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

Are you a hairstylist that wants to learn how to attach a men’s hair piece for your clients? Or do you plan to wear a non-surgical hair replacement system and attach it yourself? You have read lots of articles about men’s hair piece installation guides. Perhaps, you have already watched a few detailed tutorials about how to put on a toupee. You need an extended step-by-step guide to get it applied correctly. 

People wear stylish hair systems for many reasons. Some people like a new look that boosts their confidence. While others want to cover their increasing baldness and thinning hair. However, not all hair toupee wearers know how to attach a toupee to their heads. People usually seek help from a professional hairstylist for a hair system application. 

But if you are not yet familiar with the proper way to attach a toupee to one’s head, then you’re in the right place. New Times Hair is here to teach you a new and profitable skill. We have compiled the best STEP-BY-STEP MEN’S HAIR PIECE INSTALLATION tutorial.

We hope that this guide helps you apply a hair system like a pro. Let’s get started.

Attention: This guide is written especially for hair professionals. If you are a personal wearer, we highly recommend you look for a salon or hairstylist that provides hair system fitting and styling services in your local in case of wrong attachment or even damage.

Necessary Tools for Men’s Hair Piece Installation

Learning men’s hair system installation can be exciting. First, you need to order a hair system from your local supplier or online. Check New Times Hair men’s toupee catalog if you still don’t have one! Get $50 off for your first order with the code BLOG50, you can also get the wholesale price if you are going to order in bulk.

Besides, you also have to make sure that you have the following tools for a streamlined hair system application:

  • Comb, Balder, 99% alcohol wipes/spray, Scalp protector, Scissors, White eyeliner pencil, Glue/tape, Measuring tape

Men’s Hair Piece Installation Step by Step Guide

Whether you’re a budding hairstylist or you just want to learn the best practices for men’s hair piece installation, it’s vital to learn how to install it properly. Following the proven steps of how to put on a hair system can save you from pitfalls during the application process.

Step 1. Prepare the Scalp for the Hair System Installation

The first thing to do is to prepare the scalp of your client for a hair system installation.

At this step, you will need a template to help you divide the area where you will attach the new hair system.

Make a Toupee Template
Make a Toupee Template

You can make a template for each of your clients following our instructions on how to make a toupee template(click to check). You can also follow the easy method in the video below to make the template with a head template replicator(click to shop).

Once got the head template, you can use a razor for the areas around the head for sectioning.

If your client is a man, he may have bald spots on top of his head. So, the second thing to do to prepare the scalp is to shave off the existing hair in the balding area. Make sure to clean-shave the entire section using a balder so that the toupee will stick well to the skin.

Remove the Existing Hair

The next step is to choose where you want to place the toupee and mark the correct part on the forehead. Most hairstylists usually use four fingers to mark the area of the hairline. Locate the hairline by placing your four fingers between the eyebrows. Stack your fingers up towards the hairline. The space next to your fourth finger will be the hairline. Mark the areas of the hairline using white eyeliner.   

Locate the Hairline

Step 2. Cutting the Base of the Hair System to Size

People have different size heads and you’ll need to account for that. You need to make sure that the size of the hair system fits perfectly to the unique needs of the client. 

You can ask for a cutting base service from your supplier when you place the order. At New Times Hair, it only takes $10 dollars.

You can also choose to cut the base to size yourself. Cutting the base of the hair system may seem hard in the beginning. But with proper tools and the right instructions, you can easily cut the base without damaging the hair system.

  • Step 1: Following the edge of the template we mentioned above to draw the exact size that you need for the hair system.
  • Step 2: Now, before you begin to cut the excess part base of the hair system, pull the hair back behind the line. This can help prevent you from cutting the hair when you are removing the excess part of the base.
  • Step 3: Cut the line carefully using your scissors.

Step 3. Remove Any Possible Oils or Residues

Cleaning is the next essential thing to do before the new hair system application.

The scalp of the client may have unseen signs of oil and dirt. That is why it is important to make sure you clean and dry the head before you put on the toupee. Clean the scalp by spraying a 99% alcohol solution on the scalp. Use a wipe to gently remove any dirt and oils.

