At Tahoe City’s The Balcony: Romantic flights of fancy |

At Tahoe City’s The Balcony: Romantic flights of fancy

Special to the Sun

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; For a romantic and fun new look to spice up your love life: feather extensions for your hair. One or more feathers that appear to be part of your actual hair hair is an edge-y fashion statement. Wash and even blow-dry your hair and your feather adornment stays put. Colleen Brock, stylist at The Balcony in Tahoe City, has recently trained in the feather extension technique. and#8220;Itand#8217;s a fresh look that can be sassy, cute or even sultry. Itand#8217;s a fashion statement that can be dressy or casual,and#8221; she said.

Feathers have been used to decorate and insulate people since the dawn of humans. The use of feathers in clothing and hair for sacred rituals is well-known among many cultures, including many native American tribes. Only certain types of feathers may be used for hair extensions, and the most typical are from the pheasant. These can be dyed brilliant colors or left alone for a natural look.

Interested in this new approach to hair design? Contact Colleen Brock at 530-583-2742 or take a look at for some photo examples. You can also search YouTube for videos on the technique.

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