Jennifer Aniston Opens Up on Aging, Style, & Perfect Hair
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I have been a fan of Jennifer Aniston’s forever. I love her cool, laid-back style; from her hair to her clothes she really does make it all look so easy. Because I’ve admired Jennifer so much from afar — she's my favorite actress — I was actually a little nervous to interview her. She couldn’t have been more fun and open during our chat. She dished on everything from how her fiancé, Justin Theroux, would feel if she went under the knife to why she thinks that aging is awesome. Read on for Jennifer’s candid interview.
BB: I have never been more nervous in my life — can I tell you why?
JA: [Laughs.] Sure!
BB: Everyone always asks me, who is your style icon? And it’s you!
JA: Are you kidding me?
BB: No! I tear pictures out of all those awful magazines with you walking down the street with your awesome hair and perfect T-shirt and cool jeans. It is such a unstyle, but it is my style.
JA: You know what that is? It’s just called laziness.
BB: No it’s not, it is perfection — you make it look so easy. Anyway, it’s a girl crush.
JA: You are so awesome, thank you so much. I am such a fan of your makeup and have been forever. I literally had to say it three times, “OK, Bobbi Brown is interviewing me? The makeup artist?” I want you to do my makeup!
BB: It would be a dream, but honestly I would probably tell you that you don’t need any.
JA: Oh you don’t know…
BB: I know. OK good, so you have to tell me what T-shirts and jeans you love, and about the blazers you always wear. I want to know everything.
JA: This is my secret: The trick to T-shirts is I that I usually tailor them. Which is silly, but it works. Or you just have to find the perfect one. James Perse has really great T-shirts and tank tops, Theory is great for T-shirts and basics, and for jeans, I have these Genetic jeans that they don’t even make anymore. I take the pockets off of Hudson jeans, because I like the fit, but not the pockets. Helmut Lang does a good skinny jean, too. And I wear Saint Laurent jackets.
BB: I have always wanted to ask you if your stylist Christopher McMillan lives with you. How does your hair always look like that? Do you wake up with perfect hair?
JA: Oh god no! Right now it is in a sweaty ponytail because I just worked out, but my hair is usually better the day after; it always looks better with that slept-in look. And Chris doesn’t live with me; I wish he did. I’ve learned a lot from Chris and I have become very handy with a hair dryer and a round brush.
BB: Tell me more about the Living Proof products. They are absolutely amazing; my hair got really dry from going into the ocean and honestly, they saved me. They’re excellent!
JA: Have you discovered the Restore Mask yet? That’s a game changer. I do it every Sunday because I do highlight my hair. The one thing with hair, as we get older, is it doesn’t necessarily react as beautifully as it used to when we were in our 20s, which I never knew. Did you know that, that hair ages?
BB: I am learning that now unfortunately. It grows thinner.
JA: [Laughs.] It loses weight.
BB: Your body doesn’t get thinner, but your hair does. That’s how I know God is not a woman.
JA: I also love the beach spray because it doesn’t have drying elements in the ingredients. There is no silicone in any of the Living Proof products. That’s the trick. Most other products are great at first—there is that love affair period where your hair just loves it, and then, after a while, it just starts breaking. And you have to wash it everyday because all this silicone attracts all this dirt and oil so your hair feels dirty the next day. That is the thing that feels so great; the products really do what they promise.