The practice head by Mehron is similar to a mannequin head, and an excellent way to practice face painting designs. Head is made of a soft plastic and allows the paint to flow on the skin smooth. *** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ***: Before painting your practice head it is recommended you spray it with hair spray, to prevent staining. Also try to wash the head as soon as possible after painting it. Due to the high pigmentation of some of the brands of face paint, not all colors remove easily from this practice head. We recommend that you don't use any dark colors like black, blue, dark green, dark purple etc Use soap and water to wash - Mr Clean Magic Eraser also does a brilliant job of cleaning this practice head. This professional quality, washable practice head is the ideal learning tool to perfect face painting basics, practice specific techniques, test new makeup products and create your own unique designs.