Feathered Hair Extensions: A Look at the Hair Feather Trend

    Who says feathers are so faux pas? A silky, straight hair always looks stunning but adding a feathery touch to it would make you feel much better. It used to be that feather’s are only used by devoted fly fishers as bait, but today, these feathers are popping in every fashionable girl’s hair extensions. When “American Idol” judge and rocker Steve Tyler started showing up on screen with feathers in his long locks, other celebrities like, Selena Gomez, Hilary Duff and Kesha followed and were also spotted rockin’ their feathery hair extensions. Feathered hair suddenly became Hollywood’s newest hair trend and fly shop owners should have been alarmed.

    Now, beautifully-colored as well as natural toned bird feathers are being woven into women’s (and a few intrepid men) hair! Fly fishing shops are suddenly swamped by women and hair stylists clamoring to get their hands on today’s hottest fashion accessory in town, fly feathers. Fly fishing feathers shops in New York are surprisingly running out of feathers as more and more customers are purchasing it to make a fashion statement. In fact, fly shops supplying the feathers can’t keep up with the demand. Turns out, our trendy hair accessories are leaving the nation’s fly fishermen high and dry.

    But why these feathers? Well, these feathers that mostly come from genetically bred roosters are perfect for hair extensions because the feathers behave like human hair. Fly feathers are pliable and durable. They can be brushed, blow dried, straightened or curled and it can even be flat ironed. Those qualities are the reason why it appeals to hairdressers and women. The feathers can stay in the hair for months and can easily be managed.

    While fly fishermen uses brown and neutral feathers for dry flies, women uses brown and neutral feather extensions to create a more natural look. However, if you prefer to sport a more pop or rock look, feathers in yellow and electric blue colors can best deliver the rock star in you. You can easily set a trend with yellow, lavender or sea foam; in fact, virtually every eye catching color is available for your hair to piece in.

    Women always try to express themselves through fashion and their crowning glory can be one of their best means to do it. That’s why they easily embraced a fashion trend. This “feathery frenzy” is truly making a mark and not only people who want to make a fashion statement benefits from this whim. Feathered hair extensions can cost up to $2,000 with some salons charging $3 to $20 a knot. And it seems like most women are not minding the price at all.

    Feathers like other hair extensions add complete lightness and a unique sense of entertainment as well in the wearer. If offers a fast way to add style and complete life in your hair.

    New colors are released almost everyday ranging from $10 to $15 per feather in most salons. Putting feather hair extensions in one’s locks is actually a short process.

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