Essential Skills for Salons and Hairdressers Doing Hair System Business

The hair system market has seen a rapid rise in the number of hair salons taking part in the hair system business globally, given how magic it can transform your balding client and how quickly it can increase your salon revenue.

For another, as many people might have noticed, hair salons are widespread places where hair system wearers usually seek various assistance associated with their hair systems, such as attachment, maintenance, cleaning, and hairstyling.

So if you are a hairstylist or you are owning a hair salon or studio, you would not want to miss out on such precious opportunities of getting new clients and growing your salon revenue.


Despite that, for hair salons without very professional and well-rounded hairdresser skills, pulling off tremendous success in doing hair system business is never a piece of cake, especially as there are many more competitions going on nowadays.

Aside from the quality and variety of the products, what really sets hair salons apart comes down to the services they offer to their customers, which are strongly underpinned by the skills of the hairstylists from the salons.

As a leading well-reputed hair system manufacturer with more than ten years of experience in this industry, New Times Hair has helped thousands of hair salons from over 100 countries in doing hair systems. As we dealt with them on this journey over the last decade, we have gained a keen insight into what hairdresser skills genuinely matter to their businesses and how such skills for hairstylists are associated with their customers’ needs.

1. Scalp Measurement-Hairstylists Must-Have Skill

This is the first thing you should focus on as you understand your customers’ actual needs and figure out the suitable hair system base designs. It goes without saying how necessary it is to know the hair loss size of your customers to settle on the right fit that is at least wearable for them.

As you might know, people’s hair loss area varies considerably depending primarily on what hair loss stages they are at. That is why there is a wide range of hair systems available differing in their base size to cater to the needs of different user groups.

Typically speaking, the standard base size of men’s hair systems is 8”x10”. Still, bigger and smaller ones are widely available, considering that people’s head size varies. For guys with complete baldness, a full cap wig that offers complete scalp coverage is usually the best option. In contrast, a partial hair system is designed for guys with a smaller hair loss area. So, a partial frontal hairpiece would be enough for your customers who have a receded hairline.


To properly get the hair loss size for your customers, the length and width are basically what to be measured with a measuring tape, unless the person is completely bald. However, many customers often end up getting the wrong size when measuring wirh improper methods.

Check out this article to learn how to get the right size for your clients, otherwise, you will waste your time and money on getting the wrong hair system at last!

How to Measure Head for Hair System

2. Making Hair System Template-Hairstylists Must-Have Skill

Making a hair system template is also a necessary hairdresser skill every hairstylist must learn to better serve your client.

When your client has a special baldness shape or they ask for a special type of hair system, you need to make a hair system template and send it to your hair system supplier to customize the hair system.


Unlike stock hair systems designed for most hair system wearers that you can hold in stock, custom hair systems can often require more than just a general hair loss size to be exactly the right match. With a template of the users, hair system manufacturers can customize their hair systems in accordance with the right specifics of the wearers, including hair loss size, head shape, scalp curve, and so on.

The things you would need to use for making a template include scissors, plastic wrap, transparent tape, and a marker pen. This article will walk you through complete instructions on making a template for your customer’s step by step.

How to Make a Toupee Template

You can also use this easier method as shown in the video below to make a template with this head template replicator.

3. Hair System Base Cutting-Optional Skill

In some cases, the hair system base of your customers can get slightly larger than their hair loss size, which is usually not a big problem. But to achieve the fittest wear, base cutting, as an extra hairdresser skill, is needed.

Most hair system suppliers will provide base-cutting services so this skill is optional. However, in case you may need to cut the base yourself in the future, you’d better have this skill.

Base cutting is not a complicated job at all, and all you need is just a pair of scissors. Base cutting is not difficult to master, and you will be very good at it after practicing a few times.

For a detailed guide on cutting hair system base effectively, read this article here to find out.

How to Cut the Base of a Hair System to Size

3. Hair System Installation-Hairstylists Must-Have Skill

This hairdresser skill is probably the one that you are going to perform most frequently for your customers. The significance of doing an efficient and outstanding installation job is huge. Attaching the hair system in a way that’s natural and can last long is strongly associated with your client’s satisfaction and whether your client will return back to your salon.

hairstylist must have skills hair-system-installation

Hair systems are usually attached with tape or glue. Which one to choose between tape vs. glue primarily hinges on the base material of the hair systems they wear.

Generally speaking, tape adhesive goes better with the impermeable lace material. Glue, as a liquid, tends to seep through the base and cause damage to the hair consequently.

