Achieving platinum hair is well known for being tricky and damaging to your hair. This is one reason to opt for hair extensions to achieve this without the colour commitment on your part, but actually the hair extensions are the same amazing Gold Class quality standard you expect. You can be assured that our sourcing from Indian Temples for the finest human hair, ethically managing and processing of our hair are all the same for this platinum white hair. In fact, the sourcing process is even more stringent as this raw hair is extremely rare to get hold of – the exceptional quality that we aim for of course! So how have we achieved this, you might ask.
The secret behind our White Platinum Hair is actually that the hair starts our process as naturally grey.
“Our factory in India takes months to source and process this hair in to pure white bundles by carefully bleaching each to bundle of hair to remove any yellowish grey from the strands” explains Gold Class founder Inanch Emir, “The results are even healthier than our lightest blondes since the original colour starts from a light virgin base colour”.
So if you’ve always wanted the ice, ice baby look of celebs like Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift or Margot Robbie then head to your nearest Gold Class elite salon to see our new hue for yourself.
See more ice queen hair inspiration here and check out this recent bride who was one the first to try our White Platinum hair.
Photographer: James Frost
Gary Pellicci salon joined the Gold Class family a few months back and Inanch went in to train the team back in July 2017. Whilst they had worked with extensions a few years ago, they wanted to offer their clients something different and re-train their team to offer the best hair extension service to their clients. We caught up with their team to find out more about the beautiful Grade2 listed salon, the extensionists, and their style.
Tell us about your typical hair extension client? Our typical hair extension client is looking for a little more length but mainly thickness. We have varied ages, the younger clients tend to want the length and thickness and the more mature client generally wants more body and thickness to their hair. Having a few strands placed either side of the head has been popular for a little more thickness and makes a huge difference to the client in terms of style options and confidence.
Which celeb is the most requested hair icon your clients want to emulate? In the main, we are asked for Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole or Jennifer Lopez, who all have long glamorous locks.
Let’s see an example of your Gold Class work and share how you achieved this look
The client wanted a little bit of length but mainly thickness; choosing two-colours, 17 & 14 to mixed together in halves with quarters to blend with the client’s hair and create a more natural look. Altogether we only used 100 strands in 40cm length.
Once the hair extensions were applied and then cut to blend and finish the style, the hair was curled with a wand in medium-sized sections before we gently brushed them out using the Gold Class brush to form a soft wave.
What hair care tip you share with your extension clients for better maintenance. For maintenance, I advised my client to use the Gold Class Shampoo and Conditioner or the Philip Kingsley no scent no colour shampoo and conditioner. They are both Sulphate-free which is a must for hair extensions. I also advised my client to use the Gold Class hairbrush to prevent the bonds from getting tangled and to use when the hair is dry. Good maintenance is key as it keeps the hair silky smooth and the hair bonds separated.
Tell us about the style of your salon, your team, and your ethos. Gary Pellicci offers their clients a professional but friendly atmosphere within a beautiful Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Ongar. The interior is spacious, elegant and understated with a passionate team who strive to offer each client the very best in client care and technical skills.
What made you want to work with Gold Class Hair? We wanted to work with Gold Class hair as we had been interested in training in hair extensions for a long time. There are many brands available but Gold Class hair stood out from the rest with its exceptional quality. I also like its exclusivity and the natural look you can achieve from mixing the colours which offers clients a bespoke service.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like doing on your day off? Who inspires you? Which celeb do you want to do their hair?
Louise Gergiou: I have been in the hairdressing industry for 12 years and qualified for 10 years. I have always wanted to be a hairdresser from a young age. I love what I do as you get a lot of job satisfaction from making people feel happy and good about themselves. In my free time I enjoy socialising, spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy eating out and trying new places in London. The celebs hair who I would like to do the most is Nicole Scherzinger as she always has long luscious locks!
Inanch Emir inspires me on how successful her business is. Inanch trained at Enfield College where I also trained and it’s amazing to see how far she has come. I was lucky enough to spend the day with Inanch at her salon for training which was great to watch her work and I hope, eventually with lots of practice I become that good and quick at Gold Class extensions!
Chelsea Killick: I have been qualified in hairdressing for 4 years. In my spare time, I like to make the most of my time with my 3-year old daughter. I originally trained in London and I am inspired by the hairdresser, Despina Siamou. I would love to do Kate Middleton’s hair.
