Chicana Wig (2016)

The Chicana Wig was inspired by the traditional Mexican hairstyles. It was created as part of the 'Mi Vida Loca' photoshoot, a resistance art piece about Chicano culture in the United States. it was also used as part of my first IMATS demo with the Catrina makeup at the 2017 London IMATS. The wig is a bespoke piece. The lace front wig is made from heat resistant synthetic hair. The ribbon looping around the braid is made from from hair by using the hair laying technique. Each flower was made individually from synthetic hair. They are attached to clips, making them customizable on the wig.


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