Well after close to 100 wigs and many attempts at finding a “ long” wig that feels right on me….I found her. Mia by TressAllure in Sunset Glow. She hits all those sweet spots for me. Long but not too long…..casual curls but not too casual…..realistic hair density-check! Layers around the face-check!….lace front and mono part-check! And last but not least a vibrant dynamic red-check! Image 1 showcases Mia right out of the box. One really cool thing is Mia came to me with a perfectly placed part. A gorgeous part..no zig zag…yippee! I wish all wig manufacturers did this. This way she truly is ready to wear right out of the box. She felt like me right away. Even my husband said she looked very nice and he still favors short hair or pixies on me. So for him to comment on a long wig was amazing. If I could do a back flip I would..lol
Image 2 showcases this glorious color Sunset Glow. A dark natural auburn base with Irish red and ginger blonde highlights. Quite dramatic. Now these ginger blonde highlights can be rather chunky so if that’s not your cup of tea you wouldn’t like this color. I happen to love dramatic color placement. In this image there is quite a lot of sunlight on me. Inside this color isn’t going to look as bright and dramatic. Ps…look at that part!
I love the texture on Mia. Big loose cork screw curls. Also the curls curl away from the face on both sides. I love that. The ends don’t all face down like the traditional “ beachy wave”, lets say like on Julianne by Jon Renau. On the other hand the waves aren’t those big barrel curls like on Brave The Wave by Raquel Welch. So for me these curls are between trendy and traditional which hits that sweet spot for me.
Image 5 illustrates this gorgeous curl pattern on Mia and the gorgeous color Sunset Glow indoors in natural diffused light.
There is a little extra lace that I will trim off the front and the knots are a little uniform but not overly dense or sparse or pluggy looking. If this was a lighter color you wouldn’t even notice them. Overall I am very pleased with the monofilament features on Mia.
I was a little surprised to find the permatease wasn’t encased in that rose lace you usually see. There is very little permatease here. I had no problem covering up the wefts on top though. As a matter of fact I didn’t even notice how little permatease there was until after I took my photos. So for me the hair density was plenty thick enough to cover any wefts. I do have bio hair be it thin in probably a perfect “root” color a light neutral brown. That of course helps hide wefts as well. I suppose in a light color I would be more careful to make sure no wefts show on top. Do I think this is a problem?…not really and certainly wasn’t for me. If you are a lover of permatease and big hair you would be dissapointed in this wig. Not me though. The permatease is just enough to give me the oomph I like on top without looking like I have a Dolly Parton wig on. 😉
For the price of this wig ($213.74 before any discounts or sales) I am really happy with all the bells and whistles. Mia feels very comfortable on partly because of the soft covered eartabs and extended nape. If I ever get any itching on a wig those are usually the areas that itch. And 9 times out of 10 its because they have open eartabs and napes. I do have to take the velcro adjusters all the way in but the fit is just fine then.
Image 10 illustrates one of the reasons I love Mia. The entent of the lace front and the transition into the eartabs is done very well. They have spliced/knotted hairs along the eartabs. This does two things it hides the eartabs and allows for easy styling off the face, pony tails and updos. This feature will come in handy for all those things. In other words Mia has great styling versatility.
In image 11 I have the hair pulled back for you so you can see these hairs sewn into the eartabs. FYI…The lace does lay down nicely I pulled it back a little more so you could see what I am talking about with the eartabs and where the lace and eartabs transition.
Images 12 through 16 illustrates the similarities and differences between Julianne by Jon Renau and Mia. Just the curl and style is compared. Mia has a lace front and mono part and the rest is an open cap whereas Jon Renau’s Julianne is 100% hand-tied. They do have a similar length and curl though. Mia has a shorter bang area and a longer nape and more layering than Julianne.
The layers on Mia give her a different profile than Julianne. She has more fullness/curl around the middle area of the wig or around mid face. I have a long face (full 😉 but long) so that helps balance out my face and gives my face more of an oval appearance.
Image 15 illustrates another difference between these two wigs. The nape on Mia is longer than Julianne’s. I had to let the length of Mia cascade past the edge of this cabinet. She is long enough in the back to put in a low pony. I like that versatility.
I love the layering through the mid section of Mia. Those layered curls are more flattering for my face shape.
Here is Mia in a simple low pony. I took out some side tendrils and I think she looks cute like this. Some simple updos would be beautiful and I really need to learn to French braid because Mia would look amazing with one. 😉
Mia all fluffed up… not much to do since she was already parted for me at the factory. 😉
I am seriously in love with these curls. Lol.
Sunset Glow is an appropriate name for this color since it makes me glow with happiness. 😉 I wanted long hair all my life and thought maybe that boat had passed. I’m too old. Its too late. Long hair isn’t for everyone. Well the take away here just like my belief that there is a red for everyone there is a long hairstyle for everyone. No matter your age or the fact you never had long hair don’t give up. The smile on my face tells it all. I am now officially in the long hair club..lol Most of all enjoy the ride!
Below is a little video I took of Mia right out of the box. No fluffing and no combing. So pretty huh?
Mia by TressAllure