You’ve probably noticed that almost all celebrities are riding the wave of what is tipped to be the biggest summer trend for 2011. The trend is hair feathers extensions worn in hair. Magazines are full of celebrities wearing the latest hair extensions, almost everyone from Lady GaGa to Rihanna has been seen with hair feathers of all shapes and sizes in their hair at some point. The hair feathers extensions in general are made from roosters despite their peacock or pheasant-like appearance. The feathers are then attached to your hair using a micro-bead that holds the feathers securely in place.
The purpose of securing the feather extensions in place is to make sure that they do not fall off when the hair is washed. The problem with any trend is that the shops take advantage and increase their prices deliberately to make money on the extra demand. This simple feathers hair extensions sell for between $15 to $20 each on the average. This is very costly when you consider what you actually pay for (in essence, only the feathers, some beads and leather). You may wonder how to make your own hair feathers extensions? Well, its pretty much simple provided that you can get the right materials. Feathers themselves would probably be the most difficult materials to obtain because of the demand and the fact that only particular types of feathers can be used. Other than that all you need is micro-beads and any assortment of gems or other sparkling stuff that you might want to add.
The feather strands are merely held together with a piece of leather that you can get from most arts and crafts stores. When you put everything together, you have your own hair feathers extension that is unique and customized by you. The best thing about this is that no one will ever own the exact same design you have. The possibilities are endless if you can make your own design, you could then create designs for your friends or even create a website to sell them online. This is a great hobby for the summer and a great way to earn some extra money given that hair feathers extensions currently sell for up to $20. Hopefully you now have a better understanding about this new craze, and you can keep one step ahead of developments in the summer of 2011 with your unique and adaptable design that you can utilize for you and your buddies.