Wig Measurements

Lace Front Wig Measurement Tutorial

How Do I Take Measurements for a Lace Front Wig?

Taking head size measurements for a lace wig consists of six simple steps that can be accomplished at home by following the guide below or by visiting a local hairdresser that has experience with applying lace wigs. The most important Step is #1, which is "The Circumference of the Head". This step determines the initial head size for all of our wig caps and can be used to order 99% of the wigs available in our store. We suggest you follow one of the two methods below before taking wig measurements to ensure the most exact size is calculated.

1. Preparing Your Hair For Measurements

Method 1 - Hair Preparation with Existing Hair: If you have existing hair, we recommend styling your current hair like it will be under the wig when the wig is worn. In order to achieve accurate measuring results, either braid your hair straight back into flat cornrows along the scalp, braid hair in a flat beehive, or wrap it back in a flat tight ponytail. Make sure to get the hair as flat and tight as possible before taking the measurements. This will eliminate bulges that distort head contours.

Method 2 - Hair Preparation with little to NO Hair: If you have hair that is less than 3" Inches in length or no hair at all, you can either take measurements when the hair is wet and flat along the scalp, apply a wig cap to flatten the hair, or simply take measurements directly to the scalp. Make sure to press firmly against the scalp and measure only where your hairline appears or wherever you desire the lace hairline to be constructed.

2. Determining Standard Size Measurements

To determine your standard size measurements all you need is to complete is Step #1, "The Circumference of the Head". You can then compare them to the average sizes below. Not everyone will meet these measurements - some may be under or over and that is perfectly normal. If you choose a any wig cap other than FULL LACE CAP WITH NO STRETCH the wig will fit you perfectly.

  1. Small: 20" to 21.5" circumference , (13.5-14"), 12", 12.5", 14.5" , 5"
  2. Medium: 22" to 22.5" circumference , 14", (12.5-13"), 13", 15.5", (5.5"-6")
  3. Large: 23" to 24.5" circumference , (15.5-16"), 13", 13.5", 16.5", (6.5-7")

3. Taking Custom Wig Measurements

Use a soft measure tape to measure steps 1-6 below, you can use the typical tape measure used for clothing. We take measurements in whole and half inches, so please round your measurements up not down. Example: 12 3/4 should be rounded up to 13 and 12 1/4 should be rounded up to 12 1/2.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that your measurements are ACCURATE. Take your measurements at least 2-3 times to be sure.

Step 1. The Circumference of the Head: Measure all around the head. Position tape measure so its edge follows the hair line around the head and nape of the neck. (Average measurement is 22.5" inches). Step 1
Step 2. From Forehead to Nape of Neck: Measure from hairline at center of forehead straight back over crown to center of hairline at nape of neck. (Average measurement is 14 inches). Step 2
Step 3. Ear to Ear across Front Hairline: At front of ear, measure from hairline at base of sideburn, up across the hair line along forehead to same point in front of other ear. (Average measurement is 12.5 inches). Step 3
Step 4. From Ear to Ear over the Top of Head: Measure from hairline directly above the ear across top of head to the hairline directly above the other ear. (Average measurement is 13" inches ). Step 4
Step 5. Point to Point: From temple to temple across the back of head. (Average measurement is 15.5 inches). Step 5
Step 6. Nape of Neck: Measure the width of hairline across the nape of the neck. (Average measurement is 5.5 inches). Step 6
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