the history of Mandeville

Where tradition meets innovation, learn how Mandeville London transformed the old-fashioned world of wigs for good. We’ve been helping men, women and children with hair loss for over 50 years, so we know we can help you too.

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Mandeville of London Baker Street 1970's

Mandeville was founded by Master Wigmakers John and Judy Clifton in 1969. Unhappy with the existing wigmaking methods and materials available, they initiated a research and development programme with a vision to create an extremely lightweight wig, that moved and reacted exactly like a natural head of growing hair.

To assist them with the programme the British Government awarded Mandeville three prestigious awards, allowing them to bring their vision to fruition and develop the ultimate wig. The technology developed from this programme is still used and unique to Mandeville to this day.

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Next Generation

In 2014, after 45 years of devotion to Mandeville, John and Judy retired from the business leaving their long established creative team Jo Pickering, Janet Daly and Robert Frostick to carry on their legacy into the future with Mandeville London. Between the three of them they have over 100 years of wigmaking experience at Mandeville.

Jan Broughton and Brenda Hough led Mandeville’s talented team of wig knotters and foundation makers into the future of wigmaking. Jan was a valued team member for nearly 50 years before passing in 2022, having been responsible for creating our exclusive knotting pattern and crown swirl seen in every Mandeville wig today. Brenda continues to lead the knotting team, dedicating her time to improve the lives of people affected by hair loss with Mandeville.

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Get the very nearest you can to having your own hair.

When you visit us at our private London studios in Fulham, you will find a comfortable and relaxed environment.

We will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and guide you through the process step by step to find the perfect solution that will work for you.