Selena Gomez’s New Haircut Is the 2020 Version of “The Rachel”
There are certainly classic haircuts, but few are as iconic as "The Rachel." Jennifer Aniston's hairstyle for her character Rachel Green on Friends went on to define hair in the early '90s. Those perfectly choppy, shaggy layers, and the mid-length cut became the most-requested style at salons, launching thousands of look-a-likes.
And the show's breakout star is still as popular as ever. Take Selena Gomez's new haircut as proof. The singer and beauty entrepreneur debuted a 2020 take on the classic Friends cut during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Mar. 8.
According to an Instagram post by Gomez's hairstylist Marissa Marino, the inspiration behind the star's new look is a hybrid of The Rachel shag and Goldie Hawn's flippy curtain bangs and voluminous layers in The First Wives Club.
"Selena on @kellyclarksonshow today! It's a great interview so be sure to watch," Marino wrote in the caption. "Hair inspo was 'The Rachel' meets Goldie Hawn in First Wives Club."
VIDEO: Selena Gomez at the 2020 Hollywood Beauty Awards
As Refinery29 points out, Gomez's Friends fandom goes beyond hair. In a recent episode of The Ellen Show where Aniston acted as a fill in for DeGeneres, the star shared that she used to watch Friends every Thursday night, and cried when the series ended. "Rachel was my life," she proudly told the audience.
While Gomez's modern take on the '90s shag might inspire your own spring 2020 haircut, I can't help but wonder whether or not she thinks Ross and Rachel were on a break.