Synopses & Reviews
Top off that costume with the perfect accoutrement with this first real guide to creating and styling costume wigs. No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything you need to be a cut above, offering snippets on styling tools, hair types, wig making and measuring, coloring, cutting, and even creating beards and toupees. Other great features include:
-Versatile techniques to create all different historical hairstyles -Tips on altering existing wigs and creating wigs from scratch -Multiple approaches and solutions to solving wig-making problems and needs -Information about the industry, including history and best practices
Full of inspirational and directive photographs, this book will groom anyone from novice to professional stylist into a skilled wig designer.
* inspire your artistic ability with lots of color examples and in-depth directions * learn to work with wigs based on time periods specific to your production * develop your skills with the only guide specifically for wigs and hair
"The first of its kind and a must-have for students and professionals alike. Filled with photographs and detailed, step-by-step instructions for every sort of wig and hairpiece , Wig Making and Styling now occupies a prominent place in my professional library. I will refer to it often as I work."
-William Ivey Long, five-time Tony Award winning costume designer
About the Author
Martha Ruskai has 30 years of wig making and design experience running the gamut from The Santa Fe Opera & Off Broadway to Miller Light Beer TV commercials & properties wigs for Sleeping With the Enemy. 25 years of teaching at major theatrical institutions including creating the Wig and Makeup Training Program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.Allison Lowery is the Wig and Makeup Specialist for Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. She was also the Wig Master for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and has created wigs and makeup for Zilker Musical Theatre, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and many others. She has also been a recipient of the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Costume Design.
n Lyric Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, and more. She is also the recipient of the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Costume Design.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1—WIG MAKING TERMS, TOOLS, AND TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 2—WIG MAKING BASICS: LEARNING TO VENTILATE
CHAPTER 3—TAKING ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS
CHAPTER 4—FACIAL HAIR
CHAPTER 5—FRONTING AND OTHER ADAPTATIONS OF COMMERCIAL WIGS
CHAPTER 6—BUILDING A FULL WIG FROM SCRATCH
CHAPTER 7—TOUPEES, PARTIAL WIGS, AND OTHER HAIRPIECES
CHAPTER 8—WIG APPLICATION AND REMOVAL
CHAPTER 9—WIG STYLING TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 10—-CREATING A HAIRSTYLE
CHAPTER 11--CUTTING, PERMING, AND COLORING A FINISHED WIG
CHAPTER 12—HAIR THAT ISN’T HAIR: WIGS MADE FROM OTHER MATERIALS
CHAPTER 13—HOW TO GET A SHOW INTO PRODUCTION
CHAPTER 14—CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF WIGS