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11th Jul '17 1:41:10 PM Knight20
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* In the Kelly Clarkson song "Heartbeat" one of the actresses cuts her hair in the bathroom after going through a bad break up.
10th Jul '17 1:30:23 AM Mister6
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* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' specifically the DirectorsCut. Sybillia, Queen of Jeruselum cuts her hair[[spoiler: when she renounces her throne after she mercy kills her son before he suffers and dies from leprosy like her brother.]] See TruthinTelevision below. Additionally this would have also led to her entering a nunnery to atone for her sins - but ExecutiveMeddling insisted she and Balian end up together.

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* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' specifically the DirectorsCut. Sybillia, Queen of Jeruselum cuts her hair[[spoiler: when she renounces her throne after she mercy kills her son before he suffers and dies from leprosy like her brother.]] See TruthinTelevision below. Additionally this would have also led to her entering a nunnery to atone for her sins - but ExecutiveMeddling insisted she and Balian end up together.
25th Jun '17 1:03:27 PM fearlessnikki
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* Within weeks of wrapping the last ''Harry Potter'' film, EmmaWatson traded her character's shoulder-length hair for a short pixie cut.


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* Actors attached to franchises or TV shows often have it written into their contract that they have to keep their hair a certain way for the sake of their character. As such when filming wraps, it's sort of a ritual for the actor to change their hair to celebrate that they don't have to keep it that way anymore:
** Creator/EmmaWatson chopped all her long hair off into a pixie cut as soon as she finished filming the last ''Film/HarryPotter'' movie.
** Creator/ChadMichaelMurray was required to grow his hair out for ''Series/OneTreeHill''. Every time they wrapped a season, he would celebrate by getting a buzzcut.
** Creator/JenniferMorrison cut her hair to shoulder length around the time she finished up ''Series/OnceUponATime''. As she still had some filming left to do, she wore hair pieces for the remaining episodes.
** It was the opposite for Creator/KateeSackhoff. Required to keep her hair short for ''Series/BattlestarGalactica'', she would grow it out in between seasons and eventually fought for the character to grow her hair long too.
** Creator/KitHarrington has alluded to the same for ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In contrast to many of his co-stars who just wear wigs, he has grown his hair for the entire duration of the series and has said he'll cut it as soon as he's finished. This was even a joke among fans regarding a CliffHanger ending for one season; if Kit's hair was cut, it was a good sign his character wasn't coming back.
21st Jun '17 1:31:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* Silent film star Creator/MaryPickford cut her famous curls in 1928, and adapted a TwentiesBobHaircut. This made the front page of national newspapers in America, including ''The New York Times''. This was largely considered a CreatorKiller for her. Her fans liked her in [[TheIngenuine innocent]], [[DawsonCasting childish]] roles while Pickford wanted to play more mature ones. When she cut off her curls and tried more adult roles, her popularity floundered dramatically.

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* Silent film star Creator/MaryPickford cut her famous curls in 1928, and adapted a TwentiesBobHaircut. This made the front page of national newspapers in America, including ''The New York Times''. This was largely considered a CreatorKiller for her. Her fans liked her in [[TheIngenuine [[The Ingenue innocent]], [[DawsonCasting childish]] roles while Pickford wanted to play more mature ones. When she cut off her curls and tried more adult roles, her popularity floundered dramatically.
21st Jun '17 1:26:10 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/SketDance'', Switch is a straight example in his BackStory, for his own reasons. Tsubaki also makes such a decision when appearing as a minor character in Bossun's backstory.

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* In ''Manga/SketDance'', ''Manga/SketDance'':
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Switch is a straight example in his BackStory, for his own reasons. Tsubaki also makes such a decision when appearing as a minor character in Bossun's backstory.



* Akane Tendo in an early episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Notable in that [[TraumaticHaircut she didn't actually have a choice]] [[CloseCallHaircut in the matter]], but then decides to ask Kasumi to get it more or less cleaned up, ''not'' growing it back. That's because she grew it long originally to attract [[PrecociousCrush her first crush]], Dr. Tofu, but by that time she gets over her love for him.
** In the Anime and Manga it was Ryoga who accidentally chopped Akane's hair when she was caught in the crossfire between a fight with him and Ranma, (she blames Ranma since she got in the mess to try helping him anyway,) in the live action special it was one of the gang members who did it with a sickle.

