Why Jennifer Aniston Never Liked the “Rachel” Cut

And other startling beauty confessions from the actress and face of Living Proof.

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Her best hairstyle of all time:

“Long, natural-looking beachy waves. That feels most like me.”

Her hair secret:

“I was not a fan of the “Rachel.” That was kind of cringe-y for me. Looking back—honestly, even during that time—I couldn’t do it on my own. I needed [my hairstylist] Chris [McMillan] attached to my hip. Left to my own devices, I am not skilled with a hairbrush and blow-dryer.”


Her no-fuss daily hair strategy:

“I’ll wash it, brush it, then put styling cream in and let it air-dry on its own.”


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Her overnight beauty trick:

“I put Living Proof Night Cap Overnight Perfector [$28, sephora.com] on my hair before bed. Why would I add cream to my hair at night? Well, it absorbs quickly, and it’s weightless. I do that once a week, and I swear it doesn’t harm my pillows.”

Her beauty miss:

“I got the goth look—black lipstick and white foundation—out of my system in the eighties. That’s something I don’t do well now. My preferred look on a man: Clean-shaven. Scruffy is good, but you really have to wait until you get to the soft moment.”

Her cherished flaw:


“I always love a beautiful scar. I think they’re sexy. My stay-fit food: I’m good to go with a kale salad. Actually, Justin [Theroux] makes a great one with a poached egg and quinoa. It’s really delicious.”

Her favorite scent on earth:

“The beach. The combination of ocean water, sand, suntan lotion—all those smells—I just love it.”

Her early fragrance memory:

“My first perfume was Miss Dior. I probably started wearing it at, like, 11 or 12.”

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Her most confident moments:

“I feel beautiful when I wake up with my sweetheart. When I leave a photo shoot, because somehow miracles have been worked. When I come home from a night out with my honey and my makeup’s a little smudged. I have many moments when I feel beautiful. It’s all about having that inner confidence.”


Her beauty icons:

“These days it’s Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen—they’re just sexy and perfect. As a youngster, I was a big fan of Valerie Bertinelli’s hair.”

Her purse essentials:

“Lip balm and hand cream.” Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream ($7, drugstore.com)

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