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It is hard to say when the public became so interested in celebrity hairstyles. A look at celebrity hair icons throughout the years reveals changing trends that spread like wildfire among their fans.

At the height of her career on the hit television series, Friends, star, Jennifer Aniston, began one of the biggest hair trends in the history of television.  The medium-length, layered look, called, “The Rachel,” swept the nation, as women of all ages rushed to their salons in attempts to replicate the look. Ironically, Aniston later stated that despite the popularity of the style, she didn’t love it.

Prior to the layers and blonde streaks inherent in “The Rachel,” Aniston was a natural brunette with long, straight locks.  The locks turned a dark mahogany and were cut into long layers with bangs to celebrate her role in a film. 

As her acting career blossomed in the late 1990s, Aniston chose an understated French twist, wearing her hair away from her face
to accent her beautiful blue eyes. One of her least expected styles was when she sported faux dreadlocks for the Emmy Awards red Carpet”  This was a short-lived look for the actress, who never tried dreads again.

Aniston ushered in the year 2000 with a request for “something different.” Celebrity hair stylist Chris McMillan obliged by creating her first short haircut that she wore in loose, natural waves. The following year, the actress sported a straight, sleek style to attend the People’s Choice Awards. Jumping ahead to 2007, Aniston kept the straight, sleek style, but wore a longer, blonder version with a center part.

Today, Jennifer Aniston’s locks are embellished with honey-colored streaks over a deeper blonde base and cut into long layers. Another popular look for a movie premiere found the actress with her hair swept back into a playful, high ponytail.

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