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18th Jan '18 3:49:29 PM WillKeaton
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* Grandma Yetta from ''Series/TheNanny''. Taken beyond its logical extreme when Fran's ''other'' grandmother, [[http://thenannytv.wikia.com/wiki/Nettie_Fine Nettie]], shows up with a ''pink'' rinse in her hair.

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* Grandma Yetta from ''Series/TheNanny''. Taken beyond its logical extreme when Fran's ''other'' grandmother, [[http://thenannytv.wikia.com/wiki/Nettie_Fine Nettie]], Nettie,]] shows up with a ''pink'' rinse in her hair.
29th Dec '17 8:04:30 PM BattleMaster
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* This is a cliche of the witches in Paige's coven in ''[[Literature/TheOtherworld Dime Store Magic]]''. She laments that for all too many of them, it's entirely true.
12th Dec '17 6:31:11 PM CommanderVisor
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* Vice Admiral Holdo in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' has pink hair and is in her early fifties. According to prequel novel, ''Literature/LeiaPrincessOfAlderaan'', she does so to [[CulturalRebel culturally rebel]] against her homeworld's celebration of being TheStoic.
3rd Dec '17 12:35:28 AM MrInitialMan
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Grey hair has often been considered a sign of respectable old age. Unfortunately, not everyone becomes a SilverFox with age: those with one or two [=MC1R=] variant alleles will instead find that their hair turns an ugly dirty yellow. Older women in the 1970s and earlier who wanted to be gracefully grey would therefore get their stylists to treat their yellowing hair with a blue rinse, which, with luck, would tone down the yellow and leave a silver grey. It didn't always work - not everyone's hair absorbs the same amount of dye - and many older women walked around with distressingly blue hair. This led to this trope and also to the phrase "the blue rinse set", used in the 70s and 80s to describe older women in general (and still used in [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem British politics]] to describe old Tory women who don't think women should participate in politics and make sure that happens by [[{{Hypocrite}} taking control of local branches of the Conservative Party]]).

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Grey hair has often been considered a sign of respectable old age. Unfortunately, not everyone becomes a SilverFox with age: those with one or two [=MC1R=] variant alleles will instead find that their hair turns an ugly dirty yellow. Older women in the 1970s and earlier who wanted to be gracefully grey would therefore get their stylists to treat their yellowing hair with a blue rinse, which, with luck, would tone down the yellow and leave a silver grey. It didn't always work - not everyone's hair absorbs the same amount of dye - [[MyHairCameOutGreen and many older women walked around with distressingly blue hair.hair]]. This led to this trope and also to the phrase "the blue rinse set", used in the 70s and 80s to describe older women in general (and still used in [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem British politics]] to describe old Tory women who don't think women should participate in politics and make sure that happens by [[{{Hypocrite}} taking control of local branches of the Conservative Party]]).
17th Nov '17 3:33:14 PM RaineyH
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* While getting registered for school in ''In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson'', [[AnImmigrantsTale Shirley Temple Wong]] encounters one of these. She doesn't bat an eye, since she's already noticed that "hair comes in [[BlondeBrunetteRedhead all colors]] in America."
6th Oct '16 12:01:16 PM StFan
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* The violent old lady in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' movies is codenamed 'Bluehair' by the penguins.
* Alex's mother in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' is shown with bluish-purplish hair. While audiences now might guess that she's a superannuated punk rocker, her color is an exaggerated blue rinse treatment.

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* The violent old lady in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' movies is codenamed 'Bluehair' "Bluehair" by the penguins.
* Alex's mother in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' is shown with bluish-purplish hair. While audiences now might guess that she's a superannuated punk rocker, her color is an exaggerated blue rinse treatment.
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* Alex's mother in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' is shown with bluish-purplish hair. While audiences now might guess that she's a superannuated punk rocker, her color is an exaggerated blue rinse treatment.
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* [[Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]] states that he [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/717.html deliberately changed]] Jane Goodall's hair to that color.

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* [[Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', David Morgan-Mar]] Morgan-Mar states that he [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/717.html deliberately changed]] changes]] Jane Goodall's hair to that color.



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* Agnes Skinner, Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother "beloved smother—I mean, mother"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. A FlashBack shows she used to have light brown hair. Jacqueline Bouvier, Marge Simpson's mother, also has faintly blue hair, although in her case, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair it's just a faded version of her hair color from when she was younger]].

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* Agnes Skinner, Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother "[[MyBelovedSmother "beloved smother—I smother]]—I mean, mother"]] mother" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. A FlashBack shows she used to have light brown hair. Jacqueline Bouvier, Marge Simpson's mother, also has faintly blue hair, although in her case, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair it's just a faded version of her hair color from when she was younger]].



* {{Goofy}}'s [[WesternAnimation/GoofysGrandma grandmother]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' series of 2013-'14

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* {{Goofy}}'s [[WesternAnimation/GoofysGrandma WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'s [[Recap/MickeyMouseS2E6GoofysGrandma grandmother]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Mickey Mouse|2013}}'' series of 2013-'14
24th Aug '16 1:39:55 PM 32_Footsteps
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* Agnes Skinner, Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother "beloved smother—I mean, mother"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. A FlashBack shows she used to have light brown hair.

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* Agnes Skinner, Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother "beloved smother—I mean, mother"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. A FlashBack shows she used to have light brown hair. Jacqueline Bouvier, Marge Simpson's mother, also has faintly blue hair, although in her case, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair it's just a faded version of her hair color from when she was younger]].
18th Apr '16 9:09:13 PM Knight20
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12th Oct '15 3:37:09 AM jormis29
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* Agnes Skinner, Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother "beloved smother—I mean, mother"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Although it's worth noting that blue is a natural hair color in ''The Simpsons'', so it might not be dyed.

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* Agnes Skinner, Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother "beloved smother—I mean, mother"]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Although it's worth noting that blue is a natural hair color in ''The Simpsons'', so it might not be dyed.
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26th Sep '15 7:08:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''AmeliasNotebook'', there is one occasion where the titular character zones out in the lunch line and almost mistakes an elderly cafeteria worker for one of her troll dolls due to her blue-tinted hair.
* Aunt Beatrice from ''The39Clues''.

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* In ''AmeliasNotebook'', ''Literature/AmeliasNotebook'', there is one occasion where the titular character zones out in the lunch line and almost mistakes an elderly cafeteria worker for one of her troll dolls due to her blue-tinted hair.
* Aunt Beatrice from ''The39Clues''.''Literature/The39Clues''.



* Dorothy from ''TheGoldenGirls'' isn't quite blue-haired, but she's close.

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* Dorothy from ''TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' isn't quite blue-haired, but she's close.



* Phyllis Pearce in ''CoronationStreet''.

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* Phyllis Pearce in ''CoronationStreet''.''Series/CoronationStreet''.
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