Katie has been a guest speaker at our University for the past 3 years and has provided our students with the highest standard of industry knowledge and practical skills in wig & postiche making. Alongside her practical development with the students, she has also provided ongoing feedback throughout the module using social media platforms to assist with the progression of their pieces and suggested how to improve techniques and application for their final character. Katie has introduced me to her network of industry professionals which has been useful in creating employ-ability links for our future graduates. I would highly recommend her to any education establishment and willing student to participate in her private courses.
So where to start.... I contacted Katie late December regarding her industry training course which involved 8 weeks of training 1 day per week. After contacting (hassling shall I say) Katie advised me that the 8 weeks wouldn’t work for me as I worked full time. She suggested a week intensive course with home study prior to attending. She took into account my training needs and requirements and tailored a training package that suited me and her. 2.5 months of independent training at home with her guidance of videos/emails/supportive texts I embarked on the 5 day intensive at her studio in Leeds in March. A smiling face opened the door and it was ago with comfortable conversation, an endless supply of tea/coffee that we made for each other and her endless knowledge. I can say that this lady is trooper.. her knotting techniques, knowledge, her ability to multi task of teach and work was amazing. She has given me the insight to the wig making world which is invaluable. Not only did I receive the best training I could ever want she was friendly, supportive, constructive in her feedback and thankful/proud in what she is giving back. So.. Katie I thank you for last week. Defo a friend for life...
I have been a student of Katie's on the industry training course which I started last year. It was the best thing I did. Katie is a dream to learn from, she had patience with all my questions no matter what I asked and the ability to explain in a supportive way.
I have learnt so much on this course I hand on heart know that without doing this course I would not have the confidence or near enough knowledge to put myself out there as an outworker.
Katie also goes above and beyond, since completing the course I have secured knotting work and Katie is still happy to offer her guidance. A true reflection of the passion she has for the growth of her students within the industry.
Highly Recommended this course.
I have just completed the 8 week wig making course with Katie and I can't recommend it enough! I had been looking for a suitable course for a while and hadn't been able to find one that offers the flexibility that Katie's course offers. She is an excellent teacher and the class sizes were small (one to one is also available). I feel confident that I have the skills and knowledge to start working as an out-knotter thanks to this course.
I took the industry training course and can honestly say it was brilliant, I've learned so many new techniques and really built up my skill set! Katie is a brilliant teacher and so supportive as well as being really thorough, I would definitely recommend taking part if you're wanting to build up your skills.
I have been working in the industry for a couple of years now, and i've always wanted to learn how to make wigs...but never really had the time or knowledge to do so. After completing the 8-week advanced Wig making course with Katie, I can't recommend her enough! Katie is a great teacher, who has enabled me to become a confident wig maker! Thank you! xx
'Best beard I've ever had for my character of Uncle Albert and couldn't ask for more'
Katie came to our media make up school in Manchester to do a wig workshop for us. She covered hair type, quality, foundation models, measuring, cling film wraps, prepping, knotting and repairing all in one day! Katie was extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly and I would recommend her services to anyone interested in wig making.
Fantastic 'Industry Wigmaking Training Course'!!
Thank you so much for teaching me the wonderful, traditional art of wigmaking!
And thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience and for your care and genuine wish for your students to succeed. I am truly grateful!
I have completed the 'Industry wigmaking course' feeling confident and able to begin my new career with the skills I need to fulfil wigmaking orders to a high standard.
Katie adapted the course so that I could fit it in around my work commitments and over the months got me to a standard where I was then able to do my one to one week intensive with her, where we went over all of the more complicated aspects of wigmaking.
I could never have achieved these skills from a book! Katie has made it possible for me to enter the world of wigmaking with confidence and is giving me ongoing support which has been amazing whilst I'm finding my feet and getting up and running.
Since completing the course with Katie, I have given up my regular job and am working from home as an outworker.
It's a big commitment taking the course as you will have to put a lot of time into the work, making your wigs but you will definitely get out of it what you put in!
I would recommend Katie's courses to anyone interested in wigmaking.
Thank you again Katie, You have helped to change my life!!
Jo x x
I attended a brilliant wig making class with Katie. She has such great patience and a calming influence perfect for teaching new complicated skills to a beginner whilst also making sure to offer enough time to spend with each student. A lovely person also which makes all the difference as to whether you learn or not.
A few Years ago I was doing a Media Makeup course in Retford. Part of the course was done on Wig making. This is where I met Katie as she was the Tutor for this. She is a well accomplished Tutor and has a long list of clients in the industry. I can't recommend her highly enough, she is patient with everyone and no matter what your learning style is Katie is able to help and teach you the art of postiche making.
Katie taught me wigs as part of my media and theatrical make up courses in Nottinghamshire in 2004/5
She was easily the best and most accomplished tutor at the college and I remember we all loved her lessons. Her teaching style is precise and easy to follow and her knotting skills are amazing.
All that I learnt with katie has really helped me in my career and definitely aided me in previously working at the RSC, in the west end and numerous music promos and films. Because Katie works in the industry her skills tips and tricks are constantly up to date. I can't recommended her highly enough.
