Measuring Your Head

  

This section is dedicated to providing you with a step by step guide on how to measure your head. Either for ordering a custom piece, for buying one from the shop or just to discover your head size!

  
Sizing & Fittings

 

Pieces stated as having a universal fitting will fit all head sizes. Often headpieces have a headband matching your hair colour and will fit your head. Some pieces may also have an elastic band that sits at the back of your head underneath your hair to secure the piece in place. Alternatively, the piece may be positioned on a comb or wire structure that will be a universal head size.

 

Ready to wear pieces

Small is usually 55cm, Medium is usually 57cm, Large is usually 59cm, X-Large is usually 61cm and 2X-Large is usually 63cm.

 

Measurements

 

Different measurements are required based on the type of headpiece you have on mind: from the forehead to the nape, ear to ear and the circumference.

Use a soft tape measure. Measure your head straight across your forehead just above your ears and over the most bulbous part of the back of your head. The full-circumference is required.

 

Circumference

When measuring the circumference, you should make sure the tape measure is as flat as it can get.

Start by placing the tape measure at the front hairline follow through by placing the tape just above the ear. Go on to the back of the head or the part that is best known as the nape and to the opposite side of the head, over the ears and back to the front hairline.

  

Ear to ear measurement

Take the tape and measure from the front hairline. This is where you have the crown of the head and the part that you need to measure. Next, find the hairline that is at the top of the ear.

Place the tape on the hairline and run it flat to the other ear.

 

Front to nape measurements

Place the tape measure on the front hairline then run it down to the nape. Ensure you follow it in a straight line.

 

 If you have any questions or concerns about sizing for particular hats, measurements or would like advice please contact artlab@nikoletursi.com