Hi folks Kathleen here with my review of Sloane by Tony of Beverly. It’s a beautiful long softly waved low density style with a lace front and mono part. I really wanted to try a long wig again. I was contemplating Mambo..you know I LOVE curls…but then Sloane was released. As soon as I saw she had a lace front, mono part, some waves and came in my beloved Sunset Red I was hooked.
She is long…not “Kathleen” long but legit long. 😂 From her product photos she was reminding me of Estetica’s Eden.
The first glimpse of Sloane. Well packaged by Tony of Beverly. The color is gorgeous.
Image 5 is right out of the box with a little finger combing and separating the curls a bit. I have not re-parted her or fluffed her ….yet 😉
Look at how low density she is. The layers are shaggy and I love the loose waves..so beautiful.
The ends are not bluntly cut..very light and feathery in appearance.
Sloane looks beautiful at every angle. This color Sunset Red is oh so dynamic and gorgeous.
This wig is long…but doesn’t appear or feel heavy on at all.
In reality if I had long hair it would be thinner towards the ends like Sloane’s. Her wispy and shaggy ends makes her look very realistic.
The lace front is well done but to be honest it’s not the best I’ve recieved from TOB. The knotting is a little too uniform for me but once I put Sloane on my head she looked just fine. I personally would trim the access lace off but I do that with all my wigs.
I was surprised how low density she was. Especially since she has a lace front and mono part. I thought she might by loaded with permatease. I didn’t feel any when I first put her on. She does have some, but its only to cover wefts, its not for volume or lift. Before I did anything more to her I clipped her into a ponytail to illustrate her low density.
One reason I wanted a long wig is for updos. I wanted to find an easy way to style a longer wig in an updo for someone like myself with no skills in that area whatsoever. I tried everything and finally came up with the look in Image 16 that shows a half up half down look that only takes one large clear plastic hair comb. I got mine at Hobby Lobby in the bridal section. Its about 2” by 3.25” clear and inexpensive. I just take my hair twist and put the hair comb in and let the hair flop over it to hide it. Truly easy peasy and looks pretty and will stay until you remove the comb.
Sloane fit me well after adjusting her. The adjusters at the nape are bra type adjusters. I like them and would take a stitch or two with a needle and thread after you have them adjusted to your liking.
So here is Sloane in image 18 after I played around with her part to balance my face shape and help give her more oomph on top. Long term I will probably steam some lift in front. She is fairly flat on top. If you feel the top of your wig all you will feel is your head. If you look at her inside her cap you will see rose lace along side the mono part that hides her wefts and where the minimal permatease lives. I’m just saying you won’t feel the permatease right away because it’s very minimal. You will have to work on it to “wake it up” if you want more volume. There is no bump of permatease at the crown. I personally do like some volume on top but I have to say it was refreshing to see how realistic Sloane looked on me since all I saw was the real outline of my head. I fluffed her up by turning her upside down and finger combing her to separate her curls. Tony of Beverly fibers are very fine and have little shine. Sloane is no exception and because of her length and delicate design she will want to tangle on you. As I was combing her to loosen up her curls I used my Jon Renau HD Detangler on her. I would also get some Simply Stylin and spray some on her especially on her ends to prevent tangling. I had no problem combing and styling her because I took these preventative measures. Sloane became even more gorgeous after I combed through her curls and fluffed her up.
image 19 illustrates her wonderful mono part. I have used my trick of placing medical flesh toned soft silicone tape on the inside of her cap along her part. Sloane looks very realistic this way like the hair is growing right out of my head. I love Sloane with her hair pulled over to one side.
The question remains can I really pull off long hair like this especially at my “age”. 😜 To be honest I look better in shorter hair but I love Sloane she is so pretty and I have decided she will by my holiday hair. Everyone deserves long hair and half the battle is getting used to seeing yourself in long hair. Especially if you’re like me, have ultra fine bio hair and have worn pixies all your life.😉 I have slowly but surely worked up to this length hair.
Gorgeous loose waves.
Another side view showing my face. For scale my face measures 7.25” from the top of my forehead to the bottom of m chin.
Image 24 illustrates Sloane and Eden by Estetica side by side. On the surface they look very similar. Both long with gentle waves both in an Irish red. Sloane’s layers are much lighter. The ends taper. The density is much lighter. Eden has more of a glamorous va va voom sex kitten vibe whereas Sloane has a casual elegance and everyday prettiness vibe. 😉
The take away here is if you are looking for a long style with light airy layered waves with a lace front and mono part that isn’t too big ( Eden) and isn’t too small(Arrow) but fits just right and has low density and comes in many colors than you’ll love Sloane. Perfect holiday hair..enjoy!