Not to be outdone by her ‘Friends’ costar, Jennifer Aniston makes us all glad we waited a few years to copy her hairstyle.

Thank goodness "The Rachel" came much later -- and at the hands of a professional.

Jen chose to go for a simple approach to her prom, wearing a plain black dress (she still wears lot of those) and a dangling necklace -- all of which did nothing to detract from the crimping-iron-related mishap on her head.

Going with her is probably her prom date's shining achievement (one we imagine he now talks about ad nauseam), although judging by his strange claw hands, he was all kinds of nervous. And that was even before he knew she'd someday marry Brad Pitt.