Gayle Cooper

2013 QEST Scholar - Wig Making

Gayle has been working in special effects for the film/television and model making industry since she left university in 2008. Her speciality skills include prosthetic make up, creature creation and special effects and her work often includes mould making and casting in a range of materials including silicone and fibreglass. Through practice, she has learnt some basic hair skills including knotting and laying.

A QEST Scholarship supported Gayle at the UK Wig School where she completed the Lace Wig and Hair Replacement Course, gaining knowledge of Foundation Fabrication, Hair Selection and Preparation and Measuring and Fitting.

Gayle now works in special effects and make up for film and TV – she has worked on Doctor Who, Jurassic Park 3 among others.