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In honor of Jennifer Aniston’s 46th birthday, we’re taking deeper look at perhaps her most iconic look: The Rachel. You’ve probably had a healthy dose of it lately thanks to Netflix bringing the entire Friends series to their streaming library, but just incase you’re not binge watching the show every weekend like I am, we’ve gathered Aniston’s best sound bites on her famous chop—a look created by her hairstylist (and BFF) Chris McMillan. Here’s to many more iconic Aniston ‘dos!
"Let’s say there have been moments I’d rather not relive, like that whole Rachel thing. I love Chris, and he’s the bane of my existence at the same time because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look. How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen. How did that thing have legs?” - Allure, February 2011
“‘The Rachel’ was one of the hardest hairstyles to maintain. Me and the blow dryer and the hairbrush weren’t meant for each other.” - BuzzFeed, November 2014
"He was loaded when he gave me the haircut. Stoned out of his mind." - BuzzFeed, November 2014
"When Chris would style it my hair would be great, it would look gorgeous. But then when I was left to my own devices, it wouldn’t look the same!” - ABC News, May 2014
"It’s never honestly been a big deal to me. It’s a big deal because of Chris McMillan and a haircut I think a lot of people, a lot of gals, kind of thought was fun."- Living Proof, May 2013
“It was all anyone ever wanted to know about, all Chris ever got asked to do…I liked it at the time, but I started to grow it out after about eight months. But it just wouldn’t die.” - WWD, February 2011
When asked “Would you rather have the Rachel haircut for the rest of your life or shave your head once?”The actress quickly replied, “Shave my hair once, definitely. ‘The Rachel’ for the rest of my life? Shave my head once! Yeah, I’d shave my head once!” - E! Online, August 2013
"It’s one of those things I think is hysterical that me of all people—who grew up with the worst hair—is known for it.”- ABC News, May 2013