The world shifted and people went crazy when Steven Tyler appeared on American Idol this season.
Now I am kind of hot for Steven Tyler and his bad boy ways and his amazing wardrobe and stroke worthy rocker hair…but I don’t really want to look like him.
But it seems that every girl under 30 does.
Everyone is getting hair feathers these days.
(Photo credit here)
Even our paper wrote about it this week. Of course with a Minnesota spin and how it was pissing off the local fisherman because salons are basically stealing their feather supplies. Pretty sure the New York Times article took a different spin.
So my small children have been asking for hair feathers. I told them they could when school was out and they could sport them for the Summer.
Until I found out that it cost $35 to get a couple of feathers woven into your hair.
And then I died. And said no. And they got sad. So I photo-edited a picture of what Esther may look like with hair feathers and hoped that made them happy. It did not.
So I started calling around to local salons to see if it could be done for cheaper or for a two-fer, or I could sweep floors – and it turns out when a trend it this big, prices stay high. I guess my economics classes in college completely failed me. Or I skipped that class because it was $1 beer night.
So I went to twitter asking if anybody knew anybody who would do it for less or maybe to even pretend they knew what they were doing and just come over and glue some feathers to my daughter’s heads. I would be happy to blog about it and pimp their name and services. I would possibly even make my daughters, who were now properly feathered, wear a sign for the next two months.
Twitter was less than helpful. But what they did instead was think that “I” wanted feathers – not my kids.
Let’s just get one thing straight here people. Just as women over 40 should NEVER EVER put a bow or flower in their hair so help me god, they should also NEVER wear feathers..
..because if we do, then we actually DO look like Steven Tyler.