Gabrielle Harker a resident of School Aycliffe reports recent good fortune following the story we published last February about people using Racoon Real Hair extensions, when suffering after effects of chemo and alopecia.

She passed her Diploma which is extremely rare in the hair extension industry, sitting an exam in 4 parts, finishing with a full panel interview. Gabrielle had to travel down to Racoon international HQ in Southampton, taking a model and spending the day completing various tasks, watched over by leaders of the company.

“It proved to be the hardest day in my career, and I had to wait a nerve-racking 48 hours before receiving word that I had passed. I am now fully qualified in: Racoons Luxe Bond, Luxe Weft, Luxe Link , Advanced techniques, Bridal and creative hair extensions, Hair in health recovery programmes” said Gabrielle.

Racoon Hair extensions are a premium hair extension company using the finest quality hair and proven by a trichologist not to damage your own hair. Passing this Diploma has made Gabrielle one of the highest qualified hair extension technicians in the country .

Gabrielle received a written message from Andrew Barton on her success, stating “Congratulations on your energy at the diploma course. It was inspiring to experience your passion for what you do, witness your skill up and close and hear your knowledge. You are a credit to the profession and your own success. Best Wishes, Andrew Barton.”


Left to right; Sue, Andrew, Gabrielle and Esther