The saying “what goes around comes around” is undoubtedly true in terms of fashion and beauty trends, as evidenced by the unexpected resurgence of the 1990s and 2000s fashion in the early 2020s, much to the dismay of those of us who experienced them the first time.

While there are several returning trends that we won’t support—we’re looking at you, low-rise jeans—others are more welcomed. Consider the widespread adoration of layered hair in the 1990s, best exemplified by the “Rachel” hairdo that made Friends star Jennifer Aniston a true symbol of the era.

Jennifer Aniston

In recent years, harsh cuts and choppy bobs have dominated the forefront of on-trend hairstyles, pushing layers somewhat to the side. However, voluminous layers have lately become popular among Gen Z users on TikTok, with one influencer, Shay Sullivan, receiving a lot of feedback for her “iconic” haircut—a cross between Brigitte Bardot and Rachel Green.

Thousands of people commented on the look, many of whom claimed that it reminded them of a character from Friends. What Rachel? However, jazzed up? One remarked, “It’s lovely.”

I got tonnes of layers all over like I always do, and then really intense facial framing because I really appreciate that dramatic look, Shay remarked when asked what she requested at the hair salon. My bangs used to be straight across, but this time I really wanted them to be more drapey, so she just tweaked the form and made them more slanted.

Influencers aren’t the only ones joining the trend. With her most recent outfit, Jodie Comer, one of the coolest actors around, is making a strong argument for the revival of lengthy layers, and we are totally on board.

Jodie’s new haircut dubbed a “contemporary take on the Rachel,” was created by Sam McKnight, a celebrity hairstylist who is an expert in establishing hair trends. He created Jodie’s jagged, layered style in his kitchen, and when the actress posted the finished product on Instagram, it received a lot of good feedback.

Jodie was also spotted sporting her new style at Wimbledon, where the sunshine brought out the most in her soft, golden hair color and face-framing shape. Jodie was included in a snapshot of the crowd that Sam McKnight posted on Instagram with the caption, “Jodie’s new 90s layers…get their first outing. #Coolgirl on a hot day.”

Although we definitely draw the line at rows of butterfly clips and hair mascara, we wouldn’t be surprised if the celebrity and TikTok influence further fuel the revival of nineties hair.

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What does Rachel’s haircut look like?

The Background to Jennifer Aniston’s Famous Look The iconic “Rachel haircut” from the 1990s is back in style. The lengthy layers and voluminous shoulder-length style gained popularity in the 1990s thanks to Jennifer Anniston’s Rachel Green from the successful US television series Friends.

Where did Rachel have her hair cut?

In the 1990s, other women began cutting their hair in a similar manner. According to rumors, Chris McMillan, Jennifer Aniston’s hairstylist, invented the look. The 1990s version of Farrah Fawcett’s 1970s flip, “The Rachel” became enormously popular among young women, was imitated all over the world, and became known as “The Rachel.”

Rachel had a haircut when?

Aniston introduced the hairstyle during the first season of the American sitcom Friends (1994–2004), and she continued to wear it during the second and third seasons of the program as its popularity was about to peak. It was named after Rachel Green, the character she played on the show.

When did Jennifer Aniston get her hair cut?

The Bob in 2000: January
According to Rivera, “Fans appreciated it because it gave Aniston’s character a more adult feel.” “Cut [the hair] in a harsh, asymmetrical line—with the back somewhat longer—to get Jennifer’s style.

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