‘Criminal Minds’: Fans Reveal Which of Garcia’s Hairstyles They Prefer: ‘I Loved the Red Hair’

Over the course of Criminal Minds, Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) is known for her blonde locks, but she’s also sported other hairstyles before, including in different colors. Fans recently revealed which of her hairstyles they prefer, and we have all the details to know about it.

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Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia in ‘Criminal Minds’ | Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images

Who is Penelope Garcia in ‘Criminal Minds’?

Technical Analyst Garcia is a quirky, tech-savvy, and smart member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit. She assists the BAU in catching the unsubs countless times. She also makes breaks in cases with her knowledge of computers and the Internet. When most of the team is out in the field, she’s usually on the computer trying to help them in any way she can without letting the subject matter get to her. Garcia has been known to joke around and find the lighthearted moments where she can. She’s a sensitive individual, which can sometimes come into direct conflict with the subject matter the team sees on a regular basis.

Fans reveal which of Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia’s hairstyles they prefer

Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore in 'Criminal Minds'
Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore in ‘Criminal Minds’ | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

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Over the years, Garcia has had a number of different hairstyles, including her signature blonde, which is her usual look. She’s also had different shades of it at times, as well as in the colors red, and brown. She’s also sported other interesting looks, including with different colored highlights as well.

On July 16, 2021, a fan on Reddit posted a poll titled, “Penelope’s hair.” It includes more information, “Penelope’s hair which do you prefer?” 431 people took part in the poll, with the options of the hair colors blonde, red, black, “blonde with dark highlights,” and “Love it all.”

The clear winner of the poll was the color blonde, and 197 people voted for that choice. The second place with 148 votes went to the option of “Love it all,” so many fans seem to like all of her hair choices. The other answers came in with 44 people voting for “blonde with dark highlights,” 34 people voting for the red hair option, and 8 voting for Garcia’s black hair.

Some fans also commented with their own thoughts as well. Some fans mentioned the red hair, and one fans calls it “so underrated,” and they can’t be the only ones who feel that way.

“The red hair is so underrated,” a fan said.

Another fan also liked the red hair, and commented about it. “I loved the red hair,” the fan pointed out. “It’s a shame she didn’t have it longer.”

While one fan loves all of the hairstyles, and we can understand why. “I love all, myself but my favorite is her original blonde hair,” they revealed.

Fans seem to prefer Penelope Garcia with blonde hair, which is her usual color throughout the many seasons of Criminal Minds. However, some fans prefer other colors of Garcia’s locks. It’s always interesting seeing the results of Reddit polls when it comes to our favorite shows, especially Criminal Minds.