Meet Fiona Sole, a multifaceted hair and makeup artist, renowned for her exceptional skills in wig knotting and design. With roots tracing back to Aotearoa's vibrant rave culture, Fiona's passion for hair and makeup was ignited at an early age, leading her to a truly fascinating career journey.
In our kōrero, Fiona sheds light on her unique path, which took a turn towards the highly specialised world of wig making.
While you may recognise her from her hilarious Instagram reels flaunting her own wig creations—Fiona's experience extends to the creation of intricate hair pieces for productions like The Lord of the Rings, Mulan and Sweet Tooth.
As the founder of Sole Wig Works, she not only crafts exquisite wigs but also runs a makeup and hair supply store that caters to the diverse needs of the industry.
In this episode, dive into Fiona's fascinating world as she shares anecdotes from her extensive career. From her experiences in “swords and sandals” productions to the intricacies of wig making, the magic behind her Instagram personas, and the artistry that has made her a sought-after figure in the New Zealand film industry.