The Freedom Legacy

Freedom Wigs Ltd, (formerly Barrington studios) was established in 1977 by Murray Barrington in Dunedin, New Zealand.Having a background in mechanical engineering, the patience of a saint and a never give up attitude, Murray started by developing men’s top pieces in a spare room at home to help his brother.

Eleven years later, and with the help of his wife Averill, he began creating full cap prosthetic hairpieces for women, men and children with alopecia areata, totalis, universalis and androgenic alopecia. Understanding the intrinsic link between hair and self esteem they wanted to give customers the benefit of vacuum cap security without the use of tapes or glue.

Murray and Averill oversaw extensive research and development in the following decades resulting in permeable silicone caps that offer the ultimate comfort and security, medical scanning equipment that is state of the art and gives clients an incredible fit, and perfected an implanting technique that replicates growing hair. All of this whilst sourcing the best virgin hair and fostering strong relationships.

They gathered around them the equipment, resources and people needed to create the best wig on the market with the person with alopecia at the forefront of their practice. In such a quiet, humble way, their kindness, brilliance and dedication have changed the lives of thousands of people around the world.


Freedom Wigs, LTD Owners

Looking after the wellbeing of so many people with alopecia is a quite a responsibility and who better to take that on than the parents of a young woman with alopecia. Parents who have been in those shoes, experienced the pain, and come out on the other side.

Deanna and Gary Beattie have been closely involved in the alopecia community ever since their daughter Libby lost her hair at a young age.

They were amazed at what a difference the Freedom prosthetic made in her life and not only wanted but were compelled to help others deal with the emotional minefield of losing their hair.

In 2015 they took this responsibility head on and now own Freedom Wigs Ltd ensuring its future is in the safest hands.

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The U.S. Team

Our US Team is comprised of 10 agents, 8 of which are pictured at left. And each Independent Agent personally deals with a medical hair loss condition as well. Each of us knows the importance of finding the tools to move forward and beyond, and are uniquely qualified to take care of you.


The Freedom Wigs, LTD Manufacturing Team

Pictured left: the "dream team" -- New Zealand Manufacturing team at Freedom Wigs    At right: Steve Conley, General Manager of Freedom Wigs Ltd.

Pictured left: the "dream team" -- New Zealand Manufacturing team at Freedom Wigs

At right: Steve Conley, General Manager of Freedom Wigs Ltd.