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* Akane Tendo in an early episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Notable in that [[TraumaticHaircut she didn't actually have a choice]] [[CloseCallHaircut in the matter]], but then decides to ask Kasumi to get it more or less cleaned up, ''not'' growing it back. That's because she grew it long originally to attract [[PrecociousCrush her first crush]], Dr. Tofu, but by that time she gets over her love for him.
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him. In the Anime and Manga it was Ryoga who accidentally chopped Akane's hair when she was caught in the crossfire between a fight with him and Ranma, (she blames Ranma since she got in the mess to try helping him anyway,) in the live action special it was one of the gang members who did it with a sickle.



* In ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', Sei (the original ''Rosa Gigantea'') has not just one but ''two'' Important Haircuts. In the same series, [[ShaggyDogStory a whole episode is dedicated to minor character Mifuyu]], who cuts her hair after realizing that she will never gain Sachiko's favor.
* Another male example: Ginta shaves his head to apologize to Miki after he accidentally breaks her heart in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''. Meiko also suggested Miki cut her hair before they saw that Ginta had, but Miki laughed it off; back then, [[BoyishShortHair her hair was much too short already.]] Echoing the above incident, when Yuu leaves Miki (apparently for good, [[spoiler: after finding out he may be her half-brother]]) in the anime, Miki's efforts to overcome it include cutting her long hair into a pageboy style and piercing her ears.

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* In ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'':
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Sei (the original ''Rosa Gigantea'') has not just one but ''two'' Important Haircuts. She cut her long hair to medium length after [[spoiler:her girlfriend ran off to become a nun]]. She later cropped it short after beginning college.
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In the same series, [[ShaggyDogStory a whole episode is dedicated to minor character Mifuyu]], who cuts her hair after realizing that she will never gain Sachiko's favor.
* ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'':
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Another male example: Ginta shaves his head to apologize to Miki after he accidentally breaks her heart in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''.heart. Meiko also suggested Miki cut her hair before they saw that Ginta had, but Miki laughed it off; back then, [[BoyishShortHair her hair was much too short already.]] Echoing the above incident, when Yuu leaves Miki (apparently for good, [[spoiler: after finding out he may be her half-brother]]) in the anime, Miki's efforts to overcome it include cutting her long hair into a pageboy style and piercing her ears.



* During the Chunin exam arc of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sakura Haruno is discovered by the three Sound Genin participating. Having her hair held by the kunoichi of the Sound Squad (Kin Tsuchi, whose hair is even longer than Sakura's, and who actually mocks her for paying so much attention to her beautiful hair), Sakura cuts her hair to free herself from Kin's grasp. It also symbolizes her wish to become as strong as Naruto, Sasuke and Rock Lee, who have always been there to protect her.
** Oddly enough, in one flashback after the timeskip that shows Sakura training with [[spoiler: Tsunade]], her hair has grown back to its pre-Chunin Exam length, but it's short once again in Part II.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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During the Chunin exam arc of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', arc, Sakura Haruno is discovered by the three Sound Genin participating. Having her hair held by the kunoichi of the Sound Squad (Kin Tsuchi, whose hair is even longer than Sakura's, and who actually mocks her for paying so much attention to her beautiful hair), Sakura cuts her hair to free herself from Kin's grasp. It also symbolizes her wish to become as strong as Naruto, Sasuke and Rock Lee, who have always been there to protect her.
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her. Oddly enough, in one flashback after the timeskip that shows Sakura training with [[spoiler: Tsunade]], her hair has grown back to its pre-Chunin Exam length, but it's short once again in Part II.II. Late into ''Shippuden'' Sakura's hair grows to chin length, and as an adult it's a bit longer, but neither have any ulterior meaning.



** In the Konoha Gakuen Den feature set in a HighSchoolAU, Sakura's Important Haircut in this universe (shown in the ending sequence this is based on), is initially thought to be the result of a breakup until Ino produces photos that reveal that [[spoiler:Sakura had laid down on the grass and accidentally got gum in her hair]].

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** In the Konoha ''Konoha Gakuen Den Den'' feature set in a HighSchoolAU, Sakura's Important Haircut in this universe (shown in the ending sequence this is based on), is initially thought to be the result of a breakup until Ino produces photos that reveal that [[spoiler:Sakura had laid down on the grass and accidentally got gum in her hair]].



