Feather hair extensions are becoming a phenomenal trend here in Australia, after already taking the USA by storm. I had a chat with Tammy Parsons, from Natural Feather Extensions, about her gorgeous, unique, and easy-to-use feather hair extensions.
//What sets Natural Feather Extensions apart from the competition?
We actually supply a finished product. All of our extensions are keratin tipped and bonded to ensure secure application. Most of our competitors supply loose, raw feathers, and due to the fine silky texture they tend to wash out of your hair and down the drain. A keratin tipped extension will stay in place until you choose to remove it.
//When buying feather hair extensions, what should you look for?
Look for rooster saddle feathers. Due to the high demand for this product overseas, these feathers are extremely hard to source. Many suppliers have turned to goose biots, guinea fowl, ostrich, or worse still — synthetic copies, to meet this demand. These feathers are not suitable for extensions due to the stiff quill and they will not integrate with the hair.
The feathers should be thin from top to tip. Feathers that are thick and fluffy will look exactly like that in your hair. I only supply feathers from Whiting Farms, they are renown worldwide for supplying salon premium grade feathers in a stunning array of natural colours. Try and avoid feathers that have been dyed. Due to the constant washing, dyed feathers fade extremely fast and the dye can easily colour transfer to the other feathers, or worse still your hair.
//How are these extensions applied?
These extensions literally take seconds to apply and can be easily done from home. There is an installation video on my website which clearly shows how to install them yourself without wasting your money on tools — all you will need is access to some pliers.
//Are they safe to wash?
Being a natural product and very similar in nature to hair they can be washed, dried, curled and straightened. They fully integrate and are treated just like your own hair.
Most salons and suppliers charge $10 to $15 per feather and as a rule you will need at least 3 feathers. My pricing starts at around $19.50 for a tipped and bonded set of 3 feathers, the longer and rarer feathers are around $40 for a set of 5.
//Special TGSG Offer
Tammy would like to offer all readers of Teenage Survival Guide the opportunity to try this product at a discounted price. Just like Natural Feather Extensions facebook page, send a message mentioning Teenage Girl’s Survival Guide and include your email address. A 30% off voucher will be sent to you to use on anything on the website.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A Beauty Therapist by trade and currently working in hairdressing, Mala hopes to take the beauty world by storm by one day becoming a bona fide beauty editor for an international beauty magazine while simultaneously freelancing hair, makeup artistry and everything else beauty! With a very large and ever growing cosmetic collention, Mala has spent endless hours over the years practicing and perfecting her makeup obsession in front her vintage Queen Ann dresser. She has a serious caffeine addiction, adores anything 50s, Audrey movies, chiffon and flouncy blouses, high waisted pencil skirts and kitten heels. She also yearns to go to Paris and speak fluent French. Click here to read her blog ‘The French Room’.