BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fly shop manager Jim Bernstein was warned that hair stylists would come banging on his door, but he didn’t listen.
Sure enough, less than 24 hours later, a woman walked into the Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop in Maine and made a beeline toward a display of hackles – the long, skinny rooster feathers fishermen use to make lure.
“She brought a bunch up to the counter and asked if I could get them in pink,” he said. “That’s when I knew.”
Fly fishing shops nationwide, he learned, are at the center of the latest hair trend: Feather extensions. Supplies at stores from the coasts of Maine to landlocked Idaho are running out and some feathers sold online are fetching hundreds of dollars more than the usual prices.
“I’m looking around the shop thinking hmmm, what else can they put in their hair?” Bernstein said.
Fly fishermen are not happy, bemoaning the trend in online message boards and sneering at so-called “feather ladies.” Some also blame “American Idol” judge and rocker Steven Tyler, who began wearing the feathers in his long hair.
“It takes years and years and years to develop these chickens to grow these feathers. And now, instead of ending up on a fly, it’s going into women’s hair,” said Matt Brower, a guide and assistant manager at Idaho Angler in Boise.
Several Rizzieri Aveda School students can be seen wearing the high-fashion feathers at the Voorhees Town Center location. Contact us at 856-552-2270 or Admissions@Rizzieri.com.
Voorhees Town Center location to host Open House, Monday, March 21st
Tonight, Monday, March 21, 2011, Rizzieri Aveda School will be hosting our Spring Open House at the Voorhees location. Starting at 7pm, the Open House will be a great time to check out the facility, meet with staff and students, get some complimentary services, and take the first step to a new career.
RSVP to 856-552-2270 or through Admissions@Rizzieri.com. Walk-ins are accepted, as well.
On the second Sunday each May, Americans celebrate Mother’s Day. This year, the special day falls on Sunday, May 9, 2011. Children everywhere will treat their mothers to special treatments, gifts, and words. This Mother’s Day, give your mother or a special mother in your life, the gift of relaxation. Here at Rizzieri, we are offering the Mother’s Retreat package.
Moms will receive a half-hour facial, a blow-dry, and a manicure here at Rizzieri Aveda School . The cost for the package is $30, and may be booked between April 9th, 2011 and June 9th, 2011.
The package is good for the Voorhees Town Center location, only. The services are performed by Senior Students in the final phase of their program, and they are supervised by licensed instructors.
Mothers may receive/book this package Tuesdays through Fridays. Seatings for facials begin at 10:45am on Tuesday, and 9:30am the rest of the week until 2:30pm for final facial seatings.
To book your services, contact 856-988-8600 x0.
Make your Mother’s Retreat package even better by purchasing a Rizzieri Escape Card so that Mom can purchase products following her services. These gift cards can be used at any location.
Are you a fabulous stylist? Are you a talented colorist? Do you know the tips and tricks to management? Are you familiar with the backstage workings of a runway show? Do you have super celebrity stories?
Rizzieri Aveda School is searching for FABULOUS guest artists to enlighten and teach our students. We hold student seminars on Tuesday mornings from 8:45am – 10:45am in our Voorhees Town Center location.
Contact Tiffani Dych for additional information on becoming a guest artist at our school. Promote your talents, promote your company, shape the minds of future stylists. TDych@Rizzieri.com
or 856-988-8600 x 2455
Don’t forget Rizzieri’s Open House on Monday, July 13th from 7pm -9pm.
Check out our brand new Voorhees Town Center Location
Call Admissions at 856-988-8600 x 2270 if you haven’t give your RSVP yet!
Learn about our upcoming classes, meet students and staff, get added value services and some complimentary samples! It should be a great time!
We can’t wait to see you there!