It’s no secret that I’m thoroughly thankful for wigs. Because of the irreversible damage I’ve done from the picking and pulling from Trichotillomania, the crown of my noggin is bald. The hair ain’t ever growing back.
This was taken two years ago. My noggin is more hairless these days!
Luckily, wigs have given me back self-esteem and more. And I’ve made great friends with the people at Estetica Designs. Last week, I was very honored to receive one of the brand’s new wigs to review. I’ll be honest, I had a bit of trepidation simply because their bob, Jamison, is my number one favorite wig of all time. It’s the hair I always wanted and never had.
Jamison, I still love you but there’s a new gal in town–and her name is Finn!
The hair I did have was coarse and wiry and wavy and curly. There was a two-to-three-year period back in the mid to late 1980’s when my hair was cut to enhance the layers. I have to admit that I loved that style. It had pros and cons. The pros were when the weather permitted, i.e., dry, no humidity, no precipitation, cooler weather, the style looked fantastic. The cons were during those summer months of humidity and haze, the cut morphed into a mass of steel wool.
My 80’s hair in the summer. It got really big!
It was so much upkeep that eventually I let the cut grow out and wore my wavy hair loosely pulled back.
But despite those too-short bangs, this style behaved so well in the cold weather. I didn’t even have to blow dry it!! I really loved this style!
But back to the wig.
Estetica created a new layered wig and named her Finn. My first impression of the stock photo was that the unit reminded me of how I used to wear my hair back in the 1980’s. But since I have become so used to bobbed wigs, I was slightly unsure of how she would look. I’m going to tell you right now, I am not unsure anymore!
Let’s face it, I’ll never look as fetching as this model but the hair is sooooooo fine!!!
In fact, I’m in love with Finn. And there are quite a few reasons why.
Let’s take a look at her and I’ll explain.
The layering is outstanding. I do not know how they managed to design a wig with such intense layering, but the layering is soft. It’s slightly choppy but not uneven. It is layering at its best.
Take a look at this layering. It’s absolutely stunning and it is layering done right! The wave pattern is gorgeous and the color!!!
Here’s a better look at the back. I could faint!
Another shot of the side. The cascading of the layered waves is just perfect! Better than real hair!
Wednesday night. Straight outta the box, I didn’t even put my fingers through. I knew immediately that Finn was special!
Now…the color Estetica sent me is Caramel Kiss. This happens to be one of my favorite wig shades of all time because it’s so incredibly flattering for all skin tones. A medium brown base with lots of light brown and golden highlights—it’s the perfect color for those of us who do want to go a few shades lighter than our dark natural hair color that was befitting of us in our younger days, and as we’ve aged, we’ve realized that darker shades aren’t as flattering anymore.
Hot Diggity Dawg, Finn is just gorgeous for we of the mature demographic! And the Caramel Kiss color has got to be one of the greatest shades of all time!
The construction. There’s permatease but not a lot. In fact, the permatease helps to keep the rest of the wig in perfect proportion. The layers give the wig some bigness and a bit of lift is important on the top so that the wig doesn’t appear uneven.
There’s a bit of Permatease in the crown. Mommy loves that! But the small amount really adds to the porportion of the wig!
The cap is comfortable as all get out. Bendable ear tabs are made for a comfortable wear all day. The lace front hairline is magnificent (as are all Estetica lace hairlines). Finn has a partial mono top which allows for multiple parting—whether in the middle or off to the side—whatever fits your face—you got it!
Bendable fabric covered ear tabs. Comfortable and a friend to those of us who wear eyeglasses!
Dig that lace front. Estetica has the best and most even hairlines. The partial mono allows for multiple parting.
The soft lace at the crown also adds to the comfort and the wefting is nicely constructed as well.
The soft lace at the crown adds to the comfort –and keeps that permatease in place!
Adjustable bra straps to give the wig a better fit. When I put Finn on for the first time, she was a perfect fit. There was no adjusting for me at all. She’s large head friendly which is a good thing because quite a few wig brands have a very snug and more geared to the smaller head.
Adjustable straps in case you need a better fit and the wefting is nicely spaced!
She’s dense without being unmanageably thick. The density is beautiful.
Dense without being overly thick.
Again, the wave pattern is just so natural.
But there’s more.
The layers frame the face. This is a gift for those of us with square faces and very angular jawlines. The layers soften those square lines. In addition, for those of us in the mature demographic, our aging faces lose the tightness we once had and we get those jowls. The soft layering detracts from those jowls.
Finn is a miracle worker in softening a square face–hey, I don’t even have to contour!!
The length is perfect. Below the jaw and resting on the shoulders. I do not foresee any damage from textured sweaters with this—but we’ll see how she wears.
A perfect length Finn grazes the shoulders without being too long!
To test the waters, I wore her to work on Thursday—and Friday and the consensus was so positive. In fact…everyone loved her more than Jamison. All votes from my coworkers were that Finn is the best and flattering wig I’ve ever worn.
I wore her to work and was bowled over by the compliments received!
See how natural she looks?
The husband loves Finn. His only “thing” is that he wishes I had a darker color. This is for sentimental reasons. When we first met, I had darker hair and he loves my hair slightly darker. I’m very happy with Caramel Kiss!
Frenchman approved (but he still prefers a darker shade)–he is in love with these layers. And check out the hairline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In fact, I can’t stop wearing her. She’s been on my head all weekend. She really changes my entire look -I honestly feel she makes me look a bit younger and softens my lines!!
Earlier this morning getting ready to run errands! I can’t stop wearing her!!
My overall rating: A++. Finn is a wig that is flattering for women of all ages, but for the mature woman or the woman with a square face, she’s even more flattering.
Yup! This is an A +++ all the way!
A little bit Farrah, a little bit shag a little bit 80’s and a lot bit beautiful! I’m in like Finn!!
A bit of Farrah iconic hair!!
A bit of the shag do!
Finn by Estetica Designs is definitely a winner. If you are new to wigs or if you wear wigs regularly, this should be a part of your collection!
Here’s my YouTube review so you can get a better look at her!!!