If we are to visit you guys, tell us the best spots to visit your town? Good places to eat in our town are Smiths Brasserie, Turkwise, and the Kings Head. Hope to see you soon.
What a year and can someone please tell us where has it gone? We’ve got some exciting plans for 2018 already but before we say too much more, let’s take a moment to reminisce on a wonderful year.
We’ve welcomed some fabulous salons to the Gold Class family. Award-winning Nicola Smyth Salon; the team from LAC+CO Canada came over to train in March and La Bella Vita in Belfast joined us earlier this month. If you’ve not already checked them out, please do and make sure you are following them on social media too.
Our Gold Class Clip-Ins won The Hair Awards 2017 Best Instant Human Hair Extensions, two of our extension experts were up for Best Extensionists with the Awards too, and Lee McCrudden from Inanch London clinched it with his collection using our hair.
We were also awarded an ADSL Certification for our Removal Solution for safe removal of hair extensions – something that is very important to us and sets us apart with our philosophy on this.
Always evolving, we have introduced so many new products to support our extension lovers care for their hair at home and also equipping stylists with the very best tools to make sure their work is nothing short of perfection. To name a few our Thermal Super Brush, Italian Blow Dry Brush , Thermal Protection Serum not to mention our Pre-bonded Toolkit. We then took these to exhibit at the world’s leading hair show Salon International in October for the very first time as well and it was so lovely to meet so many amazing stylists keen to become a Gold Class Elite Salon.
Of course, we have loved all the amazing transformations with our hair and there are so many great ones we cannot choose.
2018 is set to be an amazing year with our plans in place for some new product releases as well as new salons joining the Gold Class Elite Salons network in the UK and Europe! Stay tuned on social to be the first to know.
Healthy hair has been on trend for a while and this continues, as does natural looking hair. So spend a little more time on the TLC to ensure it is in good condition and show it off with these simple suggestions to have effortlessly beautiful hair in 2018.
Pantone’s Colour of the Year has been announced as Ultra Violet. Whilst we are not planning on introducing a purple to our colour chart, this will work well with blondes and brunettes as a complimentary colour so we are looking forward to seeing some extensionists play with colour more this year.
Keep your eyes peeled at festival-season and next winter, as we will definitely be seeing more of this hue.
Selena Gomez recently went blonde and this trendsetter is already leading to enquiries for this look. Keep your roots and opt for a warm blonde like our Iced Pearl to help keep the volume and hold the style.
Well good dressed hair deserves a treat too. So add some embellishments and try to make them gold of course! Barrette clips are in.
Think back to the SS18 catwalk and big hair bands were in with Channel and many more. Think back to Blair Waldorf for some style inspiration.
Buns will be big in 2018, and even your looped pony can be called a bun. But get creative and try something like this from Preen with 3 different plaits to add texture and interest to your style. We still can’t resist plaits!
See more here.
Head to our Pinterest page for more hair inspiration and if you are looking for a new look for 2018, then head to your nearest Gold Class elite salon for an in-depth consultation and talk about your colour and style requirements.
Back in June we shot for Hair Magazine’s September issue to show how timeless and elegant our Gold Class hair extensions really are. If you thought that our hair extensions were just for celebrities then think again. With ages ranging from 12 to 70 years old, we took six ladies to show you that age doesn’t matter when it comes to using our hair extensions for lengthening, boosting volume or adding some colour contrasts. It’s all about creating a natural look with Gold Class and enhancing your own unique features. We hope to give a little inspiration with these shots…enjoy!
Get Arlene’s Style … only a mere 25 strands have been added to Arlene’s hair. The one row of pre-bonded extensions custom blended our Colours 8 – Bronzed and 11 – Iced Mocha to add some depth to her colour and a little volume, but here the extensions help add more texture and hold the style created.
Styling with L’Oreal Tecnipli Rootspray before using GHD large barrel tongs the lengths, and not the ends, to create a natural boho look, enhanced with a little R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo to add texture.
