‘The Rachel’ Haircut Is Officially Back In Business

Chrissy Teigen's latest take on the classic style is our ultimate summer inspo…

Rachel Cut

by Annie Vischer |

'The Rachel' hairstyle is one of the biggest Friends legacies to date and it's no wonder! The choppy face-framing layers of 'the Rachel' hairstyle was one of the most trend-setting hair looks of the 90s and continues to influence the outcome of hair appointments worldwide to this day.

That said, even Jennifer Aniston has admitted that it wasn't the easiest of looks to style. She told ABC News that she regularly struggled to make her 'the Rachel' cut look good. '"The Rachel" was one of the hardest hairstyles to maintain,' she told ABC News. Me and the blow-dryer and the hairbrush weren't meant for each other. It really was a hairdo. When Chris [McMillan, the hair stylist who gave her the makeover] would style it, my hair would be great, it would look gorgeous. But then, when I was left to my own devices, it wouldn't look the same!' Jennifer continued to remark that she's constantly baffled by the global fascination with her hair. 'It's funny and entertaining in a way and it's, of course, very flattering to say the least – but I always have such a chuckle when I hear people saying I have great hair because as a kid it was always a challenge,' she said to ABC News.

But now 20-years on, 'the Rachel' haircut is back with the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Renée Zellweger recently showcasing shorter bouncier, cropped styles.

'The Rachel' Haircut Revival

Chrissy Teigen is known more for flitting between luscious long lengths and a one-length bob, so this choppy layered do marked a totally new hair direction and we love it. The likelihood is that we'll see the masses following in Chrissy's footsteps so expect a leaning towards layers, a sun-kissed peppering of highlights and shoulder length cuts taking over Instagram in the very near future.

Renée Zellweger's red carpet appearance at the Golden Globe Awards 2021 involved a big hair reveal. Renée Zellweger has thus far flaunted a series of beautiful up-dos at recent red carpet events but she used the prestigious 78th Golden Globe Awards to debut a brand new hairstyle and it bears a striking resemblance to a haircut made famous by none other than Jennifer Aniston, or rather Rachel Green. Yes, we're talking about 'The Rachel'.

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Renée Zellweger's new haircut and colour was the perfect meeting of dark blonde lowlights and choppy face-framing layers. 'The Rachel' looked incredible on the A-lister and serves as the perfect inspiration for those of us stuck at home in lockdown minus the artistry of our favourite hairdressers and hair colourists right now. Think about it. That dark blonde fade to lighter blonde at the ends is the perfect look to emulate if lockdown has made you realise how much you're after a low-maintenance colour job right now. That sort of look makes despair over root regrowth a thing of the past. And the shorter layers? The perfect summer revamp if you're craving a change.

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Jennifer Aniston 'The Rachel' Haircut

Remember When Hailey Bieber Got 'The Rachel' Too?

Yep! Even the likes of Hailey Bieber have jumped on board 'the Rachel' bandwagon! Back in 2016 Hailey got her long blonde hair cut and styled into a very similarly layered shoulder length do and we were obsessed. Check out her look below:

Browse Our Gallery Of Celebrities And Their 'The Rachel' Hairstyles


'The Rachel' Celebrities Hair Gallery

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Tyra Banks rocks 'The Rachel' to beautiful effect back in the late 90s.

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Cameron Diaz went back to 'the Rachel' time and time again.

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Rihanna looks sultry in this long version of 'the Rachel'.

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We love this fresh take on 'the Rachel' hairstyle from Rachel McAdams.

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J Lo tool the top layers of 'the Rachel' longer in 2015 but the highlights are bang on.

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We love Hailey's grown-out version of 'the Rachel'.

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Chrissy Teigen's 2020s hair makeover is the fresh take on 'the Rachel' that we all needed to see.

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Renée Zellweger took to the 78th Golden Globes red carpet in Hollywood and debuted her new, choppy version of 'The Rachel' haircut.

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