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Fashion

Feather Hair Extensions

Designer Wendy Nichol Shows Us the Trend

Designer Wendy Nichol Shows Us the Trend

When we told our assistant editor Emily she’d be modeling in a video showcasing hair feathers, she was reluctant. “I don’t want to look like David Cassidy circa 1973,” she said.

We’re not talking about hair feathering: These are extensions made of rooster plumes, a bohemian-inspired trend that’s taking flight this season.

Accessories designer Wendy Nichol offers the service at her Soho shop using ethically sourced feathers from a small farm. In ten minutes, she’ll help you decide where they should go and attach them using a silicone-lined clamp that won’t rip your hair. Once in, they last up to six weeks — and you can wash, dry, and curl them as you please.

The extensions come in an array of colors, from bright blue to natural-looking brown. Nichol warns, however, that people who opt for subtler hues often come back requesting bolder ones.

It’s a surefire way to, c’mon, get happy.

Available at Wendy Nichol, 147 Sullivan Street, between Houston and Prince Streets (212-431-4171 or wendynicholnyc.com), $45. An appointment is recommended.