Finalists Announced for HJ's Extensions Specialist of the Year 2023, Sponsored by Great Lengths

Published 28th Sep 2023 by Charlotte Grant-West

We are thrilled to announce the finalists of HJ's Extensions Specialist of the Year 2023, sponsored by Great Lengths, who will be competing live at Salon International. Have you got your tickets yet?

Searching for the best extensionists in the UK, HJ's Extensions Competition, sponsored by Great Lengths challenges hair pros to show off their technical skills and creative abilities by demonstrating the most flawless and innovative application of extensions ending in a live awards ceremony on the HJ stage. The competition is split into two categories - Commerical and Creative.

Finalists are asked to present their completed and styled entry look on the Great Lengths stand, and the winners will be announced on the HJ stage at 17:15 on Sunday 15 October. Don't forgot to buy your Salon International tickets here!


The Finalists for HJ's Extensions Specialists of the Year 2023, sponsored by Great Lengths

So without further ado, a huge congratulations goes to the folllowing finalists in the two categories...

Finalists - Commercial Category

Beverly Rosser                                

Dimitra Kilbey                                      

Anastasia Arejetkina                    

Jude Bale                                             

Karen Nolan                                        

Kerry Buckell                                        


Finalists - Creative Category

Jack Litherand                                      

Melanie Janson                                

Hollie Watson                                       

Sarah Castanares                                  

Sarah Chapman                                     

Jennifer Swain                                       



The Categories

The finalists will now join us live at Salon International where they will recreate their looks in front of a live judging panel. Here's a recap of the two categories and what you can expect to see...

HJ’s Extensions Specialist of the Year - Commerical Look

This award recognises stylists who create classically beautiful looks that show timeless elegance with an extension service. 

HJ’s Extensions Specialist of the Year - Creative Look

This category recognises stylists who create looks where colour and styling show no boundaries with an extension service. 

Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 28th Sep 2023

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.

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