How to Apply Lace Front Wigs Like a Pro

Lace front wigs are the newest hair trend that has caught on like wildfire. What used to be the secret of only celebrities, models, and the ultra-rich has become mainstream. These wigs, which mimic the look of natural hair, are available in all styles, colors, and lengths.

These wigs are applied to the natural hairline with special glues and tapes that secure the wigs to the head. These wigs can be worn overnight, while swimming, and in the shower.

How to Apply Lace Front Wigs

Lace front wigs look so natural, only a stylist can tell they’re not actually growing from your scalp. Applying these wigs can be tricky, but if you know the steps to applying them, you can enjoy beautiful and luxurious lace front wigs. If you are interested in learning how to apply lace front wigs like a pro, there are a few steps that you can take to learn this craft.

1. Prepare the Hair Line

The first step in applying your lace front wigs like a pro is to prepare your natural hairline. Clean the edges of your hair to remove any chemicals or oils. Any oil or residue along the edges of your hair will weaken the adhesive and cause your wig to slip off. Avoid using any cotton products to clean your hair line, as these products will make it difficult for the adhesive to stick. They can also become embedded in the lace, destroying the look of your lace front wig.

2. Select Your Adhesive

There are two types of adhesives that most people use to secure their lace front wigs. Glue adhesive comes in both liquid and solid form. A popular type of wig glue called “spirit gum” is commonly used in theater productions to attach wigs. This adhesive is the strongest form of glue you can use to attach your lace front wig.

Many people use tape adhesive to attach their lace front wigs. These specialty tapes are sold by human hair extension retailers and are durable and strong. These tapes are usually clear in color and easily blend in with the wig and your natural hair.

3. Apply Your Wig

When you have decided on an adhesive, apply it to the perimeter of your head to attach your wig. Press the wig firmly against your scalp, holding it for ten seconds before moving to the next section. When you have completely applied the wig, use a bandana or scarf and use it to hold down the edges to ensure a complete seal.

Learning to apply a lace front wig can be tricky. Discover the tricks of the trade and apply lace front wigs by enrolling in Evergreen Beauty College’s cosmetology program today.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Shaylee Packer
Shaylee Packer
3 years ago

As you mentioned, it is a good idea to make sure the hairline is clear of dirt or oils. My sister has been struggling with hair loss over the past few years, and is thinking about getting a wig. I will have to tell her about spirit gum as a good option for wig adhesive.

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sikha jain
1 year ago

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