The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy’s limited series on FX, recently won eight Emmys.
But perhaps none of that would have been possible — particularly the award for Outstanding Hairstyling For a Limited Series or Movie — without the contributions of “mane” man Robert Pickens.
At just 22 years old, Little Rock native Pickens has partnered with longtime Hollywood wigmaker Victoria Wood, who has worked on the Matrix movies and with stars like Melissa McCarthy and Samuel L. Jackson. Through their business, Wigmaker Associates, he worked on several of the Versace show’s hairpieces under Emmy-winning head hairstylist Chris Clark.
Pickens also has created wigs for other notable shows and movies, from Murphy’s FX limited series Feud: Bette and Joan — which also won a hairstyling Emmy — to The Greatest Showman, to the upcoming Halloween movie.