Setting Fair Standards and why I choose Great Lengths
Great Lengths is leading the way toward an upfront and principled hair extension industry by setting the benchmark in fair standards and inviting competitors to work towards a common ethical stance. Prospective customers can now seek the Great Lengths Setting Fair Standards Seal when researching salons for hair extensions.
Why should the hair extensions industry meet fair standards criteria?
Human hair is sourced from many areas of the world. Indian hair is the most sought after and is widely known for its strength and beauty. Indian women rarely color their hair or use heated styling tools. Pure Russian blond hair is also highly regarded. Unfortunately, because the hair extensions industry is not regulated and there is a great deal of money to be made, there have been cases of underprivileged citizens of these countries being exploited for their hair. It has been confirmed by the deputy director of Moscow’s Center for Prison Reform that some Russian prison wardens are supplementing their income by shaving the heads of prisoners and selling the hair. Similar reports have come from asylum’s selling patients’ hair to extension companies.
It has been estimated that of the 1000 tons of human hair shipped into the US every year, only 25% is from known ethical sources.
With no current regulatory body demanding the hair extensions industry trade, until now the salon industry and the consumer has had no guarantee that the hair extensions they chose were traceable, ethical or of good quality.
What sets Great Lengths apart from the rest?
Great Lengths sources the very best human hair from Indian Hindu Temples. The hair has been donated willingly by villagers to the temple as an act of devotion to their faith. The temple then sells the hair to Great Lengths and they use the money to help the community.
The Great Lengths Setting Fair Standards Seal
When customers see the Great Lengths Setting Fair Standards Seal, they can rest assured that the hair used is 100% traceable, ethical and of the highest quality. The Setting Fair Standards Seal guarantees that Great Lengths hair extensions have met the following criteria:
• Every strand has been donated willingly and with the full consent of the donor
• The donor has been treated with respect and care
• A fair and reasonable price is agreed for the hair and the money used to procure the hair is used solely for charitable endeavors, not for personal or individual profit
• A company representative has procured the hair to cut out unreliable middlemen and ensure full and direct knowledge of the origin of the hair
• Exclusive in-house production processes are used from procurement of the hair to wholesale selling to ensure full traceability
Great Lengths hopes that the Setting Fair Standards Seal will pave the way to unified ethical regulation of the hair extensions industry.
Before and After photos coming soon.
The Great Lengths Difference
Premium hair extensions featuring 100% human hair ethically sourced from the temples of India available only through our Certified Salon Network.
Great Lengths Stylists have completed the industry's most extensive 3-day training for hair extension application.
All Great Lengths transformations begin with a consultation.
Great Lengths Extensions
So...How Much Are Hair Extensions?
We offer clients 2 methods of hair extensions. Both are Remy hair, however each is different from application, application time, longevity and cost.
One of the most common questions we receive is “how much do extensions cost?”. The truth is there are many variables involved in selecting the right type of hair extensions, factors include your personal hair type, your current volume of hair, the look you want to achieve and the time commitment involved.
Due to these variables we are not able to quote specific prices without seeing you in person, so we offer a free no obligation consultation. The second best case situation is to speak on the phone or via email/text, this will give you a good ball park figure, but nothing is set in stone.
It’s during an in person consultation that I can meet with you and discuss your needs and desires and then explain each type of service I offer in more detail and together we can select the type of extensions that are best suited to your personal desires.