Creating characters using wig and facial hair # Techfile

Using the wig

Equipments:

  • A paddle brush
  • A tail comb
  • Hair pins
  • Hair elastic rubber bands
  • Stocking cap
  • Wigs

Directions:

The reason we use a stocking cap first before using the wig is because this helps to avoid your model getting sweaty itchy head and also it will be more convenient to change different styles of wig quickly. In order to put all the hair in the stocking cap neatly, there are 2 methods we can use.

1st method: Roll the hair and secure with hair pins

  1. Get a strand of hair and roll the hair with your finger.
  2. After that, secure the roll with hair pins. Do the same thing for the rest of the hair and make sure the rolls lie flat. Especially the hair on the side and at the front. 20151009_17473620151009_17474320151009_174817
  3. Put the stocking cap onto the head. Ask you model to help you to hold the front so you can wrap around the head with the stocking cap more easily. Remember to hide the stocking cap behind the ears and also in order to tidy the edges, you can use the tail comb to tuck the hair into the stocking cap.
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  4. Put the wig onto the head and make sure the directions of the wig are correct when you apply it.

2nd method: French braiding

  1. Separate the hair into two parts, left and right.
  2. Then, start to do the french braid from the top of the hair. Make sure the hair from the front is pull away from the forehead as well. Secure the braid using a hair elastic rubber  band. 
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  3. After that, do the same on the other side.
  4. Put the stocking cap onto the head. Ask you model to help you to hold the front so you can wrap around the head with the stocking cap more easily. Remember to hide the stocking cap behind the ears and also in order to tidy the edges, you can use the tail comb to tuck the hair into the stocking cap. 20151009_18021120151009_180101
  5. Put the wig onto the head and make sure the directions of the wig are correct when you apply it.

The reason we need to roll the hair and secure with hair pins or doing french braiding is because this helps to make the hair lies flat and we can put the stocking cap on and off the head easily. I found the second method which is the french braiding method more convenient and easier as the when doing the rolls (first method), it is quite time consuming and also the hair pins are easily stuck out. By doing the french braid, the process is faster and also it makes sure the hair lies flat and is more convenient to apply the stocking cap on and off the head.

So in class, we have tried out different wigs on our partners….

Model: Berken Fuat

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During this lesson by trying on different wigs, I learn how different hairstyles can change the face shape of a person. It also shows the personality and identity as well.

Facial Hair

Equipments:

  • Stipple Wax
  • A blusher brush
  • A plastic spatula
  • A bowl
  • A pair of scissor
  • Crepe hair
http://cdn3.volusion.com/mgnt4.qt4qh/v/vspfiles/photos/120-2.jpg – Crepe Hair

Directions:

  1. Use the plastic spatula to get some stipple wax onto the back of you hand. Smoothen the wax by using the spatula before apply it to the skin (the area you want the hair stubble to be place) as this helps to give the smooth texture.
  2. Cut the crepe hair with the scissor into a bowl. Remember to cut the crepe hair into small pieces as this will help to give a more realistic effect of hair stubble.
  3. Then, get some crepe hair onto the blusher brush and apply it on top of the stipple wax.

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The photos on above shows the blonde beard that I’ve done on Berken.

To remove the make-up, use the spirit gum remover and cotton pads to gently remove it.

This is me with short hair, beard and monobrows which Berken has created on me

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