Reviews News!

I don’t wear wigs except for fun in photos and on rare occasions out of the house, so the ones I normally buy nowadays are less expensive and far more costume than wigs for daily wear. But I do love the internet equivalent of window-shopping – I will sit in bed at night with my iPad in front of me while I watch TV or listen to an audiobook and scroll, scroll, scroll through the new wig releases from time to time, and honestly, I have not seen much of anything in the way of new wig styles in the past few years that has motivated me to even consider spending my money. Jon Renau, Raquel Welch, Envy, Estetica, or whatever – the styles don’t look all that different from what’s been released in the past, and the colors generally aren’t all that new or exciting, either. But of course, the huge rise in prices over the past five years has a lot to do with that, too – especially when I’m not wearing them full-time anymore.

However:

ROP 2018

Damned if every time Rene of Paris comes out with new styles I don’t want them ALL. Why is this? I think one reason why is because each time ROP comes out with new styles, they also drop at least one or two new cool colors that really think outside the box – like the new color on the Kai (only pic on the bottom row) or the Hudson. And where all I feel like I see when Renau or Welch comes out with new releases is a few long wavy wigs, one bob with bangs, and a few short shags in the same colors that they’ve been pushing for years, I always feel like ROP’s new styles are truly something new. Maybe that’s because the ROP line isn’t nearly as vast as Jon Renau, so there’s less to compare the new styles to, but also, it feels like ROP will release a good mix of styles – a curly one, something long, something short, and at least one that’s just really funky. Or maybe I am a sucker for the more interesting photos they use instead of the same four women in the same four poses in front of a white background, who knows.

Anyway, what is the point of all this? The point is, while browsing around Friday morning as I drank my coffee, I wandered over to Vogue Wigs and these new styles were the first thing I saw. AND O.M.G. I immediately wanted, wanted, WANTED THEM ALL. Yes, these price points are way higher than back in the days when I could easily snag an ROP wig for between sixty to eighty bucks, BUT these retail prices are still significantly below the sticker shock of a $400 Jon Renau synthetic, and as any good online wig-shopper knows, if you search around and wait for sales and/or know where to go, you’re going to snag even a brand new style for a good thirty percent less than Vogue Wigs or Wigs.com is going to sell them. I bought four of these five new styles – every style but the Dakota – and each one was between $160-$170, which I feel is reasonable for a wig with very nice synthetic fiber in a gorgeous color (which ROP really excels at).

So, the point – WIG REVIEWS COMING SOON! I haven’t made any videos in a few years, so they won’t be great or anything, but I will review these when I get them in, because for the first time in years I’m excited about getting some new wig styles. So stay tuned! πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “Reviews News!

  1. I have missed your reviews and look forward to them again. I just bought a new style by Jon Renau, Mariska, and really like it. It it is shorter than anything I have been wearing lately, so I need time to feel comfortable in it. It is also blonder than anything I have and more expensive but I got in on sale, so that’s good. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. For sometime I just wasn’t interested in looking at wigs because they all look alike any more;
    same cuts, same styles. So when I saw your post and the attached photos, I was like “WHAT”!
    Needless to say I burned a whole in my credit card and splurged on two of the ROP. Looking forward to seeing your photo shoots with some of these wigs you posted.

  3. I just resurfaced after going all the way back to 2014, up to present day reading your blog posts. How in the world did I never realize you not only review and post wig videos but write so entertainingly! Thank you for keeping it up, I started a blog 4 years ago and feel guilty every year I renew, with no new content. I look forward to your new reviews, I am just getting back into wearing wigs.

    • Yeah I haven’t been into them for a year or so, but even though these were such a fail, I’m still in the mood for some wig-wearing again. πŸ˜‰ You win the commitment award for the day for reading back that far, LOL!

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