* Variation: in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[spoiler:Sosuke Aizen]] does an Important Hairstyle Change when he reveals himself as a BigBad.

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Variation: in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[spoiler:Sosuke Aizen]] does an Important Hairstyle Change when he reveals himself as a BigBad.



* On ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'', after some nasty events involving TraumaticHaircut, [[PluckyGirl Tsukushi]] must cut her ruined hair. Her mom attempts to help her, but Mrs. Makino fucks up so bad that Rui has to finish the work.
** In Mrs. Makino's defense, all she did was even out the hair that hadn't been [[TraumaticHaircut cut]]. It's not her fault it made poor Tsukushi look like Kintaro.

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* On ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'', after some nasty events involving TraumaticHaircut, [[PluckyGirl Tsukushi]] must cut her ruined hair. Her mom attempts to help her, but Mrs. Makino fucks up so bad that Rui has to finish the work.
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work. In Mrs. Makino's defense, all she did was even out the hair that hadn't been [[TraumaticHaircut cut]]. It's not her fault it made poor Tsukushi look like Kintaro.



* Liechtenstein in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' already has short hair in her introduction, but the dialogue with her older brother Switzerland points out that she has ''just'' cut it, since it's the first time he has seen her like that. When asked why, she tells him it's both because she's more comfy with shorter hair and because she wants to look and be more like her very tough older brother. This is [[AdaptationExpansion slightly expanded]] in the anime: the episode featuring Liechtenstein and Switzerland opens with her sitting in front of her mirror and cutting her braids.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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Liechtenstein in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' already has short hair in her introduction, but the dialogue with her older brother Switzerland points out that she has ''just'' cut it, since it's the first time he has seen her like that. When asked why, she tells him it's both because she's more comfy with shorter hair and because she wants to look and be more like her very tough older brother. This is [[AdaptationExpansion slightly expanded]] in the anime: the episode featuring Liechtenstein and Switzerland opens with her sitting in front of her mirror and cutting her braids.



** In the Disappearance arc, [[spoiler: the alternate-timeline Haruhi still has long hair and is still snarky and antisocial. This shows how much of an impact Kyon had on Haruhi in the old timeline.]]

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** In the Disappearance ''Disappearance'' arc, [[spoiler: the alternate-timeline Haruhi still has long hair and is still snarky and antisocial. This shows how much of an impact Kyon had on Haruhi in the old timeline.]]



* ''[[Manga/{{Narutaru}} Naru Taru]]'' has a few examples of this: Akira cuts her beautiful long black hair after Komori comments on how nice it is. Shiina adopts a shorter haircut [[spoiler: after the death of Hiro-chan]] and she also cuts her father's hair.

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* ''[[Manga/{{Narutaru}} Naru Taru]]'' ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' has a few examples of this: Akira cuts her beautiful long black hair after Komori comments on how nice it is. Shiina adopts a shorter haircut [[spoiler: after the death of Hiro-chan]] and she also cuts her father's hair.



* Subverted in ''Manga/WanderingSon'': When formerly depressed [[{{transsexual}} trans girl]] Nitori cuts her hair short everyone thinks she's decided to be a boy after all, when in fact she wanted a "pixie" haircut like the ''female'' model in a magazine (think Mia Farrow in ''Film/RosemarysBaby''). It's used as a plot point as the style looks masculine. She's hitting puberty and growing out of her androgyny.
** Played straight in the same series with the resident trans boy, Takatsuki. He cuts his hair early in the first volume, from a bob to a pixie. In middle school he grows it back into a bob due to a female friend of his saying he looks better with it. After being told how it makes him look like a tomboy and he's "cute" with it, he cuts his hair. At the beginning of high school he begins letting his hair grow again though.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/WanderingSon'': ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
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When formerly depressed [[{{transsexual}} trans girl]] Nitori cuts her hair short everyone thinks she's decided to be a boy after all, when in fact she wanted a "pixie" haircut like the ''female'' model in a magazine (think Mia Farrow in ''Film/RosemarysBaby''). It's used as a plot point as the style looks masculine.masculine on her. She's hitting puberty and growing out of her androgyny.
** Played straight in the same series with the resident trans boy, Takatsuki. He cuts his hair early in the first volume, from a bob to a pixie. In middle school he grows it back into a bob due to a female friend of his saying he looks better with it. After being told how it makes him look like a tomboy and he's "cute" with it, he cuts his hair. At the beginning of high school he begins letting his hair grow again though.



