Vampire Halloween Makeup – Preparing the Fake Hair

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roger Bennett Riggle, licensed, professional make-up artist, provides an overview of how to create vampire Halloween makeup including how to prepare the fake hair.

    Roger Bennett Riggle: My name is Roger Bennett Riggle and today we are doing the vampire transformation. Before we apply the fake hair, I thought, I would give you a quick easy lesson on how to prepare the hair and it also saves you time when you are doing your application. Remember we talked about the hair coming in braids and we unbraided it and then we wet it and then you wring out all the water with your hand like this and you can just let it dry naturally. You need to prepare that a day ahead of time.

    Once the hair is dry it looks like this, okay and what you want to do is to very quickly go through the hair with your forefinger and your thumb and you just want to separate the hair out. So that it is rather flat and even and I think you can see how that actually happens. Then you want to take your hand, I use my forefingers and my palm like this and you want to pull the hair out so that it looks natural. So I hold the hair as long as I can because I want long strands of hair and I am going to take it between these fingers and my palm and I am going to pull it like this.

    So I have pulled it out of itself like that and then I put it to the side in a pile and then I will pull again and I put it in the pile, etcetera, etcetera. I think you get the idea, see how much better it gets, it gets very realistic looking. Once its in a pile I put it in, I store it in a paper towel like this until you are ready to use it and its always a good idea -- this is already been pulled. So its a great idea in your preparation to go ahead and do the same technique in the pull hair, so that you start to get some nice even hairlines, like this.

    So you want the hair to look as natural as you possibly can. When you are doing realistic looking beards, its a great idea to mix two and three colors together because then it looks very, very real. So you would want to take one color, two colors, three colors and then pull all of them at the same time and you get a nice mixture of hair. But in this vampire transformation, we want a very drastic and stark look, so we are using just solid black and we will use this hair not only for his facial hair but we also can use this hair for his widows peak. Next, I will show you the preparation for our vampire transformation.