Courtney Cox has had more or less the same hairstyle for what feels like forever. She prefers it wavy and cut just below her shoulders with a sleek middle part. Or well, she did, that is — until now. In a surprising turn of events, the 56-year-old actor has gotten bangs. And not just any bangs, but super-cool, ’70s-style bangs that are long and slightly shaggy.
While the Friends star has yet to share a photo of her new fringe, the man behind the magic — aka hairstylist Chris McMillan — didn’t waste any time showing off her new look on social media. He posted an adorable selfie of Cox in a baker boy-style hat, with the caption, “#bangs @courteneycoxofficial @jenniferaniston #approved Every time I bang Courtney she always says ‘how fast does hair grow a month?’ 😂 lol!!!! Bangs for #fall COURTENEY.”
Naturally, Cox’s fans are obsessed with her new look (as are we). They’re leaving comments on McMillan’s post like, “she looks amazing 😍❤️,” “Phew, what a Qweeen!👑❤️,” and “Monica ‘Bang’.”
In regards to the latter comment, one of the last times Cox had fringe was when she played Monica on Friends — specifically in seasons one and two. She also experimented with baby bangs in Scream 3, which debuted in 2000.
The bangs she has now are decidedly different than both of the aforementioned styles though. As mentioned above, they’re longer, slightly shaggy, and more low-maintenance than short straight-across bangs because they don’t need to be styled as much.
Props to Cox for trying a completely new look this season — and to McMillan for making her fringe look so fabulous.
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