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Wigman

Aliases: Wig Designer, Wig Shaper, Hair Setter

Industry/Sector(s): Beauty and Wellness


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Wigman is expected to perform include:​​

  • Designing wigs, beards, moustaches, etc. as per requirement and fitting them on actors of stage and studio
  • Selecting wig, beard, moustache appropriate to the character or role
  • Attaching wig or hair pieces on to a wig block and/or model using hammer and tack or pins
  • Combing and setting hair according to specification by water-waiving or with paper spills
  • Spraying hair with lacquer to keep hair in place
  • Placing wig on electric heater for drying and ensuring that the wig has acquired the required shape and pattern
  • Removing wig from the wig block and applying spirit gum on them
WORK ENVIRONMENT 5, 4, 1
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Salons usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from salon to salon​
  • Being self-employed is an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
  • Shift system is not available

 ​​Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2

Preferably, 10th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of designing wigs, beards, moustaches, etc. as per requirement of actor and actress
  • Proficient in applying make-up such as paints, lipstick, powder, etc. to actor or actresses
  • Adept at inserting hairclips where necessary and adjusting the wig to the convenience of actor or actress
  • Proficient in combing and setting hair according to specification by water-waiving or with paper spills
  • Knowledge of attaching wigs or hair pieces on to wig block and/or model using hammer and tack or pins
  • Proficient in fixing the wig on head appropriately
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1, 2
  • Style perception
  • Creativity
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Good listening skills
  • Physical stamina and dexterity
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Eves Beauty and Hair Academy
    http://www.evesbeauty.com/academy.html

     
  • Polytechnic for Women
    http://www.womenpolytechnic.com/beauty-culture-hair-dressing.html

     
  • Jawed Habib’s Hair Academy
    http://jawedhabib.co.in/academycourses.html
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.womenpolytechnic.com/beauty-culture-hair-dressing.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Beauty Head
        ↑
Senior Stylist
        ↑
Wigman
        ↑
Junior Stylist
        ↑
Barber

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 2
  • For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - Rs 16,500 to Rs 29,000 per month

This figure are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 2

Generally, 2 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 2
  • Self-employed
  • Salons across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Wig Stylist
  • Wig Designer
  • Hair Setter
  • Wig Shaper
  • Hairdresser
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155142.0600Wigman
ISCO 20085141Beauticians and Related Workers
NIC 200896020; 32904Hairdressing and other beauty treatment; Manufacture of articles of personal use such as cigarette lighters, smoking pipes, combs, hair slides, scent sprays, vacuum flasks and other vacuum vessels for personal or household use, wigs, false beards, eyebrows etc.
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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