Jennifer Anniston’s 11 Best ’90s Hair Moments, From “The Rachel” to Messy Waves

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It’s hard not to love Jennifer Aniston. From her impeccable acting skills (we will re-watch episodes of Friends until the end of time) to her love of beauty and wellness, she always has our attention. But one of our favorite things about Aniston is her iconic hairstyles that she’s debuted over the years. Whether she was rocking “The Rachel” or going for sleek long layers, her ’90s hair era is a no-brainer for salon inspo. Below, see 11 of Jennifer Aniston’s best hair moments from the ‘90s.

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The Rachel

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Whether you watched Friends when it was aired live on TV or have recently become a fan of the hit sitcom, we’re willing to bet you’re very familiar with Aniston’s iconic cut, known as The Rachel. It was a major hit in the ’90s and we are lifelong fans of the short layers.

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Beachy Waves

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If your hair automatically falls into a beachy wave, like Anistons, you too would take every opportunity to let it shine. We love seeing how her natural texture came through in this image from 1999 and think it’s a classic style that looks good no matter the decade.

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Blunt Bob

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When Aniston stepped out rocking this blunt bob in 1999, it was different from anything she’d previously done with her hair. The shoulder length and straight abrupt ends gave her a more mature look that we still love to this day.

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Middle Part

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This sleek, slightly off-centered, middle part is truly timeless. The long front pieces are slightly curled at the ends, to create a subtle yet impactful face frame.

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Soft Waves

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We don't know about you, but we think Aniston dominates her natural texture in this snapshot from '97. With an organic variation of curlier pieces on the bottom and more of a wave on the outer section, this look has effortless dimensions.

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Boho Chic

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Raise your hand if this boho chic image lives rent-free in your head. The tousled curls give a more casual touch to the formal red carpet moment. It is giving Spice Girls in the best way.

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Choppy Layers

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Similar to The Rachel but a bit longer in style, this mid-length cut is all about choppy layers. She’s able to pull it off because of her thick hair, and we love how the pieces are bending toward the center of her face.

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Intentionally Messy

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The next time you are striving for an undone look, take inspo from this '98 pic that features a mix of curls, waves, and intentionally straight strands. The different plays on texture give an intentionally messy finish that still feels chic.

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Long Layers

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Here, Aniston’s long layers are on full display. While staying true to her go-to loose blowout style, she experimented with much longer lengths. This is a perfect example for those who are looking to grow out their hair but don’t want to sacrifice movement.

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Spiral Curls

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Do you ever curl your hair and not comb through it? Chances are it doesn’t look half as good as this, but somehow, Aniston totally pulls it off. From the spiral curls to the bronde color, what’s not to love?

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Fluffy 'Do

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This photo is from 1994, the year Friends came out, and therefore the time that Aniston was thrust into stardom. The fluffy texture has a natural volume that became equally as popular as the actress.


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