As a celebrity hairstylist in Hollywood, Chris McMillan has tended to many A-list tresses, including red carpet regulars such as Michelle Williams and Kate Hudson, whose hair he styled for Sunday night's Academy Awards.
The Los Angeles-based McMillan, however, may be most famous for being actress Jennifer Aniston's go-to hair guy and the creator of the oft-requested "Rachel" cut in the 1990s.
"I always knew I was going to do hair," says the 49-year-old in a phone interview with Urban the day after the Academy Awards, noting that he was interested in his mother's coifs even as an eight-year-old.
He now splits his time at his salon, working on magazine photo shoots, and with individual clients. McMillan has also come aboard as celebrity hairstylist for Living Proof, a science-based haircare brand backed by Aniston.
He adds: "It means I'm never bored!"
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Jennifer introduced me to Living Proof about two years ago, and we both decided to work with the brand together. I especially like that the styling products treat instead of damage hair.
For her Oscar look, we were inspired by the slightly 1940s feel of her Atelier Versace dress. The asymmetrical hairstyle helps keep her look modern. I blow dried the hair with a round brush and added some curl later on. It took about an hour from start to finish.
I do Michelle's hair too and she has a short cut that suits her. It's very modern.