Wearing, Using and Caring for your Santa Wigs and Beards – A Two Day Workshop

What is it: An intensive in-person class designed to educate Santa clients on every step of the Designer Santa wig and/or beard experience.

The course will cover application to daily upkeep to restyling and annual maintenance. This workshop will be structured with ample opportunity for questions. The class concludes with a full ‘troubleshooting’ session in which class members can ask questions or get hands on help with any part of their designer hair experience. Whether you have questions about getting your mustache to stay put or how to re-curl your wig or the best way to care for your pieces day to day, you’ll get all the answers.

Who is it for: This class is exclusively for our Santa clients who already have a Custom Wig Co wig, beard or wig/beard set or who will have one by the dates of their class.

The content is perfect for those with less experience wearing and caring for their designer hair goods. If you’re new to wearing and caring for glue-on Santa pieces, you’ll get a lot out of this class! But the ‘One on One Troubleshooting’ session, along with ample opportunity for asking questions means this class will also have great value for experienced Designer Santas who want to expand their knowledge and increase their confidence and comfort level.

The Course Content

Santa Hair School covers two days. The first day includes two sessions with a one hour break in between. The second day is a four hour session.

Day 1, Session 1 – Using your pieces and caring for them day to day

This session will cover:

  • Unboxing and trying on new pieces, lace trimming techniques, methods of adhesion and application for wigs, beards, mustaches and eyebrows.The section will feature lots of time for Q and A and opportunity to receive feedback from Heather and Beth on application methods and practices. 
  • Cleaning pieces after use – removing adhesive/tape, removing makeup from lace and hair, sanitation and other considerations
  • Daily maintenance – the things you need to do after each use to keep your items in good shape.
  • Storing pieces between uses and transporting pieces between events or locations
  • Troubleshooting common issues relating to all of the above
  • Time for questions

Day 1, Section 2 – Beyond day to day – How to clean and style your pieces

  • Restyling – this section will cover techniques to restore or recreate a style without a full shampoo and reset. Then we’ll move onto how to properly put in and remove rollers, and how to comb out pieces once the rollers come out.
  • Heavy maintenance of wigs, beard and mustaches – this portion will cover proper shampoo and conditioning techniques for wigs and beards.
  • Styling tips, products and more – this section will help you achieve lasting styles without damaging your items.
  • Styling mustaches – we’ll cover a range of common mustache styles so you can see how to achieve popular looks

For this session, Heather and Beth will be using stock pieces to demonstrate the above techniques, class participants will be able to observe but will not be doing the techniques in class due to time constraints. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Day 2 – Troubleshooting

This is your chance to ask questions or get one-on-one real time help with things like application, cleaning, fine tuning the appearance of your hair goods and more. You’ll have the chance for plenty of personal feedback as well as the opportunity to learn by observing the questions and concerns raised by other attendees. During this session, participants can put on pieces to get assistance or feedback on their application techniques. 

What you should bring:

  • At least one CWC wig or beard and mustache – we feel that you’ll need to have at least one item with you in order to get the most out of the class. We won’t be able to provide ‘practice’ pieces at the studio.
  • A canvas wig head or chin block, if you have one. We do have extra blocks at the studio, so if you don’t have one or don’t wish to travel with it, just let us know and we’ll set one up for you. You can also purchase a block and we’ll have it waiting at the studio for you. 
  • Your wig and beard styling tools- things like combs, your clamp, etc. We will have tools available but many people like to use their own tools! You can also purchase one of our Santa Beard and Wig Kits in advance and we’ll have it waiting at the studio for you. 
  • Feel free to bring beverages. There are water fountains in the building. While day one includes a midday break, lunch is not provided as part of the workshop. There are several small restaurants and cafes within a block or so of the studio, including the Logan Street Market. You’re also welcome to brown bag your lunch. We have a small refrigerator and microwave available. 

Caring for Santa Beards and Wigs – Upcoming Classes

Caring For Designer Santa Wigs and Beards – Two Day Class

Inaugural Session:

Friday, August 16, 2024 10-4 and Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10-1

Custom Wig Company Studio

930 Mary St, Louisville, KY

Caring For Designer Santa Wigs and Beards – Two Day Class

September Session:

Friday, September 27, 2024 10-4 and Saturday, September 28, 2024, 10-1

Custom Wig Company Studio

930 Mary St, Louisville, KY

What does it cost?

Tuition for this two day in-person class is $200 per person.

What’s included:

Your tuition covers all three class sessions, use of studio tools and supplies during the class sessions as needed and a one-on-one thirty minute follow up Zoom session if you have questions in the future.

What’s not included:

Any costs associated with travelling to Louisville, including but not limited to: airfare, accommodations, meals or other expenses related to attending the class. 

Where is the class?

Santa Hair School is held in our studio in Louisville, KY, 930 Mary St. There is ample free, convenient parking at the studio. Due to the age of the building, there is no elevator. Our studio is on the third floor, which involves climbing three flights of stairs. 

In order to ensure Beth and Heather have plenty of time and attention for each participant, enrollment is limited to 8 students. Guests are not permitted in the studio or building due to space constraints. 

Live Streaming or recording any part of the class is not permitted. 

Participants must register in advance. No ‘on-site’ registrations will be permitted.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Refunds cannot be given if you are unable to attend the class for any reasons.