Great Lengths & Hair Extensions Frequently Asked Questions
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are Great Lengths right for me?
Many factors will determine if Great Lengths extensions are right for you!
There are a million reasons to try Great Lengths and extensions aren’t just for having super long hair, unless that’s what you want!
We can add length to your hair, volume to give you body and thickness, fill in the sides of your hair, help grow out a haircut, add chemical-free color, or even fix a bang.
Aside from wearability - your lifestyle and natural hair will determine whether extensions are right for you.
The first step is meeting with me for a consultation, which will allow for us to connect and talk about all of your lifestyle and hair goals. To get started, fill out my new guest form by clicking here.
One of my favorite things about Great Lengths is the complete and total versatility within each and every application.
Every person has varying densities (thicknesses) of hair throughout their head, and due to the ability to customize the density of the hair extensions to match your hair - creating a seamless transition from your natural hair to your hair extensions is completely possible.
How much do Great Lengths hair extensions cost?
Your investment will vary from person to person for all hair extension services!
The options are endless and every person is different. We can only determine your service investment after an in-person consultation.
To schedule a consultation with me, check out my pre-visit form here to get started! You can check out my starting prices over at this link here.
How long do Great Lengths last?
Each person’s wear time will vary based on their natural density and their home care routine. For most people, each set of Great Lengths will last on average of 3-5 months with proper home care.
When we determine how long your extensions will last, we consider your lifestyle, your natural hair density, the overall condition of your natural hair, and the type of application that we are performing.
How long is the appointment time for hair extensions?
There are tons of factors that will ultimately determine timing for an appointment, and each person will be different!
Most volumizing or thickening treatments can take anywhere from 2-4 hours to complete.
Lengthening or all-over volumizing treatments can take any where from 4-8 hours to complete.
Removing extensions can take anywhere from 1-2 hours.
What is the maintenance for Great Lengths?
There is no in-salon maintenance with Great Lengths! Most of your maintenance will be your home care routine and brushing with your given Great Lengths brush. The extensions grow out with your natural hair, so there are no “move up” appointments.
When it is time for your extensions to be removed, we apply a removal solution to the attachment and the strand is removed with a tool.
The hair applied in a strand by strand method cannot be reused.
Will the hair extensions match my hair color?
Yes! At our first in-person extension consultation will be the time when we match your hair colors. There are endless combinations of colors available, and most people wear more than a single color for the most perfect match. With hair color, it is seldomly a single, solid color - so using multiple colors is a great way to create a seamless appearance.
HOW ARE GREAT LENGTHS EXTENSIONS ATTACHED?
Great Lengths are applied in 1/4” square sections throughout the head. They are attached about 1/4” away from the scalp, so there is no excess tension on the natural hair.
The specific way in which these extensions are applied allows for the attachments to move in all directions - a full 360 degrees of motion which allows for comfortable, limitless styling.
Below you can see a few examples of what the hair extensions look like in the natural hair:
How big are the bonds? Will they feel heavy in my hair?
This is one of my favorite questions! Each person has varying density throughout their natural hair and it’s SO important to match your natural hair density with extension wear. Each piece is sized to match your natural hair’s density - creating the most seamless addition of hair to your own natural hair that we can.
Below you will see photos of the extension attachments as they come, and attachments that have been cut down to different density sizes. These are tiny little guys, but they are mighty!
Will hair extensions damage my hair?
A big reason some people experience damage from hair extensions results from poor application, improper home care, and attaching extensions to hair that cannot withstand the weight of the addition. I have worked with several individuals that have worn Great Lengths to help grow out their hair from its current state. Over a period of time for most people - it’s totally possible to restore your hair to its optimal health.