Local Stylists Named as Finalists in Three Categories in National, Great Lengths Awards 2018
World Leading, luxury hair extensions brand, Great Lengths are excited to announce Beverley Rosser, Salon Owner of Rosser Hairdressing (based on Woolton Road, Liverpool) and Great Lengths Certified extensionist, as a finalist in the Enviable Volume category at this year’s UK GL Awards. Some of the most notable names in the UK Hair industry joined forces on the judging panel, to determine who would make the cut.
Returning for the fifth time, the UK GL Awards showcase the passion and creativity of UK certified stylists, whilst celebrating their outstanding transformations and exceptional commercial success in six creative categories and five business categories. The winners of each category join previous award winners as the crème of the crop in the hair extension industry and also take their place in the Great Lengths history books. With new categories, and prizes including each winner receiving two tickets for a group tour of the Great Lengths production facility in Rome in 2019, this year the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Joining Beverley as a finalist from the salon is Ellis Hunt, Great Lengths certified stylist, who has been shortlisted in the Creative Innovation category, which considers entries which call out for innovative, unique and experimental concepts and transformations using Great Lengths hair extensions.
Sarina Lo-Guidice, from the salon, also joins Beverley and Ellis as a finalist in the awards in the Best Newcomer Category which welcomes entries from Great Lengths extensionists who have had their certification for under two years and can demonstrate exceptional creativity and true success with the Brand.
Beverley, Ellis and Sarina were announced as finalists in the categories following an in-depth judging process by a judging panel consisting of industry experts; Editor in Chief of Creative Head magazine, Amanda Nottage; photographer, Barry Jeffrey; Publisher at Tri-bute Magazine, Nicky Pope; Publisher/Editor In Chief of Hair and Beauty Group, Jayne Lewis Orr; Creator of Professional Hairdresser, Nicola Shannon and also UK blogger and influencer, Gabriella Pisani who is an avid wearer of Great Lengths hair extensions.
The Enviable Volume category called out for entries which showcased transformations of fuller, thicker hair using Great Lengths Hair extensions. .
Beverley Rosser’s Finalist Image: Enviable Volume
Ellis Hunt’s Finalist Image: Creative Innovation
Beverley said; “I am absolutely thrilled. I couldn’t believe I was chosen for the final. This is our first year with Great Lengths and it’s been an amazing successful journey. I am so proud of getting this far in the competition.
It would mean the world to me to win. I have tried so hard over the past year with Great Lengths as a whole. To get recognition for my work would be amazing. To hold the GL Award title would be an honour.”
When asked how she felt about being a finalist, Ellis said; “To be a chosen finalist out of hundreds of applicants feels surreal! Being in the final amongst these amazing stylists is such an honour! It’s a dream come true!!!
Winning a GL award would mean so much to me. Being a young stylist, it is hard to get recognition, so to have the chance to possibly win an award for my work makes me feel so proud of how far I have come and excited at how much more I can achieve!!”
Presented with the same question, Sarina commented; “It feels amazing to be a finalist in the GL awards. Words can’t describe how proud I am of myself, and to even be considered a finalist is the best feeling in the world.”
Talking of the standard and quality of entries received this year, Nicky Pope, UK GL Awards judge and Publisher at Tribu-te Magazine, a global magazine for professionals in the hair industry added: “It is very clear how stylists are becoming braver about experimenting and refining the craft of hair extensions particularly with hair styles that look more natural than perhaps they have done in previous years.”
In relation to the creativity seen throughout this year’s entries, Nicky further commented: I loved judging the Great Lengths Awards; it’s so interesting to see the creativity and to see the progress the salons around the UK are making in this craft.”
The UK GL Awards ceremony will take place on 16th September at the Royal Armouries in Leeds; an evening of celebration not only for the finalists and crowned winners, but also the creativity and passion which is prevalent in the brands ethos and its wider family of over 1,500 certified salons and stylists across the UK.
Joscelin McCourt, Great Lengths UK and Ireland Managing Director said: “We are so excited for the upcoming UK GL Awards in September. It's a really great opportunity to celebrate all of the outstanding work Great Lengths stylists are doing every day right across the country.
“It’s really important for us to spend time with our talented stylists and our awards are the perfect setting to shine a light on those who are going above and beyond, achieving incredible results with Great Lengths hair extensions. We would like to thank all of the stylists who entered this year’s awards and wish all of the finalists the very best of luck!”
About Great Lengths
Established over 25 years ago, Great Lengths’ premium quality human hair extensions can now be found in over 60 countries across the world. The finished product is of the highest quality - available in a vast selection of glossy tones and lengths, and suitable for all hair types.
Focusing on quality, all Great Lengths hair is 100% human and 100% ethical.
In 2015, Great Lengths and the Little Princess Trust teamed up to make wishes come true: Great Lengths hair extensions wearers can now donate their used extensions to the Little Princess Trust, for use in their real-hair wigs for children that have suffered hair loss.
The charity has been accepting donations from Great Lengths since 2015, after the collaboration was initiated by Great Lengths extensionist and co-founder of M Hair Nottingham, James Henderson, when he noticed that the high quality hair that was being removed from his clients could be re-used as hair donations.
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