Media Wigs, Hair & Make-Up

As the Film Industry in Northern Ireland continues to grow at a vast rate with the Titanic Studios in Belfast and the new Harbour  Studios on the shores of Belfast Lough there is an ever growing demand for professional crew that are trained in the skills and techniques they need to gain employment in the exciting industry of film, theatre and television.


At Patricia Strong Academy we endeavour to teach those skills and techniques in Wigs & Facial Postiche and Hair & Make-up to a very high standard.

About Patricia Strong

Patricia began her career in the Hairdressing Industry in the late 1960’s at the age 13 and successfully completed a five-year apprenticeship in all aspects of Hairdressing including Wig Making and Wig Design.


She opened her own business at the young age of 18 and her business quickly grew to three salons within a five-year period. With her expertise in Wigs & Postiche Patricia expanded her business into helping clients suffering from hair loss caused by chemotherapy, alopecia or age related.


Due to her skills and knowledge of Wigs and Postiche Patricia diversified her business into Theatre, Supplying, Fitting and Maintaining Wigs & Postiche for Opera, Ballet and Musicals, working with companies like The Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden, London, The Really Useful Company London & Castleward Opera where she was resident Wig & Make-up Mistress for 5 years.


This diversification allowed Patricia to export her business into the Film Industry in ROI. Her experience and expertise in this field provided the business opportunity to secure contracts within Ardmore Studios R.O.I.  Belfast Titanic Studios and Belfast Harbour Studios  on productions like  HBO’s Game of Thrones.Dracula Untold, Lost City of Z, Mrs Wilson and many more.