For example, there was a girl from my school who had a turquoise bang, but the rest of her hair was black. I liked the idea of it and I wanted to dye my bang purple and leave the rest of my hair its natural color, brown. I remember telling my mother my idea, and she threatened to cut off my hair if I dared to do such. I am glad I listened to her and left my hair alone as such a fad seems completely ridiculous to me now.
Another fad was matching your clothes exactly down to the very last color. I remember walking around my high school with a regular pair of jeans on, but my shirt may have three colors (example: pink, white and blue). I would then wear three head bands in my hair, one pink, one white and one blue. My belt would most likely be one of those colors, and my sneakers would have all three colors in them. Again, words cannot express how grateful I am that those colorful days are behind me.
I think that I personally believed that such fads were cool at the time, because everyone was doing it. Fads can be extremely powerful, yet consist of the most ridiculous ideas. It takes one “cool” person to pull it off correctly, and everyone wants to look just as cool doing such. I believe that was the case for me back in my high school days. There were many of other fads throughout my high school years, but the most memorable ones for me were the colorful fads mentioned.