What is ‘postiche’?
Postiche is a term used to describe false hair pieces which vary from wigs to hair pieces and facial hair pieces such as moustaches, beards and sideburns. Postiche is used in stage and screen but often has to be adapted to suit each category. For example different nets and hair types are used to create the most believable pieces fit for the specific purpose.
The process of making postiche can be painstakingly repetitive and takes skill and concentration. It involves knotting strands of individual hair onto a net like material in order to create realistic looking postiche.
Course aim and what you will learn:
*Different types of knotting and the various work opportunities
*How to measure up a moustache for a client or actor
*Understanding and study of hair direction and hair growth patterns
*The knotting technique
*Styling and trimming up your moustache for wear
*Cleaning and maintenance
This course is suitable to anyone wanting to learn a new skill and those already in the hair & make-up industry.