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11th Aug '17 6:12:11 AM gb00393
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** Jaime's hairstyle changes to a shorter, simpler cut in Season 4 to indicate his new-found humility and a disconnect with his earlier self.

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** Jaime's Jaime grows an appropriately leonine one while in Northern captivity in Season 2 and he keeps it thick into the rest of Season 3. His hairstyle changes to a shorter, simpler cut in Season 4 to indicate his new-found humility and a disconnect with his earlier self.
2nd Aug '17 5:08:47 PM lymerence
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** The Twelfth Doctor's hair changes throughout his era rival those of his Third incarnation's. The difference between the very, very short close-cut in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]] to the wild, flowing hair in [[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime "the 2017 Christmas Special"]] is staggering, and it reflects the Doctor's change from a grumpy, stern old man to his much more lax, goofy and younger-acting personality he developed later on in his era. It's a change you don't really notice if you watch episode-by-episode as it's very gradual.

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** The Twelfth Doctor's hair changes throughout his era rival those of his Third incarnation's. The difference between the very, very short close-cut in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]] to the wild, flowing hair in [[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime "the the 2017 Christmas Special"]] Special]] is staggering, and it reflects the Doctor's change from a grumpy, stern old man to his much more lax, goofy and younger-acting personality he developed later on in his era. It's a change you don't really notice if you watch episode-by-episode as it's very gradual.
2nd Aug '17 5:07:38 PM lymerence
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** The Twelfth Doctor's hair changes throughout his era rival those of his Third incarnation's. The difference between the very, very short close-cut in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]] to the wild, flowing hair in [[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime "the 2017 Christmas Special"]] is staggering, and it reflects the Doctor's change from a grumpy, stern old man to his much more lax, goofy and younger-acting personality he developed later on in his era. It's a change you don't really notice if you watch episode-by-episode as it's very gradual.
26th Jul '17 3:54:56 PM gb00393
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** The haircut Cersei receives at the end of Season 5 makes her bear an absolutely ''terrifying'' resemblance to Joffrey. By the end of Season 6, we now know that Joffrey didn't just get his insanity and penchant for irredeemable cruelty from incest. Most of it was from '''her'''.
24th Jul '17 4:25:43 PM Erin582
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* Every main character from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' with the exception of Steve, Buck and Lucky went through this:
** As Al's hair got thinner, [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy he became angrier and more misanthropic.]]
** The bigger and more red Peg's hair became, [[{{Jerkass}} the more obnoxious she was.]]
** Kelly became noticeably stupider as soon as she cut her hair.
** Once Bud started growing facial hair, he became more pathetic and perverted.
** When Marcy started cutting her hair shorter, she became more shrill and antagonistic, especially towards Al/men in general and her [[StrawFeminist feminist qualities]] [[UpToEleven got cranked up.]]
** After Jefferson cut his hair and let it go a darker brown, he became lazier and [[StrawMisogynist more of a reflection of the other members of NO MA'AM.]]
24th Jul '17 11:48:59 AM Hjortron18
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* From ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' Steve Rogers has an appropriately 1940s era haircut, which makes him stand out especially in the latter along with his wardrobe choices. By the time of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' he has a more modern haircut to symbolize how he's become used to the present day.

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* ** From ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' Steve Rogers has an appropriately 1940s era haircut, which makes him stand out especially in the latter along with his wardrobe choices. By the time of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' he has a more modern haircut to symbolize how he's become used to the present day.
21st Jul '17 12:59:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Leland Palmer suffers some serious {{Wangst}} when he finds out his daughter Laura has been murdered. After he [[spoiler:kills Jacques Renault (one of the murder suspects) at the end of the first season]], his hair turns white and he acts unnaturally cheerful. [[spoiler:It also signifies that he's possessed by Killer BOB, the show's BigBad]].

