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| July 14, 2020

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Great Lengths welcome new talent to their education team

Great Lengths welcome new talent to their education team
Sam Robinson

World leaders in hair extensions, Great Lengths is excited to announce their newest team members who join their education team for 2019. They will help train and provide ongoing support for current Great Lengths stylists and also the next generation of stylists to be certified by the globally renowned extensions brand synonymous with 100% human hair which is ethically sourced. 

The Educators Are…

  • London based Celebrity stylist Raphelle Saint Marshall (From The Matthew Curtis Group).
  • Industry award winning stylist, Kirby Hickey from Hair By Kirby Blythe, Scunthorpe.
  • Ireland based Aileen Barnby from Eternal Flair based in Co.Kildare

A Word From Raphelle
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Raphelle Saint Marshall became a certified Great Lengths extensionist over five years ago and has continued to collaborate and work closely with the brand. Raphelle works with Condé Nast and showcases her application and styling skills at Fashion weeks throughout the world as well as bridal magazines and her celebrity clients which include Victoria Beckham. When asked why she eager to join the team and become a Great Lengths educator Raphelle said; “I was always amazed at how good Great Lengths extensions were and that they never damaged the hair whilst looking so natural. When I qualified in hairdressing, the Great Lengths Foundation course was the first I wanted to go on. After training and then using Great Lengths on Britain’s Next Top Model, they stood the test of time on shoots. I wanted to bring my passion and enthusiasm to salons across the UK and help spread the Great Lengths message. It’s so important for Great Lengths to keep their brilliant reputation and I feel that being an educator can help with this.”

Most Memorable Moments

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Kirby Hickey from Hair By Kirby Blythe also joins the UK Education team. Kirby gained recognition from Great Lengths in 2016 winning two awards at the UK Great Lengths Awards. Following these accolades Kirby assisted Great Lengths on a number of campaign shoots including the most recent 100% You collection and 2018 Bridal shoot and has recently used her expertise on a bridal shoot for Vogue. When asked what her most memorable moment in her career to date, Kirby said “There’s been many along the way, opening my own salon at the age of 22, being part of national campaign shoots, stage work for forglobal brands, working alongside my hair heroes. Becoming part of the Great Lengths team as a National educator has been a dream come true and I feel very honoured to be involved.”

Fallen In Love With The Brand

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Aileen Barnby joins our education team for Northern and Southern Ireland. Aileen trained with Great Lengths in 2012 with hair extensions becoming a huge success in her salon within the first 6 months of training. Aileen said,  “I am so excited and looking forward to starting my educator role. I can’t wait to train other stylists to become certified in Great Lengths and sharing my passion for the brand with them. Since my training six years ago, I feel as though I have fallen in love with the brand all over again”. Prior to her role on the education team, Aileen assisted on the latest campaign photoshoot for Great Lengths; 100% You, and had the opportunity to apply Susan McFadden’s Great Lengths during her Celtic woman tour.

An Exciting Time

Education and Creative Manager, Louise Jenkins said: “Introducing Raphelle, Kirby and Aileen to our team is really exciting for everyone at Great Lengths. As a brand, we place education at the forefront of what we do and expanding the team allows us to concentrate on being able to offer the best support, advise and training to all of our stylists nationally. The new educators bring a wealth of experience to the table combined with a real understanding of salon life and super creative thinking from session experiences. I can confidently say that anyone who finds these ladies as their Great lengths educators this year will be sure to come away from their training feeling inspired and motivated!”

Highest Level Of Training

The National Great Lengths education team provide the highest level of technical training to all Great Lengths stylists. They ensure that each certified stylist has been thoroughly trained and assessed on their ability to deliver the best service and experience to their clients. In addition to this, they also support the certified salon’s technical progression by delivering bespoke in house sessions. These sessions focus on developing individuals and teams alike to build both their technical and business understanding of how to make the most of the extensions service in their own business. 

For more information about the brand, visit Great Lengths Hair here