Feathers in My Hair!

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the 70s are back big time! If you haven’t already spotted it from all the hippie chicks prancing around, flared jeans and wedge sandals are the hot thing right now. In fact, the trend has even translated to hair!! Many in the fashion know (including my friend Jen) are wearing feathers and weaving wispy extensions and going for plumage-adorned head gear!

Spurred on by celebrities like Steven Tyler, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff and Kesha, the feathers-in-hair trend was first spotted in mid-January and is now the hottest thing in salons. Magazines are calling it summer’s hottest hair trend.

Our poor sport and career fishermen! They’re now dealing with supply issues and bumped-up prices for the feathers they need for their sport and can blame fashion and beauty hipsters: The recent craze in feather hair extensions has led to a feather shortage and more than doubled the cost of plumes!

The feathers are usually applied using small metal clasps and can be washed and styled like regular hair. They last four to 12 weeks, after which they break or fall off. Salons apply them at a cost of $30 to $75 depending on the size of the feather cluster.

If you don’t want to commit to feather extensions, you can still pull off the trend. Accessories, headbands, cocktail hats and fascinators decorated with plumage are also popular. I spotted this gorgeous one on Etsy for $37 and another one at H&M for $43.

Yep! Strutting my hair like a peacock!

The look! Gorgeous under this beach hat!

Hilary Duff with the look.

The Etsy headband I love!

H&M’s version of the trend

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