You can repeat this step several times to ensure that no oil and residue remain on the scalp. Also, wipe or gently massage the head with the alcohol. The alcohol will ensure that your hands will remain clean as well. Afterward, leave the scalp to dry. If you want to dry the scalp faster, you can use a blow dryer as well. Remember that the cleaner the scalp, the better the hair system will secure to the scalp.

Meanwhile, you need to ensure that the hair system and its base is clean and dry as well. You can spray or wipe alcohol on the base of the hair system.

There are feedbacks from our clients that their new hair system just doesn’t adhere to any tapes or glue, this is largely related to a special production process called “grease conditioning”, which can make the base less reactive to the adhesives. We suggest you fully shampoo and clean the hair system if it is a completely new one. Click to check out our guide on what to do if your tape doesn’t stick to new hair systems.

Clean until both the hair system and the scalp is dried before hair system installation. This will ensure that the hair system sticks well to head and lasts long.

This preparation work is VERY IMPORTANT and NECESSARY, it decides how long and securely your hair system will stay on head.

Step 4: Apply Scalp Protector on The Scalp

This step is optional. But if your clients have sensitive skin, you should consider using a scalp protector. A scalp protector prevents the scalp from dermal irritations. This solution serves as a shield against possible adverse reactions from the toupee adhesives.

The hair system may also easily loosen when the wearer lives in a high humidity area. Likewise, if the wearer loves to swim, the bond of the hair system to the scalp can come loose. A scalp protector not only shields the scalp, but also secures the hair unit for a longer time. Thus, improving the firmness of the hair replacement system.

Take the time to talk with your client further. Ask the right questions to understand their skin, lifestyle, and climate conditions so you can decide whether to apply a scalp protector. Understanding your client will help you best serve their needs.

Step 5. Hair System Attachment

Attaching the hair system to head is the most anticipated part of the hair system installation.

The hair system application requires accuracy and patience. You need to put enough pressure to help the adhesive stick well with the base of the hair system and the scalp. You should also be gentle so as to not damage the hair system itself.

Hair system tape and glue are two of the most often used adhesives to attach toupee. Still not sure what to use for the installation? Here are the 12 Best Tape and Glue for Men’s Toupee and Hairpieces installation. And this guide can help you choose between Tape vs. Glue.

Hair System Attachment

Before you attach the hair system to the head, apply a few layers of glue to the scalp. The first layer of the glue should be put all over the scalp without touching any hair outside the shaved area. Using a clean spatula, spread the glue without missing a spot. The first layer of adhesives should be left to dry prior to applying the second application. And the second layer should be left to dry before the application of the third layer.

While waiting for the glue to dry on the scalp, you can start applying the same glue to the base of the hair system. Apply the glue on the base of the toupee once. After that, you can carefully begin to attach the hair system to the head of the client. Start from one end of the base while following the division and the marks that you made earlier using the eyeliner.

Press the hair system firmly to the scalp to avoid air bubbles and wrinkles. Be sure to flatten the hair system without leaving damage.

Step 6. Haircutting and Styling

The last step for the men’s toupee installation is haircutting and styling.

During your initial consultation with your client, discuss the flow of the process. You can ask his or her style preference so you will know how to cut and style the hair after attaching it.

Haircutting and Styling

Style the hair as your customer has requested. Be sure to mix the hair of the hair system with the customer’s natural hair to achieve a more natural-looking look. You can also use styling powders to finish the look. Keep in mind that the bond will take a while to cure. Don’t pull the hair too tight while cutting or styling it. Be sure not to use harsh chemicals or styling products on the hair system while it is still curing.

If you prefer to skip this step, you can also order a haircutting service from New Times Hair. Our professional hairstylists will be happy to assist you when you place your order. Contact our team to learn more about your styling options. 

Tips to Keep the Hair System Stay on Head Longer 

A well-placed hair system usually can last on the scalp for 3-4 weeks with proper care and maintenance. A properly installed hair system enhances the overall look and confidence of a person. But sometimes, life happens and the system becomes loose. Your client may call you a few days after the hair system installation is done. 

When the hair system has lost its tack, you should fix the problem immediately. However, take careful precautions to not let the same incident to happen again. Follow the following tips to keep the hair system in place. To ensure that it stays in place, explain best practices to your client as well. 

