Want to add some flare into your hair but not ready for a drastic color change or cut? Popular in the '70s, feather extensions are a fun way to switch up your hairstyle this spring (without damage or commitment). Add a few strands for a subtle splash or a full flock of feathers for a bohemian vibe. Celebrities have been seen with them too--Selena Gomez and Bella Thorne wore feather extensions at the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Feather hair pieces come in an array of colors and choices (rooster, peacock, guinea fowl, ostrich, pheasant, etc.) and are super easy to attach your hair. You can have them professionally done at your local salon (call in or check online to see which salons offer it near you) or apply them yourself. What's great about feather extensions is that you treat them like your normal hair. The feathers can be washed, straightened and curled on low heat, so you can still play up your hair style any way you wish. They are also temporary, lasting from a few days to three months.
Hair salons like the Fred Segal Salon in Santa Monica, CA can create custom looks for you, mixing different colors and feather types so you can have your own unique look. Feather hair extensions range from $30 for a single custom feather to $45 for a handful, but prices will vary depending on the number and types of feathers used. Stay tuned tomorrow for tips on how to apply feather hair pieces yourself!
Beauties, what do you about the feather hair extension trend?