It seems the current fly by night trend is those feather hair extensions. They look pretty cool, I like the, but I’m sure they will be gone as quickly as the hair shimmers of last year. Anyway, I wanted to give it a shot to see if I could figure them out. I am a hairdresser but I wanted to figure out how to do them myself, so I thought I would come up with a tutorial with the way I’ve figured out to do them.
Long Stringy Feathers (order online or look at a fly fishing shop for a saddle)
Small crimp beads (Sally’s sells special ones that are hair colors for $14.99 or you could buy silver ones at Michaels for $2.99. It’s really your choice)
Crimp Tool or some Needle Nose Pliers
Manic panic type hair dye (if you want to change their color)
1. When you buy you saddle of feathers it will look something like this. I would recommend going in on a pack with some friends because you will probably not even use 10% of the feathers on yourself and it is the most expensive thing from the whole list.
2. Decide where you want it. You don’t want to burry it in the middle of your hair but place it close to the top or maybe by your hair line for one that shows from underneath. Then select a tiny section of hair to attach the feather to.
3. Load the crimp bead. Take a length of thread, fold it in half, feed the loop through the crimp bead. Then pull the strand of hair through the loop of thread and pull on the ends until your hair pops through the crimp bead. Slide the crimp bead up close to your roots.
4. Pick a feather from the saddle and pluck it out. The feather follicle thingy might be there but just pull that off with your fingers. Then slide the end of the feather into the crimp bead and squeeze it with you pliers. Maybe 2 times just to be sure it’s tight.
Has anyone else seen feather extensions and wanted some? Might you give it a try? I’d love to see what other peeps come up with.