Jennifer Aniston talks about her hair again, says Duchess Kate gives her ‘hair envy’

Jennifer Aniston and her BFF/hairstylist Chris McMillan sat down to give a joint interview about Jennifer’s hair to Marie Claire. I hate myself for saying this, but I actually found it interesting. I mean, the interview is just an embedded advertisement for Living Proof, which is the MIT-created haircare line that Jennifer invested in, owns a portion of, and is the face of. But beyond the Living Proof name-drops, Jennifer and Chris gossip about who has good hair, when her hair was the most damaged, if she ever wore weaves and Jennifer’s ideal wedding hair. I accept this for what it is! Jennifer loves talking about hair. It’s like she’s 44 years old going on 14.

MARIE CLAIRE: You’ve always had great hair. Is it genetics or styling?
JENNIFER ANISTON: I have naturally wavy, frizzy Greek hair, and over the years it’s taken a beating from blow-dryers, flatirons, curlers, and extensions, which I think are the most damaging. I couldn’t get it to grow because it just kept breaking. Even when it was longer, it didn’t look long because the ends were so thin. I ended up using clip-in pieces just to fill it out.

MC: You’ve used hair extensions?
JA: Yes. There’s only so much hair can take. Mine was really brittle, dry, and dull, but the Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment brought it back to life.

MC: And now Chris McMillan is the brand’s celebrity hairstylist. How did the two of you first meet?
JA: He was 29 and I was 24. My manager at the time said, “You have to do something with your hair—it’s horrible!” I walked into the salon and Chris just lopped it off. I mean, at that point it was pretty much The Rachel.

MC: How has your hair attitude changed since that notorious crop?
JA: The Rachel was high maintenance. I’d curse Chris every time I had to blowdry. It took three brushes—it was like doing surgery! Now I apply Living Proof Prime Style Extender and let it dry naturally for about an hour. Once it’s halfway dry, I use low heat around the hairline and twist the strands with my fingers to get the cowlicks out. It’s done in 10 minutes.

MC: Does anyone give you hair envy?
JA: Kate Middleton. Does she do her hair herself? She’s got a hard job, being scrutinized like that. When I have a bad hair day, my hair just goes in a clip.

MC: It’s hard to imagine you having a bad hair day…
JA: In elementary school, I would use a curling iron and end up burning my forehead. I was a closeted hairdresser. I did my mom’s highlights with one of those caps with the holes—I even gave her a perm! I may have had another career if the acting thing hadn’t worked out.

JENNIFER ANISTON: The Rachel was horrible!
CHRIS MCMILLAN: I know that was Jen’s least favorite hairstyle because I hear about it every time I style her hair.

JA: I’m a creature of habit. I like a good, straight blowout.
CM: For her classic blowout, I apply Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse, then I blowdry in sections with a Parlux dryer and a Y.S. Park round brush.

JA: I love my hair most when we let it go raw and natural.
CM: One of my favorites was when Jen went to the Emmys in a white beaded Chanel dress and her hair was bohemian and wavy. I French-braided her hair and took it out right before she left. She looked like she just stepped off the beach.

JA: For my wedding, I wouldn’t do an updo, but I think a veil is always pretty. I like loose and natural hair because it goes against the formality of the dress. Loose, like “I just got out of bed, maybe had a romp” hair.
CM: It always looks like she just had a romp in bed! I plan to do her hair three hours early, and hopefully she’ll have a romp in bed before the ceremony.

[From Marie Claire]

I really don’t understand when women complain about hair damage or their hair being “brittle”. I live a privileged life with my Indian hair, obviously, but shouldn’t a good conditioner or hot oil treatment take care of many of these problems? And if your hair is really that damaged, maybe that’s a sign that you should stop with the flat-ironing, etc? I feel the same way about Gwyneth Paltrow too – both Gwyneth and Jennifer are stuck in this ‘90s Hair Paradox where flat-ironing and bleaching into oblivion is the height of Hair Fashion. If Jennifer just went a big darker and let her Greek curls fly, she would look so cute (and younger).

Photos courtesy of PR Photos.

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  1. Shelley says:

    I love Jen’s hair. It’s a celebrity on it’s own.

    • Stacey says:

      I love it, too. She really does have great hair.

      • No more Jennifers! says:

        Who gives a rats ass! Enough with this self-absorbed ‘actress’. Why did she buy a 22 mill. mansion? It’s disgusting! Spread the wealth. Jen just spread it. People are STARVING, but not for attention but for FOOD!!

      • Janet says:

        Not any more she doesn’t. She used to but she’s seriously damaged it with 15 of bleaching and blow-drying. She needs to let it alone.

      • Merylynn says:

        May I politely suggest that you just dont click on Aniston articles? Nothing ruins a morning than stumbling on pointless venom on an innocous article.

      • Merylynn says:

        In case there was any doubt, the ‘dont click on Jen posts’ was directed at NoMoreJennifer. I appreciate some snark but that degree of anger and hate in one person is freaky. Very disturbing

      • F5 says:

        @No more Jennifers!
        Switch to decaf.

    • raindrop says:

      I … don’t think she has “great” hair. Her natural hair is probably fantastic, but she said it herself — she over-processes and over-styles it, and she has for years. TBH, though, I’m just a big fan of minimally processed, well-conditioned hair.

    • Esme says:

      I HATE it! And obviously, it gets a lot of help from extensions so people should just stop talking about how great it is. And it always looks the same–soooo boring. The author is correct, she would look much better if her hair was more natural. She is so self-absorbed–for god’s sake, she’s pushing 50, and she acts like a tween at a slumber party. I’m betting this marriage to that creepy guy never comes off either. Although she’ll probably like it because isn’t that her claim to fame–she can’t find a guy? Surely, it can’t be those horrible romcoms she’s in with the same plot where she plays the world’s oldest ingenue again and again. Enough with this boring old bag.

      • Becky1 says:

        44 is not “pushing 50″ LOL! I also object to anyone being called an “old bag” when they are only 44. Middle aged, yes, but not old.

        I’m 40 and do not feel or look “old” and neither do my friends. No, we aren’t in our 20′s anymore but we aren’t old.

