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About Sole Wig Works

Our goal is to provide New Zealand with a local resource that can provide high quality wigs, wig accessories and Makeup Accessories. We are committed to raising the bar for products that wig and makeup enthusiasts can access right here.

We have a large stock of Wigs and facial hair available for purchase, all here in Auckland, New Zealand and ready to ship at a moments notice. Sole Wig Works also makes and adjusts wigs for many clients. Once a wig is purchased  it can be adapted to fit a specific person, or we can make you something from scratch.

We are based in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, New Zealand, but will complete orders throughout the country and for overseas clients. Contact us if you would like to discuss an idea, order or quote, or if you'd like to find out more about what our business can offer.

Fiona Sole - Owner

Fiona Sole is a qualified makeup artist who has been working in the film, TV and stage industries for almost 30 years. Fiona was first taught wig knotting (the process of attaching individual hairs to form a wig) at Weta Workshop during pre-production for The Lord of the Rings in 1999 by Kim Sainsbury, an amazing Australian special effects artist.

Peter King, an Oscar winning makeup and hair designer, was instrumental in furthering Fiona's skills in wig making whilst she worked under him in the makeup department for The Hobbit. It was during production for this series of features that Fiona realised the need for more wig makers in the New Zealand market. 

To hone her skills in both wig making and design, Fiona sought out world renowned wig maker Kylie Clarke in Sydney, Australia. Working there solidified her passion and her abilities in wig making, and Kylie set a great example of how to run a business and how to build top quality wigs for film and the general public.

Since returning home Fiona has hit the ground running; besides starting Sole Wig Works, she has spent some time running the hair department at Weta Workshop, and producing work for the Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa.  She has also made wigs, hair pieces and body hair for the innovative New Zealand/Australian coproduction of Cleverman.

Fiona has worked on NZ movies and TV shows such as Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, Mortal Engines, Mulan, Cow Boy Bebop, Amazon The Rings of Power, Sweet Tooth, as well as provided wig work for many other productions across New Zealand.

Fiona is dedicated to and passionate about creating amazing, interesting, beautiful and well made wigs and hair pieces for any character, occasion or production. 
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Anyone that knows Fiona, knows she likes to have fun with her wigs.

Check out some of her alter egos below - yes, they're all the fabulous Fiona!

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