The 'Rachel Green' cut is back for 2021- why celebs are loving this feathered style

The Duchess of Cambridge is even channeling the Rachel Green cut now...

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The Rachel Green cut - all bouncy layers and feathering - dominated the second half of the '90s and right now it’s enjoying a major revival in the best possible way. 

Jennifer Aniston first debuted the style on Friends in 1995. 26 years later, Hollywood and a certain Duchess have jumped on the trend and we're getting our best hair straighteners out to recreate the look.

It all started with Selena Gomez back in March last year when her hairstylist Marissa Marino revealed the details on Instagram, 'Selena on @kellyclarksonshow today! It’s a great interview so be sure to watch! ✨  hair inspo was 'The Rachel' meets Goldie Hawn in First Wives Club 😉 ' 

One of the best long hairstyles around if you ask us! 

Then Chrissy Teigen opted for an updated version of the ‘Rachel Green cut' to close out 2020, courtesy of hairstylist Tracey Cunningham.  In an Instagram video, the star revealed heavy layers, flipped out ends and fresh golden-blonde highlights with brighter blonde placed solidly on the front. 

And now Kate Middleton is channeling her very own inner Rachel Green - albeit the 'Rachel' with grown-out, swishy poker-straight hair in the infamous Bruce Willis episode, 'The One Where Paul’s The Man'.  

Deviating from her signature full-volume, bouncy blow-dry, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed super sleek, tonged layers in an emotional video of herself and William thanking NHS works on their Kensington Royal Instagram account.

At the time, Jennifer Aniston reportedly didn't love the 'Rachel' - it seems even Royalty is out to prove her wrong these days.

Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.