Local Hairstylist Makes it to the Big Screen

Krystine Therriault - Seaway News
Local Hairstylist Makes it to the Big Screen
Marc-Andre Levac behind the scenes of Priyanka's Snatch music video!

Local hairstylist Marc-Andre Levac has done hair professionally for 13 years. Earlier this year, Marc started making wigs and shipping them worldwide, including to customers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. This summer he landed his first gig doing hair for a Hallmark movie. Since then, Levac has worked on six movies and a music video – what a wild end to 2022!

“Whenever I was a little kid, I wanted to be Oprah’s hairstylist (which I don’t understand because she’s never had good hair) but I’ve always liked doing hair. I learned how to French braid when I was like six,” Levac told Seaway News.

Marc-Andre has done some amazing work over the years. He is known in town for his unique and colorful hair dye jobs and has worked on many themed photoshoots. In May, he traveled to LA for DragCon and got to see Lemon perform in a wig he made specially for the event.

“Honestly, everything kind of popped off in June. Basically the way it started was I have a friend who has been in a bunch of shows, she was on Degrassi for a long time, but she’s done a bunch of Hallmark movies. She had sent me a post of the head of department on a movie that was looking for hair assistants so I answered, and I was like, ‘Hi, I’m not available any of these days but I would love to be considered for future projects’ because it was a busy time,” he explained with a laugh.

“She looked at my Instagram and at that point I had started making wigs for Lemon who is from RuPaul’s Drag Race Canada. She was like, ‘You make wigs for Lemon? Yeah, I’d love to have you.'”

Since then Levac has worked on several movies, including: The Most Colorful Time of the Year, Fly Away with Me, A New Diva’s Christmas Carol, and Record Breaking Christmas. He has several other projects in the pipeline that he’s excited to share with everyone soon – and even got to play the role of the sassy hairstylist in one movie!

Marc currently works at Pure Organic Spa and travels to Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal frequently for work. He says he is currently taking every job as a blessing and doing as much as he can in and out of Cornwall. Even though his career is currently blowing up with opportunities, Levac says he doesn’t see himself ever leaving.

“That’s the one beauty about wigs is that I can create everything and stick it in a box and ship it out,” he said, “I honestly think Cornwall is incredible. It’s such a supportive lovely space for me. Everyone is so nice and appreciative of my talents and what I can offer. Cornwall is home and I don’t think anywhere would ever feel like that.”

In January, Levac will be travelling to London, England for DragCon UK.

“I’m really enjoying the drag scene. I think I would like to focus more on that and see where that takes me because its really more funky. The drag queens’ wigs are a lot of fun,” he shared, adding that he plans to explore more fashion and branded shoots in addition to doing hair.

“I don’t really know what the future holds all of these insane things have happened in the past six months and so like really at this point the world is my oyster. I’m going to continue to say yes to every opportunity that comes and see what’s up,” he said, “I’m so proud of the work I’ve been doing lately which is amazing like how many people can say that they absolutely adore their job and then also be proud of the work that they’re doing. Its honestly such a blessing I’ve truly had such an incredible year. It’s been life changing in so many ways.”





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