I may be a little behind on this hair trend but I love it all the same. I have been pretty much hiding under a rock with the kids the past year anyway, so I'm quite stoked to enjoy something fun and new with my hair.
I used to put feathers in my hair when I was a teenager, so to have some nice pretty feathers that are fixed to my head for the next few months (until I move them) is pretty cool.
I bought my first hair feather extension from a cute stall at the Coatesville Market last year. I wanted more so did some digging on Etsy and found PrettyVagrant, a seller with a ridiculous amount of gorgeous feathers, all different sizes and colours AND the option to make a custom order (not to mention less than a third of the price I was charged here - sorry locals). I wanted some blues and greens and 'grizzly' feathers (the stripy ones) and Ann was so friendly and helpful, she put a mix together especially for me no trouble at all. I'm pretty sure I ordered them just the other day and they arrived so quickly (from the USA) and I promptly put them in my hair asap.
You use pliers to squeeze down a crimp bead on a tiny part of your hair with the feathers threaded through. Ann provided a small tool for threading, a bead that matched my hair colour and an instruction sheet. The feathers are real chicken feathers and are salon ready, can be blow dried, straightened/curled, washed... whatever, just like you're normal hair. WIN.
I recently put a chunk of blonde in my hair so one side of my head has a ridiculous mix of all kinds of colours, and now including greens and blues thanks to the beautiful feathers.