I have a fun gig providing sound for a Free Theater program. The guys put on a great production at a community center for 5-6 weeks in the Spring and Fall. I've been learning a lot about sound design and live audio production. The actors ultimately put on their wirelesses as they get in and out of costume. But the hair pins are cutting into their wires and causing havoc! Bobby pins are the worst offenders. We have approved some gentler hair pins but they've managed to have them cut into the wire as well. Is anyone aware of any specialized pins that actors can wear to hold mics in their hair that doesn't chew up the wire? We have tie clips that came with the mics but nothing for the hair.
We do have some over the ear mics that would be ideal in some cases but last year an actor still had to use a hair pin to help hide the wire and that one also cut into the wire.