Lace Front Queue Wigs
A lace front wig has a fine, transparent mesh foundation that hugs the wearer’s forehead and covers their own hairline. The mesh (lace) disappears against the skin and gives the illusion that the wig is the wearer’s own hair. Choose this option if you want your wig to look like you’ve simply dressed your own hair in a period hairstyle.
Hard Front Queue Wigs
A hard front wig has a firm, defined hairline that is consistent with the overt wigs worn by men in the 18th century. This wig does not have a mesh (lace) front edge so there will be nothing on your forehead. Choose this option if you want your wig to like it is a wig, not your own hair. When worn, this wig will looks authentic to the 18th century but the foundation is made from contemporary materials and the interior would not look historically correct.
This option is perfect for someone who wants a wig that looks authentic to the era when worn but who does not need or want a wig that is historically constructed.
Historical Construction Option
This option is not suitable if you want your wig to have a lace front and natural, realistic appearance.
If you wish to have an 18th century wig made that is constructed from scratch using methods and materials consistent with those used by wig makers in the 18th century, choose this option. Every part of the wig is meticulously built from scratch, from the hand netted foundation to the hand woven strips of hair. Historical construction is ideal for someone who wants their wig to be as historically correct as possible, especially if the interior of the wig will be seen or displayed.
Read more about our work researching and recreating 18th century wig making here.