Kathleen’s Review: Kiss by Ellen Wille an adorable curly pixie

I’ll be honest with you, I initially passed over Kiss because the product photos didn’t catch my eye. How many times has that happened to you? Then I saw a video of Ellen Wille’s photoshoot of her new collection and saw a glimpse of what this wig could look like. I was hooked and ordered it asap. Overall I love this style. It has one little quirk to be mindful of but the style and color more than make up for it. Below is a black and white photo so the style is the star not the color. 😉

What I like about this style is as short as it is the nape is a bit longer and the sideburn area is a bit longer than you might expect from a pixie this short. Another thing that I really liked about this basic open cap design is it has a good size mono crown that in this case really helps with the realism. The hair isn’t too dense either so it looks like hair is growing from your head. Its a small touch but in my opinion essential. Below is a collage of the measurements and product photos and the glimpse I saw of the curls styled forward over the forehead. So cute! The description turns out was spot on for this color Mango Mix. Still you never know..lol..I was hoping it wouldn’t be too dark or too brown. I was thrilled when I opened the box and saw the color..yummy. 👏

After a quick shake and some styling Kiss immediately reminded me of another favorite wig of mine Raquel Welch’s The New Romantic. Below is a side by side comparison on wig heads. If you took TNR and thinned it out and trimmed it you would have Kiss. If you love the look of RW TNR but fear it might be too much hair for you I think you would love Kiss.

Now for Kiss’s “quirk”. There isn’t much permatease on Kiss( RW The New Romantic has much more permatease even though it has a mono top 😉)which is a good thing and the hair density is low which is a good thing. Out of the box the curls are adorable and you really can style them any which way you want and they’ll stay because of the permatease. I didn’t use any product at all when I styled her. However the permatease combined with the low hair density can be a small challenge if you want to style it more like I have..kinda crazy. 😜If you aren’t careful you might expose a weft or two in front. After I realized this might happen I just fiddled with her to make sure no wefts were exposed. I will say on the positive side there is plenty of hair on the sides and back…no way any wefts will ever show there. This is a trade off to achieve the style of Kiss. She has a very realistic hair density and to have the curls the way they are ..very light and easily styled the permatease is essential.

Below are more side by side comparisons of Raquel Welch’s The New Romantic and Ellen Wille’s Kiss. Kiss has much less volume and permatease than TNR.

I love that you have some curls to play with on EW Kiss but not all the hair of RW TNR.

Ellen Wille’s Light Mango Mix and Mango Mix are virtual doppelgängers as you can see from the photo below. The same numbers are used in their color mix. A little more Irish red in the front of Point’s Light Mango Mix but in person you really can’t tell much of a difference. I’m very happy. To me it also looks like I took my Point and curled it. You could easily interchange these two sister styles and no one would be the wiser. 😊

Below is Kiss in all its glory. I really am enjoying this one. Fun and flirty..not at all stuffy or old fashioned. I’d love to see this in a brunette shade.

Same wig different lighting…the photo below was taken on an overcast day. This is how I wear Kiss now…she’s settled into this look quite organically which I love. The take away here is if you wear and adore pixies but would like to try some curls I highly recomend this cute quirky sexy little number…Kiss by Ellen Wille..another winner..❤️👏

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  1. Eileen
    February 1, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Wow Kathleen, you just look amazing in these soft curls! I enjoy reading every word of your reviews, you have a way of explaining and showing the wigs that makes it a pleasure to read. Thanks once again for a fantastic review!

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks for visiting and reading Eileen..glad you enjoyed it. Everyone has their own take on wigs huh? I welcome & enjoy your feedback..thanks again..:-) Kathleen

  2. February 1, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    Like you, I NEVER have given this a second look because of the product photos, but you look fabulous in it! Would love to see how you’ve styled it in the back. I love this color so much (in Point which gets so many compliments) that I am really going to consider this in the future. I sure wish they would make some longer styles in this color, like Arrow for example. Thank you for another great review!

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Hi Marie I agree I would love to see this color in other styles..like United! 😉 lol…This one is truly Points sister…I think you’d love it…thanks for reading and for your feedback..xxox Kathleen

  3. Beth
    March 6, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Me again, Kathleen, wondering how to resolve the quirk in the front when I get this wig. I love the style, but can’t deal with hair flopping in my face – and I’ve got a small face. Question: do you imagine the wig could still “work” if I trim the front length, just a bit? It might help the front curls’ buoyancy to stay curly and not expose any wefting up there. I don’t even own it yet – deciding b/t Kiss and Neena, tending towards Kiss’ extra fluff. Help! thanks so much.

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Hi Beth…if you are concerned with curls flopping in your face your needn’t be. I did that on mine because I like curls over my forehead like that…this hair will stay wherever and however you style her. In the product photos they combed her into a side swept fashion. I’ve done this and its actually adorable. Its perfectly coiffed in the product photo..to break that up I just flip a curl here and there so its not so perfect looking. What color are you considering getting? To be honest a darker color or a rooted color would not have the issue or “quirk” my Mango Mix had..just something to keep in mind. I hope I helped..best Kathleen

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Beth I would also add if you have a small face Kiss would work better too in my humble opinion…I actually wouldn’t suggest trimming Kiss she because she doesn’t have an abundance of hair to spare…thats just my opinion ;-)…Neena has a lot of hair even though the bangs are short its very dense. I have a full face so it works well on me but it might overwhelm a small face.

  4. Linda
    May 8, 2018 / 5:48 am

    Great review, Kathleen!! I’d your own opinion of what differences you see or have heard about between two popular short pixies: Jon Renau Allure and Raquel Welch Winner – I would need the Petite versions. I know the cuts are a little different (which can be fixed), but are the hair textures, hair volume, breathability, caps and overall quality also different?

    • Kathleen Ryan
      May 26, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Hi Linda thanks for commenting…I think JR hair fibers are finer than RW. Comfort and quality construction I would say they are similar. I have had a Winner and loved the style..for a short fun pixie you can’t beat it. Allure has more hair so if you want a shorter style like Winner I’d go with her. You could modify Allure but she really is pretty as it. They are quite different in style. Good luck..best Kathleen

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