How to Trim a Wig


0:00 On behalf of Expert Village here at Jean Paree, I'm Gloria VanWoerkom and I'm here helping

0:04 Rebecca, choose a wig. I'm teaching her how to style and if she needs it trimmed, we're

0:10 going to show her how to trim it. We do that here but we do have a lot of clients that

0:14 trim themselves like to do. So I'm going to show you some important steps in trimming

0:19 and cutting. If you need to thin the hair at all, we take the hair out pull it all the

0:27 way out from the base, if you want to thin it, take some thinning shears, and put the

0:34 thinning shears next to the scalp and cut, and that will give you that little bit thinner

0:40 look without making stubbles all over there. So you just go through the whole area of the

0:45 wig. Take it and cut it, pull it down. Go to the next step. Always take it right to

0:52 the base. Very important. If you're going to trim a hair that, on any wig, make sure

1:00 that you always leave just a little bit longer than you want. If you decide you want to cut

1:03 it just an inch length then just a fraction of an inch longer. So that way you can go

1:07 back and trim it off if you want. If you don't do that then you're going to take too much

1:10 off and for some reason or another it just doesn't grow back. Although we'd like it to.

1:16 So what you do with your bangs is you take a bang down, if you want to trim your bangs,

1:19 pull it all the way down and hold it a little it longer than you want it and just go ahead

1:24 and cut that off. Pull it back, look at it and then pull it down again. If you feel like

1:28 you need to go through it and cut it a little bit more then do that as you're cutting. Do

1:33 not cut too much too fast and if you're trimming anywhere along the head it's just like you

1:39 are doing a regular haircut. Just trim it very slowly and just make sure that you never

1:48 take off more than you want to. Always leave it just a little bit longer than you want.

1:53 Normally I always cut with the thinning shears. Sometimes I'll even cut the length with the

1:58 thinning shears. Depending on the style of the hair, if you're going to wear a blunt

2:02 style like this you'll do the scissors. If you're going to do a curly one then use your

2:08 thinning shears that works a lot better.