Jennifer Aniston recently told Oprah that she found a gray hair – a long gray hair in fact. So maybe that’s why she decided to fly her hairstylist across the world at a cost of £40,000 ($US50,000) a week.
The sky-high bill came because Miss Aniston, 40, insisted her hairdresser Chris McMillan accompany her on a week-long trip to Europe.
He flew with her from Los Angeles to London in first class last week, at an estimated cost of £14,400 each.
Hair guru: Aniston with her hairstylist and close friend, Chris McMillan, in Los Angeles
They returned to London so Miss Aniston could walk the red carpet at Leicester Square on Monday.
On top of this, Mr McMillan was treated to an all-expenses-paid stay at several top hotels for the seven-day visit at a cost of £10,000.
It is thought that he also charged up to £1,500 a day for his tress-teasing expertise, pushing up the bill by another £10,500.
It is unclear whether Mr McMillan, who is a close friend of Miss Aniston, was paid personally by her or by the film’s production company, Fox.
Jennifer Aniston is 40 years old, and looks ten years younger. The reason for this is because she spends so much time and money on her appearance I guess, and if Jen (or her production company) is willing to pay for it that’s their business. I know many people will say that the money could have gone to a better cause, but I know that there is little in this world that could induce me to giving up my hair routine, although obviously mine is somewhat more economic. The other reason for bringing her hairdresser with her could be that Jen and Chris McMillan are friends, and perhaps he was as much a companion as a hair stylist.
The one thing that gets me about this is that Jennifer Aniston has had the same hairstyle with minor variations since she grew out the ‘Rachel’ in 1995. Surely she can style it herself now, at the Marley and Me premiere she looked great (I love that blue color on her) but it was hardly a departure.
Jen is clearly not adverse to investing in her appearance, but says she won’t use botox again.
‘I tried Botox once and it was really not good for me,’ she told Elle magazine. ‘I felt like I had a weight on my head.’
She added: ‘I think it makes women look older. Harder. The warmth in their face goes away.
‘You see women and you know they’re not young, but you can’t tell how old they are. That’s what stopped me.’
I absolutely agree with Jen about this – to me Nicole Kidman is the ultimate example of the best and worst of botox. She has no wrinkles, but she looks older because her face is so much harder. Still, its a hard thing to judge as we don’t know what people with cosmetic surgery would have looked like if they’d allowed the aging process to occur naturally.
Jennifer Aniston and her expensive hair are shown at the London Marley & Me premiere on 3/2/09. Credit: Fame