As we recently reported, 'The Rachel' haircut is having a renaissance. Should you need further proof, look to Jennifer Aniston – the person who made the modern layered style so alluring throughout her time on Friends (and well beyond).
In a recent Instagram video for her haircare brand, LolaVie, the actress can be seen sporting a choppy, feathered cut which lends her hair volume and some face-framing shape.
With its signature low-maintenance feel, it's no doubt the work of her longtime hair collaborator Chris McMillan, who was famously behind Aniston's iconic haircuts in the Nineties. Evidently, a layered cut like this allows the natural texture to be enhanced using products, with little styling involved.
As the hairstylist shared back in June, "Jen leans into her natural texture by using her @lolavie glossing detangler (a little goes a long way)". He adds: "A good haircut should do the work so you can just wash and wear your hair natural".
When opting for layers yourself, take the time to discuss what it is you want from your cut with your hairdresser. Is it more volume? Texture? Movement? As Larry King Salon’s Andreas Wild tells us, "I’ve got quite a lot of women who are not asking for the full Rachel Green but wanting elements of 'The Rachel'." Think more Nineties Cindy Crawford, he says. "It's not just having a long curtain frame, it’s a little bit more connected to the side now. You just have to be careful you don’t over-layer the hair because a lot of the time the hair can get a little bit too thin in the front."
For a fresh take on the trend also look to Jodie Comer, whose layered lob by star hairdresser Sam McKnight has been the hit haircut of the summer. What makes her layered look feel modern is the addition of curtain bangs, a soft sweeping fringe that appears to have grown out, yet never really existed.
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