All About Great Lengths Hair Extensions

Great Lengths Hair Extensions are the best of the best.

When it comes to human hair extensions, Great Lengths are simply the best that money can buy. At Monaco Hair Salon in Tampa, we have the elite status of being certified by Great Lengths.  We are extensively trained on how to work with them, how to custom match your hair and how to safely apply and remove them.  Because of our expertise, no one will believe that you're wearing hear extensions.  Here are just a few examples of Great Lengths makeovers on our Monaco Salon Guests.

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What are Great Lengths Hair Extensions?

Great Lengths are a premium line of hair extensions featuring 100% human hair ethically sourced from the temples of India.  They are ONLY available through a Certified Salon like Monaco Salon in Tampa. 

Aren't all hair extensions the same?

Great Lengths uses what is called exclusive Remy hair which means that the cuticle layers are all uniform,  facing the same direction from root to end.  Remy hair does not tangle and can be cut and colored just like your own hair, blending in seamlessly.  With proper care, they can be worn for months and still look amazing.

What can Great Lengths Hair Extensions do for me?

Most people think that hair extensions are just for adding length, but there are several other benefits!

  • Add instant length to hair that's hard to grow
  • Add volume where you need it
  • Conceal thinning hair and add life to limp hair
  • Change your hair color without the commitment

Why is Monaco Salon in Tampa the best salon for Great Lengths Hair Extensions?

Our team has unmatched experience when it comes to applying, removing and maintaining all different types and lines of hair extensions.  We have the skills to select the right color and texture of hair extensions for you, then cut and style them to blend in with your natural hair.  Your hair extensions will be virtually undetectable - they will look and feel like your natural hair.

What types of Great Lengths Hair Extensions are available at Monaco Salon?

Premium Bonded Hair Extensions

Great Lengths Hair Extensions are attached to your natural hair using an exclusive premium bond.  This bond has the ability to expand and contract mimicking the human hair it’s bonded to, which means there is shedding and fallout.  Great Lengths last longer and look better and more natural than any other brand.  Great Lengths Hair Extensions are virtually undetectable, brushable, durable and non-damaging.

Tape-in Hair Extensions

GL Apps by Great Lengths is tape-in hair extension system  using the same virgin quality hair.  GL Apps are applied using a high speed connection application system and take considerably less time to apply.  They offer a more affordable hair extensions option to our guests, all without compromising the quality of the hair used.

Great Lengths hair extensions come in 40 natural shades and fashion colors.  So many amazing hair colors, from subtle to extreme, so that you can have blonde highlights, lowlights, ombre hair color or balayage.

How do I care for my Great Lengths Hair Extensions

Your stylist will give you detailed instructions on how to car for your hair extensions at home, but here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Home Care Tips

Do not wash hair for first two days after your Great Lengths application. This allows the bonds to set before exposing them to moisture. Shampoo and rinse gently from scalp to ends, without scrubbing and with your head tilted back, always keeping your hair and the water flow going in one direction. Finish each shampoo treatment with a conditioner prescribed by your Great Lengths Stylists that best address your natural hair’s need. PLEASE NOTE: GL Apps wearers cannot apply conditioning products.

Never dry with a scrubbing action, instead wrap your hair in a towel to absorb the excess moisture. When allowing your hair to “air dry,” dry the attachment sites with a blow dryer to prevent the bonds from remaining wet for an extended period of time.

Brush hair three times a day with a Great Lengths paddle brush to prevent tangling at the attachment sites. Beginning at the nape and working up, brush row by row brushing through the bonds from scalp to ends. When using any hot tools, including a blow dryer, keep a minimum of 1.5" away from the bonds. Otherwise, style as usual.

In order to protect the bonds that attach your extensions, saturate your hair with water prior to swimming, exercising, using a sauna or any activity that creates moisture in your hair for an extended period of time.  Pull your extensions back into a softly held ponytail while sleeping and during any activity that has your hair blowing in the wind.

Great Lengths FAQs

In 1992, Great Lengths International created and patented the “Synthesized Keratin Protein Polymer” bond for the application of hair extensions. In short, the GLI bond's molecular structure mimics that of human hair so that it possesses the same characteristics of human hair.

Great Lengths Service cost can vary greatly from client to client because each is truly a custom service. There are also many GL application options to be considered, such as lengthening, full volumizing, zonal volumizing, dimensional color work or special needs applications. For the most accurate answer, based upon the state of your natural hair and desired result, schedule a consultation with a Great Lengths Certified Stylist.

When applied and maintained properly, the application will not damage your hair. The skill level of the stylist is crucial for a damage free application and this is why Great Lengths Certified Stylists are the most sought after by extension clients worldwide. Great Lengths USA has the most rigid requirements for certification in the industry. Their mandatory certification course is on average 3 times longer than any other extension brand in the professional market. 

For premium bonded extensions, we recommend removal every 3 to 5 months, depending upon the type of application performed (i.e. lengthening, volumizing, etc.). For GL Apps tape-in extensions, we recommend removal every 4 to 6 weeks. Both removal timeframes are dependent upon the state/condition of the client's natural hair and their lifestyle.

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