Wig Size Guide

Here at Hairlucinations we suggests that just as you would consider the size for a new top or pair of shoes before you buy, considering correct wig measurements is essential for a comfortable fit.

If you are buying one of our many gorgeous wigs, one of your first priorities should be looking up how to measure your head for a wig. This is a straightforward procedure that will ensure your wig measurements are right for you.

We can walk you through the wig measurement process and what sizes to look for in the estimated size guide below.

How to measure for a wig

Getting your wig measurements doesn’t have to be complicated – just follow three easy steps! We’ve provided an image for reference to keep you right.

  1. Take a soft tape measure and measure from the front of

    your hairline to just above your ears.

  2. Wrap the tape measure around to where your neck bends,

    under the occipital bone (which is also called the Bone of

    Knowledge!) .

  3. Bring it back round to the front hairline where you started.

Wig Size Guide

If you are measuring on top of your natural hair, we would advise that you ensure it is as flat as possible to give you a better measurement.

Getting the right wig size is important and we hope you feel more confident with how to measure for your correct wig size as it will make a difference to how comfortable you feel. If you’re worried about your wig being too big and slipping or being so tight that you get a headache, you’re much less likely to wear it – and besides, we want to see you looking and feeling amazing. For more exact measurements please read the individual description on each wig.

When it comes to size, Medium/Petite is our most popular choice. Around 90% of customers opt for an Medium/Petite cap size which has a circumference of 21.5” ( 54.6 cm ). Even if you don’t fall into this exact fit, all our wigs come with adjustable pull straps which give around 1” ( 2.5 cm ) either way so your wig can be tightened or slackened to fit snugly on your scalp.

Sizing up wigs for beginners

Cap size



21” (53.3 cm)

Petite / Medium

21.5” (54.6cm)


22” (55.8cm)


23” (58.4cm)

Best wigs for beginners

If you are wearing a wig for the first time, you may want a subtle transition from your natural colour and style. Choosing a wig that is close to your natural colour and cut initially can help you feel more comfortable in your new wig until you feel more confident experimenting with new and different styles.

Our most popular selling wig, Hairlucinations lovely Lizzie, shares her own personal wig journey and how she loves to try out new looks as often as she can, encouraging other ladies to change your wig style with confidence.

 Once you have purchased a wig, you can ask your hairdresser to cut the wig into a shape which complements your facial features and give you a look that makes you feel like ‘you’ again.

Lace front wigs

Hairlucinations recommends that If you like to wear your hair away from your face, a lace front wig is a perfect choice. This delicate finish allows you to part your hair in whatever place suits you best and the superfine front section provides the all-important undetectable hairline. A lace front wig is also great for ladies suffering from complete hair loss as many of our range are fitted with a non-slip poly strip, which is discreetly fitted into the front of each cap for reliable staying power day after day.

Experimental wig wearers

If you like to experiment with different styles, hand tied wigs are a great way to change up your style without comprising on the look and feel of your wig. Each individual hair is lovingly hand-tied onto a soft mesh cap to provide a super comfortable and super-soft fit. There are no wefts and no mechanical stitching used to imitate all-over natural hair growth, even if you look really closely! So play around with the style of your new wig as if it were your own natural locks!


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