Jennifer Aniston wants Gisele, Kate Moss’s hair: ‘We all want somebody else’s hair’

Yesterday, Jennifer Aniston did an event for her latest side-project/endorsement/investment deal, Living Proof. That’s the MIT-created haircare line she invested in, takes a percentage from, and is the face of. We don’t have photos of her at the event, but you can see them here. Hilariously, her hair looks really flat and thin in those photos. The photos that I’m using in this post are of Jennifer just out and about in NYC yesterday, I guess before the Living Proof photocall or whatever. I like her flip-flops. I like that she walks around NYC in flip-flops as opposed to Louboutins. At the Living Proof event, Jennifer discussed hair and hair issues:

We’d have thought Jennifer Aniston could do pretty much anything with her hair, but it turns out even the world’s most enviable mane has its limits.

“We all want somebody else’s hair,” Aniston told PEOPLE at an N.Y.C. Living Proof event, citing Gisele Bündchen as the star whose tresses she envies, and adding “I also love Kate Moss‘s hair. It’s that rolled-out-of-bed look. Somehow she can wear a couture dress and just have that. I’ve tried to do that but it doesn’t work.”

Aniston adds that no matter how many times she asks her longtime stylist Chris McMillan to give her that hair, “he’ll do whatever he wants to do.” That’s why — even though she takes care of it with Living Proof’s Restore mask, and she’ll go anywhere to get it washed — only McMillan is allowed to go near it with scissors.

And we can’t say that we blame her for being a little paranoid, considering some of the past disasters she tells us she’s had to contend with. As a kid, “I’d only had mullets! Or those haircuts when you were a kid and you’d get those crazy, like, long at the front and shaved at the back,” she says. “Oh, I just learned so many lessons from my youth of what not to do.”

So that’s why she’s bringing her “Good Hair” Living Proof webisodes (which feature McMillan and girls on the street expound on hair philosophy) to the masses. It’s all about learning from your mistakes and working with what you have, which is what, as the co-owner of the haircare line, she wants to communicate to women.

“Those girls are adorable and they’ve gotta get better perspective on their hair because they don’t have horrible hair,” Aniston says of the girls in the video series. “It’s so interesting how girls have the wrong perception of themselves.”

[From People]

It’s funny that she’s making fun of mullets, because at its heart, “The Aniston” hair cut really was a mullet – long in the back and short up front. It was a grown-out mullet. As for envying Kate Moss’s bedhead look… yeah, Moss does that really well. I don’t think Jennifer has ever REALLy tried to do a real bedhead look though. Jennifer always ruins it with flat-ironing and poker-straight blow-outs. Her hair has natural curl, and it kills me a little that she hates her own waves that much.

Here’s a Living Proof video with Jennifer and her hair guy/BFF Chris.

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    Her too much tanned skin looks really bad.

  2. Amelia says:

    Jennifer hasn’t had decent hair since the 90’s. I’m quite baffled that her PR still seem to be perpetuating the myth that we are all dying of envy and lusting after her sun-damaged, lanky, straw stuff.

    • lin234 says:

      agree! The rachel haircut isn’t even that great now that you look back on it. She got lucky that it was the 90’s and everyone was trying to be “different” and “unique” with hair and clothes. Layers were already popular but hers did look a bit more unique so everyone went crazy for it.

      Her hair is just average to me. A big fuss about nothing.

    • carol says:

      she’s had the same cut and colour since the 90’s

  3. Bianca says:

    I have no reason to like her, yet I kind of do. I really, really wish she would stop with the than and cut her hair in a short, darker bob. She looked so much better as a brunette.

    • Mac says:

      She can definitely stand to change things up every so often. Lose the colored contacts once in a while as well.

  4. Lucy says:

    Why does she have 2 pairs of sunglasses?

    • Rhea says:

      I think one of it is her reading glasses? Not sunglasses like the one she was wearing.

    • lem says:

      I don’t think the ones on her shirt are sunglasses, just regular reading glasses.

  5. June says:

    I love her casual style.

  6. Iris says:

    Yes Im so happy with my so call “amazing” hair yes I have curls like Taylor Swift before she decided to have pretty straight hair with boring bangs. I want hair like Giselle Bundchen too.

  7. Apples says:

    She can have her hair- I’ll take Gisele’s husband. 🙂

  8. gloaming says:

    I’ve said this before, but Jennifer or her hair stylist is ruining the condition of her hair from too much flat ironing. Her hair looks like it’s literally breaking off.
    So to me, it makes whatever she’s shilling redundant.

