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Blake Lively's Hair: Is It Truly Iconic?

Is the Blake the New Rachel?

In the '90s, one hairstyle reigned supreme: the Rachel. When Jennifer Aniston debuted this layered bob for Friends, it seemed like half the women in America followed suit. It truly is the era's iconic haircut. Now, The New York Times makes the case for Blake Lively's hair being the It style for this decade. "Her hair right now is a big trend," said New York stylist Nuri Yurt, adding that it works only for tall, thin women.

Blake Lively does have beautiful hair, but is it groundbreaking and iconic the way the Rachel was? I'm not convinced. What about you — do you think this is the new iconic cut, or is it just a bunch of buzz?

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glammyme glammyme 7 years
Blake needs to give her publicist a raise. I've seen this story everywhere! (PS- should it be, "Is the *Serena* the new Rachel?" PPS- No, it's not : )
m0readventur0us m0readventur0us 7 years
also, 'the Rachel' looks like a hot mess! I can't believe we ever thought that looked good. ah, memories :)
m0readventur0us m0readventur0us 7 years
The long, curly hair is hardly something Blake Lively started...she doesn't even normally wear her hair like that. What's up with the 'must be tall/thin' crap?? I get that your hair shouldn't overwhelm your frame, but length's more of a personal choice.
sealver sealver 7 years
It's not an iconic CUT. It's just long and quite blah, if you ask me.
apothecary06 apothecary06 7 years
vanilla19, I'm the same way, I'm not tall either but I wear my hair long and wavy (though mine is brown). If that's a fashion faux pas, it's one that I'll just keep making, because I like it!
nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 7 years
I disagree. What's the point of having a hairstyle if every other woman out there is wearing the same one?
vanilla19 vanilla19 7 years
I have long blonde hair and I'm short. The horror!
missmari missmari 7 years
It's kind of not even a cut/style. I mean long hair is beautiful, but the Rachel was a distinct cut, or at least a type of cut that could work, as someone else posted, on many women. Lively's hair is kind of just long hair curled and side-parted.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Nope, that's all I can say, and I totally agree with post#22.
Micha22 Micha22 7 years
I'm a bit confused! The picture above of Blake is really not how she regularly wears her hair. She usually goes for more disheveled, naturally wavy, not barrel curls. And I do think it's a trend but I would credit Mary-Kate Olsen more than Blake...
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 7 years
Her hair isn't a cut. It's a style... that I've seen on many women, not just Blake Lively.
apothecary06 apothecary06 7 years
Blake has very nice hair, but it's not a distinctive style the way the Rachel was. And I don't think that the popularity of long, wavy hair can really be attributed to her - it's something that's been considered desirable for a very long time. Watch any shampoo commercial.
zeze zeze 7 years
Blake's hair is not really something a stylist can create, she was born with long blond hair. So it can't really qualify for iconic style/cut. And the dude in the article is dumb, long, healthy hair is nice on tons of people, not just tall and thin, it depends more on the shape of the face than anything.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
P.S. That Rachel 'do is so ridiculous looking right now. I can't help but laugh.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
It's just long, blonde hair. How is that iconic?
bisou002 bisou002 7 years
Blake's style is boring. If a friend of mine told me she got her hair done to look like Blake Lively, I'd respond with something along the lines of, "oh, so it's...long?" How boring.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I don't think this can be equated to the "Rachel". While lots of younger women may be going out and styling their hair this way, I don't think this has reached the mass appeal that the Rachel did. Women of all ages went and got the Rachel. They grew their hair out to that length, chopped long hair off, got the highlights. It definitely was it's own hair movement. Whereas this is mostly be emulated by women who already have long hair that just needs to have a barrel curl added to it.
CashBunny CashBunny 7 years
I agree with genesisrocks but I do think that Blake rocks it best. :)
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
No, this look was popular pre-Blake
Retro-Bunny Retro-Bunny 7 years
While it's not a 'cut', it is a style that I've seen everywhere on my campus. It doesn't matter if the girl has dark hair, light hair, pink hair. 80% of the girls at my college have this hair style. Of course, it's not a bad style, but when most of the population wears their hair like this, you get a little sick of it. Uh, only tall thin women can wear this? Woah, there buddy. That's a little bit of a hasty judgement.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
I disagree that to be iconic it needs to work on all women, it just needs to be distinguishable and it needs to have a name. With "the Rachel" cut, it was everywhere you looked and it was immediately recognizable.
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