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MEDIA RELEASE, December 4, 2018

Emmy Award-Winning TV and Film Wig Artist Launches Online Giving Campaign with a "Wacky Wig Challenge"


Clemmons Courier, October 18, 2018

Your Neighbor: Giving spirit: Christal Schanes uses television background to help cancer patients

University of North Carolina School of the Arts, June 13, 2018

MEDwig receives Artpreneur grant from UNCSA and Kenan Institute for the Arts

Forsyth Woman, December, 2017


Triad Business Journal, August 30, 2017

Six Triad companies to participate in Creative Startups accelerator

Spectrum News Central NC, December 21, 2016

UNCSA Students Make Medical Wigs for Patients With Cancer, Brain Tumors

Winston-Salem Journal, December 10, 2016

UNC School of the Arts wig designers work with Novant Health to offer free wigs for patients coping with hair loss

Fox 8, October 25, 2016

UNC School of the Arts, Novant Health partner to provide medical wigs to patients

Yes Weekly, October 10, 2016

UNCSA wig designers team up with Novant Health to build free custom wigs for medical patients with hair loss

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, February 21, 2015

Jimmy Fallon and Amy Sedaris discuss Christal’s wigs

Entertainment Weekly, December 9, 2014

Stephen Colbert transforms into Bilbo Baggins, Legolas, and Gandalf. Watch him behind the scenes at his 'Hobbit'-themed cover shoot featuring wig and makeup artist Christal Schanes. 

Television Academy | Emmys, 2012

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (SNL), Winner: Christal Schanes. Nominated: 2010, 2011, 2012.

Make-Up Artist Magazine, September 17, 2012

Emmy Watch 2012: Primetime Creative Arts Winners Announced

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Amy Sedaris visited the UNCSA wig studio for the custom fitting of her wig worn on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She mentioned Christal by name in her interview with Jimmy.

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Christal won an Emmy for her work on SNL in 2012. 

Her medical wig classes aligned with Hospital programs, in which students craft wigs for women experiencing medically related hair loss, has received a lot of media attention.

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