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Taking accurate head measurements for your lace wigs


Proper Measuring

Whether you are purchasing a custom unit or purchasing an in-stock lace wig, you will want to make sure you have taken proper measurements of your head so that your lace wig will fit properly. In order to get accurate measurements, make sure your natural hair is prepared the same way you would have it right before applying the wig. Below is the six measurements you will need to take (reference pictures above):



1) Measure your head Circumference with a tape measure around your hairline. Circumference: This measures the distance around your head. Starting at the center of the front hairline, place the tape flat against your head, going just above the ear towards the back of the head, keeping the tape at the nape of your neck and go around to the opposite side of your head, just above the opposite ear and returning to the center of the front hairline.


2) Measure Front to Nape Front to Nape: This measures the length of your head from the front to the nape of your neck. To determine where the nape of your neck is, tilt your head back and look up. Where your neck bends and may even develop a skin fold, is where your nape is. You want the bottom of the wig to sit right above this area so that when you do tilt your head back that far, your wig will not shift on your head. This area is often right at the occipital bone, but be sure to take the measurement with your neck bent down so that you are looking at your shoes. Starting at the front hairline, measure directly across the middle top of your head to the area that you have determined is your nape.


3)Measure from Temple to Temple and Ear to Ear Across Forehead Temple to Temple across Front: This measures your temple to temple length for tape tab placement. Place tape at your temple, just in front of your ear, bring tape up towards the top of the head and go 1.5 inch behind the front hairline, down to the opposite temple in front of the opposite ear.


4) Measure from Ear to Ear Over Top of Head Ear to Ear Across Top of Head: This measures your head for the top of the wig base. Place tape against your head at the top edge of your ear and go directly across the top of your head to the top edge of the opposite ear.


5) Measure from Temple to Temple Around the Back of Head Temple to Temple Around the Back of the Head: Place tape against your head at the front edge of the hairline (sideburn area) in front of the ear, go around the head above the occipital bone to the opposite front edge of the hairline.


6) Measure the Nape of Your Neck Nape: The measures the width of your neck. Place tape at the lowest point on the bone behind your ear (mastoid bone) an measure across the neck to the opposite mastoid bone.

Standard Lace Wig Sizes

Most stock wigs are made with standardized measurements; Smal, Medium and Large.

The standard lace wig size chart below can serve as guide to where your head measurement fall. These may differ slightly from vendor to vendor. Keep in mind, your measurements do not need to be exact for the wig to fit. If your measurements are within .5 of an inch, typically the lace wig will fit just fine.

Standard Size Chart

Cap Size








Front to Nape




Ear to Ear Forehead




Ear to Ear Over Top




Temple to Temple




Nape of Neck