Despite spending hours in the salon chair before a show, with their locks subjected to constant restyling, supermodels known how to do good hair (must be all the tips they pick up from the experts). And despite being chameleons on the catwalk, some supermodels can take a hairstyle and make it all their own (take the Freja, the latest must-have cut), or become famous for their iconic haircut. To inspire your next salon trip, we're celebrating our favourite supermodel hair heroes - the models that make us want to cut, curl or even go grey with their impressive locks.
Freja Beha Erichsen
Freja's choppy fringe and effortlessly cool mid-length style is so rock and roll, and much lusted-after in the Stylist office.
The former chip shop worker from Hull brought short hair back into the limelight with her peroxide blonde, punky crop.
Cindy's enviously curly bouncy, California girl hair was the envy of everyone in the 1990s.
One of the original 'trinity' of supers, Linda shot to fame with her super-short hair, which frequently changed colour.
Whether she wears her hair in an angular crop or a choppy, grown-out style, Anja is the quintessentially cool off-duty model.
With her choppy fringe and swingy blonde locks, Claudia's hair in the 1990s was part sweet school-girl, part bardot-esque pin-up.
Alek's super short, shorn 'do is fierce and allows her to be a catwlak chameleon.
Inès de La Fressange
A muse to Karl Lagerfeld, Ines regularly featured on the Chanel catwalk when he took over design at the fashion house - and with her cute curly crop, she was almost the spitting image of Coco herself.
Amazonian model Veruschka was a welcome antidote to the other gamine models of the sixties - her flowing mane of hair finished off her hippy-chic look.
Part of the 'Brazilian wave' of supermodels in the early 2000s, Cintia Dicker's bright red hair is always glossy and glamorous.
Few could deny Twiggy's place in our hair hall of fame. Her pixie crop became the hairstyle of the moment in the swinging sixties.
Love the effortleess, mussed-up hair Alexa Chung works so well? Lauren Hutton was the model that started it all, with her relaxed, layered bob.
Canadian model Daria's hair - with its simple centre parting, light brown tone and occassionaly mussed-up texture, looks effortlessly groomed.
The tall Texan was known for her super long limbs - and a huge mane of blonde curls to match. Her hair was all about volume - and in the eighties, the bigger the hair was, the better.
Erin caused a stir when she came onto the scene in the late 1990s, with her modern crop and unconventional look.
Brazilian super Gisele brought some much needed sex and glamour to the catwalk after the androgynous look of the 1990s - her bouncy, golden locks were all part of her appeal.
The 'Shrimp' had the chicest mid-length hair style.
Kudos to Karen Elson, who was famously persuaded by Stephen Meisel to chop off her long red hair and shave off her eyebrows for a photoshoot. The move paid off - it became her trademark.
Kate Moss is the ultimate hair chameleon - she's worn her hair short, long, brown, blonde, with and without a fringe - and always pulls it off. Here she wears her hair in a sleek bob.
1970s supermodel and actress Marisa wore her hair in romantic, bohemian waves.
Naomi's back catalogue of chic hairstyles is as extensive as her diva demands. We like this glamorous up-turned look, with caramel highlights.
Nineties supermodel Kristen returned to modelling recently after a brief hiatus - and made grey hair cool again.
The quirky style icon of the sixties, top model Penelope had a blunt fringe to frame her huge lashes, and long hair, with asymetric layers chopped in to add texture.
Lily's long, bright red hair is all part of her ethereal, English rose appeal. We liked her hair best when worn straight with a choppy fringe.
Stella may have come from an aristocratic background, but her tomboy hairstyle and pierced nose made her the coolest Brit model around in the 1990s.