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Friday, April 1, 2011

Trend Watch: Feathered Hair

The feathers in your hair trend is not that new, but I do feel like many people will be rockin' this look come spring and summer. With that said, I thought I'd drop some knowledge on how to properly wear a feather in your hair.

(note: I'm not the feather police, so feel free to wear this look however you please--these are just my tips, imo)

Unlike the hair tinsel trend that I mentioned in a makeup and muses post in January, I actually like the idea of putting some feathers in your hair.

Yigal Azrouel featured this style with delicate black feathers adorning textured buns. For the most part, this actually looks pretty well done as the feathers are not attached to a headband or anything like that. Instead, they are standalone feathers that are wrapped around the hair.

But just because people are sticking feathers in their hair doesn't mean you can just go about it all willy-nilly.

Case in point, this Cushnie et Ochs runway look.

Were they even trying? You can't just stick a feather in the back of a bun and call it a complete look.

Some people even saw this as offensive or mockery. (on Refinery 29)

I just don't think it's clever. Where would I go with my hair like this? I mean, it just looks like I'm trying to find any way possible to incorporate the feather trend.

If they had wrapped it around her hair instead a la Yigal Azrouel, then I think the outcome would have been more positive and stylish.

Maybe I'm being too tough--what do you think?

And although they come in a wide range of colors, I don't think you should get too crazy with your choices. Too many colors in your hair will probably make you look more circus clown than chic.

I also enjoy the feather look when intertwined in a braid.

You can get about a dozen feathers around 10 inches for under $25 on Etsy or you can probably get this done at your local salon.

Honestly, if you don't get too Ke$ha or Steven Tyler inspired when it comes to adding feathers to your hair then you should be OK.

If you're interested in trying out this trend for yourself then check out the DIY feather extensions on Free People.
Next post: Fashion Rocks MIM -- the first fashion show I've attended in Phoenix.



Serena said...

Great post- feathers are sooo in for spring! I'm a participant in the feather extensions trend- I have a hot pink one that I totally love.


FashionJazz said...

I love feathers, loved your post hun! Have a lovely wknd xx

Courtney Erin said...

I sort of weirdly love this even though I don't think I'm gutsy enough to try it myself but it's very stylish!

xoxo ~ Courtney

modanista junkie said...

I'm really loving this look. I'm working on making a little feather accessory soon.

Happy Friday!


MosaMuse said...

I like this feather trend. I wasn't into the hair tinsel idea.



Love this look! I'm going to have to give it a shot and play around with it a bit :)

Happy weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Tanvi said...

I thnk I will check that DIY out :)

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Couture Carrie said...

Love this trend!
Fun post, darling!


Sweet said...

OH MY!!! I've been looking for these items all over the net and now you have given me an idea about Free People I am so outdated hahahaha!!! but will try to check with some local stores here in Thailand...if they have great hair extensions then they might have some feather extensions...


Alexis said...

Bahah no way! I just made a Steven Tyler reference to this look too!
I have to say, it's a cool look, but I know I couldn't pull it off.
Glad it's those feathers and not those arts-n-crafts on that are bright pink!

Caramella said...

Lovely and original looks! must try a feathered look myself! Thank you for sharing! =)xx

CessOviedo said...

You are so right about feathers not being only inn on jewels, love the braid and feather look, so boho!

Cess O. <3
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Fashion Marked said...

sounds like something I would wear =)

ludmilla doll said...

seriously?your a lucky girl,i would like to go a event like this!

ludmilla doll said...

thanx for your comment =)

tjalaine said...

Love that we think alike! I completely agree with your thoughts regarding how to wear the feathers! :)

A Lot Like Fashion said...

Those are perfect inspirations, alright! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love the look of feather hair extensions - so pretty!! :)

Marissa said...

I love how Yigal Azrouel did it - it's a nice twist on the simple feather extensions we're seeing. But, Cushnie & Ochs? No, you're not being too tough. I'm with you!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

so pretty, i love the feathered hair!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Tara said...

nice post about feather !!!

Little Photo Girl said...


Feathers, feathers, feathers...hmmmmm....cute. Check out my blog

Have a great weekend!

indianmakeupways said...

i like the last pic. it looks really pretty

Vanesa said...

Cute idea... i love it, sure i will wear my hair with a feather.


Audrey Allure said...

I love that third look the best! One of my friends has it like that, and it looks gorgeous!

Michelle Lee said...

love feathered hair trend :)

Missy said...

love this!

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Hello Naka said...

oh i love it ^^ but noing me it'll turn out wrong and my hair will look like a birds nest XD

kayla marie said...

i love feathers in the hair, just love it!
great post!

xo-Kayla Marie

Stephanie said...

Feathers are great accessories, especially for spring!

Eternally yours,

My Republic of Fashion said...

I love the idea of feathers in my hair, especially intertwined in a braid. :)SarahD

joana said...

feathers to the spring are amazing! great post!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Okay this is WEIRD. While I've been checking my favorite blogs this evening, I have also been searching for various thing on google. I was literally SECONDS AGO I was google searching "feather hair extensions" and then I went to your blog and saw this!! Yay! I'm so pleased to know I can get cheap ones on Etsy. I went to websites who wanted at least $75. UGH.

I totally got inspired to do this by Steven Tyler, lol.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love feather fascinators and wore one during my wedding reception.

Chic 'n Cheap Living

dotie said...

agreed...they'll definitely be the hottest accessories come festival seasons :)

eclectic du jour

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I have been noticing this a lot around NYC. Women have gone feather crazy. Earrngs, necklaces, bags and now hair. I actually love it! The hair braided with the feathers looks great. I also love the use of feathers in headbands.


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