Scrunchies: An Old Trend That’s Making a Comeback

Scrunchies: An Old Trend That’s Making a Comeback

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Parker Cameron, Staff Reporter

Scrunchies were invented to be an alternative to hard abrasive metal hair ties that can be damaging that can actually hurt your hair. The scrunchie was first seen on a nightclub singer Rommy Revson in 1986 and almost a year later the prototype scrunchie was invented. 

Technically a man named Phillips E. Meyers invented the scrunchie but never patented it and Rommy did give it its iconic name after her dog named Scrunchie. After this, the scrunchie became a fashion frenzy mostly with girls who enjoyed wearing them in their hair.

The scrunchie was at the height of its popularity in the 1980s and some of the 1990s. After that, the scrunchie started to fall out of fashion with fewer and fewer people wearing this once iconic piece of fashion. It seemed that the scrunchie would never make a comeback but surprise the scrunchie made a comeback in the mid-2010s.

At this point, the scrunchie made a huge comeback. It quickly started to become a staple of every girl’s wardrobe but instead of wearing the scrunchies in their hair, they would wear them around their wrists. Nowadays you can see them everywhere. You can buy them in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.

You can see them everywhere in my school and you are bound to see at least one as you walk around the school so what made them so popular again? It seems to be one item in a long list of old clothing styles that you can see every day. These old articles of clothing seem to be the “new thing” and by what I can tell, there here to stay.