How to Make a Toupee Base

In this week’s blog, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of how to make a toupee base. Making a hair system requires great skill and craft. As you know a hair system is comprised of the hair and the base. All our bases are hand-made and as this blog will explain, the process can be rather elaborate. Whilst making a skin base hairpiece or a lace hair system may not be as complicated, the hair system we are going to take as an example for this blog has an intricate base design: a fine mono middle, PU on the back and sides and a French lace front. We suggest you see this blog as an accompaniment to our video on how to make a toupee base.

To make any base, we first need to make a plaster mold. This involves six steps which are outlined below:

  1. Take some plaster of Paris
  2. Add water
  3. Mix them until the mixture is very thick. The technician needs to ensure the plaster is not too thin or too thick. If the plaster too thin, it will not dry easily and it will struggle to hold the shape of the template; if the plaster is too thick, it will dry too fast and it will also be hard to hold the shape of the template.
  4. Put the un-dry plaster into the client’s template and let the plaster completely fill the template. It is imperative that there is no space between the plaster and the template otherwise the shape will not be correct. By filling the whole template, the plaster mold will be exactly the same as the template.
  5. Smoothen out the still-drying plaster. A smooth face will make the next step easier. If there are a lot of bumps, it will be hard for the skin or lace or other materials to stay on the mold.
  6. Wait for the plaster mold to completely dry.

Once the plaster mold is complete, our technicians can think about the specifics of the base design. For this particular base design, our technicians will do the following:

  • Draw lines on the plaster mold according to the client’s template from which they will clearly be able to identify which part of the mold needs to be a particular base material and where the link of the two different materials should be located. Since the sides of the base are PU with gauze, the technician will first put one layer of gauze on the plaster mold. There is fine mono in the middle and there are also four small mono windows spread across the skin gauze back. Therefore, the technician will put one layer of fine mono on the gauze of the base.
  • To make the fine mono and gauze stick together, the technician will stick tape along the two sides of the link between the fine mono and the PU with gauze according to the previously drawn lines. Next, they will brush poly along the links between the fine mono and PU with gauze which also means brushing poly in the middle of the tape. Now we can see why we use tape as it will give a neat, final appearance. The poly that is brushed on will soak through and hold the fine mono and PU with gauze together.
  • Now the base can be put in the oven for the poly to dry.
  • After the poly has dried, we can take off the tape as well as the excess fine mono. The fine mono and the gauze will be held together by the poly and the fine mono will be in exactly the right place on the base.
  • With the fine mono and gauze in place on the base, attention can turn to the French lace part. For this, the technician will simply attach the French lace on the front of the base the same way in which the fine mono was attached. As they did with the fine mono, they will stick tape along the two sides of the link between the fine mono and the French lace front. Like before, they will then brush poly in between the two pieces of tape.
  • Once that is all done, the base will be placed in the oven again for the poly to dry.
  • When the poly is dry, the French lace and gauze will be firmly attached to one another. Then, the technician will take off the excess lace as well as all of the tape. 

Now the front lace, middle mono, and gauze are all stuck together and all are where they should be on the base but there is just gauze on the back and sides and not skin. So, the final step is to make this area become skin with gauze.

  • The technician will brush poly on the gauze back and sides just like they did on the links. They need to carefully brush on a thin layer to make an even surface. They will brush on more than one thin layer to make sure the face is smooth. If the face is not smooth, people may have difficulties when it comes to applying tape to their hair systems.
  • Once the technician has done all the brushing and made sure every part of the back and sides is good, they will put the base in the oven one last time for the poly to dry.

That is how you make a toupee base. Of course, the exact process will vary slightly from one hair system to another but the general steps that we have described above are applicable to any hair system. New Times Hair has a variety of basic base designs, you can find them through this link  and also we can design any base according to customers’ requirements.

We hope you enjoyed this blog. Please feel free to refer back to our previous blogs or video tutorials at any time to assist you in your business. We cannot stress enough how important it is to fully familiarize yourself with all the various technical aspects of a hair system to allow you to make the best possible suggestions to your clients in accordance with their needs and desires. If you have not already subscribed to our newsletter then we recommend that you do so.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.


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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.

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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.