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jessica mau in our studio this week… simply stunning.

Heyhey -Feb 09, 2011, 4:29AM
Is it me or is she also the blue planet model? She is absolutely beautiful!
Jaw -Dec 18, 2010, 1:16PM
She's so pretty!

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as promised, the lovely ladies of free people austin lamar have provided step by step instructions on how to put in these rad feather hair extensions! i’m so bummed i didn’t know how to do this all summer long!

step 1: pick anywhere from 3-5 feathers. you can buy the feathers at some hair salons, or order them from etsy.

step 2: pick a small piece of hair- we suggest either under a layer of hair on top, or a small piece of hair underneath, right by the ear.

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Step 3: if you don’t have a fancy tool, you can just take a piece of fishing line and loop it! then place the hair extension bead through both ends. you can find these beads at any beauty supply store that carries hair extensions.

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step 4: pull the small piece of hair that you selected through the loop.

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step 5: move the bead up the fishing line and onto the piece of hair.

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step 6: pull the hair through the bead completely, and make sure it stays about an inch from the scalp.

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step 7: take your cluster of feathers, and make sure every feather makes it into the bead!

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Step 8: once you make sure all of the feathers are in, you can trim any of the excess that is sticking out of the top of the bead.

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step 9: take pliers and squeeze the bead until it is completely closed.

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VOILA!!! you have beautiful feathers in your hair!!

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now if you want to take it a step further, put some feathers on both sides of your head and put your hair into a french braid:

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peace of cake ;)

*update*

to remove the feathers you can just pinch the bead with pliers in the other direction to open it and they slide right out. or after a week or two they might slide out on their own.

the feather can get wet, washed, brushed, blown dry and straightened! you can pretty much just treat them like your own hair.

lilybellelocks -May 29, 2013, 3:33PM
We make our own feather extensions, hand dying in long lasting, non toxic silk dyes and have a wide variety of colours, lengths and widths to choose from here http://shop.lilybellelocks.com/Feather-Extensions_c3.htm We ship all over Canada, the USA and internationally, and you can find us on facebook too ;)
feather hair extensions -May 29, 2012, 5:10AM
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the lovely jenny lopez off duty in our office this week :) did you know she has a blog?

she is wearing an alexander wang t-shirt, free people pants, and barney’s co-op boots.

Lailla -Sep 23, 2010, 1:17PM
Here are the boots http://www.barneys.com/Studded%20Ankle%20Boot/500209658,default,pd.html
eunice -Sep 23, 2010, 12:30PM
your so beautiful! Lovin the outfit:)

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remember a couple of weeks ago when i posted a pic of my hair? well now you finally get to see how we did it! we brought in lovely hair stylist lauren rhodes, of house productions hair studio in philly, to demonstrate how to dip dye your hair! Read more »

u tip hair extension -Jul 12, 2013, 3:00AM
Thank you for your great post. This blog is great.
Lisa -Apr 02, 2013, 9:41PM
Hi! I'm a Cosmetologist and Dip Dye and ombre is still huge and I always get appointments for it. 1. It will stay depending on often you wash your hair and how healthy the ends of your hair are. always a good idea to get a trim to remove breakage and split ends after the color is applied. 2. if you already have light hair, bleach is not needed. if you have medium/light hair, a very mild bleach can be used with minimal damage. if you have dark hair, bleach will need to be applied, probably twice, then dyed to your color of choice and then toned to make it exactly what you want. 3. you'll always use semi permanent dye unless there is gray hair, or the hair has already been dyed (aka- not virgin hair) HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL! :)

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ever since the vogue australia shoot featuring abbey lee with bright pink dip dyed hair, the idea of doing it myself has sat in the back of my mind, resurfacing whenever i saw someone else try the trend. here are some awesome examples that inspired me to say yes when I was asked to be the guinea pig for our how-to video :)

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the best part about it is that my ends are bleached now, and when the pink washes out i can try another color.  as much as i love the blue and green, i’ m not sure i could pull it off.  as a brunette, i’m a big fan of the ombre look in the last pic – brown with blond ends. that might be something i’ll have to try.

olivia -Sep 22, 2010, 1:02PM
anonymous - did you ever have to bleach the parts of your hair to get the color to show? I want to do this but I don't want to have to bleach it too!
rebel belle vintage -Sep 20, 2010, 11:03PM
Wow, I love this, especially the hair styling. Gorgeous photos. ♥ www.etsy.com/shop/rebelbellevintage

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here is stunning model sofija milosevic at the fp offices rocking an oversized knit, simple black leggings and black biker boots. i love her glasses!


alison -Sep 16, 2010, 5:45PM
i love these posts! thanks juliaaa :D
g! -Sep 16, 2010, 3:45PM
Wow, she is beautiful! And I love her glasses too! Now I see that even MODELS cannot pull off wearing leggings as just pants though... ;)

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a lot of you have been asking about the amazing technicolor fishtail braid in our september catalog.  well lucky for us, our videographer was on hand to film the process! check it out…

How to do Amazing Rainbow Fishtail Braids by Free People from FreePeople on Vimeo.

it’s actually pretty simple! our team bought colored extensions at a hair/beauty supply store and glued them into model karolina’s hair, then carefully braided them into the fishtail.  the rainbow effect is stunning!

the song in the video is “woh woh yea yea” by the dynamos.

