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Wig Maker

Lay out, sew, and fasten together materials and hair strands to make wigs.

What does a Wig Maker do?

Lays out, sews, and fastens together materials and hair strands to make wigs and transformations: Draws or pins wig pattern on model of customer’s head. Places sections of gauze, lace, net, ribbon, and springs over pattern and sews sections together to form wig foundation [FOUNDATION MAKER]. Hooks strands of hair into foundation holes, using ventilating needle, blends shades of hair to give natural appearance, and ties ends of strands to foundation [VENTILATOR]. Weaves hair to form speciality hairpieces, such as braids, switches, and chignons. Arranges woven hair in specified position and sews hair together to form hairpiece. May repair wigs. May supervise or train other workers.