Local Salons Take Portlandia’s “Put a Bird on It” Mantra to Heart

A new hippie-chic twist on the clip-on extension: feather extensions.

By Seattle Mag


April 18, 2011

This article originally appeared in the May 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Local salons are taking Portlandia’s “Put a Bird on It” mantra to heart (or rather, to hair) with a new, hippie-chic twist on the clip-on extension: feather extensions. Made from rooster feathers, the extensions come in many colors, range in size from subtle to Big Bird, and take about ten minutes to attach, using a cold-fusion clamping system that doesn’t damage hair (prices start around $20–$35). The feathers last up to eight weeks and are both washable and heat-styling tolerant—all the better to combat flyaways. Get a bird’s-eye view of this tress trend at the following salons. Megan Phillips

Swink Style Bar
Bonus: Complimentary consultations;
walk-ins always welcome
Two locations, including a new one at University Village, 4610 Village Court NE; swinkstylebar.com

Allure Salon
Bonus: Extension removal is on the house
Belltown, 2915 1st Ave Suite A, 206.441.4500; allureseattle.com

Steven Barrett Salon
Bonus: Custom-order feathers are available in countless colors
Downtown, 1907 2nd Ave; 206.448.8466; stevenbarrettsalon.com

Salon Ciba
Bonus: Complimentary fixes on
tattered feathers
Two locations including Capitol Hill, 428 15th Ave E;  206.328.8080; salonciba.com


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