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  • What You Need to Know About Feather Extensions

    “It’s a bird!” No, of course not. That is exactly what we want to avoid when wearing feather extensions. It is a bit crucial of trend and really takes some knowledge to not make you look like an oversized fowl walking in the street. It has already taken flight this summer and is expected to rocket higher this fall. If you want something new to try, this is certainly a good one.

    Obviously, ponytail extensions, extra-long extensions and highlights are not keeping the crowd adequately interested anymore. So, with the evolution of hair fashion come the feather extensions – a hybrid of human and animal style.

    How to Wear Feather Extensions

    1. Follow the rule of contrast

    Pick feathers that go against your hair color or the extensions will make you look like you have damaged hair. Tip: Brown and gray feathers suit blondes while feathers in shades of red go well with brunette.

    1. Opt for the removable feather extensions

     

    (via etsy.com)

    Although this is a great accessory to make a statement, one drawback of this trend is that it would not always be appropriate for every situation. Consider your job, the people you are with and your destination. Suffice it is to say, the removable type can help you standout and blend in at the same time.

    1. Consider your hair type

    This is simply a distinction between the curly and the straight-haired. If you have curly hair, be sensible enough to pick the curly feathers, the same goes with straight hair. The feathers itself are enough to set you apart without being too obvious.

    1. Know where to place the feathers

    It is still on you to be creative and to express your style in your own way, but consider some things as well. If you want a younger look, place it on the outer layer of the hair towards the front, while putting in the feathers in the opposite section play it down a little.

    1. No to the ‘Snake’ look

    If you would consider my opinion, it is better to stay away from feathers which resemble a snake. Yes, there is such design.

    How to Make Your Own Feather Extensions

    Well, as much as it is wanted in many places, feather extensions are locally available in some parts of the world. So, if you want to skip the shipping hassle and payment, why not fabricate your own hair accessory!

    What You’ll Need:

    • Jewelry pliers
    • Micro crimp bead
    • Fishing line
    • Feathers

     

    (via elisamclaughlin.com)

    Feather Extensions Care

    • Feather extensions can be blow dried, brushed, curled and straighten. Just take extra care at the root.
    • Exposing feather extensions too much on chlorine and salt water may cause fading.
    • Remove or cover the feather extensions in foil when dyeing hair.
    • Feather extensions are like real hair, so take care of it as you would with your hair.

     

    People tend to immediately disregard this trend because of its age appropriateness issue. It is nonsense. As long as you can carry your style without making yourself look like you are trying too hard, feel free to give in to this simple pleasure, and fly! :)

     

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