Here are proven tips that can help prevent the hair system from falling off

How to Prevent Hair System From Falling off

Ensure that the scalp and the hair system are thoroughly cleaned and dried

Before you put together the scalp and the hair system, make sure that both areas are clean and sanitized. Any dirt or residue from the skin or the base can affect the strength of the bond. Likewise, you need to wait until the scalp and the base of the hair system are dry before applying.

Apply more pressure on the hair system to set it in place

After successful hair system installation, you can gently massage the scalp to help the base and skin bond well together. A little more pressure on the hair system can help the glue stick well on the scalp. Some customers love the relaxed feeling of a head massage. So, a little more pressure won’t hurt.

Use an extended wear hair system tape, stronger tape, or waterproof tape

Use an extended wear hair system tape. A stronger, waterproof tape can lengthen the lifespan of the hair system’s adhesion to the scalp.

Use a good scalp protector

The scalp protector is a holy grail for the hair system application. They are essential for clients who are highly active. They also act as a good barrier against daily chemicals like shampoos.

What to do When the Toupee Getting Loose

Reattaching Loose Hair System

Adhesives do not last forever, even if you choose a reinforced one, the hair toupee will still get loose over time. Especially when it often gets wet from water, rain, or sweat, the adhesives can weaken. 

However, your hair toupee will feel loose long before the adhesive fails entirely. 

Ask your client to take some time every other day to check if the hair system loses it to track. Once noticed a part of the edge gets loose,  take some time to properly attach the loose part with tape or glue.

This will ensure the secure fit of your hair toupee on the scalp and will not fall off.

Removing and Reattaching Hair Systems

For glue on hair toupee, it typically needs to be removed, completely cleaned and reattached every three to four weeks.

You will need to dissolve the adhesives with C-22 adhesive solvent and peel it off completely from the scalp and the hair system, prepare the scalp again and finally reattach the hair toupee to the scalp.

For the complete process, you can check out our guide Hair System Removal and Scalp Cleaning.


Q1: There are white flakes on the scalp after I clean it with alcohol, is this normal?

Yes. The appearance of white flakes is a positive sign for cleaning. It means that the scalp is cleaned extensively and no oil is remaining. The dry scalp will help the hair systems stick to the scalp. The glue will have an easier time bonding with the scalp.

Q2: What if my client doesn’t want to shave the top of the scalp?

Some clients may refuse to let their thinning hair be shaved. And that is completely understandable. Shaving the hair can be scary for someone who’s losing his or her hair. But the adhesive or glue will only bond well with a smooth and shaved surface.

However, there are other solutions to bond the hair system without using glue. A clip-on hair system may be the best alternative for clients who don’t want their hair shaved. The clips at the back of the toupee wigs are also easy to wear and remove. Clip-on wigs are best for people who want to let their scalp breathe daily. You can sew the clips on yourself. If you want to save more time, you can ask for a sewing clip service from us when you place your order.

Q3: What if your customer is allergic to tape or glue? What if the client doesn’t want to use tape or glue?

If your client is allergic to the ingredients used in the tape or glue, use the clip-on hair system. Make sure to discuss the health conditions and preferences of the clients. This way, you can provide them with the best service possible.

Q4: My client has a very sensitive scalp; how do I work with it?

After learning that your client has a sensitive scalp, you have two options. Before completing the hair system installation, try the following:

1. Use the scalp protector before adhesives.

2. Use a clip-on hair system.


The demand for professional hairstylists is on the rise. Along with this is the need for stylists that understand how to attach a hair system. Hair system installation is a must-learn skill if you want to scale your hair salon business. Likewise, if you desire to learn a new and profitable skill, understanding the non-surgical hair replacement system is worth the investment into yourself.

New Times Hair is here to provide you with an exceptional quality hair system. Whether you want a custom glue-on hair system or a clip-on hair system, we can provide them all. Our human hair wigs are the highest standard for hair system installation or replacement.

We hope that you find this men’s hair piece installation guide helpful. Browse our shop for the best in hair systems. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for any questions or any future topics you would like to see on our blog.

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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.

● 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

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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.

  • 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

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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.

  • 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

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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.

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

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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.

  • 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.