Lace Frontals & Closures: All You Need To Know (Beginners Guide)

Looking for your next look? Or maybe you are a beginner, just starting out, and not knowing what to expect from the world of Wigs?

Wearing a wig for the first time can be a scary experience and fill even the most confident person with dread. Our beginners guide answers some of the most common questions, we get asked on a daily basis about the difference between Frontals and Closure Wigs. 

A frontal goes from ear to ear, so the whole front is covered. 13x4 Lace Frontal is the standard size. They are bonded in place or worn glueless, in order to enhance the versatility of styling. It covers the entire hairline allowing you to achieve style seamlessly. Wearing a lace frontal can allow you to achieve a styling option that a closure doesn’t; frontals allow you to wear pulled back hairstyles. Frontals give you a natural hairline, and allow more versatility so you have the freedom to style your hair as desire

A lace closure typically comes in 4 X 4 inches in size and larger, and are placed in the exact area – the middle of your hair.  A lace closure is different from a frontal because it does not cover your head from temple to temple.  Instead, closures are installed in the “horseshoe” area of the head to close of the style, hence the name closure. Usually, the lace closure doesn't offer versatility when it comes to styling your wigs or extensions. You are only limited to 3 styles, which are the three-part, free part, or middle part options. Your hair can't be pulled back into a ponytail using a lace closure,



  1. Size

Size is the most obvious difference, closures tend to sit in the middle of the head or on the side for a side part look.

A lace frontal instead will go from ear-to-ear. Thanks to its wide coverage, you can part your hair anywhere, while allowing more flexibility in styling.

  1. Style
    You can use the lace frontal for more options. In fact, you can style a lace frontal in pulled hairdo, while the closure can’t. With the closure, you can comb your hair back without the worry of the hairline.
  2. Price

Closure wig vs frontal, what is cheaper? Lace Frontal is more expensive than Lace Closure because it is considered as a halfway done wig. While closures are more realistic and easier to maintain.



When it comes to it, both options are great. Both provide a flawless illusion of the hair growing from your scalp. So decision boils down to the preference of versatility.

A Lace Frontal will always give you more options for styling.

A Lace Closure will save you on costs and help maintain the same style.

The most obvious difference between lace frontals and lace closures are the size.