      • yariettt says:

        Becky,

        I think it’s all relative. While I agree that neither 40 nor 44 constitute “old age” when someone clings so hard to youth they make themselves an easy target. Also, she seems to not have much character, so again, her looks and immaturity are easy insults.

  2. Apples says:

    Wow, her “interview” reads like an infomercial. Tedious.

    • Janet says:

      It probably reads like an infomercial because that’s exactly what it is.

      • Angelina Jole Pitt says:

        This does read like an infomercial and Jennifer is so utterly boring. Does anyone else ever notice she has never said anything of substance?

    • ya says:

      Looks like it is an infomercial – she’s shilling hair products.

      • Esme says:

        Yeah, I guess she doesn’t have enough money! She is revolting.

      • ya says:

        Huh? Almost all celebs shill products – it’s almost part of their job description these days.

      • FLORC says:

        Ding ding ding! She’s shilling her new investment. A hair care line made by some MIT grads i believe. And her hair is a strength of her strongest features so girls will rush to her side to compliment her hair..

        This is an old school attention grab.

    • Apples says:

      I know, I know. I am just so disappointed/embarrassed for Marie Claire because they SHOULDN’T be offering up an informercial in their magazine. Usually, they would list new products or product reviews. Not… this sh!t. It would have played off better if her answers weren’t so scripted and fake sounding.

  3. dorothy says:

    Poverty, unemployment…noneof that is important. It’s all about Jennifer Anniston’s hair. As long as that’s good, the world is at peace.

    Don’t even know why she’s still relevant. Hasn’t made a decent movie in years!

    • springingforward says:

      Shame on Marie Claire for calling that hair product advertisement an interview. Name drop, name drop name drop.
      Aniston needs to take a seat. The last time she was relevant or interesting was……….never!

      • Elle says:

        With respect Dorothy I don’t think you’re going to read about serious subjects such as unemployment and poverty on a celebrity blog. Kaiser posts stories we all want to read. Jennifer Aniston stories, no matter how shallow, always attract a lot of attention. Okay most of the comments say things like ‘who cares’ etc. But obviously people do, enough to type out a response anyway.

    • ya says:

      What’s with the ‘poverty, unemployment’ comment? Kind of hypocritical because we’re all here on a celeb gossip site – sometimes it’s nice to turn our brains off and relax a bit.

      I have a stressful job in real life dealing with poverty and human rights so this is a nice distraction.

  4. dorothy says:

    Poverty, unemployment…none of that is important. It’s all about Jennifer Anniston’s hair. As long as that’s good, the world is at peace.

    Don’t even know why she’s still relevant. Hasn’t made a decent movie in years!

    • No more Jennifers! says:

      +100 MILLION!

    • d b says:

      Well, good grief, If that is your standard, then you could say the same about any post on any gossip site, which are nothing if not inane. None of this is of the slightest importance -

  5. sb says:

    I’ve never found her hair amazing or anything. ..am I the only one?

    • Midnight says:

      No you’re not the only one to find her amazing, and that “banging body” she once used to have is just that. Used to. Ole girl has got a muffin top now and nobody seems to have noticed.

    • emmie_a says:

      I’m with you sb. Her hair is very normal and actually a little boring. Sort of like her I guess?

      I think at one point during friends when her hair was longer and SUPER thick and wavy I found it a little amazing, but now I realize her head was full of extensions and/or weaves so now the amazing factor is gone.

      And ha! Jennifer is such a LIAR. I remember when the ‘rachel’ was huge and she brushed it off like she just woke up everyday with her hair looking like that. In interviews she used to say all she had to do was wash her hair then blow-dry upside down and bam! I don’t know why I’m surprised. I think everything in Hollywood is lies.

    • Jess says:

      I think that’s the point. She doesn’t have amazingly thick flowing locks, so she’s relatable in that sense. She’s always had simple hairstyles that are easy to emulate. Women can go to the hairdressers with a picture of Jennifer and know that 1. it’s basic enough that they aren’t going to get a horrible shock 2. that their hairdresser is up to the task of copying it and 3. that they’ll be able to style it easily everyday. Whereas if you show up with a picture of say, Gisele in full Angel mode or Victoria Beckham with her Pob, unless you’re follicly blessed and have an amazing hairdresser it’s probably going to end in tears.

      She’s ever been held up as having the ‘best’ hair, just the most copied.

      • The Original G says:

        Did you read that story? She has curly greek hair which she bleaches, straightens, controls and fills in with extentions. Where the hell is the simple part? She’s advocating a ton of products and services to achieve a look which for her is completely un-natural.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Jess, who wrote: “I think that’s the point. She doesn’t have amazingly thick flowing locks, so she’s relatable in that sense. She’s always had simple hairstyles that are easy to emulate.”

        Jennifer Aniston had great hair before she started over processing it by bleaching it blonde and ironing out her natural waves. For years she used extensions to compensate for the damage, which only caused ‘more’ damage to her progressively thinning hair.

        What surprises me? Her fans, who for years have placed her on a pedestal for being an ‘all natural’ beauty, don’t seem care in the least that the ‘all natural’ brand of Jennifer Aniston they’ve adored lo these many years, is fake.

      • sb says:

        She spends like thousands of dollars on her hair – to make it look normal and simple….why????

      • UsedToBeLulu says:

        *Searching high and low for a pedestal labeled ‘Natural Beauty’ with Jennifer Aniston standing on it*

        Actually, she doesn’t wear tons of makeup, and keeps her hair simple. Compared to (say) Kelly Osbourne, she is natural looking.

    • teri says:

      SB, I’m with you. My hair is just as pretty as Jens hair and I spend very little for upkeep. Maybe 15 a month, if that. My hair is very long and blonde, so I touch my roots up every three weeks-myself. All this high maintenence bs just irks me to no end, such a waste of money. When I hear anything about Jen it’s always the same old thing! MEMEEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEM
      EMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEEMMEMEMEMEMEME. You get the point. It’s almost rubbing it in your face just how wealthy she is and doesn’t give a care about anyone else.

    • Mireille says:

      I don’t get the appeal either. To me, her hair always appears dull, lifeless, and flat — a product of over-styling, over- processing. Extensions also can damage hair, especially if it placed near the scalp. Her skin also looks bad — sun damaged.

