Kathleen’s Review: Color comparison: JR’s Pralines & Cream and Gabor’s Caramel

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Our guest blogger today is Kathleen. As an artist, Kathleen definitely knows her stuff. Check out her work at www.KathleenRyanArt.com.

        One thing I am obsessed with aside from wigs is color…recently I purchased two different wigs. One, a stretch for me, the long layered Julia by Jon Renau in the pretty color Pralines & Cream. This is the unrooted version of their Shaded Peaches & Cream…not to be confused with Shaded Praline which is an entirely different color altogether lol. 😉 The other wig I purchased was Gabor’s High Impact in the beautiful color Caramel. I purchased both during one of CysterWigs amazing sales! Yippee! 🙂

       I thought from my research and from these manufacturers color codes and with my correspondence with the always helpful team at CysterWigs that Jon Renua’s color Pralines & Cream would be more dynamic (the darks would be darker and the lights would lighter and would have more vibrant colors more intense or saturated colors with chunkier highlights) than Gabor’s Caramel. Well  I was surprised! These two colors are virtually the same. Gabor’s colors have the reputation for being lighter more subdued and more blended than other manufacturers colors. I did not find that to be true in this instance. 

         The color samples are misleading. In my collage 1)  the Jon Renau color sample illustrates a vivid bright golden blonde chunky highlighted vivid butterscotch blonde. Gabor’s color sample illustrates a perfectly blended medium butterscotch blonde. If you compare the side by side wigs especially the close-up detail of these two wigs you will see that the colors are both a soft strawberry blonde with soft warm light blonde highlights. Both colors are equally dynamic in my opinion.  Absolutely gorgeous in my book. Not the bright brassy colors of their color samples.

        If you look at collage 2) & 3) you will see in the photos of me wearing the Julia and High Impact that the light blonde highlights are throughout the wigs and that there is a concentration in both wigs of blonde highlights framing the face. Both very tastefully done (btw the photos of me wearing the wigs are a good example of how lighting can change how color photographs hence the colors in these two wigs look different from each other in this example 😉

         Looking at the wigs on the styrofoam heads in collage 2) & 3) I would think I was looking at the same color from the same manufacturer just in different wig styles. The take away here is these two colors are interchangeable and are a very pleasant medium to light strawberry blonde with tastefully done light blonde highlights…absolutely gorgeous colors…enjoy! 




Notes by Gina from CysterWigs

High Impact by Gabor (also available in a Large cap size)

Julia by Jon Renau

If you would like to see more of Kathleen’s posts, please click here. 🙂

Thank you for sharing Kathleen! You look absolutely stunning in anything I’ve seen you with!



  1. February 2, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Thank you Gina! I love finding comparable colors between different manufacturers. I’m not sure if I “look good” in all my wigs but I will say I’m not afraid to try something new…you just never know..;-)

  2. Kelly
    February 7, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    This is such a great comparison. Also, loved seeing the actual colors are different from the swatch. This is very helpful.
    Thank you!

    • February 9, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Thanks Kelly….glad this helps…love color don’t you? 🙂

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