After 8 years filled with drama, heartache, and suspense, viewers finally had to bid farewell to the Game of Thrones characters they have grown to both love and despise. In the final episode, Daenerys Targaryen died at the hands of Jon Snow, Bran Stark became the Lord of the Six Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, and Arya sailed off in search of new adventure. Apart from leaving die-hard fans divided over the epilogue, Game of Thrones has also triggered a range of beauty trends. From platinum-blonde hair and braids to interesting headpieces and guyliner, the GoT spirit will live on in the many looks inspired by the series.
Platinum blonde hair is here to stay
There aren’t many people who do not know Daenerys Targaryen and it is thanks to her signature platinum blonde hair as much as her dragons. A number of celebs, including Kim Kardashian, have been seen sporting white-blonde hair reminiscent of the mother of dragon. The latest celeb to sport Khaleesi-worthy hair is none other than Katy Perry who revealed her new look during the American Idol finale which aired at about the same time as when poor Daenerys breathed her last breath on the HBO show.
As popular as platinum blonde hair may be, it won’t suit everyone and it is also not the easiest of colors to achieve, especially if you have previously-colored hair. If you do indeed want to channel your inner dragon mom, opt for a visit to a professional salon as a home job may leave you looking like a bowl of yellow custard instead.
Braids and plaits for old and young
Even if you only watched a couple of GoT episodes you would have noticed that just about every single female character sported a braid or plait of sort at one time or another. Daenerys once explained that a braid symbolizes victory which may very well be one reason why the strong, fearless women were always seen sporting one (or many). Braids and plaits have, in fact, been popular in the real world for quite some with everyone from cute toddlers and teens to the sun-kissed celebs such as Shay Mitchell sporting various braided styles. Your braid can be as feminine or as sporty as you wish and while you may not be invited to attend a ball in the Seven Kingdoms, a plaited do is perfectly acceptable for even a red-carpet affair.
Real men aren’t afraid of eyeliner apparently
Although the world is still mourning the demise of Jason Momoa’s famous beard, there was a time where he was better known for his ample use of guyliner than for his facial hair. For his role as Khal Drogo, Momoa sported an excessive amount of eyeliner that gave him a sexy yet sinister look in the 10 episodes he starred in between 2011 and 2012. While eyeliner has never been frowned upon by rockers such as Billie Joe Armstrong and Jared Leto, it has only been in recent years (thanks to GoT perhaps?) that men from all walks of life have started to embrace male beauty products. Today, thanks to YouTubers such as James Charles and Patrick Starr, actors including Cody Fern and Ezra Miller, and even professional sportsmen such as skater Sean Pablo are often seen sporting their own take on guyliner, with great success and large-scale approval.
Game of Thrones may have come to an end but the beauty trends inspired by the series are bound to be around for quite some time. Even if you aren’t a celeb ready to rock the red carpet with your platinum blonder hair or killer braids you can still plait your hair, put on a smile and channel your inner Khaleesi.
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