Eileen’s Review: Kristi By Jon Renau

I pre-ordered Kristi by Jon Renau in my favorite JR color, Shaded Praline, 12FS8 and she was absolutely worth the wait! Kristi is a bob style that will look great on most face shapes.

I also own Kristen, I guess we could call her Kristi’s little sister as Kristi has a lace front, monofilament top and hand tied cap. Kristi is part of Jon Renau’s favorites collection, I think she will be a favorite of many ladies.

The front on Kristi is 7.75″, crown 11.25″, side 7.25″ and a nape of 4.5″. The face framing layers are so flattering. The contouring of the lace front is perfect, so natural, it looks like this hair is growing right out of your scalp.

This lady has plenty of movement, the back has such a natural swing that moves with you! I love the openness of the front of Kristi, I did not have to steam it, just took it right out of the box and it fit perfectly.

I ordered 12FS8, I have the same color in Kristen, this is my comfort zone and favorite color from the Jon Renau line. The lace front, hand tied monofilament top and hand tied cap are luxurious features and do cause the price point to be somewhat higher, but for a special wig it is worth the price.

The layers around the face are so flattering for most everyone; they hit the face at just the right point.

In my opinion 12FS8, Shaded Praline is a very close comparison to Noriko’s Creamy Toffee Rooted. Shaded Praline is described as a medium golden blonde on light golden brown nape and base with platinum highlights and medium brown roots.

The rooting on shaded praline is totally natural looking making it a very popular Jon Renau shade.

Below is Shaded Praline compared to Ellen Wille’s Caramel Rooted. Caramel Rooted more of a honey blonde and medium golden blonde blends, both are rooted colors.

Below is a comparison of Noriko’s Mocha Hilight and Shaded Praline. Mocha Hilight is a medium ash blonde with light champagne highlights and medium brown roots.

The three comparisons shades are all similar in shade with a few variations in highlights. Next, lets look at some styling options for Kristi.

I always like to add a headband to most of my wigs; I think they can really change up a wig and make it look different and fresh.

Isn’t it fun to add accessories? Kristi’s length is perfect to add a barrette, clip or even a cloth headband! All of these ways of wearing her make this a very versatile wig.

The lace front makes it so easy to wear Kristi completely off the face. Styling wigs is my way of making them look different, especially if they are being worn daily.

I can see why there is so much internet buzz over this one, Kristi is one to watch I think she will be making everyone’s favorite list.

Product Listing:
Kristi by Jon Renau
Kristen by Jon Renau

You can see all of Eileen’s guest blogger posts here, and also find her on Instagram @crazywiglady and now on YouTube!



  1. Rhonda Markham
    February 18, 2018 / 2:51 am

    This was a wonderful review filled with lots of information about color and styling options. Thanks so much; I found it very helpful!

    • Eileen
      February 20, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Hi Rhonda;
      I am so glad you enjoyed the review, I also have a video on this one on my youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/crazywiglady if you want to check it out also. I enjoy doing the color comparisons as well as offer some styling options, I think one of the things I love most about wigs is being able to change them up with just a few fun and inexpensive accessories. Thanks again for reading my review. xoxo eileen

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