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14th Jul '17 6:03:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their "period detail" and "grittiness".



* The original ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1980'' isn't exempt either. Harry Hamlin's Perseus sports a rather obvious 80s perm.



* In ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' (set in 1903-4, released 1944) the characters all have 1940s hairstyles.

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* In ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' (set in 1903-4, released 1944) the characters all have 1940s hairstyles. Rose and Esther also wear their hair down, when girls their age would surely have worn it up.



* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series.
** Seymour from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has one of the most improbable hairstyles in any work of fiction, such that only [[http://www.google.com/search?q=seymour+guado&tbm=isch pictorial evidence]] could do it justice. Wakka from the same game definitely qualifies. He swims underwater, rides on the deck of an airship, traverses the world, and he maintains the same physics-defying hairstyle throughout the game.
*** Seymour at least has the excuse of being part Guado (essentially part plant) even though full Guados hair is far less crazy so...
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Meyvn Nooj has impressive HairAntennae.



* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their "period detail" and "grittiness".



** Also, Elizabeth spending most of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] on sailing ships with her long hair loose, in high winds. Her RabbleRousingSpeech should have left her head practically tied to the rigging. Oddly enough Elizabeth also averts this in places, having her hair tied back in BraidsOfAction
* Subverted in ''Film/RoryOShea'' was here. Rory arrives in the care home with intricate spikes in his hair, which seems quite impressive for a guy who can only move his index finger. Then after he gets a bath, the matron refuses to do his hair for him. When he gets Michael to spike it for him, it's considerably less elaborate than it was at the start of the film.
* ''Film/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye one's hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do.)

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** Also, Elizabeth spending most of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]] on sailing ships with her long hair loose, in high winds. Her RabbleRousingSpeech RousingSpeech should have left her head practically tied to the rigging. Oddly enough Elizabeth also averts this in places, having her hair tied back in BraidsOfAction
* Subverted in ''Film/RoryOShea'' was here.''Film/RoryOSheaWasHere''. Rory arrives in the care home with intricate spikes in his hair, which seems quite impressive for a guy who can only move his index finger. Then after he gets a bath, the matron refuses to do his hair for him. When he gets Michael to spike it for him, it's considerably less elaborate than it was at the start of the film.
* ''Film/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye one's hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do.)



** The Ninth Doctor has a crew cut. This would normally be fine as he has constant access to the TARDIS, but we find out in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] that he's never seen the face of his current regeneration in the mirror before then. We do know he's been travelling about for a while on his own as there are photographs and anecdotes [[CharacterBlog online]], so how is he shaving his head blind?
*** A common fanon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time he asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time."

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** The Ninth Doctor has a crew cut. This would normally be fine as he has constant access to the TARDIS, but we find out in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] that he's never seen the face of his current regeneration in the mirror before then. We do know he's been travelling about for a while on his own as there are photographs and anecdotes [[CharacterBlog online]], so how is he shaving his head blind?
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blind?[[note]] A common fanon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time he asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time.""[[/note]]



* ''Series/Lexx'':
** Kai: Hairstyle is definitely on the improbable side. Large "bun-ish" hair on top, ponytail in back, a couple of locks dangling down from the front side. For the rest of them, the standard "hairstyle doesn't generally change" version.

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* ''Series/Lexx'':
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''Series/Lexx'' - Kai: Hairstyle is definitely on the improbable side. Large "bun-ish" hair on top, ponytail in back, a couple of locks dangling down from the front side. For the rest of them, the standard "hairstyle doesn't generally change" version.



** Garnet from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is able to cut off her long hair into a perfectly styled bob with one slice of a dagger while her eyes are closed. Youtube anyone cutting their hair off with a blade and you'll find that no matter how sharp it is, it's impossible to cut through hair on one stroke. Garnet's hair also rapidly grows back to its original length in time for the game's ending which is only less than a year later.
** Yuna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX-2'' has a reasonable (by ''FF'' standards) spiky bob, except that at the back of her neck is a really long lock of hair that goes all the way to her feet. Somehow it grew from shoulder-length to heel-length in the space of two years.

