Finalists Great Lengths Awards 2018

Local Creative Director, Annabelle Harpin, Named as Finalist in Two Categories in National, Great Lengths Awards 2018.


World Leading, luxury hair extensions brand, Great Lengths are excited to announce Annabelle Harpin, Great Lengths Certified extensionist and Creative Director at Yazz Number One Hair Studio (based upstairs at DW Fitness in Yeadon, Leeds), as a finalist in two creative categories; Captivating Colour and Bridal Creation, 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.

Annabelle was announced as a finalist 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 Captivating Colour category called out for entries which showcased how a client’s base hair colour had been enhanced by the application of Great Lengths hair extensions, boldly or subtly. Whereas the Bridal Creation category required entries which considered how using Great Lengths hair extensions can enable bridal clients to achieve the hair of their dreams for their big day.


Annabelle Harpin’s Finalist Images:

Captivating Colour & Bridal Creation


Annabelle said; “I am literally over the moon to be a Great Lengths Award finalist. It truly means so much to me personally and professionally. I am extremely passionate about Great Lengths Hair Extensions so to be recognised within the industry and my work nominated by industry experts is a dream come true for me. It is truly the best thing that has ever happened to me! I’m so excited and feel so very proud, I cannot wait to attend the finals awards ceremony. I feel extremely privileged to work alongside two fantastic companies, Great Lengths and Yazz Hair. Winning an award would not only be a massive achievement for me but also for all my colleagues at Yazz Hair who have supported me. For me personally winning an award would show that passion and hard work can lead to amazing things. Set your goals and aim high!”


Talking of the standard and quality of entries received this year, UK GL Awards judge and Creator of notable hair industry trade publication, Professional Hairdresser, Nicola Shannon commented: “The standard of the award entries this year was very high. I particularly liked the colour entries.”


Nicky Pope, 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.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!”