wig block

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wig block (plural wig blocks)

  1. (fashion) A simplified head model used to display wigs.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 13
      Next morning, Monday, after disposing of the embalmed head to a barber, for a block, I settled my own and comrade’s bill; using, however, my comrade’s money.
    • 2003, Penny Delamar, The Complete Make-Up Artist: Working in Film, Fashion, Television and Theatre, page 165
      When the wig or other hairpiece has been made, it is pinned onto a malleable wig block and the hair is cut and styled in the required shape.

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