Did Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Chop Off His Hair?

Say it isn't so.

Kit Harrington Hair Cut
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Kit Harrington Hair Cut

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Game of Thrones (opens in new tab) is known for a lot of things—incest, mass killings, and some seriously heartbreaking weddings— but one of our favorite things to love about GoT is the lustrious mane of Jon Snow (opens in new tab), better known off screen as Kit Harington. And we know we're not alone in our love of his long silky strands. That's why when the trailer for Harington's upcoming BBC drama, Testament of Youth, a World War I-era romance, hit the internet over the weekend, fans of Snow's signature luscious locks were aghast. How could he get rid of his signature look for another part?

But all these worries were for naught, as it is actually part of Harington's contract with HBO that he can't cut his hair. Instead, for the Testament of Youth, he cut a sliver of his hair off in order to fit it underneath a wig. Thank you, HBO, for looking out for our sanity.

We're toasting to the false alarm with a few more photos of Westeros' favorite mane.

Kit Harrington Hair Cut

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Kit Harrington Hair Cut

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Kit Harrington Hair Cut

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Kit Harrington Hair Cut

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Kit Harrington Hair Cut

(Image credit: Getty Images)
Diana Pearl
Diana Pearl

I'm an Associate Editor at the Business of Fashion, where I edit and write stories about the fashion and beauty industries. Previously, I was the brand editor at Adweek, where I was the lead editor for Adweek's brand and retail coverage. Before my switch to business journalism, I was a writer/reporter at PEOPLE.com, where I wrote news posts, galleries and articles for PEOPLE magazine's website. My work has been published on TheAtlantic.com, ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, PEOPLE.com, GoodHousekeeping.com and in Every Day with Rachael Ray. It has been syndicated by Cosmopolitan.com, TIME.com, TravelandLeisure.com and GoodHousekeeping.com, among other publications. Previously, I've worked at VOGUE.com, ELLE.com, and MarieClaire.com.