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Exclusive Indian Hair Factory Behind The Scenes Footage

A little bit over a year ago I traveled over to India to do Ministry work, as well as hair vendor work! I visited several factories while in India from Chennai to Tirupati. I visited factories all over south India. In this video, I share with you some behind the scenes footage from one of the vendors I decided to add to the Ultimate Vendor list that I give to all who enroll in the 1-Day Virtual Lace Wig Bootcamp.

The hair at this particular factory was absolutely stunning! Be sure to listen carefully to the nuggets dropped in this video. Enjoy!

God bless,
Marquetta Breslin

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How To Ventilate A Lace Wig

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “How do you ventilate?” so I decided to record this video to show you how to do it step by step.

Ventilating a lace wig from scratch can be very frustrating if you don't know what you're doing. It's important to understand that what I'm teaching you in this video is the basis for everything else you're going to need to learn to make wigs from scratch. Be sure to practice as much as you can because practice makes permanent!

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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Let’s Take A Selfie 🤳🏾

Yesterday during the 1-Day Virtual Lace Wig Bootcamp, I asked everyone to take a virtual selfie! LOL I laughed at myself, but decided to show you some of the videos of my amazing students took during the class!

We had a fantastic time, and I can't wait to do it all over again. Many people are hungry to learn how to ventilate, do repairs, learn about lace, lace wigs, and more, and I'm eager to share my knowledge, so I've already scheduled the next 1-Day Virtual Lace Wig Bootcamp for March 9, 2021 from 9am-4pm PST

Just a heads up, this may be the last one for a while. I will also be filming the brand new Lace Wig Training System during that time, so there's a chance that if you don't make that one, you will miss out big time. Register here. 

If you can't make it, the session will be recorded, and you will have lifetime access, so don't worry if you're not able to be there live. 

Here's what you get when you register for the event:

You're going to get $607.95 for only $99!

Here's what you get…

1-Day Virtual Lace Wig Bootcamp ($295.00 Value)

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You get an all-access pass for a full day with Marquetta Breslin in a live (not pre-recorded), no-hold-barred, “closed-door” bootcamp event. It all goes down tomorrow, Live on Zoom in the comfort of your home, join me from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m PST for a live event you'll never forget!

The Ultimate Vendor List + Walkthrough Video ($199.00 Value)

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Get private access to my list of handpicked vendors. These vendors were carefully selected because I've has either personally used them or highly recommended by close friends or students she trusts.

You'll get instant access to over 25 vendors for you to choose from for wigs, bundles, closures, and frontals!

Million Dollar Stylist Bundle ($113.95 Value)

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The Million Dollar Stylist bundle is an actual game-changer. Included in the bundle are the Million Dollar Stylist System and my Million Dollar Stylist book.

The Million Dollar Stylist System includes 8 unique MP3 recordings by my husband Ricky and I have been responsible for transforming the lives of thousands of beauty professionals worldwide.

Total retail price for all 3 of these things would total $607.95 but YOUR PRICE is only $99! That's an absolute steal! Click here to get it now, and I'll see you tomorrow on the live broadcast.

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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My First Hand Made Closure

Earlier this month I had some amazing new students attend my last hands on event of 2020 here in Las Vegas. We spent 2 days together and I'm so proud of each and every attendee. Everyone did such an amazing job. A few days ago one of my students that was in that class, June, sent me a DM on Instagram showing me her progress.

I'm so proud of her work and can't wait to see how far she goes!

If you're wanting to learn this skill, I'm having another 1-Day Virtual Lace Wig Bootcamp that you can't afford to miss! Here's what you'll get:

1-Day Virtual Lace Wig Bootcamp ($295.00 Value)

You get an all-access pass for a full day with Marquetta Breslin in a live (not pre-recorded), no-hold-barred, “closed-door” bootcamp event. It all goes down January 12, 2021, Live on Zoom! in the comfort of your home, join Marquetta Breslin from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m PST for a live event you’ll never forget.

The Ultimate Vendor List + Walkthrough Video ($199.00 Value)

Get private access to Marquetta Breslin’s personal list of handpicked vendors. These vendors were carefully selected because Marquetta has either personally used them, or they were highly recommended by close friends or students she trusts.

