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Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her New Hairstyle as She Heads Back to Work

The actor revealed a lighter blonde 'do as she films the second season of The Morning Show.

Jennifer Aniston is getting back in the swing of things. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the actor shared a couple of photos of herself and her hairstylist, Chris McMillan, getting her prepped to shoot Season 2 of The Morning Show. In the Instagram selfies, Aniston shows off her new hairstyle, which is looking a little lighter than her usual honey blonde.

Aniston captioned the post, "Aaand, we're back…" along with a clapperboard emoji and a star eyes emoji. In her Instagram Story, she posted a photo of McMillan along with makeup artist Angela Levin and wrote, "Dream Team."

For more on Aniston, her longtime relationship with McMillan, and The Morning Show Season 2, keep reading. And for the moment this star wants you to forget, check out Jennifer Aniston Says This Was Her Most Embarrassing Moment.

Aniston's fellow actors love her new look and can't wait for the new season.

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Jennifer Aniston/Instagram

Aniston has 36 million followers on Instagram, so, obviously, she gets a lot of likes and comments on her posts. This particular one has nearly 4 million likes, and she received a ton of comments from her fellow actor friends. Charlize Theron commented, "About time!!!" Aniston's Friends co-star and real-life BFF Courteney Cox said, "Gorgeous girl." Gwyneth Paltrow wrote, "Here they go!" Rita Wilson added, "Welcome back!!! Miss you!" And Julianne Moore commented, "Hello cuties!!" And that's really just scratching the surface.

And for another new style getting a lot of attention, check out Ricky Martin Just Revealed a Shocking New Look.

McMillan has been working with Aniston since he invented "The Rachel."

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Jennifer Aniston/Instagram

While Aniston marked the return of The Morning Show with pictures of herself and McMillan, he isn't only her hairstylist for this role. The two have been working together ever since her Friends days, and he is actually the one who invented "The Rachel"—Aniston's iconic haircut from the show.

Aniston honored her friend at the InStyle awards in 2018. "I just have a few things to say about you," she said. "You're one of the most passionate and kind human beings that I've had the good fortune of getting to know and I get to call you my family. I feel blessed every day for that. We're going on almost 25 years together, which is shocking to me." During her speech, Aniston also admitted that she could never style "The Rachel" the way he did for Friends in her real life.

For another flashback to Aniston's time on Friends, see why Cole Sprouse Says Jennifer Aniston Made His "Friends" Role "Quite Difficult."

Aniston's The Morning Show co-star Reese Witherspoon cheered her on.

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On The Morning Show, Aniston plays Alex Levy, co-host of the titular Today-inspired morning news program. And her adversary/co-host, Bradley Jackson, is played by Reese Witherspoon, who is equally amped to be back to work. She responded to Aniston's Instagram with, "YES WE ARE!!" with a pink heart emoji.

Witherspoon has been awaiting the show's return for months. In October, she tweeted, "And We are Bacccckkkkk!" along with a link to a Deadline story about the show resuming production on Season 2 after having to stop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Deadline report explains that filming for the second season had been shutdown in March and was scheduled to resume on Oct. 19. But it seems as though filming probably had to shutdown again, as evidenced by Aniston's Instagram post and the recent state of the pandemic in California

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The first season was a success—with some reservations.

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Jennifer Aniston/Instagram

It's been over a year now since Season 1 of The Morning Show premiered in Nov. 2019. The show received mixed reviews, but it did earn numerous award show nominations, including several for Aniston, specifically. The actor won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and she was also nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

And for some of Aniston's work that didn't exactly earn raves, here is The Worst Jennifer Aniston Movie of All Time, According to Critics.

Lia Beck
Lia Beck is a writer living in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to Best Life, she has written for Refinery29, Bustle, Hello Giggles, InStyle, and more. Read more
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