UK’s oldest wig making supplies company based in Banbury celebrates centenary year

Banbury Postiche, the UK’s number one wig making supplies company, has announced it will be celebrating 100 years in business this year.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 11:24 am
Banbury Postiche, the UK’s number one wig making supplies company, celebrates 100 years in business this year

Banbury Postiche the UK’s number one wig making supplies company, has announced it will be celebrating 100 years in business this year.

The Banbury-based business, founded by Mr F Mulley in 1921, began trading as a human hair merchant and has gone on to establish itself at the forefront of developing and providing the very best hair products, wig making equipment and education to the professional hair market throughout the UK and internationally.

The company now has 25 employees and remains committed to growth and innovation, having recently moved to purpose-built facilities in Wroxton and established its market-leading training courses, designed to deliver comprehensive education supported by quality products and services.

Current owner of Banbury Postiche, Nick Allen, said: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone in our company history and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get here.

“While the world in 1921 couldn’t seem more different from today’s, our excitement at embracing and developing new technologies and ways of working is exactly the same as back then.

"Add to this that we remain a family business, with family values and I think you have the reason why we’re here today, celebrating our centenary.”

The company has customers from all over the world, with services ranging from providing wigs for NHS and private patients, direct to salons or colleges, theatres, educational providers, trade, cosmetic research and even to supplying materials for films such as Harry Potter and Star Wars.

Plans are afoot for a celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary, with exclusive promotions, charity fundraising and a staff party all in the pipeline.