What happens when a girl has a zillion brown toppers and wigs?
Inevitably, she forgets about one or two or ten of them.
I completely forgot that I had this beautiful, wavy, darker-brown hair that I bought from a hair friend last year.
I keep most of my brown hair in a canvas beach bag I have shoved into my bathroom closet, and I was looking through it searching for a different wig I planned on reviewing…and I found this piece.
Meet Mackenzie, by Estetica. This one is a bit darker than the color I usually wear (my Noriko Milan has a base color of a 6/8. In Estetica colors, I wear 8/14). She’s a 6/10, which is a cooler brown with very, very fine dark blond highlights running through it to give the hair a bit of shimmer.
Here she is on my mannequin head. I just love the waves. Love, love.
She’s also not crazy-shiny, which is a total plus.
Isn’t she purty?
Estetica Mackenzie is a lace front wig, which I’m growing to appreciate more and more since it encourages the hair to have a nice, voluminous lift away from the face.
She’s a multi-directional lace front, which means that the Estetica Mackenzie can be parted wherever you want and you’ll see a few inches of lace parting.
Mackenzie is NOT a mono top though—this means that a natural part line does not go all the way to the back.
After the lace ends, the hair kind of gets poofy and permatease-y and covers the part. It sounds odd, and when you look at it closely it looks a bit strange, but I was surprised that it didn’t look bad on.
You can see the permatease here, right along the part line.
Look at the waves! I just love having a bit of curl, probably because my Milans are straight (heck, that’s why I recently added curls to my synthetic hair).
This wig is straight out of the box; I haven’t customized her at all.
I’d like to play with the lace front a bit. Pluck a few hairs out and use some of my Joan Rivers Great Hair Day powder to make the hairline even more realistic. Some lace fronts can be sparse, but this one is pretty full. I’d rather start full and pluck a bit than to have it the other way.
I’m loving the volume the Estetica Mackenzie has. Dare I say, I’m what those in the hair community call a “big hair girl”??
I’ve always told myself that I like lower density pieces, but I’m starting to realize that hair like this is totally normal (well, for some people—it’s literally 20x the amount of hair I ever had!).
I thought the permatease and the lack of monotop would bother me, but because this wig has the lace front, I don’t really notice it. It just looks like normal, thick hair (to me).
I’m not wearing wigs daily (yet), but I think this could be a fun one for date nights, or for weekend-wear when the weather gets cooler. To pull off this color I had to do my eye makeup a little darker.
(Did you know I modeled this for you, dear reader, in 106 degree weather?? Hair or not, I was dying.)
So, what do you think of this wig? The color? The volume? Opinions, please!