  6. Dhavynia says:

    You’re right Kaiser, 44 going on 14.

    Can’t find anything interesting on this self promoting interview. I think almost every woman has gone through what shes gone through except we don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend every month on our hairs as much as we would like

    I probably will find interesting the details of what some black women go through with their hair not JA! She’s hd the same hait

    • lisa2 says:

      girrrlllll..

      as a black woman.. honey we could give you a lesson. She has no idea.

      • missespresso says:

        I kind of disagree. I have the exact hair type Aniston has (I’m also Greek), and it IS a pain to style it when you don’t know how and when it’s damaged of course. It’s just a different type of curls/waves than afro hair. Typically the hair type is too fine so it frizzes more easily and heat tools just fries it.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @missespresso, who wrote: “I kind of disagree. I have the exact hair type Aniston has (I’m also Greek), and it IS a pain to style it when you don’t know how and when it’s damaged of course. It’s just a different type of curls/waves than afro hair. Typically the hair type is too fine so it frizzes more easily and heat tools just fries it.”

        With all due respect … you’re talking about your ‘natural’ hair, but Jennifer Aniston is talking about styling her overly processed, overly bleached, extension-aided hair. These are clearly two different things. Have you ever seen any pictures of her before she started the bleach, highlight, fry, extension thing? Her hair looked healthy then, and looks like straw now.

        How could we possibly judge her hair when we haven’t ‘seen’ her real hair for decades?

  7. ladybert62 says:

    In every one of those pictures her hair looks awful. Get a decent cut.

  8. lisa2 says:

    Not ragging on the topic. She is talking about her hair because they are talking about that hair product.

    thing is her hair for the most part is not impressive at all. I have never ever understood the fascination or the hype about it. I’m not Kim K. fan, but she has better hair. And gosh we could all name many many others. I think after the haircut everyone just kind of starting believing that she had the “best hair”.. She has finally admitted over the years that she has been wearing extensions and clip on. Something she never did when all the hype was going on. seems to be her pattern. Let them believe and when the belief is so deeply embedded then admit the truth. Too late then for perceptions to be altered.

    her hair looks so stringy and just unhealthy. If that is what that Living Proof does then… and look she gets her hair styled all the time. The average women can’t so there you go.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Agree that her hair is entirely unimpressive.

      …three sentences into this “article” (and that term is generous here) and I was already yawning.

    • cs says:

      You’re right, they are talking about hair products but, that’s all she ever talks about even when she’s promoting a movie.. Hair, make-up, eyelashes, yoga, self-help, etc. It’s like her hairstyle, it never changes. Oh I forgot, she made a radical change at some event recently..She added a side braid to the curtain.

      After all these years, I don’t know why people think she’s going talk about poverty, world issues or anything of great substance. In all fairness, her interviews are no different than most HW actresses.

      Honestly, I don’t think she looks that great (for HW) compared to others in her age group JLO, Mariah, Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union,.

      I laugh when some say she had Brad when he was Hot and I say Brad had her when she was in her prime too.

      It seems she and mother had a decent relationship.. so much so where her mother allowed her to put perms and highlights in her hair. Not knowing if she would be bald the next morning.

      I agree 44 going on 14.

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      When I think of her hair, I think of that Rachel cut, and how that particular cut made her look so much prettier than she previously had, and she rocketed into stardome partly because of it. Maybe that is why she gets associated with great hair?? She did have nice hair, for many years. Not now though.

  9. GeeMoney says:

    I wish Jen Aniston would just disappear. She’s not as interesting as Angelina, and she makes bad movies.

    The only positive thing I can say is that at least she hasn’t messed up her face like Courteney Cox did. Yeesh.

    • Nick says:

      Ugh – Who cares if she’s not as interesting as Angelina, she’s not competing with her. Why do people always have to bring Angelina’s name into every article about Jen?

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      She may not have put fillers/botox (which is debatable), but at least Courtney Cox has amazing skin. Jennifer would look a million times better if she had taken care of her skin…just putting on sunscreen and lotion would’ve done wonders. She’s been looking leathery and plastic lately

  10. helen says:

    ‘wavy,frizzy greek hair’?? is that a disadvantage? I have curly , frizzy greek hair and it is amazing! Much better than mrs Anastassakis’ hair.

    • pwal says:

      Seriously, if Aniston’s natural hair is anything like Melina Kanakaredes aka Eleni from Guiding Light, then Aniston is even a bigger damn fool than I thought.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        Agreed. I don’t think she likes her Greek half much. I think she had great natural hair prior to the point in the mid-1990′s when she started processing it.

        What little girl in Grade School takes a straightening iron to school?

      • Mireille says:

        Love Melina! Always thought she was beautiful!!! And I always thought her beauty was due to her Greek heritage. All genes …

    • missespresso says:

      Helen, I’m Greek too, and have the same hair she has. My curls have a mind of their own, they can be perfect sometimes and very hard too style according to the weather. Sometimes my curls are defined and others I have a straight-haired frizz mess. BUT I also don’t have her budget and stylists. She does, so why she can’t work on a programme around her natural colour and texture is beyond me. But I agree with you I love my natural frizzy hair more than when I flat-iron them.

    • Rachel says:

      You rock on with your curls. I love really curly hair.

      JA’s problem isn’t her wavy, Greek hair. It’s the fact that she bleaches the hell out of it, and you can’t have healthy hair if you’re bleaching the hell out of it. If she’d just go natural and learn how to take care of it, she could have beautiful, natural hair.

  11. Midnight says:

    What hair? It’s all about her extensions. Why is her hair so glorified when it’s extensions?

    • lisa2 says:

      because as I said in my post above. She has only just admitted to having extensions.

    • emmie_a says:

      Just like boobs being glorified when they’re fake… I don’t get it!

    • jane says:

      Exactly!!! It’s so funny to me: They’re selling hair product for fake hair now ? What will she endorse next ? Whitening product for denture ?

  12. Kim1 says:

    So the Living Proof products brought her dry brittle, damaged hair back to life yet she is still wearing extensions to mask her damaged hair.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I don’t get why she doesn’t take better care of her hair. That’s half her career right there (we all know what the other half is..)