  9. Erinn says:

    I agree with that statement. I’ve always wanted to have a different hair texture than I do naturally.

    That being said, I’m chopping off a good 6″ of hair on Thursday, and I’m terrified! I’ve had too many haircuts that I didn’t like not to be. Thankfully, one of my best friends is doing the cutting, so hopefully it’ll be ok.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Ooooh, good luck! I know how stressful that can be, a few years ago I cut off a good 4 inches (I have curly hair and it was getting too long to be manageable) and I was terrified!

      That said, I now have lovely shoulder length hair with a nice curl and have never once regretted my decision. I’m sure yours will be great. 😀

      • Erinn says:

        Hope so! Mine is really long currently, and I’m taking it to around shoulder, or collarbone length. Scary stuff!

    • Janet says:

      I’ve had a pixie cut for the last 20 years and I love it. I’ll never let it grow long again.

      • Erinn says:

        I had a bit of a pixie cut when I was really young. Parents hated fighting with me to brush my hair when I was young, so they chopped it. I think that might be why I feel the need to have long hair now!

        I do envy the women who have them in some ways. It’d be soooo much faster to style!

    • Lady D says:

      I had a snit-fit about 3 months ago and cut off 10 inches of hair. Lost another 2 inches fixing the hack job I did. I had hair about 2 inches away from my waist, and now its sitting on my bicep. Still bummed about it.

  10. scylla says:

    I loved friends (still do)… but she got to stop talking about her hair.

    • Maggie says:

      Isnt she selling hair product? I use Living Proof. Love it! I love her casual style as well. She’s cool.

  11. Dawn says:

    I like what she is wearing. Her hair looks like its thinning. She needs to eat broccoli twice a day until it starts to grow again! Best thing ever if you have thin or thinning hair. Way better than weaves and cheaper too.

  12. twoblues says:

    Great outfit, but her hair is no longer something to be admired.

  13. Isa says:

    I’ve never saw the appeal of her hair. I didn’t think the Rachel was a grown out mullet. It was probably her best haircut.
    I like all of the pieces of her outit, just not together.

  14. GoodCapon says:

    I don’t agree with her with wanting Gisele and Kate’s hair but I agree with her quote.

    I grew up watching hair and product commercials promoting long, shiny black hair and as I grew older that became pretty much what I wanted.

  15. anniefat says:

    I want her tom ford bag.

  16. gogoGorilla says:

    She needs to lay off the hair. It looks overprocessed and dead. She’s supposed to be the ultimate CA girl, so why not let it take its natural wave for a while? Stop with the bleach and the extensions and the flat iron. Spray some scrunchy stuff into it and let it dry on its own.

    But, you know she hates change, so that ain’t happening.

    I think it’s kind of ironic that celebrities with access to every advantage on the planet (money, experts, products) manage to continue looking like hell because they are so terrified to change their image. It’s very odd. I’d like her more if she would move forward with SOMEthing, you know?

  17. oh snap! says:

    no matter what products you use once you hit a certain age, hormones take over and your hair basically becomes stunted. growth is super slow and thinning accelerates. it’s totally unavoidable. the only exception seems to be Denise Richards who has such gorgeous thick locks. I would believe her hair line more than Aniston’s who has to rely heavily on extensions.

    • Maggie says:

      I disagree with that statement. It depends on the individual. Not everyone’s hair thins and stops growing.

    • Becky1 says:

      For me it’s unfortunately true. I have always had fine, thin hair and as I get older it gets worse. My hair looks similar to those “on the street” Jennifer Anniston photos except I don’t have waves that I flat iron like she does. My hair is naturally thin, fine and stick straight. It sucks. I’ve tried Biotin supplements and all sorts of shampoos and products and while sometimes I see improvement it’s not much. If anyone has any tips feel free to pass them along.

      • coolio says:

        Becky1 try viviscal hair growth!

      • Lady D says:

        Becks my hairdresser told me to take silica gel capsules. I tried for 3 months and the difference in my hair was amazing. Soft, shiny, and my nails were astounding. I’ve never been able to grow my nails, ever, but the silica gel really worked. They looked so healthy and I got 60 capsules for about $11. Gelatin capsules work too.

  18. Midnight says:

    What did she do to her face? It looks so different.

  19. Lotta says:

    It looks like she has a penis in those pants.

  20. jamee draper says:

    What happened to the original engagement ring that Justin bought her? Did she trade up for a bigger ring? I could’ve swore it was smaller.

  21. Josie says:


  22. Jenn says:

    These pictures do not do Jen justice AT ALL! She looks so over tanned and old/crusty looking. Yuk!

