We style a lot of wigs for anime characters and one thing that a lot of them have in common is…fluffy bangs! From Sailor Moon to Inuyasha, a full, voluminous bang can take a wig from ordinary to extraordinary! In this tutorial, you will learn how to add fabulous bangs to your own wig! You will need the following tools:
- Base wig (with bangs cut in already)
- Wig head
- Hairpins or alligator clips
- Wig stand (I like to use a camera tripod)
- Hot rollers (get the velvet-covered kind)
- Working hairspray (medium to heavy hold)
- Finishing hairspray (freeze spray)
- Flat brush
- Tail comb
Secure your wig to a wig head with t-pins. It is very important that the wig doesn’t move around while you’re styling it. Secure the wig head to a sturdy wig stand. There are many types of wig stands. Some clamp onto the edge of a table, some are free standing, and some are just re-purposed items! I like to use an old camera tripod!
Also, make sure to turn on your hot rollers! By the time you’ve secured your wig head and sectioned out all the hair, they’ll probably be warm enough to use.
Part your bangs down the center, and clip one side out of the way using a large bobby pin or alligator clip.
Now, you will begin sectioning off the hair. I generally work in 1/4″ to 3/8″ sections. The best tool for creating nice, clean sections is a tail comb.
This part is super important! Using your working hairspray, give the hair a little spritz. Smooth out the hair with your comb, then wrap it around your hot roller. The hot rollers I’m using are about 1.25″ wide.
While the first roller is cooling off, go ahead and do the same thing to the other side of your wig. As you do this, make sure you move your hairpin/clip around to keep both sides separated.
Wait for both rollers to cool completely.
After your rollers have completely cooled, unroll them!
It looks very odd right now, but just go with it. Now, repeat the rolling process for the rest of the hair, working with one roller per side at a time. You can place multiple rollers in front of each other, but you won’t get as much lift at the root as you would if you just wait a little in between each one.
Rolling, rolling, rolling…
Still rolling, rolling, rolling…
Alright, I know this looks like a complete birds’ nest right now. But, don’t panic! Just…
Brush it out using your flat brush. As I brush out the curls, I pull the brush back so I can get a pretty swoop as seen below…
And, now we’ve got one half of our wig done! Brush out the other half, and you’ll be finished!
Thank you for viewing my tutorial!