Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Funky Feather Weaves Trending HOT!

Have you heard about the new feather weave trend that's happening right now?   It's been going on since early Summer and hasn't let up yet!  Both women and girls alike are opting for adding feathers to their coif be it professionally done at their local salons, or by doing it themselves at home.
Back in the 70's feathers were BIG! You'd see them as jewelry & clothing accents as well as hair accessories.  This vintage style has been around and used in hair doos for years however weaving, which is actually the process of integrating the artificial piece into the hair (i.e. feathers or both fake & human hair), is pretty much a new twist on an old idea. In regards to choosing the right plumes, it seems as though the younger crowd goes for more colorful option whereas the more mature ladies vibe the neutrals.
There is a less invasive way to wear the feathers that only involves clipping them into your hair.  It's pretty easy as opposed to the more semi permanent weaving method and you can take them in and out and change them up according to your daily wardrobe.  Feather weaves are quite different in comparison to hair weaves because of the fragility of the feather they have to be placed more delicately.  Hair weaves are sewn into the hair on the scalp whereas feathers are kept in place with tight crimp beads at the base of the scalp.
Both past and present, celebrities have been on board with the hype of wearing feathers in their hair as seen here with the legend Janis Joplin and Aerosmith's front man Steven Tyler...
If we really want to go back to the origin of ornamental feathers, I mean waaaay back, we have to give a shout out to Sitting Bull born in 1831 who was chief of his Lakota Indian tribe during a time of resistance to U.S. governmental policies. Indians wore feathers in their hair as a symbol of trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, freedom and so much more and to be given the feather of the mighty bald eagle was the biggest form of flattery...
"Wouldn't it be awesome if we could incorporate into our own lives, the true meaning behind the symbolism of wearing feathers?"...




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2 comments:

French Press VINTAGE said...

Love the connection to Sitting Bull!!!

Diamonds And Jewelry Planet said...

Nice Post...
Thank for share...