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How to Hand Lay a Very Curly Beard Tutorial Video

Create a hand laid, very curly beard in this new tutorial video from Hollywood makeup designer and our company co-founder, John Blake. John starts off by showing how to prep yak hair by permanently curling and crimping it. He shares techniques to create natural hair color by using multiple colors, and then hand lays and styles the beard onto the face.

John is a seasoned makeup dept. head, designer and artist with a comprehensive list of credits. He is known for creating character makeup designs for films like The Avengers series, Iron Man, There Will Be Blood, Fargo, Tropic Thunder, and much more.

Check back soon for more content and let us know if you have any questions in the comment.

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Out of Kit Bondo Prosthetics Tutorial Video with John Blake

Hollywood makeup designer and JBW&F founder, John Blake, shares his techniques for creating cuts, bullet holes, and other practical effects using bondo prosthetics. They are easy to make, durable, and versatile; using products that are in most makeup artists’ kits. The video is available on YouTube and look for more videos in the future.

Products used include:

  • Ben Nye Bruise Wheel
  • Platsil 73-15
  • Nigel Beauty
  • Maekup ProBondo
  • MEL Pax