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The Game of Thrones Premiere Hair Is Kingdom-Conquering Good


Celebrity hairstylists must be so psyched when they get tapped by the Game of Thrones cast for the show’s events– where better than the premiere of the show that brought you Khaleesi’s hair to indulge one’s passion for all things braided, twisted and over-the-top? And Sunday night, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Lena Headey all did their characters proud with looks that were totally in sync with the theme of the night.

Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones
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We’re used to seeing Khaleesi with flowing platinum locks, but her real-life alter ego Emilia Clarke rocks a chic, shoulder-length brunette bob. Sunday, however, the star added extensions to rival her character’s strands — and while she didn’t show up in a braided look inspired by the Mother of Dragons, she slayed with a sleek super-long ponytail wrapped in gold wire, created by Adir Abergel.

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Sophie Turner Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner also met our bold hair expectations with a major braid by hairstylist Christian Wood. But a single braid simply wouldn’t have been enough, so Wood created a double braid for extra oomph, then wrapped it around her temples for a real crown.

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And last but not least, Lena Headey didn’t let her short hair stop her from going all-out — stylist Mark Townsend created an faux updo by twisting and pinning her strands in every direction, which gave the illusion of a crazy-intricate style.

What do you think of their looks? Sound off below!

— Jillian Ruffo