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The Hair

100% Indian Temple Hair. Ethically sourced and traceable, guaranteed.

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 ethicality in the hair extension industry, the salon industry and the consumer has had no guarantee that the hair extensions they chose were traceable, ethical or of good quality – until now.

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 revenue generated by Temple Hair is used for the funding of schools, health clinics and other community services.

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.
The Bond

Patented synthesized keratin protein polymer that attaches hair to hair on a molecular level.

 

In 1992, Great Lengths International developed and patented the first pre-tipped, synthesized keratin bond polymer. Because of this ground breaking technology, many extension companies now claim a “keratin bond” as their form of attachment. Any form of keratin can be combined with any type of polymer to qualify as a “keratin bond,” regardless if it makes any functional difference in the bond itself. Unfortunately “keratin bond” has become more a marketing term than a functional benefit. The GL Synthesized Keratin Bond molecular structure is specifically designed to mimic the molecular structure of human hair.

The result gives the GL bond functionality that is not available in any other hair bonding compound in the marketplace. The GL bond has the ability to expand and contract mimicking the human hair it’s bonded to. For example, when hair gets wet, the hair shaft expands. When it dries, it contracts. Bonds that do not possess such function will soon begin to shed the extensions and ultimately slide off the client’s natural hair completely because the bond is being stretched with no capacity to contract each time the client’s natural hair expands and contracts. This is a Great Lengths exclusive feature.

The Color

Patented depigmentation process without the use of bleach or ammonia derivatives leaving the strands in virgin-like condition.

 

The only process performed on Great Lengths hair is our colorization process. Great Lengths does not use any toxic chemicals (i.e. ammonia and/or bleach derivatives) in the de-pigmentation and pigmentation process of our hair. The result is colorfast hair that has not been subjected to damaging ammonia and/or bleach chemicals to remove the hair’s original color.

Additionally, the benefit of this GL patented process goes beyond the Great Lengths hair quality; there is no negative Eco impact from our production process. This point becomes magnified when compared to the significant negative Eco impact created by all hair processing facilities, of which the overwhelming majority are located in China and Indonesia where there are no effective regulatory agencies to monitor such production.

 

The Application

Custom applications, masterfully applied, and perfectly blended exclusively by Great Lengths Certified Stylists.

 

A Great Lengths application is more than the high quality hair resulting from patented production processes. It’s about the details of the sectioning and placement patterns, attachment sizes and bond formations. It’s about color placement and color blending. It’s about bringing it all together with a correctly executed cut-in. Great Lengths Certified Stylists have successfully completed the Great Lengths Certification training. The most comprehensive extension application training in the professional industry.

Do Great Lengths extensions damage your own hair?

The Great Lengths technologies ensure that there is no damage to your own hair, providing that you follow the correct after care program as recommended by your Great Lengths technician and you visit the salon for a regular maintenance (preferably monthly). Your hair should be in the same condition after the extensions are removed as it was before, if not better.

Where does the hair come from?

All Great Lengths hair originates from India. Because of its same genetic origin the basic structure of Indian hair is similar to that of European hair. Indian women traditionally cut off their long plait of hair either at their wedding -as a symbol of starting their new life- or if they want to ask a special favor or offer thanks to a deity at a religious temple. This collection method allows numerous benefits: The cuticle layer of the hair is perfectly healthy and intact since Indian hair is of exceptional quality and Indian woman rarely visit hair salons for chemical treatments of any kind.

 

Can you match my hair color and texture?

Yes. The hair comes in over 40 different colors and shades. Fashion colors are also available for the more daring! At least 2 different colors are applied for the most beautiful blend. The hair can also be pre-permed to any desired texture.

How are the extensions connected to your own hair?

It is the bond that distinguishes Great Lengths from all other hair extension techniques. Great Lengths utilizes a patented ‘protein’ bond. The ‘protein bond’ is of a similar molecular composition as that of human hair. This technology enables the bond to withstand any condition that your own hair can withstand. The ‘protein bond’ is activated by the Great Lengths applicator that bonds the Great Lengths hair to your own hair. The similarities in molecular composition ensures that there is no damage caused to your own hair, unlike other hair extension technologies that utilize glues, welding, waxing or knotting that can damage your hair.

How long will the Great Lengths extensions last in my hair?

Three months after the initial installation, visit your Great Lengths approved salon for regular maintenance appointments every 4 – 6 weeks. During these maintenance appointments it may be necessary to remove bonds that have become untidy and replace them with new extensions. This is dependant on the individual and will vary according to ones natural hair growth.

I am losing my hair. Should I use Great Lengths hair extensions?

This would depend on the reason for the hair loss. Great Lengths is ideal for adding volume to naturally thinning hair. We do not recommend hair extensions for hair loss due to illness.

Can I use chemical products on the Great Lengths hair extensions?

Chemical services can be applied by an approved Great Lengths technician only as they are trained to use the correct products and procedures that will maintain the integrity of the ‘protein bond’.

Do the extensions pull your hair out?

Great Lengths hair extensions do not add sufficient weight to your own hair to cause the hair to be pulled out.

How much will it cost me?

With Great Lengths hair extensions you can achieve so many different looks varying from lengthening, volumizing to just adding funky colors. Discuss the various options with the closest Great Lengths approved salon. The price will vary according to the length of the extensions and the number of extensions you need to achieve your desired look.

