Jennifer Aniston has been one of Hollywood’s A-listers since more than 20 years now. While she’s famous for a lot of things, one thing that people have always liked about Jennifer Aniston is her hair.
In the 1990s, “The Rachel” was the name of a very popular haircut that everybody wanted. It was based on Jennifer Aniston’s hair in season 2 and 3 in friends.
From then on, year after year as Jennifer Aniston experimented with her hair, people tried their best to have hair like “Rachel’s”. Even today, celebrities go for the Rachel’s hair.
In season 1 Jennifer Aniston sported natural wavy medium length hair.
It is in season 2 that “The Rachel came to be. It was characterized by shoulder length messy layers with a lot of volume.
In season 3 though, Rachel’s hair got longer, straighter with a wave at the end. The volume also came down a bit.
From then on Rachel’s hair kept getting longer, straighter and thinner. Her hair was always sleek and straight and angling at the end. This became sort of her signature hair look.
This continued until season 7 when Rachel cut her hair in a bob. The change was drastic but she pulled it off perfectly.
In season 8 Rachel’s hair did grew a bit but still, she sported a shoulder-length straight bob.
In season 9 Rachel again went back to her signature medium length, sleek and straight hair.
In the final season, Rachel introduced bangs to her earlier hairstyle.
In the last few seasons, for a few episodes, she did have really long, waist length hair, which was probably extensions.
She also had curly hair for a little bit in mid seasons.
She also experimented a lot with her hair color like adding honey blonde highlights, sometimes going completely blonde.
Even after friends ended, her hairstyles were still famous. Celebrities still opt for her hairstyle, even decades later. Celebrities like Tyra Banks, Kelly Rippa, Jessica Alba, Hailey Baldwin, Rihanna and many others opted for hair similar to that sported by Jennifer Aniston. Closer home, Priyanka Chopra’s hairstyle from Anjaana Anjaani that became very popular and was known as the Piggy Chops Haircut was in fact The Rachel.
Jennifer Aniston’s hair will always be counted as on her greatest contributions to the world.