A cosmetology mannequin head is a tool that is used to assist cosmetology students in learning to style hair. Styrofoam heads are also available for styling wigs and helping the wigs maintain their shape.
Cosmetology mannequin heads come in different facial shapes so that students can see how certain hairstyles look on various face shapes. The hair on the mannequin heads also varies so students can learn to style different grades of hair.
The hair on cosmetology mannequin heads is often human hair and can be cut, curled and colored to achieve a hairstyle a future client may request. Cosmetology students and instructors often use stands to elevate the mannequin heads while styling the hair so the mannequin head can be used as a visual aid.