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How To Do A Rick Rack Technique On A Wig

With John Vial
Duration32 minutes
Skill levelAdvanced


John Vial’s avant-garde hairdressing tutorial demonstrates an avant-garde fashion hairstyle using a rick rack technique on a wig. It 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.

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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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