A mannequin head is a life-size head that includes all of the features of a human face. Mannequin heads can be used in several different situations. They can be used to model hats, wigs, makeup, or be used as practice dummies by people learning to cut hair in beauty school. Mannequin heads can be made to look like all types of people and are built to scale, giving them a lifelike look that is almost eerie. Mannequin heads are usually made of foam, plastic, or vinyl.
Mannequin heads are often used in stores to model hats. It is much easier and more efficient to use a mannequin head rather than an entire life-size mannequin to display a hat. Stores can set up displays that include several mannequin heads on spaces as small as a table. Stores can use nearly any kind of mannequin head to display hats, they do not necessarily have to be colored or have hair, but they can to give shoppers a better look of how the hats will look on a real person.
Mannequin heads are good for displaying wigs as well. Mannequin heads made to resemble different common head and face shapes can give people a good idea of what the different wigs look like on different people. Since all people have unique faces, it is a good idea to get mannequin heads that look different from each other in order to let customers see how the different colors and hairstyles of the wigs will accent different people’s faces.
Mannequin heads with actual human hair are often used in beauty schools as training tools. Students can learn what it is like to cut a real person’s hair by practicing on realistic mannequin heads.
Mannequin heads are useful in many different situations. They can display headwear and wigs and be used as valuable training tools for beauty school students.