With the crepe hair prepped and ready to go, we now will show you the steps for applying the hair directly to the subject.
Tools: Small brush for adhesive, sharp pair of scissors.
*When using adhesives always test the subject skin for any adverse reactions. For this project I chose Pros Aide II.
In addition to having subject with clean skin, for guys you want a fresh shave if you are creating a facial hair effect.
Begin at the bottom of the face moving upward as you apply the crepe hair, this is how you give a proper-layered look to your work.
Step 1. Apply first layer of adhesive letting it dry until becoming tacky.
Step 2. Press the crepe hair piece firmly in place and release, the adhesive will hold it firmly.
Step 3. Continue with the next layer repeating the same method with the adhesive and hair placement.
Step 4. We will add the soul patch next, leaving an area to either side free of hair.
Step 5. Continue filling in the side of chin with hair.
Step 6. You can now trim and shape the chin hair before moving to the mustache.
Step 7. Move to the upper lip and repeat the process. Often the mustache can be accomplished in one layer, you may decide more layering is needed depending on the look you wish to achieve.
Step 8. Trim and shape the mustache.
Step 9. Look over your work trim any stray hairs; the crepe hair can be styled with your fingers as you go.
Finally, add in the wardrobe and the look is complete.
Have fun and experiment with different beard styles and multiple shades of hair.
Step 1. When removing the hair, start with a cotton swab dipped in the adhesive remover and work along the adhesive line gently pulling the hair loose.
Step 2. You still have some adhesive and hair residue, soak a cotton ball with remover and continue cleaning skin.
Step 3. Wash your face with soap and water to remove all residue and hair.
Adhesive remover can also be used to clean the brush, typically I just use an inexpensive brush and discard it when I am finished.
*Using a skin moisturizer after any makeup application is a good idea.
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