Other related posts: Dip Dye Hair DIYDip Dye Hair Love

 

Catielyn -Jan 29, 2013, 7:28PM
OMG!! where did you guys get your extensions i want to buy some!!
Syrene -Dec 08, 2011, 4:39PM
When you glue the extensions to the models head, how long does it take for it to come out?

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when i was in the photo studio last week for our latest how-to style session, i kept finding myself admiring our associate stylist’s hair! she died her ends purple and i think it looks awesome – as a fellow brunette who loves the whole colored hair trend, i’ve often wondered what colors would look good with brown hair and i think purple definitely does! it’s subtle but still catches the eye.

Lucy -Nov 08, 2011, 6:42PM
I love your blog!! its so cute and simple! the pics and the videos are really pretty and simple!! i really really love this photo! i have brown hair and i want to die my hair purple, but im not quite sure how i want to do it! Now I do!! Thanks so muchh!!!
Julia -Sep 18, 2010, 1:38PM
What kind of color did she use to dye her hair, because i tried it with blue and it wouldn't wanted to stay!?

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i just noticed that lately i’ve been really drawn to face and bodypaint.  i keep saving photos of it. i love how it makes such a bold, colorful statement… but i’m not sure when or if i’d ever be able to pull this off…  if i was going to burning man i would definitely be rocking some paint.  what do you guys think?

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Liza -Nov 07, 2012, 9:29PM
I think body pair is amazing. Anyone know if any festivals near Boston I could wear this to?
Emi;y -Aug 03, 2012, 2:27PM
I want those booty shorts with the fishnet on top! the second picture. where can i get some immediately????

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so last month we made a little video showing you how to do a fishtail braid – and this month we have a kickass way to spice up your fishtail braid! our stylists and hair/makeup artist are loving this look right now – colorful streaks woven into the braid!

Now this can be done many ways- you can do one color or three, you can actually dye streaks in your hair, or you can put in colored extensions.

for the braid in these images our hair/makeup artist used extensions. she mixed blond, blue, purple and pink extensions together and spread them out before braiding them into a fishtail, which she then clipped into the model’s hair. simple enough, right?

here it is on a larger scale in our august catalog:

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i love it and i am definitely going to try it!

Elena Golescu -Apr 24, 2012, 12:51PM
Direct sunlight is one of the common causes of hair damage. Even when you are wearing hair extensions, still protect your extensions and most especially your real hair from direct sunlight.
Lia -Mar 16, 2011, 10:15PM
This is lovely! I'm actually about to purchase some purple hair extensions but how did you get the color to be such an earthly, faded color?

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i have been dying to learn how to do this ever since i first saw it on some of the models on our website! watch as our makeup artist (and fishtail braid expert!) deanna demonstrates how to do a fishtail braid like the ones on our website and in the pages of our july catalog. featuring our lovely shoe buyer :)

song is “dream baby dream” by black tambourine.

Shannon -Jan 18, 2013, 6:31PM
I love the look, but the video didn't help me understand it . I think it would help if, instead of music, the stylist was speaking and explaining how to do it step by step. I have to say watching it being quickly braided with loud music didn't help at all.
Rosalie -Aug 07, 2010, 4:55PM
yay im so excited i finally figuured out how to do it! if only i didnt have so many layers ! :)

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our makeup artist deanna shows you how to get a fresh spring look! featuring the lovely model klara.

the products used are as follows:
eye color: nars underworld duo, using the grey on the lid
eye liner: MAC kohl eye liner in phone number
cheek: stila convertible color (dual lip and cheek cream) in gerbera
skin highlighter: kevyn aucoin the mousse glacé in gleam
lip: stila convertible color in gerbera

song is “she’s the one” by the beta band!

samantha -Apr 28, 2010, 12:55PM
This is awesome! I'd love to see something like this for hair too because I always love the hair of all the models!
marylu -Apr 25, 2010, 11:00PM
Oh, Julia, thank you so very much for the product list! I went out and bought gerbera today and its beautiful. Thank you for helping us out like this. I really love your blog and especially love the videos...they truly make the catalogs come to life!!! Thank you :-)

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