Great Lengths announces The GLammies Award Winners 2023!

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Ireland’s leading hair extensions brand Great Lengths last weekend hosted The GLammies, a gala event at Medley in the heart of Dublin where eight awards were handed out to delighted winners. 

The GLammies are the ultimate awards for hair extension specialists. Over one hundred of Ireland’s top hair extensions experts gathered to celebrate the very best in the sector. The event was MC’d by TV and radio presenter Brian Dowling. 

The GLammies by Great Lengths seek to celebrate the craft and creativity of hair stylists and salons across the Republic of Ireland and the business of extensions. With six creative categories and two business categories including the coveted Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence, stylists across the country created their most daring and innovative looks to stand out amongst their peers in each category.

Rachel-Marie Walsh, former Editor at Large of Creative HEAD Ireland, Karina Corbett, editor of Professional Beauty Ireland and supermodel Sophie Anderton were tasked to choose the finalists of each category and  award the overall Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence. 

The big winner on the night was Laura Francis at Hession Hairdressing Clontarf who took home the Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence, awarded for her strong reputation within the hair extensions industry and her outstanding body of work as a Great Lengths Certified stylist.

CEO of HB Collective, the home of Great Lengths Joscelin McCourt said of the event “This is the 11th anniversary of the GLammies event and the standard gets higher every time. The creativity, colour and cut of our finalists were without doubt the best to date and I would like to commend each and every one of our finalists and of course our eight winners”.

Great Lengths VIP’s model Aoife Walsh and fashion stylist Rebecca Rose also attended to show support for their stylists on the evening and RTÉ 2FM radio presenter Emma Power provided the tunes into the early morning!

And the winners are…

Creative Categories

Longer Length – Calling all mermaids! Entrants were asked to demonstrate how Great Lengths hair extensions can add length to their client’s natural hair, seamlessly blend and create a truly exceptional transformation. 

Winner: Lynn Knox at Streetlife Hair, Kilkenny

Enviable Volume – Great Lengths hair extensions are everyone’s best kept secret to thicker, natural looking hair. Stylists were asked to create a final look demonstrating how using hair extensions can create fuller, thicker hair for even the finest hair. 

Winner:  Brooklyn Scargill at Urban Hair, Derry

Captivating Colour – Let’s get creative! Stylists were asked to add colour to their clients natural hair using Great Lengths hair extensions. Bold or subtle, this should reflect a fashionable, on-trend look which inspires and shows the versatility of Great Lengths hair extensions. 

Winner: Brooklyn Scargill at Urban Hair, Derry

Creative Innovation – Stylists stepped out of their comfort zones to demonstrate unique and experimental concepts whilst creating their looks.

Winner: Sharon Sheehan at AC Pure, Wexford 

Bridal Creation – Modern twists on classics styles, stylists were asked to demonstrate how using hair extensions can create the wedding hair of their clients dreams. 

Winner: Karen Nolan at K.Hair, Carlow

Best Newcomer – Show us how you’ve set the world of hair extensions on fire! We’re looking for a newly certified hair extensionist who has demonstrated true success with the brand and created truly exceptional, creative final looks. 

Winner: Glen Kelly at Hession Hairdressing, Drumcondra, Dublin

Business Categories

Great Lengths is seeking to recognise the most talented extension salons and stylists across Ireland. Judges will be looking for entries that showcase how hairdressers have used Great Lengths in their business to build a strong reputation, a loyal client base and an outstanding body of work. 

Republic of Ireland Hair Extension Salon of the Year

Winner: Lisa Kenny at Plush Hair, Waterford

Great Lengths Trophy – Extension Excellence 

Winner: Laura Francis at Hession Hairdressing, Clontarf, Dublin

Featured Image: Nicole Corrigan, Emma Leung, Beth Kelly, Niamh Burke, Katie Lynch

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