WHEN Peter Wright steps up to the oche at Alexandra Palace for the World Darts final tonight, you can bet he'll look ready for battle.
The Snakebite will have his signature mohawk dyed for the occasion as he looks to stop Michael Van Gerwen winning his fourth title.
And the 49-year-old will have his wife to thank for looking good on the Ally Pally stage.
Joanne Wright is a hairdresser who owns her own salon called Medusa Hair in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
She spends up to two hours styling her hubby's hairdo before he takes to the stage.
And it was Peter's daughter who gave him the inspiration to dye it various colours over the years.
DYE ANOTHER DAY
Before he faces off against Van Gerwen, Wright will enjoy a few hours of practice before enjoying some downtime.
While he psyches himself up, his missus will get to work on his famous thatch, trimming it before spicing it up with colour.
"It takes about two hours every day after practice in my chilling out time," he revealed in 2013.
"I sit there chilling, and my wife Jo does my hair."
Normally, the war paint of choice features a snake, a tribute to his Snakebite nickname, which incidentally is his favourite drink.
The colour element was thanks to his daughter.
"It's down to my daughter because she's the one who has all different colour hair and I thought 'I'll try that,'" he told the Daily Mail.
"No other dart players have tried it and it just stuck. I class it as going to war with my war paint on ready for battle."
JO IS BOSS
But, even when Wright is in meditation mode, he can't help but fidget when he's getting his hair done.
The longest it took, he once admitted, was four and a half hours. And when he got a bit bored, and started moving around, Joanne had a subtle way of keeping him still while she was working.
“The longest time was 4.5 hours. If you move, she gives you a tap on your head, I can not move," he revealed to RTL 7 Darts.
Jo is also in charge when it comes to selecting the style.
“Nine times out of ten I let Joanne do what she wants, she is the boss," he added.
Fans will be eager to see what Wright steps out with today as he takes on the mighty Dutch world No1.
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