Hi folks Kathleen here with my review of Tony of Beverly’s new pixie Lia. A short boycut pixie with long wispy fringe. She’s light and airy and looks it. Nothing heavy about Lia. Her hair density is natural/light and yet no wefts show because of TOB’s excellent cap design. I think the product photos are accurate and you can certainly style Lia like that. What those photos don’t show you is how wispy and light the fringe is. The bang measurements are 3”-6”. But its not a heavy bang. The wispy bangs give her a more contemporary feel.
Out of the box Lia was a shake and go style. Image 3 was taken after doing just that..shaking her and plopping her on my head. See all the wispy layers? I didn’t need to use any product to achieve this piecy look. Having said that a little Jon Renau Piece Out Crème would really bring out the texture of this wig.
Lia came to me beautifully packaged by Tony of Beverly. A black hair net was on Lia and the cap was turned inside out to protect her hair during shipping. She has a basic open cap design with a closed rose lace covered top. This is where the permatease lives. Out of the box I couldn’t feel much permatease at all. If you aren’t a fan of permatease I would leave her as is or if you plan on returning her.
I fell in love with Lia and knew I would purchase her so I worked my hands into that permatease to fluff Lia up a bit more. I would say she has little to moderate permatease but I had no problem hiding it even where I parted her.
Here’s Lia right out of the box…even with a permateased top she came with a subtle criss cross part. As a side note..not all wigs have come to me with a hairnet or a criss cross part or bobby-pinned onto the box she came in for safe shipping. So when I get a wig I always take photos of how she came to me. This protects me if I decide to return/exchange her and also helps me pack her back up the way she came shipped to me. I don’t know about you but once I take that wig out of its box I forget everything lol. 😜
The hair fibers on Lia are very fine and silky soft. Not too shiny..not as shiny as lets say Envy wigs. I find a couple of washings really helps reduce that shine. Also just playing with her reduces this shine. The oils and warmth of my hands must take off some of that factory silicone shine all wigs seem to come with. By the time I was happy with Lia’s styling she just looked like she had healthy hair.
Lia’s sideburns and nape area are short. I always keep my bio sideburns and the area around my ears trimmed short and I keep my neck shaved. I have found that any hair that might peek out will be in those areas. I don’t dye my bio hair since I switch up wig colors so often. 😊
Lets talk about this color Sunset Red. Love it! It’s a warm Irish red. Lots of dynamic warm ginger blonde highlights on a warm vibrant medium to light auburn. As a side note in general Sunset Red is a tad lighter and warmer than Raquel Welch’s Glazed Fire. Envy’s Lighter Red is darker and cooler than both SR & GF. Just a little fyi for my red loving wig cysters😉
Lia is a beautifully balanced style.
Take a look at image 14. The layering is impeccably done on the back of Lia from the crown to her nape. Very refined. There is also a soft closed extended nape with stays to keep the hair laying nicely against your neck. Along with velcro adjusters and soft closed ear tabs the comfort of Lia is wonderful.
The fit. I would say Lia runs true to average. I have a petite/average head so I did take in the velcro adjusters a little and as with virtually every wig I own I have a little extra cap material over the ears. Not a crazy amount and certainly not enough to cause me any discomfort. Just keeping it real 😉On the other hand Lia does not run big like some of my other TOB wigs. If you have a true to average head Lia will fit you like a dream.
The take away here is if you want a comfy no frills pixie with wispy fringe you can plop on in the morning and wear all day with ease and if you happen to be a red lover Tony of Beverly has a gorgeous range of reds to choose from..along with all their other colors..38 in total including grays and fashion colors than Lia is for you….whoa can we say run on sentence?..lol 😂 Enjoy!