Help Clients Maintain Extensions At Home and Excite Them for Reopening
As hair salons look forward to reopening on 12th April, how can you support your extensions clients in the meantime, and what trends will be big for Spring/Summer 21?
Luckily, Great Lengths have put together the below handy guide you can show your clients in the interim, as well as the key trends to have on your radar.
Tips for hair extensions maintenance
Hair washing tips
When wearing extensions, although 100% human hair you do need to apply a little more attention when you wash your hair. Pick a shampoo that works with your hair type, Great Lengths have the Silver Shine Shampoo for blondes, a Structure Repair, Daily Moisture and Ultimate Colour shampoo that have all been specially formulated to work in harmony with your Great Lengths. Be gentle and be patient, avoid encouraging matting by lathering up your shampoo on top of your head, instead gently and slowly massage shampoo from the root to tip applying special care when you are washing near your bonds or GL Tapes. Any conditioners, ensure you don’t apply at the root/application area. Conditioners can affect the bonds or GL Tapes and cause extensions to detach prematurely. – Nyree Robinson – sales executive
Specifically for blondes, if you’re used to popping to the salon for your regular toner make sure you invest in the Great Lengths Silver Shine Shampoo so that you can complete the process and banish those brassy tones at home. The Silver Shine Shampoo can be used weekly to keep your colour looking its best and is 100% compatible with Great Lengths. For a more intense treatment you can leave the shampoo on for longer, (please seek your personal recommendation from your stylist) to remove yellow and brassy tones and replenish, uplift and bring life back to your blonde locks. – Louise Jenkins – creative & Education Manager
This is the perfect time to dedicate yourself to some well deserved pamper time. Sometimes amongst our busy lifestyles we forget to give ourselves and our hair that extra little bit of attention but whilst you have the time, use it wisely to look after your Great Lengths. Great Lengths have a NEW High Performance Hair Mask that nourishes and moisturises your hair, it’s particularly good for those who are wearing long extensions and doesn’t take long to get to work. Apply to wet hair for 10-15 minutes for an intensive hair treatment. Louise Jenkins – creative & education manager
Hair Extension Trends for Spring/Summer 2021
“When it comes to Spring/Summer hair, pastel shades are the perfect choice for upgrading your client’s look,” explains Vicky Demetriou, Larry King.
“This season, we’ll be seeing softer, warmer tones that add subtle depth and dimension – perfect for clients who are embracing their natural colour for a more low-maintenance lockdown look. Great Lengths has three new limited-edition colours in bonds and GL Tapes that are perfect for tapping into this trend, without the need for any chemicals,” says Vicky.
“Peach Blonde adds a soft rosy glow for blondes, Strawberry Blonde is the perfect neutral for redheads as a mid-colour between deep auburn brunettes and light copper blondes, and Brown Rose offers brunettes an alternative to chocolate tones,” she says.
“All three can be used to add depth, volume and length, as well as colour – I’ll be scattering Strawberry or Peach Blonde tones for rooted hair, and adding an extra dimension to my brunette clients with Brown Rose.”