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'Game of Thrones' Designer Shares Hairstyling Secrets (Even for the Headless)

By June 1, 2012

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As this article rightly points out, just because a character has been decapitated, doesn't mean their hair can't continue to look fabulous (just ask Ned Stark). With this in mind, check out the secrets behind the styles of the hit show "Game of Thrones," as shared with Entertainment Weekly just in time for this weekend's finale by Emmy-nominated hair stylist Kevin Alexander.

So whose hair is actually most difficult to style? Unsurprisingly, Danaerys, with those gorgeous white-blonde flowing locks and braids (all the more challenging since Emilia Clarke is so dark-haired in real life, necessitating the use of a bald cap before the Dany wig can even be applied). One of my favorite aspects of Dany's hairstyles in Season 2, meanwhile was the fact her hair's condition directly reflected her predicaments -- the more snarled her personal situation (lost in the desert), the more snarled and tangled her braids appeared. But once she had achieved sanctuary in Qarth, out went the braids and in were those long flowing waves.

Whose haircolor is most challenging? Sansa's -- a fact that definitely surprised me since Sophie Turner is so believable as a redhead -- who knew it wasn't only dyed, but actually accomplished with a washable watercolor formula? The article also satisfyingly outlines the secret behind those snazzy short cuts for Brienne and Arya, as well as Jon Snow's hunky, emo-tousled look even in the wilds of the far north.

It's well worth a read -- let's just hope all those characters still have their heads after Sunday's finale...

PHOTO: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones.' Image courtesy of HBO

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