Forget about sticking a feather in your hat, it’s all about wearing them in your hair this summer.
Industry insiders have revealed that feather hair extensions are the beauty trend for this year’s festival season because they are cheap, temporary but still look oh so cool.
In April, YouTube beauty stars Lucy and Lydia Connell rocked the look while attending Coachella and Pretty Little Liars’ Aria Montgomery (played by Sara Shepard) has also tried it out. Say no more.
Paula Griffin, owner of Mane Street Hairdressing in Bournemouth, Dorset, tells Shevolution: “Feathers are great for festivals as they are temporary and not damaging to the hair. They add colour and vibrancy to any festival or Coachella-inspired look.
“Although they have been around for a while, they are more popular than ever this year – we especially saw it at Coachella – so we’ve made sure we’ve stocked up on plenty of packs in the salon.”
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Along with neutral shades, feather extensions can also been bought in more vibrant colours – such as red, blue and pink – and you can pick up a pack of 25 for around £12-14 online.
Explaining the look she and her team go for, Paula says: “Usually, we’d put around five extensions in at a time and place them behind the ear or just under the top part of the hair, so the feather fixings are hidden and don’t show.
“They are generally hard wearing and can survive washes and hairdryers, but they are feathers – so treat them with care for them to last.”
She adds: “If you want to give it a go yourself, make sure the pack you buy comes with an application loop and micro beads, as some don’t include them.
“You will then need some small pliers to squeeze the microbeads with when attaching them to the hair and for removal.
“They’re a bit fiddly though, so if you want to skip the application yourself then you can usually get five feathers attached for approximately £8-10 in a hairdressers that offers the service.”