9 Reasons To Mourn Jon Snow's Hair Now That Game Of Thrones Is Over

Jon Snow and his hair have come a long way since we first met the character during the very first episode of Game of Thrones. Back then, he was only a bastard with a fake beard; ten years and one death later, Snow has become respected throughout Westeros for leading the fight against the army beyond the Wall and growing one sexy man bun.

After six episodes of the show's final season, it's officially time to bid farewell to the Northern underdog — but not before reliving his impressive come-up. Despite what the late Ygritte famously said, Snow does know some things, and according to the last eight seasons, the former King in the North could teach a masterclass in grooming a medieval beard. It must be that Stark/Targaryen bloodline.

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Whatever his secret is, it's time to reminisce on his decade-long glow-up, regardless of whether or not he makes it the end. Ahead, see how much Jon Snow has grown — literally.

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Season 1



Barely recognizable when compared to the King in the North we know today, Snow here is still simply known as Eddard "Ned" Stark's bastard who struggled to even grow a boyish mustache.
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Season 2



By season two, Snow finds himself beyond the Wall, a prisoner of the Free Folk. Windblown, flushed, and visibly perturbed, Snow may be in way over his head, but at least his hair looks sexy — even if Ygritte would never admit it.
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Season 3



Although time is rather elusive in the Game of Thrones world, it's clear that by season three, Snow is taking a lot of style inspiration from the wildlings while marching south. Covered in dirt, that Free Folk hair texture worked surprisingly well for him.
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Season 4



After being shot three times by Ygritte, his lover-turned-scorned enemy, Snow returns to Castle Black to brace the brotherhood for the impending wildling attack. Does this mean his new facial hair can be called a Power Beard? We think so.
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Season 5



Hello, 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, is that you?
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Season 6



After being betrayed by the brotherhood, Snow is murdered at the end of the season five — only to be revived by Melisandre in season six (hopefully to fulfill one of the many Game of Thrones prophecies). After coming back to life, Snow got a mythic makeover in the form of one hot man bun, not not inspired by his late father/uncle.
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Season 7



As he arrived at Dragonstone, Snow was a man on a mission — and his man bun told us so. After years of rejecting the Stark name, albeit not really by choice, Snow seemingly embraced his roots with a bun only Ned Stark could love.
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Season 8



The final season is likely to bring even more drama into Snow's life — after all, he did just sleep with his aunt, Daenerys Targaryen. But even though we don't know much about how the end will unfold (beyond a few breadcrumbs in the show's Spotify playlist), we do know Snow's beard and bun will be fully intact and ready for battle. Let's just hope it survives...

Season 8



There's a lot about the series finale of Game of Thrones that no one saw coming (see: Bran ruling the Seven Six Kingdoms), but we bet even fewer fans expected Snow to ditch his bun after becoming the Queenslayer. Looks like his quest to avenge Ned Stark's death has ended. Then again, it's probably a good thing he let down his loose curls before joining the Free Folk for good — it's hard to find a good scrunchie north of the Wall.
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