Shake Your Tail Feather

I’d like to take a moment to profess my love for the website, Etsy. If you haven’t checked it out before, take a minute and click over there. Be warned though – a minute isn’t nearly enough, I have lost hours due to that website!

Anyways, I was clicking around on Etsy a couple weeks ago looking for pretty jewelry for Mother’s Day (my hubby decided to gift me with the ability to pick out whatever I’d like, instead of buying something for me that I might not love*). Somehow, my clicking went from jewelry to hair feathers – yeah, I have no idea how that happened either.

Now, let me preface this with saying – YES, I know that hair feathers were cool LAST summer. My friend got one then, which I totally coveted (not in a creepy ’I want to skin your head’ way, more in a ‘I wish I was cool like you’ kind of thing). However, before I could make up my mind what color feathers I would want in my hair…the fad totally blew up with EVERYONE wearing feathers. When a fad reaches the middle school set, it is time for me to re-evaluate whether I need to participate.

It’s been a year though, so I think enough time has passed for me to revisit the idea.

Anyway, when I came across the hair feathers on etsy I decided that I NEEDED them. I don’t care if I’m in my {gulp} mid-thirties, in my imagination I’m still that 20 year old with purple streaks dyed in her hair.** I clicked around a bit to decide which seller to go with and which feather’s I liked best and ended up with some from Hair and Craft Feathers.

I ordered my feathers and they came a few days later – YAY! Now, I’m not going to post a tutorial, because you can find them all over the internet. I didn’t use any special hair threading tools (even though they do look really cool and easy to use). I just twisted a chunk of my hair and slipped it through the silicone lined bead. Shoved the feathers in and squished it shut with my pliers.

I put my main bundle of feathers just under my top layer of my hair so that they’d peek through when I have my hair down. Ashley sent me some extra feathers as an added treat, so I put them underneath my hair so that they’d show up as a blue streak when I put my hair in a ponytail. My husband teased me that I think I’m an 18 year old, but I don’t care – I kind of love them.

I’ve decided to count this as fulfilling one of my Project Me tasks, Dye a Streak in My Hair. I know it’s not pink or purple (the teal and blue were too hard to resist), and it’s not actual dyed hair… but I think this counts. This is actually better than dyed hair, because hair always fades so quickly and these should stay bright for a long time. Also, if I get any complaints at work I can easily take the feathers out.

I wouldn’t really call this one of my most exciting posts, or even the most exciting thing I’ve done to my head – but having blue in my hair totally makes me happy!

*AKA put it in my jewelry box and pretend that I totally love it but actually never wear it unless he asks about it.

** Oh yeah I did. Most of college was spent dying my hair weird colors – green streaks, pink streaks, half yellow blond/half purple red, you name it. My favorite was when most of my hair was its natural brownish color and I had purple streaks throughout.

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