In a lace front wig, the front hairline is made of a nearly invisible mesh trim, generally 1/8 inch to 1.5 inch in width, to which the hairs are individually tied. Generally this lace trim will extend across the entire front hairline of the wig from ear to ear or temple to temple. The main benefit of a lace front wig is the fully convincing realism simulated by this hand constructed hairline.
The transparent mesh of a lace front hairline floats over the natural hairline, letting the skin show through. If the lace front is “welded” so that each thread crossing in the mesh is heat fused, it can be custom trimmed without unraveling or stretching the wig out of shape.
Each hair on a lace front wig is individually hand tied and can move freely in any direction, just like real hair. The hand tied hairs create the appearance of a completely natural hairline. It looks seamlessly realistic over any skin tone.
Some lace front wigs are designated as having “Swiss lace” or “French lace”. The difference between these two types will vary depending on the wig manufacturer, but Swiss lace is generally thinner and more delicate than French lace. Full lace wigs - 100% hand tied wigs that use a cap completely constructed of fine mesh - may designate the mesh cap material as being French lace.
Lace fronts can be found on wigs of any cap construction. Typically lace fronts are combined with cap features like monofilament crowns (mono tops) or monofilament parts. Lace fronts also can be found on open cap (capless) wigs, human hair and Remy human hair wigs and hand tied wigs. With any hair type or cap combination, lace front wigs are perfect for those who want to create off the face, swept back styles.
Lace front wigs are the secret behind many celebrity styles. Fashion trendsetters like Beyoncé, Tyra Banks, Nicole Kidman and Rihanna rely on lace front wigs for their ever gorgeous array of hairstyles in ever changing lengths and colours. Lace front wigs are perfect for celebrities and people who want to experiment with natural looking styles without damaging their natural hair.
Because lace front hairlines look so realistic, they are ideal for people who want to wear natural, pulled back hair styles with unlimited options for variation. People experiencing hair loss, especially along the front hairline, will enjoy the extra comfort and confidence provided by an undetectable lace front wig. Visit our SmartLace and SmartLace human hair collections.