We build a lot of Santa wigs and beards at the Custom Wig Company – it’s one of our specialties.
Our sets are made entirely by hand and are tailored to the client’s head and face. The result is a set that fits perfectly to allow for comfortable, natural fit and a seamless transformation for the client.So how does it happen?
Well, it starts with hair. A lot of hair
The hair is knotted into the foundation. The foundation is pieced onto a block which has a tracing taken of the client’s head or chin.
The hairs go in one or two strands at a time, starting at the base of the wig or beard. This meticulous process is similar to latch hooking a rug. Placing the hairs in singly allows the wig and beard to have a coverage and direction much like hair that grows on the head or face.
Once the wig and beard have all of the hairs tied in, they are combed, cut into the desired shape and styled.
A finished set, combed and cut but not styled
Styled – we use rollers and put the pieces into a special cabinet dryer designed especially for wigs.
Next, the fun part! The client tries the pieces on. Sometimes we ship the pieces to the client but often we are able to have a fitting at our studio, which is always a lot of fun. When our clients come to our studio for their final fitting, we are also able to show them the best way to put on the pieces, how to properly remove them, how to clean the lace and answer all of their questions.
We look at the fit of the pieces and at the styles. Adjustments are made if need be, and whenever possible, we have Santa bring their coat and accessories so we can see how the shapes and proportions work together. Additionally, we offer the option to have new promotional photos and headshots taken by Benjamin Marcum Photography, right in our studio!
After we make sure the set is perfect and the client is delighted, our work is done.
Creating Santa sets is one of the most rewarding parts of our work. Each Santa is unique and so are their sets – it’s a great feeling to be able to help them carry out their work.
A few important notes about our Santa wigs and beards –
– August 31, 2013 is the last day to order a custom Santa wig and beard with guaranteed delivery in time for the start of the 2013 holidays. We’ll take orders after that, but won’t be able to guarantee the completion date
– October 1, 2013 is the first day to order a new custom Santa wig and beard and take advantage of our Early Santa pricing – all custom sets ordered before March 31, 2014 will receive a 10% discount, free domestic shipping, a free year’s membership in our Santa Care Club (a cleaning and maintenance service) and a discount on our new Santa Sessions service (in-house professional photography in your new Santa wig and beard)
– We now offer a top quality “ready to wear” Santa wig, beard and mustache set – it’s made by hand using the same high quality materials and techniques as our custom Santa wigs and beards, but designed to be “one size fits most”. You can learn more about the Standard Santa Set as well as purchase yours in our online store, the Emporium
If you have more questions about our Santa projects, feel free to email us. Also, be sure to check out our FAQ for more information about wigs, our company and much more!
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Great looking job on my fellow brother Santas from Clausnet.com.
What might be the cost of getting a complet head and mustach with beard be and how do I go about to get one?
Thanks, James! We have fun with our Santas! The cost for a set depends mostly on the size and scale – generally a full set costs between $900 and $1500. If you send an email with photos and a description of what you’re looking for, we can give you a better idea of the cost. And from now until March 31, 2013, we are running an Early Santa discount program.
I am a Santa for my home town and love it and love what I have seen with your wigs and beard for Santa would love too know more. about your products and services.
I am the Santa for three smal towns for many years and have been purchaseing from stock mainly do to cost! I have never charged for my services to churches, schools, and town function, I have all was purchased from stock, they were good ,but just didnt seem to do the job I wanted to do1 Would love to have more inf. cost ect !
The beard TJ is wearing sureley my choice, what might be that cost !
Thanks for the nice comments! We really love working with Santas and we take a lot of pride in our work. Each piece you see on our pages is built by hand to the clients specifications.
In terms of cost, it depends on the size and shape of the set. You can email us images of Santas you like particularly and we can give you a better idea of the cost and time to complete.
We are currently offering Early Santa discounts for custom sets ordered by March 31, 2013 – it’s a 10% discount, free shipping and a year of free membership in our Santa Care club.
I’m getting into the Santa market for next year and would like more information. Cost? Where are you located, etc.
Hi Ronald – We are in Louisville, KY but we work with clients all over the world. Our custom sets are generally $900-1500 depending on the style and size of the set – we ask clients to send a few examples of Santa images they like so we can build a set exactly like they want.
Now through March 31,2013, all custom sets ordered for delivery next year receive a 10% discount and free shipping. If you have more questions, or you are interested in ordering a set, you can send us an email
can you send me a catalog from your company. or give me more info about it? i love this. i have been doing santa for about 9 years for a charity here in maryland and always have to use spirit gum to put on the beard that doesnt make me look to good in my eyes…lol.
Hi Charles – we don’t have a catalog since most of our work is custom pieces. For our custom Santa sets, we ask clients to send us a few examples of Santas they like (whether photos of their brother Santas or illustrations or anything else) and we use those to create a set for them.
If you’re interested in a set for next year, email us and we’ll design one for you that’s exactly what you want.
you have some very nice hair.i have been doing santa for twenty two years and theres nothing like it in the world.i to have seven suits four custom from hollywood ca santas wardrobe.and three made just for me by a seamstress friend.my problem is i dont shave.although i buy good wigs and beards none that glue on and this is where i want to be next year 2013 a friend at my sons high school said they have such things for the stage produstions the school puts on but some one comes out with the stuff and puts the hair on who ever when ever as needed.so i am now looking to try to do it my self have eleven months to try to do something my self.thanks ken
Thanks for your kind words! We’ve sent you an email with more information about our Santa sets and we can definitely create one for you for next season!
Looking for a new look and your is great please send any additonal info ASAP, also where are you located, please look at my website and I’ll send more info to you
thanks for your time
Hi Santa D! We sent you an email! Your website is lovely.
Can you please email me info on your Santa sets . You do great work looking to upgrade to one of your sets. Thanks, Santa Mike
Hi Mike – we’d love to! If you’ll send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll send you back all of the details.
I like the one Santa TJ has or I will send a few pictures of me in my Santa head set and a drawing of what I might look like in a real beard Santa set would enhance my face .
Also do you have payment plans that can be made monthly or what would you need to pay for such a great hair set?
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I currently have a human hair beard,seperate mustache.Can I use anything else than spirit gum to apply both? I tend to perspire alot and need more security.I will definately be getting yourproduct for next year….
Hi Roger – We really like to use a contact adhesive that is similar to spirit gum but much more effective. It’s available under the brand names Ben Nye Prosthetic Adhesive or Pros Aide II. Both can be purchased from Alcone Makeup Co. While the adhesion is much more consistent and effective than spirit gum, it is essential the glue be cleaned off the pieces after each wearing. A quick spritz with rubbing alcohol will do the trick – you can read more about cleaning beards and mustaches on our How to Care for your Santa set blog post. If you have more questions, just ask!