The Jennifer Aniston hairstyles have been almost as famous as the actress herself. In fact, our June 2022 cover star has drawn so much attention for her hair she started her own haircare range! Of course we took a trip down memory lane with the face of our latest mag. Jen has tried just about everything (and looked annoyingly good doing so), but here are our top favourite picks.
The Rachel, 1995
It’s the hairstyle that would set the bar for all future Jennifer Aniston hairstyles! It is, rightfully so, the most iconic. When Jennifer Aniston’s Friends character Rachel Green debuted a new haircut in an April 1995 episode of the show, salons were inundated with requests for the cut. Shaggy, layered and highlighted ‘The Rachel’ was a late-90s phenomenon.
Hair extension magic, 2000
Breaking away from Rachel, Jen debuted a longer length at the premier of Erin Brockovich, fans loved it. Her usual casual style shone through the extra-long tresses that were the work of hair extensions. She gave the new hairstyle a relaxed bohemian style, typical of the times. The trick is long layers, blowdrying with a big round brush pulling upwards for volume and a little bit of styling creme for a sleek finish.
Beachy curls, 2002
We hardly ever see Jennifer Aniston hairstyles that involve curls! But when we do, it’s that 90s gal bohemian in her that gives it an edge. Loose beachy curls with lots of volume from root to tip is how Jen scooped her first Emmy award. We love how easy she makes it look!
Mega layers and beachy curls, 2005
A few years later and Jen is all grown up with a few more layers and a bit more of a polished take on the beachy curls of 2002. The gorgeous volume and tousled locks create a very care-free feel to this rather glamours cut of layers on layers.
Angled layers, 2006
Borrowing from a moment in 2001, Jen returns to flat-ironed hair to finesse what will become her signature. Lots of face-framing angled layers right in front, with a blunter back. The super polished look is paired with a neither blonde nor brown colour that is now dubbed ‘bronde’. It’s a classic that comes back time and again between all the other experimental Jennifer Aniston hairstyles.
Oh honey!, 2010
Between 2008 and 2010 Jen flirts with a fringe. This longer-length sideswept fringe that kept true to those face-framin layers was a gorgeous hit. Especially with the tousled head of her new honey blonde colour.
Choppy lob, 2011
Sticking to golden blondes in warm tones, Jen loses the ends and chooses a choppy lob that just brushes her shoulders. It’s a shorted cut that inspired many to try more texture.
Going high, 2016
Jen returns to her comfort zone of longer length, but when it comes to hitting the red carpet she always brings it up a notch. A slight bend of gentle waves gives this classic high ponytail loads of volume and movement. And even though its an updo, like all typical Jennifer Aniston hairstyles, there’s a few face-framing layers just brushing her face.
Glorious length and long layers, 2021
For the launch of her haircare brand, LolaVie, Jen goes luscious and low-key. Her long locks and warm colour, paired with gentle textured layers are styled minimally with big waves rather than curls. She manages to take on trends while still sticking to what she knows works – a timeless hair inspiration!