So the other day my husband informs me he is digging the new trend of hair feathers. I feel immediately confused due to my lack of knowledge on this apparent new trend. But it was not long after he informed me of this that I noticed EVERYONE rocking hair feathers. I decided to do a little research and see if a hair feather was right for me. I have long hair that I usually wear messy and wavy so a feather could blend nicely. I also always wear hair flowers, so why not mix it up a bit. Little did I know I was quite behind on the trend. It was very easy to gather information due to the abundance of people wanting hair feathers. Of course there is a shop 3 miles from me that specializes in hair feather extensions, that makes perfect sense. Oh, Austin.
So where did this trend initiate from? From what I can gather the only person I could find wearing hair feathers is…….
Not only does she wear them, but she is rarely seen without them.
Initially I imagined a single small birdlike feather. I imagined it would appear indian like in nature, very earthy. I assumed the color would be more earth toned. Here is my opinion of this trend gone terribly wrong…
In this scenario, the female appears to have rolled in a large eagles nest, not hot.
When I imagined I would go for the more earth tones, I came across this. Unfortunately the lack of contrast has made this particular female as one who loves her crimping iron and abuses it.
This is a beautiful photo, but I fear takes the trend a little to far.
So I have decided a little color that is not natural is not necessarily trashy but more conducive to contrasting feather piece.
I cant tell if I think she is super cute so I love the feather, or if the feather itself is super cute.
This is much better than what I have seen but I still do not care for how thin and unnatural the feather appears.
So let us go to the experts….ETSY
This shop, Emariedesgins3, specializes in clip-in hair feathers. This non- commital approach is appealing to me. I am not sure I would want a hair feather extension for 2-4 months. I also like the larger feathers mixed with different sized feathers and the bold colors that also appear natural.
So all in all I am loving the hair feather trend, although I feel it could go wrong very easily. I will continue my hunt for the perfect hair feather based on the following criteria.
1. Clip in
2. Larger feathers
3. Pop of blue
4. No zebra strip/crimped look feathers
5. No long lasting extensions
6. Maybe some beads
Have you played with the hair feather trend? Would you wear one?