* During ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'', Alphonse grew his hair out like Edward. It's symbolic, as he wants to be like Ed; he even wore the same clothing as him. Near the end he cuts his hair, to the same style as before he lost his body.
** In regards to original manga and the Brotherhood anime, there is an inversion with Riza Hawkeye. Back in her younger years as a soldier, she kept her hair rather short and tied up. However, after meeting Winry Rockbell (from when she and Roy met the Elric brothers), a discussion between the people that matter to them led them to make a change in appearance as a result. While Winry got earrings like Hawkeye, Hawkeye grew out her hair (though it was still held up in a similar way)as a form of kinship to her and how Winry reminded her of what was important. It remains as such for a majority of the series though its seemingly back to its short cut in the epilogue.

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* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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During ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'', Alphonse grew his hair out like Edward. It's symbolic, as he wants to be like Ed; he even wore the same clothing as him. Near the end he cuts his hair, to the same style as before he lost his body.
** In regards to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist original manga manga]] and the Brotherhood ''Brotherhood'' anime, there is an inversion with Riza Hawkeye. Back in her younger years as a soldier, she kept her hair rather short and tied up. However, after meeting Winry Rockbell (from when she and Roy met the Elric brothers), a discussion between the people that matter to them led them to make a change in appearance as a result. While Winry got earrings like Hawkeye, Hawkeye grew out her hair (though it was still held up in a similar way)as a form of kinship to her and how Winry reminded her of what was important. It remains as such for a majority of the series though its seemingly back to its short cut in the epilogue.



** The protagonist of ''Vitamin'' by the same mangaka cuts her hair in the last chapter, to show she's become more confident.
* Franky from ''Franchise/OnePiece'' cut his hair to a buzz cut after the TimeSkip, but can revert to his old style or change to a new one by pressing his nose for more than three seconds.
** It doesn't really seem to be important so much as funny, however, as the hairstyles Franky's displayed so far include his original pompadour, his new buzz-cut, a mohawk, and bull horns.

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** * The protagonist of ''Vitamin'' by the same mangaka as ''Life'' cuts her hair in the last chapter, to show she's become more confident.
* Franky from ''Franchise/OnePiece'' cut his hair to a buzz cut after the TimeSkip, but can revert to his old style or change to a new one by pressing his nose for more than three seconds.
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seconds. It doesn't really seem to be important so much as funny, however, as the hairstyles Franky's displayed so far include his original pompadour, his new buzz-cut, a mohawk, and bull horns.



* Prior to becoming a cyborg Henrietta from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' has long hair. Present time it's in a bob style.
* In the sixtieth episode of the ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon X & Y series]]'', [[spoiler:Serena cuts her hair short and begins to wear a different outfit to signal CharacterDevelopment after losing in her first Showcase]].

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* Prior to becoming a cyborg Henrietta from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' has had long hair. Present time it's in a bob style.
* In the sixtieth episode of the ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon X & Y series]]'', [[spoiler:Serena [[spoiler:Serena]] cuts her hair short and begins to wear a different outfit to signal CharacterDevelopment after losing [[spoiler:losing in her first Showcase]].



* Satoshi from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' cut hs hair between his first year of middle school and his second year. He hit puberty and decided to stop crossdressing to school.

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* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'':
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Satoshi from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' cut hs his hair between his first year of middle school and his second year. He hit puberty and decided to stop crossdressing to school. Eventually he grew it back long though.
** Ryousuke cut his long hair when [[spoiler:he stopped [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe dressing as his sister]].]]



* In the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic series, Princess Sally grows her hair after a year-long TimeSkip. This is symbolic of the changes she'd gone through the year apart from Sonic, and coincided with a redesign for a lot of the other characters and her own apparent mental breakdown. Later on, while under a new writer, Sally decides to cut her hair again, going back to her old hair-do, to signify that she's got her head on straight again.

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* In the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' comic series, Princess Sally grows her hair after a year-long TimeSkip. This is symbolic of the changes she'd gone through the year apart from Sonic, and coincided with a redesign for a lot of the other characters and her own apparent mental breakdown. Later on, while under a new writer, Sally decides to cut her hair again, going back to her old hair-do, to signify that she's got her head on straight again.






* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Puck has to shave his mohawk in one episode and becomes a lot less cool.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
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Puck has to shave his mohawk in one episode and becomes a lot less cool.



* ''Hitler: The Rise of Evil''. UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler trims his handlebar moustache into the toothbrush style after being advised by wealthy supporter Ernst Hanfstaengl to adopt a more distinctive look.

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* ''Hitler: The Rise of Evil''. Evil'': UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler trims his handlebar moustache into the toothbrush style after being advised by wealthy supporter Ernst Hanfstaengl to adopt a more distinctive look.



* After his own sister Azula attempts to drag him home in chains, Prince Zuko and his Uncle Iroh of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' cut off their ceremonial top-knots in a dramatic scene, both as a symbol of serious exile from their own Nation and as a practical measure to pass in the Earth Kingdom. Later episodes show them growing out their hair gradually and consistently. Zuko's head had previously been shaved, except for the queue (top-knot). The former is probably a reference to the queues worn by Chinese men during the Qing dynasty to symbolize their loyalty to the Emperor (see Real Life below), while the shaggy mop Zuko wound up with by the end of the second season reflected TurnOfTheMillennium styles for teenage boys throughout the developed world, giving Zuko an air of [[RealLife familiarity]] as well as emphasizing his youth, concealing the more jagged areas of his burn scar, and giving his face a much softer look to it, as his BackStory was filled out and he became a [[AntiVillain more sympathetic character]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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After his own sister Azula attempts to drag him home in chains, Prince Zuko and his Uncle Iroh of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' cut off their ceremonial top-knots in a dramatic scene, both as a symbol of serious exile from their own Nation and as a practical measure to pass in the Earth Kingdom. Later episodes show them growing out their hair gradually and consistently. Zuko's head had previously been shaved, except for the queue (top-knot). The former is probably a reference to the queues worn by Chinese men during the Qing dynasty to symbolize their loyalty to the Emperor (see Real Life below), while the shaggy mop Zuko wound up with by the end of the second season reflected TurnOfTheMillennium styles for teenage boys throughout the developed world, giving Zuko an air of [[RealLife familiarity]] as well as emphasizing his youth, concealing the more jagged areas of his burn scar, and giving his face a much softer look to it, as his BackStory was filled out and he became a [[AntiVillain more sympathetic character]].



* After ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' forced Ron Stoppable to cut his hair, his personality took a 180. He became secure in himself, dressed more slick than he ever did and got to be popular with the attractive girls. But he became such a jerk that even his loyal naked mole rat didn't want to spend time with him, so he had his hair combed wrong, making the attractive girls overlooking him again.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
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After ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' Kim forced Ron Stoppable to cut his hair, his personality took a 180. He became secure in himself, dressed more slick than he ever did and got to be popular with the attractive girls. But he became such a jerk that even his loyal naked mole rat didn't want to spend time with him, so he had his hair combed wrong, making the attractive girls overlooking him again.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank Hill cares very much about his hair. In one episode, he is soon going to pose in a "Wish You Well" Christmas themed card from his work place, but when his hair is ruined by his barber, he almost breaks down.
** To round it all off, when he ''finally'' gets in the photo at the last second, '''he doesn't even smile.'''
* A ''WesternAnimation/RugRats'' episode was about Chucky's first haircut.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank Hill cares very much about his hair. In one episode, he is soon going to pose in a "Wish You Well" Christmas themed card from his work place, but when his hair is ruined by his barber, he almost breaks down.
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down. To round it all off, when he ''finally'' gets in the photo at the last second, '''he doesn't even smile.'''
* A ''WesternAnimation/RugRats'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode was about Chucky's first haircut.haircut. [[StatusQuoIsGod He went back to his old hairstyle]] after that episode.



* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Aqualad shaves the sides of his head when [[spoiler: he [[FakeDefector fakes]] a FaceHeelTurn in order to infiltrate [[LegionofDoom The Light.]]]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
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Aqualad shaves the sides of his head when [[spoiler: he [[FakeDefector fakes]] a FaceHeelTurn in order to infiltrate [[LegionofDoom The Light.]]]]



* Silent film star Creator/MaryPickford cut her famous curls in 1928, and adapted a 20sBobHaircut. This made the front page of national newspapers in America, including ''The New York Times''.

