Jennifer Aniston has long been an icon in the world of popular hairstyles. Best known for ‘The Rachel’ from her days on Friends, she jokes that she never was very good at doing her own hair. Her longtime stylist Chris McMillan created–and maintained–the ‘do.
“‘The Rachel’ was one of the hardest hairstyles to maintain. Me and the blow dryer and the hairbrush weren’t meant for each other,” Aniston said during a recent interview. “It really was a ‘hairdo.'”
“When Chris would style it my hair would be great, it would look gorgeous,” she added. “But then when I was left to my own devices, it wouldn’t look the same!”
These days Aniston is “all about a low-maintenance approach” and that includes only washing her hair every other day or every three days. She still finds having had the most popular style around to be completely ironic.
“It was all anyone ever wanted to know about, all Chris ever got asked to do. I liked it at the time, but I started to grow it out after about eight months. But it just wouldn’t die.”
These days, however, ‘The Rachel’ seems to be a done deal. Jennifer Aniston now sports a far more relaxed ‘do that requires little to no maintenance at all except for regular trims and color touch ups by Chris.
She was asked a humorous question about her hair recently and her answer might just surprise you.
“Would you rather have the Rachel haircut for the rest of your life or shave your head once?” Jen was asked.
“Shave my hair once, definitely. ‘The Rachel’ for the rest of my life? Shave my head once! Yeah, I’d shave my head once!” she emphatically replied.
Jennifer Aniston could definitely pull off being bald. ‘The Rachel’ was pretty cool, too. Which do you think you prefer?
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