      When her hair started ripping out, which I’m sure her hair dresser warned her would happen, she should’ve taken them out, maybe shaved her head, start taking some biotin (which works really well, my mom’s friend has permed her hair for over twenty years and it was starting to get really thin, so she started taking biotin and within a month she could see new hairs growing), and wear the best high quality wig she could find for a year or two. Then debut her real hair. Ta da. The end.

      She basically saying in this interview that her hair is crap. To me, it always looks brittle and dry…and I’m horrible at seeing (in pictures) when a person’s hair is bad. It just looks like straw. She looked so much better with dark hair (and none of the sun damage/fillers to her face)…she was unique and now she’s destroyed that.

    • Barhey says:

      I tried the living proof line (the volumizer, I have flat hair, sadly) and I wasn’t very impressed by it at all. It didn’t seem to do anything. Now the very over priced bottle sits in my cabinet unused =(

      I’m such a sucker for beauty products. I fall for it every time.

      • Janet says:

        You know what, I’d never heard of these products before, so I checked out their web site. My God, the prices! It’s as bad as that overprice Phyto line. You can get just as good results with a $3.00 bottle of Prell.

  13. Sandra says:

    For better or worse (worse, I think), Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will always be lumped together for storytelling purposes. I’m not much for the compare-and-contrast thing, given that I’ve never really had any feelings about their whole situation, but I will say that in a world where Angelina Jolie (who I’ve never particularly liked as an actress or a personality) is doing what she does – charity, family, politics, modern crusader for womens’ health – Jennifer Aniston comes across as SO FREAKING SHALLOW. All I can see from what she puts out in the world is that she’s into tanning, swimming, going to Hollywood events and her hair.

    They are obviously not the same people and we shouldn’t compare them, but geez louise, Aniston, SOME substance would be nice.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      (Blinks) Who mentioned the Jolie-Pitts???

    • Rilses says:

      Oh Please! Stop with the Angelina-Jennifer comments! Not everyone buys the Saint Angelina image either folks.
      Bill Gates and his wife do more chairty work then Angelina. The diffrence between them and Jolie is that they don’t take personal camera crew with them at every chairty gathering.
      As for her health, she chose to make it public. Plenty of other stars in Hollywood have gone through worse then her, yet they didn’t get a TIME cover or get all this attetnion. Stupid how people idolize both her and Jennifer Anistion. really, Jolie si worse. She has children. Yet she wants to continue this nonsense of one-uping Jennifer Anistion and likewise?
      If you want to look up to a beautiful, talented actress. Then look to Natalie Portman or Cate Blanchett. Natalie is college educated. Thats worth more then anything Aneglina does. Atleast she does her chairty work privatly and not expose it to thr rest of the world.

      • Sal_ says:

        Um Angelina is a Special Envoy to the UN. Bill Gates and his wife are not. they don’t have a duty to do press conferences. Angelina has an obligation to liase with the press, its part of her job. Its like you attacking the president for giving media conferences. Ridiculous. Because its part of the job descriptions of their positions. Look up what is the job specifications are for a Goodwill UN Ambassador and a Special Envoy. You’ll find liasing with media is part of their duties. Angelina didn’t ask to be put on the cover of Time, so don’t blame her for that. Its simply the measure of the woman that she is so respected. If not bothers you, tough. Thats your problem. Angelina is raising awareness for something that strikes our sisterhood, how can any woman not support her for that? And Angelina barely knows Aniston exists. If there is any one-upmanship, its on Aniston’s behalf. And are you really saying having a college education makes you a good person is more important and worth more than helping out in third worlds? If so, your priorities are all wrong. smh

  14. evyn says:

    No wonder Justin runs off to NY every chance he gets.

    • Janet says:

      Thanks for the best laugh I’ve had all morning. Can you imagine spending more than five minutes with that fluffball?

  15. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    “I’m a creature of habit.” (Oh we know that, Jennifer)

    “For my wedding, I wouldn’t do an updo, but I think a veil is always pretty. I like loose and natural hair because it goes against the formality of the dress. Loose, like “I just got out of bed, maybe had a romp” hair.” (So, like the Oscars, cough*if*cough you get married, your hair will be in your face for at least half the wedding. Shocker.)

    Honestly, I would’ve preferred this to be on the cover of People, than that stupid story about Jennifer pushing her wedding off because she’s busy. Has she ever had a People cover because of a film she’s put out, or a philanthropic cause? Or is it always “Brad broke my heart,I WILL have kids, Quite being sexist and stop speculating on my womb…it WILL happen, I don’t NEED Brad anymore-I’m FUN and FLIRTY at 40-he’s got that bag of BONES to take care of, I’m getting MARRIED, Don’t worry I WILL get married-I’m BUSY, and so on…all she has to do is wait another year for it to be JENNIFER-TEN YEARS AFTER BRAD.

    I’m still waiting for another Vanity Fair article where she really lets it loose on Angelina.

    • LAK says:

      my take away from that interview is that she’s talking about a wedding in the present continuous.

      I know it’s the angle to sell the products, but her people suck for not being on the ball about stuff like this.

      This week, she’s on a bought People cover saying wedding is off. Same time MC magazine comes out with stuff about weddings and how she’s going or wants to have her hair.

      Juxtapositioning of the 2 had me thinking she was referencing her first wedding, before i realised she’s obviously talking about her next-never-happening wedding….

      urgh!

      why have i started clicking on her threads when she annoys me!!

      *banging head against a wall*

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Because it’s a wonderful stress relief. I know I needed this site a few weeks ago. I had a school issue where I was sick for a few days, and while I was gone my group did absolutely no work on our biology project that we needed to have done by the next week. On top of that, they were mad at me because their grades got lowered because they did absolutely NOTHING.

        But good catch with the whole wedding thing. You know I used to think that the whole “Jennifer hates Angelina, still pines after Brad” was a load of (forgive my French) S-H-I-T. I had just started reading celebitchy when she cheated with Justin. Then I started going back in the archives, reading the posts that you all suggested.

