By Julia

When you hear the word “lace,” you probably think of a delicate fabric made from yarn or thread that has a web-like appearance or intricate pattern. You might also think of a fine dress, stockings or even curtains. But you’ve probably never thought about wigs. But if you’re looking for wigs with a more realistic look, that’s where lace comes in.

In the world of wigs, lace refers to a thin, sheer mesh that the hair is tied to in individual strands. So when you see the term “lace front,” it means that a piece of pure lace mesh is on the front of the wig lid. The lace is usually positioned at the front of the wig, at the forehead as well as all around the face. Its role is to blend with the skin and create a natural-looking hairline.

With lace front wigs, the hair can be combed away from the face because the hairline is almost invisible and the scalp can be seen through the mesh. You can also pull the hair of the wig back or put it behind the ears without seeing the cap of the wig. This gives the wig versatility and a realistic look.

A lace front wig can also be constructed with other elements like a monofilament top, a hand-tied cap, open wefts or a classic machine-made cap. Because lace front wigs offer such a natural looking hairline, many wig wearers go for monofilament or hand-tied caps for a more realistic look and versatility. These types of caps also allow the hair to be parted in multiple directions.

Lace front wigs allow you to play with various hairstyles. The hair can be gently combed or braided. You can even trim the lace in the front if you find it to be too long. If you decide to do this, be extremely careful or you could ruin your wig completely. If you’re not sure how to do this, take your wig to a stylist who specializes in wigs and have them trim it for you.

So now you know what a lace front wig is. If you haven’t tried one before, you now have a few solid reasons to check one out in the future.

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By CysterWigs Contributor

Part of finding the best wig for you is identifying your face shape. That will help when it comes to figuring out which styles will flatter your face. Another factor in finding good wigs is figuring out what size cap will fit best and be comfortable for you.

Now, we have an awesome Customer Care Help Desk team that can help you narrow things down when you’re trying to find the right wig. But if you’re curious and don’t want to guess about sizing, you can actually measure your head at home. By taking good, accurate measurements you can help ensure your that your new wig fits well.

Here are ten quick steps for measuring your head. Now, take a comfortable seat in front of the mirror and let’s get started.

⦁ Grab a flexible tape measure, pen and sheet of paper.
⦁ Start measuring by holding the end of the measuring tape at the front of your hairline and wrapping it completely around your head.
⦁ The number you get will be the circumference of your head. Be sure to write that number down!
⦁ Now, reposition the tape measure at front of hairline and measure 7” back.
⦁ Guide the measuring tape across head from the bottom of one ear lobe to bottom of the opposite ear lobe.
⦁ Ensure the measuring tape crosses where that 7” mark is.
⦁ Make note of this number (ear to ear).
⦁ Reposition measuring tape at front of hairline.
⦁ Measure straight back to the nape of the neck.
⦁ Make note of this number (front to back).

If you’re a little dizzy from all of that, here’s a simple chart that can also be found in our Knowledge Base in the Sizing and Fit Questions section.

If none of your measurements exactly match any particular size – and most won’t – choose the size that corresponds to your largest number. Once you’ve determined the best wig size, jot that size down and use it to select the right size wig. The goal is to find a wig size that perfectly fits your head – not too snug, not too loose – and wears easily and comfortably.

Don’t be afraid to email us if you need help calculating your wig size. We’ll help the numbers make sense and offer additional advice on choosing the best style wig for your face shape, and personal style. Once you’ve selected a wig you love, keep coming back for more wig options, care instructions, and feel good tips.

And here’s Heather’s tutorial on measuring yourself before you buy!

I (Heather) tried them on! 🙂

These distinctions have more to do with aesthetics than the measurements (see below).

Ultra-Short =

never needs to be combed, the shortest wigs on the market, top usually cannot be tucked behind the ears, extremely short nape (< 3”)

Short =

may occasionally need to be combed, top can be tucked behind the ears, short nape (no measurement cutoff here)

Mid-Length =

Falls anywhere on most people from right below the jaw to up to 2” below the shoulders

Long =

Wig falls below the shoulders (so, longer than mid-length, though some in this category could be considered longer mid-length) to around the mid-back on most women

Ultra-Long =

FRONT of the wig (which is usually shorter due to layering) is very long and extends past the breasts of most women, BACK of wig extends beyond the waist on most women

This is an excerpt from our CysterWigs Knowledge Base. Check it out on our private site to see over 500 articles all about our store, wigs, and how to wear the hair!