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** Garnet from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is able to cut off her long hair into a perfectly styled bob with one slice of a dagger while her eyes are closed. Youtube anyone cutting their hair off with a blade and you'll find that no matter how sharp it is, it's impossible to cut through hair on one stroke. Garnet's hair also rapidly grows back to its original length in time for the game's ending ending, which is only less than a year later.
** Seymour from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has one of the most improbable hairstyles in any work of fiction, such that only [[http://www.google.com/search?q=seymour+guado&tbm=isch pictorial evidence]] could do it justice. Wakka from the same game definitely qualifies. He swims underwater, rides on the deck of an airship, traverses the world, and he maintains the same physics-defying hairstyle throughout the game. Seymour at least has the excuse of being part Guado (essentially part plant) even though full Guados hair is far less crazy so...
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Meyvn Nooj has impressive HairAntennae.
** Yuna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX-2'' has a reasonable (by ''FF'' standards) spiky bob, except that at the back of her neck is a really long lock of hair that goes all the way to her feet. Somehow it grew from shoulder-length to heel-length in the space of two years. Unless it's [[AWizardDidIt caused by the Dresspheres]].



* As do Geishas.
** Only while still apprentices. Once they finish their training and become full Geishas, they switch to a wig.

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* As do Geishas.
** Only
Geishas but only while still apprentices. Once they finish their training and become full Geishas, they switch to a wig.
7th Jul '17 7:27:38 AM Minni128
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* Toki's hairstyles are something of an odd case. Her elaborate hairstyles (an example of such can be seen [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Reclining-in-Elegance-618926954 here]] and [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color]]) can be rather probable in the sense her ''extremely'' long hair can make it so, however, one would have to wonder as to how she can maintain them or, for that matter, take her street-length hair and compress it to a bun or few.
** Her twin sister, Doki is an otherwise averted case, as her hair is shorter and wouldn't need high maintenance, anyway [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/image/161426335096]].

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* Toki's hairstyles are something of an odd case. Her elaborate hairstyles (an example of such can be seen [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Reclining-in-Elegance-618926954 here]] and [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color]]) com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color here]]) can be rather probable in the sense her ''extremely'' long hair can make it so, however, one would have to wonder as to how she can maintain them or, for that matter, take her street-length hair and compress it to a bun or few.
** Her twin sister, Doki is an otherwise averted case, as her hair is shorter and wouldn't need high maintenance, anyway [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/image/161426335096]].com/image/161426335096]] [[http://img15.deviantart.net/9503/i/2016/045/3/e/a_picture_of_doki_by_akaichounokoe-d9d8ewi.jpg]].
5th Jul '17 10:09:21 PM Minni128
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*Toki's hairstyles are something of an odd case. Her elaborate hairstyles (an example of such can be seen [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Reclining-in-Elegance-618926954 here]] and [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/post/160987843935/toki-in-a-beehive-done-with-marker-color]]) can be rather probable in the sense her ''extremely'' long hair can make it so, however, one would have to wonder as to how she can maintain them or, for that matter, take her street-length hair and compress it to a bun or few.
**Her twin sister, Doki is an otherwise averted case, as her hair is shorter and wouldn't need high maintenance, anyway [[http://shutterandpencil.tumblr.com/image/161426335096]].



13th May '17 6:24:16 PM BiffJr
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* In TheEighties version of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'', Harry Hamlin sported a dreadful '80s mullet uncharacteristic for Ancient Greece.
4th May '17 10:27:53 PM guardianelm
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* ''Series/Lexx'':
** Kai: Hairstyle is definitely on the improbable side. Large "bun-ish" hair on top, ponytail in back, a couple of locks dangling down from the front side. For the rest of them, the standard "hairstyle doesn't generally change" version.
28th Apr '17 6:48:58 PM AthenaBlue
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*** A common fanon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time".

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*** A common fanon explanation is that he ran into Rose fairly soon after his regeneration (perhaps running into his first episode's living shopdummy threat while assembling his new outfit), made those comments during his visit to her appartment, but then spent some time travelling by himself (producing those photographs) in between the first time he asks her to come with him for a ride in his spaceship, and when he seems to reappear immediately after and finally wins her over by stating that "It also travels in time".time."
28th Apr '17 6:48:08 PM AthenaBlue
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Takeshi Kitano's version of ''Franchise/{{Zatoichi}}'' is blonde. Very, very blonde.
* In ''Film/MarieAntoinette'', before she goes to France, she is very clearly seen with a modern hairstyle, complete with hair cut in layers and multiple shades of highlights. The film uses devices like this and Marie wearing modern converse sneakers to show much of a fish out of water she is.

