When I opened the box to my new Jon Renau Sarah wig, I immediately thought, “where the heck were you three weeks ago??”
Have any idea what I’m talking about?
Let me explain.
You may recall that several weeks ago I did a post on Longing for Long by Raquel Welch. This is a gorrrrrgeous wig, and I fell in love with it immediately.
I loved it so much, I decided I’d love to find it in a better (as in, better-for-me) color so that I could wear it to a few upcoming weddings. Ideally, I wanted to find it in a shade close to what I currently wear, which is Jon Renau’s 10H16.
Of course, said color was no where to be found. I did end up trying a color that I thought would work, but I struck out as it was far too blond. And golden blond, at that (I can’t do golds, they wash me out horribly).
My hair for those weddings ended up looking AMAZING – more on that later – but I couldn’t get that wig to work for me because I’d be seeing friends and family who see me every day. I didn’t want the color change to be noticeable.
If I had Sarah, by Jon Renau, she totally would’ve worked. But, she debuted after the weddings I attended were over.
Here she is (right out of the box, simply finger-combed):
The Jon Renau Sarah wig is a long, lace front wig with beautiful waves. The wave pattern is very similar to Top Wave.
Remember my Top Wave wavy topper? She’s a beautiful topper with beachy waves that I rotate in and out as part of my everyday look.
Jon Renau Sarah Cap
Sarah is 100% hand-tied, which means each hair is individually knotted to the cap. This allows for completely natural movement of the hair because each hair is able to move individually.
Also, my hand-tied wigs tend to be more well-fitting than other pieces. They hug my head and don’t have any excess, bulky material.
They also feel lighter and swingy-er. I’m “less aware” I have a wig on when they are hand-tied, if that makes any sense.
My Color…and a Bit of Color Education
The color I have in the Jon Renau Sarah wig is 10RH16, which is very similar to what I wear each day.
My Top Secret hair topper color is 10H16. So, it’s a base color of 10 with a highlight (H) of 16.
For Sarah, the addition of the “R” in 10RH16 means that the highlights are at 33%. Without the “R”, the highlights are at 20%. So the 10RH16 has a bit more highlighting, and to me it results in a more blended look (read: less streaky).
Honestly, I’m not sure if the average person would notice.
They look pretty darn similar to me.
Here’s a close up of the color:
What I love about this wavy synthetic wig is that it can be dressed up for special occasions!
You can easily pin the sides back (integrate a bit of your own hair on the sides for the most natural look) to create a half-up, half-down look.
Or, because this wig is a monofilament wig and can be parted any way you like, you can do a deep side part and only pin back the parted side for a dramatic look.
There’s a lot of possibilities with wavy styles!
Check out the video of Sarah. If you can’t listen to audio, be sure to flip on closed captioning.
(While I say “10H16” in the video, it’s actually “10RH16”. Rookie mistake, ha.)
Sarah looks pretty good right out of the box. She could use a bit of a deshine (and you can easily deshine synthetic hair using the tips here) and I’ll likely add some roots to her, but her density and the way she naturally lays is nice.
I’m loving waves as we head into summer, and this wig is going to be on rotation quite a bit. I don’t wear wigs daily, but enjoy wearing them for occasions like date night.
Want this wig too? Check out Sarah at Voguewigs.com.
Want a similar look but in a topper? Check out my post about Top Wave, by Jon Renau.
What do you think about the Jon Renau Sarah wig? Who else is digging waves this season??