On the other hand, glue is a more ideal option for the poly base as the hair would be kept entirely away. For another, because glue appears more invisible than tape adhesive, it is recommended to apply glue to more noticeable areas of the hair system, such as the front hairline, to make it appear undetectable. In comparison, the tape is better for strong and durable materials such as lace and PU. Such materials are less vulnerable to tearing and damage.

Check out our blog of the best tapes and glues that are popular among hair system wearers.

Before installing a hair system, make sure to thoroughly shave and clean the area to be attached to the scalp. For a complete hair system installation guide, please check out this article below and a video demonstration to better understand.

Men’s Hair Piece Installation Tutorial: From Beginning to End

4. Haircutting and Styling-Hairstylists Must-Have Skill

This hairdresser skill ought to be a piece of cake for you as that is your specialty as a hairstylist.

However, to save your time, many suppliers would also provide pre-cutting services. At New Times Hair, you can request for hair pre-cutting service when you place the order. So after installing the hair system to your client’s head, you just need to style it in the way your client like, which can save lots of time for both you and your clients.


5. Hair System Removal & Cleaning&Reattachment-Hairstylists Must-Have Skill

In addition to performing hair system attachment for your customers, mastering the right ways of removing and cleaning your customers’ scalps properly also proves an essential hairdresser skill for salon owners and hairstylists.

Typically, your client will return to your salon every 3-4 weeks for hair system removal and reattachment.


There are pretty significant differences between cleaning skin hair systems and lace hair systems.

Regarding removing skin hair systems, spray remover is recommended to release the adhesive before lifting the base away from the scalp. Try to avoid soaking the hair systems in liquid for too long to preserve the shape.

On the other hand, lace hair systems inevitably require more work since the base is not impermeable. It is recommended to soak the lace hair system in water first. And gently peel the hair system tape from the base. Then soak the hair system in liquid solvent for about 30 minutes. And take it out and lay it in a sink.

For a detailed guide on skin hair system removal and scalp cleaning, read this article below to find out.

How to Remove and Maintain a Hair System

7. Hair Dyeing-Hairstylists Must-Have Skill

Like hair styling, hair dyeing is more of a specialty for salons. Most salons already have hair dyeing services. Some hair system wearers want the hair to be dyed into different colors if the hair system is not available in the colors they want. Despite that, there are few differences between dyeing people’s natural hair and dyeing the hair of hair systems, given that most hair systems are made from natural human hair. In addition, the hair of hair systems can be dyed both separately and when worn on the head.

Check out this article along with a video demonstration on how to dye the hair of a hair system properly.

How to Dye Human Hair Toppers

8. Knots Bleaching-Optional Skill

This is a less commonly used hairdresser skill compared to other hairdresser skills mentioned above. You can also request for bleach knots service when you place the order. But it is still good to know how it is done as there are a few customers who could ask for such assistance from you.

Knots bleaching is a very innovative technique in the hair system industry. It works by removing most dark color pigment from the hair roots to make them appear more undetectable and natural-looking. Bleached knots are practically invisible, making the hair appear like it is growing right out from the scalp.


The knots bleaching process is rather complicated and requires numerous steps to be implemented carefully, or things could get messed up easily. One thing to keep in mind is this technique only applies to lace hair systems and does not work for hair colors that are too dark.

On the other hand, as this hairdresser skill is very challenging and demanding, having a good command of it can further distinguish your salon from your rivals and give your business an edge over other hairdresser skills your salon is capable of performing.

Check out this article to have an informative guide on how to perform knots bleaching and the things needed for this hairdresser skill.

How to Bleach Knots on a Wig Like a Professional

New Times Hair Can Help You Succeed

We have finished summarizing all the essential hairdresser skills for salons to succeed in your hair system businesses. Successful hair system salons are usually led by hair system experts that are very knowledgeable about their products and services. After starting a hair system salon, your products are not all your customers need from you. You and your fellows will also be responsible for teaching your customers about the essential skills, such as reattachment methods and maintenance tips, and answering all sorts of inquiries.

As a leading hair system supplier globally, New Times Hair can help fulfill your dream of doing the hair system business successfully. You can expect the very best hair systems on the market for generous offers here. Click to apply for our exclusive wholesale discount if you order in bulk. Apply to be a drop shipper if you are starting a business with a low investment.

If you are new to hair systems and not sure what you need the installation, you can try our startup package——you will find the necessary tools and the most beginner-friendly hair systems for a successful hair system installation.

