Fyfe’s new do

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It is the most talked about hairdo in WA foot­ball — or at least, it was. Fre­man­tle Dock­ers cap­tain Nat Fyfe has lost his lus­cious locks, leav­ing cross-town ri­val Nic Nai­tanui as the undis­puted king of out-there hair. Fyfe’s hair­styles have at­tracted at­ten­tion on the field and on the catwalk, most no­tably the man bun that emerged in 2016. It was a nat­u­ral evo­lu­tion for a player ad­mired for his style and fash­ion sense, as well as abil­ity. The morn­ing af­ter win­ning the 2015 Brown­low Medal, the on-baller ac­knowl­edged his hair had gained its own fol­low­ing.

“I don’t own the hair any more. It’s the peo­ple’s hair,” Fyfe said.

In Novem­ber, he re­turned to train­ing with a more sub­dued style. He said it had been a tough de­ci­sion to lop the top knot.

“I got a bit of feed­back from Aaron Sandi­lands over the last year or so,” Fyfe said. Ini­tial re­ac­tion to his new ’do, which looked at train­ing yes­ter­day to be even shorter, has been mixed.

Fyfe has been in­stalled as a $5.50 Brown­low Medal favourite.

Dock­ers fans will hope that like his no-non­sense hair­cut, the skip­per means busi­ness in 2019.

Tight and tou­sled, the hair­styles that be­came “the peo­ple’s hair”.

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