By Eseandre

Fall is here! For some of us, that means festivals, family gatherings, all-pumpkin everything and cozy clothes weather. For the fashion-conscious, fall is a time to turn over a new leaf when it comes to personal style. Whether you live for the trends or you’re looking to amp up your look, fall is the perfect time to experiment and tweak your style.

Want to know the hottest clothing and accessory trends this fall? Then this article is for you. Here are a few things to keep on your style radar this season.

Fall In Love With Hats

If you’ve never thought about hats, consider a fedora. They’re great for fall and can pair well with your favorite coat, blazer or oversized sweater. When it comes to hats, it’s important to consider the shape of your face to know whether it suits you. But don’t be afraid to give this fashionable look a try. Fedoras come in a range of fabrics, from wool to straw. They also have wider brims if you want to go for more drama. So play around with fedoras or hats in general. You’d be surprised by how well one might look with your hair.

Go for Jackets

Whether it’s a leather jacket, a bomber jacket, a band jacket or a military jacket, jackets are always necessary for fall. They never go out of style and they give the warmth that is needed as the weather gets chilly. Jackets always come in stylish patterns that can work for most of your fall outings. They can also give you that fierce look while looking sleek.

If you have an old jacket that you can still wear, don’t be afraid to break it out. Retro looks always seem to be in. This year, you’ll see nods to the 80s and 90s, so go ahead and rock that cool denim jacket you had back in the day or that plaid jacket that you bought on a whim and never wore.

Jumpsuits and Maxi Dresses

Thanksgiving is the time when you get to catch up with family members that you haven’t seen in a while. Instead of going with that turkey sweatshirt or cornucopia sweater for your gatherings, why not try a look to really be thankful for. Try a sophisticated jumpsuit or a voluminous maxi dress. Jumpsuits are still in vogue and not leaving the fashion scene anytime soon. Maxi dresses are super appropriate for the fall season. You can wear either with a blazer, cardigan or a cute moto jacket, and either would look great with a stylish, short hair style or long flowing layers.

Give Yourself the Boot

Boots are always a must for fall. With all the options out there today, it’s possible to keep your feet warm and dry in stylish and comfortable ways. As mentioned before, retro looks are back. Only this time around, you can add some more funkiness to them. Animal prints are going to be big, so your boots don’t have to be boring. Get daring with zebra print boots or turn heads with pair of cheetah print thigh boots. Not your thing? No problem. Hiking boots, cowboy boots and even those 80s throwback looks are all in the fashion forecast for this year.

Statement Glasses

Put on your rose-colored glasses for real, because it’s all about colored lenses and statement glasses this fall. These lenses are trendy and can be worn by anyone. So if you bought some cool and totally outrageous sunglasses or frames, congrats! You’re on trend. And again, retro looks will work as well.

Purse First

Purses are definitely aren’t going anywhere and just like everything else, those styles from the 80s and 90s are in. That means chain straps, animal prints, neon brights, faux fur and even chainmail are good to go. Logo prints are back in, so break out those vintage designer purses if you have them. And if you’re over big, bulky purses, check out a necklace purse which is like a wallet or coin purse that you can wear around your neck.

Fall is filled with endless fashion possibilities. It’s a season filled with new style challenges for daring fashionistas on any budget. So explore the trends and don’t hold back. And you don’t have to give your credit card a workout to pull these looks off. Get creative with items in your wardrobe or check out your local thrift stores and consignment shops.

Also, you don’t have to take on a trend head on. For example, you want to try animal prints? Don’t go out and buy a zebra print jumpsuit. Maybe try a wristlet, scarf, tank or pair of flats with your outfit to incorporate the trend.

Fashion is about expression, creativity and comfort. If you’re comfortable and you love how you look in the mirror, you’re golden!

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