        I don’t think I fully realized that until Chelsea Handler started on her crap. Just the fact that her BEST friend is going after her ex’s woman and adopted kids shows where her head is at. I mean if I had a friend who did that, and did it more than once, do you think I would be seen in public with her?

        That and the Vanity Fair article just sealed the deal for me. I don’t get how she thought that they could live like that, and not breakup or make a change in their relationship. She said right in the article (not so bluntly) that she told him to go have an affair with Angelina and come back. And he didn’t want to do that. Which made her mad and started in on this whole “the world was shocked, I was shocked”…Jennifer you were already separated and knew about his feelings for her.

        To be honest, as I said before, what really got me was her friendship with Chelsea Handler. I live in a very ignorant small town. I am the only black female in my high school, and my twin brother is the only black male in our high school. I’ve had people look at me funny because of my hair (an afro pretty much), my older sister’s been followed around in Walmart, my older sister’s boss “mistook” my mom to be my sister (my sister is very light skinned with wavy hair and light eyes, my mom is dark skinned with dreadlocks), and so on. So for Jennifer to be friends with someone who says crap like that about children, is just disgusting. If I had been a fan, I wouldn’t be now.

        And yeah, she must’ve been stiffing Huvane lately if he didn’t catch this. He should’ve stopped her from doing the People cover until after this came out. I should be a pr person. It doesn’t seem like it’s all that hard..do you even need to go to school for it?

      • Janet says:

        @Virgilia Coriolanus: What sealed the deal for me was her saying “The world was shocked!” I was like, who the f*ck are you? The world has a lot of real issues to be shocked about, do you think the world is going to get stressed about your crappy divorce?

      • Amy Tennant says:

        @Virgilia Did Chelsea actually say something bad about the kids? I missed that! When?

      • Janet says:

        @Amy Tennant: Handler said Z looked like a monkey and she called Pax an Eskimo if I remember right.

      • Liberty says:

        Next People magazine: Duchess Kate gives her heir envy. Five more years of speculation ensue…

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @AmyTennant

        What Janet said,And I’m pretty sure she called Shiloh a lesbian. And this was all on her show, if I’m not mistaken (either the show or her standup).

  16. Green Eyes says:

    Shame on Marie Clare for calling that an interview when it’s clearly not! So if I flat iron my hair for decades, over bleach it, worse extensions, & use Living Proof I can have a mess of over hyped hair too? I’ll pass. Who wants to be famous for their hair? Seriously never got the “Rachel cut craze” but if that had not happened she would never have stood out among the Friends ensemble cast as she apparently did.

  17. gogoGorilla says:

    I am not a stan at all, but I thought this interview was cute. I mean, it’s Marie Claire – I’m pretty sure they never deal with global problems beyond “O-M-G, I have a date and nothing to wear to hide my muffintop,” LOL.

    Of interest, she hated The Rachel, which is the thing she is probably most known for! I agree, though. I had that haircut for a while and it was a bitch to style. I also think it’s interesting that she says she likes the juxtaposition of casual hair against a formal gown, because she is often criticized in the media for that. I don’t like when stars do that, personally, as I think formal wear is an opportunity to try something new and daring (not Jen’s forte, for sure).

    Also, the pics are flattering (her hair looks good in these pics) so I had to scroll back to see which CB writer authored this post, hehe.

    • Kim1 says:

      Wrong Marie Claire deals with sex trafficking, genital mutilation, rape,homelessness, etc every month. This sounds like an interview from Cosmo

      • Mei says:

        Cosmo was a groundbreaking mag! Helen Gurley Brown is one of my heroes. Not saying you’re wrong, though. ;)

  18. missespresso says:

    The best example of PERFECT natural Greek hair: Melina Kanakaredes. That’s how it’s done when you accept your natural hair colour and texture, but also when you age gracefully. I love Aniston but she’s stuck in the classic trap of not knowing how to adjust her style while she grows older.

    • lisa2 says:

      Oh I love Melina.. and her hair is gorgeous. So beautiful and yes I envy it. all those bouncy curls.

      she celebrates being Greek.

    • pwal says:

      Didn’t see your post, but you read my mind.

      I’m Black, but Melina’s hair haunts my dreams.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        pwal, I just looked, and my God am I jealous. I just recently permed my hair for the very first time….I hate combing my hair and don’t know what to do with it other than put a headband in. The thing is, my two sisters, their hair is very thick and curly, but for the most part it stays down. But my hair goes straight into an afro when I comb it out. A triangle shaped afro…so now my hair’s like my sisters…it actually looks really natural. If you saw me you would think that I didn’t have any chemicals in my hair. I was afraid that I wouldn’t like it…but I’m liking it so far.

    • Lady D says:

      Professor River Song has hair like Melina’s. Absolutely gorgeous hair.

  19. lem says:

    Kaiser– the damaged hair thing can kinda depend on the texture of your hair. I have an abundance of fine, wavy hair. When it’s slightly damaged, the waves hold better and I have better volume. If it’s “too healthy” then it’s lifeless and flat but soft as all get-out. So it’s a constant battle to maintain just enough damage that my hair looks how I want it to look without being straw-like. And as much as I’d love to let my hair airdry, my natural texture just does not cooperate around my roots. I end up looking very early 90s grunge.

  20. Nanz says:

    I couldn’t even get through the first question/response. I used to be neutral on Anniston. The idea of sitting down to give an interview about one’s hair seems…too, I don’t know, indulgent? Self-involved? What’s the word I’m looking for?

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I believe the word you’re looking for is shallow. And to be honest, if this wasn’t one of her main talking points (hair, workout, skin, her amazing new love), then I would have no problem with this. Heck, if Angelina decided to give a fun interview about her skincare routine (which I would love to see because her skin is gorgeous), then I would have no problem with it.

      But this is all Jennifer talks about. I have never read or seen a personal interview (meaning questions not about her film) where she has talked about anything or anyone other than herself. Ever. If she isn’t talking about her body, then she’s spouting some self help crap (which she clearly doesn’t practice). I mean, why can’t she ever talk about St. Jude’s hospital? I would love to read an interview about the kids there.

      Instead we’re stuck with this ^^^^^ interview.

