03 Jun '11, 2pm

Fashion or bait? Fishing lures now hair extensions

Fashion or bait? Fishing lures now hair extensions

Emilee Rivers, 16, Brandi Wheeler, 16, and Kim Shanks, 23, pick out feather extensions for their hair at MiraBella Salon and Spa in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP BOISE (Idaho) - JIM Bernstein, the manager of a fishing supply shop, 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 lures. 'She brought a bunch up to the counter and asked if I could get them in pink,' he said. 'That's when I knew.' Fishing supply fishing shops nationwide, he learned, are at the centre 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 ...

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