The season doesn't officially open until October 5, but Lyric's wigs and makeup team is already hard at work creating coiffures! We checked in with Sarah Hatten, wigmaster and makeup designer, on the "hairdos" and "hair don'ts" of stage styles.

The season doesn't officially open until October 5, but Lyric's wigs and makeup team is already hard at work creating coiffures! We checked in with Sarah Hatten, wigmaster and makeup designer, on the "hairdos" and "hair don'ts" of stage style.

'Do: Lyric's wig makers DO attach each and every hair individually when creating a hand-tied wig (pictured above, far left), a process that can take 40-60 hours per wig.

Don't: They DON'T put a wig on every artist in a production—for example, in last season's La Bohème, most of the artists used their own hair, and Mimì had hair extensions.

Photos: Jaclyn Simpson Photography