Basic Install- $50
Touch ups: Are No Longer Available
Custom Install: $100 (currently unavailable to book)
Add $50 to the prices you see on our website if you plan on letting The Boss Hair install it with the exception of the Lace Front Collections.
Basic Install Process takes 1 hour $50:
- Thoroughly clean edges with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
- Make sure the lace wig fits properly
- Apply lace wig cap to flatten the hair if needed
- Cut the lace and seal the knots if needed
- Apply lace wig adhesive and/or tape all the way around the perimeter
- Install the lace wig making sure the lace wig is secure
- All lace wigs are pulled up in a high ponytail for the client to make sure the front and back is secure.
- Baby hair in the front is usually left natural or with wave designs.
Custom Install Process (includes basic install plus services below) takes 2 hours $100:
- Mold & Blend wig cap
- Bleach the knots
- Seal the knots
- Tint the lace if needed
- Braid hair before install $25
- Bleach & Seal Knots $20
- Tint Lace $25
- Pluck Hairline $40
- Mold & Blend the Wig Cap $40
Changes made due to COVID-19
Install Policy as of May 11, 2020
The booking schedule consist of fewer clients per day.
- A non-refundable deposit will be required upon booking effective July 1st
- Rescheduling from your email 24 hours in advance is allowed
- We will no longer do touch-ups
- The service offered is a "Basic Install" or a "Lace Wig Install"
- The "Touch-Up" option is no longer available
- Your lace wig MUST be clean (hair and lace, oil free, sweat free!!! OR a new, never worn lace wig)
- Basic Installs cost $50 (one price for everyone)
- We will have VIP spots for those who don't like booking in advance or who need an emergency appointment.
- No kids or guest allowed to come in during your appointment
Shampoo & Condition Lace Wig Service
Lace Wigs are available to purchase if you don’t need me to install it. We have store pick-up option available or we can ship it to you.
Must drop it off, 7 day turn around $60-$80 due at the time of drop off (no same day service)
Installs typically lasts 1-3 weeks depending on your body chemistry and if the lace wig is new or previously worn. New lace wig installs normally will stay attached longer. Previously worn lace wigs might not stay attached as long due to oils and sweat on the lace. Oil build up is really hard to remove from the hair and lace even after cleaning and washing the lace wig several times.
After Your Lace Wig Install
After receiving your install thoroughly check the front and back to make sure the attachment is secure before leaving. Apply your Mesh Wrap for 30 mins after your install.
Do not get your lace hairline wet for 2-3 days and make sure you keep the edges tied down as much as possible for the first 2 days. Sleep with the mesh velcro wrap every night but especially the first 2 nights. If you start sweating remove the wrap immediately because sweat will cause lace wig to slide very fast during the first 2-3 days after the install. If you do not wait the allotted time, you will cause the lace wig to slide.
It's also important to keep extra adhesives on hand in case of emergencies and for minor touch ups just in case your lace wig lift in a spot or two because The Boss Hair will not always be available every time a small spot lifts. Keep in mind that wearing a lace wig is a temporary style, it is not permanent. The adhesive that holds the lace wig in place is placed over pores/skin of your outer hairline. Those pores contain sweat glands. Sweat or moisture will break down the adhesive. Some people sweat more than others so take this into consideration before getting a lace wig for vacation or in extremely hot climates.
The Boss Hair uses two different types of install methods, one is the Basic Install and the other is the Custom Install. The Basic Install takes about 45 mins because the lace wig is applied as is. The Basic Install looks really good so don't let the word "Basic" make you feel like it's not going to look good. A lot has changed since we opened in Sept 2008 that makes the installs look more natural and in order to get the natural look, there's a few add-ons that must be done before installing the lace wig and that's what we call The Custom Install.
The Custom Install actually looks as though the hair is growing out of your scalp around the edges and when parted. Both Installs look good but it's really your preference on which install you choose. If you're the type who doesn't like to style your hair then the basic install will be perfect for you.
Installs with Tape vs Installs With Glue Only
We also offer installs with tape or installs without tape. Of course the installs with tape last longer normally 2 weeks or longer. Some clients installs last up to 2 months. I don't recommend leaving it on for 1 month -2 months if you care anything about your edges because the tape is so strong it won't come off on it's on. The tape will slowly slide back and because the hold is so tight it could possibly slide back taking the hair around your edges with it.
It's best to remove the wig every 3 weeks and get it reinstalled, after all your edges are more important...right? The installs without the tape are better on edges because after 5-14 days the glue will start to loosen and release the lace wig without pulling your hair around the edges.
Typically the installs without tape last 7 - 14 days but not longer then 14 days. Some clients are not fortunate enough to make it 7 days. I can't give you a definite time on this install because everybody's chemicals are different, some people sweat more then others and or has oily skin.
If you decide to get the install without the tape then I recommend that you book your next appointment 10 days from the date of your install because once the wig starts to slide it will slide all the way back without much warning. Do not wait 14 days because it might not hold. Save yourself some embarrassment and schedule ahead.
If your life is busy and your funds are low, get the install with the tape.
MzGwen onwer of The Boss Hair, owner operated.