Technical Director

Sam Battams

I have been working with wigs since 2004, and studied a degree in Special Effects Hair and Makeup at the London College of Fashion where I specialised in wig making, and period styling.
I began working in West End Theatre wig departments in 2004 at Les Miserables and over the ten years have worked on various shows in the West End and Touring including,
Les Miserables
We Will Rock You
Dirty Dancing
Legally Blonde
Kiss Me Kate
Beauty and The Beast

Working in theatre has meant that I have seen a few famous faces in my time and those whose wigs or hair and makeup I have styled include
Jon Lee – S Club 7
Todd Carty
Marcus brigstocke
Phil Jupitus
Jodie Prenger
Hayley Tamaddon
Amy Nutall
Adam Garcia
Liz McLarnon
Claire Sweeney
Honor Blackman
Kim Medcalfe

My other work has included photo shoots, weddings and time working for Bare minerals makeup.

I have loved working in entertainment, however, I am very passionate about using my skills with wigs to help those who are wearing wigs for health and personal reasons. I recently went through hair loss myself in 2011, when going through illness and understand the emotional strain that losing your hair can cause. I enjoy working with the individual to find the right solution, designing and tailoring different hair replacement methods, knowing that every person and every pattern of hair loss is different and requires personalised service to achieve great hair.

I love the reward it brings to see someone leave feeling confident and comfortable with their new look, knowing that it is just for them. I think it is very important for someone who wears wigs or hair replacement, to be able to have the same pampering, salon experience that is on offer to people with hair, and in the privacy and comfort of our designated room at the Essex Wig Centre, we are able to provide you with a new range of services to encompass that. Come in for a wash, set and dress service to freshen your wig or piece, come and be styled for a special event, or look at the possibilities for restyling completely. I will also be offering makeup sessions teaching how to replace eyebrows and lashes that you may have lost, and hair and makeup styling, including vintage style, will also be on offer to anyone for weddings and events.

Technical Director
Essex Wig Centre

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