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We will be closed Monday October 14th for Indigenous People’s Day

Each year, more and more cities, states, and organizations choose to recognize the Native Americans who were the first inhabitants of the land that later became the United States of America. The holiday was first instituted in 1992 in Berkeley, CA on the 500th anniversary of of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. It later spread to Santa Cruz, CA and has gone onto be recognized as a holiday in over 50 cities and counties across the United States.

Our West Hollywood studio will be closed in observance of Indigenous People’s Day on Monday October 14th. Orders placed online will be processed starting on Tuesday October 15th. Please plan accordingly and contact us if you have any questions.

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Cutting and Styling Facial Hair Tutorial

When one first encounters a newly made beard and moustache (picture 1), and you want to make it into a nicely styled, shortish beard, it can be a little daunting if you don’t know some basic techniques of wet styling and cutting. So, let’s do this.

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First, pin the moustache onto a wig block, and the beard onto a beard block. It’s important to have a good beard block and pin the beard down so that all the lace is smooth. (picture 2) Now it gets scary!! Wet the beard with water, comb it all out, separate a vertical section downward from the sideburn about an inch wide. Now just cut it all about 1 ½ inches. (picture 3) Don’t pull the lace away from the block and make sure your scissors are parallel to the surface. Before you squeeze the scissors together look at what you’re cutting. You can always go back and cut off more. Carry on with 1 inch vertical sections, (picture 4) then check the cut with horizontal sections with your comb and trim any long leftovers with a scissors over comb technique. (picture 5) Rewet the beard, and with a dye brush, brush it flat and down. Then hold it down and brush it in the other direction. (picture 6 and 7) This is called a finger wave and it is how you give the beard its direction and style. Then, I wrap a piece of lace over the whole thing to keep it flat while it dries. (picture 8)

I do this because I think it looks more realistic if beards stay closer to the face and don’t get too puffy.

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When it is dry just brush it out and you can do any finishing touches with a warm iron. (picture 9) Now the moustache. Wet the moustache comb it out and holding the hair straight away, make a cut about an 1 ½ inches, keeping the scissors parallel to the wig block. Leave the ends longer so you can have some length to blend into the beard.(picture 10) Now you can finish the cutting with a little scissor over comb. (picture 11) Re-wet and bush into place. Then hold the style with pins (picture 12). When it is dry, just brush out and give it a little lift with a warm iron. (picture 13) Now you can pin the moustache on the beard block to see how it all looks together. Say, “ta da”. (picture 14)

Just a note on cleaning a lace beard after you have removed it. A beard can be applied with spirit gum, pros-aide paste, silicone adhesive or super baldies. It just depends on what works best for your circumstances. To get the glue out of the lace, I just pour a little 99% alcohol in a dish and brush the dried adhesive with a makeup brush. I use Telesis Super Solve to remove silicone and pros-aide. And then alcohol. Super Solve is fine, but not Super Solve Plus, nor isomyristate or detachol. The oil from these products can be tough to get out of the lace, but you are safe with 99% alcohol and Super Solve. After cleaning just pin everything back on the block and do any styling to make things ready for the next application.

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Save 30% on all Wigs, Facial Hair & more for our Summer Sale July 3rd-5th, 2019

Summer is almost here and so is our first sale of the year! We only put our products on sale twice a year and this year we have extended the sale to 3 days. Save 30% on our products during Independence Day holiday from July 3rd – 5th, 2019. Fill in your kit with discounted wigs and pieces at unbeatable prices.

You now have the opportunity to get our film quality, human hair & synthetic wigs + facial hair for 30% off at the John Blake’s Wigs & Facial Hair annual Summer Sale on July 4th. The sale will run from Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 at 12:00AM to Friday July 5th, 2019 11:59PM Pacific time. Free shipping the US for orders over $499. (AK and HI excluded) This sale offer does not combine with any other offers.

For more information about our annual Summer Sale, call our customer care staff on (855) 452-9447 or write to us on info@johnblakeswigs.com.

 



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Save 30% Sitewide on Cyber Monday November 26th, 2018

cyber monday 2018 save 30% on all wigs and facial hair

It only comes around once a year and we invite you to take part in our 4th annual Cyber Monday sale. Our wigs and facial hair are never offered at a discount and this is only one of two times of the year that we offer this. Fill your kit with our super realistic wigs and pieces at unbeatable, discounted prices. Save 30% off at the John Blake’s Wigs & Facial Hair annual Cyber Monday sale on November 26th. The sale will run from 12:00AM to 11:59PM Pacific time.

From professional hair and wigstylists at the highest levels to discerning wig wearers with the utmost taste, our customers depend on John Blake’s Wigs & Facial Hair for several reasons:

  • The makeup products are the creations of John Blake, an icon in Hollywood whose wigs are always in constant demand by film and television productions.
  • The human facial hair and wigs offer realistic, natural hairstyles, and compelling facial hair.
  • We sell excellent quality facial hair and wigs that rival custom-made pieces.
  • Our catalog have been used by top class hair and makeup designers for award-winning productions, such as The Revenant, Lincoln, Vinyl, Mad Men, Behind the Candelabra, and Law & Order.
  • Top Hollywood film and TV productions choose John Blake’s Wigs & Facial Hair.

30% off for Human Hair, Wigs, Extensions, Falls, Mustaches, Eyebrows and Beards

On the 26th of November, you can select from all of our beards, mustaches, eyebrows, and high quality human hair & synthetic wigs. John Blake’s Hair means quality and style — and Cyber Monday offers wigs. facial hair, and accessories at the right price. Even more exciting is that the sale has the 30% off the prices of great stylish and expertly designed black, brown, blonde, highlights, ashy tones, multiple red & auburn tones, and much more.

Cyber Monday is Just Around the Corner

For more information about the annual wigs and facial hair sale, call our customer care staff on (855) 452-9447 or write to us on info@johnblakeswigs.com. Sign up for our newsletter for reminders or add a reminder to your calendar so you don’t miss out.