I just got Kirsten's wreath this fall, and the candles on mine are also permanently attached. They are no longer made of wood, they are plasticy/rubbery. I would have liked them to be wooden, but I guess it's a tradeoff for not having them fall off all the time.
The wreath looks very cute on Kirsten when she's got her hair done up in the braided loops. At the time that I first got the wreath, my Kirsten's hair was in a simple braid down her back. The wreath looked too big for her head until I redid her hair in the double loops to fill it out.