"The whole experience has been blessed by the universe, by god, by Buddha, by whoever you serve, because we were able to wrap this show two weeks before lockdown," said Wright. "The fact that [producers] were able to turn it around and premiere it during lockdown, at prime time, we were just set up to win. The show was so much fun to film, but it was hard work — we filmed 20 episodes in two months. And the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I've had some people say things like, 'I'll be honest with you. I wasn't trying to look at this show, but now it's one of my favourites on TV.' It's been a blessing."
In terms of other activities keeping him busy at home these last few months — besides FaceTiming friends and family or biking to stay active — Wright also adopted a vegan lifestyle for two months.
"TikTok has been my saviour because I've found so many recipes and tips there," he said. "I've been cooking a ton of vegan food. Now that restaurants are opening, I'll have a piece of pizza or cheese or something like that, but I'll only prepare vegan food and keep vegan food in my refrigerator. I've enjoyed it."
His Legacy on the Hairstyling World
After Wright's grandmother passed at 93 years old, much of his work was inspired in part by her legacy. But his influence is his ability to see beauty through the lens of optimism.
"That is my motto and who I am as a person. I have always been an eternally optimistic, enthusiastic person, and I've also always been in love with beauty. It's one of the biggest things you can do to show yourself personal care, to take care of yourself physically and your skin and your hair. It's vanity, yes, but it's more than vanity — it's impact."