Jennifer Aniston Talks the New 'Do
The actress who has been setting beauty trends since "The Rachel" dishes on all things hair.
By Rebecca Shapiro
Jennifer Aniston is setting hair trends once again. The actress became one of the latest celebs to go short this month after her longtime hairstylist and close friend, Chris McMillan, chopped off some serious inches. MarieClaire.com spoke with Aniston about her new 'do and asked the actress to divulge her greatest of hair secrets.
Marie Claire: You and Chris McMillan have been collaborating on all things hair for quite some time now. What is your relationship like?
Jennifer Aniston: Well hes one of my dearest friends, even before he was my hairdresser. People think were a married couple. Hes so sweet. Hes one of the most generous [people] and so kind. Weve been there for each other through thick and thin, good times, heartbreak times.
MC: When you sit down in his chair, does he suggest a new hairstyle? When you went for the bob, for instance, how did that happen?
JA: Well, it just happened again by the way.
JA: Yeah its great and itll grow back. But I am one of those people who the minute they cut it, I wish I hadnt and I wish I had my long hair back. But its good for your hair.
MC: What do you consider your number one hair concern?
JA: Breakage. Thats sort of it, you know, keeping it shiny and not breaking.
MC: How do you keep your hair healthy?
JA: It's about having a great product that doesnt build up. Also Omega-3s. Get your fish oils in there.
MC: What are your three favorite hair products?
MC: Has your hair always been your thing?
JA: Oh no. Its funny. Once you find a really great hairdresser, you really luck out, because my hair was not. Its not curly, its not straight, it doesnt know what it is. And Ive got all sorts of cowlicks everywhere. Left to my own devices as a teenager, I just ruined my hair. Whether it was getting just cheap hair dye from the supermarket or drug store, coloring it boysenberry, I believe, was a color that I sported in high school. I definitely went through a phase where I had shaved a mini Mohawk. It was just awful.
MC: How do you feel about the topknot?
JA: I kind of enjoy a topknot. I think theyre cute.
MC: The fashion industry just rejoiced.
JA: I do love a topknot.
This interview has been condensed and edited.