Hillary Clinton’s Team Considering Banning Her Scrunchies
1:30 pm, April 8th | by Laura Donovan
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose blue scrunchie was a source of amusement for the media and public last year, might no longer be allowed to wear the old school hair ties. In Elle magazine’s profile of the former first lady, a staffer told the publication that Clinton uses the rather unflattering instrument because of her schedule but that it could be banned in the near future:
When she’s on the road, she often has it pulled back in a simple chignon or ponytail, a look that causes Hillary Hair Watchers much chagrin but merely means she’s pressed for time, as a State Department official told me: “As a chick, it’s a big pain in the butt. The weather is different, and you’re in and out of the plane. [The staff] gets off that plane looking like garbage most days, but she has to look camera ready. She said the reason she grew her hair long was that it’s easier. She has options.” The official added, because, it seems, no American alive can resist critiquing Clinton’s hair: “But some of us are looking to ban the scrunchies.”
If anything, we’d like to see a scrunchie moratorium because the awful things remind us of the 90s, but with everything Clinton has on her plate, there’s just no space for worrying about the fashion po-po. We do, however, suggest she invest in elastic thin hair ties. They’re tiny, more discreet, and impossible to make fun of.