The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev is Nylon's February cover girl, and we were surprised by her very un-Elena front-page look. Nina wore big winged liner and unstructured braids that incorporated Featherlocks clip-in feather hair extensions. It's not a hairstyle we're used to seeing on her, but it was actually her idea; Nina apparently brought feather extensions to the cover shoot as part of the "Vegas cowgirl" theme.
Feather extensions were all over the place last year, but they've been keeping a low profile for the past few months, especially after controversies surrounding the ethics of feather sourcing came to light. Given soaring prices and some bad press, we weren't even sure they'd be back in 2012, truth be told. But with the hip likes of Nylon and Nina keeping abreast of the trend, it looks like we've found our answer: you can't keep a good chicken down.