Hair Replacement Centers For Miniature Men
Will Soon Go Out Of Business...
...Now that Viola Williams shares her do-it-yourself methods
for "growing" hair. Those methods can be found in Volume 4
of The Master Dollmakers Video Instructional Series, "Wigging
Miniature Men, Children & Babies." Here Viola continues her
instructions for making and styling hair for your miniature
people that began in Volume 3 of the series, "Wigging Miniature
Women." In this video, as in it's companion video, detailed
instructions match the visuals precisely.
The key step to wigging miniature men correctly begins with
the sideburns. They are used on all men's hair styles whether
contemporary, 18th Century, curly or straight hair. "Even
little boys have sideburns," Viola says. First you place the
sideburns, then you follow with the wigging. Once the wigging
is in place, Viola shows you how to cut it, make parts, and
style it using hair spray to keep the hair in place. And she
reveals a technique for insuring that none of the spray gets
onto the delicate porcelain. As a finishing touch, she shows
you how to apply a mustache.
There is one especially unique section on this video that
covers what can be a sensitive subject even for miniature
men. "I can't imagine decorating men without doing one that's
going bald," Viola says. On this video, she shows you how
to simulate the natural loss of hair on your miniature dolls.
For the section on wigging 18th Century men, you'll need to
know how to wave the wigging and make ringlets. Both of these
techniques are covered in detail in Volume 3 of the series,
"Wigging Miniature Women."
When it comes to wigging children, the techniques are similar
to those you'll follow for wigging adult dolls. But you must
take into account that children's heads are smaller, and compensate
for this by trimming the hair, especially around the ears
and across the forehead to obtain a realistic look. In the
section on wigging children, Viola also demonstrates a braiding
technique for little girls, and a bow tying method. These
alone are worth the price of the video.
The final portion of the video covers all the steps you need
to follow to wig babies correctly. But before demonstrating
how it's done, Viola offers this critical piece of advice:
"The important thing to remember about babies is that they
don't have much hair. I've seen a lot of baby dolls wigged
with so much hair, you'd think that they were three, four,
five year old children. So, don't be too generous."