Pro course wig dressing


We have designed this course to specifically target the precise skills required for this area of the UK film industry. You will learn to create hairstyles from 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s using wet sets. We will demonstrate techniques such as pin curls, finger waves and roll sets. Perfecting the dressing out of each style and how to troubleshoot.



If you have some working credits on feature films or some equivalent evidence of a body of related work you will most likely be eligible to apply for one of the two bursaries below. (Theatre or TV work can be applicable if you are looking to transfer your skills to also work in Film).

Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on any make-up course. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.

Please note that we regrettably have limited places for this course, so it is advisable to apply for your course early to avoid disappointment.


Course Tutors


All the course tutors  have amassed years of experience working with the latest products and techniques used in today’s industry. Our tutors regularly work in the TV, film and fashion industry, and you will be learning from them in the friendly, informal atmosphere of our practical, hands-on training workshops. As we’re based at Pinewood Studios, our studios are right in the heart of the UK’s film industry, so there really is no better place to immerse yourself in the craft.

All our class demonstrations are projected onto an HD screen, allowing every student to have a close-up view of the action. Students are encouraged to practice all the new techniques they learn with our tutors, who will then view & assess their finished work on an HD screen under studio lighting conditions. Our tutors will then provide constructive feedback on each completed task to help students learn and improve their skills.

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1920s Hairstyle created by an Iver Academy Trained Artist


All the tools and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. 

Starting your professional career as a qualified make-up and hair artist

At The Iver Academy, you don’t just benefit from the best tutors in the industry; our placement agency helps students find real industry work experience and placements once they have finished their chosen course. Your placements will be relevant to the skills you have learned. This is a free service that is available to all graduates of our Certificated Courses. 

Visit our aftercare page for more information on the ways we can help students find vital hands-on industry experience.

5 days tuition

This course concentrates on techniques used in hairstyling from the 1920s/1930s/1940s and 1950s. Using pin curls, barrel curls, finger waves and rollers. Creative Skillset Bursary may apply.

Start: Mar 14 2022 Start: Jun 27 2022 Start: Nov 07 2022
Tuition & Dates

Mar 14 2022 - Mar 18 2022  

Monday - Wednesday

Fully Booked
Jun 27 2022 - Jul 01 2022  

Monday - Wednesday

Nov 07 2022 - Nov 11 2022  

Monday - Wednesday



inc. VAT

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