I have just finished the 7 day wig making course – it was truly incredible!
Philip is very thorough, without it feeling overwhelming! He is also VERY patient (and a very nice person!).
I was a complete novice when it came to wig making but he broke it down into steps that made it all seem achievable. I’m overjoyed with the skills I’ve come home with )along with a foundation I made from scratch!). If I could give it a 10/5 I would!
Had an amazing 7 days learning how to make a wig from scratch. Philip is an amazing teacher, explains well, gives everyone equal attention. The atmosphere was lovely. A nice small group size which makes things easier. I just really enjoyed my week and I’d do it again! Which I won’t need to as Philip gave us all the information we need to make wigs and different types/parts of wigs and is happy to help us if we’ve got questions down the line. 100% would recommend!
This past May 2019, I traveled from the U.S. to attend the 7 day intensive wig making course at WAM. I wanted to get the best education in a short period of time and I wasn’t disappointed. Philip Carson-Sheard, our educator shared such comprehensive information on how to prepare a wig block, foundation techniques for making a wig cap, different knotting (ventilating) techniques and much more. He was very patient and thorough answering any question that came to mind.
I assist wig designers everyday with maintaining and styling wigs, facial hair pieces and running shows in numerous theatres in Washington, DC. Taking this class has afforded me the opportunity to not only be more valuable to the wig designers but I’m now well on my way to becoming a wig designer and custom wig maker. I also hope to take my wig runner experience back London’s west end soon!
I absolutely recommend this school for anyone who wants to begin learning the art of wig making. Thank you WAM!!! I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing experience!
I am writing this on the train going back to Glasgow from attending the 7 day INTENSE training course with Philip. Not only is he an amazing wig maker – he is an amazing teacher. So patient and helpful.
I went in so blind and have learnt so much in the past 7 days.
I was recommended the course by business gateway and travelled down to London. I am so glad I did. The other courses I looked at were much shorter. Doing it over the 7 days means I learned at a good pace and able to digest it better. Philip organised having Tasha – from tashajacks – come and talking to us about the different type of hair – you wouldn’t get that on other courses.
I have surprised myself how much I can already do and I can’t wait to carry on being a wiggy and furthering my career.
Thank you Philip and Corinne from the many emails back and forth to the fountain of knowledge you are. The skills you taught the other girls and I will last a lifetime!
Sophie Louisa Drabble
After LOADS of recommendations I booked a day with a Phillip at WAM. I wanted to refine my very sketchy knotting skills and that I did! Philip was a great teacher and gave me loads of new knowledge and lots of tips! By the end of the day my knotting was so much better! The studio is very bright and welcoming. Not be mention organised! Everything I needed was there and the whole experience was enjoyable and interesting. I highly recommend!!! I LOVED IT! Thank you!
I attended the 7 day intense wig making course in June – post COVID/numerous lockdowns!
Phillip and Corrine ensured that that the studio was a safe and hygienic working environment and reduced class size.
The course is great and Philip an amazing teacher! Fantastic knowledge on everything to do with wig making but also incredibly passionate and happy to share his techniques. I loved the fact that although we were all at different stages of making the foundations Philip sent equal time with us all and there was never any pressure to rush/play catch up.
Prior to the course as well Corinne had great communication with myself and any questions I had she was informative and quick to respond.
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!
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. Alongside this, he is a great personality to be around, so you never feel under pressure when learning within the studio – it feels like you’re being guided by a friend through encouragement, rather than lectured and not much going in! I’d highly recommend the courses as a means to gain the skills you need quickly!
Elizabeth Owen Perry
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!
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!
Corinne as well was very kind and helpful in organizing everything from the booking on.
I am grateful I could enjoy such an experience that is incredibly useful for my job.
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 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.
I’ve come out of it with 2 foundations when I had no idea how to make one at the start, and the knowledge to keep going and hopefully end up making a full wig, Philip knows so much about wig making and can answer all your questions, he’s also great at relating everything to industry
So well organised by Corrine as well who is so helpful with any enquiries about the course
If you’re thinking about doing the course you should do it!!!
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!
There was only 6 of us in the class which was perfect for getting your one on one moments throughout the week. If you’re ever feeling stuck Philip was always there to help! The support after the course aswell is also there when I need it!
Corinne was also so lovely and answered all my queries I had when I emailed her and also cared enough to pop in to see how we was all getting on!
I can’t recommend WAM enough to anyone interested in wig making! Do it!
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!
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.
Philip has many years of experience in wigmaking. He will make sure you are up to date with the latest techniques and constantly learning something new and industry relevant. There is not just one set way to make a wig, there are several different techniques, each one has its own benefits.
It not only expands your knowledge bank, it also gets you filled with inspiration. Philip and Corinne at The Wigs and Makeup studio met all of my requirements and I am looking forward to learning more in the future.
I will definitely be coming back to take more classes! Actually I can’t wait!!
Easily accessible, Located in Central london, just 10 mins from London bridge station.
Came to the WAM Studio after a recommendation and I’m so glad I did! 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. Corinne was very helpful in the initial stages of booking onto the course and the whole experience has been extremely positive and professional. I’ve now definitely caught the ‘wiggy bug’ and can’t wait to learn even more about this art form! Thank you WAM STUDIO!
Best wig making course ever! Literally everything you need to know to make great wigs and pieces. Philip was brilliant at teaching all elements in detail. Thank you!
I attended the 7 day intensive wig making course, 3 day facial and 1 day hair punching course. I extremely enjoyed the course. It was strenuous but provided me knowledge and skill for life.
Philip is excellent in his teaching. He is a teacher who devotes a great amount of personal effort and interest in his students. He is patient and doesn’t get bothered with questions (even when asked over and over again). He is very approachable and provides any kind of help or direction required (even after the course is over).
I got in touch with Corinne first in order to get into the course. She is pleasant and very communicative. We went on a “field trip” with her and learnt about different kind of wigs and hair.
Sarah Jane- She is lovely and provided me all the knowledge she could about hair punching.
To all three – Thank you for being amazing!!!
Jane Emily Arnold
Eloise Megan Wood
Dorothy Elizabeth Leigh
Linzi Ashley Southwood
Because it’s a small studio, you get great one on one time in a calm, unintimidating environment. I’m looking forward to going back and learning some more!
Brilliant teaching by Philip! Really enjoyed the foundation making course which was made so easy to do and understand. I recommend highly.
Katie Jane Ford