Hair Bobble

Hair Bobble
This simple product may seem boring but is a widely used product amongst men and women today and throughout history.
While elastic has not always been used for hair bobbles the concept has remained the same for hundreds of years.
At the end of the 1700’s, hair ties were mainly used by men, in a low ponytail, in France. The material used at the time was leather. However, that style of hair began to fade and short hair started to become the new fashion.
In 1845, a patent for the rubber band was achieved by Stephen perry. Although, it wasn’t until the late 20th century that the rubber band was used for hair ties. Up until the 20th century fabric was used in replacement.
Hair ties have allowed a new form of art and creativity. Hair can now be tied into intricate plaits, braids, ponytails and buns.

Although a simple hair bobble is just a circular piece of fabric, it has unlimited uses and has developed throughout history. It has helped me be creative with their appearance, it has given people with long hair ease when playing sport for example.

Sometimes the simple designs are the most effective.

20th November 2020.