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6.13.2011

Bonus Beauty Post: Feathered Hair


It's funny how some trends catch on like wild fire. This summer, I'm seeing feather hair extensions everywhere, and I mean everywhere. They are so popular, the companies that wholesale the feathers are enjoying a serious financial boon, much to the dismay of fisherman, who use the feathers for lures! At the SOWA Open Market last weekend, the busiest booth by far was Feather Fiend, where a long line of women crowded to pick out extensions and have the proprietor, Lana Soussan attach them to their hair. 


Feather Fiend had a large selection of feathers, in a variety of colors. I saw hot pink, neon green and purple (I'd love to see the rooster from which they came). Although my workplace is business casual, I still need to look professional every day, so I chose a more natural look (some brown and red feathers), and had mine placed underneath some hair, so that they just peek out when my hair sways.


You can purchase your extensions either in a clip, or have them put on semi-permanently with a crimp. I was told that the extensions would last about 2 months, and could be taken out at home with pliers, or I could come back to have them taken out. 


I've had the extensions for a week now, and I can wash them, blow dry them, even hit them with the curling iron. I do need to be careful when using a fine tooth comb, so the crimp doesn't snag. They add a little color and flair to my hair, and they create a fun, vibrant look. I imagine at the end of two months, extensions will be passe, but I'll enjoy this summer time trend until then!

And since you want your hair to look pretty with these feathers, check out this post on "Winter Hair Care Tips"!