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Jennifer Lopez Wore A Scrunchie On ‘Idol’ — How To Rock The ’80s Trend

Thu, April 30, 2015 2:50pm EDT by 1 Comment

Jennifer Lopez brought back the ’80s scrunchie on the April 29 episode of ‘American Idol.’ The singer paired her retro hair look with a bold coral lip and soft smokey eye makeup. Read on to see how you can get her modern take on the classic ’80s style.

Jennifer Lopez, 45, updated a favorite hairstyle on American Idol that is cute and easy to recreate. Proving the scrunchie is anything but outdated, Scunci hair expert (the brand who invented the scrunchie) and HBO Girls hairstylist Sherry Heart told us that the scrunchie is making a comeback — something JLo clearly agrees with.

Jennifer Lopez’s Scrunchie — Bringing ’80s Trend Back On ‘Idol’

Jennifer Lopez shared her look from the American Idol episode to her Instagram, with the caption: “My look on #idol tonight. #😘 @emanuelungaro_officiel@jimmychoo #RAndM #IdolTop5 photo by@michaelbecker88 #BeTheGirl.”

The secret to Jennifer’s grown up scrunchie look is a clean ponytail with the slightest textured volume in the form of loose waves. To get the look, start by spraying Fudge Urban Sea Salt Spray on damp hair, concentrating on mid-length to ends, and blow dry with a diffuser. If you’re hair is naturally straight, try waiting until your hair is almost completely dry before spraying on the Fudge Urban texturizer and braiding your hair into pigtails — either do this the night before and sleep on the braids, or let the braids completely dry while you finish getting ready to let the waves set.

Once your hair is dry, comb it back into a high ponytail at the crown of the head, making sure to pull the hair back smoothly. Secure with a hair elastic, then wrap a scrunchie like one from the Scunci Mixed-Texture Scrunchies set.

JLo’s ‘Idol’ Beauty Look

Paired with her orangey red lip and floral print crop top and trousers from Emanuel Ungaro‘s Resort 2015 collection, we thought JLo made the scrunchie look fresh and fashionable (although we argue that scrunchies have never gone out of style).

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Will you be rocking a scrunchie this summer, or do you wish this trend would stay in the past?

— Marissa DeSantis