Eileen’s Review: Jon Renau’s “Kristen” Color 12FS8 (Shaded Praline)

Kristen is a longer style bob and what could become my “go to” work wig. This is a polished professional style that can be dressed up or made more casual by using some fun hair accessories.

As with all wigs I’ve ordered from Cysterwigs.com, Kristen came to my home perfectly packaged.

Kristen has a beautiful lace front for added realism; she has a standard cap with open wefting and a small amount of permatease, I love peramatease and would not have minded at all if it had more! There is felt at the back and ear tabs as well.

The color 12FS8 is an extremely popular Jon Renau color, I find that it is super realistic and the rooting makes it even more believable.

Shaded Praline is comparable to Noriko’s Creamy Toffee Rooted. There are so many highlights and lowlights in this wig making it such a beautiful color.

You could also compare 12FS8 to Rachel Welch’s SS Golden Wheat. I am a lover of rooted wigs; I have dark bio hair so the dark rooting makes it easier for me if the wig does not provide complete side coverage. I used a small amount of shading powder on the sides to blend my bio hair into the sides of the wig making the edges undetectable.

The specs on Kristen are 7.5” on the front, crown 10.5”, sides 7” and a nape of 3.5”, she is very light at only 3.7 oz.

Kristen’s length makes it extremely easy to style it in many different ways. You can totally change the look of a wig by using hair accessories, headband, clips, barrettes are all things to use to change the look; this is also a great way to make the wig less formal and fun or by using a jeweled clip or comb you can dress up a wig for a night out. I am always on the lookout for unique hair accessories.

These face framing layers make this an easy wig to wear for most face shapes. Kristen has a very nice hair density, not too much or too little hair, another feature making it totally believable.

Kristen has enough hair to easily pull it back if you prefer it off your face, she also has great movement, the hair moves with you in a very natural way, not stiff at all!

If you are like me and didn’t think you could wear longer hair you might want to give this one a try. I think anyone of any age could wear Kristen and look great!

If you have any questions, please drop by and see me on my Instagram page @crazywiglady.

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Kristen by Jon Renau

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  1. January 4, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Great review Eileen…great length…wonderful photos as always…:-)

    • Eileen
      January 8, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks Kathleen; this has got to be one of my new favorites, easy to wear and style! Thanks for leaving a comment. Have a great day!

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