The actress went from unknown to mane attraction on Friends with her face-framing layers – known as “The Rachel” – and inspired millions of copy-cat dos.
IN A TWIST
What caused a bigger sensation at the Emmys in 1999 – Aniston’s faux dreadlocks or then-boyfriend Brad Pitt on her arm?
SNIP 'N' TELL
To avoid being “associated with a haircut,” Aniston chopped off inches from her famous locks – debuting a short bob in the fall of 2000.
RIDING THE WAVES
Aniston showed off her natural hair texture – wavy! – when she won the Emmy for best lead actress in September 2002.
Aniston promoted her hit Along Came Polly in early 2004 with a bang – the star debuted new heavy fringe along with long, loose curls.
Forget stiff updos! Aniston walked the red carpet of the 2004 Emmys with beachy waves and an embroidered Chanel gown that would both set off a new wave of copy-cats.
STRAIGHT AND NARROW
The star wore off of-the-moment long, pin-straight layers at the recent
GLAAD Awards. “Jen has a really good head of hair,” her longtime hairstylist tells PEOPLE. “I don’t have to do much.”