      • lisa2 says:

        hahahahha I would love someone to ask Angie that superficial question about her skin and her hair; but she never gets asked those kind of questions. Funny how that is. Jennifer is always asked about these things. Yet the person I want to hear about is not.

        I know Angie once said she likes lotion. Me too. all about coco butter/vaseline on the dry area. But yeah I want to know what Angie does for her skin. Staying out of the sun is a given. but man she has beautiful glowey skin.

        Interviewers even comment on it.

      • Maggie says:

        Then go to St Judes website and read about them. Why would you come on a celebrity gossip site to a thread where they are asking Jennifer Aniston about her hair? How ridiculous!

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        (Oh, Lord)
        My point Maggie is that Jennifer doesn’t ever talk about anything unless it has to do with her love life or her body. Ever. Whenever this is pointed out, someone always says “well, she does a lot for charity..she is a spokesperson for St.Jude’s” and I’m like really. I have heard the words “St.Jude” come out of her mouth ONE TIME. It was when she gave a swear jar to Chelsea Handler to benefit the hospital.

        Other than that, not a word. She has a production company. If she doesn’t want to/can’t handle being around ill children, you know what would be a cool thing for her to do? Produce/direct a film or a documentary about terminally ill children and give a percentage of the profits to St. Jude’s. Have a charity party in her new mansion with the margarita waterfall, and donate that to St. Jude’s. Do something.

        I don’t like people who pay lip service to giving back to others. I mean, I’m not famous, and if they interviewed me today about giving back to others, I could sit down and tell them how much going to see two old people a few hours a week has changed my life.

        This is a woman who did a short for lifetime about cancer, and didn’t have anything to say about it then. How amazing would it have been if she had sat down for Marie Claire and talked about the challenges of doing that short. About the research she did (which hearing from some people, she did nil) to learn more about cancer.

        But instead we’re stuck with interviews like this. The interview itself isn’t that bad (despite the fact that she has bad hair), it’s that that’s all she’s made of. This is a woman who said her greatest acting challenge was to go without mascara on. Yes, really.

        Jennifer is in a position to make a difference in the world, due to the fact that she is (for better or worse) a celebrity. She doesn’t do anything, and on top of that, has no substance in her life.

      • India says:

        Virgilia, I can’t believe you’re only in high school! You are so articulate, smart, and reasonable, and I love your insightful comments. You seem so mature. Your parents should be proud of you.

      • Janet says:

        What India said.
        :D

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @India
        Thanks. I’ve always been kind of an odd person out at school, especially since I’m not really interested in boys. When I was in sixth grade, I was asked to the first school dance by a boy and didn’t even dance with him. I was too shy to do so…still am today. I kind of have to be mature, as I’m the one in charge when my parents are gone. It gets a little frustrating sometimes, so this site is good to ease that. Especially since I can’t talk to anyone else in my family about gossip; they don’t really care. I tried to explain the whole “Jennifer/Angelina One sided war” to my twin brother, and his eyes just started glazing over after the first paragraph. Plus I live in a tiny town, where if you don’t like sports or anything outdoorsy then there is absolutely nothing to do. Most teenagers around here hang out at Walmart.

      • truthSF says:

        I agree with India. Virgilia, I marvel at your intellegence at such a young age.

      • Lady D says:

        Virgilia, you described yourself, yesterday if I remember correctly, as a mix of Black, Irish and I believe East Indian. When I read that I thought wow what an exotic mix. You’re probably just gorgeous right? Cosign also with those who marvel at your maturity.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @LadyD

        My biological father was of irish ancestry (don’t know how much, but he’s a ginger and really pale), and my grandma on my mother’s side has some American indian in her. We’re not sure, as my great-great grandmother who did have some indian in her lied and said she was a mulatto. We’re still trying to find more information. I guess, apart from my Kaiser-like breasts, my one defining feature would be my cheekbones. They’re not full out Angelina style, but they’re pretty close. Eh, my mom says I’m pretty, but she has to say that.

      • yariettt says:

        Cosign with the posters above. You are one smart cookie. Go on with your bad self, girl!
        Oh, and I bet you are gorgeous naturally because you’re fab.

    • Emily C. says:

      She has stake in a hair company. She’s promoting a product. It’s not like she just randomly decided to do an interview about her hair. This is an advertisement.

      And I hate her hair, btw. But jeez. There’s nothing wrong with someone doing an interview to promote their company.

  21. Eleonor says:

    Argan oil for damaged hair can do miracles. It doesn’t smell that good, but it’s wonderful. I’ve tried it.
    Now I am fond of tiarè scented coco-oil. I use it instead of stuff to condition the hair. And some good green product, my hair have never been better.

    • Janet says:

      I tried Moroccanoil (everybody was raving about it) and was really disappointed. It didn’t do a thing but gunk my hair all up.

      I’ve found the best moisturizer for dry hair is the cheapest — 100% jojoba oil which you can find in any health products store. It’s not only great for your hair (apply it while your hair is wet), it’s superb for your face.

  22. TuesdaysChild says:

    That bohemian look and the white, beaded (grecian-style) dress to the Emmy’s that Chris is talking about? I’m pretty sure that’s the last time she and Brad attended an event together (the 2004 Emmys). Coincidence that he brought that up? Probably but where JA is concerned, nothing seems coincidental.

    • evyn says:

      That “creature of habit” comment, too. Doesn’t she mean “boring?”
      Her wedding hair plan sounds like how she wore her hair when she married Brad–veil, included. Definitely a coincidence.

  23. Sisi says:

    … didn’t she just describe her previous wedding hair?

  24. lisa says:

    i dont see why people like her hair, i see a lot of damage

    if she were someone who maintained their hair at home, i could understand

    but how often is she seeing professionals for it? it should look healthier

  25. evyn says:

    Next week’s headline: “Justin Calls Off Wedding Because Jen Wants It To Be Just Like Her Wedding to Brad.”

    Then the article when go on and on about how happy and beautiful she was that day. Again trying to paint the picture of a perfect marriage. Blah, blah, blah.

  26. Mandy says:

    What’s going on with her back? Sun spots?

