The vendor, Wendy Farrier, was a wig maker at London's Madame Tussauds museum during the 1980's. In order to create the wig for Bowie's waxwork model, Farrier cut a lock of the singers hair in order to replicate the color.

Lock of Bowie's hair which sold at Heritage. Image: Heritage Lock of Bowie's hair which sold at Heritage.
Image: Heritage

In a signed letter on the Heritage website, Farrier explained: ''Once hair samples were matched with any figures at Madam Tussauds they were discarded as a matter of course, so there was amusement when I asked to keep one from the selection taken from Bowie.''

David Bowie in 1983 having has his eyes matched for Madame Tussaud's waxwork model. David Bowie in 1983 having has his eyes matched for Madame Tussaud's waxwork model.

''I can honestly and sincerely say that this is a genuine sample of David Bowie’s hair from 1983 that I cut from his head myself and have kept all these years.''

Hair-raising stuff, indeed.

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