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[[folder:Films [[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* Takeshi Kitano's version of ''Franchise/{{Zatoichi}}'' is blonde. Very, very blonde.
* In ''Film/MarieAntoinette'', before she goes to France, she is very clearly seen with a modern hairstyle, complete with hair cut in layers and multiple shades of highlights. The film uses devices like this and Marie wearing modern converse sneakers to show much of a fish out of water she is.
Live-Action]]



* In TheEighties version of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'', Harry Hamlin sported a dreadful 80s mullet uncharacteristic for Ancient Greece.
* Jocelyn from ''Film/AKnightsTale'' has a lot of 80's punk-inspired hairstyles - one of which included her hair being highlighted purple - for a woman who lives in freakin' 12th century England, but it's understandable since the whole film is based around anachronisms.

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* In TheEighties version of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'', Harry Hamlin sported a dreadful 80s '80s mullet uncharacteristic for Ancient Greece.
* Jocelyn from ''Film/AKnightsTale'' has a lot of 80's punk-inspired hairstyles - one of which included her hair being highlighted purple - for a woman who lives in freakin' 12th century England, but it's understandable since the whole film is based around anachronisms.
Greece.



* Jocelyn from ''Film/AKnightsTale'' has a lot of 80's punk-inspired hairstyles -- one of which included her hair being highlighted purple -- for a woman who lives in freakin' 12[[superscript:th]] century England, but it's understandable since the whole film is based around anachronisms.
* In ''Film/MarieAntoinette'', before she goes to France, she is very clearly seen with a modern hairstyle, complete with hair cut in layers and multiple shades of highlights. The film uses devices like this and Marie wearing modern converse sneakers to show much of a fish out of water she is.



* Takeshi Kitano's version of ''Franchise/{{Zatoichi}}'' is blonde. Very, very blonde.



* Creator/PhilipPullman's ''[[Literature/SallyLockhart Shadow In The North]]'' features a black guy in late 1870s London with dreadlocks. While dreadlocks are one of the oldest hairstyles known to man and common in African societies, it was not exactly common in London at the time.

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* Creator/PhilipPullman's ''[[Literature/SallyLockhart ''Literature/SallyLockhart: Shadow In The North]]'' in the North'' features a black guy in late 1870s London with dreadlocks. While dreadlocks are one of the oldest hairstyles known to man and common in African societies, it was not exactly common in London at the time.



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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Legolas's miraculously tangle-free hair. Aragorn's, on the other hand, gets pretty grubby-looking.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''. Rapunzel this time only has hair that goes down to the floor (which is possible in real life depending on the person) and the maintenance is believable because she is only locked in the tower for a number of days -- rather than her whole life like the original fairytale.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo, Carlos and Luis have the famous ''"Sanchez Curl"'', which manages to stay in curl even after they died.
* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' gives us a twofer. First of all she has over 70-feet of long golden hair (though the length seems to change everywhere they go) but it's justified since the hair is actually magic. When she reaches the kingdom's capitol, she gets a more convenient style when three girls somehow [[CompressedHair compress]] that huge mass of hair into a fiendishly-complex mass of ankle-length braids. Then [[spoiler: she gets her hair cut off into a perfectly styled and layered pixie cut. The hair was cut off in one go with a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade pane of glass]]]].
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[[folder:Film
-- Live-Action]]
* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their "period detail" and "grittiness".
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': The police officers who were trapped underground for a period of weeks or months looked very well-groomed on being freed, everyone with neat and clean hair and clothes, the men clean-shaven.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Legolas's Legolas' miraculously tangle-free hair. Aragorn's, on the other hand, gets pretty grubby-looking.