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* In ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Leland Palmer suffers some serious {{Wangst}} when he finds out his daughter Laura has been murdered. After he [[spoiler:kills Jacques Renault (one of the murder suspects) at the end of the first season]], his hair turns white and he acts unnaturally cheerful. [[spoiler:It also signifies that he's possessed by Killer BOB, the show's BigBad]].Big Bad]].


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* ''Series/{{Vikings}}'': About two decades pass across the first four seasons, so some male characters change their hairstyles to show the passage of time. Ragnar crops off his mohawk/braid and eventually shaves his head bald while also steadily growing out his beard. Floki's hair also gets sparser and his beard longer, until he too is bald and long-bearded. Meanwhile, Bjorn grows a braid and a beard to achieve a look similar to Ragnar's youthful style, showing that Bjorn is taking his father's place.
21st Jul '17 12:52:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Sisko shaves his head and grows a beard in order to mark his promotion from Commander to Captain in the fourth season.

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** Sisko shaves his head and grows a beard in order to mark his promotion from Commander to Captain in the fourth season. Behind the scenes, this was also a concession to actor Avery Brooks, who was prevented from shaving his head when he first landed the part so that he would look distinct from his previous character Hawk from ''Series/SpencerForHire''.
11th Jul '17 5:07:23 PM ItsCursorBby
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* A number of characters in the mobile game ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' are shown with different hairstyles in the previous school year, some changes being more significant to characterization than others. The main two:
** Rei loses the slicked-back look he had as a delinquent, instead opting for a more relaxed look that better suits his current "tired old man" persona.
** Tsumugi grows out his hair and puts an electric blue streak in it, apparently as part of some kind of agreement with Natsume. He states a couple of times that he finds it annoying and wants to cut it, but Natsume won't let him. It's possibly part of an attempt to make up with Natsume following the things he did the previous year.
29th Jun '17 12:01:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* Parodied in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. It's a new school year for Chiyo-chan, so to show how much she's matured as a person... she starts wearing her pigtails lower.

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* Parodied in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Parodied.
It's a new school year for Chiyo-chan, so to show how much she's matured as a person... she starts wearing her pigtails lower.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[spoiler:Aizen's removal of his glasses]] and slicking back of his hair demonstrated to the audience that yes, he was now the BigBad. This incident is also thought to have contributed to his FanNickname of "Evil Superman".

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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[[spoiler:Aizen's removal of his glasses]] and slicking back of his hair demonstrated to the audience that yes, he was now the BigBad. This incident is also thought to have contributed to his FanNickname of "Evil Superman".



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' Kallen Stadfeldt/Kozuki has two different hair styles, a spiky wild look (which is apparently her natural one) when she's being her ActionGirl self, and a combed-down hair style she uses at school to as part of the fake IllGirl persona she hides behind. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, she is shown going to school with her spiky hair, signifying that she has thrown away her frail cover, and can now be herself in school.]]

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
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Kallen Stadfeldt/Kozuki has two different hair styles, a spiky wild look (which is apparently her natural one) when she's being her ActionGirl self, and a combed-down hair style she uses at school to as part of the fake IllGirl persona she hides behind. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, she is shown going to school with her spiky hair, signifying that she has thrown away her frail cover, and can now be herself in school.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' Sakuraba goes from having a pop-idol-type hairstyle to a shaved head (to the dismay of his fangirls), to show that he's serious about becoming a better athlete. It grows back slowly over the course of the series (with the little bit in the middle inexplicably growing faster than the rest).

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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' 21}}'':
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Sakuraba goes from having a pop-idol-type hairstyle to a shaved head (to the dismay of his fangirls), to show that he's serious about becoming a better athlete. It grows back slowly over the course of the series (with the little bit in the middle inexplicably growing faster than the rest).



* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', after [[spoiler:Akito]]'s HeelFaceTurn, she is shown at the end with shoulder length hair.

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* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', after ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** After
[[spoiler:Akito]]'s HeelFaceTurn, she is shown at the end with shoulder length hair.



