Victorian Hair Artists Guild

June 6, 2010

Hairwork being done today. Music to your ears? Mine too. Hence why if you hadn’t heard about them, the Victorian Hair Artists Guild will make your heart skip a beat.

This is quite possibly the true answer to the question that touches my ears every so often ‘do you know anyone that does hairwork?’, and yes, there are still people in Europe and the US who do quite a bit of traditional hairwork, but this one has been around for quite a while, so let’s take a quick look.

Now, what makes them Victorian and not Georgian? Why not Stuart Era? Well, one can guess that it’s probably to do with re-invigorating a lot of Mark Campbell’s work in The Art of Hairwork Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewellery and the popularity of those weaves and the industry during the mid 19th century, but perhaps if I pay them a bit more they’ll do me some Georgian work.

Personally, I haven’t seen their work in person and I don’t know their processes, but if the pieces on their site are anything to go by, it looks rather nice.

So feel free to contact Sandra Johnson, Nancy Robertson, Lucy Cadwallader or Melanie Mead and discover their work (each have a special area of interest).

If anyone has any examples of their pieces or experience with them, I’d love to see it, so post below!

One Response to “Victorian Hair Artists Guild”

  1. Donna Rose Says:

    I’m searching for Nancy Robertson, a hair weaver, who used to live in Kansas City Mo. She made a pair of acorn earrings for me. I know a lady who would like some things made.


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