[Free pdf] Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & FilmAuthor Martha Ruskai – Bilb-weil.de

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

5 thoughts on “Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film

  1. JayBards JayBards says:

    I already own a copy of the first edition, a paperbound book, as well as the e book version I wear a hair system to cover over my balding head and was wondering what was involved in making a hair system consequently, I purchased this book after doing an online evaluation of books on wig making What a treasure this book is for anyone wanting to know about wig making, as well as someone who actually wants to do it I was so inspired by the documentation that I actually purchased all the tools needed canvas head, good quality lace, human hair, ventilating tools and a fine scissors I watched several youtube videos as well as the ones by Ruskai and group on their website and started ventilating my lace cap It took a while for me to get the hang of it but I thoroughly enjoyed making my own toupee It looks as good as the ones I purchased from a wig maker I will probably continue making my own toups from this point on.I will not repeat all of the good comments others have made on this superb book, but will emphasize that it comes with a lot of clearly written directions, excellent illustrations and good references I talked extensively with Gabriel at De Meo brothers in New Jersey, suppliers of high quality hair and lace netting for professionals in the film industry and the theatre, and he agreed that this is THE book one should get in order to proceed with this venture.I like that this edition is now in hard cover that is wire bound Wire O Binding This is accomplished by gluing the last, thick page of the book onto the heavy, glossy back cover so that the whole book is held onto the cover by means of the last page The front is not bound to the hard cover at all This enables the reader to open the book so that it lies completely flat on your work surface HOWEVER, be very careful not to turn the front cover back onto the back cover like you would with some spiral bound documents as this will cause the book to completely separate from the hard cover It took me awhile to re join the two and I did damage some of the holes In order to prevent this from happening again, I will run a wire to completely close over the gap in the Wire O binding at the back of the book where the pages may escape.A better way of binding this book would be to use a spiral rather than Wire O binding that penetrates holes in the front and back covers, making it impossible for the two to separate It would not look as nice as the present binding, but it would permit one to completely open that book so only one page is viewed at a time Plus, this would make for a much sturdier binding that will last much longer than the Wire O binding.

  2. academics20193.se Customer academics20193.se Customer says:

    Phenomenal read and sets you on the right track for professional wig making I suggest getting the next Volume for in depth styling techniques through the ages I purchased Victorian to Present , as this book focuses on the basic foundations of caring for, washing, storing, steaming and even building wigs I personally was up to speed with most of the chapters, but there were amazing details about adding lacefront to hardfront wigs and ventilating lace and hair direction and head measurements and tracings It s like my new bible for ventilating.

  3. Natalie L. Natalie L. says:

    Wonderfully detailed photos and description of the ventilation process as well as many other techniques and terms used in the business A comprehensive text that I plan to refer to a lot in the future I also recommend Allison Lowery s other two other texts entitled Historical Wig Styling.

  4. kngskid kngskid says:

    For anyone truly interested in actually making building repairing lace wigs, this book is a treasure I was actually a little surprised that it goes into such detailed depth with regards to not only wigmaking, but all the other kinds of hairpieces and how they are made and when to use them when working in theater or tv The pictures are all clear, and well lit There s even a few very short companion videos on an accompanying website showing knotting and sewing techniques.The only thing i think would make this book better is an accompanying dvd to show techniques in real time, and websites sources to actually buy tools and lace and hair from The author makes references to one website in particular, which i visited, and there s very little actually on the website, sent them an email, to which i never received a reply It can be hard to find all the tools materials you need for wigmaking in one spot, so i ve had to piece my kit together from several different places, including ebay You ve gotta shop around though, cuz several people sell the exact same things, some very reasonably, and some mark prices up dramatically to make a larger profitSo in a nutshell, i would definitely recommend this book It s like the textbook of wigmaking The book, combined with the author s short vids, and user uploaded vids on youtube are all you need to learn to make build repair knot lace wigs.

  5. Robbin A. Vester Robbin A. Vester says:

    I ordered this book because I want to learn how to add hair to a lace top wig and instructional material is scarce I was a bit put off by the price of this book but I think it is worth the money This book is written by two people that have years of experience making and caring for wigs They photos are great, the different techniques are great and they really go into great detail in the art of making theatrical and non theatrical wigs.