Still, you can also expect to get all the valuable information and industry knowledge needed to pull off the competition. We have all sorts of professional resources regarding the essential hairdresser skills, including comprehensive product knowledge and business guidance booklet, hair system attachment, and maintenance video tutorials to help you better navigate your hair system business.

Having been a hair system supplier for more than ten years, New Times Hair takes huge pride in helping our salon partners thrive in their hair system businesses. It is known as one of our most important missions. By taking this initiative, we are also helping advance the progress of combating global hair loss problems with our salon partners.

For questions about the other hairdresser skills you are interested in or any other inquiries, please contact us by emailing, and we will get back to you in the most timely manner!

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June Chen

Sales representative


June is detail-oriented, excellent at simplifying complex issues, making them understandable to all our clients, particularly those new to our services and products or unfamiliar with China.

Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

● What hobbies and interests do you have?

I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

● Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

No, not that I know of. I’m a very realistic person. If you mention outlandish stuff like aliens, monster in the bush, I’d be out of my mind.

● What is something you would love to do in the future?

I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


Sherry Sui

Sales representative


Are you new to China or the hair-making industry and feeling a bit lost about where to start? Sherry is your go-to expert. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of our products and services, Sherry will help you identify the perfect product combo aligning with your business needs and client requirements.

Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

At our end-of-year conference, my colleagues agreed that I’m a warm hearted, positive, and easy-going teammate. It gives me a sense of reward.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t like being confined in a very small space. I believe it was due to a childhood experience. When I was six years old, I accidentally tripped and fell into a shallow well. I had to wait for two hours before I was found. Since then, I’ve found I just can’t tolerate the idea of being alone. I guess that makes me an active team player.

  • You are happiest when…

This may sound boastful, but it’s true. It’s just part of my nature to help others. When I actually see that what I did for them has helped them achieve something, it just makes me excited.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


Winni Yu

Sales Representative


Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

From your first contact with Winni to the moment your orders are delivered, Winni ensures a smooth and exciting experience. With her at the helm, the business isn’t just easy but exhilarating, and every challenge becomes an opportunity for innovation.

Transitioning from a client developer to a retention specialist, throughout the years, Winni has successfully assisted numerous clients in solving their issues, particularly concerning product details, logistics, or custom hiccups.

  • What hobbies and interests do you have?

I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that?

Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


Tori Zhang

Sales Representative


Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

As a quick learner, Tori always looks at customer’s needs from a tutor’s perspective. She has a sharp mind, is capable of picking up anything her client is unclear with, and offers the explanation in detail, making sure you understand it.

At Newtimes Hair, Tori thrives on the thrill of a sale, her triumphs now fueling the empowerment of her peers. Her journey at Newtimes Hair is marked by three profound words: abundant, proficient, and revolutionary.

  • Tell us an interesting fact about yourself other than your qualifications, your job.

I’m always fascinated about an exotic lifestyle. I really wish I could travel a lot, go to many different countries, and try their local gourmet food, and get in touch with the locals to actually have a feel of their culture.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I’m always afaid of heights. With any tall buildings, be it a chimney or TV tower, I look at it, and imagine I’m looking down right from the top, it will give me sweaty palms.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

Not at all. I generally love all pets. Dog, cats, guinea pigs, rabits, etc. I love them.

  • Do you have a favourite quote?

When you feel tired,it means you are walking uphill. I believe this quote as a truth that gives me a lift whenever I’m down. I believe there’s no gain without pain. Without trying, we can’t achieve anything.

  • Which men’s/women’s hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


Ivan Mu

Sales representative


Born and raised in a quiet town named Binzhou, China, where the Yellow River whispers its final secrets to the ocean. Ivan’s life was set to transform in ways he could hardly imagine. After completing college in Qingdao, young Ivan little knew that this vibrant coastal city would capture his heart and chart a new course in his life.

Ivan joined Newtimes Hair in mid-2022 soon after his graduation from his master’s. As a trilingual and someone with a professional understanding of Western cultures, Ivan plays a critical role in establishing customer relations in the US and Europe. His approachable nature and a mind of precision make him an invaluable asset to the team.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

I eardrop, and I hear them talking about me. I’m optimistic, proactive, and very friendly, and eager to help.

  • What is something you would love to do in the future?

I love basketball. And I’m a basketball freak. You can call me that. That’s just me. I’m looking at organizing a basketball team in the near future. 

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

  • Which men/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.