I don’t know one person who doesn’t know what I’m talking about when I reference “The Rachel.” Jennifer Aniston’s trademark 90’s hair style is almost synonymous with the decade itself. In the nearly thirty years since the premiere of Friends, Aniston continues to be a true hair icon. Whether she wears her hair blonde, brown, long and sleek, chopped in a bob or with side-swept bangs, we all scour social media, and the greater internet, to find out how she does it.
One of my favorite Jennifer Aniston hairstyles is actually when she changes things up and swaps out her blowouts for natural waves and texture. Think the 2002 Emmy Awards, the 2019 global premiere of The Morning Show and just last month at the 2023 Critic’s Choice Awards.
In a conversation last year with British Vogue, Aniston’s longtime hair stylist Chris McMillan revealed that while Aniston “hates hairspray,” he’s able to smoothly “add grit” to the Emmy winner’s locks by combining an anti-frizz serum and Shu Uemura’s Ishi Sculpt Texturizing & Sculpting Hair Paste. This creamy pomade creates “piecey, workable…roughed up frizz-free styles” with a subtle shine, and adds strong hold for sculpted, slicked back looks, per the brand. Unlike other pomades, the best-seller is neither stiff or sticky.
After 30 years of enviable hair styling, I’d buy anything Aniston or McMillan tells me to, price be damned. Luckily for my wallet, right now Aniston’s go-to product for defined waves is on sale on the Shu Umera site, meaning you can add it to your cart for just $42. A little goes a long way with texturizing pastes, so this is tub is a worthy investment for Jennifer Aniston-like waves.
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