As the new school year for NHHS has started, a new trend has rolled into the high school. That new trend is scrunchies. Even though this is a new trend for our students, it is really a retro throwback to the 80’s, cycling back to today. According to a recent survey, over half of the students either own or wear scrunchies.
A survey was recently sent out to all of the students to see who wears scrunchies, what kinds they have, and why they wear them. They also commented if they think this trend will last a long time or die out.
Senior Claire Meyer said she has 33 scrunchies and that some of them are velvet material. Out of everybody who answered, she had the most.
Freshman Addison Gale had the second-most, with 20 scrunchies. She said she has scrunchies in various sizes.
Addison Tolar, junior, commented on why she wears them: “I feel they are not as hard on your hair.”
Grace White, freshman, said, “I wear scrunchies because they are comfier than regular ponytail holders.”
Senior Kamryn Poe responded with, “Scrunchies are really good for curly hair! They also don't crease straight hair. They are so useful!”
Miranda Durbin, senior, commented about if she wears her scrunchies for comfort or style: “Mostly just the comfort. While they do add a touch of style, I'd rather not pull my hair out at the same time.”
Freshman Emily Delgado commented about the trend staying or dying out: “I think that it can go either way. I wear them for comfort, so even if the trend dies out, I'll still continue wearing them. For others, they might stop wearing them because they aren't ’in’, but I think that if people wear them for comfort, then it will continue as a trend in a way. If they only wear them because others are, then the trend will fade away-- not entirely, but it will fade.”
Sophomore Payton Burkhardt said, “Like every trend, it will probably die out, but I know I'm going to enjoy the trend while it lasts.”
As you can see from the comments, scrunchies seem very popular, so keep rocking those throwback styles, NHHS!