Heather spent a decade as a wig designer in 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 more. She holds an MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For fun, she raises vegetables and backyard chickens and blogs at HeyBigSplendor.com
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.
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.
Headshots by Ben Marcum Photography