Glo Extensions Denver answers your frequently asked questions about Great Lengths Hair Extensions.
How do I know I’m getting authentic Great Lengths hair extensions?
When it comes to verifying that your stylist has the right certifications and experience to apply your Great Lengths Hair Extensions, there are several ways to confirm that you will get what you pay for without offending your stylist.
- Ask to see the stylist’s Great Lengths Hair Extensions Certification. Your stylist will probably rave about the intense training provided by the Great Lengths company.
- Check the Great Lengths Salon Locator to see if they are listed as a certified service provider.
- Contact Great Lengths at 1-(800) 999-0809 and ask to verify their Great Lengths Certification Status.
- Ask to see before and after examples of their hair extensions work to see if it is to your satisfaction (See Glo Extensions Denver’s before and after photos here)
What is a “keratin bond?”
Great Lengths Hair Extensions use their patented “Synthesized Keratin Protein Polymer” bond for the application of the hair. In short, the bond mimics your natural hair and is flexible, so that it can expand and contract with your hair as you wash and dry it.
How much do Great Lengths Hair Extensions cost?
Yes, this is definitely the most asked question we hear. The truth is we can’t give you a set price because the service will vary from client to client. Great Lengths hair extensions are truly a custom service. There are many options to be considered, which will depend on if you want lengthening, full volumizing, zonal volumizing, dimensional color work or if you have a special need. Prices for Great Lengths Hair Extensions normally start at $1000 and go up depending on length and desired volume. For the most accurate answer, based upon the state of your natural hair and desired result, schedule a FREE 30-Minute consultation with Glo Extensions’ Great Lengths Certified Stylists.
Will Great Lengths Extensions damage my hair?
When applied and maintained properly, the application will not damage your hair. The skill level of the stylists is crucial for a damage free application and this is why Great Lengths Certified Stylists are the most sought after by extension clients worldwide. Great Lengths USA has the most rigid requirements for certification in the industry.
The key to a successful, damage free application lies in the details of the application. Glo Extensions Great Lengths Certified Stylists are the most highly trained in the industry. There is no close second. Check out Glo Extensions awards
How long do Great Lengths Extensions last?
We recommend removal every 3 to 5 months, depending upon the type of application performed (i.e. lengthening, volumzing, etc), the state/condition of your natural hair, and lifestyle.
Will Great Lengths Hair Extensions Hurt?
Many people read about horror stories of people getting hair extensions and then needing pain killers to sleep. Incorrect application of any hair extensions can cause pain if the bonds are attached too close to the scalp. Glo Extensions certified stylists are thoroughly trained on application techniques to ensure that the correct amount of hair is placed in the bonds, the bonds are the correct distance from the scalp, the hair extension lies flat and comfortably in the hair. Hair extensions that are placed too close to the scalp will not extend the life of the hair extensions, it will only result in pain, hair breakage, headaches and hair loss.
Where do Great Lengths Hair Extensions come from?
Everything begins on the other side of the globe: India. Although there is distance between us and this emerging country, we have something important in common. No other hair has such similarity to North American and European hair than Indian hair, and nowhere else in the world is it donated voluntarily in such quantities. Long hair in India has a particular importance. Indian women cut off and donate their hair several times in their life. Thousands of women go to the temples to sacrifice their hair. They do this as a devotion to their god or goddess. They say goodbye to what was so important to them for years, their hair. It is an ancient ritual to sacrifice one’s hair. Often whole families do it, even men and children. We can see it among all social groups. Even the wealthy do it.
How are Great Lengths Hair Extensions Made?
The donated hair goes through many stages before it is transformed into hair extensions. Because machines are not suitable for these processes, this work must be done by hand. After a final quality inspection, the hair is flown to Europe. In Nepi, near Rome, the valuable hair from India is processed to high-quality extensions. Here, the hair from India is stored for production.
Great Lengths Quality Control
First, strands of hair from each bundle go through special tests to measure their elasticity and to confirm that the hair’s cuticle layer is still intact. The analysis of each hair bundle shows if the hair is chemically treated or colored. If testing indicates the hair has been subjected to chemical processing, it cannot be used. After testing, the hair is then sewn onto muslin fabric to keep the strands in root-to-end alignment and organized through the production processes.
Great Lengths Color Process
The next step is depigmentation. This is a patented osmosis process for removing the hair’s original color without the use of damaging bleach or ammonia derivatives. In this Great Lengths exclusive process, the hair’s color is lifted only as much as is required for depositing its new color.
Now we move to the color room, where the hair’s new color is processed. Only textile dyes made exclusively for Great Lengths are used. Their formulations are ideal for developing colorfast hair. The color process is performed in small batches by hand by master colorists, to accommodate the sensitivities of the hair. This process develops the base colors required for the next step of hand blending the colors.
First, the hair is gently dried. No aggressive heat is used. After drying again, the length is inspected. Like natural hair, each color of Great Lengths extensions are comprised of many different shades. Blending the multiple shades by hand to create one natural-appearing color is done in the blending department. As it is throughout the production process, the technicians must take great care to maintain the hair’s root-to-end alignment. After the blending, the hair is pulled back into one length. This means that the hair is sorted until the length of all of the hair in this batch is of the same length, root to end.
The next step is the preparation for attaching the bond. This is what attaches the extensions to one’s natural hair. First, the root end of the hair is pressed. Then the bonding strips are pressed onto the hair. The bonded hair is then placed into the printing machine that shapes, imprints, and cuts the individual Great Lengths bonds.