With Christmas fast approaching again, we have many new Holiday Santa Costume make heads or tails of wig and beard choices, as well as how to wear and care for their signature locks.  Santa’s favorite helpers come to Arlene’s from near and far.  Now you don’t have to be in the Rochester area to benefit from the expertise and energy that Arlene and her staff have shown professional merry christmas porch sign

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Selection
Selection of your wig and beard set can be just as important as wearing and caring for outdoor christmas lights properly. Wearing a cheap wig and beard set or one that does not fit well can give a bad first impression.  Professional Santas are judged by potential employers, the public and especially children on the condition of their well-known whiskers.

Better quality wigs are made of real hair or high quality synthetic hair. They usually have very sturdy nylon stretch bases with elastic straps to help in securing the christmas star 2021 to a snug fit on the face and head.

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Example of a better quality wig & beard setBetter quality wigs & beards can be hand washed – we use christmas star of bethlehem and Conditioner (available at Arlene’s Costumes for $5.99 each). Make sure to dry it thoroughly. Then tap through the wig and beard starting at the ends and working your way up using a hard bristle brush. A dog brush works well.

Example of a mid-range quality wig & beard set Economy quality wigs are typically made of nylon throughout.  The straps are usually less secure.  Most of these wigs should not be washed and can get very dirty with sweat and makeup stains.

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Wear
A comfortable but snug fit is essential as any number of circumstances can happen to a crystal christmas lights up to and including being yanked off by an excited child. The elastic straps and cotton chin positioning piece sewn into the beard will be the best defense again a poorly placed poorly fitting beard.The diagrams below show the correct and incorrect placement of the elastic straps to keep a Santa beard on better.Spirit gum, a skin adhesive used in theatrical makeup, can also be used to help lay a wig or beard flatter and tighter to the face.

Care
There’s no beard more iconic than Santa’s. It’s holly, it’s jolly, and it’s the envy of us all. It is so iconic, the Beach Boys wrote a song about it!How does he get such a bushy, white beard that spans from shoulder to shoulder? And don’t forget about that mustache – it makes Rollie Fingers jealous!They say that the secret of his growth is good deeds done by children. We learned the real deal, straight from the reindeer’s mouth. Here are all the secrets for the majestic glory that is Holiday Santa Costume.

Patience Santa’s not only packing toys into his sack, he also packs patience. That beard is 400 years in the making.

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Holiday Scent

He smokes a pipe and has a nose like a cherry, so it’s no surprise that he loves the smell of Cherry Tobacco – it’s his beard balm of choice.

Fluffy As Snow

With children pulling on his beard on a regular basis, a soft beard is essential. Enter beard oil. It also helps with that epic length.

Moisture

Santa finishes off with beard balm to shape and lock in the moisture. It helps protect the beard from the harsh elements of the blowing snow and wind and helps him slide down the chimney faster.

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Mustache

If you are able to deliver presents to every house in the world, attention to detail is your strong suit. Santa does not neglect his merry christmas porch sign. Look at the perfect curl he gets with mustache wax.

Cologne

Santa is a considerate fellow, he chooses our solid cologne. Amazing to those who are close without being overpowering and smelling like you sprayed half a bottle on yourself  – Mrs Clause loves it too!

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Wash

A night spent consuming milk and cookies requires a good cleaning. A gentle foaming beard wash will restore that beard to its natural glory.

Fuel Up

Wonder why Santa is such a lover of food? Well, the vitamins found in lean meats, nuts, eggs, milk, and leafy greens provide his beard with the nutrients it needs.

If you want a beard as majestic as Santa’s, you can buy his top picks and many other beard care products from First Element. Happy Holidays!

By Andrew H Doyle

Andrew H Doyle is senior hotel manager, specializing in hotel procurement and hotel room service, has extensive experience in hotel operations, stay focused, and get the information you need

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