Hair Trend Report: Scrunchies

Hair Trend Report: Scrunchies(Source: FameFlynet Pictures) The Heathers wore them. Stephanie Tanner wore them. Blossom wore them. Even Madonna wore them. Yes, we're referring to the must-have hair accessory of the '80s and '90s: the scrunchie. Whether they were floral patterned, coated in metallics or bedazzled, scrunchies were, like, totally rad. And just when you had vowed never to let your former childhood hair accessory see the light of day ever again, it would appear as if the cloth-covered elastic is making a comeback after all these years.

Recently, we spotted the look on Chanel runway, of all places. We imagine Carrie Bradshaw is having a heart attack right now.

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014, Chanel(ImaxTree)more pics »We've even noticed a number of pop stars sporting the trend. If Selena Gomez and Rita Ora are wearing scrunchies, there must be something here, right?

Selena+GomezCelebrities stop by the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City on October 17, 2013. (FameFlynet Pictures)more pics »Rita Ora Spotted Out in NYCBritish singer Rita Ora spotted out and about in New York City, New York on March 11, 2014. (FameFlynet Pictures)more pics »A potential future royal has also embraced the look. Cressida Bonas (that's Prince Harry's on-again, off-again girlfriend FYI) might not end up as the actual queen, but she does hold the title of Queen of the Scrunchie. We lost track of the number of times she's donned the hair piece, but this blue velvet one is definitely our fave.

Celebs at Chiltern FirehouseCelebrities continue to flock to the latest hot spot Chiltern Firehouse. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »There's even an entire Instagram page devoted to the accessory and finding long lost images of the trend. Expect to see appearances from Topanga, Tonya Hardingthe Olsens and some supermodels (see below), just to name a few.

Hair Trend Report: Scrunchies(Source: Scrunchies of Instagram/Instagram)All this talk of scrunchies got us thinking: You know who was really ahead of the trend? The US women's gymnastics team. They wore scrunchies and won gold medals back in 2012. McKayla Maroney was definitely impressed.

Olympics Day 4 - Gymnastics - ArtisticJordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross of the United States celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »From the runway to red carpet and even The New York Times (you know something's officially a trend if the Times knows about it), for better or worse, it would appear as if the hair trend is resurfacing. In case you're itching to get your hands on some scrunchies and you can't raid your childhood closet, here are some options to help get your scrunchie collection back on track.

This Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed cotton-twill scrunchie ($35) is perfect for the fashion girl who will wear a scrunchie—but only if it's designer. 
Hair Trend Report: Scrunchies(Source: Marc by Marc Jacobs)

For the gal who has been waiting 20 years for the trend to finally come back, this metallic gold one from Topshop ($15) is an absolute must.
Hair Trend Report: Scrunchies(Source: Topshop)And finally, for the gal who is looking to reclaim the red scrunchie of power, American Apparel has you covered for only $6.
Hair Trend Report: Scrunchies(Source: American Apparel)But what do you think about the scrunchie look? Is it totally rad or really bad? Vote!
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Former Senior Associate Beauty Editor at StyleBistro. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @CaitlinSMiller Follow me: Google
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