Hair trend has fly fisherman up in armsFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It may be the latest hair trend to hit salons since "the Rachel," and it's rubbing some fishermen the wrong way.
It may be the latest hair trend to hit salons since "the Rachel," and it's rubbing some fishermen the wrong way.
Stylist Sara Haug normally does hair, but today she's in the salon seat.
Sarah Haug – MJ Capili Stylist: "It's just a fun way to add a little bit of pop to your hair w/o being bold."
Sara is adding feathers; the same kind of feathers used by fly fishermen. They’re also known as hackles.
"People love jewelry they love belts, the love shoes why wouldn't they love feathers for their hair."
Ashley Mikkelson – MJ Capelli Stylist: "I still put in 3 to 4 feathers a day."
Not everyone is crazy about this trend. The demand for fly fishing feathers has caused prices to go up. Dr. Ron Miller is an avid fisherman. He says a hackle worth $25 is now being sold for up to $200 on sites like ebay.
Dr. Ron Miller – Fly Fisherman: "So I'm saying fly fishermen, rise we should go boycott hair salons."
Ashley Mikkelson: "And then when we started hearing that the fishermen didn't like us. I think it was more fun for us to put more in."
But Ron isn't too worried.
Dr. Ron Miller: "Well I think it's a fad, I don't think it'll last."
Ashley Mikkelson: "As you see most of us girls still have them at the salon so I think it'll stay around for a while."
Until the next big thing rolls around, and fly fishermen just hope it has nothing to do with feathers. Some say the trend started with Steven Tyler, who was seen wearing feathers on American Idol.