Her lovely locks are almost as famous as she is and headlines around the world yesterday announced Jennifer Aniston's shorter 'do. So what inspired her to cut her hair???

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Jen's hairdresser and long-time BFF Chris McMillan told Allure mag, "It's about keeping things simple. It was time for a change." But that wasn't the only reason ... McMillan referenced the cast of the Bravo hit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: "They all have that natural, piecey hair. It's nice to take the extensions out of the hair and do something more natural. It's gotten out of hand."

Whoa! I bet Kyle Richards will have something to say about that!

Check out Jen surrounded by paps yesterday at LAX as she returned from her European promotional tour for Just Go With It -- you'd think this girl were the president! Alas, she probably gets more press for her haircut than President Obama gets for his comments on Libya ...