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When you own or work for a salon or barber shop and offer hair system services, a crucial part of your day-to-day will be working with hair replacement systems for men. Applying and removing men's hair systems will require the right products and techniques with toupees and hairpieces. If men's hair systems are new to you and you’re looking for the rundown, we’ve got you (and your clients!) covered.

First, we’ll go over the different types of men's hair systems available and answer common questions like, “How long do men's hair systems last?” and “How much do men's hair systems cost?” Then we’ll take a look at the best hair system for men and essential products to secure and maintain them. Finally, we’ll cover the secret to great coverage - products! 

The Different Types of Hair Systems for Men

Let’s start with the basics of hair replacement systems for men. Generally, you’ll encounter three types of men's hair systems for your clients: lace base, polyurethane base, and monofilament base. Each one has its unique qualities, features, and benefits based on your client’s personal preferences.

Lace Base Hair Systems

Hair replacement systems for men crafted with a lace base use synthetic or human hair that’s tied to lightweight lace. You’ll see these are a popular choice for men's hair systems but keep in mind they’re also the most delicate. These bases are breathable, comfortable, and provide a nearly invisible hairline for a natural-looking toupee or hairpiece.

Polyurethane Base Hair Systems

Polyurethane systems (or skin base hair systems) are made from skin-like polyurethane material that matches various skin tones to blend into your client’s skin. The polyurethane material is clear so that it can be concealed easily on the scalp. These men's hair systems are perfect for any scalp to cover hair loss and thinning areas. They’re lightweight, comfortable, and provide durable and long-lasting wear (many clients wear these for up to a month!)

Monofilament Base Hair Systems

Out of all the hair replacement systems for men, monofilament bases are the more affordable alternative to lace base systems. These bases are crafted with a webbed structure that makes for a breathable and comfortable wear. It’s made of a polyester or nylon blend and works well for sensitive scalps.

What is the Best Hair System for Men?

When it comes to choosing the best hair system for men, start by discussing the benefits of synthetic vs. real human hair with your clients. Overall, human hair systems last the longest and look the most natural, but that comes with a heftier price tag than synthetic ones. Beyond choosing the type of hair, you’ll also want to review the different base options depending on your client's hair needs.

If your client asks, how long do men's hair systems last before it’s time for a replacement? This one depends on whether it’s made of high-quality materials and how well the maintenance is kept up with on the hair system. The average lifespan for men's hair systems tends to fall in the 6 to 10-month range when used on a daily basis. It’s important to have a haircare routine in place to keep the hair system lasting as long as possible.

Looking at answering the question, how much do men's hair systems cost? Again, this also depends on the type of hair system, materials used, and whether it’s synthetic or human hair. A single hair system itself can cost anywhere from $100 to $300 on average, but your clients can expect to pay between $800 to $2,000 for a year’s worth of maintenance (including all the supplies and application processes.)

Essential Products for Hair Replacement Systems for Men

Once your client decides on the best hair system for men, next they’ll need the best hair system products! Sunshine Tape carries all the essential products for hair replacement systems for men. From hair tapes and liquid adhesives to removers and contours—we’ve got it all!

Help your client choose the best Sunshine Tape products by discussing their hair system needs. Depending on what they’re looking for, you can suggest daily, extended, or maximum-wear products for adhesives. With fourteen different hair tapes and eight varieties of liquid adhesive, your clients won’t have any issues keeping their hair systems in place!

Then you’ll need to have a remover on hand—will it be our Oil or Alcohol-based? How about our Citrus Cleaner or Citr-o-Sol Remover? When your clients come in for their removal and reapplication appointments, you’ll be prepared with everything you need. And don’t forget the skin prep spray before you apply men's hair systems—this will create a protective and waterproof barrier to avoid irritation of the scalp.

Head to our website to shop all of Sunshine Tape’s top essentials for natural-looking hair replacement systems for men!