Instead of merely restyling some old wigs, Tasos cuts up and takes apart the wigs and reconstructs the pieces into new creations that feel high-end and demand admiration. “I’m exploring the beauty of cheap, mostly synthetic wigs, by turning them inside out and joining parts of different pieces, materials and textures together, and cutting and styling them in a way you get to appreciate the skeleton or foundation underneath.” With this quarantine project he aims to create a feeling that has no fixed meaning, but rather allows room for more inspiration and creativity to be cultivated.
During this time, Tasos finds comfort in reevaluating what is truly important to him and making time for things such as practicing on his doll head, doing research, finding inspiration in books and films, discovering new music and practicing yoga. Nevertheless the absence of his regular every day life is tangible. “I miss the social aspects of my job, really. I miss being on set with a group of creative people, all of us working together to bring an idea to life.” But in terms of job opportunities in a post-lockdown world, Tasos feels optimistic about hairdressers being busy. “I hope that everyone will be ready mentally and physically to go back to work with a high creative spirit, and ready to bring a new ray of light into the industry. We will be facing a new reality and what we do with it is in our hands.”