Frequently Asked Questions
In 1992, Great Lengths International created and patented the “Synthesized Keratin Protein Polymer” bond for the application of hair extensions. In short, the GLI bond's molecular structure mimics that of human hair so that it possesses the same characteristics of human hair.
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. For the most accurate answer, based upon the state of your natural hair and desired result, schedule a consultation with a Great Lengths Certified Stylist.
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When applied and maintained properly, the application will not damage your hair. 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. Great Lengths USA has the most rigid requirements for certification in the industry. Our mandatory certification course is on average 3 times longer than any other extension brand in the professional market. Further, there are only a handful of extension brands that even require education as most companies position their training as an option, but not necessary.
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.
Great Lengths Certified Stylists are the most highly trained in the industry. There is no close second.
This is one of the reasons that Great Lengths, year after year, receives such honors as “Stylist Choice Award” and “Professionals Choice Award” from the beauty industry’s leading trade media, such as American Salon Magazine and Behind the Chair.
For premium bonded extensions, we recommend removal every 3 to 5 months, depending upon the type of application performed (i.e. lengthening, volumizing, etc.). For GL Tape Systems, we recommend removal every 4 to 6 weeks. Both removal timeframes are dependent upon the state/condition of the client's natural hair and their lifestyle.