Friday, 16 September 2011

The Spicy HD SmartLace Wig by Jon Renau (Review)

So the new Spicy HD SmartLace Wig by Jon Renau arrived with me yesterday and i was really eager to see how it looked and also how it was going to last.

First lets just have a little re-cap on the Spicy HD Wig ...

The Spicy wig by Jon Renau is a brand new addition to their already massively popular SmartLace wigs.
Turn up the heat with this come hither HD style! Wear the beautiful beach wave as it comes or straighten and curl the heat defiant fibre to fit your mood. The SmartLace hairline and 100 percent hand-tied cap construction create an ultra realistic appearance. Spicy comes pre styled and ready to wear straight out of the box.

Cap construction; Lace front / Hand-Tied / Monofilament
Cap size - Average
Lengths - Bangs 8.5" / Crown 9" / Sides 10" / Nape 12"
Weight - 4.2oz
Colours Shown - FS26/31 / 1BRH30 / 6F27

Today is my first day of actually wearing the Spicy wig and so far i am not experiencing any problems. Like all wigs though, as a wearer, you will experience pros and cons's. My pro's and con's list is below ....

Good Points
  • A good sized cap. It is an medium head size but can be made smaller which is great for me as i have a small head.
  • Its pre styled so i don't have to make a trip to the salon.
  • The fibre hair is a natural density and is soft and does not have an UN-natural shine to it.
  • Spicy is 100% hand-tied so is totally enclosed.
  • Spicy has a Monofilament top so the hair can easily be parted left, right or centre.
  • It looked good right out of the box.

Bad Points

  • Maybe its just my exceptionally paler than pale skin tone ... but i have found that the Smartlace front does not blend flawlessly with my skin tone. It has a brownish tinge to it against my skin, A returning client came to me earlier today who has an olive skin tone and her new Zara SmartLace blended flawlessly with her skin tone (maybe ill get out my bottle of fake tan!)
  • The fibre is synthetic, which is not in itself a bad point .... but i am hoping for the price the Spicy HD Wig is, that it will last well (more of a concern than a bad point i guess you could say!)
  • There are no tape tab areas :( This would have been really useful to add a little tape if i wanted extra security.

As always i love taking pictures of wigs / hair systems and putting them on the blog, so take a look below at some pictures of the Spicy HD Wig when she arrived and what she looks like on.

Spicy straight out of the box

Side view of Spicy

Back view of Spicy

Right side view

The SmartLace hairline

The cap construction

Front pictures shows the welded lace front and monofilament top

The colour i chose .... 4/33

So here i am wearing Spicy straight out of the box ... all i did was place my parting.

and me again ....

... and again! ...

As you can see from the picture i have straightened half of the spicy using my straighteners. It was easy peasy!!

And the finished look!

A little look at the front hairline ... you can just see that on me the lace colour is just that tad to dark to be totally flawless.

See my son in the background?! He did such a good job of keeping me company whilst i played with the spicy wig and took my pics.

Like butter wouldn;t melt eh?! Not quite!

I had to take the pictures using my Blackberry phone as i loaned my camera out yesterday and it has not been returned yet :) The picture quality is not the best but i think you can get a good idea of what spicy is all about :)

Let me know what you think and ill keep you all informed on how it goes wearing the Spicy wig!

Emma xxx
Aspire Hair

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The HD SmartLace Wig by Jon Renau

As you all know, The Jon Renau SmartLace wigs are one of my very favourite collections of synthetic wigs. I love the natural SmartLace fronts and how the synthetic fibre they use in their SmartLace Wigs is ultra fine and very natural looking. I also love the fact that the density of the wigs are very natural and how you don't get that 'bulky' feel when your wearing them.

So you can imagine my excitement when i received news of the new HD collection that Jon Renau have just brought out!

The Following is copied from the HD brochure i received from Jon Renau ....

"Its the revolution you've been waiting for! Finally he new Jon Renau HD wig collection combines the easy wear ability of synthetic wigs with the flexible styling of human hair in a beautiful array of naturally gorgeous options. The new collection boasts 5 new SmartLace designs and one new Mono top style that your sure to love!

Using breakthrough heat defiant fibres Jon Renau HD wigs are designed to give you the power to reinvent your look day after day. Blow dry, flat iron, crimp and curl HD wigs just like natural human hair - the fibres can be styled with heat up to 350 degrees. Perfect for high energy days or haute couture nights. HD wigs can be restyled daily to suit your mood, or worn straight out of the box for stunning, all day beauty.

HD fibre, with its ultra fine denier and true to life feel, is more luxurious and realistic than any other synthetic hair on the market, because of the texture and resilient structure of this technologically advanced fibre. HD wigs capture the natural sheen and glossy touch of healthy human hair."

Well ..... that's quite a promise isn't it! A synthetic, heat defiant fibre that can withstand daily heat styling and still look fab ...... The proof will be in the pudding as we say here in England and what better pudding to test drive this new collection than yours truly!

I have ordered in one of the new HD wigs and the style i chose to try out was the Spicy wig, which is the most expensive out of the collection due to the cap being 100% hand tied. I love the idea of being able to wear hair that holds its original style everyday, is heat resistant, looks natural and gives you the flexibility to style with heat and i am hoping and praying that the fibre will withstand well and stay looking gorgeous for longer, and i only way to know for sure is to wear one every day, so that's what i plan on doing. That way i Can give an honest review on the new HD wigs which hopefully will be helpful to anyone out there looking to purchase one in the future.

So, with all that now off my chest lets go ahead and take a look at some pictures on the new HD collection from Jon Renau :)

'Fiery' - Colour shown 14/26. The cap construction of Fiery is Lace front / Monolimament top / wefted back

'Haute' - Colour shown 14/26. The cap construction on Haute is Lace front / Monofilament part

'Heat' - Colour shown 6F27. The cap construction on Heat is Lace front / Open cap

'Ignite' - Colour shown 32F. The cap construction on Heat is Lace front / Open cap

'Spicy' - Colour shown 6F27. The cap construction on Spicy is Lace front / Monofilament top / 100% Hand-tied cap

  As you can see from the captions underneath the pictures the cap constructions are slightly different on each style of HD wig. Take a look below for some pictures of the different cap constructions ...

I am expecting the Spicy HD wig i ordered to arrive in the next few days so i will keep this blog updated on how i am getting on the the Spicy wig.

What does everyone else think about the new HD collection? As always i would love to hear every ones comments! Have you already tried the HD wigs? Tell us what you think!

Bye for now,

Emma xxx
Aspire Hair