PUT READY

Set out ready for use:
Straightener / iron
Scissors
Hairspray / plastic spray
Comb
Cotton wool pads
Tissues

If you are making your own beard, moustache, sideburns, eyebrows or similar from Wool Crepe for the theatre, then you can also do this in advance at home and stick the result on to a ceramic head using Mastix Extra. Spray the Wool Crepe hairpiece with a strong fixative plastic spray and cut it into style while on the head. Note: using hairspray or plastic spray on the Wool Crepe will make it inflammable.
When you are going to be using the Wool Crepe hairpiece, you soak it gently loose from the head with alcohol and place it in tissues in a sturdy box. Now it is ready to take away for use.

Please note: in the following text you can also read 'ceramic head' instead of 'skin', depending on what you choose.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
PREPARATION

Before starting, you ensure your hands and nails are well cleaned. File your nails if necessary, so that there are no snags. By doing this you prevent damages on the face and risk of infection.

Always work with clean materials.

Get the subject to put on any clothes beforehand that have to be put on over the head. Protect your models clothing with a hairdressing cape or a towel.

PROCEDURE

Grimas Wolcrêpe is used to create beards, moustaches and eyebrows or to camouflage the edges of a beard set. It is a series of pieces of sheep's wool (approximately 15 cm in length) braided together.

Wool crepe moustache
Pull a braid of 20 cm Wool Crepe loose from the strings around which it has been wound.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
If you feel resistance, you cut the strings loose so that you can continue.
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Pull the start of the straight-edge cut piece loose, so that its end becomes fluffy.
Straightening

Straighten out the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting).

Straighten out the part you are working with, using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting). Do not pull it too hard, so the braid remains intact.
The piece for the moustache must be properly straightened.
Pull gently to the right length
Now make the piece that you are working with longer and looser: run it through your hands and pull it gently bit by bit in the lengthwise direction, but so that the piece still remains intact.

If you want, you can mix the tuft with Wool Crepe of another colour.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Making a flat piece

Once the wool crepe is straightened, we are going to make a flat tuft. Pull the loosened piece into two in the middle, in the lengthwise direction along with the hairs; place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again. Keep the hands about 20 cm apart. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Hold the Wool Crepe against the light to see if there are any dark patches.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Pull the loosened piece into two in the middle, in the lengthwise direction along with the hairs; place the two pieces on top of each other and divide them into two again. Keep repeating this action until the Wool Crepe is transparent. The piece will become shorter and thicker.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
The piece will become shorter and thicker.
Hold the piece tight in the middle and comb it out.
Now flatten out the piece using a curler, styling tongs or an iron (on the 'wool' setting).
Use hairspray with a strong hold to strengthen the piece. You can also use plastic spray. Note: using hairspray or plastic spray on the Wool Crepe will make it inflammable.
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
Snip the tuft gently diagonally across, keeping the scissors at an angle while doing this (obliquely with respect to the Wool Crepe).
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
You now have two pieces for the moustache.
ATTACHING A MOUSTACHE

Work preferably work on a dry base. First degrease and clean the skin you are going to be working on with Grimas Cleansing Lotion. Apply Grimas Mastix Extra to the skin area in question and press the cut surface/obliquely cut side into the adhesive. Work piece by piece.

Please note: during attachment, keep the cut surfaces tightly together to ensure a full moustache, also after modelling.

CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion
MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
Press the adhesive edge onto the skin with one hand, and model the Wool Crepe moustache with the other hand; you can do this with the end of a pin-tail comb or the back of a brush.

Please note: do not comb!

You can use scissors to create the desired model for the moustache.

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
You can use scissors to create the desired model for the moustache.

Please note: do not comb!

Applying Grimas Mastix Extra (or Mastix Watersoluble in a training course situation) as the adhesive, press the cut surface/obliquely cut side into the glue.
Absolutely do not use near or above the eyes.

Please note: during attachment, keep the cut surfaces tightly together to ensure a full moustache, also after modelling.

Press the adhesive edge onto the skin with one hand, and model the Wool Crepe moustache with the other hand; you can do this with the end of a pin-tail comb or the back of a brush.

MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
MODELLING A MOUSTACHE

You can use scissors to create the desired model for the moustache.

Please note: do not comb!

Handlebar moustache
You can create the curl using a greasy substance (pomade, wax). Fix the result with a hairspray.
REMOVING THE PRODUCTS

If you have worked with Grimas Mastix Watersoluble, you can remove the Wool Crepe with lukewarm water and a little soap if necessary. Wool Crepe that has been stuck on with Mastix Extra you remove with Mastix Remover. You can then already pull some of the hairs loose and remove them with a tissue. The remaining hairs and the adhesive you remove with a cotton wool pad and Mastix Remover. Dab it carefully onto the skin and roll the residual material off the skin. You can cleanse the skin with water and soap (shampoo can also be used). Cleanse afterwards with Cleansing Lotion.

MASTIX WATERSOLUBLE = Mastix Watersoluble
WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe
MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra
MASTIX REMOVER = Mastix Remover
CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion

PRODUCTS


CLEANSING LOTION = Cleansing Lotion

WOLCRÊPE = Wool Crepe

MASTIX EXTRA = Mastix Extra

MASTIX REMOVER = Mastix Remover