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Hi folks Kathleen here with my review of Vienna Roast by BelleTress. Well if you didn’t know it already my favorite blonde is Champagne With Apple Pie. I already own Mimosa and Kahlua in this color but wanted to see if there was a longer style I might enjoy. So I was perusing BelleTress wigs on CysterWigs website to see what other styles are offered in CWAP and Vienna Roast popped up. Hmmm I haven’t seen many reviews on this one. Heather has reviewed her in the color Chrome but aside from her review I haven’t seen other reviews or photos of Vienna Roast. Two things that sold me from Heathers review…she said the curl pattern started higher on the face and she has a definite relaxed corkscrew curl. I had high hopes and ordered her.
A pet peeve of mine are model product photos that look nothing like the wig they are showcasing. Not with Vienna Roast. The model photo in image 2 looks exactly like the wig I received. I was very happy to see that.
I love how BelleTress packages their wigs. My wig came in pristine condition. No wonky areas no “box hair”. Perfect right out of the box.
I enjoy wearing lashes and makeup when I do these reviews. But in real life I hardly ever wear makeup. Hmm I really should though because I always feel better..but alas I’m lazy..lol 😂 Image 4 is a good example of this wig and color with little make up on. Full disclosure I did my brows and face but not my eyes. 😉 Look at that gorgeous loose corkscrew curl on top. I love this sort of curl that is really more of a wave its so feminine.
Images 5-8 illustrate this gorgeous curl pattern and color in natural indirect light.
Look at the back I love it! ❤️
I was pleasantly surprised with how well done the mono features were. The knots weren’t uniform…I hate when the knots are in a perfect pattern. These were nice and random. The are tightly knotted and fairly small. Not very noticeable even with the hair brushed off the face. To be honest that’s partly due to the very light brown color of the root. It’s a more forgiving color.
Image 11 and 12 illustrates Vienna Roast really fluffed up. She has very minimal permatease but enough to get some volume if you want. The hair is very fine and has a look of real hair. No shine (she is HF) but she does tend to get fly aways. Now personally they don’t bother me too much. Real hair will get them as well. I’ll use a little detangler spray on the area and re-twirl a few sections of hair and that usually does the job. When I am fluffing her up I try to do it from underneath the hair vs fluffing her up the from outside. That helps minimize the fly aways too. You’ll also notice how light this root is. I think it looks very natural.
The beautiful waves of Vienna Roast as illustrated in image 13. It took me a little while to fall in love with her. The texture was very piecy looking and I thought the curl wasn’t very flattering on me. I didn’t think I could pull it off. But I love the color so much and it’s a great length so I kept playing with her wave. I adjusted her part and finally found the look I love. It takes awhile to find the best look for you sometimes. ☺️
Image 14 is a really good accurate color photo and illustrates how light the root is. The root color looks like the browned crust on an apple pie. Ahh 😉
I will say that I’m not a particular fan of HF fibers. I’ve had Raquel Welch and Jon Renau heat friendly wigs. In my experience they tend to clump tangle easily and can very quickly get an almost greasy hair look to them. BelleTress HF fibers are different. They are softer and behave more like real hair. Only time will tell how the fibers hold up on this mid length style. My others BT wigs are short and shorter wigs hold up better than long wigs whether they are HF or regular synthetic.
In image 16 I compare both style and color of Vienna Roast & Julianne by Jon Renau. The Jon Renau color Laguna Blonde is very pretty but for me a bit too yellow and the root is too dark for me. My preference is a softer root color and less of a value contrast between the root and base color. The wavy curl of Vienna Roast is concentrated in the middle of my face (flattering on me because I have an oblong face shape) vs Juliannes curl that is concentrated on the lower third of my face and below my chin. That brings your eye down and isn’t as flattering on me.
The take away here is if you want something with a lace front and mono part with a more relaxed curl pattern than Julianne (nor the cost of Juliannes 100% hand tied cap 😉) & if you love blondes but are tired of the blonde wig shine and all the dark roots & you want a light blonde but not too light warm but not too warm you will love Champagne With Apple Pie. Whoosh can we say run on sentence? Lol 😂 Enjoy!
holding spray (if your wig is synthetic, make sure it’s synthetic safe!)
a styrofoam head
sectioning clips or bobby pins
a small pair of sharp scissors
1. Use T-pins to pin the wig right-side-in (so the hair is facing you, not the inside of the cap) on the styrofoam head. I generally put t-pins at the nape, forehead, ear tabs, and crown. Make sure wig is nice and secure before moving on to step 2.
2. Use the wide-toothed comb to gently brush the hair back, directly off the face, to best expose any wefts on the top of the head and / or crown that you want to fluff up.
3. Use sectioning clips or bobby pins to separate the individual wefts.
4. Look on the underside of the weft, near the bottom, where it is sewn into the cap. This is where the permatease lives! Moving in small horizontal strokes, take the virgin toothbrush and “saw” back and forth with gentle pressure. This will help fluff up the permatease again.
5. Continue throughout the areas of the cap that you want to fluff up.
NOTE: It’s okay if it seems like you are fluffing things too much. You can always tame things back down at the end. “More is better” is generally the way to go when you do this.
6. Flip the wig upside-down and spritz with the hair spray. Allow to dry.
7. Remove from styrohead. Now that everything is nice and fluffy, use your fingers to style the wig as you want it to look.
8. Trim any obnoxious fly-aways with the scissors. (Carefully.)
This technique works particularly well with Rene of Paris and Noriko wigs. I use it on my Amal and Cameron wigs to squeak a few more months out of them, since (for example) the biggest issues with ROP wigs tend to be permatease failure issues and not the fibers getting frizzy. Give this a whirl and see if it helps you too! 🙂
Email from a client asking if Ocean by Estetica can be parted down the middle:
“Can you please tell me if the Estetica ocean wig can be parted down the middle?”
Great question! Since Ocean by Estetica has an open cap it is able to be parted down the middle or in any direction, but you may run into an issue of the wefts showing due to this style being an open cap.
The best wigs that will give you a more natural part will be styles that have a mono-top. The mono-top allows for the wig to be parted in any direction. Mono-parts also give you a natural part, but since the part is built in, you really can’t manipulate it from the side that it is parted on.
The photos of all the colors that are located under the product photos (red arrow in the photo below) are the shades the style is available in. Now, if you want to know which shade the model is wearing, those are available in the “Highlights” section (blue arrow) of the description portion of the site. If it is a photo of Heather, she includes the shade she’s wearing at the bottom of the photo! (Super helpful!)