About Gold Class
Gold Class is a premium hair extensions regime and is available in selective salons across the UK, backed with an accredited training program covering application, maintenance, aftercare and trichology. Keep up to date by following Gold Class on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Founder of Gold Class
Inanch Emir, multi-award winning Artistic Director of Inanch London (www.inanch.com) has been an influential hairdresser for over 25 years and has made her mark in the British Hairdressing industry in the specialised field of hair extensions. World-renowned for her expertise and unique application techniques with hair extensions, Inanch has worked with and represented the world's leading hair extension brands amongst attracting a global clientele from A-list celebrities, top fashion/beauty editors and general clients from all walks of life. In June 2015, Inanch entered the iconic Hair Awards Hall of Fame for winning the “Best Extensionist” accolade for 3 years running. She also scooped the Best Extension Specialist of the Year title at the London Hair & Beauty Awards 2015.
Where is Gold Class hair extensions sourced from?
Our Gold Class hair is ethically soucred from Indian Temples where the hair is donated by Hindu pilgrims as part of their 'tonsuring' tradition. The donor selflessly gives up the hair as thanks to their God and to reject vanity by shaving the hair off their head. The hair is then tied in to a ponytail to remain remi (cuticle in tact). Other sources use brushed hair, collecting the hair that has fallen out during brushing, which is not remi and will cause tangling. Some also go as far as using 'unethical' hair which is sourced from unidentifiable origins. We exclusively utilise Temple hair. The temples then sell the hair to raise funds for their upkeep, community projects and charitable schemes. Indian hair is the finest quality for us to work with; this is because it has not been chemically treated and its structure is most suitable for European hair. Our hair selection process (carried out in India) is quite time-consuming but essential as each bundle of hair is hand-picked and checked for its condition which must be healthy and strong (using our hair elasticity test) and must be virgin hair (not prone to any chemical treatments such as colouring).
Once the hair is selected, it then arrives to our hair factory in India where the hair is processed. Quality is paramount throughout the processing of the hair extensions. The hair is cleaned before starting a gentle processing to remove the natural colour pigments in the hair, before being able to replace them to create the desired base shades. The osmosis treatment, pioneered for the cashmere industry, is so gentle as not to effect the structure of the hair and create reliably colour-fast extensions. Such care is taken that some colours may take up to 6 weeks to process. Hair is secured to guarantee the strands remain remi until it is hand colour blended by skilled artisans to create the full Gold Class colour range. The final stage is for the hairs to be tipped with pre-bonded polymer tips which are then ready to be applied to the client's hair by a professional and certified Gold Class extensionist.