’90s Hair: Our Loves & Loathes

A decade of hair dos and dont's and of course, The Rachel

Jennifer Aniston The Rachel Best and Worst '90s Hair

The Rachel rules

“I did this haircut a million times,” Decuers says. “I remember loving it, because it flattered a lot of face shapes, and you could do it shorter or longer.” For an update that has this cut’s flirty, fun vibe (sadly, bringing back the original would just look way too dated), ask your stylist for these key ingredients:

Step 1: Ask for a cut with long, allover layers. They’ll give your hair movement and fullness on top, which were two key benefits of having The Rachel. Also important: a front angle that starts from the lips, down. They’ll frame your face.

Step 2: Get face-framing highlights a la Jennifer Aniston — they should be more subtle now, with less contrast between the lighter streaks and your base color.

Step 3: At home, blow dry your lovely layered cut with a round brush (or flip your head upside down) so hair has volume at the crown.