Jennifer Aniston Admits Even She Struggled To Do ‘The Rachel’ Hair At Home

That whole effortless look actually took a lot of work, she's said...

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by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Friends started a whopping 20 years ago, so you might be too young to remember – but, in the late '90s, you couldn't really go anywhere without seeming groups of women with 'The Rachel'. The legendary flippy haircut was inspired by Rachel from Friends, played by Jennifer Aniston (if any of this is news to you, then who are you and how did you even spend your hangovers in the mid-00s?). And it wasn't easy to maintain.

However, Jennifer herself has peeled back the glamour of the whole thing to admit that she – even she with the picture-perfect hair – struggled to make 'The Rachel' 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 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!'

It's not even a case of Jennifer mock-rolling her eyes, flipping that wonderful 'do and drawling, 'Oh what, this old thing?' – it's just a bit emperor's new clothes. '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.

So, if you're worried you can't get Rita Ora's perma-blonde hair without searing your scalp with bleach on the regular, or if your Miley-style undercut makes your ears painfully cold, stick about to see what they say about the 'dos in a few years' time. You never know, it might actually be a bit of a chore for the celebs who started the trends, too.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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