The Long and Short of It: Tab by Ellen Wille

Hi Everyone!  Kerry here – you may see me roaming about Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or even the CCHD as I am the Digital Marketing Assistant Manager and a CCHD Solutions Specialist for CysterWigs. Today is a little different, though – I get to bring you a review of one of our products – Tab by Ellen Wille in Sand Rooted.  A client had asked for a review on this one, and I am happy to oblige!  Enjoy!

Tab by Ellen Wille is a fun little ‘do that has a ton of texture and volume with very short hair. Short hair like this can be so versatile, especially with all this texture and excellent coverage. The superb lace front means it can be styled off the face (like in the manufacturer’s photo) – just use a little synthetic safe gel or styling crème, run through your hands, and mold and style with your fingers – easy-peasy! I have a petite/average head (and a small face!) and Ellen Wille caps fit me like a glove and have the best coverage! Short synthetic styles like Tab always have a nape that lies flat (if it is supposed to ?), plenty of coverage on the sideburns without them being too long, and just overall a perfect style already set in and ready to play with! The measurements on this are: Front: 2″, Crown: 3″, Sides: 3″, Nape: 1.75″.  I don’t know that the monofilament top is necessary on this style, but it is there and is probably useful if you decide to style this smooth – it does keep the hair from bunching at the crown.

The color shown here is Sand Rooted, and I took all of my pictures indoors, but with only natural light. I love a rooted color because it adds depth and disguises the permatease. Also, I have darker biohair, including dark eyebrows, so I think the overall effect is more natural on me. This is a blended color that is so rich and pretty – I think it will work on a lot of people!

I think this style looks better fluffed up given the short length, and a rooted color is definitely the way to go to disguise the permatease. To be fair, I didn’t play with this style too much and wanted to show it off right out of the box because it looked different in person than the manufacturer photos. I think this could easily be styled smoother, spikier, with a headband or really cute barrette, or it looks soft and pretty just like it is.  So, if you are looking for a great, versatile, and short ‘do with wonderful coverage, give Tab by Ellen Wille a try!

And that’s the long and short of it!



  1. August 31, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Oh Kerry love this one ..its been on my radar for awhile…I agree about Ellen Wille caps….my Point has better side coverage than my larger cap wigs from other manufacturers ..crazy huh? Great review and you look so darling and natural in this one..:-)

    • Kerry Cherep
      August 31, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks, Kathleen! -Kerry

  2. Katherine
    August 31, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Great review, Kerry! Sand Rooted really does work on you! Something to bear in mind with other Ellen Wille styles!
    I especially like the back of this one- with so many short, light styles you either get a nape with a mullet or you can see the wefts through the back of it (or worse, both!) From your photos it looks like the length on the nape is great and there are no wefts to be seen!
    (Would love to see you in more short styles and more light styles! Maybe just more styles all around; we just love to see Kerry! 😀 )

    • Kerry Cherep
      September 1, 2017 / 2:24 am

      Awww, Katherine – you are the sweetest! I do plan on blogging more often, so I am sure you will be sick of my face soon 😛 (lol). I agree about short styles – you either get too much hair or too little, but with Ellen Wille, I think they are just very well done! I want to try Space by Ellen Wille next – it looks like it could be cute or completely awful and I want to find out!

  3. Eileen
    September 2, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I love it! Absolutely going to give this one a try, it looks great on you!

    • Kerry Cherep
      September 2, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Eileen! It is a really cute and versatile little ‘do! -Kerry

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