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Jennifer Aniston's Hairdresser: I Didn't Want Her Looking Like a Real Housewife

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In case you hadn't heard, Jennifer Aniston got a haircut, her first significant style shakeup in years.

It was unclear why she traded her tried-and-true 'do for a barely shoulder-length bob angled along her jaw line, though.

Irreparable split ends? An unfortunate comparison to someone much older? A hush-hush breakup? She did not mention this when she talked about plans for her 42nd birthday...

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Alas, the real reason is nothing as dramatic as all that.

Aniston—and her locks-smith, Beverly Hills-based stylist-to-the-stars Chris McMillan—simply decided it was a good time for a change.

"We had a blast doing it. And we've always liked this haircut. It's about keeping things simple," McMillan, who created the infamous "Rachel" in 1994, tells Allure.com of the "hairline bob" he crafted for the Just Go With It star.

"I'm loving bobs again," he continues. "I love the girl in the YSL ads. It's a sexy look. The reason that I'm loving a bob at the moment...There are so many long, layered hairstyles and—don't get me wrong, I love that. But The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills all have that. You know what I mean? And what's the opposite direction you can go in?"

Um...toward sanity and class?

Consider Aniston home free then.

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