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* Silent film star Creator/MaryPickford cut her famous curls in 1928, and adapted a 20sBobHaircut.TwentiesBobHaircut. This made the front page of national newspapers in America, including ''The New York Times''. This was largely considered a CreatorKiller for her. Her fans liked her in [[TheIngenuine innocent]], [[DawsonCasting childish]] roles while Pickford wanted to play more mature ones. When she cut off her curls and tried more adult roles, her popularity floundered dramatically.
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* Gets a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade hung on it]] in the dub of the OVA of ''Master of Mosquiton'' when Inaho cuts off her ponytail to signify her search for the [[MacGuffin O-Parts]] and Mosquiton, the GenreSavvy vampire, complains about her doing "the hair-cutting thing."

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* Gets a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade hung on it]] in the dub of the OVA of ''Master of Mosquiton'' when Inaho cuts off her ponytail to signify her search for the [[MacGuffin O-Parts]] and Mosquiton, the GenreSavvy vampire, complains about her doing "the hair-cutting thing."
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* ProfessionalWrestling uses the haircut as the ultimate insult, which means it is occasionally used as a way to resolve a dispute that has gone beyond ItsPersonal levels. In Mexico, it is especially considered a "statement victory" if you win with your hair (or mask) on the line, especially if your opponent has the same risk.
* Used in an angle with Wrestling/CMPunk where he began to form a society of straight edge people. He picked three people out of the audience and had them pledge allegiance to him before shaving their heads bald. One included a woman who actually got to join his stable on television.

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* ProfessionalWrestling uses the haircut as the ultimate insult, which means it is occasionally used as a way to resolve a dispute that has gone beyond ItsPersonal levels. In Mexico, it is especially considered a "statement victory" if you win with your hair (or mask) on the line, especially if your opponent has the same risk.
risk. This goes back to 1942 when El Enmascarado Rojo shaved Bobby Segura to pay him back for the luchadors whose masks he took. The winning luchador is typically implied to keep the masks and hairs he wins as trophies.
* Used Jimmy Valiant during the 1986 Great American Bash tour. After defeating Shaska Whatley in an angle a hair vs. hair match, Valiant won the right to face Shaska's manager, Paul Jones, in a match with Wrestling/CMPunk where the same stipulation. Shaska interfered to help Jones win and exact revenge for his own head shaving. Afterwards, a crowd of wrestlers tried to stop Valiant from going through with the head shaving, saying he began could protest the finish to form a society the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Board of straight edge people. He picked three people out Directors on the grounds of Shaska's interference. In a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Valiant slammed a chair down in the middle of the audience ring, plopped himself down in it and gritted his teeth while the deed was done.
* Inverted with Wrestling/{{Sting}}. For his first ten years in wrestling, he
had them pledge allegiance to him a dyed blond flattop. But in late 95, he stopped dying his hair and let it grow long before shaving their heads bald. One included transforming into Crow-mode.
* Wrestling/MollyHolly had been known as
a woman who actually blonde for the first few years of her career. After her FaceHeelTurn she darkened it to brown and eventually cut it short. It was half-symbolic, to fit her new character. And it was also half-practical, as her hair had been fried by years of bleaching. Behind the scenes, bleaching the hair in the first place had been one too - she bleached it when she got to join Wrestling/{{WCW}} as Miss Madness, the blonde hair fitting her new gimmick of a pageant queen.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker does this twice. Once when he became Big Evil and another when he is prepared to wrestle Wrestling/TripleH at Wrestlemania 28, after
his stable on television.humiliating performance at Wrestlemania 27.



* One of TNA's most controversial moments had Roxxi Laveaux lose a match and have her head shaved as a consequence. While the shaving was going on the crowd chanted "Fire Russo" and Angelina Love and Velvet Sky picked up the hair and waved it in her face. Behind the scenes this was done so Love and Sky could get over as heels and Roxxi's hair was ruined from constant dying.
* Jimmy Valiant during the 1986 Great American Bash tour. After defeating Shaska Whatley in a hair vs. hair match, Valiant won the right to face Shaska's manager, Paul Jones, in a match with the same stipulation. Shaska interfered to help Jones win and exact revenge for his own head shaving. Afterwards, a crowd of wrestlers tried to stop Valiant from going through with the head shaving, saying he could protest the finish to the NWA Board of Directors on the grounds of Shaska's interference. In a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Valiant slammed a chair down in the middle of the ring, plopped himself down in it and gritted his teeth while the deed was done.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker does this twice. Once when he became Big Evil and another when he is prepared to wrestle Wrestling/TripleH at Wrestlemania 28, after his humiliating performance at Wrestlemania 27.
* Test and Christian were pressured by management into cutting their long hair short. Both of them used this trope as a way to explain the hairstyle change on TV. For Test it was done as a business move by his girlfriend Stacy Keibler who insisted it would help his fanbase grow. Christian cut his hair short after winning the newly re-instated Intercontinental title.
* Inverted with Wrestling/{{Sting}}. For his first ten years in wrestling, he had a dyed blond flattop. But in late 95, he stopped dying his hair and let it grow long before transforming into Crow-mode.

