HOW TO PUT ON A WIG // The Kitchy Kitchen

Everyone jokes that every family needs a lawyer and a doctor, but I’d like to add make up artist to that list. My cousin Erica is a fabulous professional makeup artist and the beauty blogger behind Pretty Pleased, her site featuring beauty tips and tricks, her insider advice. I thought she could bring a little of that beauty wisdom over to The Kitchy Kitchen, so she’ll be here blogging once a month. Stay tuned for all things pretty and lovely!

Halloween is my favorite holiday – I look forward to it all year.  I start thinking about it in September and have to have everything from the costume to the makeup to the hair all done up.  Whether you share in my love of dress up, or you’re a last-minute-whatever-I-can-find kind of gal, throwing on a wig is a simple and easy way to make your costume more complete.  Most people throw their hair in a bun at the nape of their neck or try to stuff all their hair up into it.  No, no. You’re either left with a what looks like a giant goiter, or you have hair coming out of the bottom, making it a bit messy.

I’m going to show you a much better (and less itchy!) way to wear a wig, that will save you from wanting to take it off before the party is over!

First, you’ll need some hair rubber bands, hair pins and either a wig cap or a flesh colored stocking.

Start by braiding your hair in two french braids.  You can also do a few braids if you have really thick hair, to keep it flatter against your head.  Secure each braid with a hair band and then pin them up, flat against your head.  If you have a lot of hair or really short hair, you can loop 2 inch sections and pin them flat to your head instead of braiding.

Once your hair is braided and secured to your head, slip on your wig cap.  Hold one end to your forehead while you fit the back to the nap of your neck.  The front should just cover your hair line.  You can pin the stocking in place if you like.

Next slip on the wig the same way you would the stocking – by holding the front to your forehead and slipping the back down to your neck.  If you need to pin the wig in place, simply add a few pins discreetly at the hair line.  Add some finishing touches if you wish, like we did here, with some hand made pins.  Voila!

HOW TO PUT ON A WIG // The Kitchy Kitchen