A Global Lace Shortage is here & Wig prices are going up!

Bria Guishard-Blanc

A Global Lace Shortage Is Here & Weave Prices Are Going Up

Hold on to your lace fronts, y’all. Forget snatching wigs and start taking hella good care of the ones you’ve got. Hair distributors are reporting that lace production has stopped, and supplies are running out.

“There is a lace shortage,” said Tim Starks, founder of Ellagant Hair and CMO of hair distributor Lyrical Hair, in a recent interview. While many of us thought all lace is simply made, Tim explained, that “like champagne[…] only comes from Champagne, France, Swiss lace comes from Switzerland. And, right now, the factories in Switzerland are sold out.”

The shortage also includes HD, transparent, and premium quality lace used for “lace front wigs, full lace wigs, frontals, and closures,” Tim said. He added that it would take about “nine months” to meet current demands. 

As if that wasn’t enough, he also said to expect an increase in weave prices. Tim said companies are looking at a 20 to 25 percent increase in wholesale prices. Your favorite vendors will also be increasing their retail prices. That means a bundle you have been buying for $100, may now run you $125-$150....(READ FULL ARTICLE https://www.hypehair.com/339967/a-global-lace-shortage-is-here-weave-prices-are-going-up/)