Every Cycle of America’s Next Top Model Ranked According to Tyra Banks’ Hair

Pat your weave.

By Stacy Lambe and Chris Rosa

Many outlets have ranked the seasons of Tyra Banks’ deliciously addictive show America’s Next Top Model. But has anyone ranked the show based on Banks’ iconic hairstyles? Nope…until now.

We reviewed them all — the fierce bobs, the weaves, the red phase — and had to make some tough decisions. Some styles were wonderful. Some were crazy. Annnnd then there’s the most iconic look of all time: her shoulder-length, Jennifer Aniston-inspired haircut at the height of her red phase. You know which one — the hair that she had when she yelled at Tiffany to “be quiet!”

Here is what we came up with. Let us know if you agree in the comments below.

  • 1 22. Cycle 21
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    No one does a long weave like Tyra. This look was chic, but forgettable.

  • 2 21. Cycle 8
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    She scores points for her big, curly locks, but we were bored with the slicked-back ’do she sported during some panels.

  • 3 20. Cycle 20
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    The ’60s pin-up style is gorgeous but seemed a little mismatched on Tyra.

  • 4 19. Cycle 2
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    This screams early 2000s, and that’s the problem.

  • 5 18. Cycle 22
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    Short hair, and yes we care.

  • 6 17. Cycle 3
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    The weakest from Tyra’s red phase.

  • 7 16. Cycle 12
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    Free-flowing and beautiful, but nothing we haven’t seen before.

  • 8 15. Cycle 17
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    Bucket hats, Tyra? You’re better than this.

  • 9 14. Cycle 13
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    The dramatic straight look was a little too, well, dramatic for us.

  • 10 13. Cycle 19
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    A+ facial expressions, so-so hair.

  • 11 12. Cycle 14
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    Lady Banks is all about the fun, so why did her Cycle 14 hairstyle belong in a 9-to-5 office job?

  • 12 11. Cycle 10
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    Come through, long weave!

  • 13 10. Cycle 6
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    Living for the waves.

  • 14 9. Cycle 18
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    Yaas, bangs.

  • 15 8. Cycle 16
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    Yaas bangs and waves!

  • 16 7. Cycle 11
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    The angled bob is bomb. The sky high up ’do is even better.

  • 17 6. Cycle 9
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    So much slay on that forehead right now.

  • 18 5. Cycle 5
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    And on this forehead.

  • 19 4. Cycle 7
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    Curls for days.

  • 20 3. Cycle 4
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    BE QUIET, HAIR CRITICS!

  • 21 2. Cycle 1
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    The OG.

  • 22 1. Cycle 15
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    Hair utopia.