Hair Stylist Shows Off Some Incredible Wig Making Talent
Sure, it's just a doll, but before you judge you must take a look at the amazing job that this stylist pulls off with it. The process is long and it takes a lot of hard work, but when you see the outcome, you'll be impressed.
Wigs are definitely not a modern invention. These important head coverings, often used to denote social rank and for cosmetic purposes, enjoy a rich and varied history that reflects people’s attitudes in society throughout the ages.
The oldest method for making wigs involves weaving hair around a silk warp to form a “weft”- a small fringe structure that will be used as a “building block” for the wig. The wefts are then sewn and styled onto a foundation made out of the net, silk, and other materials.
The modern method for making wigs was developed by wig-makers in France during the 19th century. They would weave the hair is directly onto the foundation material (usually a flesh colored net) using a ventilating needle (similar to the needles used for embroidery). This process resulted into wigs that fit snugly to the head, thus looking more “natural” than wigs produced using the weft method.
Today wigs made out of natural human or remy hair can be bleached, dyed and styled to the wearer’s preference, making them quite the luxurious commodity.