Membership Plan


Art of Bespoke Wig Making

for Theatre and Film




  • Translate and tell a character’s story through hair & makeup design

  • Take a head wrap of your model and create a replica head block

  • Create a wig base from scratch to fit your artist’s measurements

  • Knot and hand tie an entire hair lace wig

  • Style your wig into various historical, period hairstyles

  • Apply your wig and create a makeup on your artist

  • Meet the team, hear their individual stories and understand how to break into the industry to start working in the field

  • Feel confident to apply for work in the industry

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Course Sections

Hair and Makeup Character and Story Design
Head Wrapping and Creating a Head Block
Creating a Wig Base to Artist's Measurements
Knotting & Tying All Sections of a Lace Wig

Careers Interview with expert wig maker Lucile Pinho Da Costa

Applying Wig and Makeup Design on Artist

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Wig making in the performing arts is a historical craft which has been shrouded in secrecy for centuries. In this course, Vanessa Davis , aka The Wigs & Makeup Manager and her team at the opera, invite you on this first ever course and digital work experience in how to make an entire lace wig from scratch. This course will set you up to be able to apply and work in wigs and makeups departments in the theatres and on hair teams in film, with wig makers, hair and makeup designers, and production companies.