Peter Platel (°1966) studied drama at Studio Herman Teirlinck.

In 1992 he terminated his studies prematurely and opened his first hair salon “De Wakko Kapper” (Wakko Hairdressers) in Antwerp, followed by salons in Brussels and Ghent.

As an expert in cutting on dry hair, he regularly appeared in the media and made his television debut in 2005 as hair & beauty expert in the Kanaal 2 TV show “De heren maken de man” (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), alongside Jani Kazaltzis.

In 2015 he published his first book, “Hou Van Haar“.

Since successfully selling his business in 2020, Peter Platel is devoting himself completely to his calling as an artist and exhibits his Queer Collage Art in Belgium and abroad.

In addition to collage, he experiments with mixed media and painting.

The collage “What If…?” was exhibited from December 2022 to January 2023 as the winner of an audience award in the context of “The National Expo” in the renovated KMSKA.