115 Feather Hair Cut Styles and Ideas to Rock in 2021

When you think about the feather hair cut, it’s impossible not to imagine striking images from the 70s. Iconic celebrities such as Farrah Fawcett immediately come to mind. Her incredibly famous feather hair cut was ‘the Rachel’ of its decade, so to say. Girls all around the world flocked to hairstyling salons just to copy Farrah Fawcett’s incredible feathered hairstyle.  

But that doesn’t mean that the feather hair cut is dated or that you can’t still wear it today. In fact, plenty of celebrities absolutely love to rock this beautiful hairstyle on modern red carpets. Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez are only two examples that have turned the feather hair cuts into an absolute joy to behold. 

If you want to learn how to wear this superb and iconic hairstyle in the modern age, just take a look at the list of ideas we have prepared for you. We promise you will fall in love with this hairstyle by the time you reach the end.


Zooey Deschanel Feather Hair Cut 

We know how much you love celebrity inspiration. So, we thought we would start our list of gorgeous ideas for the feather hair cut with a rundown of your favorite celebrities who have rocked this beautiful hairstyle. Quirky actress and singer Zooey Deschanel wears the feather hair cut as her signature look. She complements it with her iconic set of bangs without which she would be completely unrecognizable. Zooey’s style is very feminine, beautiful, and perfect for a date night.

Jane Fonda Feather Hair Cut 

One of the main reasons why we have selected actress Jane Fonda for our list is this. She can be your celebrity inspo if you love the feather hair cut but don’t know how to wear it if you’re in the 60 plus age group. The actress is wearing a medium bob with a set of wispy bangs. She has opted for a few vanilla blonde highlights around her face and on her forehead. These baby lights make her look younger and give her complexion a very peaches and cream texture.

Kesha Feather Hair Style

The singer absolutely loves this style. So much so that she’s actually wearing feathers in her hair. Of course, that is not a must when you are sporting the feather hair cut. But we do agree that it is a nice styling touch on Kesha’s part. She has also opted for a very deep side part that makes her hairstyle look wind swept and very natural. The color of her hair is a dirty blonde that complements her skin tone and green eyes perfectly.

Feathered Angled Bob 

The angled bob hairstyle lends itself perfectly to be combined with a feather hair cut. The main reason for that is the fact that a feather hairstyle adds a lot of volume and dimension to the angled bob. Not only that, but the feather hairstyle can also be a good trick if you happen to have thin or fine hair. The layers of this hairstyle create the illusion that you have a lot more hair than you actually do. Go ahead and get some highlights as well to add even more depth to your hair.

80s Feather Hair Style

The feather hair cut became famous in the 70s when it was the choice of a lot of Hollywood celebrities. However, this trend spilled over in the following decades as well. Here you can see a great example of the feather hair cut from the 80s. As we all know, this was the decade of big hair as well as glam rock or big hair rock. It was all about bleach blonde hair and adding as many layers to your mane as possible. It was also the era of using as much hairspray as you possibly could. If you like this style, you should try to modernize it and wear a version of it that fits the 2020s.

Here are some great ideas for 60s hairstyles you can check out!

The Modern Feather Hair Style

Speaking of bringing the feather hair cut into the modern age, here is how you can do that. This is a version of the hairstyle fit for the decade we are currently living in. That is to say, it is a type of feather hair cut based on the original which you could have seen in the 70s on actress Farrah Fawcett. But this version is much more toned down and perfect for a night out or a selfie or on Instagram. Color is also much more natural than the type of blonde you would have seen in the 70s when it was all about bleaching your hair.

Long Feather Hair 

You can also get this particular hairstyle if you have extra long hair. Of course, you have two options. You can either wait for your natural hair to grow and then get the feather hair cut at a professional salon. Or, if you simply cannot wait anymore because you’ve fallen in love with this haircut, get a set of extensions installed. If you opt for the latter, we suggest you try a set up natural or Remy hair extensions. They do cost more than synthetic hair extensions, but they will be worth it. Trust us!

Shoulder Length Feather Hairstyle 

Here is a great way in which you can combine the classic feather cut hairstyle with a more modern approach to this look. It’s a beautiful way to wear shoulder length hair. Not to mention that it’s a very innovative style if you have straight and sleek locks. This version of the feather cut reminds us of the way in which actress Farrah Fawcett used to wear it in the 70s. Of course, this is a much more toned-down version of the celebrity’s hairstyle. As a result, it’s perfect for the 2020s.

