Jennifer Aniston's bob has a key summer '24 theme

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Jennifer Aniston's bob has a key summer '24 themeAxelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston has long served as hairstyle inspiration to onlookers; from the moment she debuted what became dubbed as 'The Rachel' circa 1995 in iconic sitcom Friends, renditions of her haircuts have rebounded far and wide. Whether short and shaggy, long, straight and swishy, or in between with beachy texture, her looks have been embedded on mood boards far and wide.

Her latest haircut, a sleek bob, has become yet another addition. Since stepping out at this year's SAG Awards with the shorter hair bearing some nonchalant '90s minimalism in execution, Aniston has motivated our spring/summer hair choices.

It's not only the length of her hair – now a lightly layered chin-grazing cut – but the styling, too. Since the SAG Awards debut, she's been photographed at PaleyFest 2024 and the Emmy FYC Event, each time nodding to a key theme in hair for this year: asymmetry.

jennifer aniston bob haircut 2024
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jennifer aniston bob haircut 2024
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While partings oscillate from side to centre seasonally, there's also been a big move towards millennial-eque side fringes and side-swept down 'dos in general this year. As hair trend forecaster Tom Smith tells us, all of this connotes femininity and ties into the sartorial mood of 'old money', thanks to the the glamour and luxuriousness that comes with it. But when it comes to side partings in particular, he confirms that they are specifically trending.

"Side partings were popular this spring and not only remain popular but are getting further and further to the side," he notes. While Aniston offers a more timeless take on the look for us all, this season the trend can also be seen styled "super flipped over from the outside edge of the head," adds Smith, which "can be worn on almost any length of hair".

jennifer aniston bob haircut 2024
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That's not to say the middle part is 'out', of course – a detail such as where you wear your hair can be completely meaningless as much as it can be very purposeful. But if you're tempted to shift your style for summer and want to try something temporary over permanent, it can't hurt to let Aniston incentivise you once more.

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