Mannequin Wig Maker

Make wigs for mannequins out of synthetic hairs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mannequin Wig Makers do?

Makes wigs for mannequin out of synthetic hair according to style specifications: Places layer of cellophane over head model. Molds sheet of wet buckram over cellophane to form wig foundation. Selects strands of hair and combs, cuts, and blends them according to specified length and color. Folds ends of strands and glues short side of fold to foundation. Pins tape over glued section, to secure hair in position, on foundation. Combs, curls, and fastens hair in place to style wig according to specifications, using tape, pins, comb, and curling rods. Dries hair under electric drier and sprays wig with lacquer to set hair style.

Should I be a Mannequin Wig Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Mannequin Maker

    How to become a Mannequin Wig Maker

    Mannequin Wig Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Mannequin Wig Maker-related education!
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