Feather Hair for Mature Women 

The fact that you can wear it on any occasion, for every type of hair, and at any age is a testament to just how versatile this hairstyle is. Here is a fantastic idea on how you can wear the feather hair cut for mature women. Essentially, this is a long Pixie cut with a wealth of layers added to it.Iif you want and if your facial structure allows it, you can also get a set of layered bangs to go with this hairstyle. They will sweeten up the angles of your face and make you look younger.

Feather Hair Cut with Bangs 

When we said that this hairstyle is very versatile, we meant it. We know that a lot of you absolutely adore bangs. But the truth is that not that many haircuts actually mix very well with a fringe. However, if you have your heart set on a feather hair cut, most stylists agree that you are in luck. you can combine this hairstyle with a set of heavy curtain bangs. We recommend that you opt for a side part and allow your bangs to frame your face. Please take into account the structure of your face as well as the texture of your hair before you decide on what type of bangs you are going to get!

Farrah Fawcett Feather Hair 

Since we have talked so extensively about her already, it’s time to take a more in depth look at the woman who made the feather hair cut so famous. Here is actress Farrah Fawcett herself wearing the iconic feather haircut. In the 70s, you could rightfully think of this hairstyle as the Rachel of its decade and of actress Farrah Fawcett as the Jennifer Aniston of her time. The haircut that she wore became so famous that women all over the world copied it. They wore the feather hair cut for years and years to come. Her hair color also became very famous. It can be described as a beige blonde with natural dark brown roots and platinum highlights.

Rachel Mcadams Feather Hairstyle 

Another celebrity that you can use as inspiration if you have fallen in love with her feather hair cut is none other than actress Rachel Mcadams. She has been wearing this hairstyle as long as we can remember. Rachel Mcadams loves her feather hair cut to fall just below her shoulder in terms of length. Apart from that, she has also paired her feather hairstyle with a set of curtain bangs and a side part. As usual, Rachel graces the red carpets of the world with a shiny sunflower blonde that looks amazing against her blue eyes and dazzling smile. What a styling inspiration!

Laura Dern Feather Hair 

Another Hollywood actress who loves her mature feather haircut is the iconic Laura Dern. She has opted for a slight side part and the same beautiful set of curtain bangs that caress her eye line. Laura Dern’s hair color of choice is strawberry blonde. In other words, it’s a shade of blonde that toes the line between sunny yellow and copper-red. You can choose this hair color as well if you have fair skin with a pink undertone as well as red or green eyes.

Feather Hair Cut FAQs

Despite the feather hair cut being such an iconic hairstyle and despite you having seen it worn by your mother and grandmother, we know you have a lot of questions about it. So, let’s answer them all in this round of FAQs. 

  • What is the feather hair cut? 

Just as the name suggests, the feather hair cut was created to resemble the feathers of a bird. This is where the name of this hairstyle comes from. Stylists describe this haircut as having multiple layers of hair that need to be upturned. The feather hairstyle must have either a center part or a side part.

  • Where does the feather hair cut come from? 

This hairstyle was made famous in the 70s by actress Farrah Fawcett. She wore it in the movie Charlie’s Angels which was a huge hit in that decade. After that, the hairstyle was requested by women all over America and then the rest of the world.

  • Can men wear feather hair? 

Yes, they can. This hairstyle is unisex. In other words, the feather hair cut is meant for both men and women. During the 70s when the feather hairstyle was at the peak of its fame, it was worn by both men and women. Today, however, the haircut is considered to be mostly a feminine hairstyle. That does not mean that men cannot wear it if they so choose to.

  • Can you wear the feather hairstyle with any type of hair? 

Yes, you can. According to most professional stylists, the feather hair cut works on every type and texture of hair. This means that you can get this hairstyle if you have straight hair, curly or wavy hair. You can also get it if you have long, medium, or short hair. The most important thing is that the haircut has to be layered. Otherwise, it cannot be considered a feathered hairstyle. 

  • What is the difference between a layered cut and feather hair? 

To put it as simply as possible, a layered cut is only a feature or a step in the process of getting a feather hair cut. The technique of feathering is what stylists do to give your hair texture. After layering and feathering, stylists will also shape the ends of your strands outwards. This will give you the iconic look from the 70s that makes the feather cut what it is. Apart from that, stylists also need to cut your hair at an angle and in a V shape. This is what helps to get a feather effect. 

Have You Fallen in Love with Feather Hair yet? 

Let us know in the comment section below what are your thoughts on the feather hair cut. It is one of the oldest and most iconic hairstyles that is still being worn today. It has its roots in pop culture seeing as it was made famous by actress Farrah Fawcett and her part in the movie Charlie’s Angels. So, how could you possibly not love it?

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