Linda Evangelista's Hair Over the Years

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The Pixie is What Made Her

Linda Evangelista hairstyles from 1990 to 2015
Linda Evangelista hairstyles from 1990 to 2015. Clockwise from Left: Larry Busacca, Rose Hartman, George Pimentel, Tony Barson Archive / Getty Images

Linda Evangelista has the perfect skin tone and face shape to wear all sorts of hairstyles and colors. In this gallery, I feature some of her most famous and iconic hairstyles over the years.

The pixie haircut she got by hairstylist Julien d'Ys in 1989 is what launched her career. Until then, she was an up-and-coming model but had not yet been discovered. Her long, brown wavy hair hid her gorgeous heart-shaped face and blue eyes, her angular cheekbones and delicate features.

The cut was drastic and freaked Evangelista (and even her hairstylist) out. But the adult pixie was just what she needed to break into the big time. In fact, it "quadrupled my rate," she told People Magazine.

She was 24 at the time. 

“Linda was the first supermodel to cut all her hair off,” says hairstylist Garren to Vogue.

Did she like her cut?

"Sure, I like my short hair,"Evangelista told People. I did get sick of seeing it on everybody, though-every stewardess, every salesclerk and in every restaurant."

In the years that followed, she dyed her hair platinum blonde, bright red, deep brown. Garren was one of many stylists who helped transform her looks every few months. He told Vogue he helped her go from an "Andy Warhol bob" to a “Louise Brooks page boy." You'll see these cuts on the following pages.

While Evangelista is famous for taking risks -- and for her quote, "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day" -- it seems the hairstylists and colorists she worked with had a lot of influence.

"It used to be that whenever I went to work, Garren or Oribe or Guido would say, 'Oh, let's color it! Let's cut it!'" Evangelista told Harper's Bazaar in 2013.

And apparently, she didn't mind  the hairstyles that weren't so fabulous. "Fashion faux pas should be celebrated. I enjoy them because it means we're not all clones. I'm certain I've made quite a few myself, but I like to experiment. Hair is the greatest thing to experiment with because it's not permanent. If I didn't like my colour, I'd just change it," she said in a 2005 interview with The Guardian.

The days of odd hair color and cuts for fashion may be over. In the 2013 interview with Harper's Bazaar, Evangelista mentioned she gets her hair done at Sally Hershberger salon (Sharon Dorram is her colorist) and tries to stay as close to her natural shade as possible. Her hair, too, she says, has grown longer.

"Now everyone just wigs me, so my real hair has gotten really long—I don't think it's been this long since 1987," she said to Harper's.

Evangelista shared her favorite hair products with Harper's. They include Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color and Hamadi Shea Hair Cream.

Read more about Evangelista's transformation in Vogue: Hairstylist Julien d’Ys Remembers the Making of Linda Evangelista’s Signature ’90s Bob.

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June 1990

Linda Evangelista and Kyle MacLachlan
Linda Evangelista and Kyle MacLachlan. Rose Hartman / WireImage
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June 1993

June 1993 Francois Nars and Linda Evangelista
June 1993 Francois Nars and Linda Evangelista. Rose Hartman / WireImage
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1994

Models Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista attend an Allure Magazine party in a Soho loft, New York, New York, 1994.
Models Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista attend an Allure Magazine party in a Soho loft, New York, New York, 1994. Rose Hartman / Getty Images
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November 2, 1995

Supermodel Linda Evangelista walks the runway at an Isaac Mizrahi fashion show on November 2, 1995 in New York City, New York.
Supermodel Linda Evangelista walks the runway at an Isaac Mizrahi fashion show on November 2, 1995 in New York City, New York. Catherine McGann
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October 30, 1996

October 30, 1996
October 30, 1996. Evan Agostini / Liaison
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July 1997

Linda Evangelista during Linda Evangelista Yardley promotion at London in London, Great Britain.
Linda Evangelista during Linda Evangelista Yardley promotion at London in London, Great Britain. Fred Duval / FilmMagic
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1997

Linda Evangelista and Giorgio Armani at the Armani fashion party on West 57th street, New York, New York, 1997.
Linda Evangelista and Giorgio Armani at the Armani fashion party on West 57th street, New York, New York, 1997. Rose Hartman / Getty Images
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1997

Canadian model Linda Evangelista attends an event for Kenar at Bloomingdale's department store, New York City, USA, circa 1997.
Canadian model Linda Evangelista attends an event for Kenar at Bloomingdale's department store, New York City, USA, circa 1997. Rose Hartman / Archive Photos / Getty Images
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April 11, 2002

Model Linda Evangelista arrives at the benefit premiere of Enigma April 11, 2002 in New York City.
Model Linda Evangelista arrives at the benefit premiere of Enigma April 11, 2002 in New York City. Lawrence Lucier / Getty Images
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June 2003

June 2003
June 2003. George Pimentel / WireImage
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February 2004

Linda Evangelista during MAC Viva Glam V Launch Party - Arrivals at Hempel Hotel in London, Great Britain.
Linda Evangelista during MAC Viva Glam V Launch Party - Arrivals at Hempel Hotel in London, Great Britain. Jon Furniss / WireImage for InStyle Magazine
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May 2004

May 2004
May 2004. George Pimentel / WireImage
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February 6, 2003

Model Linda Evangelista attends the Christian Dior Couture sponsored party 'An Evening of Nouveau Glamour' at The Frick Collection February 6, 2003 in New York City.
Model Linda Evangelista attends the Christian Dior Couture sponsored party 'An Evening of Nouveau Glamour' at The Frick Collection February 6, 2003 in New York City. Evan Agostini / Getty Images

With super dark hair...

