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Linda Evangelista Is the Ultimate Hair Chameleon

It wasn’t necessarily Linda Evangelista’s hair that made her career, but it certainly skyrocketed her into the supermodel stratosphere. After mane master Julien d’Ys chopped off her length on the set of a Peter Lindbergh shoot, Evangelista appeared on the covers of Italian, French, and American Vogue in a matter of two months. “Sure, I like my short hair. It also quadrupled my rate. I did get sick of seeing it on everybody, though—every stewardess, every salesclerk, and in every restaurant,” she told the fashion glossy in a 2001 interview. In today’s Throwback Thursday video,’s editor at large, Tim Blanks, plays favorites, naming Evangelista as his most beloved super of all time. Her range of emotions in front of the camera and on the catwalk are what put the model at the top of his list, but here on Beauty Counter, it was her impressive span of cuts and colors that caught our eye. Whether she went short and brunette or appeared on the runway as a blond with bangs, we love the ever-changing chameleon that is Evangelista. And perhaps it was the supe herself that summed up her beauty philosophy best: “Any reaction is a good reaction as long as they notice.” Click here to see ten of our favorite Linda looks.

—Amber Kallor,

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