Last week, Jennifer Aniston pleasantly surprised us by sporting a fishtail braid—her first ever to our knowledge. And now her longtime hairstylist Chris McMillian is dishing on the ‘do. Oh, and not to worry, he does indeed shared a simple step-by-step so you can copy the look—’cause you know you wanna!
Can you tell us a little about last week’s Living Proof shoot?
This was a shoot to try out different looks on Jen for Living Proof Instant Texture Mist. We really wanted to get creative and have fun. The shoot was at my salon, so we were super-relaxed and just focused picking a look and having fun.
We’ve never seen Aniston with a fishtail bird (or any side braid) before…Why did you choose that style?
Jen and I both really loved this look. We wanted to try something different that would be great for the summer. Jen really wanted to try something new and she loved it. We also were going for a dramatic look with the braid, which is why we used extensions. It is a look that’s fun, easy but also really edgy.
Can you give us a step-by-step of how to recreate the style?
Spray the hair with Living Proof Instant Texture Mist and run through with your fingers. Then, pull the hair to same side as your bangs. Divide your hair into two large sections, parting straight down the middle. For a sharper look, you can use a comb to part your hair evenly.
Keep alternating sides, weaving over and under, until you reach the bottom of the braid.
Wrap a rubber band around the bottom of the braid. If you want a more polished look, wrap one strand around the band and tuck into the band from the bottom.
Pull a thin strand of hair from the outside of the left section. Pull it over the top of the left section, and grasp it under the right section. In other words, the strand of hair has gone over the left section and finishes under the right section.
Repeat on the right side. Pull a skinny strand of hair from the outside of the right section, pull it over the right section, then weave it under the left section.
What are your hair predictions for fall?
Low ponytails are really hot right now. Pulled back hair with natural texture is also big. I love the sort of “lived in” texture look that is super effortless and easy. I also think redheads will make a big come back this fall.
Fact: We have never seen Jennifer Aniston’s hair like this before.
Yes, it appears Jen, the world’s most well-known creature of hair habit, has tried out a new ‘do. The former Friends star, who let’s be honest, has basically been sporting the same long and loose look for the last two decades, is rocking a side braid. And not just any side braid, a trendy fishtail effect.
The star’s longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan, posted a snapshot of the woven look on Instagram Friday morning, affectionately adding “#ilovethisgirl” to the caption.
Of course, it’s not as if Aniston never switches up her hairstyle. But usually she opts for a cut or a slight color change. Rarely (if ever) has she sported an updo that’s not a ponytail.
She has, however, added braids to her mane before. Most notably, she debuted a subtle French braid to her hairline at the 2009 Oscars and also an edgier version of the plait while at the 2013 Spike TV Guys’ Choice Awards.
She’s made some smart career decisions over the years, and now Sandra Bullock has landed at the top of the Highest Earning Actress in Hollywood list from Forbes magazine.
According to the numbers, the “Gravity” gal snagged $51 million in earnings from June 2014 to June 2014, and she’s out in front by a large margin.
Coming in second, Jennifer Lawrence earned $34 million thanks to “American Hustle,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
Jennifer Aniston came in third with $31 million, Gwyneth Paltrow landed at #4 with $19 million and Angelina Jolie tied with Cameron Diaz for fifth with $18 million.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston have been engaged since 2012, but the Leftovers actor still takes the time to dote on the Friends alum. A couple of hours into Aniston’s photo shoot with longtime stylist and Living Proof business partner Chris McMillan on Monday, July 28, Theroux took it upon himself to surprise her with a visit, a source tells Us Weekly.
“Justin actually showed up as a surprise to Jen,” the insider tells Us. “He turned up a couple of hours into the shoot. She was nearing the end of the shoot when he snuck in to say ‘Hi.’”
Aniston, who arrived at the shoot solo looking effortlessly chic in blue jeans and a white top, was overtaken with joy at the sight of her husband-to-be.
“She clearly wasn’t expecting to see Justin because she squealed when he showed up,” the insider added. “They hugged and he gave her a kiss and then he watched the end of the job.”
After putting in good work, the couple then enjoyed some downtime with her hair guru.
The We’re The Millers actress recently opened up to Women’s Wear Daily about Theroux, gushing, “He’s so graceful and utterly kind and golden. He’s just so beautiful and handsome to me.”
