Welcome to our Santa’s Workshop, the special section of our website with content just for our Santas. We’ve been putting together helpful videos and tutorials, including wig and beard styling, cleaning and maintenance and much more.
Don’t worry if all of this information seems overwhelming – not all of the guides and techniques here will be needed by everyone. You might not ever want to re-curl your wig or beard, but some of the information on handling and combing out a piece might prove useful to you.
As always, don’t be afraid to let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your wig or beard – we’re here to help.
WHERE TO START
Start with our Wig Owner’s Manual before moving onto the videos below. It will give you a breakdown of tools and supplies you’ll need. The WOM will also cover important basics, such as trying your wig or beard on for the first time, troubleshooting any issues with the fit, and how to keep your pieces in good working order.
It’s an excellent primer for caring for your wig and beard, whether you are a new or veteran wig or beard owner, and covers many of the core concepts you’ll need to take advantage of the rest of the information here.
Once you’ve had a chance to read through the WOM, our videos on Putting on and Removing Wigs and Beards will show you the basics of wearing your wig and beard.
HOW TO CLEAN GLUE, MAKEUP AND OTHER ADHESIVES OFF YOUR WIG OR BEARD LACE
It’s vitally important any glue, tape or makeup be cleaned off your wig, beard, mustache or eyebrows after you wear them. Built up residue will damage the pieces and make it much harder to apply them securely. Dirty lace is also much more visible.
HOW TO SHAMPOO YOUR WIG OR BEARD
It’s very important to use the correct technique to wash your wig or beard. Handmade wigs or pieces of facial hair are very vulnerable when wet. Be sure to never soak the pieces. Doing so will cause the knots to swell and loosen, which will lead to lost hair.
We also have a video guide showing how to properly wash and style your beard. The same techniques are appropriate for your wig.
HOW TO CLEAN AND STYLE YOUR SANTA MUSTACHE
HOW TO KEEP YOUR MUSTACHE ON
Check out these five common Santa mustache problems, and learn how to make sure your Santa mustache stays on!
HOW TO CORRECTLY PIN YOUR WIG LACE TO THE STYLING BLOCK
If you are going to do any combing, styling or cleaning of your beard, you’ll want to pin it safely and securely to a block so you don’t damage the lace. This video will show you how to correctly pin the beard to a canvas block.
HOW TO CORRECTLY PIN YOUR LACE BEARD EDGE TO THE STYLING BLOCK
Santa Care Cleaning & Maintenance Service
Our annual Santa Care Cleaning and Maintenance Service is available each year for our Santa and Mrs. Claus clients. With this special service, you can send your pieces to us after the holiday season for a full cleaning and restyling, as well as repair and maintenance for standard wear and tear.
Santa Care enrollment for 2022 opens on January 2, 2023. For more information on this service click the button below.
Mid-Season Styling, Upkeep and Maintenance
Everything you need to know to keep your pieces in perfect shape in between wearings.
HOW TO PUT ROLLERS INTO YOUR BEARD
When we style your Santa beard, we likely used rollers to give the hair wave and texture. If you want to add or refresh the curl or wave in your beard, this video will show you how to put the rollers into your beard. The technique in this video will yield a soft wave with relatively tight curls.
Be sure to review our video on CORRECTLY PINNING BEARD LACE TO THE STYLING BLOCK if you’re new to styling lace edged pieces.
HOW TO REMOVE ROLLERS FROM YOUR BEARD AND COMB THE BEARD TO STYLE IT
Once you’ve put the rollers in, you have to take them out. Removing rollers is just as important as putting them in.
This video will show you how to remove them, and how to comb the beard out to style it. It also covers some of the basics for doing daily maintenance on your beard to keep it in good working order.
HOW TO PUT ROLLERS IN YOUR WIG
If you need to re-curl your wig, this video will show you how to put rollers in for a gentle wave with some curl on the ends.
Be sure to review HOW TO CORRECTLY PIN WIG LACE TO THE STYLING BLOCK if you’re new to wig styling.
HOW TO REMOVE ROLLERS AND COMB OUT YOUR WIG
After you’ve rolled the wig, you’ll need to remove the curlers, and comb it out. This video will show you how to comb your wig to style it, and also discusses basic daily maintenance. Use the combing advice to keep your wig tangle free after each wearing.
HOW TO RESET YOUR SANTA WIG OR BEARD WITHOUT WASHING IT
HOW TO PUT AN ELASTIC STRAP ON YOUR BEARD
If you have one of our beards and you want to add a simple elastic strap to it, or change out an existing elastic, this quick video will show you how we do them.
HOW TO PREVENT STAINS ON YOUR WIG, BEARD OR MUSTACHE
These Santa beard and wig tutorials should help keep your Santa wig and beard in perfect shape for the whole season!
We’re proud to offer professional wig and beard styling tools, care and maintenance supplies and a selection of wig and beard tapes.
These products are also available for purchase at any time in our store – click the buttons below to learn more about the items or order.
Your Santa order form includes the option to add these tools and supplies to your order at a discount.