I Love working with wigs.......... and have made my fare share over my career so far. From custom made wigs to fronting a human hair wig for a double, wefts for extentions and facial hair.
I dont mind sharing any tricks of the trade for working and making wigs as it is hard to find enough people to employ in hair departments on films as it is. The oldies of the industry are somewhat protective of their craft. - Why I dont know!
If you ever wanted to know how to work with WIGS then this is the book by Patricia Baker for you. It covers tools you need - how to wig knot - make a wig base - wefts - dressings - blocking wigs - everything you cant find out from those old wig makers.
Heads up for any Makeup Artist who wants to add a valuable skill to your trade. Most TV and Films will require you to use wigs, even if its for doubles. If you dont know how to do it then they will get someone else who does, so start learning as many skills as you can and save you and your production time and money. This book is the full guide. Ignore some of the pictures as they are theatrical but the structuring and how to do is the best out there. You wont be disappointed. I love it and get my assistants to refer to it on productions and learn.. learn.. learn. Good luck . Kym
PS for big budget films there will be a wig department - now that's a great job - so start learning!
- Movie Make Up - Kym Sainsbury
- Brisbane, Australia
- A professional working Make Up and Hair Artist for over 20 years in the Film Industry I have ALMOST seen and done it all. Working on such films as 'Lord of the Rings', 'Daybreakers', 'Matrix','George of the Jungle II' 'Scooby Doo', 'House of Wax', 'Aquamarine', 'H2O Just add Water' TV Series to name acouple that are interesting. For the things I am yet to see and do I am saying bring it on. I have the best job in the world and would love to share with interested people some tricks of the trade that I have and will help them in their day to day lives and if your a aspiring Make Up Artist give you advise and answer those questions that come to mind about getting into the industry, resumes, tech tips, and more. This will help being online as I am not always able to take the calls I recieve. Lets get started. Love to hear from you. Movie Data Base: www.imdb.com/name/nm0756608