Yes, extensions are perfect for length and volume, but the ambassadors at Great Lengths are regularly using them to create fresh designs and modern silhouettes.
“It’s all about luxury,” says Great Lengths Executive Artistic Director Danielle Keasling. “We are now using extensions to reshape the hair and build design.”
Great Lengths Senior Design Team Director Nanci Lee agrees, “The quality of Great Lengths extensions allows us to customize texture and color. They are simply beautiful.”
Keasling and Lee visited MODERN’s studio to show how they use a variety of lengths and colors to transform model Anastasia who had nice hair but was looking for a more interesting and versatile finish. Using 22-inch Great Lengths GL Tapes, the artists blended several colors including 59, 11 and 23, adding in a few pieces of 64 and 62.
“All are in the blonde family and we are blending warm and cool so that the mix is more natural,” Lee says.
When it comes to cutting, the artists use a variety of techniques for a more natural fall, incorporating slide cutting and point cutting, while customizing with elevation and tension.
“If you trim, cut and texturize while you are adding extensions,” Keasling says, “you will get a better idea how the hair is falling and prevent you from making the hair too dense.”
Products & Tools
Extensions: Great Length GL Tapes
Shampoo: Great Lengths Clean Remover shampoo
Color: Matrix Color Sync Watercolors
Styling products: Biolage Complete Control
Iron: Sam Villa Textur Iron Crimping Iron
Fashion: Top Shop print dress, sheer top and black dress with oranges; Paul Smith flower pants and top; Dior blouse and flower dress; and Reminiscence NYC necklace