The newest fashion at hair salons around the world are feather hair extensions. Lately, the trend has grown with Steven Tyler’s feather extensions on American Idol. The oftentimes colorful extensions are real 12-14 inch long chicken feathers which you attach to a bead and place around your hair. The extensions can be pricey at salons – around $25 per bead (1 to 3 feathers per bead) + the cost of placing them in your hair, but they can be washed and styled like normal and are reusable.
Interestingly enough, these feathers actually originated at fly-fishing stores, not at posh hair salons. They are used to attract certain types of fish. The sudden craze over the last several months has created a depletion of these feathers and fly fishers everywhere are running out. Check out this article I found from an Oakland newspaper about the feather craze.
Want to get your hair feather hair extensions? Better call your salon before they run out of their own supply of feather extensions! Here in Broad Ripple, DL Lowry, Salon 6, and Skinners offer feather hair extensions (rates differ at each salon). Or, do what I did, and order your own supply at etsy.com. I bought 30 feather extensions, picked out every single color myself, and paid a total of $60.