What is a Lace Front Wig?
Of all the hair pieces available, lace front wigs provide the most natural looking hairline. Celebrities like Tyra Banks, Beyoncé and Britney Spears have been wearing lace front wigs for years. These wigs are often used in television shows, movies and the theater to achieve natural looks for characters. Lace wigs have become so popular and convincing that they are one of the most used techniques for non-surgical hair replacement or hair loss due to medical treatments. So what makes lace front wigs so great?
Seamless & Natural
A lace front wig is a full wig with mesh lace attached in front around the hairline of the wig. The rest of the cap is made from synthetic materials. There are also full lace wigs in which the entire cap is made of lace (these are more delicate and do not last as long). The lace is flesh colored and blends in with your forehead so that it is hard to see where the lace starts and ends.
Individual hair fibers are sewn into the lace, sometimes even baby hairs. This provides a seamless look that also makes the wig easy to part just about anywhere and allows for styling the hair away from the face, including updos and ponytails.
Customize your Look
A lace front wig may be ready-to-wear right out of the packaging or can be customized to fit your head and match your hairline. If you want to achieve a “perfect” look, custom ordered wigs are certainly the way to go. Even though a lace front wig may be considered temporary, you still want it to look as good and natural as possible. When selecting a wig, try to choose a hair style that suits the shape of your face (round, oval, square, etc.).
Lace front and full lace wigs come with a variety of lace options, although French lace is recommended for easier maintenance. You can also select synthetic or human hair. Human hair will add to the naturalness of the wig and be easier to maintain, as well, although human hair wigs do cost more than synthetic wigs.
Applying a Lace Front Wig
Applying a lace front wig is pretty easy. If you have hair, braid it, mold it or where a wig liner to create a solid surface for the wig. After cleaning your face and hairline, you may want to prep the area with an alcohol-based solution. Pin up the hair of the wig so that it does not get caught while you are applying the wig.
Before applying glue, you may want to try the wig on to get an idea of placement and mark the ideal hairline. Then, using specially design wig glue, apply glue to your hairline and let it dry slightly. Adhere the lace to your hairline and press down with a comb. When done properly, the lace will virtually vanish. With the right care and maintenance, lace front wigs can be worn for days at a time.
Lace Front Wig in Levittown
If you’ve decided on a lace front wig or would like to learn more about the different styles available, Wig Elegance is the best place to go. As a professional, full service wig salon in the Levittown area, we have over 45 years of experience fitting both women and men with lace front wigs, synthetic wigs, human hair wigs and toupees. We’ll be your first stop and your last stop! Call (215) 945-4900 today to schedule your private consultation.