Because there are too many heads I'm going to go ahead and do one last post. There are others, but hey, I wrote these up in advance and need to go to bed soon. The Lion by Jason Frailey went through a process which he, wonderfully, wrote about. Early on the figure had a sort of a page-boy hairstyle, which morphed into the creation you see here.
More on the Lion (and how to buy one) here.