All About Mannequin Heads

Published: 24th June 2011
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Mannequin heads don the hats, wigs, sunglasses, jewelry and make-up everyone needs, yet many retailers still do not realize their importance. They can be made to resemble many people types and are almost always built completely to scale. Made from foam, plastic, and vinyl, mannequin heads are most often used to model hats. Rather than waste the funds and space to display hats with full size mannequins, mannequin heads are obviously more efficient and they can be grouped together to display several hats on a small table space. Any sort of mannequin head will do this job better than a full size mannequin. If a retailer would really like to show shoppers a lifelike display, they can even order mannequin heads with color and hair.

This is a precise REPLICA of a 1930's department store display bust that was molded directly from a vintage model. This model has a strong 30's period look that is both arrogant and mystical……what a beauty and was definitely sculpted in the likeness of Jean Harlow right down to the cleft in her chin! This lady is 14 1/2' in height and has a forehead circumference of approximately 21'.

The primary objective of Deco eyes is to duplicate a historically correct hat and jewelry shop display mannequin true to the golden era of mannequin production (the 1920's through the 1950's). We work very hard to create a model that closely resembles a new, mint-in-the-box original display from this era. "Old School" techniques are utilized and no compromises are accepted solely for the purpose of reducing material costs or saving time of labor.

Our models are cast in the best USA manufactured resins available. Each is cast, hand-finished, and hand-painted in our shop. We have made changes over the years and each change was made to improve our product…..never to save money or time.

The fantastic original vintage models were originally produced for the purpose of store displays and were never intended for public consumption. The originals show the marks of handwork and ours impart the same hand-made "flaws"……they are not perfect, each is totally hand-made and exhibits "old school" techniques.

This model was cast in a composite resin (a blend of resin + powdered porcelain) that is nontoxic, very durable, and accepts paint beautifully. The paint technique, style and colors are accurate to the vintage models of this era and looks very much as a brand new 1930's model would have appeared.

This model was made to be a "working girl" with maximum durability. There is a 1 1/4' spout opening on the bottom that may be utilized safely with a stand on a dowel rod. My wife and myself do all the work from molding the original vintage model to the final detailing.

Finally hope my knowledge can help you to get some knows about mannequin heads and help you in some extent when you want to choose a manequin head.

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