Jennifer Aniston lights up with joy as she meets a couple of gal pals for a ladies night dinner in West Hollywood

It was a day of meeting up with old friends.

An exuberant Jennifer Aniston was all smiles when she met up with a couple of gal pals for dinner at the San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood Thursday night.

The ladies night pow-wow came just hours after Aniston met up with BFF and celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan, who's best known to many Friends fans as the man who created the iconic -- The Rachel -- hairdo. 

Ladies night: Jennifer Aniston, 50, was all smiles when she met up with a couple of gal pals for dinner in West Hollywood on Thursday night

Ladies night: Jennifer Aniston, 50, was all smiles when she met up with a couple of gal pals for dinner in West Hollywood on Thursday night

The A-list actress arrived outside the restaurant and made a quick bee-line to her two lady friends.

She practically jumped for joy when she gave each of them big two-arm hugs.  

For the evening, The Morning News star, 50,  looked casual-cool in blue jeans with a black sweater and blue-heeled boots.

She rounded out her ensemble with her freshly styled locks worn long, straight and a part in the middle.

Reunion: The Friends alum practically jumped for joy when she gave her two pals hugs

Reunion: The Friends alum practically jumped for joy when she gave her two pals hugs

Casual-cool: For the ladies night, Aniston, looked fit and ready dressed in blue jeans with a black sweater and blue-heeled boots

Casual-cool: For the ladies night, Aniston, looked fit and ready dressed in blue jeans with a black sweater and blue-heeled boots

That touch-up to her tresses came compliments of McMillan, earlier in the day at his salon in Beverly Hills. 

Just this past Saturday, The Murder Mystery star shared two photos on Instagram of her posing alongside the celebrity hairstylist in honor of his birthday and their longtime friendship.

'Happy Birthday, Chrissy. We've come a long way, baby,' she wrote in the caption.

Old mates: Aniston paid tribute to McMillan, who created The Rachel hairdo, by sharing two pictures of the longtime friends on his birthday; this photo shows the pair in more recent times

Old mates: Aniston paid tribute to McMillan, who created The Rachel hairdo, by sharing two pictures of the longtime friends on his birthday; this photo shows the pair in more recent times

One of the snaps showed the pair snuggled up next to each other, seemingly in more recent days, while the other was a throwback to her days on Friends. 

Aniston can be seen flashing a cheeky grin with big hair and large hoop earrings.

McMillan's The Rachel invention created a stirred up a frenzy of copycat cuts two decades ago.

Back in the day: The actress also posted a throwback snap of herself and McMillan from her Friends days, presumably in the 1990s

Back in the day: The actress also posted a throwback snap of herself and McMillan from her Friends days, presumably in the 1990s

Jennifer Aniston lights up with joy as she meets a couple of gal pals for a ladies night dinner

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