What if you opted for the legendary Rachel Green cut in the 2021 version?
Friends is always on everyone's mind. The meeting of the six friends was also a real success. It is therefore not surprising that Friends still inspire the younger generation today. Apart from the replicas or the essential looks, it is Rachel Green's hairstyle in season 1 that is back on the front of the stage.
Rachel Green's haircut made an impression in the 90s. Years later, it is back in fashion and still pleases. It is now reinventing itself to bring itself up to date. So are you going to fall for this cut soon?
The short, voluminous haircut Jennifer Aniston wore in the '90s when she played Rachel Green in Friends made waves when it first hit the screens.
According to beauty site Just My Look, demand for Rachel's hairstyle has grown by 179% recently, while the #RachelGreen hashtag has had nearly 600 million views and has a number of die-hard fans on TikTok trying to reproduce this look.
The stars also fell in love: Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid, both wore their own version of the Rachel cut. Besides, living rooms have also witnessed an increase in demands for a modern take on the classic style.
“'The Rachel' was so iconic because it was in the mid-90s and we were just coming out of that grunge era, people were bored of that hair with no hair and no makeup,” says hairstylist Luke Hersheson.
“When Rachel Green appeared, she was the opposite of it all. She had a classic haircut! Thanks to that hairstyle, her hairstylist got it right, he ticked a lot of boxes for women: it was right. long enough not to be afraid to take the plunge and you could have shape and style without cutting all your hair. "By the way, Jennifer Aniston wore it with a lot of volumes, a style that was very much loved at the time".
Along with a heavily fringed front and framing of the face, Rachel's cut has also been designed to be easy to style and low-maintenance thanks to her natural movement. The modern version, that of 2021, is inspired by this cut of the nineties but focuses less on the volume and more on the fact of structuring the face thanks to the wicks which surround it.
“The modern Rachel is slightly longer - it originally rested on the shoulder - and a bit softer and less voluminous,” says Hersheson, who adds that the hair needs to have a bit of movement in order to complete the look.
TikTok-ers don't skimp on larger-than-life volume, using a round brush and plenty of Elnett hairspray to create plenty of volumes.
The original Rachel also featured stealth-placed highlights, which added dimension to the look. There were the dark locks in the front, which helped frame the face, and then other lighter tones throughout the rest of the cut. “This type of color helps create depth in the haircut so the eye can read more volume,” agrees Hersheson. "On brown hair, a cut like this can't be read, so putting on contrasting colors really helps create the perfect Rachel cut."