How to Measure for a Wig & Topper

Have you ever been in a clothing store in the dressing room with 5 different

pairs of jeans to try on? Have you gotten to pair #4 and still had no luck?

We all know how traumatic hair loss can be, so making the fitting for wigs and systems successful from the beginning is essential. Avoid the unnecessary frustration by learning how to properly measure a head.

Before You Begin

If you do not have complete hair loss and plan to wear your wig over your own biological hair, wrap your hair before measuring.

Start by measuring your circumference:

1. Using a fabric measuring tape, hold measuring tape at the front hairline

2. Follow hairline circumference to base of hairline at nape

3. Continue around head, backing up to the front starting point

Next, find your ear to ear measurement:

1. Establish “top of head point” by measuring 7” back from front hairline

2. Hold measuring tape at hairline at top of ear

3. Measuring across the top of head point, continue to hairline at top of opposite ear

Lastly, find your front to back measurement:

1. Hold measuring tape at front hairline.

2. Follow a straight line down center of head, ending at hairline at the nape.


Now take these 3 measurements and compare them to this chart:


If you are looking for your first hair topper, we highly recommend going to one of our retailers for an in-person consultation. A consultation gives you the invaluable opportunity to meet with an alternative hair expert who will answer all your questions and help you find the right hair topper for your level of hair loss and lifestyle. They can also assist with color matching to your biological hair, which can be tricky to do on your own! 

However, if you prefer to select a topper yourself at home, we've created 3 easy steps to help you find the perfect one for you. We also have a free resource for you, available to download at the end of this blog! Let's get started!



Find the area of hair loss or the amount of coverage needed. There must be a sufficient amount of hair to attach the clips to, which is why measuring is so important.