Making wigs

Kim Krijnen

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

The best make-overs ever are provided by the wigs & make-up department. They make all sorts of wigs, from spectacular hairdos to what they call the ‘bald heads’. They prefer to use real human hair, because it looks best on stage. Each hair is stitched individually onto a net with a crochet needle. It’s hard work but it really pays off! There are now around 2000 wigs in the store. The hair and make-up stylists also do the make-up for singers, dancers, extras and actors. The stylists’ personality and the calmness and quality they exude are extremely important in the preparations for a performance.

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  • Title: Making wigs
  • Creator: Kim Krijnen
  • Location: Dutch National Opera & Ballet