Shaping, Styling and Maintaining Wigs and Hairpieces

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About the Course
Most wigs and hairpieces will have much more hair density, than an average head of hair.  We may need to remove unnecessary bulk, along with an excess of length.  This course will identify he appropriate cutting instruments to use on human hair wigs and synthetic pieces and explain the different effects achieved when using a razor on human hair wigs and hair pieces. Additionally, this course will explain the basic fundamental principles in cleaning and repairing a wig or hairpiece and illustrate the appropriate method to put on a man’s toupee or hairpiece.

Learning objectives
  • Identify the appropriate cutting instruments to use on human hair wigs and synthetic pieces.
  • Apply the procedure of cutting the “basic layered cut” with shears or clippers.
  • Explain the different effects achieved when using a razor on human hair wigs and hair pieces.
  • Describe the basic guidelines in selecting which wig styles are most appropriate and which will achieve the best results for that particular client.
  • Explain the basic fundamental principles in cleaning and repairing a wig or hairpiece.
  • Define at least five (5) common types of hair pieces.
  • Illustrate the appropriate method to put on a man’s toupee or hairpiece.

About the Author
Jo Ann M. Stills began her career as the owner of a successful salon. From that position, she moved into an educational focus as
Manager and Styles Director for Trend International Beauty colleges. Further career development led her to the position of
Salon Manager for a chain of corporate owned salons. In the first year of this position, she successfully headed off a unionization effort and increased salon revenues by 37%. The year the salon was sold, we reached $1 million level, with a 98% customer satisfaction rate.