A frontal refers to a hairpiece that has a strip of material that runs from ear to ear. It usually stretches 13 inches and goes about 4 or 6 inches back, making a half-wig of sorts. It’s typically sewn onto bundles, but you can also use it to make a full wig. What is a lace frontal? A lace frontal uses lace material to blend into your natural skin and hairline. Typically, lace and silk are the two most popular materials used with these hairpieces. Since both materials will appear differently on your scalp, deciding between one or the other will come down to whichever look you’re trying to achieve.