There are many things that I like about my job! One of them is the unexpected call that gets me not only a job but also on a plane in 24 hours to apply a beard on a stunt double. A pick up shot for a movie that was filmed awhile back in Alberta.
There I was in Beautiful Bella Coola Valley, I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know about it. Bella Coola is a gem of natural beauty within the Central Coast of British Columbia. It should be on everyone’s bucket list!!! Check!
Stayed in a beautiful cabin at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge where the food was superb the wine list deserving of a 5 star hotel.” International cuisine is prepared in the lodge kitchen with fresh ingredients and some of these come from the Bella Coola Valley, including fresh local fish and seafood.”
To the very entertaining owner “Sweed’ and the lovely staff a Huge thank you … It was a beautiful, peaceful and practically “out of the grid”!!!! Well kind of….no cellular reception but wireless… Heavenly…calming.
My improv makeup station ! The challenge was to make the facial hair pieces stay for many hours while the stuntman is hiking climbing and jumping….. in freezing temperatures…and … I wasn’t going to be there to touch it up! Gave Will a crash course on “how to re-apply a ventilated facial hair piece” Please, don’t loose any pieces….!!! Thank you so much! Packed a small touch up kit with spirit gum, brush and a small 99% alcohol (so that he could activate the glue), some wipes and sunscreen!!! It’s always challenging when there are ventilated pieces and very cold climates. I opted for Kryolan Spirit Gum, old product tried and tested and has never let me down.
No pieces were lost but the beard came back stuffed in his pocket not on his face ….once I cleaned it. It was just as perfected as it was in the morning. BTW I was just reading this article that mentions using olive oil mixture to clean lace. Never heard of it before. Have you? If you have I would love to know your opinion!!! Here is the article
- Apply lace adhesive remover, 100 percent acetone or olive oil onto the portion of your wig that contains the residue. Although the acetone and olive oil work well, the adhesive remover is made specifically for removing lace wig glue and tape.
Allow the adhesive remover, acetone or olive oil to remain on the lace front wig for 20 minutes. Some adhesive removers work faster than others. Follow the instructions on the product.
Soak a lint free towel in alcohol. Rub the towel on the area that contains the residue. As you rub the area, the residue will come off onto the towel. If residue remains, repeat steps one through three until all residue is gone.
Arrived back in Vancouver just in time to celebrate ” Italian Day” at the drive, got to enjoy my favorite Portuguese food. Grilled Sardines. Yummy!!!