Let’s be real: This is possibly the most important, game-changing news that we have heard about Game of Thrones season six so far. NO JOKE. And no, we don’t mean the mere trim Melisandre gave him last episode.

Entertainment Weekly’s ongoing coverage of Jon Snow’s return continues to deliver bizarre tidbits about the worst-kept secret in Game of Thrones history by delivering a total bombshell to staunch followers of the “Kit Harington’s hair length” news beat: Jon Snow’s extravagantly tousled locks are no more.


In fact, they weren’t even real in his resurrection scene. Harington confirmed that he’d cut his hair shorter to throw speculating fans off about his return to the show:

I wanted to sell [the story that he was leaving the series] a bit more. I know this hairstyle this hair cut is very synonymous with the show. I know in the past I’d said I’d cut it off when I can. I wanted to appear with shorter hair straight away so it would sell the lie.

But producers decided to take it even further by the time filming began, shearing even more hair off. What Melisandre actually hacks away at during her resurrection are hair extensions to mask Harington’s new do: a man bun.

We cut it much shorter for this season, and do a different hairstyle this season and put it up in a bun.


Ladies and gentlemen, update your Jon Snow Haircut tutorials. The era of wavy-haired Jon Snow is dead. THE MAN BUN LIVES.


James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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