* I still don't have a computer. It makes it very difficult to get photos uploaded. Today's photos were taken with my iPhone. *
It's apparently a very bad year to be a rooster.
Hair stylists in Orange County are paying $300 for small, minimum, orders of rooster feather hair extensions to adorn people with.
These same feather hair extensions are selling out within minutes of becoming available. Feathers are very in right now. I suppose we have Steven Tyler (from the band Aerosmith and this season's American Idol) to thank for that.
Yesterday, I walked into my usual salon for a haircut.
The salon always displays/sells trendy jewelry in their waiting area.
It's mainly all feather jewelry right now.
Feather necklaces and feather bracelets …
And also feather earrings:
I decided to have my hair styled a little shorter this time, with lots of choppy layers for summer. It came out cute and sassy. I think it will be a fun cut for the warm weather. I can blow dry it straight, or scrunch it up with a little styling gel right out of the shower and get on with my day.
Just as I was about to leave, my stylist suggested I add a feather extension to my hair. She pulled out bright fuschia pink, turquoise blue, and purple striped rooster feathers. She explained a feather extension would last for about three months.
I was tempted.
I love to play with my hair and I especially like to do fun things with it in the summer. (Some of you'll recall, I've put pink, purple and even blue streaks in my blonde hair from time to time.)
I told her I'm definitely up for a bright color or two a little later in the summer. (Perhaps right before BlogHer in August to help make me more identifiable in the crowd.)
I had a huge parent, high school sponsored, banquet to attend last night though and I didn't want to be quite so BRIGHT for it. (I think I've already been labeled as "the creative type," as it is.)
"I've got just the thing," she replied.
And she did ….
For those of you who are unfamiliar with feather extensions, you can wash and style your hair just the same as you always do when wearing them. They last around three months, and can be adjusted during that time period to coincide with the growth of your hair.
Later in the day, a friend told me she has an aunt who's 85 years old and just got several feather extensions "which look fabulous."
"I'll be that woman when I'm 85," I commented a bit sheepishly.
"That's why I love you," was the reply.
After all, why not have fun?
It's just hair ….
Or in this case, feathers.
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