Profession wig and hairpiece maker
Wig and hairpiece makers create adapt and maintain hair prostheses for use in live performance. They work from sketches, pictures and artistic visions combined with knowledge of the human body to ensure the wearer maximum range of movement. They work in close cooperation with the designers.
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- Realistic / Artistic
- Dye wigs
Apply dyes to wigs to obtain the desired colour.
- Keep up with trends
Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Understand artistic concepts
Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.
- Create wigs
Design and maintain wigs and hairpieces.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Maintain workshop space
Keep your workshop space in working order and clean.
- Prepare personal work environment
Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.
- Translate artistic concepts to technical designs
Cooperate with the artistic team in order to facilitate the transition from the creative vision and its artistic concepts to a technical design.
- Contribute to a safe working environment
Apply basic safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the risks to you and your colleagues.
- Manage personal professional development
Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.
- Maintain wigs
Organise, maintain and repair wigs and hairpieces.
- Decide on wig making process
Decide on what materials and techniques to use for performance wigs, and document the decision.
- Work with respect for own safety
Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.
- Adapt to artists' creative demands
Work with artists, striving to understand the creative vision and adapting to it. Make full use of your talents and skills to reach the best possible result.
- Follow environmentally-sustainable work practices
Apply principles, policies and regulations aimed at environmental sustainability in the workplace.
- Work safely with chemicals
Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Maintain theatre equipment
Check up on, maintain and repair tools and machinery used for onstage purposes, such as lighting equipment, stage sets or scene-change machinery.