Feather Hair ExtensionsI don't want to step on any toes here (I'm picturing an army of feather-wearing women mobilizing against me right this minute), but someone's gotta say it, and it might as well be me:

Will this feather extension thing JUST DIE ALREADY?!

I'll admit that I have never been a fan of the feather extension, but I didn't really think it would catch on quite like it has.

I mean, in my mind, feather extensions were a whole lot like the Silly Bandz craze: cool when the first few adult trendsetters wore them for a milisecond, but as far as mainstream America goes, best left to kids and awkward middle schoolers.

The sad fact of the matter, though, is that I'm still seeing them everywhere, on women of all ages. And I'm sorry, but when I see an otherwise snappy grandma out at Sunday lunch with a hot pink feather extension clipped into her shampoo-and-set, it makes me feel a little bit cranky.

And when I heard that women had started populating fly shops and buying up feather fishing lures to get their feather extension fix, I realized that this trend might just be a sign of End Times.

(Disclaimer: If YOU, dear reader, happen to be wearing a feather in your hair right now? I'm sure it looks FABULOUS. Obviously, I'm talking about everyone else.)

(Also? I'm certainly not beyond ridicule myself. I wore a tiara at my wedding, for heaven's sake, AND bought a faux leopard print coat last year that looks like it came straight off the set of Pretty Woman, pre-Rodeo Drive.)

For the rest of you, tell me this:

Are you as sick of this feather extension craze as I am?

 

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