aniston short hair getty Jennifer Aniston explains why she gave her hair the axeJennifer Aniston is as well know for her hair as she is for her acting. Her famed “Rachel” haircut from the TV show “Friends” became all the rage in the mid-1990s. Well, when the style icon changed her hair in Jan. 2011, she did it with good reason.

The actress, who hacked the bottom off of her golden locks to the shock of many, says to InStyle magazine exactly why she made the change.

“The real reason I cut my hair? My real hair was getting thinned out again from all the extensions. It was starting to look fake,” she tells the publication. Of course this look didn’t last too long as the Aniston has since chosen to grow out her fabled mane.

This is just one of many changes in the life of the A-Lister during 2011. She and boyfriend Justin Theroux recently sent out joint Christmas cards, certainly a big step in any relationship. Of course, we could probably see this coming as the two moved in together over the summer.

Posted by:David Eckstein