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Have You Heard About the GLammies by Great Lengths?

by charlottegw / last updated March 25, 2021

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After a year in lockdown, hairdressers across the country are getting ready to reopen – and thanks to Great Lengths, there’s now even more reason to celebrate those post-lockdown transformations. This year, the ultimate awards for extensions are back and bigger than ever, with a new name, new categories and a HUGE 10th anniversary celebration!

The GLammies by Great Lengths is open to salons and stylists across the UK and Ireland and seeks to celebrate the craft, creativity and business of extensions. With six specialist categories, six regional categories (new for 2021) and the coveted Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence, there are no shortage of options to show off what you can do – and with new online entry, it’s never been easier or more accessible to get involved.

Great Lengths will be rolling out the red carpet for the GLammies with a glittering ceremony for finalists, where the winners will be crowned and receive their exciting prizes – including tickets for a group tour of the Great Lengths production facility in Rome, with two nights 5* accommodation, meals and internal transfers for two people.

All winners will also receive a GLammies trophy, logos for marketing, social media coverage and plenty of PR across the country in both trade and local press – all of which will allow salons and stylists to stand out from the competition and mark themselves out as the best in the business.

The big winner on the night will be able to lift the Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence – but that’s not all. The winner of this prize will be invited to participate in an incredible photoshoot experience, working with the Education and Creative Team to create a concept, before bringing it to life with an all expenses paid photoshoot with a top makeup artist, stylist and photographer. The finished images will be used for PR, digital and social purposes, helping the winner to grow their portfolio AND profile.

In order to support stylists with their entries and boost their skillset, Great Lengths has also curated the best of their education – suggesting courses on the entry form to help stylists level up in specific areas before submitting an entry.

This support, combined with the detail and testimonials required for business entries, all seek to elevate the art of hair extensions and raise recognition of the skill, creativity and business expertise required to thrive in the industry.

Entries open on 1st April, and close on 1st July. Visit to find out more about each category and to submit your entries. You can also enter by post.


Explore the Categories

 Creative Categories

Who can enter? All Great Lengths certified stylists who work with Great Lengths extensions in a commercial environment.

 Longer Length
Demonstrate how Great Lengths can add length to hair while still remaining discreet and beautifully natural. Showcase a timeless, classic look which exudes sophistication.

Enviable Volume
Demonstrate fuller, thicker hair using Great Lengths hair. Showcase how Great Lengths can transform the finest of hair – giving your clients the hair of their dreams.

Captivating Colour
Demonstrate how natural hair can be transformed with colour using Great Lengths hair. Bold or subtle, the image should reflect a timeless, classic look which exudes sophistication.

Creative Innovation
Unique, experimental concepts should be at the forefront when creating your look. Fashion forward, imaginative and on trend while using Great Lengths hair. 

Bridal Creation
Demonstrate how using Great Lengths hair can enable bridal clients to achieve the hair of their dreams for their big day.

Best Newcomer
Demonstrate exceptional creativity and show true success with the brand. Open to all Great Lengths certified stylists who completed certification after 16th September 2018.


Business Categories

New for 2021, Great Lengths is seeking to recognise the most talented extension salons and stylists across the UK and Ireland with regional categories. Judges will be looking for entries that showcase how hairdressers have used Great Lengths in their business to build a strong reputation, a loyal client base and an outstanding body of work.

The regional categories are open to any Great Lengths certified salon, or freelancer who works with Great Lengths in a commercial setting.

Northern Hair Extension Salon/Freelancer of the Year

Midlands Hair Extension Salon/Freelancer of the Year

Southern Hair Extension Salon/Freelancer of the Year

Scottish Hair Extension Salon/Freelancer of the Year

Welsh Hair Extension Salon/Freelancer of the Year

Northern Ireland Hair Extension Salon/Freelancer of the Year

Finally, the Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence is the ultimate prize on the night and will be awarded to a stylist whose passion and drive for extensions shines through across both business results and creative expression.

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