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Originally Posted on March 31, 2014 by Heather Hershey
(above) Ava by Henry Margu
(above) Tribeca Spring by Louis Ferre
#10 (tie): Ava by Henry Margu
I first saw this style at a trade show and felt that the pictures just didn’t do it justice. Henry Margu has some of the nicest feeling hair fibers in the world and they specialize in wigs with unique curl patterns. Ava has a soft, loose curl pattern and a epic amount of voluminous hair. All of this while still remaining light for the length (5 oz) and comfortable. This style has a lace front and a 100% hand-tied monofilament top. The curls are lush and lend themselves easily to loose updos.
#10 (tie): Tribeca Spring by Louis Ferre
I also spotted this beauty at the same trade show I mentioned above. This is a very pretty, super long style with very loose, carefree curls, a lace front, and a 100% hand-tied mono top. The lace front on this one is very unique, as it has what I like to call a mini widow’s peak. This hairline trait is soft, not pointy, and can be easily modified to be more conventionally rounded. However, it is a fabulous (not to mention rare) delight for customers who have natural widow’s peaks – no more shaving your hairline!
#9: Orchid by Estetica
It’s no secret that I love this wig. All the layers in the front seems to hit my face in all the right angles, which is a great thing for a long wig. The top has a lot of body to it, which is helpful when you have a round face because it evens you out and makes you look more proportionate. The wave pattern on Orchid is extremely loose and free-flowing and long side-swept layers in the front are very flattering. Orchid is another lace front wig but this one has a monofilament part in lieu of an entire top, which helps keep the price down a bit. I highly recommend the RT330RT4 color if you like transitional reds. It’s one of my all-time favorite colors and this is one of the few places you’ll find it!
#8: Knockout Human Hair Wig by Raquel Welch
To be honest, this wig is made for petite and petite-average heads, which is why I have never personally worn or reviewed it. However, I ended up listing it based upon numerous customer requests and have sold quite a few of these. (That should really tell you something!) This is a beautiful cut! So many layers – so much hair! This is a real treat for anyone with a smaller head than average. This wig is another lace front with a monotop and this one also has built-in gel grips throughout the cap to help keep it in place. Knockout is surprisingly light for a Remy human hair wig – only 6.5 oz. Knockout is available in all kinds of glamourous Raquel Welch colors. Remy human hair is an investment, to be sure, but this is the kind of investment that will last you perhaps a year or more, depending on how you care for it. Now that’s real bang for your buck!
#7: Madison by Envy
This is one of my absolute favorites, right out of the box. This is also another amazing style for women with round or fuller faces. I recommend this wig whenever someone is debating between mid-length wigs for their face-flattering practicality and long wigs for their glamor. This cut is the best of both! It’s essentially mid-length in the front and long in the back. The front layers and full bang frame the face and draw attention to the eyes. Madison has a full hand-tied mono top but has bangs in lieu of a lace front, meaning that this is a great style for anyone who thinks lace front styles are itchy. Madison by Envy is a sexy straight style that looks great on everyone I put it on!
#6: Roll With It by Forever Young
I am a firm believer that a wig doesn’t have to cost a fortune to do its job – and Roll With It does its job very well. This is an inexpensive long curly style with a very pretty spiral curl pattern. I like this one so much that I kept the review sample for my personal collection. I actually wore this one to a gothic themed event for my radio station last night (I am a GA for a college radio station), so that should give you an indication of how versatile a look like this can be. Now, I wouldn’t necessarily advocate that this makes a good medical wig – because that’s not its job. This is also not ideal for folks who want to wear a wig full time for more than a month – that isn’t its job either. The job of a wig like this is to look cute, come in sexy colors, and help you switch up your look once in a while. The curl pattern requires minimal effort to maintain, making Roll With It a great grab-and-go long weekend wig.
