By Erica Gonzales
All images courtesy of HBO
Daenerys Targaryen’s look is unmistakeable: long waves, platinum-blond hair, and all of the braids. And throughout the series, it seems she’s conquered new hairstyles more often than new kingdoms. Countless are the Khaleesi-inspired hair DIY’s and how-to’s circulating the web; it’s almost hard to believe that the actress who plays her, Emilia Clarke, is a straight-haired brunette. Scroll down to see her many looks—or wigs, rather —curls, twists and all.
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Daenerys wears pseudo-cornrows at her palace balcony.
A woven low-pony is perfect for lounging around the castle.
Daenerys’ waves flow freely under tight twists as she listens to her civilians’ complaints.
Even in the first season, Daenerys establishes braids as her staple.
The Targaryen wears pulled-back rope braids en route to Mereen.
The queen lets her braided hair loose in this crimped look.
Khaleesi contemplates in her throne room with perfect coils cascading down her back.
The Mother of Dragons tames quadruple braids into a massive woven pony.
In the desert with the Dothraki, a tan-skinned Daenerys wears a double half-up, half-down braid.
Khaleesi wears an eclectic mix of tiny braids and curls as she overlooks her kingdom.
When pleading for the return of her dragons, Daenerys wears a two half braids that meet and wrap in the back.
Khaleesi’s four braids merge and flow into loose curls as she leads the army of the Unsullied.