Many people have taken the initiative to learn the art of hair ventilation. However, some are curious to know how and where they can use this new skill. Hair ventilation and wig-making can be very useful if applied in the right areas.
Below is a list of ways you can apply your new skill. Remember that the possibilities are endless, but we would like to list a few ideas to get you started.
Make wigs and hair pieces for your family and friends or choose from the following professions:
• Wig Designer
• Wig Builder
• Foundation Sewer
• Master Hair Ventilator
• Wig Technician / Wig Master
• Wig Consultant / Educator
• Customer Service Technician
• Sales Expert
• Mold Maker
• Wig Stylist
• Instructor / Trainer
Enter any of these industry focus areas:
• Hair Restoration
• Theater / Stage Plays
• Television / Film
• Cranial Prosthesis-Cancer Patients
• Entertainment Industry
• Trade Shows
How to Get Started
If you plan to make wigs, the first thing you must learn is how to ventilate hair. Hair ventilation is the process of attaching individual strands of hair into a wig cap base or netting. It will take time and patience to master the new skill, but once it is learned, you are well on your way to becoming a MASTER WIG-MAKER!
Making Custom Wig Caps:
Learning how to create custom wig caps is also an essential skill. Many people choose to wear conventional wigs purchased from the local beauty supply, while other people seek a more customized look. Conventional wigs take the "One Size Fits All" approach and customized wigs are designed to suit each client on an individual basis. Being skilled in making custom wig caps will make you very marketable because your high-end clients and business professions will want a wig designed that looks very natural and not "wiggy".
The most popular type of wig on the market today is the Lace Front Wig. It is in demand because the lace around the perimeter of the wig is extremely thin and the hair looks as if it is growing directly from the scalp.
Installing the wig unit is very important and you must be familiar with different installation techniques. All clients are different and one technique may work for one, but not for another. Make sure that the unit is secure and does not shift.
There are many resources available to learn the art of wig-making. Take the time to invest in your new skill by reading a variety of books, viewing instructional DVDs and practicing the many techniques.