Rick Rack Technique on a Wig
With John Vial, Aimee, Aneka and Jamie Harrison
Duration32 minutes
Skill levelAdvanced
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John Vial's avant-garde dressing tutorial begins with clean and conditioned hair in a semi damp state to allow more control of the hair and its volume. A wig stocking is placed over the hair from the front back to keep the hair in place and flat. A laced lined natural hair wig is placed and John weaves the hair in a figure of eight around a U pin.

The hair is brushed out to create a frizzy texture maintaining a degree of control and form, then finished with a beveled one length line to form a strident editorial image maker featuring a balance of geometry against the translucent texture.

Technical skills

  • Avant Garde
  • Blow Drying
  • Clipper Cutting
  • Creating Volume
  • Freehand
  • Ironing
  • Photographic
  • Setting
  • Straighteners
  • Winding Root to Point


Contributor: John Vial
Model: Aimee
Make-Up Artist: Aneka
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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