As Creative Director of Willis B Salons London, I create wigs that blur the line between hairdressing and couture wig making. Nothing is off limits.
The wigs I create primarily utilise my skills in hairdressing, but I also draw my inspiration from sculpture, millinery and craft making techniques. I aim to create pieces that transcend hairstyles, pieces that are wearable art in themselves, but also harken back to my background as a stylist. Combining hair and objects is something I have always instinctively done. Starting my career at RAW Anthony Nader, I was exposed to all elements of hair and it’s role in the world of high fashion. I was drawn to the more bizarre and flamboyant aspects of this world, and have always been experimenting with hair in this way for many years. Moving to London in 2008, I was exposed to a wider influence of cultures and styles. Working at Willis B as Creative Director, I was able to work directly with people such as Michael Lawless, a former Creative Director at Vidal Sasoon. This new location and position, gave me a lot of room to pursue my love of interesting hair styles and wig pieces. Over the past few years, I have been able to hone this into the pieces currently on this site, with a few more in production.
Within hairdressing, many people believe that you can only work with hair, whether it be styling or sculpting styles, it needs to remain made of hair. I challenge this idea fervently within my collection of wig making. Not only do I blur the line between traditional hairdressing and styling, I try to create work that is totally removed from working with hair. Some of my pieces do use hair and I do try to emulate more conventional hair styles. However, my main aim has been to push this line of what hair is, what styles can be. I have worked with organic and inorganic materials and I feel the pieces to date that are included here are my most successful. I believe it’s never good to limit yourself to only working within one methodology, and I hope that my work will inspire other stylists to start looking outside the salon and incorporate other objects and materials into their work.
A bespoke Build? Supply for your event, tour, film, night out? Education that will stand you apart from the rest?. We have you covered.
We can be commissoned to create wigs for your campagin, film, photoshoot, promotional event, drag show or anything else. just contact us and we will get the ball rolling.
Our catalouge of existiong wigs can be hired out or sent out on loan for the day, week, month, or entire theatre seasons. Look throught our gallery and see what takes your fancy.
Educational days are held on request and are priced at £498pp conducted from our South London salon in the United Kingdom Shaun also will appear at shows, seminars and in private salons Nationally and Globally
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