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Hawk hair transformations  May 18, 2017 4:23 PM

New Hawk Ty Vickery has chopped his famous locks, prompting us to look into other Hawk transformations from over the years.

New Hawk Ty Vickery has chopped his famous locks, prompting us to look into other Hawk transformations from over the years.

From mullets, to bowl cuts, to peroxide blonde tips, it only takes a quick look back through the archives to see that Hawks players have tried it all.

After spotting Ty Vickery’s recent chop (pictured above), we thought it was time to delve into our collections and resurrect some of the creative dos (and don’ts) from over the years.

Here we go…


Of the current crop of players, there’s one who’s hairdos stand out from the rest.

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Pictured above: Josh Gibson, circa 2006.

Luckily by the time 2010 rolled around, Gibbo had opted for a more mature look – both in hairstyle and in team colours.

2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final - Hawthorn v West Coast

Seven years and three premiership medallions later, we’d say the shaved head is working out pretty well for Gibbo.

From fro to whoa. Gibbo-lution. #Gibbo200

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Another to have tested the waters, this time with some Marshall Mathers inspired blonde tips…



Yep, you guessed it. That’s our very own, triple-premiership captain.

Will the real Luke Hodge please stand up?

AFL 2017 Round 08 - Photographers Choice


And while this man’s hairdo has remained relatively similar, there’s one noticeable difference.

AFL 2015 Portraits - Hawthorn Player Portraits

It was nice mo-ing ya!

AFL 2017 Portraits - Hawthorn


Delving back a few years further, and you can’t look past one Chance ‘Changa’ Bateman and those dreadies.

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Changa’s hairdo was arguably the difference between the Hawks and Cats on that wonderful September afternoon in ’08, and with the job complete, the locks departed shortly after.


And while we’re on the topic of epic hairdos, you just can’t ignore the Hawks of the 80’s.

VFL 1989 Grand Final - Hawthorn v Geelong

From left to right, we’ve got Johnny Platten’s luscious curls, Jason Dunstall and Gary Ayres’ matching mullets, Dermie's ‘Goldilocks’ impersonation, and John Kennedy Jr sporting his big, bad mo.


And of course, there was one man who had the 'do and the mo to put the rest to shame.




Has there ever been better?

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