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Fashionably feathered!

Published:Monday | April 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM
You can mix and match any colour you like. Natalia is sitting pretty with her combination.
Elizabeth Langdon practises what she preaches and sits pretty with her feathers.
Being blue never looked so well. Emma may be blue but she's rocking it.- Gladstone Taylor / Photographer
STEP 3: A small section of the hair is threaded through with the beads using a threader.
Step 2: The tips of the feathers are inserted into the beads once the hair is threaded.
With the endless number of colours whatever suits your fancy can be added
STEP I: Putting in the feathers are very easy starting with these beads.
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Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator

It comes in a variety of colours and you can wash it, curl it flat-iron it and style it - everything you would with your natural hair.

It's not a hair extension, but it's close and very fashionable. Flair dived into the treasure trove of The Pink Lady - Elizabeth Langdon and found the very hot and trendy feather extensions.

And with carnival fever everywhere and summer fast approaching, it's the perfect accessory for any costume or just to have some fun with your tresses. But they are simply perfect all year round.

Langdon began carrying the feathers last November. She explains to Flair, "It's a very simple process if you are putting in a few. But we can get more creative and do your whole head if you like."

The feathers can last up to four months. "I can also make the detachable ones in a clip form for you so you can put it in and take it out as you please." The feathers are not limited to your head. According to Langdon, "I also make earrings and bag accessories if you like."

A fashion and jewellery designer, Langdon demonstrated to Flair how easy they are to put in with just two simple tool: a pair of pliers and a threader tool.

(1) Select a small portion of your hair where you wish to put the feather extension. This should not be too small or too large, about 20 strands.

(2) The extension clamp bead is put on to the threader and using your pinkie or a tail comb, pull hair through the wire loop. Hold the hoop and pull the wire down until the your hair is threaded through the bead.

(3) Slide the beads to the root of your hair or as far as you want it, and insert the feather or feathers you want in the tip of the bead on top of the threaded hair.

(4) Taking a pair of pliers, clamp the bead to secure the bead in place. The bead will flatten.

(5) Gently tug on the feathers to see if they are secure. If they move reclamp them. As long as the feather shaft is in the metal ring or higher and it is properly clamped, it should be securely fastened.

(6) Clip the top of the feather bundle if there is any protruding out the top. Sometimes these can poke your scalp and make it uncomfortable. You can ask someone to do this for you so that you do not cut your hair.

(7) To remove, simply use the pliers to squeeze the bead in the opposite direction opening the bead then gently pull out the bead and feathers.

Shoot credits:

Location: Grosvenor Galleries, 1 Grosvenor Terrace.

Supplier: Elizabeth Langdon: Tel: 296-3219/836-9152

email: lizzylangdon@gmail.com

Models: Emma Subratie, Rachel D'Silva, Natalia Delisser.

Make-up: Rachel Chin-Yee

Tel: 881-8595.

Hair: Amanda Saulter: email: mandalesley@yahoo.com.

How it's done

STEP I:

Putting in the feathers are very easy starting with these beads.

Step 2:

The tips of the feathers are inserted into the beads once the hair is threaded.

STEP 3:

A small section of the hair is threaded through with the beads using a threader.

STEP 4:

A pair of pliers is used to clamp the beads once the feathers are inserted.