NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Kate McKinnon is seen filming a 'Saturday Night Live' skit in Central Park on October 27, 2020 in New York City.  (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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“Saturday Night Live” has been making audiences laugh for almost 50 years, but the sketch show is known for its rigorous schedule that has the cast and crew working tirelessly throughout the week. With so much to do and so little time to do it, one department is always thinking ahead, but its method may seem a little strange to some people.
Current cast member Chloe Fineman recently chatted with Allure and explained the very unique item that each cast member receives from the hair department. She said, "When you start SNL, your first week of the show you get what's called a wig bubble.”
"They put tape all around your head to measure your scalp, then they carefully cut that and put it over a foam [head], then basically recreate your own head so that if a wig is getting made to your head, the lace and everything that's sewn is in that exact shape. It's crazy." While the technique may seem odd, it's actually a time saver which keeps the show running smoothly.