Lifestyle Style Jennifer Aniston Was Not a Fan of Her Iconic 'The Rachel' Haircut from 'Friends' — Find Out Why Jennifer Aniston is still close friends with her hairstylist Chris McMillan, the person behind "The Rachel" By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 11, 2022 04:48 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Aniston has never been one to shy away from discussing her true feelings about "The Rachel." In the most recent episode of PEOPLE's Pop Cultured, the now iconic hairstyle that Aniston, 53, wore on the beloved television comedy series Friends is looked at in great detail, featuring quotes from Aniston over the years highlighting her true feelings about the look. After going through the history of "The Rachel," and how it was a pop culture phenomenon that was loved by women across the globe in the 1990s, PEOPLE Every Day podcast host Janine Rubenstein pointed out that Aniston has said on numerous occasions that she hated the hair her Friends character Rachel Green is known for. Back in 2011, Aniston said in an interview with Allure that despite her love and longstanding relationship with her hairstylist Chris McMillan, he was "the bane of my existence because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look," Entertainment Weekly senior editor Gerrad Hall pointed out. At the time, Aniston added, "'How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen.'" Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her Natural Wavy Hair in Barefaced Selfie: 'Okay, Humidity' Hall also singled out a speech Aniston gave in 2018 when McMillan won InStyle's Hairstylist of the Year award. There, the actress reflected on the hairstyle and how difficult it was to maintain. Aniston expressed similar sentiments when speaking with Marie Clare in 2013, telling the outlet then that "'The Rachel' was ... horrible and ... high maintenance." Aniston further explained the look "took three brushes" and was "like doing surgery," adding, "I'd curse Chris every time I had to blow-dry." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Warner Bros; Getty Panelists in the video said that despite Aniston's deep hatred for the iconic hairstyle, McMillan knew what he was doing as he and the Horrible Bosses star still have an ongoing relationship. He told Marie Clare years ago that he was aware that "The Rachel" was "Jen's least favorite hairstyle because I hear about it every time I style her hair." Writer and comedian Sudi Green even joked: "Maybe [Jen] is scared every time that she sits down in [Chris'] chair that he's gonna give it to her again." For more on Jennifer Aniston's legendary "The Rachel" Haircut from Friends, check out the full episode of PEOPLE's Pop Cultured on PeopleTV and YouTube below. Aniston starred as Rachel Green on Friends for 10 seasons, which aired on NBC between 1994 and 2004. For her efforts on the sitcom, she earned an Emmy Award in 2002 for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series and a Golden Globe in 2003 for best television actress in a musical/comedy series.