Mariah Carey Reveals How Jennifer Aniston Inspired Her

Mariah Carey recently released an Instagram throwback pic to her 10 million followers explaining exactly how she was inspired by Jennifer Aniston aka Rachel Green on "Friends". She shared, "#FBF A sad attempt at the Rachel hairdo [laugh cry emoji] #friends" (via Instagram). Carey is referring to Jennifer Aniston's iconic haircut during her time on the "Friends" TV show, which came to be called "The Rachel." Carey's pic shows herself with an adorable layered cut inspired by Aniston's style. "The Rachel" led beauty trends worldwide and fans were loving Carey's photo with frequent comments referencing a love for the haircut, throwback, and of course, Mariah.

Hair experts describe this throwback style as blond highlights over light brown hair with face-framing layers and a side part (via All Things Hair). So popular was this style that it has recently experienced a revival that some refer to as the "Rachel 2.0." This new look has also been spotted on celebs, including Hailey Baldwin, Jennifer Lopez, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Sophia Richie.

Clearly, Carey is not alone in her love for this retro look.

Friends inspired us throughout the '90s

"Friends" was perhaps the zeitgeist of the '90s, inspiring haircuts, fashion, interior decorating, coffee choice, and even social interaction. Mariah Carey (pictured above in her "Rachel" attempt) was in great company with those who fondly remember the series. On the recent "Friends" reunion show on HBO, multiple celebrations shared their fandom (via Variety). Lady Gaga added her own rendition of "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow's Phoebe. Justin Bieber and Cara Delevingne modeled some showstopping outfits. Other celebrity appearances and tributes included Tom Selleck, Cindy Crawford, and multiple secondary cast members, proving the appeal of "Friends" as timeless, for both young and old. 

And if there's one thing that could make this entire experience of Mariah Carey shouting out Jennifer Aniston even sweeter? Aniston herself gave a nod to Carey's shared pic. Discovering the photo online, Aniston wrote, "LOVE IT [flame emoji]" (via Billboard).

Clearly fans have got "all the feels," so please give us a moment while we start streaming and flipping through hairstylist boards on Insta now.