I used to think that to be quality, a wig had to be made of human hair. I was wrong.
Synthetic Wigs Rock
Since I discovered www.simplywigs.co.uk and treated myself to the Aria by Rene of Paris I have fallen in love with synthetic fibre again. That’s not to say I’ll never go back or that it means a £30 wig is in the same league. I am talking quality. QUALITY wigs. Rene of Paris, Noriko are quality brands I’ve had in the past and would always recommend.
But, move over. Jon Renau is in the building people!
Now I’ve heard of Jon Renau, of course I have and I know Jon Renau has a very good name on the wig scene. I decided I wanted to go back to red and I wanted a more casual summer look. Beachy waves are everywhere in fashion wigs right now but the Scarlett and Julianne caught my eye.
I watched reviews on youtube and decided to go for the Scarlett, a steal at just £150! Unfortunately it was out of stock and I was recommended to get the Julianne. I should say luckily though as the cap on this is just beautiful!
What’s the difference?
The Julianne and the Scarlett are ‘sister’ wigs, that is that they are the exact same style, but they are made on different caps to suit different tastes and budges. The Scarlett has an open weft construction and a lace front. The Aria from Rene of Paris that I have been sporting lately has this construction too and whilst it is comfy and lightweight, I wish it was monofilament! The Julianne has a monofilament, hand tied cap with Smart Lace front. What’s the difference you may ask? Check out my recent post on the difference between a wefted cap and a monofilament cap here.
The monofilament on the Julianne is transparent, the density of the hair around the hairline is true to life. The lace front is virtually undetectable against my skin tone which is a fair to medium. It is the best monofilament parting I have ever had.
That is not to say that this was love at first site. Oh no. When the postman delivered it (just eight days after ordering, via the US), I immediately unboxed it and I was disappointed. It seemed darker than I recalled it looking online. I put it on anyway and I just wasn’t digging it. It didn’t seem as red as I had hoped either and the curl seemed poofy. It looked great on the stand though!
Still, I had no make up on and I looked washed out so decided to give it a go with make up on. Wow – what a difference some foundation and a bit of bronzer make to a girl. It looked ok. I was still unsure, but it felt so good on and the fibre was so soft. The mother agreed it looked good and so I went for it.
That was over three weeks ago and I have worn it every day.
OMG how much do I love this style?
Let me count the ways – I love that it looks so natural at the hairline and the parting. I love that it is red when you see it in the light, it has reds and purples in it. I love that it is a SmartLace front that actually blends in with my skin tone. I love that I have had so many compliments on my hair since I went for it. I love that it couldn’t be easier to care for – wash, rinse, leave to dry – BOOM, perfection! I love that it comes in longer lengths now. I love that I can buy a straight version and kid everyone into thinking I’ve straightened my hair.
It is just. So. Gorgeous.
I’m excited about Jon Renau now. The caps are a little big, on me this just means it is comfortable and I have had to tighten it – something I have never done with other wigs so soon. I can’t wait to see the new collection and try my next one!
What do you think? Do you like it? Comment below.