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed grows his hair out into a short braid after getting his automail before it had been shorter and messy.
** Late in the story, Ed spends several months in hiding recuperating from a serious injury, and afterward he switches to a ponytail. The only reason he does that is because he was being hunted down by the military, and their description of him mentions that his hair is in a braid.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Ed grows his hair out into a short braid after getting his automail before it had been shorter and messy.
messy. [[spoiler:His Earth counterpart in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime]] kept that hairstyle]].
** Late in [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the story, story]], Ed spends several months in hiding recuperating from a serious injury, and afterward he switches to a ponytail. The only reason he does that is because he was being hunted down by the military, and their description of him mentions that his hair is in a braid.



** Ed once again has a ponytail in TheMovie based off of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime series]], ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa Conqueror of Shamballa]]''.

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** Ed once again has a ponytail in TheMovie based off of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime series]], series, ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa Conqueror of Shamballa]]''.Shamballa]]''.



** In ''Conqueror of Shamballa'' Alphonse grew out his hair into a ponytail in order to replicate his brother. [[spoiler:He cut it aftr being reunited with Edward]].



* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'''s second season, [[spoiler:Feldt Grace starts wearing her hair in a style similar to her dead best friend Christina Sierra.]]

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* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'''s 00]]'':
** In the
second season, [[spoiler:Feldt Grace starts wearing her hair in a style similar to her dead best friend Christina Sierra.]]



* Itsuki of ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' starts growing out her hair during the DistantFinale, now accepting the fact that [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak she can like girlish things and still be a martial artist.]]

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* ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'':
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Itsuki of ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' starts growing out her hair during the DistantFinale, now accepting the fact that [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak she can like girlish things and still be a martial artist.]]



* In ''Anime/{{K}}'':

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* Teana Lanster of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' sports GirlishPigtails in the third season. Later, she starts wearing her hair loose, indicating that she has outgrown the [[YoungGun reckless tendencies]] she exhibited earlier in the story.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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Teana Lanster of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' sports GirlishPigtails in the third season. Later, she starts wearing her hair loose, indicating that she has outgrown the [[YoungGun reckless tendencies]] she exhibited earlier in the story.



** Sakura's ImportantHaircut happened early in the manga and signified her no longer wanting to be TheLoad. She keeps the short hair into adulthood. Prior to that Sakura had short hair however grew it out before becoming a ninja because she liked Sasuke.
** Averted with Ino. She cut her hair in the chunin exams as a part of a trap. While afterwards she rekindled her relationship with Sakura, she doesn't actually kep the short hair for long, If anything she grew out her ponytail even longer.

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** Sakura's ImportantHaircut happened early in the manga and signified her no longer wanting to be TheLoad. She keeps the short hair into adulthood. adulthood, though it's slightly longer (however not as long as her original style). Prior to that the manga Sakura had short hair hair, however she grew it out before becoming a ninja because she heard that Sasuke liked Sasuke.
girls with long hair.
** Averted with Ino. She cut her hair in the chunin exams as a part of a trap. While afterwards she rekindled her relationship with Sakura, she doesn't actually kep keep the short hair for long, If anything she grew out her ponytail even longer.



* In the XY series of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Serena cuts her hair [[spoiler: after losing her first Pokémon showcase and realizing she needs to better herself as a trainer. Combined with more casual clothes; this signifies her desire to have more confidence in herself and her abilities]].
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Hikaru Amane, a.k.a. Dabide from Rokkaku, is a natural redhead who's quite proud of his hair and takes care of it quite well, applying hair wax to it every day. When Amane gets serious in his games, he takes a rubber band and ties his hair up; you can expect him to play [[LetsGetDangerous at his very full strength]] from then on.

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* In the XY ''XY'' series of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Serena cuts her hair [[spoiler: after losing her first Pokémon showcase and realizing she needs to better herself as a trainer. Combined with more casual clothes; this signifies her desire to have more confidence in herself and her abilities]].
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'':
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Hikaru Amane, a.k.a. Dabide from Rokkaku, is a natural redhead who's quite proud of his hair and takes care of it quite well, applying hair wax to it every day. When Amane gets serious in his games, he takes a rubber band and ties his hair up; you can expect him to play [[LetsGetDangerous at his very full strength]] from then on.



