Courteney Cox’s New Shaggy Bob Is the Perfect Summer Hairstyle

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Eagle-eyed fans are buzzing with speculation after Courteney Cox seemingly unveiled a chic new shaggy bob in an Instagram Reel posted on June 10th. The 59-year-old actress jumped on the TikTok trend of asking moms about their ’80s dance moves, but it was her apparent haircut that stole the spotlight, leaving many of her followers more fixated on her hair transformation than her nostalgic grooves.

In the video, she sports beachy waves and a side part, and as she dances, her 15 million followers catch a glimpse of her shoulder-length mane. The video flashes to her iconic performance in Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 music video for “Dancing in the Dark.” During that era, Cox sported a bixie cut—a stylish fusion of a pixie and bob—which her character Monica Geller embraced throughout most of the beloved TV series Friends.

Cox’s latest choppy bob may not be as short as her iconic bixie, but it’s certainly a departure from her longer look just a couple of months ago. Back in April, at Deadline Contenders Television at Paramount Studios, she flaunted notably longer locks, parted down the center and styled in relaxed, beachy waves.

Courteney Cox attends Deadline Contenders Television at Paramount Studios
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Cox’s bob puts her in good company, as her former Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston is also rocking a similar style. Aniston was recently captured at the Emmy FYC Event for Apple TV+’s The Morning Show at Paramount Studios, showcasing her short bob in a sleek, straight style with a side part.

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Jennifer Aniston attends the Emmy FYC Event for Apple TV+’s The Morning Show at Paramount Studios
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Much like Cox, Aniston’s haircut has long been associated with her since Friends aired. Dubbed the “Rachel” after her character Rachel Green, it’s recognized for its layered, shoulder-length style with face-framing layers. While her current look differs from her past signature style, it’s undeniably on trend. In a previous interview with NewBeauty, professional hairstylist Artur Kirsh noted that bobs and lobs are among the trendiest hairstyles for spring.

Celebrity hairstylist Jill Buck added that big chops as a whole are having a moment. “We’ve been seeing it more and more, but starting 2024 with a new fresh cut has been the trend of the season and what I think will be the trend of the year,” she said. “Celebs like Hailey Bieber, Zendaya, Julianne Hough and Jewel have all made the move. There is something so refreshing about cutting off old energy and unhealthy ends. I personally cut 14” off and love it!”

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