While elastic has not always been used for hair boobles the concept has remained the same for hundreds of years
This simple product may seem boring but is a widely used product amongst men and women today and throughout history.
At the end of the 1700’s, hair tie’s 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.