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When your clients start to notice they’re losing hair or see their hair thinning, a hair replacement system is an ideal solution! Whether they go with a hairpiece or a hair replacement wig, with natural or synthetic hair systems, there are many options to choose from. 

With trying anything new, you’ll likely get many questions from your clients about the hair replacement system choices and alternative options for hair replacement. No worries! We’ll help you answer the most common questions ahead.  

FAQs About Hair Replacement Wigs and Toupees Answered! 

We have heard them all! And now we’ve rounded up the top most common questions you’ll get about hair systems and hair replacement.  

What’s the Difference Between a Hair Replacement and a Hair System?  

A hair system (also known as a hair replacement system) is a hairpiece used to cover the bald spot on a scalp or a hair replacement wig for balding or entirely bald clients. A hair replacement (or hair transplant) involves surgery where hair follicles are removed from one part of the body and placed in areas of the scalp experiencing baldness.   

What Are the Different Types of Hair Systems? 

If your client is interested in getting a hair replacement system, they’ll need to decide which type of hair system base they want.  

Here are the three main types of hair replacement system bases: 

  • Monofilament (Mono) Base- these are made with a polyester or nylon blend with a webbed structure designed for breathability 
  • Lace Base- these are made with delicate lace that has the hair tied into the material, providing a natural look with a nearly invisible hairline 
  • Polyurethane (Poly) Base- these are made with clear polyurethane that comes in various skin tone colors to blend into the scalp undetected (this is the most durable option of the three!) 

The best way to decide which is right for your client is to have a consultation to figure out their budget, lifestyle, and unique hair needs.   

What’s the Average Hair Replacement System Cost? 

For hair systems such as toupees and hairpieces, these can range from $100 to $500. Synthetic hair will be more affordable than human hair systems. The cost will also vary depending on which hair system base your client chooses and the length or style of the hair.   

What’s the Average Hair Replacement Cost? 

If your client is looking into the hair replacement cost for surgery, it generally ranges from $4,000 to $15,000 (and most insurance plans don’t cover it). The average cost falls somewhere in the middle of that range depending on how much hair is being replaced on the scalp and other factors involved.   

Are Hair Systems Better than Surgery?  

If your client asks, “Is hair replacement system worth it?” Once you let them in on the hair replacement cost, they might already have their answer when choosing between a hair system or hair replacement surgery!  

Besides affordability, another benefit of a hair replacement system is that it requires no invasive surgery procedures. Hair replacement transplants may have some risks involved, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and unnatural-looking new hair growth. While these risks may be low, they’re still possible.  

With a hair replacement system, your client can change their style as they wish with different options that are temporary rather than permanent. Provide your client with all of the information needed to make their own decision on which is better for them.  

What Products Do I Need for Hair Systems?  

Start with the must-have hair system products: hair adhesive and remover. Your client might prefer hair tape or hair glue—it all depends on what works best for their hair needs. There are also various types of hair tape and adhesives. Whether they want a daily or extended wear plays a significant factor in deciding. The same goes for adhesive removers with different types depending on what works best for your client’s hair replacement system.  

Choose the Best Products for Your Hair System Clients 

As a hairstylist or barber, you’ve probably been asked many questions about toupees and wigs. Things like hair replacement system cost and the options for a hair replacement system. But how about “What are the best products for hair systems?” We can answer that one for you too—Sunshine Tape products!  

From hair tape rolls to long-lasting liquid adhesives, we’ve got everything your hair replacement system clients need. We also have skin prep spray and removers for flawless application and removal of hairpieces. Our customers love being able to find everything they need in one place (plus our high-quality standards are unmatched!).  

So, what are you waiting for? Stock up on all of the essentials in our online shop. Your clients will thank you later!