Jennifer Aniston's 11 Best Hairstyles of All Time

From her iconic shag to her signature bronde blowout, the actress's mane is legendary.

Jennifer Aniston with blonde highlights and long layers
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Hair icon Jennifer Aniston may be best known for her '90s "The Rachel" haircut, but those choppy layers aren't the only trend that she's introduced to the masses. During her 30-plus-year career, Aniston has sported a number of styles, experimenting with length, texture, and color — sans bad hair days, might we add — and inspiring others to follow suit.

From her sombré color melt to side-swept fringe, keep scrolling for Jennifer Aniston's 10 best hairstyles to date.

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Brunette Blowout

Jennifer Aniston long, thick, straight brown hair and brown lipstick before the show Friends
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Pre-Friends, Aniston boasted brunette locks (her natural color) with the '80s most in-demand add-on: bangs, albeit subtle. Not so subtle? Her mane's mega volume.

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"The Rachel"

Jennifer Aniston with her iconic "Rachel" haircut and a gray vest
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Superstar stylist Chris McMillan gave Aniston what would become her trademark 'do: The Rachel. After the cut made its debut, it skyrocketed to one of the most popular styles, ever. Just about everyone brought a photo to their stylist, asking for Rachel Green's shoulder-length swingy layers and honey-gold highlights.

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Sunkissed Beachy Waves

Jennifer Aniston with beachy sun-kissed waves at the Meet Joe Black Premiere
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When Aniston started dating Brad Pitt, she let the layers grow out and experimented with texture, embracing beachy waves and toning down the chunky highlights for a more natural, sun-kissed style.

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Long and Sleek

Jennifer Aniston long blonde hair with layers in 2000
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At the turn of the century, Aniston grew her hair out long, went lighter in color, and took to the flat iron. The occasion? Her wedding to Pitt.

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Feathered Bob

Jennifer Aniston middle-parted feathered bob
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Later that year, she'd surprise us with a huge chop, going from her longest-ever to her shortest-ever cut. The just-below-the-chin bob with wavy texture and feathered ends do wonders for her diamond face shape.

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Straight and Bronde

Jennifer Aniston with straight bronde hair alongside Brad Pitt
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Aniston stepped out in what would become her go-to style for the next decade and went "bronde" before "bronde" was even a thing. She'd wear the blonde and brunette hue long and straight with only a few well-placed face-framing layers, for years to come.

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Voluminous Waves

Jennifer Aniston with wavy bronde hair and a blush pink dress at the Emmys

When she took home the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Aniston changed things up and went wavy. To get her undulating style, invest in a texturizing spray.

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Side-Swept Bangs

Jennifer Aniston with wavy sandy blonde hair with side-swept bangs in 2003
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Aniston brought back her bangs, though they were a more updated iteration than her '80s fringe. This side-swept style brushes past her eyes, working to highlight them.

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Tapered Lob

Jennifer Aniston straight blonde lob with face-framing layers

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Much like she did with bronde, Aniston set a new trend when she premiered her lob in 2011. In this case, it was slightly longer in the back and tapered up to her signature face-framing layers in front.

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Jennifer Aniston with straight glossy sombre hair at the 2018 InStyle Awards
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Sombré was everywhere in the late 2010s, which meant that the dip-dye style also made an appearance on Aniston when she honored McMillan with an InStyle Award.

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Face-Framing Highlights

Jennifer Aniston long straight sandy brown hair with blonde face-framing highlights
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And when she shifted from comedies to drama with HBO's The Morning Show, Aniston ditched her honey highlights for a slightly darker shade. The strategic layers and money piece highlights are ace at framing her face.

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