And all good Friends fans know that beyond our six BFFs the true star of the show was Rachel Green’s hair. Whether long and sleek, short and bobbed, and who can forget those infamous layers, Jennifer Aniston’s locks got their fair share of attention.
So while the show was a trailblazer when it came to depicting life and love in New York City, it was particularly revolutionary in the beauty world. When we think about iconic pop culture hairstyles, it’s tough for anything to top “The Rachel.” So we can’t wait to relive every single snip of her bangs or trim of her layers. Before we fill up our queue, here’s a retrospective of Rachel Green’s hair evolution.
Season 1 Episode 20 – The One With The Evil Orthodontist: “The Rachel” is a bouncy, square layered hairstyle
Season 2 Episode 4 – The One With Phoebe’s Husband: The Rachel haircut continues
Season 3 Episode 25 – The One At The Beach: Rach goes longer and straighter
Season 4 Episode 5 – The One With Joey’s New Girlfriend: She grows out her layers and length for a below-the-shoulder style — and perfects the “behind the ear tuck.”
Season 5 Episode 1 – The One After Ross Says Rachel: She tries a longer style with highlights
Season 6 Episode 10 – The One With The Routine: She goes super-long with highlights
Season 7 Episode 10 – The One With The Holiday Armadillo: Time to switch it up with a blunt-cut bob
Season 8 Episode 17 – The One With The Tea Leaves: Rachel returns to her wavy roots with a voluminous middle-parted style
Season 9 Episode 25 – The One With Phoebe’s Birthday Dinner: She experiments with a long, wavy look
Season 10 Episode 2 – The One Where Ross is Fine: She tries a side parted, highlighted, straighter style