Courteney Cox encourages Reese Witherspoon to make dramatic hairstyle change—"Why not?"

Courteney Cox was quick to approve of Reese Witherspoon's new hairstyle idea

Courteney Cox tells Reese Witherspoon to change hairstyle
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Courteney Cox has nudged Reese Witherspoon to embrace a whole new hairdo after the Legally Blonde star asked fans for approval on chopping her locks. 

The Friends icon got straight to the point when her fellow A-lister proposed a hair makeover, urging her to go through with the dramatic transformation. 

In the caption of a recent photo with her lookalike daughter, Ava, Reese wrote, "My girl ❤ *also: should I get bangs?" The Oscar-winner is clearly inspired by her 21-year-old child's effortless long hairstyle, which features a Gen Z middle parting and wavy bangs. 

Courteney, who has been spotted hanging out with Reese in the past, was quick to give her celebrity pal's idea the greenlight. 

"I mean...why not?" she replied, adding a fire emoji to highlight her approval. 

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Courteney Cox-Arquette and Reese Witherspoon during A Night At The Comedy Store To Benefit The EB Medical Research Foundation Sponsored By Kinerase - Inside at Comedy Store in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for RPMC)

Courteney Cox and Reese Witherspoon are known to be friends 

(Image credit: (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for RPMC))

Courteney wasn't the only Hollywood star to weigh in on the discussion. Zooey Deschanel, who has been known to rock a fringe herself, was also in favor of the plan. 

"Yes! Get bangs! Also you look like sisters," she wrote. 

While redoing one's hair can feel like a daunting change, bangs on Reese wouldn't exactly be unchartered territory. 

The Walk the Line star has grown a fringe multiple times over the years, blowdrying it in both a straight and shaggy finish. The classic hairstyle also has romantic connations for the actress, who wore it when tying the knot with husband Jim Toth in 2011. Reese Witherspoon shared a throwback picture to celebrate her 10 year wedding anniversary, showcasing a platinum blonde side fringe against an ethereal veil. If she plans to recreate her daughter's image, however, it looks like she'll go for a more symmetrical style. 

The hairdo post comes just a week after Reese Witherspoon shared rare behind-the-scenes photos to celebrate Legally Blonde's 20th anniversary. The post included several pictures from the set of the iconic comedy, including one of Elle Woods kissing Emmett with her beloved dog, Bruiser.


Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.