Saturday, October 8, 2011

How to Choose Feather Hair Extensions

How to Choose Feather Hair Extensions
Feather hair extensions are hands-down the hottest new look - and a great way for your local salon to get more money out of you each time you visit.
The extensions themselves are only about $5-$10. Plus, you can easily pick up a cheap feather hair extension kit from an online store such as Amazon (often for as little as $2). The feather extension kits make installing the feathers a whole lot easier, and they typically have enough supplies for adding 10 or more feathers.
Adding feather hair extensions at home is actually really easy, especially if you follow the directions.
However, making them look great is a little more challenging. Too many people just tack the feather to their head (or worse, they pay someone to tack the feather to their hair), leaving it as a bit of fluff that sticks out from the side of their head.
Instead of being stylish, it just looks like they have something stuck to their hair.
You don't want that look. You want to look stylish. So here are some tips to help you completely rock your feather hair extensions:
1. Choose the right feather for the job
There is a wide variety of feathers available on the market. They're grizzled, they're natural, they're died, they're smooth and long, and they're short and fluffy.
And sometimes you can even combine different feathers to create a more complex extension. (Look at Steven Tyler's extensions near his ears. Those are a combination of feathers.)
You will want to first of all match colors. There's nothing wrong with adding a bright blue feather to your blonde look. However depending on your skin tone, you might find that a red feather better accents your look. How would you know? Pick feathers that will go well with the majority of your clothes.
You already subconsciously pick clothes that you look good in. Matching your feathers to your clothes is a sure bet to get good colors.
Secondly, you want to carefully choose the type of feather. Short fluffy feathers look great lower on the head and add a bit of fullness to your hair around your ears. Try sticking it on the top of your head, though, and well-meaning friends will keep trying to help you pick that bit of fluff out of your hair.
Long, smooth feathers are the best for mixing in your hair. If you put them in too low on your head, they will droop down to your neck and look quite strange. Instead, put these long ones in near the scalp in areas where they can frame your face and add a bit of color to your locks.
2. Put in your feather extensions correctly
Make them look normal. Now, if you really were growing feathers for hair, we'd be having a different discussion entirely. However, don't just go sticking them to your hair.
Instead add them like you would other hair extensions. Find an area on your head where they will both accent your face and hang normally with the hair in that area. Then section away the 1/2 inch of hair above that area. Pin that portion of the hair back while you install your extension. Once your extension is in its new home, you can let the sectioned portion drape back across the feather

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