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Exclusive Photos: Jennifer Aniston's Stylist Dishes On Whether She's Used to the Bob (and What Was Up With Those Extensions)

02/20/2014 at 04:49 PM ET

Jennifer Aniston hair Living ProofCourtesy Living Proof

How smart is Jennifer Aniston? Her role as an investor in Living Proof haircare means she gets tons of super-luxe blowouts (for work, of course) and lots of quality time with her BFF Chris McMillan. And we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at photos from her most recent shoot for the brand‘s ad campaign for PHD Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as some hair scoop from her longtime stylist McMillan — including whether she’s adjusted to her recent short cut. (After all, she did add extensions recently.)

Since McMillan was there for the big chop, who better to dish on how it went down? “Jen cut her hair because she wanted a change. It was a spur of the moment decision but she’s really happy with it,” he says. And as for her initial reaction (“The minute I cut my hair I want it back. Always. It’s a guarantee. I’m trying really hard to love this one,” she told Elle UK) he says she’s totally digging it now. “It’s common to be unsure about a major hair change right after it happens. You look in the mirror for a week or so and forget you look different! It was definitely an adjustment but she loves it.”

So what was with those extensions we saw a few weeks ago? “The extensions were just for a project she was working on!” he says. “She only had them for a few days while shooting.”

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Jennifer Aniston hair Living ProofCourtesy Living Proof

For the photoshoot, Aniston is still sporting her old haircut, giving it the full wind-machine/model treatment. She looks fab, but seeing the old cut makes us realize how much we’re into the new cut — it’s a fun, fresher look for the actress, so we’re glad to hear that she’s now loving it short.

And though we’re not quite prepared to assign deeper meaning to Aniston’s bob, McMillan says that a haircut does say a lot about a person. “A haircut often conveys someone’s personality,” he shares. “If they just get a trim regularly then they are often consistent, have found a style that works with them and sticks to it. For someone who gets dramatically different cuts every time, they are often more spontaneous and like to try new things. However, none of this is true in Hollywood where hair, like clothing and make-up, changes for roles, particular special events or just to create a new look!”

What are your most recent thoughts on Aniston’s hair? Have you tried the Living Proof products? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Michelle Tan

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Belinda Holbrook on

She is so boring at this point!!

Patti on

What a shock, Aniston talking about hair, next it will be yoga, tanning and laser porn.
Theroux must be so glad to be filming in NYC, poor beggar, must be bored out of his tiny mind.

Marcia on

The break up cover story should come any day now. Headshot of JA, “Jen Faces the Future.” The story will say that she and Theroux remain friends, but they loved opposite coasts and couldn’t make a go of it. JA is finding comfort in yoga, Courteney Cox and upcoming movie projects. She hopes to direct one day. The End.

Patti on

These Ads could not play in England, because a product has to prove it does what it claims.
Her is skim is leathery and she is always pictured coming out of a skin care place, that don’t sell six dollar cream.
Her hair is destroyed from over twenty years of bleaching and extensions, why do you think she have to cut it.
Plastic bottles filling up the landfills.
Every thing about her is fake, nose, breast, hair and eye color, if her lips are moving she is lying.

june on

Annie, no one is jealous of her.
I would hate to be 45 and the only interesting thing about me was my hair! I’d be embarrassed.
What is there to be jealous of besides her money? Not her average looks, bland personality, free loader boyfriend, racist BFFs like C.Handler, bad acting,….the list goes on.

sas on

She should never cut her hair. Her hair is her signature trademark. She’s beautiful with long hair.

Dina on

The only thing this woman is worthy to talk is about her hair !!! WTF is wrong with her? Does she do anything to help the needy, cancer research, support the troops, I mean, really, nothing about her???

Dee on

I can relate. I recently chopped off my naturally curly hair. It was just below my shoulders, I got it cut really short. I now wish I didn’t do it. I know it will take time to adjust but the adjustment period is killing me.

Jane on

One of the terms I wish could be banished from conversation is “hater”. Or if you don’t agree or like someone’s behavior or looks, then that person is “jealous”. Hating someone you have never met is a waste of time, so it is silly to think that someone on the internet “hates” a stranger. Just don’t have the time or energy for such silliness.

I just personally don’t find her attractive nor do I think she has such great hair. I have never understood the fuss over her hair. There are so many more women and even men for that matter that have better hair. Her’s just seems over processed and thin, since she (like so many others) relies on extensions for length and body. So, just not something to be “jealous” of.

barbara hawkins on

I did not see a pic of a new short cut? where is it?

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