Lace Tint for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Lace Tint for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Picture this: You just got your first wig and are excited to get it on. After self-styling, something seems very off about your wig, especially around the hairline. You are trying to figure out what to do.

“Should the lace look that visible, or is there something you can do to hide it?” All of these thoughts race through your mind as you grab your phone and carry out a quick Google search.

Lace tint is the answer. However, you’ve never used one, so where do you start? Thankfully, our article is dedicated to you, dear beginner.

All you need is your lace tint and your DIY gloves, and let’s take you on a journey through the world of lace tinting and everything you need to know.

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Lace Tinting For Newbies 101: What is a Lace Tint?

Now that you’ve taken the first step, ready to dive into the world of lace tinting and lace front wigs, let’s start immediately!

A lace tint is a beauty product used to change the color of lace on wigs, but not just that. It can also be used on hair extensions and even your wig cap!

Just like you’ve got a wide range of products to get the perfect face beat, you can think of lace tint as makeup for your wig.

Now that you know what lace tint is, we move on to the purpose of lace tints. Unlike makeup products with specific and sometimes complicated purposes, lace tinting is simple yet very important. You want your wig lace to match your scalp and skin tone.

There you have it! That exactly is the reason behind the production of this powerful beauty product.

How does it work? You may ask. First, you need to choose a lace tint, then prep your wig by cleaning the lace before finally applying the lace tint

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Comparing Different Types of Lace Tints

Now you have a general idea of what a lace tint is and how it works. The next dilemma is knowing the different types of lace tints and what differentiates one from the other. Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered.

There are three major types of lace tints, and these are:


As the name indicates, this lace tint spray is sprayed onto the wig lace. This is the easiest and most common type of lace tint on the market.

Unique selling point:

  • Easy to use
  • Quick
  • Dries easily
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Affordable
  • Easily available for purchase


  • Temporary I may need to reapply often


Again, this type of lace tint, as the name implies, comes in powdered form, just like you have your makeup powder.

Like sprays, they are also straightforward and rank high on the list of lace tints to use among wig owners.

Unique selling point

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Ideal for touch-ups


  • Temporary
  • Require accurate blending
  • Doesn’t get the job done properly
  • Frequent reapplication


Liquid lace tints are in the big leagues.

Because of the precision it requires, only professional hairstylists use this type of lace tint.

Unique selling point

  • Long-lasting
  • Deeper pigmentation
  • Flawless finish


  • Not beginner-friendly Costly 
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Beginner’s Guide To Choosing The Right Shade of Lace Tint

Alright, moving on; the next thing to know about using lace tints for wigs is getting the perfect shade.

This is the only way to get the most realistic and natural look with your wig in a way that leaves people second-guessing if it is your real hair. How do you get the perfect lace tint shade?

By simply understanding your skin tone. You need to know if you are light, dark, or brown-skinned. It is also essential to understand your undertones, as there are three skin undertones.

These are:

  • Cool undertone
  • Warm undertone
  • Neutral undertone

There are several ways to determine your undertone, but the three most common are jewelry, vein, and sunlight tests.

What if you already know this? Then, you can simply choose a lace tint after carrying out a patch test (testing the tint on a patch of lace or skin) under natural lighting. 

Why Use Lace Tint?

So you’ve got the basics of lace tinting down, but you’re still not sold on why to use lace tint.

Not to worry, here are three significant reasons to use lace tints and take your wig game from zero to a hundred: 

Blends with skin tone

The primary job of a lace tint is to make your wig appear as the strands grow from your scalp.

When you use a high-quality lace tint like the Private Label Lace Tint Spray, you can be assured your lace will melt seamlessly with your skin and give the most natural look possible.

Thankfully, it comes in different shades, so you get smooth, natural-looking hair!

Enhance the appearance of the wig.

When you use a lace tint, your wig automatically gets a ‘facelift.’ It looks more professional and polished.

With a well-tinted, your wig looks perfect all day, every day! Whether it’s selfie time or you are stepping into harsh lighting, your wig looks camera-ready with no visible lace peeking out.


Another reason why lace tints are highly sought after is their longevity. Using a high-quality lace tint for your wig can withstand several washes and wear without fading.

This reduces the number of times you need to reapply and saves you a lot of cash in the long run.

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Application Techniques For Lace Tint

Are you curious to get started on your lace tint? Here are different application techniques depending on what type of lace tint you decide to use:

Detailed instructions for spray

  • Shake the bottle for the full effect of the product
  • Spray the desired amount of your wig lace while holding it at a distance
  • Blend the tint till all areas are evenly covered
  • You can now go ahead to air-dry or blow-dry at a warm temperature
  • You can keep layering on the tint till you get the desired tone

Detailed instructions for powder

  • Dip a makeup brush into the powder lace tint and tap off excesses
  • Continuously press and lift the brush onto your lace, focusing on the areas that meet your skin
  • Blend in your tint in a circular motion to get the perfect finish
  • Get a setting spray and give your lace a light mist so the powder stays in place
  • Finally, let your wig dry for a minute or two, and you will be ready to sashay out looking fabulous!

Detailed instructions for liquid

  • Mix your lace tint into a bowl 
  • Get hold of a brush, beauty blender or sponge 
  • Apply the tint in layers over your wig lace
  • Once again, blend, blend, blend till you get your exact shade
  • Air-dry or blow-dry your wig until it is ready to wear without leaving stains
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The Best Lace Tint We Recommend For Beginners and Why

There is a dizzying array of lace tint brands in the market, with many promising the best but under-delivering. It would surely hurt if you splurge on a lace tint that does not properly hide your lace. 

As a beginner dabbling in the world of lace tints, we 100% recommend the Private Label Lace Tint Spray and Lace Tint Mousse.

It is beginner-friendly and the perfect product to launch your newly acquired lace tinting skills!

The Private Label Lace Tint Spray is highly pigmented; whether spraying as much or as little, you get the necessary coverage.

Available in Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, and Light Warm Brown, there are different shades to match your skin tone. Are you eager to give your lace installation a natural finish? The Private Label Lace Tint Spray is the magic potion you need.

Our clients absolutely love our Lace Tint Spray. If you need further convincing, here you go:

“Tints lace to my exact (medium brown) skin color.” “I love It. The shades are perfect. You can even mix two to get the perfect shade to match a client’s skin tone. It dries very fast. I purchased Light warm brown, light brown, and medium brown.”

The Private Label team loves reading the reviews and seeing the photos of our customers. You can join the list of people blown away by our lace tint by copping one right away!

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You are No Longer a Beginner!

Using a lace tint is the perfect finishing touch for your wig. As you’ve learned in this article, lace tint benefits are uncountable.

So why not try it?

Trust us when we say you will never look back! If you’re unsure where to begin, get the Private Label Lace Tint Spray today and be assured that your tint will always be on point, your lace flawless, and your wig turning heads!

Remember to visit a Private Label hair store for additional advice.

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This article is a game-changer for beginners like me! The detailed breakdown of lace tints and application techniques is super helpful. Excited to try the Private Label Lace Tint Spray for a flawless finish. Thanks for the great tips!


This article is super informative! As a beginner, I’m wondering, how do you determine the right shade of lace tint if you have a combination of undertones?


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