Period Wigs

Course type

Short Course


5 days

This intensive week introduces students to the fundamental skills required to work with wigs. 

Course content

The course will take students through blocking, setting, dressing, cleaning and washing wigs. Working with real hair and lace front wigs, students will cover a variety of setting techniques required to style historical hairstyles such as, Early Victorian, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s hair styles. Students will wet set the wigs and dress them out in the appropriate fashion of the era. Hair wrapping and wig application is also covered.

Who it's for

Make-up artists wanting to work in period dramas or theatre. Basic hair skills are required to enrol on this course

HETV working group endorsed

This course has been endorsed by the high-end TV working groups, supporting the continued professional development of the high-end TV industry and crew.

Bursaries available

There are ScreenSkills bursaries available to cover some or all of the costs of this course - including travel, accommodation, subsistence, care or disability access support to attend this course. To find out more about the support you may be eligible for, click the button below:

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Contact information

Contact name



020 8579 9511

Training provider

Period Wigs

Delamar Academy

Delamar Academy London Creating the best make-up careers since 1986

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