"Lena Headey actually has a pixie cut in real life, and looks awesome in it -- blonde or brunette!" Shannon points out. We thought the deposed queen might cover her cropped hair with a headscarf, à la Olenna Tyrell, after Season 5's traumatic shearing, but Shannon disagrees: "She might prefer to just hide in the castle, rather than remind people that her wonderful mane is gone," she says. "Olenna would probably say, 'Suck it up, tart, headscarves are rad.' Cersei's hair has already been growing, and while her wig mileage may vary, I bet Lena likes how much lighter it is compared to her previous massive wig."
Earlier in the series, Shannon speculates, "Cersei had two wigs on rotation for the show. One was for the clean, braided works of art, like that picture at the Purple Wedding," which had vintage necklaces woven into it. "The other is for when she's grungy and disheveled." Thrones lead hair designer Kevin Alexander has drawn inspiration for Cersei styles from source material as diverse as ancient Greece and 1960s beehive updos.