The Advanced Wig Making Course

The Advanced Wig Making course is a completely practical course. Students will leave this course with a full wig foundation, semi complete/complete (depending on student’s speed). By the end of the course, students will achieve a comprehensive knowledge of wig making.

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The Course

For the Advanced Wig Making Course, students will be required to make a 12-inch, centre parted female wig.

Hair colours can be chosen and mixed by your tutor at the academy. A total of 250 grams of hair will be assigned to each student available on the day you start.

Who this course is for:

Basic/ Intermediate level knotter.

The Advanced Wig Making Course is designed for candidates who hold competent knotting skills and wish to progress into the art of wig making. Candidates do not have to be a fast knotter but a basic understanding is helpful.

Course Structure:
Prepping a head/ hair for foundation measurements.
Preparation of your wig block.
Making a foundation.
Knotting techniques and directions for main body of wig.

Week 2:
Knotting of wig at students own pace with consistent and constant guidance.
Additional information provided and demonstrated in this course includes:
Mixing techniques.
Curling techniques.
Whipping techniques for wig repair.

Your final day will be a consolidation of all techniques learnt and the application of your wig.

Course Dates

5th – 16th February 2018

9.30am – 4.30pm, with an hour for lunch


£2,130 (inc. VAT)

Kit Required for the Course

Candidates must have the following kit list, which can either be purchased individually or in full.

We recommend purchasing your items from: Christine Sterret at The Wig Department. Tel: 07989 306556

Kit List:

  • 1-Meter Terylene:
  • ½ Meter lace:
  • ½ Meter galloon:
  • Block 52 cm
  • Hook holder
  • Knotting hooks/ German & Koreen
  • Pins
  • PPI wig glue – Natural adhesive (wig glue)
  • Hair Matt
  • Cradle optional
  • Wig Clamps optional
  • Hair  – To be purchased
  • Pro set bag recommended from The Brush Belt Company
  • Black Sharpie
  • Roll of cotton wool
  • Clingfilm
  • Sellotape
  • Dark nylon thread
  • Needle and scissors

(250 grams of 12 inch hair per student is included in the price of this course and variation of hair colours can be mixed on site)

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