Your Guide to the Beginner Hard Cap Wig Making Course

Want to grow your bag of big wig tricks and learn how to make bespoke hard cap wigs?

You’re in the right place.

Over the course of two days, the Big Wigs Beginner Workshop teaches you all the skills you need to start creating hard cap wigs on your own.

It kicks off with an overview of hard cap theatrical, mannequin and drag wigs and then takes you step-by-step through making your first hard cap wig.

If this sounds like the perfect way to expand your penchant for wig-making, join us as we break down everything you need to know about our beginner workshop.


The course is for anyone looking to make a hard cap wig from scratch.

You might have a background in soft cap wigs or maybe you’re simply interested in the hard cap wig technique – all you really need is your imagination to create wig magic.

The beginner workshop is also great for people who would like to learn the art of hard cap wig-making fast. Because this course is specifically designed to give you everything you need to make hard cap wigs in two days.

Under the careful guidance of expert wigmaker, Lauren Hobbs, you will come away from Big Wigs Workshop with the know-how and confidence to start building hard cap wigs on your own.

Plus, if there’s a skill you’d like to develop in the future, we can always put together a follow-up course based on your individual wig-making goals.


After a brief introduction to the world of drag, mannequin and theatre hard cap wigs, the workshop jumps right into making the hard cap itself.

Beginning with the cap’s foundation and learning how to “hackle”, a method used to mix different hair colours, you will be taken step-by-step through layering your wig.

Once you have a solid foundation in place, you will learn and practice how to use the push-up technique to cover the entire cap. While it might take some time getting used to this technique and working with glue – that’s normal! – we promise to help get you in a natural rhythm.

This course aims to build your hard cap wig skills and boost your creative confidence.

Next up is styling, where we make your wig really come to life!

From middle and side parting your wig to giving your wig fringe or a ponytail, you will learn how to style your hard cap in any fashion you’d like. This includes modifying the front and back hairlines as you see fit.

The customisation of your wig has no limits.

During the workshop you will have ample time to practice using pins and glue on the hair so you can become comfortable with managing and handling the wig.

On top of shaping and styling your own hard cap wig, the course will provide best wig-making practices and expert tips on how to care for your wig so it can stay in excellent condition.

Lastly, but certainly not least, you will receive a detailed materials list for you to keep and take home. This is purchased separately from the course and can serve as a guide for any hard cap wig you create in the future, making it that much easier to start on the next one!


There are two ways to sign up for the Big Wigs Beginner Workshop:

1. Join a workshop in your hometown or a city near you. For upcoming cities and dates, simply visit our Instagram page here or subscribe to our newsletter below. To reserve your spot on the course, please email

2. Big Wigs Workshop come to you! All we need is your location and a time that is convenient for you. The materials and space will be provided (note: we are happy to teach the course in a space of your own, too).

If you know other wigmakers who might want to join the course, feel free to invite them as well. Once we know your schedule and budget, we will put together an itinerary that best meets your needs. Get in touch with to learn more.

Fun, imaginative and beautiful: the wonderful world of hard cap wig making awaits!



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