What are you guys talking about? Cutting his hair and making it his normal hair color - to make him stand out?? Why, so he can have a short dark haired look like Rhodes, Del Rio, Bryan, Miz, DiBiase, Punk, Orton, etc? This is whole thread is odd to me.
He's the only guy in the company with slicked back blonde hair. THATs how you use your hair to stand out, be the only one rocking it. His entire hair flicking thing goes away too. He also has mentioned several times that having long hair helps his selling look more effective. Everything about his gimmick is about standing out, being confident, being flashy despite not being 6'6 and a jacked... we'd like to shave his head and give him tats? He sounds like Gillberg.
I think Dolph Ziggler is fine how he is to be honest.
I did like the second version of his theme song (Downstait did that one too) but I'm cool with his current one too.
As far as his look goes, he's fine.
The only thing I'd be for changing is his finisher. The Zig Zag is indeed a bad finisher. As a signature move it's fine, but it's no finisher. A bit like Wade Barrett and Wasteland. The move is a good one to have as a signature, but it's no finisher. They've changed things with Barrett and given him a good finisher., hope they do the same with Ziggler in due course.
From what I've seen, he just needs to act more like a heel. He tries to win his matches by being better than everyone(Which is what Punk should be doing), and rarely ever doing a lot of heel tactics, as it pertains to winning. Though, I may just be missing them.
I would keep him exactly the way he is for a while. Last time they tried to change him it was a total DISASTER. As a matter of fact they did it kinda like your idea. They cut his hair and changed it to a brown color and they tried to give him this tough guy say nothing gimmick and in failed miserably. It just wasn't... "Dolph" anymore. He plays a much much better cocky heel IMHO
I wouldn't change Dolph at all. He doesn't need it. The only thing he needs is a solid babyface push to get more everyday fans behind him.
Can you imagine a CM Punk vs Dolph Ziggler Summer Slam Main Event for the WWE championship with Dolph as the babyface. That's the future people. Reminds me of HBK first heel to face turn.
I don't think he should change anything he just starting to get there with his current gimmick and i love the showoff gimmick so why change it?