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* Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield was known for having long black hair most of his career. Behind the scenes, when his stock investments went up and had to be on Wall Street more often, he cut his hair short and let it revert to his natural dark blond. WWE eventually used this as a way to bring in his JBL character.
* Used in an angle with Wrestling/CMPunk where he began to form a society of straight edge people. He picked three people out of the audience and had them pledge allegiance to him before shaving their heads bald. One included a woman who actually got to join his stable on television.
* One of TNA's most controversial moments had Roxxi Laveaux lose a match and have her head shaved as a consequence. While the shaving was going on the crowd chanted "Fire Russo" "[[XPacHeat Fire]] [[Wrestling/VinceRusso Russo]]" and Angelina Love Wrestling/AngelinaLove and Velvet Sky Wrestling/VelvetSky picked up the hair and waved it in her face. Behind the scenes this was done so Love and Sky could get over as heels and Roxxi's hair was ruined from constant dying.
* Jimmy Valiant during the 1986 Great American Bash tour. After defeating Shaska Whatley in a hair vs. hair match, Valiant won the right to face Shaska's manager, Paul Jones, in a match
dying. What made it so controversial wasn't just that Laveaux had recently gotten over with the same stipulation. Shaska interfered to help Jones win and exact revenge for his own head shaving. Afterwards, TNA fans as a crowd of wrestlers tried to stop Valiant from going through with the head shaving, saying he {{face}} once they realized she could protest the finish to the NWA Board of Directors on the grounds of Shaska's interference. In a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Valiant slammed a chair down in the middle of the ring, plopped himself down in it and gritted his teeth while the deed was done.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker does this twice. Once when he became Big Evil and another when he is prepared to
wrestle Wrestling/TripleH at Wrestlemania 28, after his humiliating performance at Wrestlemania 27.
but the events leading up to her shaving had been incredibly convoluted.
* Test Wrestling/{{Test}} and Christian Wrestling/{{Christian|Cage}} were pressured by management into cutting their long hair short. Both of them used this trope as a way to explain the hairstyle change on TV. For Test it was done as a business move by his girlfriend Stacy Keibler who insisted it would help his fanbase grow. Christian cut his hair short after winning the newly re-instated Intercontinental title.
* Inverted with Wrestling/{{Sting}}. For his first ten years in wrestling, he had a dyed blond flattop. But in late 95, he stopped dying his hair and let it grow long before transforming into Crow-mode.
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* On the Gender Flip side, it's a tradition for a WWE Diva to change her hair after leaving the company. Normally blonde Divas go brunette - Wrestling/TrishStratus, Wrestling/BethPhoenix, Wrestling/MichelleMcCool and KellyKelly[[note]]she's gone back to blond as of early 2015[[/note]] are examples. Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}} darkened her trademark two-tone hair to a simpler brunette look a couple of months before she left the company too. Wrestling/MickieJames stopped highlighting her hair after leaving WWE. Wrestling/EveTorres, Wrestling/CandiceMichelle and Wrestling/{{Melina}} opted for shorter haircuts when they retired too. (Candice's was for locks for love, though) Wrestling/IvelisseVelez turned her hair brown after getting released, claiming she had wanted to do it while in the company but they insisted she remain blonde.

