Frequently asked questions

Do you accept custom orders?

Yes, of course! If you know exactly what sort of piece you’re looking for, you can fill out an order form and the artist will get back to you via email with the next steps.

How long does the hair need to be?

There is an option for any length of hair. For table work (braided hair jewelry), the hair must be 12 inches or longer. For 3 dimensional hair flowers, the hair must be at least 5 inches long. Any length smaller than this must be palette worked into a flat picture to be set under glass in a frame or jewelry. Learn more about the differences in techniques on YouTube at Hair and Now.

Can you work with animal hair?

Yes, absolutely! This includes horse hair as well as small animal fur.

Once I place an order, how long will it take?

Well, without more details it’s very hard to say. It will depend on how large of a piece you’re ordering and what my current workload is. Please keep in mind that all orders are handmade by one person and some techniques are rather time consuming. Once we’ve discussed your order, I can give you a more accurate estimate.

Do you restore antique hairwork?

Yes! I can restore antique wreaths and palette work pieces. Keep in mind that I will be able to do the hairwork only, and I cannot refurbish a damaged frame or the metal of a jewelry piece. If you have an old piece that you’d like me to take a look at, you can email a photo to

Can I book Courtney to speak about the history of hairwork?

Absolutely. If you would like to schedule me for speaking engagements, please contact

Do you offer classes to teach hairwork techniques?

Yes! Depending on where you would like to schedule the class, I will need to make sure there are enough students enrolled to accommodate for time and travel. You can send inquiries to

I am unable to attend a class in person, how else can I learn hair art?

I offer video tutorials on Patreon!

How can I learn more about the history of hairwork?

Hair and Now is my relatively new YouTube channel, where I discuss hair throughout history including the different forms it’s taken, the sentimental values attached to it, why it went out of fashion, and how we can bring it back. Or, for even more videos about my work, become a Patron!

I am a museum curator or antique dealer who is looking for more information on hairwork. Can you help?

I sure can! I have consulted for museums such as Leila’s Hair Museum and The National Museum of Funeral History as well as a handful of antique and oddities stores throughout the country. For general information or more details about a specific piece you have, contact me at

I am a journalist or blogger who would like to speak to you.

Fantastic! I want to speak to you too. Send an email to

Can I send you mail?

Is it antique hairwork?
Yes please.
Is it spam?
No thanks, I’m a vegetarian.
Anything else?
Use your discretion.
P.O. Box 26654, Overland Park, KS 66225

If I give you the hair of my enemies, can you make me something truly evil?

No. Stop asking.