Taking our queue from the fashion and textile industries that utilize a heat transfer system to bond fabric to fabric on a molecular level when adhering decal designs onto fabric, Great Lengths Universal created and patented a system that molecularly bonds extensions to one’s natural hair with a synthesized keratin polymer that mimics the molecular structure of human hair.
Great Lengths Universal’s R&D team are deeply rooted in their textile experience, specifically that used in cashmere color processing. Great Lengths Universal implemented a similar process to remove human hair’s original color without the use of toxic or harmful chemicals. Just as fine quality cashmere first has its natural color pigments removed and then dyed to the desired color, GLU’s highly specialized depigmentation process maintains the integrity and condition of the hair just as it’s done when processing cashmere. Combining GLU’s patented bond structure and hair colorization processes, Great Lengths Universal introduced the first hair extension system that included “pre-bonded” strands to the professional beauty industry in 1992.
To date, Great Lengths Universal is still setting the standard in impeccable quality hair and hair extension application techniques.
1992 - GLU launched utilizing the GL 3200 Thermal Method
1996 - Hairuwear acquired exclusive GLU distribution rights in the USA
1996 - Great Lengths USA and the Great Lengths 2-day Certification Program was launched.
2001 - GLU introduced the Ultrasonic Cold Fusion application Method
2005 - Great Lengths USA implemented the “Selective Salon” distribution policies.
2006 - GLU introduced the Air Pressure Multi-strand Application Method
2007 - Great Lengths USA implemented the comprehensive 3-day Certification Program.
2010 - New, advanced processing of hair and technology in strand application.