So it’s been over a year now since mesh bodies became more ‘mainstream’, and as we become more and more capable of navigating how to use them (and the benefits of using them) it’s lead many people to start wondering about the only part of our bodies that isn’t mesh – our heads!
Now don’t get me wrong, mesh heads are also becoming quite mainstream now, but this takes us to the next challenge with them – which one to choose? For me, the ‘head’ (and facial features), well that’s what makes me, ‘me’. This makes it a really personal choice when it comes to choosing one (if indeed you even want to use one at all!).
So let’s talk a little bit about the heads. When I first tried a mesh head on I thought to myself ‘that will be good for pics, but it looks too stiff for me.’ At the time, I was referring to the Stella head by Lelutka. I was right, it was good for pics, so much so that I just started wearing it all the time and now – well now I think I look weird WITHOUT it.
So let’s take a quick look at some of the brands of mesh heads out there and what they’re selling (note – the Mesh Project do sell mesh heads for men and women, but aren’t compatible with any other mesh bodies, so whilst I think they’re gorgeous I’ll leave them out of this summary list):
Eve’Olution – Eve’s mesh head has become very popular since its beta release, I think due to its Omega compatibility and well, just how sweet the face is. It’s fully omega compatible in terms of make-up and skins, so there are more and more options coming out for it.
Genesis Labs – Genesis make some amazing mesh heads, but they can be a little confusing. You see, Genesis mesh heads are usually ‘event releases’, meaning they appear at events in gatchas or as exclusive items. This is great for snagging a look that not too many other people will have, but does make it a little confusing in relation to what the heads are compatible with. Check in the demo of each head for the notecard inside it, that will tell you what appliers it works with. Genesis heads are compatible with most mesh bodies, though I did struggle a little getting it to sit without a gap on my Belleza body (with the neck sheath enabled it looked odd). In the first pic I’m wearing the Maitreya tank top by Maitreya, in the second I’m wearing the Halen bikini top by Vinyl.
Ikonik – Ikonik is a relatively new brand to the mesh head space, with a recent release at the Cosmopolitan event. With a kawaii/younger style, the head comes with a make-up selection and a Maitreya applier. Note the hair I’m wearing here is Afternoon by Lamb (available at the Arcade).
Fiore – Fiore have a few mesh heads on the market now, and whilst they’re not my particular style, I freaking love the HUDS on these. They’re not omega compatible, so you need to use their own skin line, but the heads are striking and they do come with lots of makeup options, so if you love the look you’ll be set anyway!
Labyrinth (male) – Labyrinth have had a few mesh heads on the market for a while now, but recently released an Omega compatible range for men at The Mens Department event. I haven’t been able to get hold of one to review it myself, but I’m told by users of it that the head fits well with SLink Physique Male too, which is really promising for guys.
LOGO – Logo’s Alex head is quite popular. It does have an Omega compatible version, but be aware that only the skin layer is Omega compatible, meaning no make-up (even from their own included huds). It does have a tonne of facial expressions though that you can mix and match in terms of eye expression and mouth expression.
Lelutka – Lelutka has 6 heads on the market. They blink and you toggle eyes open/close and mouth open/closed, but no other expressions. Many designers make make-up and skins for these now which is amazing.
LV Designs – LV has made a few ‘ready to go’ mesh heads that aren’t Omega compatible, and also sells full perm kits of mesh heads for creators wanting to use them. Check them out HERE. Note the hair I’m wearing here is Bewitched by Exile.
Pumec – Pumec is a well-known skin designer that recently released two mesh heads. I haven’t been able to get hold of a copy for review, but they look promising!
SLink Visage – SLink have released two mesh heads, Emma and Becky, both of which were recently made Omega compatible. The heads come with some expressions and have lots of skins available for them from various designers, as well as make-up options. The heads work well for me on almost all mesh bodies, including Maitreya, Belleza, EBody and Tonic.
Sugar Garden – SG has released a number of ‘younger’ styled mesh heads, none of which are Omega compatible, but are designed to work with their own skins and makeup. I haven’t been able to get hold of a copy to review these, but they are adorable so check them out if you like the kawaii/younger look.
Of course there are a lot more heads popping up all over the place – what’s your favourite?
(Big Pic 1)
Mesh Body – Belleza Isis by Belleza
Mesh Head – Marie 2.0 by Genesis Labs
Hair – Elin by MINA (Available at Tres Chic)
Top – Halen Bikini top by Vinyl – Includes Belleza Freya/Isis/Venus, Maitreya & Slink sizes
Jeans – Lixie Ripped Super Skinny Jeans by Addams (Available at Kustom9) – Includes Belleza Freya/Isis/Venus, Maitreya & Slink sizes
Pose – The White Room by Exposeur
(Big Pic 2)
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya
Mesh Head – Eun Min by Ikonik (Available at Cosmopolitan) – Includes Maitreya body applier
Hair – Afternoon by Lamb (Available at The Arcade)
Lingerie – Scarlett bra, harness, panty and cuffs by Erratic (Available at Collabor88) – Includes Maitreya size
Pose – Close up 11 by Body Language