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About Scallop Fronts

About Scallop Fronts

Posted by Superhairpieces on Dec 10, 2020

Seen a few front hairlines that aren’t a straight edge and wondering why they were designed that way? Well you have come to the right spot.

The bump like hairline you see is what is known as a SCALLOP. Scallop front can be found in our stock models - M100 & M108.

Why Have Scallop Fronts?

Scallop fronts are built to trick the eye from seeing a straight line going across the front hairline. Most clients feel that having a straight edge looks unnatural. Therefore, the bump-like appearance allows the hair to follow that pattern and take away from having a straight line appear across the forehead.

If you don’t have a lace front or very thin skin in the front hairline of your hair system, the scallop front is a good option. Now scallop front, although can be placed on any hair systems, we do not recommend them on lace fronts as it will fray the hairline a lot faster when it is cut in a zigzag pattern.

Scallop fronts are best on skin/poly bases particularly when the skin/poly front hairline material is more than 5 mils thick. Anything under 5 mils the skin is almost invisible and it just blends like a second skin. It is not necessary to have a scalloped front for super thin skins.

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In the diagram below you can see that there are different scallop fronts. This is typically used in placing custom orders. For more defined scallop fronts like #2 and #3, where the bottom bend is a bit deeper can be a little difficult when putting on glue or tape. We find that these edges do tend to lift a little more quickly, but some clients do prefer this as it gives a more natural-looking appearance.

The rounder & larger the scallops are, the easier it is to apply adhesive at the front. The scallop front is a preference and does require some trial and error when requesting it on custom orders.

Our hair systems have more of a rounder scallop. The M100 is a #1 and the M108 is a #5. Based on customer feedback over the years, these scallop sizes were the most requested on these specific hair systems.

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To find out which scallop would work best for you, contact one of our consultants today! Contact us at 1-866-814-7879 or email at sales@superhairpieces.com to set up your virtual appointment.

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