You'll get instant access to over 25 vendors for you to choose from for wigs, bundles, closures, and frontals!

Million Dollar Stylist Bundle ($113.95 Value)

The Million Dollar Stylist bundle is an actual game-changer. Included in the bundle are the Million Dollar Stylist System and Marquetta Breslin’s Million Dollar Stylist book.

The Million Dollar Stylist System includes 8 unique MP3 recordings by Marquetta Breslin and her husband Ricky Breslin and has been responsible for transforming the lives of thousands of beauty professionals across the world. 

We're gonna have a lot of fun! Click here to register so you don't miss out!

God bless,
Marquetta Breslin

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US Seized $800K Chinese Shipment Of Wigs & Bundles | Episode 46

In this episode of the Marquetta Breslin Live, we talked about how the US seized a Chinese shipment of nearly 13 tons of wigs and other human hair products suspected of being produced by forced labor in Xinjiang. Federal law prohibits this kind of activityr. Read the full article here.

There have been tons of stylists who have been effected by this shortage of wigs, and other hair products. In this episode we also took lots of questions.

The first question asks about how social media turns out to be more damaging than helpful. It is effortless to watch what other people are doing and then trying to fit with that same ideology. Anything you watch on social media does not necessarily apply to you. Sometimes you must take a step back and focus on your work.

You should not sacrifice yourself for recognition on social media since you need to be an example to other generations. Things need to be done the right way; more specifically, you need to build real trust with people.

The second question asked in this episode is how someone can produce multiple streams of income. The first step is figuring out how you want to make money. This would be the core of your income. Starting with anything you are passionate about and love, but understand that you do not need passion or love to make money. Some people need to feed their families with whatever income they can get.

From this core income, you should build “symbiotic relationships.” In other words, expanding your business or adding a business with your core income has some type of relation.

The momentum you have on your core income must be used in other business as well. Having two different companies or jobs will not help you. It's very common to see people lose focus on their core income and then getting burn out. You should continue doing what is in your direction and ignore anything outside your lane. You do not know which destinies will cross in your way and connect with you, so you must push past the “people have already done it” ideology.

In this video we also talk about the foundation that has held our business throughout 17 years. Praying is crucial, especially in a married couple, asking God to lead and give you peace during the lead. Secondly, he adds that you must care about your business. It would be best if you had a passion for being able to work without getting burn out. Communication is critical in both a business and a relationship since sometimes, you must say what you like and dislike.

Our business started with the grace of God. Fortunately, Ricky introduced repetitive ideas, such as teaching other people how to braid. I accepted the idea, and Ricky hired a film producer. That is why I know that God gave her this gift, packed up, and prepared.

We consider this business a treasure, and how we are very thankful to every individual that has supported our business, even if they have not bought something. We are grateful to be able to inspire others.

God bless,
Marquetta Breslin

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Bespoke Topper For A Balding Client

Learning the skill of ventilating can take you so far. Most people think that you're limited to just making lace wigs, but that couldn't be further from the truth! The video below proves just that. One of my students sent the message below to me on Facebook…

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Check out the video below to see the before and after of the topper she made for her client. I was completely blown away!

The 2020 Black Friday Sale is live! You’ll get…

You'll get all of this for only $95!! Click here to get started now.

Be blessed,

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The Ultimate Guide To Wigs 12

The Ultimate Guide To Wigs

Wigs have been around for centuries! The first flesh based mesh for wigs dates back to 1805 and since then wigs have evolved tremendously. There are many different types of wigs, wig making materials, hair, and much more.

On this video you'll learn…

  • How to get into wig work. Most people don't even know where to start, in this video I give you a guideline to start you wig education journey.
  • Different types of wigs and when to use them. There are many different types of wigs with different purposes. In this video I discuss those wig options, and tell you when to use them.
  • Working with insurance companies. Most stylists don't know they can work with Insurance Companies to provide cranial prosthesis for their clients. In this video I explain that process as well.

This video is packed with information you don't want to miss out on.

God bless,

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How To Fix An Over-Plucked Wig

In this video I’m going to teach you how to fix an over-plucked wig! Don't throw away that old wig that has been over plucked or has a bald spot. It can be repaired and revitalized. As long as you maintain the density that your wig already has it will look full and natural.

