This is a lesson in what experience teaches us. It has been an expensive one for me.
I got Jackson six years ago in an off-black that resembled the color of my biohair when I was much younger. I really liked it but at some point felt the color was too dark, the permatease too artificial and poufy on me, so I gave her away last year.
Then, suddenly it occurred to me that with six years experience, and many wigs later (some winners, some losers for me that I also gave away) I knew how to tame Jackson, overcome her standard cap features (no mono, no lace) and all I needed to do was get her in a slightly lighter color. I settled on Chocolate Swirl and presto! It was much better.
Everyone knows that Jackson has a classic style that looks good on everyone. She is a well made, comfortable wig and will last, as Noriko wigs tend to do. All we need to do for realism is pull out some biohair along the hairline, and maybe mess up the part a bit, and she looks as good as, let's say, Julia or Elle.
The hair is silky, like all Noriko wigs, the cut is beautiful. I am working to train the hair off my face by using some shaping cream and to deflate the permatease by using warmed hands, etc., etc. Slowly but surely, she is conforming to the style I prefer.
I am not sorry I gave away my first Jackson. It was brand new and someone got a great wig. It was too dark (I have added a picture of her here for comparison). My new Jackson is still a great style, a bargain at the price I paid for her…