10 Times Celebrities Wore ’80s-Style Scrunchies

The hair accessory is never going out style.

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The heyday of the scrunchie was in the ’80s, accompanied by leg warmers and shoulder pads. But the more that celebrities wear the gentler-on-your-hair accessory, one begins to wonder... did the scrunchie ever actually go out of style?

If Rapunzel had access to hair accessories, she might have looked like Ariana Grande does in this Instagram post. The singer traded her signature sleek updo for this long and luscious ’do playfully anchored with a scrunchie.

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Leave it to J. Lo to teach you how to make the scrunchie extra-glam. Although the pop star is synonymous with iconic looks from the ’90s, she threw it back to the ’80s backstage at American Idol with the added luxe of sequins and stacked bracelets.

If the scrunchie had a modern-day spokesperson, it would be Hailey Bieber. The model — who loves a throwback look — has been seen both IRL and on Instagram sporting the ’80s accessory.

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The ’80s hair accessory doesn’t always have to make a statement. Case in point? Selena Gomez’s chic pairing of a black top, a black scrunchie, and a red lip.

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A scrunchie is not only unisex, but it can also be worn as a wrist accessory as Jason Momoa proved at the 2019 Oscars. Bonus points for perfectly matching the hair tie to his suit.

Kylie Jenner shared an Instagram photo where she’s seen sporting (pun intended) a scrunchie with some workout wear. Take it as proof of the accessory’s versatility.

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Although her role in Desperately Seeking Susan was chock-full of iconic style moments, Madonna’s messily tied-back ’do with a scrunchie is peak ’80s.

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Kim Kardashian is a style chameleon, so of course she’s taken the scrunchie out for a spin. At a 2019 Versace fashion event, the beauty brand founder wore a bedazzled one that matched her dress.

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Matching your scrunchie to your outfit is an easy way to tie your whole look together (even in a pinch). Take a lesson from Lupita Nyong’o and coordinate your dress pattern with your hair accessories.

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Is there anything more ’80s than this pre-Sex and the City-era Sarah Jessica Parker? Go for a full throwback look by pairing your scrunchie with a shoulder-padded suit jacket and some glitzy shades.