Bella Hadid's 'Sachel' hair look is a modern take on the iconic Rachel Cut

Could we BE more obsessed with Bella Hadid's 'Sachel' cut? See what we did there?

(R) Jennifer Aniston as 'Rachel Green' from Friends in a template side by side with Model, Bella Hadid smiling when pictured in NYC 2022
(Image credit: (R) Alamy: ©Warner Bros/ Landmark Media | (L) Getty Images: Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

Bella Hadid's 'Sachel' hairstyle puts a modern spin on one of the most iconic 90s hairstyles of all time—the Rachel Cut. Here's how to recreate her seriously nostalgic look, in the salon and at home!

If you're a lover of Friends and all things 90s beauty—you'll no doubt have had a healthy obsession with both Monica's hair and Rachel's haircut, which was famously dubbed the 'Rachel Cut' and had 90s viewers sprinting to the salon with a picture of her season one look. Now Bella and hairstylist Syd Hayes have put a twist on the OG and is ideal for anyone currently rocking the 'shag' hair look, hence the name...

This hair look is a wins on two counts, first of all, it's Bella Hadid who's rocking it and when it comes to trends—Bella's word is gold. This 'Sachel' look is now joining the evergrowing list of Bella-approved hair looks, like the 'Bella Hadid bun' which went viral in 2021.

The second is that it blends so perfectly with all of the current hair trends, like fringe hairstyles (as Bella herself now has wispy bangs!), layers and in particular 90s blowouts—because this look is all about VOLUME.

What is Bella Hadid's 'Sachel' cut? 

The 'Sachel' was brought to us by celeb hairstylist Syd Hayes, who described it to Vogue as: "When a shag haircut meets a Rachel!”

It's basically the perfect way to grow out your short, choppy shag hairstyle—which is also very in right now—especially, Hayes says if you have 'naturally straight or slightly wavy hair.'

What to ask your hairstylist for

To get the look at your local salon, Hayes says: “If you’ve been growing out a shag, this is the perfect moment to rock the modern Rachel—ask your hairdresser to keep the shape around your face a little longer but keep the sliced layers.

Stylist Ricky Walters and founder of SALON 64 add that layers are definitely the key to this look. He says it's a "loose undone hairstyle that squeezes plenty of layers to frame the face."

As for the length to go for, Walters says to go for 'a little below the collar bone,' as this look is "ideal for those with medium-thickness hair and some natural movement or wave in the hair."

How to style it at home

As for styling this effortless look, Walters says 'less is more,' it's supposed to look a little tousled and messy. Plus, we'd also like to point out that this 'Sachel' hair look will pair perfectly with Bella's other current fave, the Y2K headband trend!

"It’s all about enhancing your hair's natural texture. Simply blast your hair upside down on a slow speed and hot heat until 90% dry. The last 10% can be smoothed over with a large round brush," Walter advises.

We'd also recommend snapping up one of the Dyson dupes, for that classic blowout look—but don't forget to apply a heat protector to your ends, or invest in some of the best Olaplex products to keep your hair healthy, even with lots of styling!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.