Jennifer Aniston as Rachel on Friends

‘The Rachel’ Haircut: The Iconic 90s Look That Keeps On Giving

The 'Rachel haircut' is back in all its '90s glory.

Who doesn’t love ‘The Rachel’? This voluminous shoulder-length style with long layers was made popular in the ’90s by Jennifer Aniston’s character Rachel Green in the TV show Friends.

Quite possibly the most copied hairstyle of the ’90s, everyone who was anyone was sporting The Rachel haircut, and now it’s having a major revival with some of our favourite celebrities.

While we may have loved Monica Geller’s humidity hair (if you know, you know) and Phoebe Buffay’s bohemian curls, there is no denying that the Rachel Green haircut was the standout look from the show.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to when we first laid eyes on this beauty of a hairstyle and see who’s been wearing it and how it’s evolved over the years.

The Original Rachel Haircut

Jennifer Aniston 90s Rachel Friends haircut
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Jennifer Aniston sported many iconic hairstyles in her role as Rachel Greenfrom straight and sleek styles to her flicked-out bob, solidifying her credentials as a hair idol. However, nothing has come close to this classic beauty.

Rachel haircut: Jennifer Aniston with shoulder length brown highlighted hair with long layers wearing a black dress in front of a red backdrop.

The combination of striking blonde highlights against her medium brown hair, a side parting, and all those face-framing layers… it’s no wonder this cut has become world-famous. Don’t believe us? See who else has channelled their inner Rachel, below.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin blonde long bob layered 90s hair.
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Kicking off the revival was Hailey Baldwin. The model opted for the ever-popular long bob, but what makes this style especially Rachel Green-inspired is the relaxed side parting and shag-like finish. Replicate the look with a volumising mousse like TRESemmé Volume and Lift mousse for luxury hair for days.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez with medium-toned brown hair in long bob with side parting and slight wave.
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For her 46th birthday, Jennifer Lopez went for a fresh new look and gave The Rachel haircut the diva seal of approval. The choppy layers and flicked-out tips give the iconic style a modern feel.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with light blonde highlighted long bob blowout hair.
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Queen of the long bob, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley went for what we call the ‘The Rachel haircut 2.0’.

Rosie’s blonde highlights and feather-like layers add definition and volume to her tresses, for a seriously enviable style. Because as we all know, volume is essential for The Rachel haircut.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen with brown, highlighted, shoulder-length Rachel Hair wearing a black netted dress.

How gorgeous does Chrissy look with this choppy-layered cut? The subtle, sunny highlights and shoulder length gives The Rachel a modern touch while keeping its classic essence.

Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger with a choppy Rachel-inspired haircut wearing a long black dress.
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Choppy, gorgeous, and still The Rachel at its core, Renée Zellweger took this look and gave it a touch of glamour at the 79th Golden Globe Awards.

The ‘Brachel’

Woman with blonde 'Brachel' haircut.

The ‘Brachel’ is the newest kid on the block when it comes to this trend. It’s the love child of The Rachel and Brigitte Bardot bangs; bouncy layers and a face-framing cut sit around the shoulders and part in the middle. For soft and shiny tresses for days like the picture, try Dove Daily Moisture 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner.

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox holding a Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star.

Ahh, we love to see the gals back together – especially with Jen pulling off The Rachel, like only she can, in a beautiful longer and blonder style. Still got it!

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