MESSAGE ABOUT RON BARRIS
It’s not by chance that Ron Barris is the most talented,
major innovator in the hair replacement industry today. Ron
learned his art from the master of wig making, Alfred S.
Barris. Ron’s apprenticeship began naturally at the
remarkable age of seven under the careful tutelage of his
father, Alfred S. Barris.
For over 80 years Alfred Barris devoted his superior talents
to designing and creating wigs for the famous. As a young
boy in London, Barris had a passion for the theater but
lacked the skill to act. Being an enterprising individual,
he found a way he could be near the stage and make money at
the same time. He became a child apprentice at Gusdorfs of
London, then the top theatrical wig company in the world. He
left England for Australia in 1907 with an opera company and
eventually made his way to New York City. By 1919, Barris had
his own shop and was the primary wigmaker for most of the
large operas and Broadway shows. Such greats as Enrico
Caruso sought him out for his unsurpassed skills. Barris’
clients spanned the years from Mary Pickford to Angela
Lansbury, His remarkable genius created wigs that could
actually capture the essence of the portrayed characters.
Hello Dolly, starring Carol Channing, and recent Woody Allen
movies featured his wig designs. His studio near Times
Square was famous among actors from coast to coast. Helen
Hayes, Frederic March, Rosalind Russell, Gloria Swanson, and
Carol Channing were only a few of his thousands of clients.
Until three weeks before his death at age 96 Alfred Barris
was still making wigs.
Barris took great pride in his delicate art, for it was a
skill possessed by few. His secrets were many and it was
important to him that he passes this mastership to his son
Ron. As a youth, Ron Barris spent hours daily in the workshop
learning all the facets of wig making necessary to be a
master ventilator. Ron has long since mastered the art of
wig making and can readily change a dream into a reality.
Like his father, he en joys serving the entertainment
industry. Sea World, Boardwalk and Baseball, Cypress
Gardens, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Disney
Land, MGM, and various motion picture producers request
hairpieces created by Barris.
With his skill and innovativeness, Ron created a hair
replacement company, Headstart Hair For Men that is
unparalleled by any other in the hair replacement industry.
He is knowledgeable in all stages of the construction of his
hairpieces and wigs, from the vital foundation to the final
product. He knows his clients want a foundation as thin as
possible, yet durable. They want a flexible lightweight base
that is cool and allows air circulation. And, of course, it
is understood that the contour of the foundation be precise
in order to fit naturally and be absolutely undetectable. In
addition, they request a myriad of colors and styles. Ron
gives his clients what they demand. His understanding of the
“total construction” of his products and his intense drive
to perfect what is already the best available is what makes
Barris’ hairpieces so desirable. Ron Barris is never
satisfied with the status quo of his stock. He is in a
never-ending search for the ‘perfect” materials to be used
in the manufacturing of hair replacement pro ducts.
Headstart Hair For Men offers a vast range of superior
quality hair replacements and accessories that is unmatched
anywhere. Moreover, Ron Barris is totally committed to
providing full service for all of his products. It’s no
wonder that his hair replacement goods have been sought
after by the finest salons throughout the world.