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At Wigs Up North we simply love wigs and we do it all from making bespoke wigs for television, film and theatre, to setting and dressing wigs into the style you require. We have a vast stock of both lace front and acrylic wigs which are available to hire. To complement this we also have a full range of facial hair to choose from to create any character you desire.


At Wigs Up North our aim is to provide the best service possible across our range of services. We pride ourself in a professional yet friendly approach to ensure all of our clients recieve the advice they require. With years of experience in the industry we are able to pass on our knowledge to help in all areas of wigs.


Our client base is vast and incorporates film, television, professional and amateur theatre companies. Some of our clients include the BBC, Sky TV, The Royal Shakespeare Company and MillenniumFX. Our credits include clients such as Peter Kay, Shameless, Hollyoaks and Hustle.

Our Team
Our team of talented wig makers & make-up artists have decades of experience in their field and have worked on a wide range of professional productions throughout their careers.

Liz Amstrong

Wig Maker & Wig HOD

The London College of Fashion (1994)

Jesus Christ Superstar · Phantom of the Opera · Les Miserables · Saturday Night Fever · Miss Saigon · Macbeth at Manchester International Festival & Park Avenue Armory (NY) · Theatr Clwyd (Dick Whittington, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Pavillion, Jack and the Beanstalk) · Atomic Saloon (Edinburgh Festival and Las Vegas)

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Vicky Whiteside

Deputy Head of Wigs & Technical Manager
Grimsby University (2013)

Shrek the Musical UK & Ireland Tour · Newzoids (2016) · Dirty Dancing · Matilda the Musical · Matilda the Musical UK & Ireland Tour · The Fountainhead (MIF) · How The Grinch Stole Christmas UK Tour · Freelance Knotter 


Katie Wrigley

Shop Manager

School of Make-up (2010)

Bait · AOTAB · Fetish Knights (Promo) · Party Delights · Commercials (Tesco, Adidas, Vodaphone/Pepsi, Virgin, Ford, Puma) · CBeebies Ballet: Puss in Boots · Atomic Saloon (Edinburgh Festival and Las Vegas) ·  Bridal Makeup


Lisa O'Grady-Neild

Wig Assistant & Hair Dresser

University of Life

High End Period Dramas (Victoria, World of Fire Peaky Blinders Season 4 and Gentleman Jack) · Commercials (Asda and Warburtons) · Qualified Hair Dresser and Lecturer

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