In Honor of the Friends Reunion, See 13 Celebrities Who Have Also Rocked "The Rachel" Haircut
There are haircuts, there are classic haircuts, and then there's "The Rachel." The debut of Jennifer Aniston's iconic look on the set of Friends back in 1995 launched a thousand lookalikes in its wake, and the movement quickly caught on in Hollywood. Just like the rest of us, stars like Tyra Banks and Meg Ryan carted a picture of Aniston's shag to their stylists to achieve the crop defined by its choppy layers from crown to end.
To celebrate the Friends reunion in our favorite way possible, we've put together a comprehensive timeline of other celebrities who have rocked Aniston's now-infamous shag. Scroll down to see all of the stars who have worn "The Rachel," spanning from the '90s to now.
Tyra Banks, 1997
At least in 1997, "The Rachel" qualified as Victoria's Secret model hair, as demonstrated by Tyra Banks at the reveal of the $3 Million Dollar Dream Bra.
Christina Aguilera, 1999
Though her layers were slightly more blended than the OG version, Aguilera's cut, circa '99, was definitely "The Rachel."
Meg Ryan, 2000
Ryan kicked off the new millennium with a shoulder-skimming shag, which featured side-parted bangs that hit just below her brow.
Kelly Ripa, 2001
"The Rachel" wasn't restricted just to the set of Friends—back in her soap opera days, Kelly Ripa rocked the look for a few episodes of All My Children.
Scarlett Johansson, 2003
Before we came to envy both her pixie and long strands, the actress was another early '00s adopter of "The Rachel."
Scarlett Johansson, 2003
Later in the year, ScarJo's cut had grown out slightly, and her layers were styled into an outward flip, which she complemented with a Y2K-era zig-zag part.
Ashlee Simpson, 2004
Simpson gave her Rachel crop a touch of edge by dyeing her strands an inky black, and flat-ironing them to a bone-straight finish.
Kerry Washington, 2004
Washington's short bangs and defined curls (not to mention that megawatt smile) make for the cutest take on the shag we've seen in hair history.
The star's sleek, longline shag proved that there literally isn't a style on the planet that she can't work.
Lily Allen, 2009
Never one to play by the rules, Allen went for a punk rock shag in 2009, which was dyed jet black and held a cool-girl tousled texture. Confession alert: We are kind of living for it.
Jessica Alba, 2011
Despite the lack of bangs, Alba continued the trend with her shoulder-length cut—flipped out ends and all.
Rachel McAdams, 2011
McAdams put her spin on the cut in 2011 by giving her layers less-obvious differences in length.
Kelly Clarkson, 2011
Not unlike her iconic hit, "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson's shag hit all the right notes.
Jennifer Lopez, 2015
In what might be a modern take on the 'do, JLo's version of the style featured an off-center part and soft, touchable waves.