Whether you’ve been wearing wigs and hair pieces for years or you’re considering purchasing your first wig, there are a lot of options to choose from. There’s synthetic hair, human hair, remy hair, extensions, toppers, monofilament wigs, lace front wigs… the choices are seemingly endless. So how do you know what the difference between styles is and which style is right for you? Experienced, professional salons like Wig-A-Do are a great resource and can help you select the right style to match your needs. But a little research is always a good idea. Below is a quick guide on one of the most popular types of wigs, lace front wigs.
One of the biggest benefits of a lace front wig, and why this style is so popular, is the natural look it achieves. Celebrities like Beyoncé are known to wear lace front wigs and these wigs are often used in Hollywood and the theater as part of the costume process.
The lace provides a natural look of hair growth along the hairline, especially in the front on the forehead. With a lace front wig, you can actually pull your hair back and style it away from your face. This is not the case for many other wig styles, as you often have to fluff up or fill in hair around the hairline to “hide” the wig seam. Some lace front wigs also feature “baby hair,” or short, fine hairs at the edge of the hairline that can further hide the wig seam.
The lace in a lace front wig is made of a fine and sheer lace-like material the color of flesh. The hair fibers are hand-tied to the material, making the hairline look as realistic as possible. The lace and wig can come ready-to-wear or the lace may need to be trimmed to perfectly fit your head and blend in with your hairline. Since the lace is flesh-colored, it’s important to match the color to your skin tone. Because the lace front wig exposes your hairline, it does not cover as much of your head as other wigs. This can make the wig a little more comfortable.
Both synthetic hair and human hair wigs can be lace front wigs. The entire base can be made of the lace-like material, or the front can be made of lace while the rest of the base is made from another synthetic material. Full lace wigs are more fragile and expensive than lace front wigs, and the fragility leads to a shorter lifespan for the wig. Lace front wigs also tend to be more expansive sine they provide a more natural look.
Moorestown Lace Front Wigs
If you’re looking for the best quality and most choices when it comes to a lace front wig, Wig-A-Do is THE place to go in the Moorestown, Lindenwold and Mount Holly areas. Not only do our stylists specialize in wig fittings, but they can also teach you how to care for and style your lace front wig. No one will know the difference unless you want them to! Call (856) 235-3534 today to schedule your private appointment!