I hope you enjoy!

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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Why A Crochet Needle Is NOT A Ventilating Needle

In this video I break down why a crochet needle is not a ventilating needle. A receive a lot of questions about the difference between ventilating needles, crochet needles, and crochet needles. The question that’s usually asked is whether one of those other needles can be used for ventilating. The answer is NO! Absolutely not. A ventilating needle is designed specifically for hair. A crochet needle is used to grab the yarn but it's not thin enough to grasp hair strands.

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Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

How To Choose The Right Wig Block

Choosing the right wig block is imperative to ensure you have what you need to make or repair your lace projects. Some of the different things wig blocks are typically used for is making lace wigs, styling lace wigs, building foundations, ventilating full lace wigs, modifying lace wigs, and more.

You want to make sure you have the proper wig block to suit your needs.

The wooden wig blocks are used for foundation making, but you can also use them for ventilating the full wig as well. If you do use the wooden wig block, you have to use specific pins for wig foundations.

The canvas wig blocks are used for the same purposes, but they are much lighter. Canvas wig blocks also have long necks for dressing (styling). You can build and ventilate on them as well.

The styrofoam wig blocks are used for exactly the same as the wooden and canvas blocks.

There are several other wig blocks to chose from. You have to choose according to the purpose of the block. It's also about personal preference.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin


Video Transcript:

– Hey, what's up everybody. It's Marquetta Breslin and I'm here with an extra special guest, Waqqas Sheikh.

– Waqqas Sheikh. Yes, and today, we are getting ready to record a video, to tell you all about these different wig blocks.

– So important to know which wig block to choose from, but what is also easy for you to use. ‘Cause everyone's got their own preference of what block.

– Yeah. So let's get started.

– Yep.

– All right, so which one do you wanna start with first?

– Do you wanna go with your new item on the left-hand side?

– The new item on the left-hand side. I wish I could, ugh, I wish I could talk like Waqqas. So, this right here is a styrofoam wig block, and this is actually fairly new. I purchased this one from Atelier Bassi and it is extremely light.

– It is really light.

– Yeah.

– Really light.

– It's really light. I haven't used it yet, but I am excited to get started with it. One of the things that Mr Bassi told me, he talked about the shape a lot.

– Okay.

– The difference in shape between a canvas block and these blocks. If you can see on this canvas block, there's really not an occipital bone.

– Not really no, not at all, whatsoever.

– Right, but here is more of an occipital bone, like it's a little bit more pronounced and the front is a little bit flatter. So, I'm very excited to use this.

– I think some people kinda get confused with what is the front and what is the back.

– Yes, so-

– And they do end up doing it the wrong way.

– So how do you determine the front and the back?

– Usually by the number at the front, but from looking at this, I feel like this is the back,

– Yup.

– then that's the front. But it's very flat here and there isn't that much shape, so this is where you start padding out

– Exactly.

– And it can be time consuming.

– Yes. Now this is one of your favorite things to use.

– This is indeed. I'll scooch this over so. I'm a fan of the wooden block. And it is heavier.

– And it is beautiful.

– For me, it's about the weight. So, when I'm ventilating a wig, I'd like this to sit in a cradle and I don't want it to move around. And because it's wooden, once the blocking pins are in, they stay in. Whereas, what I find is with a canvas block, as you pin it all in, it can come out. So, I've gotta keep pushing it back in, and it will lift, and keep pushing it back in. So I'm a fan of this for ventilating a wig.

– Now, when you say blocking pins, 'cause these right here in the US, we call these straight pins.

– Yes, so straight pins I would use on canvas, and on this.

– And in this.

– So on this, I would use… So, it's a blocking pin. And, basically, a small pin, where it is pointy on top and then it's flat at the bottom.

– Right, so doesn't have a head like this, like these straight pins, so you can't push that in with your finger.

– Hell no. ‘Cause it will go straight through you finger.

– So you gotta use a tack hammer.

– Yeah, so this, literally pop on top. And you wanna go halfway in. Excuse the banging. Oh, it's not that bad.

– Oh, look at that.

– So half way in and then… Knock it down.

– Flat.

– And that's it.

– And it's nice and secure.

– And how do you remove those? With just a pair of needle nose.

– See, yeah.