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* On the Gender Flip side, it's a tradition for a WWE Diva to change her hair after leaving the company. Normally blonde Divas go brunette - Wrestling/TrishStratus, Wrestling/BethPhoenix, Wrestling/MichelleMcCool and KellyKelly[[note]]she's Wrestling/KellyKelly[[note]]she's gone back to blond as of early 2015[[/note]] are examples. Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}} darkened her trademark two-tone hair to a simpler brunette look a couple of months before she left the company too. Wrestling/MickieJames stopped highlighting her hair after leaving WWE. Wrestling/EveTorres, Wrestling/CandiceMichelle and Wrestling/{{Melina}} opted for shorter haircuts when they retired too. (Candice's was for locks for love, though) Wrestling/IvelisseVelez turned her hair brown after getting released, claiming she had wanted to do it while in the company but they insisted she remain blonde.



* Wrestling/MollyHolly had been known as a blonde for the first few years of her career. After her FaceHeelTurn she darkened it to brown and eventually cut it short. It was half-symbolic, to fit her new character. And it was also half-practical, as her hair had been fried by years of bleaching. Behind the scenes, bleaching the hair in the first place had been one too - she bleached it when she got to join WCW as Miss Madness, the blonde hair fitting her new gimmick of a pageant queen.

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* Wrestling/MollyHolly had been known as a blonde for the first few years of her career. After her FaceHeelTurn she darkened it to brown and eventually Wrestling/BobbyRoode cut it short. It was half-symbolic, to fit her new character. And it was also half-practical, as her his hair had been fried by years of bleaching. Behind short after winning the scenes, bleaching Wrestling/{{TNA}} World Heavyweight Championship. This marked the hair in the first place had been one too - she bleached it when she got transition from his previous Beer Money Inc character to join WCW as Miss Madness, the blonde hair fitting her new gimmick of a pageant queen.more serious top {{Heel}}.



* Bobby Roode cut his hair short after winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. This marked the transition from his previous Beer Money Inc character to a more serious top {{Heel}}.



* Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield was known for having long black hair most of his career. Behind the scenes, when his stock investments went up and had to be on Wall Street more often, he cut his hair short and let it revert to his natural dark blond. WWE eventually used this as a way to bring in his JBL character.
8th Jun '17 4:41:22 PM Prometheus117
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** During the Edolas arc, Erza impersonates her [[SociopathicSoldier Edolas counterpart]] by stealing her clothes and styling her hair so she could help her fellow wizards. Once said counterpart realizes what happens, she's so pissed that she cuts her own hair down to a bob so no one would make that mistake again.



** As of chapter 388, Wendy has followed suit, which makes her look even more like Katja than she already did, partly as a vow of determination, and partly because [[CloseCallHaircut some of her hair got cut off in her battle with Ezel]]. [[spoiler:At the end of the arc her hair is also returned]].

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** As of chapter 388, Wendy has followed suit, which makes her look even more like Katja than she already did, partly as a vow of determination, and partly because [[CloseCallHaircut some of her hair got cut off in her battle with Ezel]]. [[spoiler:At the end of the arc her hair is also returned]].returned thanks to Cancer]].
27th May '17 1:40:53 PM nombretomado
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* In 1968, many students and antiwar activists, many if not most of whom had previously sported the long/unconventional '60s "hippie hair", cut their hair as part of a "Get Clean for Gene" campaign in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Eugene [=McCarthy=], who ran on a platform in opposition to the VietnamWar. You see, if a middle-aged Middle American Joe or Jane sees a hippie at the doorstep canvassing for [=McCarthy=], that vote is gone. If it's a clean-cut "nice young man/nice young lady", they have a chance. (The tactic worked as well as it could: [=McCarthy=] proceeded to win the popular vote in the primaries...but because most states didn't have primaries in '68, the DNC was brokered and the nomination went to Hubert Humphrey).

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* In 1968, many students and antiwar activists, many if not most of whom had previously sported the long/unconventional '60s "hippie hair", cut their hair as part of a "Get Clean for Gene" campaign in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Eugene [=McCarthy=], who ran on a platform in opposition to the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. You see, if a middle-aged Middle American Joe or Jane sees a hippie at the doorstep canvassing for [=McCarthy=], that vote is gone. If it's a clean-cut "nice young man/nice young lady", they have a chance. (The tactic worked as well as it could: [=McCarthy=] proceeded to win the popular vote in the primaries...but because most states didn't have primaries in '68, the DNC was brokered and the nomination went to Hubert Humphrey).
22nd May '17 3:13:05 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* Agnes and Bo from ''Literature/{{Run}}'' have to cut their hair in order to hide from the authorities after they run away and their pictures are distributed on the news.
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