#5: Courtney by Jon Renau
Jon Renau makes some really beautiful wigs and Courtney is a customer fav. This style is the first style on the list with a 100% hand tied cap and lace front. Wear it in a loose pony. Part it anywhere you want. Wear it off the face. No matter how you style this wig, the premium cap construction ensures that this will always look realistic and natural. The cap stretches very nicely to accommodate most folks – a rare thing for monofilament! The layering is long and glorious and the hair fibers are baby fine European quality and very convincing. Courtney is a long layered look with a comfy cap that looks as lux as it feels. What’s not to like? 😉
#4: Zara & Zara Large Cap by Jon Renau
Zara is the only style on this list that is also available with a large cap, and as such, both will be included in this sale! Zara is super-long, super-sexy, super-straight, super-sleek, and super-realistic. This style is also very light for the amount of hair you’re given – only 4.9 oz! Zara has a 100% hand-tied monofilament top and a really well made lace front. This is another customer favorite for it’s length and versatility. I personally love it because I have naturally curly hair and this is the kind of air I always dreamed of as a kid: straight, long, and luscious. This one is available in a lot of cool colors, too!
#3: Brianna by Envy
I called this “VaVaVoom Sex Kitten Princess Hair” in my video review, and I wasn’t kidding around. This wig has epic length and an abundance of soft, feminine spiral curls that will cascade all the way down your back. The front has long voluminous layers that frame the face, adding soft femininity to your look while also drawing attention to the best features of your face and neck area. This is a fabulous style if you’re a girlie girl like me! Brianna has a 100% hand-tied monofilament top (can you detect a theme here?) and a very nice lace front. The Envy color palette is bold and fresh looking and that will only add to the depth and beauty of this long, layered, curly style. I actually think this particular wig does this long curly cascade thing better than any other on the market right now. Such a pretty style!
#2: Blake & Blake Elite Human Hair Wig by Jon Renau
This wig is the stuff dreams are made of and the only reason I didn’t list it at #1 is because the price might be a bit much for some people. I will say, though, that while these human hair styles are pricey, they give you a year or more of full-time wear. That’s a long time to go without worrying about where your next wig will come from. Additionally, human hair is IDEAL for longer styles because it won’t tangle. As in…virtually no tangles. Like, at all. Seriously. Anyone who has every gone through long synthetic styles know how valuable a attribute like that can be! Blake is the flagship super star wig of the Jon Renau lineup. She’s long, gently layered, and comes in a lot of colors for a human hair style. Blake only weighs 6.oz but has a tremendous amount of hair, with each strand being hand-tied into the cap and knotted into place so it pivots just like natural hair. You can part Blake in any direction as well as wear her off the face or in a loose bun or updo. This wig has so many possibilities. It can also be cut over time and with wear to prolong its wearable life. I have only sold a handful of these, but they are so pretty and luxurious I’d be lying if I didn’t say this was one of my favorite styles so far. A must-have for fans of long Remy human hair and hand-tied caps!
Aaaaaaaand #1 is…
Adriana by Jon Renau
I freaking adore this wig! I reviewed Adriana some time back and I was incredibly impressed with everything about it. The length is perfect. The curl pattern is loose and very boho-chic. The layers in the front are flattering and slimming. They layers in the back bring out the most in the curl pattern and give the wig tons of body. The movement of the hair is gloriously natural. The 100% hand-tied cap stretches beautifully and fits very comfortably. The lace front is thick – but not too thick – and looks very natural. The color selections are vibrant, professional, and very pretty. Best of all, I felt an instant transformation as soon as I put it on. I felt confident, fiercely feminine, and ultra-sexy. I had trouble giving into the vanity of staring at myself in awe (which is something you can notice a little when you watch my video review of this style). I love this wig. I kept the one from the review and wore it out a few nights later…and got hit on even though my boyfriend was right beside me! This wig has The Power. You’ll love how it feels as much as how good it makes you look. I highly recommend the syrup shades for this style. My favorite is FS27, also known as Strawberry Syrup. The highlighting is tasteful and expensive looking, bringing out the most of the layering in this style. There are few wigs I have such strong feelings about. This one is definitely a keeper!