20 Game of Thrones Inspired Hairstyles

You may be hooked on the intricate plot twists, heart-wrenching love stories, or the magic in the hit show Game of Thrones, but it’s the beauty of the intricately woven and twisted hairstyles that keep us coming back for more. Game of Thrones might not be the first show that pops into your mind when looking for beauty inspiration. The hair department mostly specializes in medievally grungy and dirty hair — as it would be in the days of no shampoo — but the ladies definitely have some gorgeous and often complicated hairdos that we’re obsessed with.

Different Game of Thrones Hairstyles

The best television shows draw you in using storylines, characters, and beautiful styling. The hairstyles of Game Of Thrones showcase looks that leave us wanting to try them ourselves. From Cersei’s tousled curls to Sansa’s twisted locks and Daenerys’ braided updos, there’s beyond enough hair inspiration to be had while watching this series.

#1: Tousled Curls and Braids

Daenerys would be proud. Get the dragon queen’s white-blonde tousled curls and chunky, Dutch plaits by curling the hair at the ends and finger-combing through them for an effortless look. Let the plaits hang down the back of the hair like a real princess.

Blonde Half Updo With Dutch Braids

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#2: Seven Kingdom-Worthy Plaits

Cersei Lannister’s romantic twists and braided sections would look just as good at the beach or paired with a maxi dress. This look may seem impossible, but it’s actually just straight hair with a few long braids and one thick French braid pulled apart at the center.

Braided Faux Hawk Hairstyle

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#3: Cross-Sectioned Braided Updo

It wouldn’t be a Game of Thrones inspired hair list if there were no updos included. Although complicated in appearance, all you have to do is create a faux-bob and crisscross braids around the head. Warrior ready!

Criss-Cross Braided Updo

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#4: Pretty Princess Plait

This look is equally fitting for a princess as it is for prom or a wedding! You would also probably even catch a queen or a mermaid sporting this oversized plait updo.

Pearl Blond Twisted Downdo

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#5: Silvery-White Targaryen Braids

This hairstyle has Daenerys Targaryen written all over it. She might be known as the People’s Queen, but to us, she will always be the Queen of blonde braids.

Daenerys Tripple Braids Hairstyle

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#6: Looped Half-Up, Half-Down Locks

Cersei Lannister may be one of the most hated characters on Game of Thrones,but you have to admit: she always has some pretty cool hairstyles. We love this looped half-up, half-down style.

Looped Half Up Half Down Hair

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#7: Fit-For-A-Princess Hairstyle

Let’s not forget the hair accessories in Game of Thrones. Locks are often adorned with crowns, flowers, and headbands — worthy of being worn by a princess.

Hals Updo With Hair Accessories

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#8: Sansa-Style Braids

This GOT-inspired braided half-up stye is a great hair solution for any kind of special event. Watch a couple of video tutorials to understand the technique, keep calm and recreate this awesome half-updo.

#9: Red Wedding Rope Braid

You could easily get away with wearing this look to a (red) wedding. It’s easily done with simple loose curls and a horizontal rope braid. This hairstyle would work well with shorter hair as well.

Rope Braid For Medium Hair

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#10: Triple Twist Braid

This Instagrammer really inspired us by creating a thick triple twist braid. It’s one of the most recognized Game of Thrones hairstyle featuring an icy hue, tousled curls, and pulled into a half-up, half-down ‘do. Check out this step-by-step guide to achieve this look yourself!

Icy Blonde Locs With Chunky Twists

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#11: Long Ringlets

This hairstyle is fit for a goddess. It’s simple to achieve and fun to try. All you need is a curling wand to curl hair all over the head. Adding 2 twist braids make this style perfect for any princess.

Brunette Mermaid Waves

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#12: Platinum Plaits

We were thinking the same thing; this hairstyle looks extremely complicated! This Mother of Dragons-inspired hairstyle doesn’t require platinum blonde hair but it does require bold braids. Fear not, there is a video tutorial to show you how to achieve this look.

Intricate Platinum Blonde Braids

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#13: Widowed Cat Updo

We often forget about the wife of Ned Stark so deep into the series, but she also provided us with hair inspiration early on. Catelyn Tully often sported simple braided updos that are easy to reimagine.

#14: Auburn Dutch Braids

If you’re in love with Game of Thrones style, you need to recreate this cute and easy braids. It’s easy as 1,2,3. Make 4 braids and connect them listening to your inner sense of symmentry. By the way, you can disguise an elastic with your own hair strand!

Low Braided Ponytail

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#15: Arya Rope Braid Buns

Arya hasn’t worn long braids since she had long hair in season 1, but now she’s back with some short hair inspiration. This style is specifically for short hair, which is rare in Game of Thrones and much appreciated. Watch this tutorial to perfect this look.

#16: Multiple Fishtail Braids

If you’ve already mastered fishtail braiding, this hairstyles would be really easy for you. Make a couple of braids of defferent sizes and fix them however you like with good old bobby pins. This romantic style will add more mystery to your outfit!

Long Side Fishtail Braids

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#17: Elegant Updo

This stunning combination of loose and tight element in one hairstyle is definately inspired by Game of Thrones girls who are very feminine but always ready for adventures. Stay inspired, turn on your creativity and braid your hair like a pro!

#18: Missandei Twisted Headband Hairstyle

Formerly a slave in Astapor, Missandei is now The Mother of Dragons’ right-hand woman and one of the only ethnic characters sporting natural hair on the show. With her curly fro on display, she accessorizes it with a golden headband.

Missandei Twisted Afro

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#19: Daenerys-Inspired Braided Ponytail

A warrior princess can’t be bothered with hair hanging in her face. You may not be a warrior but you might be in a rush, or trying to escape the humid weather. This braided ponytail is the perfect solution!

Low Ponytail With Tripple Braids

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#20: Princess French Braid

You might want to add extensions to this look because it requires a lot of hair in order to get the thickness of the braid just right. This look is popular on the show, with a variety of princesses and maidens sporting a French braid style. Wear it to the side or pull it back.

Side Silver Braids

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As you can see, there is plenty of inspiration in the uber-popular show, Game of Thrones. From the Mother of Dragons to maidens, queens, and warriors, the hairstyles never end. We can’t wait to see what inspiration the next season has in store for us. Which character’s hairstyle would you try for yourself?