Walk into the average American workout room and you’re liable to see a myriad of bad hairdos and ugly hair accessories. At the turn of the century, the jaw clip surpassed the Scrunchie as the most popular hair accessory in America. Now, as we fall face first into the second decade of the new millennium, it’s time to say au revoir to the spiny hair clip for good because we as a nation, can do better.
First off, the jaw clip updo looks painfully dated. It’s like stepping back into an era when Jennifer Aniston was married and skinny jeans were still faux pas. And just because you’re at the gym doesn’t mean you get a pass.
I certainly wouldn’t let you workout in a Hypercolor tee and legwarmers, so why should I make an exception for an equally dated hair accessory?
Secondly, sporting a jaw clip hairdo is like wearing a sign that says “Don’t judge me, I’m WAY too busy to care about the way my hair looks.” The thing is, I am judging you. I’m thinking, “Gosh, she’s pretty, but that hair is just sad.”
Just because you’re rushing to a committee hearing or trying to squeeze in a lunchtime workout doesn’t mean you get a pass. Haste makes waste, ladies.
Lastly, it takes minimal effort to create a cute ponytail, a simple ballerina bun or a modern side braid. These hairdos will keep your locks out of your face, without making you look like a Midwestern Soccer Mom.
Ladies, the more distance we put between us and the Clinton Presidency, the closer the jaw clip gets to Scrunchie-level faux pas. It’s time that we all moved on to something more modern. And if that doesn’t motivate you, then perhaps the knowledge that it’s Sarah Palin’s favorite hair accessory will bring you back into the fold.
Just remember, a serious workout is no excuse…
If you want something that will hold your hair in place and doesn’t require 50 bobby pins, try the spiral styler from Goody. I bought one this weekend, and it actually works even when running.