Re-create Laura’s locks …. In an instant with the Gold Class luxury Clip In hairpiece for that special night out. Laura’s shade is London Gold and fits perfectly to her head shape, discreetly and securely; giving your tresses lengths upto 50cm and plenty of volume, being equivalent to a full head of permanent extensions. Being of the highest quality hair, these clip-ins are the ultimate instant transformation for your hair.
And styling couldn’t be easier for you too, as you can pre-curl the hair on the Hair Hanger using GHD medium tongs and finishing with just using a little Gold Class Argan Oil to hold fly away strands and add shine to the hair.
Once applied, the curls were gently brushed through to leave this full on glamour look perfect for a special night out.
Don’t worry, your Gold Class extensionist will help colour match the perfect one for you, fit the hairpiece and show you exactly how you can re-fit it yourself and care for the extensions so nobody will ever know they are not your own locks!
Copy Pirjo effortless look… Craving re-gaining the volume her hair once had, our Clip In was customised into two parts to add at the sides of the head to frame her face and hold the hair in place. Using Platinum Gold colour to blend with Pirjo’s hair colour and curling her hair back away from her face with GHD medium tongs.
This is a great alternative for those adverse to some permanent extensions and is low impact for those with thinner hair to ensure your hair and scalp health remains healthy.
Daisy … our vibrant Indian Cinnibar Clip-Ins is cut to the length of Daisy’s own hair and is used to add body and volume before styling with soft curls. This is a look which never dates and shows off the beautiful colour and gloss of Daisy’s own hair.
Get Karen’s Style … for the first time extensions wearer, Tape Hair is a perfect solution to try them. Here, around 20 strips of tapes were expertly applied to add approximately half a head of volume hair ensuring that when trimmed into a blunt one-length, her hair looked full of body.
Sandwiching Mello Mocha and Rich Truffle colours adds depth and warm to the style, finished by straightening the hair for an on-trend uber-sleek style.
And finally, Sady’s look … is the perfect bridesmaid look for any little girl. After plaiting her own hair into a ponytail; a Gold Class hair piece was clipped around and twisted into a messy bun and secured in place with a few pins. Opting for a few shades darker than your own hair, adds some contrast and can also help make your look more realistic.
Hope you like the extra exclusive behind the scenes pictures to share with you to get an idea about our shoot.
Have we changed your minds about how our Gold Class hair extensions can help fulfill your hair aspirations whatever your age? Head to your nearest Gold Class salon to book your consultation and be one step closer to getting the hair of your dreams!With thanks to Hair Magazine.
Gold Class are proud to add a new member to their range of luxury brushes: the Gold Class Thermal Super Brush. This gold-plated hairbrush is designed to speed blow-drying, add volume and create texture without overheating and damaging your hair.
How is this achieved? The unique design of the pneumatic base of the brush is in fact constituted by a vented hexagonal shape which allows even distribution of hot-air from your hairdryer without stressing or drying out the hair. The brush is also excellent for hair masks, brushing wet hair and safely detangling all hair lengths and textures without snagging. Thanks to its soft and flexible material, the brush detangles and tames unruly hair without pulling or breaking the hair shafts. The results: your hair will feel soft, shiny and ready for styling.
“We all know the importance of good haircare to make the most of your luscious long locks, so when I saw this unique brush I knew our clients and salons would love this, especially as it works on wet and dry hair and prevents breakage.” – Inanch Emir, founder of Gold Class.
The brush was launched at Salon International 2017 and is now available alongside the complete Gold Class haircare range at select Gold Class salons around the world and online through their flagship salon www.inanch.com/shop for £30.00
You might have noticed we have added a few new salons to our elite group, and we are super pleased that the uber stylish LAC+CO from Toronto asked to join us and bring our designer label hair to Canada. They have a similar ethos to ourselves in their work ethics and do not compromise on quality or price.
Having trained back in March, we caught up with their stylist and Extension Specialist, Thuy to find out more about their work and Canadian style.
What an amazing class with an award winning celebrity hair extensionist @inanchlondon. Thank you for sharing all your tips and secrets. Can’t wait to show my clients the best hair extension quality @goldclasshair and technique. And a special thanks to @tonypham_555 for sending me to London to learn from the best. #hairstylist #hairextensionist #torontohairstylist #lacandco
1) Tell us about your typical hair extension client? Our typical hair extension client is after length and volume. We have a wide range of clients and we get excited helping them get the right look.
