Meet Nicholas Piazza, New York City's Master Wigmaster Making Hair Dreams Come True

Working out of a small studio in Midtown, 69-year-old Nicholas Piazza is one of New York City's last remaining expert wigmasters. In this short profile video from Great Big Story, peek inside his shop and see how he's made the best wigs in the City for the past five decades.

Nicholas Piazza has been in the hair business for 50 years, creating intricate handmade wigs from human hair. Piazza's wigs take from five to six weeks to complete, with each strand of hair delicately crocheted by hand. This attention to detail has paid off; Piazza's manes have appeared in high-profile magazines, fashion shoots and films, and they’ve changed lives for those suffering from hair loss due to medical treatments. If Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Lena Horne have all been clients, you know a wig from Piazza is a definite ‘DO.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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