Kathleen’s Review: Mariska by Jon Renau w/ color Comparisons

Hi folks Kathleen here with my review of an adorable sexy easy to wear wig called Mariska…and yes she is named after Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order SVU. ? Love this style and color!

Mariska is only 1.7 oz and 100% hand tied with a lace front. CysterWigs has very generous sales and very often so help is just around the corner as far as affording this beauty. I will say upfront she is worth every penny.

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and saw this color..so dynamic and rich because Jon Renau isn’t known for their intense reds. ? She comes in a petite size and fit me beautifully. My head has an average circumference but all my other head measurements are petite or less. Its nice to wear a wig that isn’t big. Mariska is a modified wedge style…similar to the ice skater Dorothy Hamil’s do but really more the way Dorothy Hamil wore her hair after the Olympics….so pretty and feminine.

Below is a close up of this intense rich dynamic fashion red 32BF.

I haven’t bought a JR wig in awhile and was reminded why folks love them so much. A beautifully done lace front for one.

Its funny when I first put Mariska on I thought she had no seam between the lace front and mono top! I couldn’t see it! ? Well not exactly but pretty close as you can see from my photos below. I drew two white lines to illustrate where the invisible seam is. This is on a white wig head…crazy huh? Btw look at this excellent mono top…very small tight knots…very realistic hair density here. The lace front also has a beautiful contour to it. One of the most realistic wigs I own…so thrilled with her.

Below is a collage illustrating this beautifully made cap. It is so comfortable I honestly forget I have a wig on..its a dream to wear.

When I first saw Mariska she reminded me of my JR Natalie in Strawberry Syrup. If you love Natalie but wish it were a little longer you’ll LOVE Mariska. If you love Strawberry Syrup but wish the color was redder you’ll LOVE 32BF. If you have a Raquel Welch wig in Shaded Spice and wish the base color was redder and had some butterscotch blonde highlights then you’ll LOVE 32BF…basically 32BF is a combination of JR’s Strawberry Syrup and RW’s Shaded Spice but with a dark cherry auburn base. This color is beyond gorgeous and I think would look beautiful on just about everyone.

The take away here is if you want a very feminine short style but not pixie short and really want the realism and comfort of a 100% hand tied cap in a gorgeous fashion red that looks like your spent a small fortune on it at a salon….then Jon Renau’s Mariska in 32BF is for you. I adore this wig and highly recommend it….enjoy!

Product Listings:
Mariska Petite by Jon Renau

You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.



  1. Sherry
    September 13, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Great review, Kathleen! I so love Mariska, but I really wish JR would offer it in a average size. The petite is a little tight on me. You look great in 32BF!

    • September 13, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Sherry..thank you! I agree with you on sizes..a beauty like this should be offered in not only average but in large sizes as well. 😉 I do love 32BF its such a pretty color…thanks for your feedback..:-) best Kathleen

    • Cynthia
      September 13, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Looks wonderful on you Kathleen! I agree with Sherry that this wig needs to be available in size average too! Can you share your head measurements so I can tell if the petite will work on me? I’ve found JR’s hand tied caps to run large but wefted caps to be more snug. Is that your experience too?

      • September 14, 2017 / 3:08 pm

        Thanks Cynthia! My head is 21 1/2″ cir….11″ ear to ear( this is where I’m really small) and 12 1/2″ front to back…best Kathleen

  2. Joan Boes
    September 13, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Boy… what a thorough and comprehensive review ! You’d get an A+ from your teacher if this was a class in wig blogs. And I agree with Sherry..I wish JR would release it in average cap. Terrific look for you and the color is beautiful.

    • September 14, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Lol thanks Joan I really appreciate your kind words. Agree..average and large cap!..:-)best Kathleen

  3. Terri Yeley
    September 14, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Thanks for the amazing review, Kathleen! You confirmed my choice of red in my next style… 32BF it is!! Amazing and you’re right..surprisingly dynamic for JR! I love Mariska Hargitay and so glad you made this comparison.. It wasn’t on my wish list until now! XOXO TAZ

    • September 14, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks Taz..you’ll love this color…cant wait to see your new wig on you…xxox

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