how much is too much for a lace front wig

How Much Is Too Much For A Lace Front Wig?

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Is Your Lace Front Too Expensive?

Lace front wigs have become the next best thing when it comes to hair. Lace front wigs (Check out this tutorial on how to put on a lace front wig) have become so popular that hairstylists have spent time mastering the art of wig making. It’s essential to have the perfect lace front wig that doesn’t look terrible. However, the better the wig, the more expensive it can become.

It used not to be costly to get a lace front wig, but as hairstylists progressed their techniques, they also increased their rates. Also, it’s important to understand that because wigs have become popular, they are in high demand. The higher the demand, the more you can expect to pay.

However, it’s important to understand that just because it’s a lace front wig, doesn’t mean it’s worth all the money you’re being asked to pay. There are different things you should pay attention to before choosing what to spend.

Also, every hairstylist doesn’t create in the same way. This means that every wig you see won’t be the same depending on the hairstylist that you choose.

Let’s talk about the different reasons you should think about before breaking the bank for a lace front wig.

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You Said How Much?!

The one time that I wanted to get a lace front wig made and installed, I was told it would cost about $800. I remember laughing and wondering why it was so expensive to get a wig made. A part of the reason it was so expensive was that of the hairstylist I was asking to make my wig.

She was a famous stylist that people loved going to so she charged quite a bit. Also, this price included about three bundles of the hair without a closure. So, that would’ve been even more money for me to spend. I did not have it. I also didn’t just have $800 lying around to spend on hair.

I know that wigs are an investment, so I wasn’t shocked at the amount. I never want to knock what someone may be charging, especially if they consider it to be their craft. It is essential to pay people for their work, but it’s also important to have discernment.

If you’re going to drop that kind of money, you should know exactly what type of style you want, the kind of hair, as well as the color you prefer. All of these things go into making a great wig. Also, be mindful of the hairstylist you’re using. It should be someone you should trust.

Let’s get into the right reasons for paying for an expensive lace front wig.

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The Right Reasons

The right reasons for paying too much for an expensive lace front wig are slim. However, I’ve created the top three reasons you should spend a ridiculous amount of money for hair.

If you are in need of a consistent protective style, then this kind of investment may be for you. You should look for a lace front wig that you know will last for a while. Also, you should think about getting a lace front wig if there’s a particular color that you’ve always wanted to rock without manipulating your hair.

The important thing is that the wig fits all your needs before purchasing. Are there specific things about a wig that you know you can’t live without? Do you need the lace to be perfect?

If you’re willing to spend money, you should make sure you’re asking yourself these questions so that you can get everything you need.

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What About My HairStylist?

The hairstylist you choose is probably the most critical part of your wig choosing process. Why? Well, this is the person that’s going to be doing everything from getting your appropriate sizes to installing the wig.

As mentioned before, the hairstylist you choose should be someone that you trust to give you the best service without overcharging you.

On average, installation of any kind can cost anywhere from $150-$300. In most cases, you will have to pay more to receive the best service. The best service means a lace front wig that looks identical to your hair. You hairstylist will take care of you from start to finish, and they should be paid and tipped for doing so.

So, make sure you’re choosing someone you feel comfortable paying. Of course, be mindful of outrageous prices.

For me, anything over $350 is excessive and not worth the price.

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Think About The Kind Of Hair You Choose

The extensions that you choose will determine the total price that you pay for your lace front wig. The extensions, in my opinion, are the second most crucial part.

You don’t want to pay for an expensive installation method just for the hair to be subpar. Good hair can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be. Do your research before buying extensions for your lace front wig.

You don’t want to end up buying something you don’t like, or that won’t last long.

Check out some of our extensions here at Private Label Extensions.

Long Term Or Nothing

It’s important to think about your long-term goals when it comes to what you want your lace front wig to look like. Make sure you’re choosing a style and extensions that will last you for about a year or two.

An actual investment will be long term.

Lace front wigs shouldn’t need to be often changed, especially if they are taken care of properly.


Bottom Line

There’s no way to gauge exactly what a wig should cost because there are so many things that go into making a great lace front wig. Make sure you do the proper research when it comes to stylists and hair extensions.

Don’t be afraid to decline to pay for something that you don’t think will be beneficial to you in the long run. Pay particular attention to the reasons why you prefer a lace front wig over other styles.

Be prepared to invest but be mindful of what you’ll be getting out of your investment. For me, my cap is about $800 for a lace front wig. Figure out what your cap is and be adamant about getting everything that you feel comfortable paying for.

Your lace front wig should be popping and long lasting before purchasing!

About Simi Muhumuza

Simi is an undergraduate student at GSU. She is studying psychology, and is an avid black mental health advocate. She is also a poet, and is working on a book that will be released next year. She DJ’s on her spare time, and can be reached on all social outlets as @simimoonlight.

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9 thoughts on “How Much Is Too Much For A Lace Front Wig?

