It’s Friday, which means that Wig Week here at CB*MA is almost over. The students have been learning how to identify the use of wigs and hair pieces, because of course there are numerous theatre, film and TV pieces that will require the use of wigs. Therefore, it seems vital for a make – up artist to know how to work with wigs.
They begun by learning how to do a head wrap, and how to ensure that they can correctly shape and measure. This is so important to make sure that the wig looks as authentic as possible. The main aim of the week was to create an Edwardian style with the wig, because surprisingly this is an era that is used a lot in films. Because of this, we make sure that our students know exactly how to create this look. It’s all about making sure you can apply a wig in the best way possible, and ensuring that the students can make up a wig. So, there has been a lot of pin curling and wig washing going in the last few days, not to mention the liberal use of clingfilm on the training heads our students use. But it was worth it – just have a look at the results!