  27. Janet says:

    @Kaiser: A good conditioner or hot oil treatment can only do so much. If your hair is really damaged from too much bleaching or blow-drying, or if you’ve burned it on a hot comb (I’ve seen this happen), there is nothing you can do to get it back into good condition except wait for it to grow out, and when it does, lay off the bleach and blow-drying. In extreme situations (such as burned hair) you will probably have to cut the damaged part off. And if you have a head full of split ends, the only way to fix that is to grab a pair of scissors and whack the ends off.

    That was no interview, BTW. She was shilling some hair products, nothing more.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      I have to wonder–was this a paid advertorial type of story? That’s how it reads.

  28. raye says:

    You know who has great hair??? Its Angelina Jolie, but she doesnt talk about it. She has naturally shiny and thick hair, so low maintenance.

    Aniston should be ashamed of herself, her PR machine has been trumpeting her to be this poster girl for great hair, when in fact its so hignly maintained and fake. She is a total fraud, with her fake blonde bleached hair, fake tan, fake everything.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I think the difference is is that Angelina actually takes care of her hair, and never tries to make it something that it isn’t. I think the harshest thing she’s done to it is dye is brown for all these years.

      • Janet says:

        I thought her hair is naturally dark. What color is it supposed to be?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Janet, Angelina’s natural hair color is dirty blonde. Her mother dyed it dark brown when she was young and so she kept it like that. I do remember seeing interviews of when she did Girl, Interrupted, that she had her hair cut chin length, and it was a dirty blonde.

        http://i6.cdnds.net/12/41/or_e325544d12446462003900.jpg

        I think she looks better as a brunette, it brings out her features more.

      • Janet says:

        Good lord, ITA. Blonde hair does nothing for her at all.

    • Susie says:

      Agreed 100%. This is just embarrassing.

    • Lissa says:

      Aniston’s publicist issues press releases every time this idiot blinks. That’s why we’re stuck seeing her all over the place. And I think she has had some kind of work done, but she just had a better doctor than Cox. She just looks different to me every time I see her. She is so self-involved, it’s really off-putting.

  29. Maggie says:

    I have amazing hair. Always have. I’ve never colored it. I switched from Kerastace to Living Proof and I love it! One has to be careful using rich products. If you use them properly they work. Less is more.

  30. anna says:

    I think it was last year or even a few months ago when she was on Jimmy Kimmel (promoting something)and she gave him a haircut. She also said that if she hadn’t become an actress, she would have probably been a hairstylist. This chick is just obsessed with hair!

  31. Susie says:

    Hair?- seriously? WhoTF cares? Angelina helps children in impoverished countries and fights for human rights, and Jen comments on her hair. She should be ashamed of herself.

    • MissTaken says:

      I’m super tired of everyone trying to shame others for their lifestyle choices. Just because you don’t agree with the way someone lives their life does not make their life/existence useless. Why demean one person because they don’t do the things another does?

      Are we all so perfect in our judgement of other and our own live. Gossip is not about calling people worthless and wish for their demise. It’s just unjustified venom and borders on insanity. The things that are put in the media cannot be 100 % believed, we don’t know any of these celebrities, what they are really like in reality. What we see is an IMAGE, one that hey have created for themselves( case in point: Reese Witherspoon) so arguing about how better one is than the other is quite silly actually. Since we really don’t know who they are.

      Why are we measuring human worth on how many movies or hits they have, how long they work or don’t work? Argh! Can’t people just cut loose and have a good old snarkfest without being so bloody petty about things? This culture blows

      • Caro says:

        Nah, her life/existence IS pretty useless. She’s so overrated: as an actress, as “beautiful,” as everything. She’s the one whose PR people are constantly throwing her in our faces, so don’t complain if people react accordingly to her truly meaningless life.

  32. Ginger says:

    Personally, I think her hair is boring. I agree…let it go darker! Like she did in Horrible Bosses. And yes, you have to give your hair a rest from all of the styling from time to time. My hair is brittle, dry and breaking off from using cheap color for a year. Now that I can finally afford to go back to my stylist we are slowly cutting the damage out. I use leave in conditioner and do a coconut oil treatment once a month. It takes time to get your back to normal. I really don’t mind the article all about the hair. Sure, it’s a fluff piece about her products but come on…let’s not pretend that she’s giving a dissertation about it.

  33. Emily C. says:

    This woman cannot do anything without people coming down on her like she’s the Antichrist. I used to kind of dislike her, but with all the hate she’s getting, I’m leaning toward liking her more just because the people who hate her so much are so ridiculous.

    She’s giving an “interview” to promote a company she has a stake in. That’s all. There’s nothing wrong with it whatsoever. This is an ad, and it’s likely part of her contract, and why the hell not?

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Really? We’re stating true facts. This is all she talks about….which gets tiring. There is no one on here that is saying anything that is untrue or cruel. You can’t honestly tell me that her hair is one half of the equation that made her a star.

      So it’s wrong for us to criticize a woman whose superstardom came partly from how amazing, natural, and easy her hairstyle was, when in reality it’s high maintenance and not her real hair. And now she’s only admitting it because the Friends money dried up. It would be the same if she had fake breasts, and tried to say they were real when she was starting out, and is now only admitting the truth years later…when it’s obvious that they’re fake.

    • Maggie says:

      Agree! These JA threads are awful. They seem to bring out the worst in ppl. If she’s boring, makes crap movies why follow her endlessly and obsessively.

      • Kim1 says:

        The JA threads are no different than Paltrow,Kim K,Halle,Beyonce,Rihanna, Jolie, Salma….threads. If they can be criticized so can she.

      • lisa2 says:

        Well no one has called her a whore or c*** or a druggy or a bit@h or anything like that. most are talking about her hair. Which is fair game since she is promoting a product that she wants people to purchase and is using her hair as an example of the success of that said product.

        If I am selling a product and tell others that I use it then they are going to evaluate me on that product. Some comments maybe be off, but again they are mainly about the context of that “interview” or “infomercial” whatever you want to call it.

        She is lucky… you may want to visit some other celeb post and see how nice the comments about Jennifer actually are.

    • anneesezz says:

      My feelings exactly.