2) Which celeb is the most requested hair icon your clients want to emulate?
We get this a lot, from Shay Mitchell, JLO, Gigi or Bella Hadid and Kaia Jordan Gerber. Some great hair icons for us to re-create with hair extensions.
3) What hair care tip do you share with your extension clients for better maintenance?
I advise clients not to blow-dry their hair when it is wet. They must comb carefully holding the hair and extensions near the head so the extensions stay secure and being mindful of the bonds. Once the hair is 80% dry, then they can blow-dry it. The hair has a beautiful effect when left dry naturally. Not using unnecessary heat on your hair and the extension hair will reduce the potential damage to your hair.
4) Tell us about the style of your salon and your ethos.
LAC+CO creates enhanced natural beauty; we offer hair and beauty services. “The only way you’re leaving Lac + Co is with healthy, shiny, silky strands.” Yep book your flights now.
5) What made you want to work with Gold Class Hair?
Gold Class Hair has great quality and achieves the natural look that we want.
6) Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like doing on your day off? Who inspires you? Which celeb do you want to do the hair of?
I spend a lot of time with my family, especially with my beautiful daughter. She is almost two!
I’m inspired by Anh Cotran from LA… and of course, our very own Tony Pham from LAC+CO. It would be a dream to do JLO’s hair!
7) What do you think is different about Canadian hairdressing to us Brits?
Canadians are definitely less experimental. They are more classy and natural, with slight personal interpretations.
8) If we are to visit you guys, tell us the best spots to visit in Toronto?
Best new hotel to stay at is Broadview Hotel…Soto Soto and Josos for restaurant options. Just don’t forget to call by us at LAC+CO too!
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We are proud to announce we will be exhibiting at the world’s biggest & best hair exhibition, Salon International 2017, now that we’re in October.
We will continue to look for more Elite Salons to join our family around the UK and the rest of the world. With only a handful of carefully selected salons currently with us, our philosophy focuses on “quality over quantity” awarding Gold Class accreditation to salons that meet our strict criteria in the professional application, tailored client aftercare and our “healthy hair days” regime. Read more on our website or come and chat to the team on the stand.
Although Gold Class certification is by application only, we are now offering our world-class hair extensions equipment and tools to all professional extensionists. Choose from Application Workstation, Application Machine, Removal Tools, Bond Cutters, Brushes and our complete Aftercare Range – all vigorously trialed and tested by our founder Inanch Emir. These will be available to purchase at Salon International for the first time and with a great discount available at the show only!
“A hair extensions artist can only be as good as the quality of the tools they use.”
Meet the lady herself Inanch Emir on Sunday 15th October at Stand N191. She will be judging the Hairdressers Journal Extension Specialist of the Year competition at lunchtime and will be available to meet and greet during the rest of the day. You can ask her yourself any questions about the Gold Class brand, the hair, the equipment and what really puts Gold Class on a different level.
GOLD CLASS GIVEAWAY
We’re giving away one of our beautiful Hair Extension Workstations worth £780 complete with delivery to anywhere in the UK.
Simply head to our stand N191 at Salon International London Excel and drop your business card into the gold box to be in with a chance to win this amazing prize. The winner will be drawn on Monday 16th October at 4pm LIVE on our Gold Class Instagram feed!
If it’s not in your diary then it’s 14-16 October at ExCel London and you can find us at Stand No. N191. We hope to see you there!
Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
– Winner will be picked at random by Gold Class Managing Director Joe Emir LIVE on the Gold Class Instagram feed.
– All entries MUST submit business cards with full salon name, email address and address so we can get in touch to organise delivery.
– UK salon & stylists entries only for delivery in UK only.
– No cash alternatives will be offered.
– In the event of a dispute, Gold Class Hair Ltd decision shall be final.
Summer has well and truly come to an end and as September is the month of Self Improvement, we thought we would inspire some change to find your perfect hair look.
This time of year has so many gorgeous autumnal hues and if you’ve never tried being a red head now’s your chance. Lena Dunham has made the switch and by all accounts found her fire. We think our Rich Berry hue would achieve this look.
