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Amazon Links to Supplies

Vendor List:

www.moonlightfeather.com – great collection of feather hair extensions (as well as craft feathers), quick, AA feathers.

www.featheremporium.com – Dave has been doing this for decades and is an incredible small business owner. He has the most extensive collection of feathers on the market and was also prominent during its spike in 2012. The website is outdate but he is old-school, highly recommend for the BEST quality feathers in the game. AAA Feathers.

http://featherlily.com/ – I have only heard of them, I have never used them. Appear to be a great provider!

All referrals are shop at your own risk, these are just my personal recommendations!

Tips & Tricks

  • Don’t double bead, this is clunky and overkill. Just practice!
  • Silicone lined micro links open and close way easier than non-lined, stick to the lined.
  • Snip the top of the feathers off after crimping to keep it from poking you and/your clients scalps
  • Keep it .5″ an inch away from the scalp, too close will cause a bumble under the hair and your feathers to poke out in a funny way. Put it slightly down (.5″ from scalp” and give it a light crimp first to make sure it lies flat before crimping all the way”
  • Use a fresh bead each time to keep it tight.
  • Feathers just grow out with hair, they can be readjusted by opening and reapplying to the scalp.
  • It is completely normal for hair to come out if you move/readjust the bead after months, this is just normal hair that has naturally shed and not fallen to the floor etc.
  • Feathers will eventually get greasy after months of wear especially if your customers wear lots of product. You can re-fluff and restore feathers by simply holding them over a steaming kettle (at the nozzle) to revive them.
  • Be gentle with straighteners. Pulling with hot heat will snap feathers, so straighten and curl gently.
  • These can be washed, blow-dried, curled, straightened.
  • Hair color is known to leak into feathers and change their color, keep this mind if you have colored hair.
  • You do NOT need a special tool to open links, watch my horrifyingly embarrassing video to see how a normal pair of pliers opens them just fine.

Tutorials

This one is almost too embarrassing to share, I uploaded it with a terrible phone quality camera in 2012. It does go over how I would do it with pulling wire!