I attended a course in wig making with Katie a few years ago. It was a great experience and she taught me everything I need to know about choosing hair, measuring up and all the tips and techniques to make the highest quality pieces. She also taught me how to make facial postiche. Katie is the most patient teacher and has a lovely energy about her. She explained everything so clearly and left me feeling confident to start working with my new skills straight away.
Thank you Katie!! A skill for life! X
I went on the intro course this week and had a fabulous day. Learnt so much and feel like I've found something I want to pursue more all in one day. Katie is a brilliant teacher, very patient and encouraging - I can't wait to get back to it! Thanks for everything Katie.
I have used Katie’s wig making services for years. She has always been a pleasure to work with, efficient and calm. I expect high standards of wig making and knotting and Katie always delivers this, her work is beautiful.
I’ve found Katie’s strong industry experience invaluable when discussing designs and describing how I want a wig or piece to look. Her ability to interpret your needs to create an end design and to translate this into her work really helps and gives a good solid basis to then work upon. This can be from the colour mixing, grading and direction of the hair, where and how the parting lies, the length and thickness to the type of hair used. She is knowledgeable in all areas.
She has turned around any order I have made, of any quantity, always meeting the deadline set. I have full faith in her reliability. I would highly recommend Katie’s Wigs in all aspects of wig and postiche making.
Katie came and held a wig making course for beginners at my salon and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Katie is very knowledgeable and guide you through each step clearly and with relevant explanations. Very useful class and a great teacher.
Thank you Katie for such a great day on the Wig knotting taster day. You are so patient and explained everything in a concise and easy to understand way. Would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in this industry. I can't wait to start the next phase!!
Attended the taster course at Katie's Wigs and thoroughly enjoyed it. Katie explains everything in detail and really enjoyed the knotting. Would highly recommend anyone who wants a taster to attend this course. Now I have to practice and then return for the next course x
Came over to Leeds for Katie's taster course in wig making yesterday and absolutely loved it. Never appreciated the skill behind wig knotting until now. Katie was really informative and helpful...even though I was rubbish at it. Practice makes perfect after all!! cant wait to attend Katies next course xx
I did the introduction course last week and loved it. I already work in hair preparation and extensions but am looking at moving into hair replacement. This was a great way to see if it's right for me and I've come away with some skills that I can put into practice straight away.
Throughly recommend Katie's Wigs and I'll be back soon hopefully to do some further courses xx
I've just done a 3 day facial hair course with Katie and i cant believe how much i've learnt and improved in that time. Katie is really informative and is a great teacher, would definitely recommend, thank you Katie
I've just completed the Advanced Industry training course. I've done other wigmaking/facial hair courses in the past but nothing was as detailed as this one.
I have learnt so much and have become more confident in wigmaking. Katie is very talented and a fantastic teacher, she has a very calmering nature and makes you feel comfortable in a learning environment. Any wigmaking training with Katie will be a great opportunity. I have really enjoyed the weeks I spent learning the art of wigmaking and have taken a lot away with me, I'm now a lot more confident working in the big wide world with the skills Katie has taught me
Katie delivered an excellent workshop for my Level 5 Fashion, Theatrical Media Hair & Makeup student group, providing an in depth insight into the industry and detailed techniques in knotting, measuring, fitting and styling postiche and wigs. Katie additionally set up a forum for the students to stay in touch & receive valuable feedback on the progression of their postiche pieces for assessment. Katie & I have remained in touch and she has provided invaluable work experience contacts and opportunities for my students and has become a good friend-couldn't recommend her highly enough!
I finished the 8 week wig making course just before Easter. I went from somebody who had never knotted in there entire life to being able to knot a full wig. The course was fantastic with 2 students to 1 teacher, so if we ever got stuck Katie was always on hand to help. Highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn the art of wig making!!! Xx
Really enjoyed the introductory training session last week...It boosted my confidence...and brought it all back to me again.
I'm looking forward to doing the more advanced course in the future.
Katie is an excellent trainer and she really knows her stuff!!
Would highly recommend Katies wig courses
Katie is incredible I am going through chemo right now so needed a really good wig to keep me positive. Katie delivered over and above what I expected. She contacted me regularly with updates and I had great after care. I also have off the shelf wigs but custom made is a different level of comfort totally amazing. Best of all you can wash and style as you want just like it is your own hair. Thank you !!!!!
After spending 10 years in wardrobe and wigs I wanted something to enhance my skills in the wig
world. This came in the form of wig knotting. I took the 5 day wig knotting course (spread over 5
weeks) from Katie. She was an incredible teacher, very patient, knowledgeable and made
everything understandable. When I found anything tricky she was always there with the right
advise and gave me fantastic encouragement.
Katie’s course enabled me give up my job on a West End Musical and start working as a full time
Katie has great links within the industry and is always on hand to guide me through my new career.
I’ve been knotting for 7 months and I couldn't be happier. Thanks to Katie I have a blooming
Thank you for being such a great teacher,its been really enjoyable to learn,ive loved it and am really pleased at how much more confident about it i feel,thank you so much,you really are truly talented and Beth Wood will agree it usually takes me months of learning something before it sinks in so you definitely are a brilliant person to learn from xx