Let's think twice before cutting the lace front, but it can be done!
The length of a lace front should be about 1/4" in depth. If you're feeling like it is coming down to low you certainly can trim the edge with a pair of very sharp scissors to prevent fraying on the edge.
But first I would try playing with the placement of the wig a little further back on your head. This will create more open space on your forehead. I usually tilt my wigs by taking a hold of the ear tabs and positioning one slightly higher than the other - it just makes the hairline look more natural on me. Also, just be careful not to poke the lace front with a pointy object - like a comb - or that will damage the weave of the lace front and create a place it might unravel.
I found a thread in our client forum that might be of interest for you to read.
Kerry Cherep (General Manager)December 20, 2017
Hi Laura! The lace fronts on the wigs we sell in the store are all pre-trimmed, with the exception of a few Jon Renau human hair pieces. So no trimming is necessary. I know manufacturers will have different allowances for how much lace is left in front, and I actually prefer when there is a bit more room before the hair starts - the lace seems to lie flatter. But I have never had to trim any lace fronts for length. The only time I have trimmed is when a portion starts to fray - I trim parallel to the hairline just behind the fray and that takes care of it. I hope this helps!
- January 09, 2018 16:05
I have the same question. I believe my Chelsea by Envy came with the lace pre-trimmed, however, the line where it ends is rather visible on me and wig-wearers have recommended I trim it. What does Cysterwigs recommend? Thanks.
Kerry Cherep (General Manager)January 09, 2018
You can trim it, just be careful to keep the cut parallel to the hairline and even - any jagged edges are more likely to catch and snag. Personally, I glue the lace fronts down if they don't lie flat on my forehead and they are much less apparent. I've never had to trim one.
Have you tried adjusting the fit to see if that helps? Depending on how it fits, it can help to just glue it down with no wig grip or to wear a wig grip but further back so it isn't lifting the lace up and off your head.
Tina Nowicki (Solutions Specialist)January 19, 2018
This is a great question! I have trimmed my lace fronts and have quickly learned....this is not needed with most of the wigs that are sold on CysterWigs.com. The Lace fronts are all pre-trimmed. I had to learn this the hard way because I watched a lot of YouTube videos and the majority of them said to trim the lace front. I have cut the lace fronts on my wigs too short and now they are only wearable with a hat or headband. What works for me, make sure you practice on an old wig first, is you can cut little tiny baby hairs at the front of the lace fronts, take these little tiny baby hairs and use some of Jon Renau's Contour Creme and kind of "paste" them down a little into the lace front if you want that more blended natural look. There are lots of YouTube videos that show you how to do this. I no longer trim any of my lace fronts-as it got too expensive to replace my mistakes.