STYLE & BEAUTY
10/10/2014 02:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Behold, The Most Famous TV Hairstyles Of All Time

When we reflect on TV hairstyles that have made a huge impact on our personal style, we can't help but namedrop Lucille Ball's curly pompadour, Jennifer Aniston's "The Rachel," Farrah Fawcett's feathered flip or even the Kardashians' down-to-there hair extensions (though we've learned the hard way what fake hair does to our heads).

Needless to say, we are still inspired by TV hair when it comes to choosing our next cut or color. And, at least according to Living Proof celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan (aka the man behind "The Rachel" on "Friends"), that inspiration comes from our weekly connection with the characters.

"Rachel significantly changed her hair from the beginning. First season of the pilot, her hair is worn natural and darker. Then right after the pilot, I cut it and you definitely saw a transformation," McMillan told HuffPost Style. "It was like, 'Oh, look! Rachel blow dried it straighter and her layers are getting longer and her bangs are getting shorter."

Looking back, it's worth noting that Aniston's iconic TV hairdo is one of the earliest examples of the popular lob haircut that so many celebs love today.

Hairdresser to the stars Ted Gibson seconds McMillan adding, "These TV characters become a part of our lives -- it's only natural to want to emulate them. I always say that hair changes everything. Hair changes a woman's outlook on her life, her career, family and love. Think about Keri Russell's 'Felicity.' Viewers loved her for her luscious, long, curly hair. Women everywhere were happy to wear their natural curls and bought into all kinds of mousses, gels and serums to keep their curls voluminous and frizz free. People connected to her because of her hair, and once she chopped it off, the show soon ended."

Check out some of the most memorable small screen 'dos below, and tell us which you think is the most famous of all time.

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