Bringing together four of the most creative and technically skilled extensionists from across the UK and Ireland, this year’s Great Lengths Masters were selected after a rigorous judging process that saw entrants showcase their passion and talent over several rounds.
The results were revealed at the GLammies 2023 – Great Lengths’ annual awards event which celebrates the industry’s most talented extensionists. The Masters will now work alongside the Great Lengths team to create the next national UK & Ireland campaign for the brand.
“Great Lengths Masters represent the crème de la crème of extensionists working throughout the UK and Ireland” says Joscelin McCourt, CEO of HB Collective, the home of Great Lengths. “Our winners have demonstrated an unparalleled understanding of their craft, as well as the passion and technical skill to create extension work that excites and inspires. I can’t wait to see them bring their ideas to life on our next campaign.’
The 2023 Masters are:
Hadley Yates, Hadley Yates Salon
Having been fascinated by his mother’s extensions from an early age, Hadley Yates made the decision to specialise in the technique – and with a self-titled central London salon and an ever-growing A-list clientele, he hasn’t looked back! Passionate about the versatility of extensions to completely transform a look, Hadley is also experienced in fitting extensions for hair loss clients, work which he describes as ‘life changing.’
Linda Thornton, Lynda T Hairdressing
Multi-award-winning extensionist and salon owner Linda has been hairdressing for 12 years, specialising in bridal work, hair up and extensions before moving into education. Viewing hairdressing as an ‘art’, Linda works closely with her clients to bring their visions to life and takes great pride in sharing her expertise with her peers.
Jade Hobster, Hair Extensions by Jade
Winner of the Classic category at Salon International’s 2022 extension competition, Jade has been a Great Lengths certified stylist for eight years. Jade’s innovative Gold-status Hair Pod is a customised space, dedicated to the clientele that visit for her expertise and inclusive approach. From transforming hair lines for male clients to adding volume for clients with thinning hair, Jade’s work continues to go from strength to strength.
Katie Hemming, Love Hair
Owner of Cotswolds-based Gold-status salon, Love Hair, Katie is an award-winning extensionist. With a focus on sustainable and ethical partnerships, Katie has built a loyal Great Lengths clientele who love her ability to create jaw-dropping transformations without compromising her eco credentials.
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