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The model has made no secret of the fact that her 1966 haircut made her career, taking her from a pretty model to an instantly recognizable superstar.
Let’s call it Hairgate: Did Doherty's 1994 haircut get her booted from playing Brenda Walsh in 90210? Or did she lose her job thanks to Tori Spelling running to her father with all the drama Doherty was starting? The world may never know, but Doherty ended up sporting a rad short crop.
Which came first: the haircut or the blockbuster career? In Aniston's case, the two were neck and neck. She was already America’s sweetheart in 1994, but "The Rachel" was the haircut that launched a thousand imitators. Years later, Aniston called it “the ugliest haircut I've ever seen.”
What started as a prank Russell played on Felicity co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams ended in a summer '99 chop that few of us can forget. Between the first and second seasons of filming the hit show, the star chopped her cascading locks into a short, curly pixie cut. She called it liberating, but ratings dropped, which spurred press conferences, articles, and a slight bit of hair hysteria.
Choppy, short, and perfectly representative of the beauty world moving into the 21st century, Ryan’s textured cut shifted the direction of hairstyle trends. It also launched the career of Sally Hershberger, who would later become one of the most influential hairstylists in the industry. “Somehow, the haircut I did on her became so iconic,” Hershberger told Yahoo! Beauty. “That was my thing: I would take short hair and make it look cool.”