  23. Suze says:

    Her hair and clothes do not match her face any longer.

    She doesn’t have to give up and dress mumsy and cut/perm her hair, but if she would just add a more sophisticated edge to her look it would help enormously.

  24. Janet says:

    What in Jesus’s name did she do to her hair? It looks DEAD! It looks wispy and lifeless and just sits on her head like a dead animal. It must be in godawful condition from all that sunning, blow-drying and coloring.

    She needs to find a good stylist, chop off all the split ends, stop dying it, stop blow-drying it, and essentially leave it alone for six months to a year. Just wash it, add a good conditioner, air-dry it and let it be. Otherwise she is going to be bald as an egg before she is 50.

  25. KellyinSeattle says:

    Her hair is the most interesting thing about her, and even that is not too exciting…Jen, my neighborhood Great Clips has a $7 special – come give something else a try! And I agree..the tanning is way overboard.

  26. lisa2 says:

    I really think she should have done a “hair line” or whatever 4 or 5 years ago. People were still feeling sorry for her and she could have milked that. But now looking at her hair I just don’t understand what some people are talking about. Granted I’m a black woman so I don’t idolize her hair because I’m not trying to get that look. But there are so many other actresses with very beautiful hair. She is not someone I see as having great hair. Always the same, and most of the time it looks like straw and so BLAH.

    but maybe I’m missing something.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      You aren’t missing anything. Your assessment is spot on! I’m white and think her hair is a travesty. Her hair “moment” was way back in the 90s/early 00s, with Friends. That ship sailed long, long ago, but no one seems to want to accept that.

    • Springtime says:

      Naw, you aren’t missing anything.

      I do remember a while back, way back she claimed she hated celebrity endorsed products and would never, ever do it. Well, funny how the tide has changed! Offers to take the rejected roles has dried up and she now realize she has to keep up her personal HIGH maintenance somehow.

  27. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I’ve never thought she had ‘fabulous’ hair and I especially don’t think she does these days either. It looks so damaged and awful. And I don’t care for her outfit here either.

  28. Loira says:

    So she wants blonde hair? That is why she bleaches so much. She is a brunnete who has forgotten, since it has been ages since she started bleaching and highlighting. Too much.
    I know I look good in a blonder shade, but I refuse to kill my hair like that. Even hers, with top of the line care , looks deader than Goop’s.

  29. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    @Kaiser, who wrote: ” Her hair has natural curl, and it kills me a little that she hates her own waves that much.”

    It kills me a lot that she seems to hate any part of her that reflects her Greek heritage: Her natural hair (curl and color), her natural nose, her natural build, and her natural height. I truly believe she was negatively obsessed with those things while growing up. So I don’t believe for a minute that Jen’s mother is 100% responsible for Jen’s low self-esteem and self-image.

    @Kaiser, who also wrote: “I don’t think Jennifer has ever REALLy tried to do a real bedhead look though.”

    I think she’s talking about her hair disaster when she wore that strapless orange dress. Remember? It was sticking up in the back something awful.

    And are we really suppose to believe that she wouldn’t fire someone on the spot who refused to give her the hairstyle she wants?

    • ??? says:

      “It kills me a lot that she seems to hate any part of her that reflects her Greek heritage: Her natural hair (curl and color), her natural nose, her natural build, and her natural height. I truly believe she was negatively obsessed with those things while growing up. So I don’t believe for a minute that Jen’s mother is 100% responsible for Jen’s low self-esteem and self-image.”

      You know you’re describing most actresses and entertainers in Hollywood, right? Aniston is no exception — she’s one among many in an image-obsessed industry that, although it has come a long way, is still not wholly accepting of diversity. OK, so she’s obsessed with staying extremely thin. And, what, she wears ridiculously high heels to look taller and skinnier? So does the rest of the herd. JLo got rid of her dark hair color ages ago. Neither Beyonce’s hair color nor hair length are natural. Halle Berry’s nose has undergone multiple tweaks. Nicole Kidman’s ringlets are practically the stuff of myth at this point. Winona Ryder had her dorsal hump removed at the onset of her career. The only thing remotely Italian about Madonna is her moniker. This list could go on. On another note, has Aniston ever even claimed to identify strongly with her Greek heritage? Wasn’t she raised by her mom after her parents divorced when she was still a child? Regardless, even if she does identify with her Greek side, does she need to demonstrate that through her outward image?

      I really don’t care for Aniston. She seems about as uninspiring as the rest. But it’s strange to single her out when downplaying one’s ethnic roots is common practice in Hollywood.