Monday, May 19, 2014

A Shuly Wigs Experience

The idea of using wigs and hairpieces on set had never crossed my mind until I met Shuly four years ago at a photo-shoot. Working together with Shuly's hairpieces instantly pulled me into the idea of using wigs for future editorials. As I continued to work with the wigs, my creativity expanded because the hair now belonged to me. I had the control over what I wanted to create, and when the shoot was over I could simply remove the hairpiece. Two months ago, I used a Star Pro wig, which is designed for stylists because of the kind of work we do. The Star Pro Collection is a line designed with South American that is naturally full, luscious, and smooth. Since it's processed hair, it offers excellent hold and texture. I had the chance to use a Star Pro lace front for three different editorials, which required me to change the looks. The lace front was originally 22" long, but eventually, I cut it super short, and colored the hair differently for each of the photo-shoot. Each of these editorials featured various concepts, diversified models, and utilized fantastic imagery, all of which gave me a reason to love Shuly Wigs even more because of their ability to create any look. The teams I worked with were amazed at the quality of the wigs which gave me tremendous confidence in my work. Instead of the models worrying about their own hair being damaged in the pursuit of art and high fashion, they were having fun, and had more character on set. Thank you, Shuly, for giving me that self-assurance to fully express myself through my work. Below are images of the Star Pro wig that was featured in Tantalum Magazine.


Tantalum Magazine issue 32 'Smooth Noir'

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  1. I would love to see a post featuring a tutorial about how to braid hair into a fall! You have posted some great pictures of this - I want to learn how to do it!

    1. Do you mean braiding a band/hat fall? Great idea! We'll certainly consider that :)