FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hair extensions are a cosmetic procedure and should only be applied to healthy hair. Hair must be at least 5cm in length, though ideally 8cm or longer to ensure comfortable and discreet attachments. There are some medical conditions that may make a minority of clients unsuitable for extensions. Suitability is discussed during a consultation with a Great Lengths Certified Stylist – these are always free and no-obligation.

You can be assured that Great Lengths’ Pre-Bonded and Tapes have been scientifically proven not to cause damage to healthy hair when applied correctly and maintained properly. The key to a successful, damage free application lies in the details of the application. There is no “cookie-cutter”, “one size fits all” application technique, as each client has different hair conditions and desired results that must be considered. The skill level of the stylist is crucial for a damage-free application and this is why Great Lengths Certified Stylists are the most sought after by extension clients worldwide.

No, your stylist can apply as few extensions as you need to achieve the look you want. Hair extensions can also just be applied to a specific area, such as at the sides. The possibilities are endless.

This depends on the product you are having and on the number of hair extensions applied. During the consultation, your stylist will be able to advise you on estimated application time.

Great Lengths Pre-bonded can last up to five months if well maintained and depending upon the type of application performed (i.e. lengthening, volumizing, etc.). GL Tapes last about 4 – 6 weeks but can be re-used up to three time.
Both removal timeframes are dependent upon the state/condition of the client's natural hair and their lifestyle.

Great Lengths Service cost can vary greatly from client to client because each is truly a custom service. There are also many GL application options to be considered, such as lengthening, full volumizing, zonal volumizing, dimensional color work or special needs applications.
During the consultation with your stylist you will receive the most accurate answer, based upon the state of your natural hair and desired result.

Great Lengths only uses 100% human hair because it behaves like your own hair and offers a more natural look. This means that our hair extensions can be treated in just the same way as your own hair: can be styled using heated tools, as well as professionally coloured and permed. They are also suitable for most lifestyle activities including swimming.

Remy hair is hair where all the cuticles are facing in the same direction from root to tip. All Great Lengths hair is classed as Remy. The main benefits are that the hair is easier to maintain, less likely to knot and blends well.

Because all Great Lengths hair extensions are made from 100% human hair, your care routine will be very similar. The only key differences are that you may wash your hair less frequently, it must always be dried after washing, and the hair may need to be brushed more regularly.
Always follow the guidelines set out by your stylist.

Great Lengths hair extensions must always be removed by one of our certified stylists.
For GL Pre-bonded, the stylist will use a specially formulated Great Lengths removal gel. When applied, this gel gently breaks down the bonds and your stylist will use a removal tool during this process, allowing the extensionist to slide the bond down your own hair with no damage caused.
GL Tapes are removed by using the specially formulated GL Tape removal spray, which breaks down the adhesive strip between the two sandwiches, meaning your stylist can remove without causing any damage.

Once you have had your extensions removed, your hair needs to be washed and conditioned to clean away any residue from the removal gel or spray.
If you have maintained your extensions well, there will be no damage, and you may find that your natural hair has grown more quickly than usual.

Yes, as our hair is 100% human, it can be coloured or tonalized. Your stylist will be able to advise you on what is possible and what results you can expect to achieve.

The extensions are modulated so that the hair falls naturally. If you like to wear your hair tied up, please inform your stylist, he will work your hair extensions so that they are not visible even with tied hair.

Yes, Great Lengths hair extensions suit most lifestyles, however, we recommend to avoid daily or frequently repeated swimming, particularly in seawater and chlorinated water, and excessive sauna and steam room use, as these activities may affect the lifespan of your GL Pre-bonded or GL Tapes. A great tip to try after these activities is to use diluted Great Lengths Anti Tap Water solution to restore your hair and scalp to its natural pH balance.

You can use our Salon Locator to search for Great Lengths certified salons and stylists in your area.