History Main / ExpositoryHairstyleChange

26th Mar '17 9:55:47 AM nombretomado
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* In ''NUMB3RS'', the most recent season premiere had a several characters suddenly grow facial hair, or at least a significant amount of stubble. Colby at least had the excuse of having been in jail, but was like the "Everyone Grows a Beard" episode. Colby and Charlie had shaved by the next episode, but Larry kept the stubble.

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* In ''NUMB3RS'', ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'', the most recent season premiere had a several characters suddenly grow facial hair, or at least a significant amount of stubble. Colby at least had the excuse of having been in jail, but was like the "Everyone Grows a Beard" episode. Colby and Charlie had shaved by the next episode, but Larry kept the stubble.
26th Mar '17 12:54:55 AM creader
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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.]]
** [[Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind Nausicaä]] doesn't do this in the movie, but in the manga she has her hair cut from shoulder length to just below her ears as she prepares to go to war, symbolizing the end of her innocent life.
*** Later on in the manga, Princess Kushana, who originally sported a waist-length blonde braid wrapped around her head, chopped it off after she failed to rescue some of her soldiers who had been assigned a task at odds with their training[[labelnote:]] (Kushana trained them as elite cavalry specializing in quick attacks, but they were put on point defense; that's the equivalent of forcing Navy SEAL Team Six into a WWI trench)[[/labelnote]] and placed in an indefensible position by her brothers as a show of solidarity as well as a promise to everyone that she would redouble her efforts to hunt down and kill the Princes of Torumekia.
** Near the end of ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'', Sheeta who has sported braided pigtails the entire movie confronts Muska along with Pazu. Muska pulls out a pistol and, to prove he's not bluffing, ''shoots off Sheeta's pigtails''. This could represent her growth as a person, no longer willing to be a passive participant in the plot.
** ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' has an unusual inversion for a Miyazaki film. Here, it's the male protagonist who alters his hairstyle at the ''start of the movie'', due to being exiled from his village after becoming infected with a curse.
** In ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', Sophie begins the movie with waist-length dark hair done up in a simple braid. She still has the braid after being transformed into an old woman by the Witch of the Wastes, albeit grey and much shorter. However, at the climax of the film, she sacrifices her braid to revive Calcifer (who she'd just realized is [[spoiler:Howl's heart]]), so even after breaking the curse Sophie's hair remains silver and short.
*** This is one of the many differences from the original novel. In the book, Sophie's hair was strawberry blonde (i.e. a very light red), and her hair went back to its former colour and style after her curse broke.
*** Howl himself has one in the movie. After Sophie accidentally rearranged his several dozen hair products, his blond hair turned orange, then later black (the latter being his natural colour). His decision to not re-dye it indicates his increasing willingness to drop his façade, as well as his growing trust of (and love for) Sophie.



* 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.]]
** [[Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind Nausicaä]] doesn't do this in the movie, but in the manga she has her hair cut from shoulder length to just below her ears as she prepares to go to war, symbolizing the end of her innocent life.
*** Later on in the manga, Princess Kushana, who originally sported a waist-length blonde braid wrapped around her head, chopped it off after she failed to rescue some of her soldiers who had been assigned a task at odds with their training[[labelnote:]] (Kushana trained them as elite cavalry specializing in quick attacks, but they were put on point defense; that's the equivalent of forcing Navy SEAL Team Six into a WWI trench)[[/labelnote]] and placed in an indefensible position by her brothers as a show of solidarity as well as a promise to everyone that she would redouble her efforts to hunt down and kill the Princes of Torumekia.
** Near the end of ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'', Sheeta who has sported braided pigtails the entire movie confronts Muska along with Pazu. Muska pulls out a pistol and, to prove he's not bluffing, ''shoots off Sheeta's pigtails''. This could represent her growth as a person, no longer willing to be a passive participant in the plot.
** ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' has an unusual inversion for a Miyazaki film. Here, it's the male protagonist who alters his hairstyle at the ''start of the movie'', due to being exiled from his village after becoming infected with a curse.
** In ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', Sophie begins the movie with waist-length dark hair done up in a simple braid. She still has the braid after being transformed into an old woman by the Witch of the Wastes, albeit grey and much shorter. However, at the climax of the film, she sacrifices her braid to revive Calcifer (who she'd just realized is [[spoiler:Howl's heart]]), so even after breaking the curse Sophie's hair remains silver and short.
*** This is one of the many differences from the original novel. In the book, Sophie's hair was strawberry blonde (i.e. a very light red), and her hair went back to its former colour and style after her curse broke.
*** Howl himself has one in the movie. After Sophie accidentally rearranged his several dozen hair products, his blond hair turned orange, then later black (the latter being his natural colour). His decision to not re-dye it indicates his increasing willingness to drop his façade, as well as his growing trust of (and love for) Sophie.
8th Feb '17 1:26:18 PM DasNordlicht91
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* In Season 3, Skye has cut her shoulder-length hair to neck-length, showing her growth as a character. [[spoiler:It also serves to make her appearance look closer to her comic counterpart, and symbolizes her acceptance as an Inhuman.]]

