Is the Gisele by Jon Renau somehow smaller than other long wigs from this line?

From a customer email:

I have purchased Jon Renau wigs before, Victoria and Gisele, which I love!! The Victoria fits perfectly but I find the Gisele cap small, not sure if this is due to the weight of the hair, but it doesn’t sit comfortably and I wouldn’t feel comfortable to wear it out fearing it would slip off! Please can you advise me on which Zara would be best and the difference between the large cap and regular cap please?

The cap on Zara (average) is not nearly as small as the one on the Gisele. I have had the same issues with Gisele myself. I love that wig — but it definitely rides up in the back like whoa. I think it is a little smaller than some of the other long monotop Smartlace offerings, honestly. The ones I’ve owned, as well as some of the client feedback I’ve received, all support this, at least anecdotally.

I think if you have good luck with the regular Victoria, then the regular Zara should be ok. I have a suspicion the cap on Zara Large might be too big because it is REALLY big, especially in the back!


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How do you determine if a wig is ultra-short, short, mid-length, etc.?

I (Heather) tried them on! 🙂

These distinctions have more to do with aesthetics than the measurements (see below).

Ultra-Short =

never needs to be combed, the shortest wigs on the market, top usually cannot be tucked behind the ears, extremely short nape (< 3”)

Short =

may occasionally need to be combed, top can be tucked behind the ears, short nape (no measurement cutoff here)

Mid-Length =

Falls anywhere on most people from right below the jaw to up to 2” below the shoulders

Long =

Wig falls below the shoulders (so, longer than mid-length, though some in this category could be considered longer mid-length) to around the mid-back on most women

Ultra-Long =

FRONT of the wig (which is usually shorter due to layering) is very long and extends past the breasts of most women, BACK of wig extends beyond the waist on most women


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Recommended brands for big heads?

From a client email:

I am average/large cap size. I love Noriko but they felt like a petite, too tight to wear a wig cap under. I love Jon Renau’s O’solite.  What other brands might be a good fit and not be too tight?

 

Envy wigs tend to have generous caps, provided you avoid their silk top wigs or mono pixie cuts. Those tend to be tight. 

Estetica is quite generous. They have some hand-tied average cap wigs that fit larger than some large-cap wigs! Their sizing is super weird. LOL

Jon Renau’s open and hand-tied wigs are stretchy and comfortable. I don’t get complete side coverage with these, but I can usually get around this issue by ordering colors that blend in with the hair there.

Gabor has several average-large and large styles.

The large-cap version of Upstage by Raquel Welch is very comfortable if you don’t mind the Heat-Resistant fibers.

ROP wigs stretch better than Noriko wigs. In just a few days of wear, they become very comfortable, in my experience. (Avoid Amore. They are tighter than Noriko!)

There are also some very nice Henry Margu monofilament wigs (Naturally Yours Collection) that can be very accommodating IF you sever the elastic adjuster sewn into the cap. Just snipping it loose can give you an additional inch at the perimeter! (I do this on all my Margu monofilament wigs. Works like a charm!)

Hopefully, that helps!

 

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