Updated November 02, 2020 by Luke Perrotta

The 10 Best Mannequin Heads With Hair

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Whether you're just starting out in cosmetology school or you're a seasoned salon professional, you always need to keep improving and perfecting your abilities. A mannequin head with hair will let you try out new looks without asking a real person to be your test subject. We've found several high-quality models that you'll enjoy training on, no matter your skill level. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best mannequin heads with hair on Amazon.

10. Hairingrid Black

9. Hairealm Male

8. Kalyx Human

7. Hairginkgo Super Long

6. Training Head Colorful

5. Hairealm Afro

4. Hairealm Fiber

3. Hairginkgo Doll

2. Training Head Synthetic

1. Hairealm Cosmetology

Editor's Notes

October 28, 2020:

Removed the BeautyStar Gold due to complaints about the plastic pieces breaking and the hair falling out when combed and replaced it with the Hairingrid Black, an affordable option that is available in many colors and is very good for braiding. We also removed the MySweety Colorful because of similar issues with shedding, tangling, and the quality of the clamp, and instead added the Training Head Colorful, which has a more vibrant look and works for anything that doesn't involve the addition of product.

October 10, 2019:

Most people in the market for a mannequin head with hair are cosmetology students or hair stylists, so made sure to look for options that are high-quality enough for professional use. If you want to practice dyeing, straightening, or curling, you should make sure you get a model with real human hair, like the Hairealm Cosmetology. Most synthetic fibers can't handle heat or chemicals, but they're usually cheaper and can be good for practicing cuts and braids.

Not all hair is the same, so there are options here with different textures. For example, if you have a lot of customers of African descent, the Hairginkgo Doll or Hairealm Afro can be a useful practice tool.

While these mannequins are often used by professionals, they can also make great gifts for creative kids who want to experiment with beauty. Some models allow little ones to practice makeup on the face, so that they can try out a whole new look without messing up their own skin and hair.


Luke Perrotta
Last updated on November 02, 2020 by Luke Perrotta

Luke is a writer, director, and illustrator living in Massachusetts. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Literary Arts from Brown University, where he honed his skills as a writer and editor working for various campus newspapers, festivals, and film organizations. Upon graduating he traveled the world, eating scorpions in Thailand and hitchhiking across New Zealand before settling down in New England to write prose fiction. An autodidact and media sponge, he’s well-versed in topics such as literature, nonfiction, textbooks, film, television, recording equipment, video games, and art supplies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, boxing, playing the piano, and translating complex subjects into plain language.


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