This is “THE ONE” that started my modern hair journey.
She’s the one that made me jump into helper hair.
In my opinion, she was the “end all” in choices of hairstyles and color and it was radically different than my bio hair color. She was the first one I fell in love with and it would take almost a year before she arrived. Seriously, she was on back order for a long time, so if you find yourself in that situation…
Stay On The List!
There is everything right about Editor’s Pick.
The curls and waves are to perfection; just the right amount to frame your face and make you feel the force of femininity.
It’s long enough to pull back in a clip but not so long that it’ll be bothersome when it remains down. I love how it has little bits of fringe but if you’re not a fringy kind of gal they will easily comb up into the hairline and you’ll never notice them.
Again, Raquel Welch designers know how to make the most realistic lace front hairline. The strands are light around the face; it just brightens you up. The lace blends nicely with your skin and is almost undetectable. In a couple of photos you can see the tip of my widow’s peak showing which makes it even more realistic. The mono top allows you to part on either side. I love that because I’m a right side parter, not a lefty.
Heather’s description of all the luscious colors are spot on and I really can’t do better so here’s how she describes Shaded Biscuit:
“Light sandy ash brown base and nape with pale blended beige-ash blonde highlights on top and in front, medium brown roots”
Oh My! She covered it so well.
I think one of my favorite elements is the almost vanilla strands in front and the shade of the rooting. Fabulous!
I do have a really petite size head and the cap came down too far on my ears and at the nape so it would require a few stitches to take it up. If you’re of normal size, you won’t have a problem. It’s lightweight so you’ll hardly know you’re wearing it.
The heat friendly fibers will take some extra care so be careful to use a wide tooth comb, preferably, Jon Renau’s wide tooth comb. You’ll also want Jon Renau’s detangler and Simply Stylin silicone spray.
One thing to bear in mind when trying new colors is a possible change in makeup. I don’t think you need to buy all new (unless you want to) but I sometimes have to brighten my colors or try something different. This was no exception.
Be ready for people to do a double take and ask who did your hair!
Wear her with confidence because she’s the bomb!
Editor’s Pick by Raquel Welch
Brenna is a fun, layered, little bob. She’s right on trend with her long sweeping fringe and stacked sides. The longer cut sides create a beautiful profile as they blend with the shorter layered ends in the back. You could get creative with a little styling creme and really play up the texture. I like to fluff the crown a little; it brings some extra dimension. The layered back gives you the comfort of a shorter hairstyle while remaining feminine.
This is probably my signature color right now. It’s amazing!
Rosy dark roots ease into the perfect mix of a medium honey and light golden brown. Top this with lighter ash blonde almost platinum strands for a DYNAMIC color. The dark rooting flows through this design until near the nape where it becomes a lighter brown. I love that Rose Gold is a neutral blond and not golden; I hope ROP spreads the love into several more hairstyles.
The fibers are a bit drier than some other wigs but that’s not a bad thing. I’d use a little silicone spray on the ends. The movement of the fringe is just beautiful, it moves easily in a breeze and looks completely natural.
The dimensions on Brenna are: Crown: 6”, Fringe: 8” and the Nape: 3”
The lace front is about 1.5 inches deep but that’s enough to confidently pull it off the face if you wish. There’s just a little permatease but trust me, you want it.
It’s super light weight and I’m only aware that I’m wearing it because of the lace. It’s not the softest but it’s not bad. I think one reason I’m more aware is because my head is really petite so I have extra room for movement. I do use the adjustable straps to give a better fit and I use a cap liner. The ear tabs have metal stays that help it fit well at the temple. This is an average size cap so most ladies will be able to wear it with no problem.
I needed a short hairstyle for my cruise and Brenna was perfect. She arrived just hours before we left town so I quickly packed her and off we went. Quite often I’d find ladies looking (staring) to the point I asked my husband if anything was out of place. You know that feeling…Whew! It was all good, I just think she delivers such style and fabulous color that she’s an attention getter. You can wear her with confidence!. I styled her with Sqhairbands, fabric headbands, clips and hibiscus flowers.
I use the following Cysterwigs products with Brenna…
Zanetta’s Instagram can be found @Fancy.Strands
Brenna by Rene of Paris
Is it funny that I have a favorite side of this wig? Crowd Pleaser is a mid length style with soft curls highlighting the face but I really like the sweeping side bang. It brings a little elegance whether you’re wearing it to work, dinner or running around in jeans and a t-shirt.
This is one of the most glamorous, feminine hairstyles I’ve ever owned and I feel beautiful every time I wear her. You know it’s a silent compliment when women turn and look twice because they’re so interested in your hair.
The colors that make up Shaded Cappuccino are quite striking. You’ll begin with a dark root; it’s a luscious shade of brown that gently fades to a lighter golden brown. The tips look sun-kissed without coming off brassy. Finally, you’ll find cool blonde strands perfectly mingled throughout as it frames the face. Raquel Welch does a beautiful job at brightening the face with these lighter strands.
The lace front on Crowd Pleaser is exquisite. It is undetectable and seems to disappear on the forehead for a most natural appearance. It isn’t itchy and I have worn her for more than 14 hours at a time. The lace measures four inches across the front so you have adequate coverage and the side hairs at the temple have been blended into the felted ear tab section so it creates a seamless, natural look from every angle. You can tuck it behind your ears, pull it back, clip it up and the fact that you’re wearing a wig is undetectable.
Another feature that I appreciate with Crowd Pleaser is the Memory Cap II. I questioned its ability to memorize the shape of my head, especially with my petite size but it did quite well. This is an element that brings a natural appearance as it molds to the shape of your head. I also think that’s one more point for adding to the comfort of wearing this wig.
The hand-tied, monofilament part on the left measures about an inch wide so you have a little room to play with the part.
The nape is just over 4″, the sides are 7″, the back is 6.5″, crown is 10″ and the gorgeous sweeping front measures 6.5″. There are metal stays in the ear tabs to press for a closer fit and adjustable velcro straps in the back.
On my petite body the hair in back hits the bottom of my neck.
The True2Life hair fibers are heat friendly up to 350 degrees. So far, I haven’t found the need to take heat to her. With heat friendly fibers you do need to be more careful as to your daily care.
I recommend the use of Jon Renau HD Detangler and spritz with Simply Stylin Silicone Spray. The Jon Renau wide tooth comb is a must with this wig. To use anything smaller would cause undue stress on the fibers.