How to Cut a Lace Front Wig
By Stephan Serrano 2020-4-21

The process of cutting the lace on a front lace wig is one that is necessary. It involves removing the excess lace on the wig and when done incorrectly, the process can make the wig look unnatural. The lace that you are cutting is the excess lace that is often on your forehead once you install the wig.

In this article, we are going to be looking at how to properly cut a lace front wig. In our process, we will take extra care to make sure that the wig looks as natural as possible after cutting.

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Preparation on How to Cut a Lace Front Wig

  • A sharp pair of scissors
  • Tweezers
  • A wig stand (optional for keeping the wig stable when cutting)
  • A wig clip

It is also important to note that this process can take some time and it is a very involving process. Therefore, if you want to get it right, you will need an extra dose of patience. We can promise you however that your wig will look great when you learn how to properly cut a lace front wig.

How to Cut a Lace Wig for Beginners

Like we've already seen, you can choose if you want to cut the lace after installation or before installation. We are going to look at both processes so you can choose the one you would like to use.

1. How to Cut a Lace Front Wig after Installing the Wig

Most people actually like to cut the lace front wig after installation. This method has one advantage; your natural hairline has already been shaped and you don’t have to worry about that. Follow these simple steps to cut the wig after installation.

Step 1: Begin by ensuring that your natural hair under the wig is as flat as possible. Making sure that the hair is as flat as possible will reduce the chances of making a mistake when cutting.

Step 2: Put on the wig and make sure it matches your natural hairline.

Step 3: Adjust the wig to make sure that it fits your head completely. Once the wig is in its perfect place, use the hair clips to pull all hair back.

Step 4: Begin cutting the lace at the center of the wig and work your way to one side of you head. When cutting, it is important uses your hairline as a guide and cut as close to the hairline as you can without cutting off the wig.

If you are worried about cutting your wig, cut small pieces at a time until you have cut off all the lace on the device.

Step 5: Repeat this cutting process again from the center to the other end of your head.

Step 6: Once you are done cutting the lace, secure the lace front on your head and finish the installation process.

2. How to Cut a Lace Wig Before Applying the Wig

On the other hand, some people choose to cut the wig before installing the wig on their heads. Follow these simple steps to cut the excess lace on the wig before installing the wig;

Step 1: Begin by ensuring you are getting the right measurement of our hairline. The best way to do this is to put the wig on your head and adjust it to fit your head perfectly. Most wigs come with adjustable elastic band at the back, use them to get the perfect fit.

Step 2: Ensure that the hairline of the lace front wig is flush with your own natural wig. This is the most important step.

Step 3: Begin by cutting off the extra lace around the corner near your ears.

Step 4: Now it is time to measure the wig to make sure you are cutting correctly. Begin from the left side of the lace and use a pen to mark at least 1/8 inches or ¼ inches on the front of the lace.

Step 5: Repeat the steps above until the whole lace is covered and then connect the dots to the front of the lace.

Step 6: Now take off the wig and place it on a wig stand, secure it and remove the loose strands from the lace wig.

Step 7: Use the scissors to cut the lace along the line that you have marked. It is important to make sure you cut along the line without leaving any marks on the lace.

Once all the excess lace has been cut, you can then continue to install the wig when you are ready.

Tips on how to Cut a Lace Front Wig

The following are just some of the tips to keep in mind when cutting the lace wig;

1. To make sure that the wig will look as natural as possible, it is important to make sure your natural hair doesn’t show when cutting.

2. You should also consider matching the lace to your skin tone. This will ensure that the wig will remain undetectable and the baby hair on the will look like they are your natural baby hair.

Finally, it is very important that you be very careful with the wig. Lace wigs are very easily damaged. The wig is potentially vulnerable during the cutting process. So be careful with the wig and especially with the lace to prevent damage.