One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “Do you need a license to make lace wigs?” The answer is no! If you are working on a wig only. But once you start styling, cutting, and dying the wig you will need your license. To learn more watch this video!
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– Hey, it's Marquetta Breslin, and I'm back with another video. In this video, I want to answer a question that a lot of people ask and that question is, “Do I need a license, a cosmetology license, “to make lace wigs?” All right, the short answer to that question is no. Lemme explain. When you're making a lace wig, it does not necessarily mean you will ever touch a client. Case in point. Years ago I had to make a couple of pieces for a feature film. I never even touched the main character. Never even saw him unless I googled his name, the person that I was making the wig for. Never had to touch him. The company that contracted me sent me his mold and I took it from there and made the pieces for him. That does not require me to have a cosmetology license because I never have to even touch or physically see the client. Now, there's a gray area. Let's say you are making wigs and you are putting them on people. Technically, the adhesive that you're working with is considered a chemical. However, some of the best wig makers who have been in the industry for many, many years, don't have a cosmetology license. Yet, in the theater and film industry, they still may use something like toupee tape or spirit gum or something like that to attach wigs. Technically, if you're just making lace wigs, no you do not need a cosmetology license. But if you plan on cutting them and styling them and coloring them, then yes, I would highly suggest you get a cosmetology license because to get professional products, you need a license. Yes, you can order on Amazon or somewhere like that, but you want to be working with professional grade products that are backed by the company purchased from somewhere that requires you to have a license like a CosmoProf or a SalonCentric or something like that. Armstrong, McCall's, something like that. First you have to decide in your mind what is it that I want to do with this skill and then the next thing you have to decide is okay, do I need to get a license or is this the only thing I want to do is just make wigs. Even when you're making a mold, let's be very, very clear. Even when you're making the mold and you have either the seller tape or the opaque tape or whatever tape you decide to use and you're making the mold, technically, depending on that state that you live in, if you braid that hair down or pincurl that hair, you are technically touching the client and it depends on the laws in that state whether or not you're allowed to do that without a license or not. I always suggest people to contact the state board where they live so that they make sure they're in compliance because the last thing you want is for someone try to sue you because of whatever reason. The last wing you want is that, so it's very important for you to be mindful of that before you go down that arena at all. In most cases, I'll say 98% of the time, you're totally fine even if you have to braid the hair down or do whatever you're going to do to make that mold. ‘Cause remember, if you haven't seen this video, I will link you to the video at the end of this video because it is very important that that hair is prepared the same way throughout the entire wig making process or else it's not gonna fit properly. That is the long answer to that question. I wanna thank you so much for taking the time to watch this video and I'll talk to you soon.