I don't know how many times I have driven past this shop and never seen it! Then for some reason last weekend after I had just finished a lovely breakfast at Cheerio (323 Lennox Street - just up from Swan Street) as I walked out I was fascinated by the tatty venetians gracing the front door across the road!
|Louis Barnett & Son & Son - I wonder how old the venetians are!|
Wandering over to photograph them I was duly informed by my friend that this was THE place to come in the 60's for a wiglet for those extremely bouffed hairdo's that were in fashion in those days (this is dating me!) - she still has hers! Louis Barnett & Son & Son Pty Ltd (the second & Son is not a typo!) has been in the wig-making business since 1900! And some of the fittings looked like the originals.
|Wigs in the basin, wigs on the chair (1900?) here a wig, there a wig, everywhere a wig wig!|
There was the odd head with a half-finished wig in the basin - and heads of hair were everywhere! It was rather surreal and I have to say a bit creepy!
|Hair rugs for men or..|
As the website states - they specialise in first class Natural European Hair-the Rolls Royce of Hair.
|They only use 'virgin' hair! (not previously coloured or permed)|
There are ladies wigs and hairpieces, mens wigs and toupees, and theatrical wigs and hairpieces. They even provide 'movember moustaches' - and Santa wigs!
|Ho ho ho|
So take a wander past 312 Lennox Street and have a peek in the window - then cross the road and enjoy a Cheerio coffee.