Great Lengths announces Masters of 2023

Great Lengths have announced their latest Masters for 2023. Bringing together four of the most creative and technically skilled extensionists from across the UK and Ireland, this year’s Great Lengths Masters were selected after a rigorous judging process, which saw entrants from all over the UK and Ireland showcase their passion and talent over several rounds.

Great Lengths Masters 2023 are: Hadley Yates from Hadley Yates Salon, London, Linda Thornton from Lynda T Hairdressing, Dublin, Jade Hobster from Hair Extensions by Jade, Nottingham, and Katie Hemming from Love Hair, Broadway.

The results were revealed at the GLammies 2023, Great Lengths’ annual awards event which celebrates the industry’s most talented extensionists. The Masters will now work alongside the Great Lengths team to create the next national UK & Ireland campaign for the brand.

‘Great Lengths Masters represent the crème de la crème of extensions technicians working throughout the UK and Ireland’ says Joscelin McCourt, CEO of HB Collective, the home of Great Lengths. ‘Our winners have demonstrated an unparalleled understanding of their craft, as well as the passion and technical skill to create extensions work that excites and inspires. I can’t wait to see them bring their ideas to life on our next campaign.’

Meet the Masters 

Hadley Yates

Having been fascinated by his mother’s extensions from an early age, Hadley Yates made the decision to specialise in the technique – and with a self-titled central London salon and ever-growing A-list clientele, he hasn’t looked back! Passionate about the versatility of extensions to completely transform a look, Hadley is also experienced in fitting extensions for hair loss clients, work which he describes as ‘life changing.’

Linda Thornton 

Multi-award-winning extensionist and salon owner Linda has been hairdressing for 12 years, specialising in bridal work, hair up and extensions before moving into education. Viewing hairdressing as an ‘art’, Linda works closely with her clients to bring their visions to life and takes great pride in sharing her expertise with her peers. 

Jade Hobster

Winner of the Classic category at HJ’s extension competition at Salon International 2022, Jade has been a Great Lengths certified stylist for eight years. Jade’s innovative Gold status Hair Pod is a customised space, dedicated to her clientele who visit for her extensions expertise and inclusive and problem-solving approach. From transforming hair lines for male clients to adding volume for clients with thinning hair, Jade’s work continues to go from strength to strength.

Katie Hemming

Owner of Cotswolds-based Gold status salon, Love Hair, Katie is an award-winning extensionist. With a focus on sustainable and ethical partnerships, Katie has built a loyal Great Lengths clientele who love her ability to create jaw-dropping transformations without compromising her eco credentials. 

Interested in becoming a Great Lengths certified stylist?  Please email: or call +44 (0) 113 278 1292 speak to the Great Lengths team.

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