Jennifer Aniston's Hairstyles Over Time
Jennifer Aniston's hair is arguably the most iconic hair of the '90s/noughties era. Do you ever find yourself sat in the hairdresser's chair, desperately trying to decide whether you want long layers or blunt ends, a choppy fringe or feathered lengths?
It's in that moment of sheer, sweaty-palm desperation that we often find ourselves thinking WWJD? That's "what would Jen do?" in case you were wondering. And we're almost certain we aren't the only ones to do so.
It can't be, because while she's tried nearly every hairstyle going, Jennifer Aniston possesses that rather irritating quality of never, ever getting it wrong. From her signature flicked ends to the generation-defining "The Rachel," she has single-handedly inspired thousands and thousands of haircuts the world over.
And that's exactly why we all find ourselves frantically searching Jennifer Aniston hair for some last-minute inspiration every time that next hair appointment crops up.
Here she's pictured in 2016 with bronde hair color, courtesy of her hairstylist Chris McMillan.
June 1995: Jennifer Aniston Debuts "The Rachel" Haircut
She later dubbed this hairstyle "the ugliest haircut I've ever seen," but when it made its debut on the set of "Friends," the world went ga-ga for "The Rachel."
Still, there are few hairstyles as iconic as "The Rachel," with its shoulder-skimming length, swishy layers, and golden highlights. It remained the most popular hairstyle for at least a couple years.
Sept. 4 2001: Her New Signature Cut
One of the sexiest photos of Jen, this one shows off the haircut she would wear for much of the next decade: flat-ironed, long with a very few face-framing layers and the perfect color that's not entirely all blonde, yet not totally brunette either, a color we'd dub in 2009 as "bronde."
Aniston wore her long hair curly to the 2002 Emmy Awards, during which she won Best Actress in a Comedy. She rarely wears her hair this curled. When she does wear her hair wavy, it's much more beachy than curly. If you have a natural wave to your hair, loose curls like this are completely achievable if you dry your hair with a diffuser. Got straight hair? You'll want to take a look at our guide for making curls last.
Jennifer Aniston's Long Bob Hairstyle: Early 2011
In early 2011 Jennifer Aniston stepped out with a long bob (or lob) hairstyle and wowed the world. A super flattering length, the long bob is slightly shorter in the back and tapers to the front. This isn't the first time she cut her long hair off; the last time she debuted a short 'do was in late 2000, just after her summer nuptials to Brad Pitt.
May 5, 2011
Back to the shorter haircut. This was the cut seen around the world—and plenty of people have tried to imitate it.