Looking After Your Hair Extensions


If you have further questions and you can’t find the answer below please don’t hesitate to contact the salon.

  • Are Hair Extensions Suitable For Everyone?

    Hair extensions are a cosmetic procedure and they should be applied to healthy hair. Hair must be at least 5 – 8 cm’s in length to provide comfortable attachments. There are some medical conditions that may make a minority of our clients unsuitable for extensions, which is why  we offer a free, no obligation consultation. At this stage the client’s suitability can be ascertained and the salon can be confident they can produce a high quality result.

  • Are Human Hair Extensions Better and Why?

    Human extensions are better because they create a more natural look and effect. This means our extensions can be styled using heated tools and straighteners, as well as being professionally coloured and permed. They are also suitable for most lifestyle activities.

  • Will Hair Extensions Damage My Own Hair?

    No. Your hair extensions are attached by a professionally trained stylist and they are properly maintained by the clients, Great Lengths extensions should not damage your hair. Our hair is 100% natural and the bond has been formulated using a special blend of polymers that replicate the molecular structure of keratin. Keratin is a protein from which natural hair is made so if your extensions are maintained in the recommended way, no problems should occur.

  • How Long Will My Hair Extensions Last?

    By following our advice, using recommended products for the maintenance of your extensions and generally looking after your hair the extensions should last up to 5 months.

  • How Long Does It Take For Hair Extensions To Be Applied?

    This depends on how many extensions you are having and the application system being used. For example with either the Classic or Cold Fusion system you can have half a head of extension applied in approximately 2 hours.

  • Are Hair Extensions Difficult To Style?

    As the hair extensions we apply are 100% human hair they can be treated in just the same way as your own hair. Straighten, curl, perm and even colour. However, we do recommend using Great Lengths Aftercare range of products to help keep the hair in tip top condition.

  • Do I Have To Get A Full Head Of Hair Extensions?

    You can have as many extensions as you need to achieve the look you want  even a few simple strands can make a huge difference. Either a splash of colour or add a little more volume. The possibilities are endless.