Jennifer Aniston Hairstyles: 20 of Her Most Iconic Hairstyles

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Jennifer Aniston Hairstyles Over Time

Jennifer Aniston. Chris McMillan for Instagram

In this photo gallery of Jennifer Aniston hairstyles, you'll see how her hair has evolved over the years from her long, overgrown brown locks, to the Rachel to her signature "bronde" straight hair.

Here she's pictured in 2016 with bronde hair color, courtesy of her hairstylist Chris McMillan. 

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1980s: Her Teenage Years

Jennifer Aniston, really young. By: Vinnie Zuffante // Getty Images
Here we see Jennifer Aniston's hair in it's natural state: long, unruly and brown. It's a great base for her hairstyles to come. Thick, naturally straight hair is the easiest to style.
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June 1995 -- Jennifer Aniston Debuts "The Rachel" Haircut

Jennifer Aniston, June 1995. Vinnie Zuffante // Getty Images
She later dubbed this hairstyle "the ugliest haircut I've ever seen," but when it made its debut on the set of "Friends," the world went ga-ga for Jennifer Aniston's "The Rachel." It remained the most popular hairstyle for at least a couple years.
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1998: A Few Years Into "Friends," A Few Months Into Dating Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston in 1998. Diane Freed // Getty Images

Here's Jennifer Aniston in curly hair at the "Meet Joe Black" premiere, which featured her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt. The two had been set up on a blind date in the Spring of 1998.

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March 2000: The Longest Her Hair Ever Got

Jennifer Aniston. Chris Weeks // Getty Images
In March 2000, Jennifer grew her hair super long, sporting an almost bohemian look just before her July 30 wedding to actor Brad Pitt.
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Sept. 10, 2000

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt in their first public appearance since their July 2000 wedding. Kevin Winter // Getty Images
Here's Jennifer Aniston sporting a very demure lool just 2 months after her $1M lavish wedding to Brad Pitt in which she vowed to make Brad's favorite banana split and Brad promised to find a balance on the thermostat.
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December 2000: Short & Wavy

Jen Aniston, Dec. 2000. Chris Weeks // Getty
This is the first time we've seen Jennifer Aniston with short hair. She cropped her hair to a flattering length in between her chin and her shoulders in December 2000 and wore it short for just a few months.
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Sept. 4 2001: Her New Signature Cut

David Klein // Getty

One of the sexiest photos of Jennifer Aniston, this one shows off the haircut she would wear for much of the next decade: flat-ironed, long with a very few face-framing layers and the perfect color that's not entirely all blonde, yet not totally brunette either, a color we'd dub in 2009 as "Bronde".

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Sept. 2002

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt at the 2002 Emmy Awards. Vinnie Zuffante // Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston wore her long hair curly to the 2002 Emmy Awards, during which she won Best Actress in a Comedy. She has rarely worn her hair this curled. When she does wear her hair wavy, it's much more "beachy" than curly.

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January 2003

Jen Aniston at the Along Came Polly premiere. Vinnie Zuffante // Getty Images

She's rarely seen in bangs and this shot of her in January 2003 shows her with thick, side-swept ones.

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Sept. 19, 2004

Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt at the 2004 Emmy Awards, just a few months before their early 2005 split. Kevin Winter // Getty Images

Just a few months before their announced separation in early January, 2005, Jen and Brad look happy here. Well, she does. Her hair is tousled and loose.

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October 30, 2005

Jen Aniston, October 30, 2005. Evan Agostini//Getty Images
With her divorce from Brad Pitt finalized on October 2, Jennifer Aniston stepped out on October 30 looking ravishing. But of the many pictures of her taken on this day, this was only 1 of a few that showed her smiling. Still, she looks beautiful.
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June 2006: Long, Straight and Brunette

June 2006. Dave Hogan // Getty Images
Jennifer Aniston ditched her golden color for a darker shade of brown in June 2006.
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December 2006

Actress Jennifer Aniston on December 9, 2006. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images
In this shot, you can clearly see how layered her hair is just around the face.
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December 2008

Actress Jennifer Aniston on December 11, 2008. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
This is one of my favorite haircuts on Jennifer Aniston. Her hair is thick and perfectly cut and the color couldn't be better.
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February 22, 2009

Jennifer Aniston. Michael Buckner//Getty
Here, Jennifer Aniston wears a braid to an awards show. Kind of a boho, beach chic look.
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March 2010

Jennifer Aniston. Carlos Alvarez // Getty Images
Back to the pin-straight hair and the bronde color.
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August 2010: Straight and Darker

Jennifer Aniston, August 16, 2010. Alberto E. Rodriguez // Getty Images
Another classic Jennifer Aniston look.
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Feb. 8, 2011

Jennifer Aniston. Jemal Countess // Getty Images
I love these beachy waves in this picture taken just a few weeks (or perhaps even days) before she cut her hair to her shoulders.
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Jennifer Aniston's Long Bob Hairstyle: Early 2011

Jennifer Aniston's "lob" hairstyle. Jason Merritt // Getty Images

In early 2011 Jennifer Aniston stepped out with a long bob (or "lob") hairstyle and wowed the world. A super flattering length, Aniston's long bob is slightly shorter in the back and tapers to the front. This isn't the first time she cut her long hair off, the last time she debuted a short 'do was in late 2000, just after her summer nuptials to Brad Pitt.

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May 5, 2011

Jennifer Aniston. Mike Coppola // Getty Images

Back to the shorter haircut. This was the cut seen around the world.

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June 2016

Jennifer Aniston. XPX/Star Max / Contributor for Getty

 Aniston has stuck to her long hair for a few years now. Loving this look.