How She Keeps Wigs Secure Enough to Dance
According to Tinsman, the key to keeping wigs in place is all in the prep work. "We have a pin curl set, so you take little sections of the hair, wrap it around your fingers, and then pin it down. We do those all over the head and then pin a hair cap into the pin curl, so you have a nice, firm base."
She added, "If their wig prep is good, then the wig is going to stay on their head. Some shows also use [Ben Nye] Spirit Gum ($4) to glue the lace down. We used that when I worked on Cats; they were tumbling everywhere, and we never had to worry about a wig falling off."