How To Make a Template

Items you will need

  • Cellophane or thin plastic
  • Tape
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissors

Once you have made your template, complete the order form and mail them to us along with a hair sample for colour.

Download Order Form

Step 1.

One of the things we’ll need you to do is provide an accurate template of your head so that we can custom create your wig for you.

Since the key to the success of a wig is its fit, the base must correspond to your head shape and original hairline recession. Making a tape template of the head which can be seen through and drawn upon is an ideal way to show us the exact contours of your head.

The clearer the plastic and tape, the clearer the template will be

Place an 18 inch square of clear plastic wrap so that it covers the top portion of the head. After pressing the wrap close to the head, use clear tape to contour the head shape.

Step 2.

Beginning at the forehead, place transparent tape on the wrap over what will become the outer perimeters of the pattern. These outer perimeters are determined by the areas of baldness. After you have taped the boundaries, cover the inner portion of the plastic wrap with overlapping pieces of tape. Apply 3 layers of tape. The tape will lock the plastic wrap into a permanent transparent tape template.

Step 3.

Hairpiece Pattern

Using a Sharpie permanent marker, draw pattern lines on the tape template while it is still on your head. Though requirements vary from person to person, some rules of thumb apply to most.

Front hairline should usually be established by placing 3 or 4 of your fingers above the brow line. Lines are drawn from that point to form a pattern which covers the bald area. Deeper recessions look most natural.

After the entire outer perimeter of the pattern is drawn, the desired style should be indicated.

Step 4.

Indicate the date the tape template was made, as well as your name. After you have finished marking the tape template, add one more layer of tape (now 4) to cover and seal in the markings.

Remove the tape template from your head and trim the excess plastic wrap off the edges. Send it along to us and you’ll have your wig in about six weeks!

Mail Your Template & Form

New Roots Studio
692 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON
M3K 1E1