Course Description

Even Tom Hanks can’t grow and shrink a Castaway hairstyle on demand. Between out-of-order shoots and reshoots, over-the-top looks, and talent coming from or preparing for other projects, it’s often impossible for hair designers to create the looks they need using actors’ own hair. Instead, it’s essential for members of the film hair team to know how to apply a hairpiece and work with extensions. In this 21-hour Micro-Credential, learners will learn the uses and pitfalls of different products; how to source, store, and care for different hairpieces; how to apply and remove hairpieces; and how to execute work on a model.

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn hygienic care practices for wigs, extensions and hairpieces

  • Prepare a wig to play on camera

  • Learn basic wig wraps as well as wig applications and removals

  • Learn styling practices on wigs, extensions and hairpieces


This course is suitable for any individual who holds a current Red Seal Hairstylist Certification, a Certificate of Qualifications from the Beauty Council of Western Canada or a British Columbia Hair License.

If you do not have these prerequisites, please email prosit@camosun.ca for recommendations. 


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We are especially grateful to live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees, Esquimalt), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia'new, T'Sou-ke, and WSÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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