Note: The following article contains Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is putting Sansa Stark’s iconic hair braids behind her once and for all to unveil a stylish new look.

That Sophie’s hair is making waves is nothing new. Fans are usually either accustomed to seeing her mane braided ever-so-intricately in Westeros, or swept back in an effortlessly cool fashion on her social media feeds.

Sometimes, she’ll even go the wavy route, as you can see below:

But on Thursday (May 23), Sophie changed the game in a way that would make even a rampaging Daenerys Targaryen stop in her tracks for a thumb’s up, while promoting her new movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Her hairstylist Christian Wood showed a before-and-after transformation of Sophie rocking a fringe about as well as anyone ever has!

Here’s the before:

And here is the game-changing fringe:

Sophie’s newfound fringe had fans asking lots of questions. Was it a wig? If not, how long did it take to completely transform the Queen of the North’s entire hairstyle?

One fan simply echoed what many of us are thinking by sharing: “GOD BLESS YOU CHRISTIAN!”

“I’ve always dreamt of bangs on her! You made my dream come true,” another fan agreed.

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It remains to be seen whether Sophie will be sticking with the fringe now that she’s left the world of Westeros behind — although she still has plenty to say about the divisive finale.

Earlier this week, the actress dismissed the 1.5 million-strong fan campaign calling for the Game of Thrones cast to remake season 8 as “disrespectful”.

Sophie also explained why Sansa was so willing to pass up a chance at being Queen of the Seven Kingdoms in order to guarantee herself a leadership role in an independent Winterfell.

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“I love the way that Sansa’s journey ended,” she told ET Online. “I think it was kind of the one thing that she wanted throughout the whole show… to be home and to be where she felt most safe and comfortable and that’s Winterfell. She’s totally capable of leading those people.”

Hopefully, she popularises the fringe in the North during her reign!

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