Fasten human hair to foundation material to make wigs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ventilators do?

Fastens human hair to foundation material to make wigs: Arranges specified strands of hair between cards equipped with rows of wire teeth. Pulls several strands through teeth of card, cuts ends even, and forms loops in ends. Hooks strands in holes of foundation with ventilating needle and knots them to fasten hair securely. Cuts off uneven ends protruding beyond knots and repeats operations until wig is completed according to sample or instructions. Combs out hair when wig is finished. May be designated according to area of wig worked on as First Front Ventilator; Part Maker.

Should I be a Ventilator?

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

  • Also known as: Circulator, First Front Ventilator

    How to become a Ventilator

    Ventilators 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 Ventilator-related education!
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