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Jennifer Aniston Brings Back Her Iconic ‘Rachel’ Haircut for 2024

January 12, 2024

Jennifer Aniston took the Golden Globes red carpet by storm this week when she debuted her new hairstyle – the Rachel haircut 2.0.

Jake Unger from HOB Salons explains how the look fits perfectly into the current 90s trend:  “The Rachel haircut was one of the most popular styles we have ever seen, now it’s the time for its reinvention. With an undone, fuller fringe and choppy shorter layers to add texture and movement, I predict this is going to be the style of the season!”

Matrix Artist Ambassador, Simon Townley, believes it’s rare for a celebrity to create a stir about their hairstyle twice in their life, especially with decades in between: “This hairstyle is the perfect balance between the layers and wolf cuts; it’s ideal for people who aren’t brave enough for a wolf or mullet cut as it’s so much more salon friendly.”


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Josh Goldsworthy from Goldsworthy’s, Swindon, says its popularity is about honouring the past while slaying in the present: “The Rachel cut is back in action, and it’s like a blast from the 1990s with a modern edge. What hooked me was the perfect combo of old-school cool and today’s chic vibes – it’s just got that magic touch!”

Matrix Artist Ambassador, Carol Ritchie, is excited to start offering the look to her clients: “The original Rachel was a versatile hairstyle that could be customised to suit different face shapes and hair textures. The layers and face-framing pieces added movement and dimension, creating a flattering look for many. As for the new hairstyle, I love how it combines the classic elements of the Rachel cut with a modern twist. The updated version features softer, more blended layers and a more effortless, lived-in vibe. It’s a fresh take on a beloved style that feels current and chic. I believe this revival will definitely attract more clients. The Rachel cut has a nostalgic charm that resonates with people who grew up watching Friends. Additionally, its adaptability makes it appealing to a wide range of individuals.”


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Josh continues to explain how its wide appeal is due to it suiting everyone whatever their hair type: “It’s the perfect style for anyone wanting that effortlessly cool look. It’s a style chameleon; it fits all kinds of faces and vibes. Whether you’re into waves or sleek, it’s the go-to for versatility! To recreate the look, I recommend applying L’Oréal Professionnel Pli at the roots and mid-lengths for volume with heat defence, plus L’Oréal Savage Panache after drying for that effortlessly textured finish – because why not make it last and look amazing?”

Roman Sys from Brooks & Brooks further dissects the look: “The layers in the hair are longer, removing weight from the outline to give a much softer edge to the look. It’s a practical and stylish cut that doesn’t require much effort to make it look good. It’s also elevated by the barely-there, golden tone in the hair – this more natural multi-tonal blonde adds texture and dimension to the shape. Less is more when it comes to styling – if this was over-styled and too flicky it wouldn’t feel as modern. The haircut itself is not my favourite, but the challenge of making that length and style modern is what makes it most interesting to me.”