Jennifer Aniston has decided to go for the beach motif! Aniston’s wedding planner Kevin Lee spilled that the Friends alum will be tying the knot with Justin Theroux at a beach outside the country. According to a report by Hello Magazine, Jennifer has decided to take her special event to a seaside far away from Hollywood, in a “beach meets California modern chic” type of ceremony.
Kevin, who also arranged Aniston’s ceremony with Brad Pitt in 2000, revealed that the event will be done outside the U.S. He confirmed that Jennifer’s wedding would be held in a fun, “ideal location”:
“Beach weddings are a lot of fun because there are ton of beautiful venues and ocean views. It is the ideal location. There is definitely a trend in summer wedding right now. This year we are doing with more a vintage style. It is more grey, comfortable and earthy tones with the flowers,”
When Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston began dating in 2011, the tabloids certainly took notice. For Theroux, that meant assuming a much more public profile.
“My life changed a lot,” he told Elle magazine. “More people are like, ‘Hey, man!’ And I don’t think that’s from my role in John Adams. But it only changed as much as I engaged with it, and I learned very quickly: Don’t ever engage with it. Just JKL [just keep living].” Theroux, 42, and Aniston, 45, got engaged nearly two years ago. Prior to their relationship, Theroux enjoyed a relatively low-key life, while working on high-profile projects. Learning to deal with the constant glare of the paparazzi “was a learning curve,” he said.
“It wasn’t as traumatic as you might expect. It’s just annoying,” he said. “Occasionally you’ll get a stewardess congratulating you, on, I don’t know, whatever, some three-headed baby we just had.”
However, the tabloid rumors don’t bother Theroux, who is currently writing a sequel to “Zoolander” with Ben Stiller, as much as the melodrama of the fake stories.
“I can’t get over how terrible the narrative is, just how poorly written it is,” he said. “It’s worse than a telenova. … Like, ‘They’re broken up, they’re together, they’re storming out, storming in, rushing out, rushing in.’ They make every celebrity look like a schizophrenic.”
It’s taken more than three years, but Jennifer Aniston’s second fragrance is here!
Jennifer launched her first eponymous fragrance back in 2011, and now she’s back with another fresh and crisp scent for the season: J by Jennifer Aniston.
The perfume is bright, clean and refreshing—basically, imagine if you could bottle the beach. Her new fragrance has gorgeous notes of magnolia, freesia and sandalwood.
This is just the kind of effortless blend of scents that we would expect from the consistently classic Jennifer Aniston. Nothing too heavy or overly-flowery from her—not a chance.
The shape of the bottle is almost identical to her first, with the exception of its sea blue color—totally reminiscent of the ocean.
Jennifer somehow always manages to look like she just came back from a relaxing walk alongside the beach, her hair getting gently misted by the sea spray. So we’d say this scent is pretty much perfect for her.
Not to mention, we kind of like that she made us wait a few years. Some celebs roll out their new scents one after the next, but Jennifer took her time with this one—meaning it’s gotta be good.
Jennifer Aniston is betrokken geraakt bij een auto-ongeluk toen ze achtervolgd werd door de paparazzi. Dit meldt OK!.
De actrice deed een Friends-reünie met collega’s Courteney Cox en Lisa Kudrow, waarbij ze gezellig gingen dineren in Beverly Hills. Onderweg naar huis ging het mis. Volgens het tijdschrift wilde de chauffeur van Jennifer de aanwezige fotografen ontwijken. Helaas liep dit niet helemaal volgens plan en reed hij tegen een muur aan.
Gelukkig raakte er niemand ernstig gewond. Hoeveel schade de auto heeft opgelopen is niet bekend.
Ik heb scans toegevoegd van Jennifer in de Britse ‘Look’ Magazine, van 7 juli 2014. Bekijk de scans hieronder of in de gallery.
- Magazine Scans > 2014 > ‘Look’ Magazine UK 7 July 2014
They’re quite the showbiz couple and Jennifer Aniston made sure she was front-and-center as he boyfriend Justin Theroux’s new HBO series “The Leftovers” made its premiere in New York City last night (June 23). Sporting a snazzy black getup, the “We’re the Millers” hottie was all smiles as she arrived on her hunky beau’s arm at the NYU Skirball Center.
- 001. Appearances > + 2014 > June 23rd: “The Leftovers” New York Premiere