Trend Alert: Feather Hair Extensions

When it comes to recent fashion trends that I am on the fence about, feather hair extensions give me quite the dilemma. I do admit that feather extensions are an appropriate accessory to wear with some outfits and occassions, but what really irks me are the annoying crowds of pre-teens lining up at their local mall stall with their mothers and beggings for one. Personally, I try to avoid trends that grow popular amongst girls who are far younger than me. I try my best to look my age, you know? :P

As you can see in the photo above, feather extensions add a pop of uniqueness to your hair. It actually looks quite lovely with the right color combinations. They’re relatively inexpensive, too! The only thing that concerns me are their ability to last. If you think about it, the average woman’s hair goes through a lot every day: washing, combing, blow-drying, heat-styling, etc. And from what I hear, these extensions are only held by a bead. With the way I treat my own hair, they would probably fall out by the next few days after getting them in.

However, I am open to trying new things. Besides, the whole nature-girl, flower-child, hippie look is fun to wear sometimes. :) If anything, I would probably be most interested in getting them in pink. What do you think?

In other news, my friends at Shop Savannahs wanted me to tell guys about their exclusive sales on Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Though very stylish, they’re way out of my price range. But if any of you are interested, check them out. :)

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7 responses to “Trend Alert: Feather Hair Extensions

  1. You know, what’s really funny is I’m having the exact same predicament as you with these feather hair extensions XD on the one hand, I kind of like them because they actually can look really pretty and totally give a look a certain something, but at the same time, they’re kind of like fake eyelashes, they’re nice, but they dont go with every occasion or particular style/outfit which is why I’m torn, plus I wash my hair and straighten it everyday, even though I know thats unhealthy :/ so idk, but I would be lying if I didnt say I wasnt tempted to try it out tho…lol

  2. improperintegirl

    lmfao. The first time I saw these was when I found a website selling them for dogs because apparently ones for people were getting popular even though I had never seen anyone wearing them. I was first exposed to these irl when I met my 6th grade classes… a handful of the girls have them XD I’m not too crazy about them for that reason either. They’ve seemed to last a while for some of the girls.. over a month even. But at that age they’re less likely to be abusing their hair on a daily basis like slightly older women.
    I’m also curious as to what bird the feathers are coming from and if they’re being killed or not.

  3. improperintegirl

    http://www.airhairextensions.com/where-do-these-feathers-come-from-the-truth-about-saddle-hackle.html
    and I just answered my own question.. it looks like most of the feathers come from miserable birds that we don’t even eat.. there are other links on that website that talk about cruelty-free feathers though…
    If only my parrot was still alive..I could get awesome green feathers from her XD

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  5. Well.. I started wearing mine when I saw a few late 20s/early 30s women wearing them. I went to the salon, had them put in, realized how easy it was, looked on etsy, found some for far cheaper, ordered them, and tried them out myself. I’d recommend not going to the salon if you decide to get them. It took me a while to figure it out at first because this was back in February, when the trend wasn’t as popular as it is now, and there weren’t a ton of youtube videos explaining how to put them in.

    In any case, after I realized how easy it was, I decided to buy more and try out different colors. At that time, though, I couldn’t find less than 10 of one color being sold together, so I had an excess and decided to try to sell them myself…and have been quite successful. Since May, I professionally dye the feathers myself and wash and condition them to ensure the best quality.

    I also know who most of my customers are–even if they tend to be online.

    It’s true that the trend grew with younger girls (from elementary to high school), but they mostly choose pink and purple tones–and the neon colors! Older women who wear them (college and up), choose neutral tones, or mix the brighter colors with the neutrals. I like to switch it up, but I’ve never had anyone tell me I look like I’m following a trend for people not my age. (I’m 27) and I love them! They’re so easy! I wash and dry my hair every other day, and typically either curl or straighten it. They say not to exceed 300 degrees or something, but I use the highest setting (400 I think) and have never had a problem. It doesn’t affect them at all so long as you don’t brush over the bead at the top.

    You can also get them on hair clips, but that’s not as fun, in my opinion. The clips can be taken out at the end of the day, though, if you’re worried about them matching your outfit. Neutral tones tend to go with everything, though.

    If you want to try them out or have questions for me, you can check my shop out at http://www.phenomenalfeathers.etsy.com. I’m trying to get rid of most of my inventory before May, as I’ll be studying for the bar exam at that time and want to have time to focus only on my studies. We’re having a bunch of sales for the end of the year, but you can also enter coupon code “THANKYOU” at checkout for an extra 5% off of any reduced price.

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