  1. Malika Brown says:

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    Simi, I totally agree with you. Even being a stylist that has specialized in wigs for women dealing with hair loss for way longer than the trend I agree that pricing has got out of control. Getting a custom wig unit made or (cranial prosthesis) should be more than just a transaction IT SHOULD BE AN EXPERIENCE!

    I educate my clients during the whole process and tailor my professional recommendations based on their “wig goals” to protect the integrity of the natural hair/scalp and extend the life of the wig. I even offer their first wig maintenance for FREE. They respect it and trust me as the professional because I strive to give them the best experience possible.

    1. Kelly foster says:

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      Hi, I’m a 38-year-old woman who used have great hair now I have nothing left due to pulling it out down to stress and anxiety most of my life. The last 6 7 years it has gotten worse! I’ve lost my confidence through it. I’m in need to have hair again!

  2. Khaylin Williams says:

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    I agree with both of you ladies the prices of wigs has become ridiculous. Yes purchasing a wig it is an investment but with my honest opinion even with me being a hairstylist I feel like that you shouldn’t have to break the bank to look great. I have also worked in a few beauty supply stores over the last 10 years and have been a wig specialist in all the stores that I have worked in so I have seen the prices of wigs fluctuate for many years now. And most ppl get wigs for convenience. A lot of people that don’t know anything about hair or weave or wigs feel like spending a lot of money means that you’re getting great products which are far from the truth. I have had ladies coming to the store with me and tell me that a beautician was going to charge them about $1,000 for a custom-made wig. And not trying to take away from anyone’s Art nor money. I will have the customers evaluate was it an investment that they truly wanted to make. I would show customers that they can buy multiple wigs and be a new girl every day of the week for the price that they’ll pay for just one custom-made wig. I have also seen a lot of people disappointed about the wigs that they have purchased from stylist because of the hair quality some people will try to rip off consumers they don’t have a clue about what they’re buying. Which I feel like in this industry that not fair to bamboozle people because our hair is the first thing that is seen and you should look and feel confident in your hair.

  3. V-Chanti Carson says:

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    I feel what’s in high demand will be of higher price. Regardless of what you think should be paid. People are buying it at the price they are, so no matter who thinks it’s too much; they are selling well at the price it is placed. It’s called supply and demand.

  4. Stephanie Fleming says:

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    Some of the wig prices are outrageous but it is business. 250 is a good average to pay to me plus premium hair with it. If the person is really good at it. She is in demand so she can charge a lot more.

  5. Khloe' Clay says:

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    Wigs, Wigs, Wigs! Depending on where you are actually purchasing your wigs from is the determining factor on what you will be paying! DO NOT I repeat DO NOT purchase from someone because you follow them on Instagram and you seen the hair they installed on such and such! Been there done that! IG will leave you broke and upset and the seller will block you for telling the truth. I only purchase wigs and hair from sellers that I trust. If I can’t call you about my order after I’ve purchased and we have a civilized conversation about my concerns you are not the person I should be shopping with. Anyways Wigs are a major investment whether they are closure wigs, frontal wigs or even u-parts. Do your research and purchase with companies and individuals you trust. If they are not wearing their own product that says a lot about their product. I think some wig prices are outrageous and some are just on point you get what you pay for. I like quality and i like to invest and its a strong possibility that if Anthonycuts says his Teyanna wig costs $700.00 I’m going to buy it because I’ve seen his work and i know its quality that I’m purchasing. And I know once I receive that wig and get it installed its going to be flyyyyyyy. Also don’t debate on prices, if someone tells you how much an item cost either buy it or don’t you have that right. Everyone’s prices will not be the same, pay for what you can afford. I honestly believe the hair industry is so huge and its so easy to be swallowed up by social media and the images that are portrayed. At the end of the day do your research and support real stylists and you won’t be displeased with your purchases.

  6. Erika Davies says:

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    This article has some great points. What I’ve learned in this industry is that there is ALWAYS someone that is doing it cheaper. Of course, cheaper isn’t always better but that’s where the research comes in. If you want to find a cheaper product you definitely have to have the patience to search for it. What has helped me is never wait until the last minute. With that comes desperation, and In some cases, you might fall into the wrong hands. I think the most that I’ve paid for a wig is $150. The hair is the bomb and I’ve colored and recolored it. It took me a few weeks to find it but when I did, of course, it was worth it.

  7. Sandy Austin says:

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    How do you even go about finding someone to make wig etc? I live in Virginia Beach. There are wig stores around, should I start there? I am starting to lose my hair up front hairline due to immunosuppressant that I will be on for the rest of my life. Just went through a double lung transplant. I also hate the color, want to go back to blond, but also want to get a blond wig for going out in on special occasions and maybe every day. I am 56 and just want to give myself a makeover. Hairspray hardly works, needless to say, I wear a mask when spraying etc. Trying to educate myself about wigs.

    1. Private Label Extensions says:

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      There are plenty of places you may start with, we sell wholesale wigs at affordable prices! Have you checked out our collection? If you would like to add a pop of color, we also have that as an option as well. If you do not see something you like on our site, try Wig Market. It is a great place to shop, as you can pick and choose who you would like to create your wig for you.

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