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Description: The 'do' that Jennifer Aniston who played Rachel on TV's Friends wore. Everyone had it - it was the 90's equivalent of the Farrah look.
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Lauren - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I dunno what was so great about that haircut other than the fact Rachel had it.
Rachel - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
haha thats weird cause my names rachel :) weee im in class. yeahh . okay bye.
valerie - December 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Roman - December 27, 2007 - Report this comment
LOL!! You look at the graduating classes of the 90s at my school and you see it all over the place.
ainsly - December 28, 2007 - Report this comment
oh yeah..i had that!
Adobe Gillis - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
It's officially called the "Sha-bob" A fusion between a Shag and a bob.
Emma - July 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Haha... my mom said when I was little, my hair kind of naturally grew in this way and people would ask where she got my hair done. XD
Indy - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I was big Archie comics fanatic and I remember them parodying the fact that everyone wanted that haircut.
Lindsay - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
haha i have the cut now:)
j - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Tony - January 05, 2009 - Report this comment
lol girls all over school had this if it wasn't the posh spice 'bob' cut . Commonly British girls would also have two blonde streaks in the front , usually done by themselves haha.
Kate - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
First became popular in the 1970s, made a comeback in the 90s. Once dubbed, "America's First Haircut".
Anina - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
haha...I never even watched Friends until 2003, but I did ask for "the Rachel" in 2004.
rachel - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
guilty as charged for having this. i still have all the friends seasons lol.
4ever90'sGirl - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, I had it too, but man was it easy to style! and so light!
em - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
haha i just recently got that cut.. but no biggie i was just walking around with a hairstyle from 10 years ago
ME - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
GIVE ME THE HAIRCUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marly - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Just a longer version of the David Cassidy shag from the 70's, or a grown out mullet.
Tori - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I knew so many people with this! Now everyone is dying their black and look all emo I'll keep my curly locks!
marie - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I didn't think this style was copied from anyone. I thought everyone (celebs + everyday folks) wore this easy relaxed do b/c they were tired of a whole decade of crimping, perming and trying to make thier hair into "perfect" over-teased piles on top of their heads.
Dean - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Glad to hear other people recognized its resemblance to a 70s shag. And the description of it as a combination of a shag and a bob is about right. I thought of it as an updated shag. It was a very nice hairstyle, though, really, very understated after the labor-intensive teasing and moussing and spiking of the 80s.
Lisa Koffler - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Farrah Fawcett's hair was nice, but I liked Jennifer Aniston's MUCH better!
kelsey - February 07, 2011 - Report this comment
i loved the Rachel haircut but read somewhere that Jennifer Aniston wasn't crazy about it, how funny that one of the biggest fashion trends of the decade wasn't even liked by the person who made it famous. jenn, loosen up, really it was great!
stop - May 03, 2012 - Report this comment
The hair is nice, it was just way overdone. Everyone had it, it was disgusting. And no, it doesn't look nearly as good or as flattering as the Farrah Fawcett hair do.

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