes Great Lengths hair extensions different from the other hair extensions available is the bond. Great Lengths patented protein polymer bond ensures a quick and simple application either with heat or an ultrasound system. The bonds are made from synthetic keratin that mimics the molecular structure of natural keratin found in human hair and skin, which helps to maintain a natural pH value.
What do you think the next trend in hair extensions will be?
I think festival hair will be huge this summer, anything from beachy waves to plaits and feathers. Also, pastel shades will be popular this season and GL Apps are perfect for adding bright colours without colouring the client’s hair.
What has been your favourite Great Lengths transformation?
My favourite transformation has to be a client who lost her hair due to chemotherapy. She came into my salon after growing her hair two inches long and we fitted a full head of Great Lengths half bonds into her hair. This gave her the hair she had always had. We were all overwhelmed by her transformation and were both in tears of joy. She has been wearing Great Lengths for over a year and a half now and her hair is now super thick and healthy.