* Kumiko from ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' tries to invoke this in the first episode. As she begins high school, she pulls her wavy hair into a ponytail in order to symbolize a new, more mature her. Subverted when she almost instantlydoes away with the ponytail afterwards. She's pretty much never shown with that hairstyle outside of the first episode.



* After Vash [[spoiler: shoots the goddamned moon and does serious damage to a city]] in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Wolfwood finds him living under the name Ericks with long hair and the beginnings of a beard. After Vash comes out of his TenMinuteRetirement he gets his hair cut, returning it to the upright "broom" style the audience is familiar with.

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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'':
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After Vash [[spoiler: shoots the goddamned moon and does serious damage to a city]] in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', city]], Wolfwood finds him living under the name Ericks with long hair and the beginnings of a beard. After Vash comes out of his TenMinuteRetirement he gets his hair cut, returning it to the upright "broom" style the audience is familiar with.



* In ''Manga/VampireKnight'', this happens to Yuuki Cross when [[spoiler:her [[BrotherSisterIncest brother/boyfriend]] Kaname reverts her to her true pureblood vampire form. As a human, she had normal shoulder-length hair, and as a vampire, grows long hair very quickly]].

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* In ''Manga/VampireKnight'', this ''Manga/VampireKnight'':
** This
happens to Yuuki Cross when [[spoiler:her [[BrotherSisterIncest brother/boyfriend]] Kaname reverts her to her true pureblood vampire form. As a human, she had normal shoulder-length hair, and as a vampire, grows long hair very quickly]].



* Whenever Keima's mom in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' gets angry, she lets her hair fall out of its bun and goes from sweet, kind and relaxed mother to hot and hotblooded ex-biker gang lady.

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* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'':
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Whenever Keima's mom in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' gets angry, she lets her hair fall out of its bun and goes from sweet, kind and relaxed mother to hot and hotblooded ex-biker gang lady.



** Kaori wore GirlishPigtails and [[{{meganekko}} had glasses]] once but she let her hair down and [[TheGlassesGottaGo stopped wearing glasses]] when she [[spoiler:decided to befriend Kousei, the boy she had been admiring for years]].

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** Kaori wore [[spoiler:wore GirlishPigtails and [[{{meganekko}} had glasses]] glasses]]]] once but she let her hair down and [[TheGlassesGottaGo stopped [[spoiler:[[TheGlassesGottaGo started wearing glasses]] contacts]]] when she [[spoiler:decided to befriend Kousei, the boy she had been admiring for years]].



* This can actually be seen in many of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's films. It's not uncommon that, by the end of the film, the protagonist's appearance has changed somewhat. This is almost always reflected in their hair, and almost always in the main female. [[AuthorAppeal Miyazaki seems to have a thing for short-haired girls.]]

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* This can actually be seen in many of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's films. It's not uncommon that, by the end of the film, the protagonist's appearance has changed somewhat. This is almost always reflected in their hair, and almost always in the main female. [[AuthorAppeal Miyazaki seems to have a thing for short-haired girls.]]]]:



** In ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', Anna starts off with BoyishShortHair. She grows it out slightly over the summer and begins wearing a hairpin after she [[TookALevelInCheerfulness becomes friendlier]].



* [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Princess Sally]] let her hair grow ''long'' when Sonic was thought dead for a year. It's a large signal for her {{Chickification}} and it isn't until about 3-4 years later that she gets her head straightened and asks Bunnie to cut it.

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* [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': Princess Sally]] Sally let her hair grow ''long'' when Sonic was thought dead for a year. It's a large signal for her {{Chickification}} and it isn't until about 3-4 years later that she gets her head straightened and asks Bunnie to cut it.
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