The Wigs and Makeup Studio
Welcome to the Wigs and Makeup Studio, the leading wig making teaching studio in the UK. We offer both Studio and Online courses in all aspects of wig making, aimed at both beginners and industry professionals.
Our world renowned 7-Day Intensive Wig Making Course, taught by Philip Carson-Sheard, in our South-East London studio, is now available online as our Ultimate Beginners Programme. Here, Philip will guide you through your very first whip stitch and knot, demonstrate how to take accurate and detailed headwraps, show how to turn these into bespoke headblocks on which to create full lace wig foundations (wig caps), into which you will confidently knot hair, with a full understanding of the different types of knots and knotting directions for different areas of your wig. The step by step videos cover every small detail, with brilliant close up filming, giving you the confidence to learn in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you prefer to be taught in person or online, we offer the very best teaching.
We look forward to guiding you on your wig making journey.
Philip and Corinne
The Wigs and Makeup Studio is run by Corinne Young and Philip Carson-Sheard both industry professionals working full-time in the business. They have a wealth of experience ranging from work at English National Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne and West End productions to film and editorial make up and teaching wig making and wig dressing at various prominent colleges.
I have learnt more in 4 days than I ever thought possible. Philip is a fantastic teacher, guiding you through the process with great detail, yet also encouraging you to learn how to recognise your own mistakes and areas of improvement, ready for working independently when you go home to practise.
No matter what level you’re on when it comes to wigmaking, this is a company to recommend!
Philip will meet every student at their level of expertise, from complete beginner to experienced, and he can customise his classes to suit every student’s particular needs.
Had an amazing time at The Wigs and Makeup Studio even though we got through so much in a week! Philip is such a great teacher, so patient, so funny and so informative – Would definitely recommend attending one of their courses!
I attended the 7 day intensive wig making course and absolutely loved it and had so much fun! Philip is such an amazing teacher and I learnt so much from him and on top of that he is the nicest person ever and such a laugh!
I would highly recommend the 7 day intense wig making course with Philip! I had such a great time on this course, I’ve learnt so much and Philip makes it fun and motivates you through the process. So well organised by Corrine as well who is so helpful with any enquiries about the course.
I had an amazing time at WAM for the 7-day intensive course with Philip. The course is incredibly well built, making sure you go through all the little details of wig making with such a great, patient approach. Would recommend for anyone who has interest in wig making, it’s the very best you can have.
I was amazed by the precious days I spent attending the 7 days wig making course. Philip is the best at teaching his art, very kind and patient he is really precise in handing down every detail to all of his students!
I will never forget my experience at the Wig and make up studio! Phillip is a great teacher, he gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to know to became a successful wig maker. This is the class I’ve been looking for and with people like him willing to share their knowledge I am very grateful to have had this experience!
Philip was a really great teacher – patient and shows a real passion for his craft. His teaching is never prescriptive or dogmatic, but always grounded in the practicality of making wigs to the highest standard.
I choose this course because so many other wig makers/wiggies suggested it and I also liked the fact that both Philip and Corrine both work in the industry – I will now myself recommend the WAM Studio to anyone that wants to learn the art of wig making!