Kate Moss: The Supermodel's Most Memorable Hair From 1990 To Now

When it comes to Kate Moss, our first associations are usually fashion-centric, think: slip dresses, leopard coats, and rocker fringe. But of course, the supermodel has been known to experiment with a series of iconic beauty looks, too. With help from our amazing sister site Byrdie, we revisit Moss’ greatest hair moments, from 1990 to now.

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  • Whether she was sporting textured waves or a pixie cut, embracing Bardot-like bedhead or tight ringlet curls, one thing is for sure: Moss is never shy about changing up her hair. Click through now to see the iconic styles we love, and be sure to head over to Byrdie for even more of-the-moment beauty news.

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    1990 White Dress

    Just two years after being discovered by Storm Models’ Sarah Doukas at JFK airport, Moss was confident in her style. Here, in 1990, she sports long blonde hair cut into slight layers with plenty of texture, a look she’d repeatedly return to over the years. 

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    1994 Johnny Depp

    Moss actually looks younger four years later, holding hands with Johnny Depp, thanks to long hair and what looks like her natural texture. 

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    1995 Bangs

    Inching toward the pin straight locks that were de rigueur in the ‘90s, Moss also cut bangs, making this her most grown up look yet.

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    1998 Liv Tyler

    1998 was the year Moss went brunette, broke up with Johnny Depp, and starred in Oasis’ music video for Don’t Go Away. Though she’ll always be a blonde to us, we dug her dark period.

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    1999 Joan Jett

    There’s Kate Moss rock star and real rock star and for a minute in 1999 the supermodel channeled Joan Jett, blurring the lines between the two.

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    2000 Pixie

    In 1997, Gwyneth Paltrow went short, the next year it was Liv Tyler, and by 2000, it was Moss’ turn to experiment with a pixie cut. Here, the model accepts her award for Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

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    2002 Smoking

    This is probably the kind of picture that pops into your mind when you think of Moss: jagged middle part, casually pulled back hair, smudged liner, a tight black dress, and a side of fur.

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    2003 Signature

    Ten years ago, we got a glimpse of what would become Moss’ signature look: hair that we’re sure, in some way, birthed the era of dry shampoo.

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    2004 Perfect

    The more hair is processed, the more texture it gets. So it’s not surprising that in 2004, at her blondest, Moss shows off the kind of texture that drives women to stock their shelves with surf sprays, texturizing creams, pomades, and whatever else they can find to score this second-day vibe everyday.

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    2007 Scarface

    In 2007, Kate Moss channeled Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and, well, it’s impossible to say who wore the thick fringe better.

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    2008 Birthday

    For her 30th birthday, Moss sported a legendary head of honey-colored ringlets and a Ziggy Stardust-like star around her eye, mirroring her Chanel jumpsuit. If it were up to us, this would be an acceptable everyday look. 

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    2010 Two-Toned Hair

    Like the cerulean speech from The Devil Wear’s Prada, Moss’s light on top, dark on the bottom hair style quickly trickled down, becoming one of the most popular looks of the aughts.

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    2010 Bouffant

    Moss went for a slept-in Sophia Loren style at a Topshop party in London a few years ago; she always makes a retro style feel surprisingly fresh.

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    2011 Red Lip

    It took the ten-year anniversary of her partnership with Rimmel to get Moss into a bold red lip—well worth the wait if you ask us. That hair, however, is almost identical to her style 20 years earlier.

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    2013 Sleek

    Last month, in Tokyo for the opening of Louis Vuitton’s Timeless Muses exhibition, Moss looked just that. The model appeared both fresh-faced and red carpet-ready, with casually brushed back, super shiny hair framing her contoured cheekbones for a more polished version of her signature bedhead.

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