It’s the lie almost all of us have told at the salon.
“Oh, no,” we say emphatically, as our hairdresser surveys some tragically jagged home styling. “Of course I haven’t been trimming my split ends/fringe/layers at home. As if I would ever do that.”
The truth is, I’m willing to bet most of us are guilty of taking to our hair with the kitchen scissors (or, um… nail scissors? Just me?) between salon visits, at least once. And not necessarily under the influence of wine.
Well, now we can all feel vindicated about this naughty behaviour, because Jennifer Aniston has been there too. Admittedly, it was before she met her long-time stylist and pal Chris McMillan — you know, the one she poses topless with — but it still counts.
"In my twenties I used to cut my own split ends. I kept a pair of eyebrow scissors in my car, and whenever I was stuck in traffic or at lights I would get them out and start cutting," the Friends alumnus and owner of perenially great hair tells The Telegraph.
"When Chris started doing my hair he said, "No wonder your hair is a pile of Brillo, it's horrible." I don't do that any more. Now I have a habit of twirling my hair."
You can't help but wonder whether Aniston has also trimmed fiance Justin Theroux's hair at home. We have photographic evidence that model Behati Prinsloo has hacked away at husband Adam Levine's coiff, so it's possible. (Post continues after gallery.)