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How To Have Hair Like Jennifer Aniston

How To Have Hair Like Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston started a hairstyle hysteria with "The Rachel". Since then, millions of women have flocked to salons with her photo in hand. Straight or wavy, short or long, Jennifer Aniston's famous tresses continue to set trends. Find out how Jen gets those golden sun-kissed locks. Learn how to create her free-flowing curls and and her sleek, sexy look.

Step 1: You Will Need

  • 1 blow dryer with diffuser
  • 1 volumizing nousse (if your hair is fine)
  • 1 curling iron
  • 1 flat, paddle brush
  • 1 blow dryer
  • 1 comb
  • 1 flat iron
  • 1 shine serum
  • 1 hairspray (optional)

Step 2: The Color

Jennifer Aniston's sun-kissed hair color is her signature statement; her style is quite simple. Golden highlights brighten her brunette hair, while beach blonde streaks frame her face. If your hair is a dark blonde to medium brown, you've got the perfect base for Jen's color; simply add a few highlights or a gloss for shine. If yours is a medium brown or darker, you'll need to lighten your base to a golden brown and then add blonde highlights on top of that.

Step 3: Making Waves

To create Jennifer Aniston's waves, you'll need a blow dryer with a diffuser. If your hair is fine, apply volumizing mousse to your hair before blow drying. Using the diffuser, scrunch your hair from the roots to the ends. Hold the blow dryer in place for about five seconds, then remove. You should see waves beginning to form. Continue to work the diffuser through the hair moving toward the crown, until the hair is dry.

Step 4: Defining The Curl

Jennifer Aniston's hair is full of free-flowing curls. To get this look, use a curling iron with a barrel of an inch to two inches. Hold the curling iron at an angle. Starting about an inch from the ends of the hair, wrap the hair around the barrel, away from the face. Leaving the ends of the hair out of the barrel creates a more natural curl, not a tight ringlet.

Step 5: Loosen Up

America's favorite friend never looks like she's trying too hard. Run your hands under your hair and gently tousle the hair at the root. Now you've got a look that's California-chic, just like Jennifer Aniston.

Step 6: Change It Up

What makes Jennifer Aniston's long layered hair so great is its versatility. She easily transitions from tousled, wavy bed-head to sleek, straight and polished. To get Jen's straight look, begin by blow drying your hair with a flat paddle brush. Hold the blow dryer at an angle above the brush, as you pull the hair down and away from your scalp. Do not bend the hair with the brush or curl it under, pull the hair straight down.

Step 7: Check Your Layers

When you're going for a sleek, polished look, you can't afford split ends or stray hairs. Jennifer Aniston keeps her face framing layers on the A-list with regular trims. Keep your layers clean with trims every two to three months.

Step 8: Flat Iron Finish

Flat iron your hair section by section. Run a comb through your hair, following with the flat iron. This will rid your hair of any knots that could catch in the straightener and damage your hair.

Step 9: Shine & Hold

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston have stylists who know how to perfect hair with products. Here are two great tricks. Place a bit of shine serum or spray on your hands, then run your palms over the ends of your hair for a brilliant, smooth finish. Then calm any flyaway hairs with this trick - coat your hands well with hairspray, and press down the flyaway hairs. You'll have sleek hair without stiffness.