About Shepperton Wigs
Shepperton Wigs was founded on 22 April 2002 by Linda Cooley, Joanne Foster and Gill Little, who all share a passion for wig making. We started working together many years ago at London Wigs, one of the foremost Wig companies in London, working on Stage and Film productions such as PHANTOM, GREASE, BOND MOVIES, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND and GOSFORD PARK to name just a few shows/films where you can see the wigs and pieces crafted by us. Whether seeing people in character or people gaining a better quality of life through our work with private clients, we have accumulated over 90 years of working experience within the wig-making business. Ouch!
Joanne Foster came into wig making after 12 years of hairdressing. After spending 2 weeks on a short course at Brushstrokes in Shepperton, (Linda was the tutor), she decided that she wanted to learn more. Joanne, who never CUTS corners, then managed to combine training in her spare time and has achieved the highest standard possible, making many of the most beautiful wigs that have appeared on stage and screen in the last decade.
Linda Cooley got HOOKED on wig making whilst on a wardrobe course at Wimbledon School of Art. She then secured a job at the Royal Opera House, working in the Wig Department. A very capable needle woman, she has been involved with costume and dressmaking since her childhood in Denmark where her father was the head costume cutter at the Danish Royal Ballet and her mother a dressmaker. She maintains a close relationship with Wimbledon School of Art, teaching wig making.
Gill Little has since retired but stays involved by providing her expertise and an extra pair of hands when we are busy!