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* ** In Season 3, Skye has cut her shoulder-length hair to neck-length, showing her growth as a character. [[spoiler:It also serves to make her appearance look closer to her comic counterpart, and symbolizes her acceptance as an Inhuman.]]
18th Jan '17 1:26:28 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', Ringo grows a small ponytail (actually, he has his hair grown magically) to indicate to the Baravadans that he should be considered a tirin (noncombatant) rather than a skahs (warrior).
*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when the Guardians take Ringo in, they give him a buzzcut to indicate that he's one of them. After the debacle that follows, Ringo happily allows the Circle to grow his ponytail back for him.
15th Jan '17 9:46:08 PM DustSnitch
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15th Jan '17 9:44:23 PM DustSnitch
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* Aeryn Sun generally wore her hair somewhat past her shoulders on ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', and usually tied up in a neat little braid, which only made sense as she was an ActionGirl. She softens slightly as the show progresses, and when John first encounters her at the beginning of the fourth season season she has a possibly terminal condition -- and a ''sheet'' of ''very'' long, thick, and unbound black hair (which somehow manages to fit in a coldsuit like Scorpius's). Her hair returned to something approximating its original length some time after she got better, but she rarely (if ever) has her hair braided or even in a pony tail from that point on -- because even in her most BadAss moments, she's generally being badass because someone she cares about is in trouble.

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* Aeryn Sun generally wore her hair somewhat past her shoulders on ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', and usually tied up in a neat little braid, which only made sense as she was an ActionGirl. She softens slightly as the show progresses, and when John first encounters her at the beginning of the fourth season season she has a possibly terminal condition -- and a ''sheet'' of ''very'' long, thick, and unbound black hair (which somehow manages to fit in a coldsuit like Scorpius's). Her hair returned to something approximating its original length some time after she got better, but she rarely (if ever) has her hair braided or even in a pony tail from that point on -- because even in her most BadAss badass moments, she's generally being badass because someone she cares about is in trouble.



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. After a HappyFlashback, we SmashCut to our protagonist John Reese as he is now, drunk and wearing a BeardOfSorrow in the subway, though still BadAss enough to [[MuggingTheMonster take down some thugs who try to attack him]]. After deciding to take Finch's offer, Reese shaves his permastubble, cuts his hair, and [[BadassInANiceSuit puts on a nice suit]], greatly confusing the thugs when he runs into them later.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. After a HappyFlashback, we SmashCut to our protagonist John Reese as he is now, drunk and wearing a BeardOfSorrow in the subway, though still BadAss badass enough to [[MuggingTheMonster take down some thugs who try to attack him]]. After deciding to take Finch's offer, Reese shaves his permastubble, cuts his hair, and [[BadassInANiceSuit puts on a nice suit]], greatly confusing the thugs when he runs into them later.
13th Jan '17 5:01:29 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** After Margaery takes up residence in King's Landing, her signature style gradually takes over the capital's fashion from Cersei. Thus the many noblewoman extras ditch their flamboyant updos in favor of Tyrell style intricate ponytails.
** 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.
9th Jan '17 2:30:43 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Carmella had a mixture of brown and blonde hair when she debuted as the TokenEvilTeammate to Enzo Amore and Big Cass. Around the time she underwent a proper HeelFaceTurn and established herself as part of their entourage for good, her hair became completely blonde.

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* Carmella Wrestling/{{Carmella}} had a mixture of brown and blonde hair when she debuted as the TokenEvilTeammate to Enzo Amore and Big Cass. Around the time she underwent a proper HeelFaceTurn and established herself as part of their entourage for good, her hair became completely blonde.



* {{Wrestling/Emma}}'s hair was completely blonde for most of her NXT career. As she began a FaceHeelTurn and hooked up with Dana Brooke to form Team Disingenuous - the color was replaced with a balayage of brown into blonde.

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* {{Wrestling/Emma}}'s hair was completely blonde for most of her NXT career. As she began a FaceHeelTurn and hooked up with Dana Brooke Wrestling/DanaBrooke to form Team Disingenuous - the color was replaced with a balayage of brown into blonde.
9th Jan '17 2:29:34 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/TripleH in his heyday tended to sport a beard if he was a face. He was clean shaven during his time in Evolution. Additionally his traditional long hair was cut short after his loss to Brock Lesnar. When he returned to television, he was in the role of The Authority and no longer a regular wrestler.

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* Wrestling/TripleH in his heyday tended to sport a beard if he was a face. He was clean shaven during his time in Evolution. Additionally his traditional long hair was cut short after his loss to Brock Lesnar.Lesnar in 2012. When he returned to television, he was in the role of The Authority and no longer a regular wrestler.



* Wrestling/{{Layla}} initially started out with an afro, then changed to shoulder-length hair with a thick fringe when she was in Wrestling/LayCool. After returning from injury as a face, her hair was now nearly waist-length. She lightened her hair eventually to blonde after losing the Divas' Championship but she's now back to brunette.

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* Wrestling/{{Layla}} initially started out with an afro, then changed to shoulder-length hair with a thick fringe when she was in Wrestling/LayCool. After returning from injury as a face, her hair was now nearly waist-length. She lightened her hair eventually to blonde after losing the Divas' Championship but she's now she then went back to brunette.brunette. She cut her hair into a bob in 2015, retiring a few months later.
8th Jan '17 1:42:46 PM RavenWilder
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** When Octavia starts training to be a Grounder warrior, she adds braids to her hair to better fit in with the Grounders. Clarke changes her similarly in Season 3 as she's spending more time among the Grounders than her own people (she also dyes her hair red while trying to live anonymously, but that doesn't last long).

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** When Octavia starts training to be a Grounder warrior, she adds braids to her hair to better fit in with the Grounders. Clarke changes her hair similarly in Season 3 as she's spending more time among the Grounders than her own people (she also dyes her hair red while trying to live anonymously, but that doesn't last long).
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