I have been wanting to try Raquel Welch’s Trendsetter for awhile now; I finally ordered it in Shadow Shades Golden Wheat.

All the Raquel Welch wigs I have purchases have arrived packaged perfectly, I especially like that they include a card with instructions on how to store the wig, in this case the card explained why the wig is stored inside out (to preserve its style).

This is such a nice touch and shows the quality of these wigs.

The cap construction on Trendsetter is basic, there is no lace front and it is open wefted allowing air flow. There are open ear tabs so glasses can be worn over or through the tabs.

The front is 4.75”, crown 4.75”, sides 3.25”, back 3.25” and a nape of 4”; she is extremely light weighing in at only 2.5 ounces. There is plenty of stretch in this wig and I think it would fit some larger head circumferences as well, it also has adjustable Velcro straps that allow for ½” adjustability.

I ordered Trendsetter in Shadow Shades Golden Wheat, SS14/88, which is described as a medium honey blonde with soft gold blonde highlights and medium brown roots; the rooting is beautiful on this wig, it looks totally natural.

Noriko’s Creamy Toffee Rooted and Jon Renau’s Shaded Praline (12FS8) are two shades similar to the SS Golden Wheat; all three shades are very similar with the SS Golden Wheat being just a tad lighter and brighter.

Trendsetter is a mid-length shag with lots of layers and flipped ends. I used some Jon Renau “piece out” styling cream to create some texture and piecing, I do this with almost all my wigs. There is a good amount of hair in the front section of this wig, depending on your preference you might like it this way or you could easily thin out the front and even cut in some bangs if you like.

The length of Trendsetter gives it lots of styling options. I don’t mind at all that there is no lace front on Trendsetter, you can still wear it off your face by just pulling some strands down in the front.

This wig looks cute with clips, barrettes or headbands, and of course hats!

I like a wig that has so much versatility, it is very easy to wear and can be smoothed down for a more polished look or you can easily add volume and height by just running your fingers through it.

If you’ve have been wanting to give Trendsetter a try, go ahead, you’ll be glad you did!

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Trendsetter by Raquel Welch

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  1. December 27, 2017 / 3:02 am

    Great photos Eileen..pretty color on you..thanks for those color comparisons..the are so helpful. Did the piecing cream help with the flippy back? Keeping it tame? Thanks!…wonderful review. 🙂

    • Eileen
      December 30, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Hi Kathleen;
      The styling cream really helped all over this one. I used it to “piece out” the top and sides then ran my fingers up through the back to get the flips going in the right direction; I also used it to tame the areas that I felt like it was too full or when I wanted to just smooth it behind my ears. I honestly don’t know what I would do without this styling cream, I love it. Thank you reading my review, I really appreciate it as I always look forward to yours and learn so much from you! Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year!

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