Heather spent a decade as a wig designer for theatre before founding Custom Wig Company to create custom wigs for performers of all kinds, from reenactors and tribute artists, Santas and Ben Franklins, and anything else imaginable. She is an experienced wig maker who brings attention to detail, love of the craft, and finely honed skills to the process of making custom wigs and hair goods. She also enjoys teaching workshops and master classes.
Hannah has always had a fascination with hair and makeup: the drastic changes they have undergone throughout history and the subtle transformative power they can have on a performance. She stumbled into wigs purely by accident at Michigan State University when Heather did a workshop with the costume students. Since then she has fallen in headfirst, working on wigs, hair and makeup for numerous productions. She loves the endless creativity and meticulous craftsmanship of working at the Custom Wig Company.
Meredith joined the Custom Wig Company team as an apprentice, working her way up to join the team as an Associate Wig Builder. Originally from Louisville, she attended college in Texas, before returning to Kentucky and pursuing a career in wig building.
With experience in marketing, a degree in costume technology, and nearly two decades of work in professional theatrical design and craft, Krista has enjoyed expanding into the world of wig making. She loves the creativity and detail involved in character development and how integral hair is to a successful character. Krista is heads production of the Ready to Wear Santa products for Custom Wig Company.
Amanda joined the team in May 2017 as a wig apprentice with credentials already in costuming but not in wig building. Working already in theatre for costuming, she had the desire to switch modes a bit to learn a new craft to transform into a career. She spends her spare time creating competition worthy cosplay costumes and travels to put them to test in national competitions. When not competing, Amanda enjoys oil painting and submerging herself into anything Star Wars.
Originally from Chicago, a myriad of job experiences led Beth to her position as a Custom Wig Company apprentice, including art education, stage and television background work, and costume design. Her earliest interest in innovative hair styling was first noted at the tender age of six, using her own head and a pair of sewing shears (much to her mother’s dismay), but she has been learning and experimenting with much better techniques ever since. Her favorite part of the process is seeing all the individual pieces of a big project finally come together. When not honing her wig building skills, Beth also enjoys reading, painting, movies, crochet, and video games.
Apprentice Wig Builder
Melissa is an MA in History from the University of Cincinnati. She first became involved in theatre through historical reenacting, initially in the American Civil War period, but more recently in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 periods. She has always had a passion for creating, and enjoys to knit, sew, and quilt in her free time. She is also a great fan of tabletop and roleplaying games, and is a sabre fencer and target archer.