Jennifer Aniston has been a hair icon for decades, but the woman behind “the Rachel” has some hair envy of her own that we can totally relate to.
“Kate Middleton,” Aniston tells Marie Claire of the woman whose hair she most admires. “Does she do her hair herself? She’s got a hard job, being scrutinized like that. When I have a bad hair day, my hair just goes in a clip.”
It turns out having great hair has been something of a struggle for Aniston. She describes herself as having “naturally wavy, frizzy Greek hair,” and admits she’s done terrible things to it over the years with flatirons, extensions, curlers and blow-dryers. Then, of course, there was “the Rachel.”
“The Rachel was high maintenance,” Aniston says. “I’d curse [hair stylist] Chris [McMillan] every time I had to blowdry. It took three brushes — it was like doing surgery! Now I apply Living Proof Prime Style Extender and let it dry naturally for about an hour. Once it’s halfway dry, I use low heat around the hairline and twist the strands with my fingers to get the cowlicks out. It’s done in 10 minutes.
As for her wedding with sweetheart Justin Theroux, Aniston has a simple, natural look she wants for her hair when she walks down the aisle: sex head.
“For my wedding, I wouldn’t do an updo, but I think a veil is always pretty. I like loose and natural hair because it goes against the formality of the dress. Loose, like ‘I just got out of bed, maybe had a romp’ hair,” Aniston admits. McMillan adds, “It always looks like she just had a romp in bed! I plan to do her hair three hours early, and hopefully she’ll have a romp in bed before the ceremony.”