I’ve been sitting on these photos of the beautiful and vivacious Lena Dunham for months! Lena did the transformation to RED and writes about the fire she found within— titled ‘Ride Or Dye’ in Vogue’s September issue! It’s a piece every #redhead should read! #lenaottcolor #nofilter #otherlena #exclusive #lenadunham #septemberissue #90sgrunge
You can find more of our stunning reds on our colour chart and if you’re not so daring, then our Rich Rose might be your ideal hair crush. If you’re not too sure about a full block colour, then you can always blend them – ask your Gold Class extensionist for their expert advice to suit your colouring. With your colour sorted, we need to turn to styling. Cast your mind back to LFW AW17 best hair looks and this image was everywhere from Temperley London.
The Winter 2017 #PaintedDreams hair look thanks to the amazing @antonioccalero by @mcarthurglen #temperleylondon #winter17 #lfw A post shared by Temperley London (@temperleylondon) on
So simple to recreate with your ribbon colour of choice, there’s no excuse not to try it. We like this added detail of tying the sides of the hair back into a loose half-up ponytail to help give the ribbon something extra to hold to. Avoid smooth ribbons and secure with a few discreetly placed pins.
We love these messy Victoria rolls by hair icon Eugene Souleiman for Preen
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Need more inspiration? Browse The Telegraph Fashion 41 of the Best Hair Looks for AW17 here.
We will keep harping on about healthy hair looks and this really starts with good hair care. Treat yourself to our new look aftercare range and our Conditioning Boost to really add extra nutrients to your locks and add shine. With the changeable weather, we really recommend having some supplies in your handbag too like our brush and Argan Oil to add to the ends of your hair and fight the frizz.
When you are looking into hair extensions, you might not be thinking far enough ahead for the removal process but it’s just as crucial to get this right for the health of your own hair and scalp. You might have seen those horror stories where people have resorted to cutting their hair extensions out. Well get the right extensions, expert extensionist and safe removal and you can avoid all this. Read on for all you need to know.
Here at Gold Class, we look at the complete life cycle of your extension journey and will talk to you about the safe removal process during your consultation so you are understand the right method that won’t damage your own hair.
1. When do you remove?
This depends on the type of hair extensions you have, how fast your own hair grows and ultimately how well you have properly looked after them. To give you and example pre-bonded hair extensions we recommend removing after around 3 to 4 months as the bonds will have grown down your own hair.
TOP TIP: The biggest issue for extensionist for removal is matting where the client has not been separating their bonds correctly, so make sure you do this religiously daily!
2. Right Tools
To the untrained eye, they might look like a pair of pliers, but the extension removal tool is crafted specifically to aid the correct removal of the bonds. Gold Class has just released a new toolkit with two Removal Tool pliers in different sizes and with a unique inner plate with a horizontal design to aid grip but prevent hair damage – these are the professional tools to have.
3. Right Solution
Different hair extension brands offer their own removal solutions so that they are formulated specifically for the removal of the bond they have been created for. In the main, these products are only available to professional hairdressers and this is the case for many professional brands.
The Gold Class Removal Gel has proudly received a ADSL (Advanced Development & Safety Laboratories) approval for Cosmetic Safety.
4. The technique
Sectioning your hair to work on small areas at a time, your extensionist will use the Removal Tool to gently crush the bond, with the criss-cross plates cutting into the outer bond ready for the application of a small amount of the removal gel, which is worked into the bonds. After a minute, the ingredients in the Removal Gel have worked to break down the strength of the bond releasing the bond from the hair. The extensions then simply slide down the hair causing minimal damage and no signs of traction on the hair or scalp.
There is a myth that the removal process will hurt; but with the correct professional extensionist, correct tools and experience, this is not the case.
Following removal, it is necessary to clean the hair with a detoxifying clarifying shampoo to wash away any remaining Removal Gel and give the hair and scalp a good clean releasing any trapped dirt and matted hair. Combing through the hair will remove any small residues of the bond and again remove any trapped matted hair.
We recommend a scalp treatment, such as the Spa Mist treatment to revitalise your hair and scalp before repeating the Hair Health Diagnosis to see for your self that good extensions with experts really don’t damage your hair.
Don’t just take our word for it, find out what leading Tricologist, Glenn Lyons says about our method here.
To find out more about safe removal of your current extensions and to book in for a Gold Class Consultation, you can find your nearest elite Gold Class salon here.