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June 14, 2004

Model Linda Evangelista arrives to the special Screening of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' June 14, 2004 in New York City.
Model Linda Evangelista arrives to the special Screening of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' June 14, 2004 in New York City. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images
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August 9, 2004

Supermodel Linda Evangelista at a press conference and photo call to welcome her as a special guest at the launch of David Jones Summer 2004 Collections at the Park Hyatt Hotel's Rooftop on August 9, 2004 in Sydney, Australia.
Supermodel Linda Evangelista at a press conference and photo call to welcome her as a special guest at the launch of David Jones Summer 2004 Collections at the Park Hyatt Hotel's Rooftop on August 9, 2004 in Sydney, Australia. Patrick Riviere / Getty Images
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May 2005

Linda Evangelista during Costume Institute Gala celebrating Chanel at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, United States.
Linda Evangelista during Costume Institute Gala celebrating Chanel at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, United States. M. Von Holden / FilmMagic
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July 2005

Linda Evangelista at the Polo de Paris in Paris, France.
Linda Evangelista at the Polo de Paris in Paris, France. Tony Barson / WireImage
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September 2005

Linda Evangelista during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 - 'Fashion For Relief' Press Conference at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States.
Linda Evangelista during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 - 'Fashion For Relief' Press Conference at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. John Parra / WireImage
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November 2005

Linda Evangelista at the Capitale in New York City, New York
Linda Evangelista at the Capitale in New York City, New York. Stephen Lovekin / WireImage
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November 29, 2005

Former model Linda Evangelista attends a press conference prior to the Women's World Awards on November 29, 2005
Former model Linda Evangelista attends a press conference prior to the Women's World Awards on November 29, 2005. Sean Gallup / Getty Images
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February 2007

Linda Evangelista during 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at Mortons in West Hollywood, California, United States.
Linda Evangelista during 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at Mortons in West Hollywood, California, United States. Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic
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July 2007

Linda Evangelista walks down the catwalk wearing Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2008 on July 2 in Versailles, France.
Linda Evangelista walks down the catwalk wearing Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2008 on July 2 in Versailles, France. Tony Barson Archive / WireImage
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May 18, 2008

Model Linda Evangelista attends the 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, France.
Model Linda Evangelista attends the 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, France. George Pimentel / WireImage
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May 18, 2008

Model Linda Evangelista attends the 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, France.
Model Linda Evangelista attends the 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, France. George Pimentel / WireImage
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September 6, 2008

Linda Evangelista attends Canada's Walk of Fame Ball at the Sheraton on September 6, 2008 in Toronto, Canada.
Linda Evangelista attends Canada's Walk of Fame Ball at the Sheraton on September 6, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. George Pimentel / WireImage
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January 26, 2009

Model Linda Evangelista attends Alexis Mabille show during Paris Fashion Autumn/Winter 2009 on January 26, 2009 in Paris, France.
Model Linda Evangelista attends Alexis Mabille show during Paris Fashion Autumn/Winter 2009 on January 26, 2009 in Paris, France. Dominique Charriau / WireImage
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September 28, 2009

Linda Evangelista attends amfAR Milano 2009 Red Carpet, the Inaugural Milan Fashion Week event at La Permanente on September 28, 2009 in Milan, Italy.
Linda Evangelista attends amfAR Milano 2009 Red Carpet, the Inaugural Milan Fashion Week event at La Permanente on September 28, 2009 in Milan, Italy. Photo by Venturelli / WireImage
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October 9, 2012

Linda Evangelista attends the celebration of CHANEL FINE JEWELRY'S 80th anniversary of the 'Bijoux De Diamants' collection created by Gabrielle Chanel on October 9, 2012 in New York City.
Linda Evangelista attends the celebration of CHANEL FINE JEWELRY'S 80th anniversary of the 'Bijoux De Diamants' collection created by Gabrielle Chanel on October 9, 2012 in New York City. Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images for Chanel
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May 6, 2013

Linda Evangelista attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.
Linda Evangelista attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. Jennifer Graylock / FilmMagic
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June 3, 2013

Model Linda Evangelista enters the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States.
Model Linda Evangelista enters the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2013 in New York, United States. Ray Tamarra / Getty Images
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September 11, 2014

Model Linda Evangelista attends Annual Charity Day Hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners, INC on September 11, 2014 in New York City.
Model Linda Evangelista attends Annual Charity Day Hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners, INC on September 11, 2014 in New York City. Gary Gershoff / Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald
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May 4, 2015

Linda Evangelista attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.
Linda Evangelista attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. Larry Busacca / Getty Images
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June 17, 2015

Linda Evangelista, Co-Chair of the Fragrance Foundation Awards attends the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 17, 2015
Linda Evangelista, Co-Chair of the Fragrance Foundation Awards attends the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 17, 2015. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images for Fragrance Foundation