By Andrea Arterbery, Glamour magazine
You know how Christa said AquaNet was back last week? Well, you won't believe the other '80s trend I've been seeing on women lately.
Hair scrunchies. Yep, you read that correctly. I was first alerted to the trend when one of my beauty publicist friends said she saw a woman wearing one the other day.
"No way!" I gasped.
Since then, I have seen this scrunchie phenomenon reveal itself two more times: once at the gym (I didn't stare too much then) and again while having dinner with a very cute boy (he was sweet and all, but even so, I couldn't help but be distracted by the "S" sighting).
While we were dining, I spotted a lady pulling her hair into a low ponytail with one. All I could do was stare and tell the cute boy (whom I just met and probably now thinks that I'm certifiably crazy) I had to go to the restroom ASAP. (Clearly, I was just going to take a closer look at this woman.)
Of course, she was sitting in the opposite direction of the restroom so I had to take the long route, but it was totally worth it. The woman was talking avidly with another lady and looked completely stylish and of-this-decade except for the black hair scrunchie. Tons of questions came to mind: Where did she get that scrunchie? Did she purchase it recently at a store? If so, where? Or was this a relic of the late '80s/early '90s that she held on to and decided to just start wearing again one day?
Needless to say, I didn't ask the woman any questions, just stared. (I'm sure she thought I was a stalker. I think I may need to invest in one of those spy pens that takes pictures so I won't have to stare so much at people.)
Have I stumbled on a returning trend? Does the rule of three apply here? Is the retro hair accessory so wrong, it's now right? If so, I bet the first celeb we'll see rocking it is Katy Perry. (I mean, she does wear colorful wigs and polka-dotted nails, so why not hair scrunchies, too?)
So, you know I just have to ask you guys: Has anyone else spotted scrunchies in her neck of the woods? Are they (like AquaNet Hairspray) making a comeback? Should we be afraid? Or should we embrace its inevitable comeback? Tell me what you think in the comments section below.
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