How do you take the Great Lengths extensions out?

A Great Lengths technician can easily remove the extensions from your own hair, without causing any damage to your own hair, by using a Great Lengths removal solution.

Can I reuse the extensions?

Great Lengths hair extensions are not reusable due to the destruction of the ‘protein bonds’ during the removal process.

The Vogue Hair Salon & Hair Extentions by Vivien

The Vogue Hair Salon serves all of North Texas providing Hair Extensions by Vivien. Our customers come from all over the Metroplex for Great Lengths hair extensions, including Frisco, McKinney, Plano but also South Lake, Highland Park, The Colony, Little Elm, Carrollton,Farmers Branch, Highland Village, Corinth and Denton. If you are having concerns with your hair, want thicker, fuller hair or just want longer hair come by and see what Hair Extensions by Vivien is all about.

5 Google Reviews

I've been going to Vivien's Vogue Hair Salon since the beginning of my college years. Now 7 years later, I still only go to her for my hair needs, be it full color, high/low lights, extensions, keratin treatment, to simple cut, shampoo and style. I love how she styles my hair so much that I literally would rather let my hair grow out like weed and birdnest than have anyone else do my hair. She's honest and though will accommodate any hair style request, she will tell you if it actually suits your hair quality or not, so I trust her input. Her techniques in hair extensions are superb! My latest extension and color matching looks awesome to the point that people think they're my actual natural hair (oh I wish). You won't be disappointed with her service. Be realistic in your expectations, you walk out with beautiful hair, now it's up to you to maintain it if you're skillful... If like me you're not, then it's imperative to keep her phone number handy for the hair rescue; I'm just very glad that Vivien from Vogue Hair Extensions Salon in Frisco Texas is a Great Lengths Platinum Certified Salon. My hair is safe ❤️❤️❤️

-Sunflowers Everywhere!
a month ago-

THE BEST!!! Vivien's expertise as both a Great Lengths Platinum Stylist and talent as a master colorist makes her the absolute best in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She really takes the time to explain the difference between one type of hair extension over another, and customizes styles to meet both the aesthetic and budgetary needs of her clients. She truly invests in her clients, and, in turn, is worth investing in on a long-term basis. When Vivien puts in my Great Lengths extensions, they last six months or more, whereas when other other stylists have done them they only last half as long and don't look nearly as good! Her years of training, coupled with two decades of experience make her the owner of the premier Great Lengths Platinum Salon in the metroplex, hands down. I highly recommend her to everyone whenever I am complimented on my hair, which is quite often! Her ability to perfectly match the color of my hair with the extensions, and style it in the most flattering manner, makes me look and feel at least 10 years younger! The atmosphere of her salon is relaxing and luxurious. Vivien does everything from shampooing to styling, giving me one-on one attention, unlike the crowded, snobby salons throughout this area. I feel pampered and spoiled after a visit to Vivien!

-Heather Tomlin
2 months ago-

I came to Vivien crying because I had an ugly haircut and I was supposed to be at an award ceremony the next week. My hair was so short and I was extremely upset. I googled hair extensions and her name came up. I went to her and she fixed my hair to the point that people can't even tell that I have hair extensions in my hair. I had one friend ask me to show her the extension because she didn't believe it. I highly recommend her.

-The Girl That Made It All
2 months ago

I decided to take a dive and change my look. I've wanted long hair since I was a kid, but it just wouldn't grow out. When I called for an appointment, Vivien took care of me right away. She corrected my color and added tons of length and volume. It's gorgeous. It made me look and feel younger, and people can't stop commenting about how petty my hair is. I would highly recommend treating yourself to some gorgeousness from Vivien!

-Becky Rey
3 months ago

Ladies,
I am going through hormonal changes and my fine hair has thinned out so much. My color was a mess. It was ashy, faded, and the wrong color for highlights for me. It made me look tired and older. Vivien color corrected my hair on the first try! Vogue Hair Extensions Salon is a Premier Platinum Certified Partner with Great Lengths. Vivien is amazing and is also a Master Color Specialist. My hair has a warm tone now and it exactly matches the color. I look 15 years younger, and have come back to life!! Vivien is a true professional and you will look amazing after seeing her! She did exactly what I asked for with the extensions and color. I love my hair now!! She has a convenient location and is in a private, boutique salon that is so beautiful! I highly recommend Vivien.

-Jen White
3 months ago

I've been getting my haircut and color with Vivien since 2002. She's the best in color! And my daughter had hair extension (Great Length) for a year with Vivien and with great care her own natural hair was 100% healthier than it ever was before extensions! I'll admit I tried going to other hair salons because of gift cards from friends and was disappointed every time and had to come back in tears to have Vivien fix the mistakes other hair salons did to my hair. I wouldn't trust anybody else with my hair. She has had extensive training with Toni & Guy and Great Hair Length and continues training with both, I know I'm in good hands.

-Lisa Magill
a year ago

I've been seeing Vivien for almost 2 years now! I have super fine and short hair ( I get the great lengths extensions (18inch). Vivien does a phenomenal job... She always makes my hair look so natural and matches the color perfectly! They usually last up to 5 months and don't do any damage to my hair! Definitely would recommend her to anyone needing quality extensions and color!

-Fly Burd
a year ago

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