– Yup, there you go. And then this last one over here is, it's not a canvas block, it is a… it's covered with a synthetic leather material. A lot of times, these are used for dressing, which is also in our industry, dressing is the same thing as styling. But this one, I just so happened to, This is actually a beauty supply store wig, that was re-fronted for the last lace wig training system, when Jims came, and I just never took it off or finished it. So it's been padded out and everything. But it's really, really light.

– It's really, really light and if I just grab a pin.

– Sure.

– I think with a canvas, they come out quite easily. Where with this, and I was having a feel, on the leather, it's got the grip. It has got the grip, so I don't think it will come out.

– No, they don't come out as easy. In fact, it's a little bit tough to get them in. So, when it comes to choosing, what do you look for when choosing a block? 'cause everybody has their different preferences. Sometimes with these… I had an event once where I had about 20 or 30 students in, and I had purchased these wig blocks from, I don't remember the company, but they were a wonky, wacky shape. So we had to get tack hammers and beat the blocks. So how would you… how do you choose a wig block and say, “Okay, this is the one that-” or, “This is what I would like to use.” or how would you say the best way to chose a wig block is?

– I think it's longevity. So, they are pricey, and you wanna make sure that they do last. This is slightly expensive, compared to this. Maybe double the price, but this will last longer.

– Oh, yeah, that's gonna last forever.

– And I don't wanna keep spending money on new blocks. As much as I like spending money on equipment, and I get so excited, this will last longer.

– And they come in different sizes.

– Different sizes, exactly the same as your other ones. This is a 58cm.

– Okay.

– And the thing I like about this, it is quite heavy, so it will.. It's very heavy.

– And then, if you look on the side, right side angle, you can see the shape for the back of the head just there. And you can see that angle, which kind of mimics a forehead more, compared to, where this is slightly flatter.

– Yes.

– I think it's all about making the equipment last.

– And so, when you get different wig blocks, do you cover them them in the… Some people shrink wrap.

– Yeah, we call it cling film, you call it shrink wrap.

– Ah, cling film.

– For foundation making, I'll do it on this. And I will close it up with shrink wrap and then obviously pad out your template. Cling film it again, so that's nice and secure.

– So why do you prefer to use this for foundation building, and this for… I think you kind of explained why you like to use this, because it's hard.

– So ventilating wigs, I use this one. Once the blocking pins are in, the wig will stay. For foundation making, because I put the lace on, unpin, lace back on, and unpin.

– And it's easy to get the pins in and out.

– Exactly.

– Yeah. There are some wig makers though, who will build and do everything on a wooden wig block, and my hat goes off to them. I love you guys, but I am with you on this. Because, I mean that is… it looks like… me just looking, at what you've just hammered in here, looks like it's not gonna be easy to get it out. And imagine getting hundreds of them out, on a fully blocked-

– Yeah. Once it's in, it's in.

– That's it.

– And as long as you block it into the correct points, you don't actually have to use quite a lot. As long as you put your tension on, it's completely fine.

– It's completely fine. Okay, cool. All right, guys. So that is our video on how to choose a wig block, and also describing the different types of wig blocks, you just wanna make sure that whatever you do, it maintains the shape, and you wanna make sure that it's very easy to work with. So, some people would say, “Just order a bunch of different ones.” and I kinda do agree with that, because you have to find what works for you. So you may say, “Oh, I don't like the styrofoam ones,” or “I would prefer to work only with wooden ones.” but nobody knows what they like to use, unless you order and use it.

– Exactly.

– Yeah. And it's important also, that whatever you choose to go with, you have to order the wig blocks in different sizes. Because everybody's head is, obviously different sizes.

– Exactly.

– So you have to be mindful of all of these things. I probably, in my stash, have about 50 to 60 different wig blocks.

– Oh my God, someone's got an addiction.

– Slightly. I have the different materials. I have the different sizes. A lot of the reason why too, is because I work with so many different students, and I like to show the different things that people can work with. And people will chose different things based on how they feel, and what works best for them.

– Totally.

– Yeah. All right guys, so thank you so very much for watching this video, I will put a link at the bottom of this video, telling you where you can purchase each of these different types of wig blocks. So, we wanna thank you so much for watching, and we'll talk to you soon.

– Bye.