Cherelle Guyton Multifacted Creative Designer
Artistry of Hair and Wig Design
Cherelle is an innovative and versatile bi-coastal Hair/Wig & Makeup Designer with 20+ years experience in Theatre. She is originally from Columbia, South Carolina where she fell in love with theatre at 3.
"I started theatre at 3. I did theatre at church, at school and in all of my cultural and educational summer programs. My mother believed in us (I have a younger sister) going to school year-round, so we had to go to summer school and summer programs every year until we were grown. Once again, we had to be smarter, work three to four times harder, and have a stronger work ethic than our peers. She instilled history and culture in us."
Cherelle developed her naturally artistic eye while earning her BA from the University of South Carolina in Theatre: Costume, Wig and Makeup Design. While working full time in banking Cherelle simultaneously earned her MBA and operated her own wig and makeup design business (C Stylez U, LLC).
Cherelle returned to the University of South Carolina in 2012 to complete an MFA seminar certification in Period Styles for Wig and Hair Design. Her repertoire includes Broadway on Tour; multifaceted onstage/backstage experience in theatre, film, and television
Now in Ashland, Oregon, Cherelle is an industry leader as a multifaceted designer spearheading authenticity of character design on the national theater stages. Cherelle is currently the Head of the Wig and Hair Department Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) .