The Lowestoft inspiration behind darts star's amazing hairstyles

Peter Wright reacting after losing the 1st set during day fourteen of the William Hill World Darts C

Peter Wright is set to face Michael Smith in the final of the World Darts Championship on Monday night. - Credit: PA

He's playing out of skin at the oche - but Peter 'Snakebite' Wright is arguably just as well known for his outrageous style.

And as he takes to the stage at Alexandra Palace on Monday night, he will again have his wife to thank for another spectacular trademark hair-do.

Joanne Wright, who owns Medusa Unisex Hair Salon on Woodward Avenue, Lowestoft, is responsible for her husband's unique look and spends about two hours prepping Peter before matches.

Her efforts have seen him sporting all the colours of the rainbow, with designs airbrushed on to the side of his head adding an extra layer of flair.

"We started using permanent dye but he wanted the colour changed every weekend," she previously told this newspaper.

Peter Wright after beating Gary Anderson during day fifteen of the William Hill World Darts Champion

Peter Wright after beating Gary Anderson during day 15 of the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. - Credit: PA

"People think that it was me who pushed him into it but it all stemmed from him wanting to have it done."

In 2014, 'Snakebite', who lives in Mendham near Harleston, said that his hair is his 'war paint'.

Peter Wright during day three of the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, Lond

Peter Wright's wife Joanne Wright is the inspiration behind the darts star's hairstyles. - Credit: PA

'Snakebite' will face Michael Smith, the runner-up three years ago, in the final after beating Anderson 6-4 in a high-quality second semi-final.

Peter Wright in action against Damon Heta during day eleven of the William Hill World Darts Champion

Peter Wright said that his hair is like his 'war paint'. - Credit: PA

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