  34. floretta50 says:

    I am not trying to be mean but is Jennifer Aniston mentally slow? Aniston is soon to be 50 years of age. Her conversation should not be about hair, after hair grows out it’s dead. The Rachel is how long ago? On her way to the alter with her new fiance she speaks about Brad Pitt what, she can’t do because of what he needs to do, doesn’t sound normal. Vacations the same place every year Cabo, Mexico. Constant reference to hair and body part. Foor a very famous, rich actress who probably have everything not middle class or poor like many of us her behavior is quite strange.

    • Caro says:

      Exactly! She’ll be living on the fact that Brad gave her the heave-ho for the rest of her life–she complains that people always ask her about it, yet it seems to be front and center of her consciousness. She’s a gigantic bore who makes horrible movies and lives in almost incomprehensible luxury and has never uttered one interesting thing or done anything to make a mark in this world. She is the last person anyone should look up to. Hey, and her hair sucks.

    • Janet says:

      I don’t think she’s mentally show, just monumentally ignorant about a lot of things, and that is due to her colossal egotism. She has no interest in anything that doesn’t affect her personally. Her hair, her clothes, her body and her appearance are her overwhelming concerns, to the point of blocking out everything else. I believe this is why all her relationships eventually fail. She doesn’t care about anything but the image she sees in the mirror.

    • Joanna says:

      I think she’s catering to her audience. I don’t think people want to hear her opinions on global warming in an interview in a magazine. Her publicist team prob tells her what things to discuss to appeal to the target audience. If she discussed politics, people would say, what does an actor know about politics? you know what i mean. she does romcoms so she has to appeal to lovelorn women. its all about marketing to her audience, not that she doesn’t have opinions of her own.

  35. Tasha says:

    Jen reminds me of Gwen all ways talking about how great their hair and to me it never looks good. I find it funny that the celebrities who have fantastic hair are the ones who never talk about it.

    From the pictures for her in New York last month her hair look really bad slit ends, dry and very thin. If this is the result of Living Proof products then I want nothing to do with it or was that the before picture?

  36. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    “It always looks like she just had a romp in bed! I plan to do her hair three hours early, and hopefully she’ll have a romp in bed before the ceremony. ”

    Is it just me or does that just sound weird and creepy? Why would you always want your hair to look like you rolled out of bed?

    • Josephina says:

      What???? Don’t you know…she wants to look sexay!!! Smoking, sizzlin’ hot…LOL!

      You’re not feeling it,… no? The dry, brittle, straw-like, stringy-teased hair does not have you running to buy her new hair product?

      Oh dear…

  37. KCO says:

    I must have seen her without her extensions, because the first thing I noticed was her lack of hair. Seriously, there was so little hair, I was actually confused. She’s also pretty tiny. She was beautiful though, and looked more youthful than in images.

  38. Sandy says:

    Her hair looks like hay to me. She has no substance.

  39. Nicolette says:

    This woman and her hair. Ugh!!!!

  40. M.M. says:

    Come on Kaiser! – your comment “shouldn’t a good conditioner or hot oil treatment take care of many of these problems?” reads like Goop talking to the peasants. As someone who struggles daily with thin, frizzy and breakable hair, I can tell you that those solutions hardly do anything for the problem. That said, Jennifer Aniston’s hair looks like crap, and is so boring. On the other hand, my hair is thin and dry and ends up looking similar so I sympathize. What about Angelina Jolie’s hair? It always looks kind of dry actually, and I wonder if she gets extensions. Of course, when Jolie talks to the media, it’s about breast cancer – alas, not her hair.

  41. The Original G says:

    So, she’s putting the wedding on hold indefinitely so that she can spend more time talking about a haircut she got almost 20 years ago?

  42. Michele says:

    Ok Jen Hens, you’ve read it here now and Marie Claire later….she uses HAIR EXTENSIONS. Just like every other actress in the world. Enough about her average hair….

  43. booger says:

    I’m not a hair expert or anything but do people really think she has amazing hair? It kind of looks limp and greasy to me, and the blond shade she dies it makes it look grey. She looked amazing in Horrible Bosses with dark hair and a fringe, to the point that people were commenting on its youtube trailer link that Brad Pitt was the biggest idiot in the world for leaving her for Jolie.

    • Janet says:

      Aniston’s fans are all about looks. They’re as shallow and superficial as she is.

      • booger says:

        Good lord, really? You’re maligning people and making sweeping generalizations about them just because they like an actress who you don’t like? The people making those comments weren’t her fans, they were random horny teenagers who post on youtube, and their comments were tongue in cheek.

      • booger says:

        I’ve got way better things to do than trawl through celebrity gossip forums for evidence proving that people who are fans of Jennifer Aniston are the scum of the earth.

  44. Mel says:

    I never understood the fuss about “Rachel’s hair”.
    I don’t get the fuss about Catherine’s hair, either.
    Yes, she has nice hair (even though I am not a fan of straightened hair).
    So what? Nothing to envy about either of them, certainly not hair-wise.

  45. Joanna says:

    it bugs me how people say how shallow and superficial she is. does she have to go on and on about all her political, religious, environmental opinions? if she did that, she’d piss someone off and ruin her brand. that’s how she’s stayed around so long, knowing what to say and what not to say. it’s called public relations.

    i work in sales. i’m not going to do a presentation on my political views. smh

    • ??? says:

      I agree with you. JA knows what works for her and sticks with it (as shallow as it may be). Just about all of her peers do it; it’s called career maintenance. As long as it keeps her relevant without garnering too much notoriety …

      My guess is that many of those criticizing JA are the same people who put AJ on a pedestal. Personally, I generally find just about all of those in the Hollywood “soup” uninspiring and manufactured (including both JA and AJ). With the exception of very few actors and actresses, for most high-profile entertainers, personal branding is what sustains careers in Tinseltown, no matter how substantial or inane their public images may seem.

      On another note, I’d venture to guess that the Duchess of Cambridge wears hair extensions, too. Keeping that in mind, I wouldn’t exactly aspire to have her hair, because most of it likely isn’t even real.

  46. booger says:

    Uh, who are you talking to?

    Also, you do realize you’re getting worked up over celebrities you don’t know personally, right?

  47. gefeylich says:

    Wow, Aniston really IS as dumb as a box of rocks.

    That’s the sort of thing Kim Kardashian would say, Jennifer.