The "Rachel" haircut — famously popularized by Jennifer Aniston and her character on Friends — has been an iconic hairstyle for decades, and its impact was so far-reaching in the '90s that even superstars like Mariah Carey found a way to get in on the fun . . . sort of. Over the weekend following the long-awaited debut of Friends: The Reunion on HBO Max, Carey did some reminiscing and shared a throwback photo of herself during a performance, pointing out in the caption that she, too, once rocked the famous layered bob. In the photo, the singer is seen wearing her shoulder-length hair in a half-up style with a chunky fringe.
"A sad attempt at the Rachel hairdo 😂," the caption reads. Aniston later caught wind of the photo and reference and politely disagreed with Carey's insistence that the haircut was a failure, writing "LOVE IT 🔥" in the comments.
We guess no style can be that bad when you've got a nod of approval from the originator herself.