There’s an underlying rebellious feel to a lot of your wigs; would you say this is an aesthetic you consciously strive for? I don’t really know where it comes from. I can say that growing up in Switzerland – a country that always aims for a perfect and simple aesthetic, I got bored at a really young age, so I looked for ways to shock people and catch them off-guard. I was part of a techno party scene that happened between Switzerland, Paris, Austria and Germany, where people would dress up as anything in regards to the dress code of the party. 500 people from all these countries would meet every Saturday with shuttle buses, fully dressed up, ending up in a club anywhere in Europe. That was kind of the beginning of me working on other people’s hair; shaving my friends’ heads, spikes, mohawks, all the hairstyles were graphic and extreme.
When you’re in the process of making a wig, who is the person you envision wearing it? I spend a lot of time creating wigs without a purpose of using it for a specific shoot or show. That’s how I got into wigs. When I started working in a salon, I still wanted to do hair after I got home so I would spend all my money on wigs and just play around after work. I daydream a lot so I can easily picture people in the wigs, most likely I’ll think of a whole scene of my own short movie with a character of my imagination.