* In ''SupermanReturns,'' Superman falls to earth like a meteor, charring his suit, and falling into a coma, but his forelock is still in a perfect curl throughout.
* ''Film/StarWars'' gives us Queen Amidala. During her first film appearance, every other scene, she's sporting a more improbable hairstyle than the last. Nobody seems to notice. Her daughter, Leia, is almost as bad. Those [[OdangoHair hair buns]] she had in ''Film/ANewHope'' took two hours for a professional hairdresser to do. [[http://skepchick.org/2010/07/mythbusting-princess-leias-hair/ This]] is a list of her hair and its plausibility in real life.
** Amidala, at least, is clearly wearing wigs that are part of the formal wardrobe of the job. In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', the current queen is shown wearing an outfit, including hair and makeup, precisely identical to one worn by Amidala in the first movie (and it doesn't really suit her quite different build). The implication (including statements made by the designers about the intention to create a very complexly liveried military to indicate the cultural complexity of pre-Empire civilization) is that Amidala was switching to the costume protocol dictated was to be worn for the type of occasion. The sheer number of bodyguards (as the handmaidens are revealed to be) available to help with costume changes makes it feasible. All costumes including heavy makeup that doesn't conform to the lines of the face also helps hide switches when one of the bodyguards plays decoy and Amidala hides among the rest.
** An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]'', "Pursuit of Peace", [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope when Teckla Minnau -- one of Padme's handmaidens -- hands her a pre-made wig in preparation for a Senate meeting.
* Film/{{Spaceballs}} plays with the trope (as it does with so many) with Princess Vespa. When she first appears, she has what look like Leia-style hair buns (under lace and flowers as part of her wedding outfit). When she's fleeing the wedding (and the planet) she appears to have rather larger hair buns (and there's rock music playing in the background). When Dot Matrix talks to her, she pulls off the hair buns (which are part of her headphones) so she can hear properly and the music comes into the foreground. She has a normal hairstyle for the period the film was made until she gets back into her full wedding outfit at the end.



* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their 'period detail' and 'grittiness'.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': The police officers who were trapped underground for a period of weeks or months looked very well-groomed on being freed, everyone with neat and clean hair and clothes, the men clean-shaven.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo, Carlos and Luis have the famous ''"Sanchez Curl"'', which manages to stay in curl even after they died.
* ''Film/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye ones hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do).

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* Really, just about ANY film (and it must happen in more than half of them) set in the Western world from about the late Middle Ages to TheTwenties, that shows women with very long hair (which is correct for most of them) going round with it all completely loose. The practical reasons that they would NEVER do this should be obvious (especially as it's quite hard to wash long hair without running water, let alone shampoo), but it appears even in films that otherwise flash their 'period detail' and 'grittiness'.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': The police officers who were trapped underground for a period of weeks or months looked very well-groomed on being freed, everyone with neat and clean hair and clothes, the men clean-shaven.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo, Carlos and Luis have the famous ''"Sanchez Curl"'', which manages to stay in curl even after they died.
* ''Film/SafeHaven'': The heroine gives herself a perfect haircut and dye job while fleeing from her abusive husband. While one could stretch their imagination enough to assume that she could pull off the haircut, to dye ones one's hair from brunette to blonde takes considerable skill and time. There's no way she could have pulled off the salon-perfect job we see at all, much less in the brief time frame given. (This problem arises from the fact that film is pulling an AdaptationDyeJob to accommodate the blonde actress playing the role; in the book she goes from blonde to brunette, much easier for even a non-professional to do).do.)
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' plays with the trope (as it does with so many) with Princess Vespa. When she first appears, she has what look like Leia-style hair buns (under lace and flowers as part of her wedding outfit). When she's fleeing the wedding (and the planet) she appears to have rather larger hair buns (and there's rock music playing in the background). When Dot Matrix talks to her, she pulls off the hair buns (which are part of her headphones) so she can hear properly and the music comes into the foreground. She has a normal hairstyle for the period the film was made until she gets back into her full wedding outfit at the end.
* ''Film/StarWars'':
** Queen Amidala. During her first film appearance, every other scene, she's sporting a more improbable hairstyle than the last. Nobody seems to notice. Her daughter, Leia, is almost as bad. Those [[OdangoHair hair buns]] she had in ''Film/ANewHope'' took two hours for a professional hairdresser to do. [[http://skepchick.org/2010/07/mythbusting-princess-leias-hair/ This]] is a list of her hair and its plausibility in real life.
** Amidala, at least, is clearly wearing wigs that are part of the formal wardrobe of the job. In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', the current queen is shown wearing an outfit, including hair and makeup, precisely identical to one worn by Amidala in the first movie (and it doesn't really suit her quite different build). The implication (including statements made by the designers about the intention to create a very complexly liveried military to indicate the cultural complexity of pre-Empire civilization) is that Amidala was switching to the costume protocol dictated was to be worn for the type of occasion. The sheer number of bodyguards (as the handmaidens are revealed to be) available to help with costume changes makes it feasible. All costumes including heavy makeup that doesn't conform to the lines of the face also helps hide switches when one of the bodyguards plays decoy and Amidala hides among the rest.
** An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]'', "Pursuit of Peace", [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope when Teckla Minnau -- one of Padmé's handmaidens -- hands her a pre-made wig in preparation for a Senate meeting.
* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Superman falls to earth like a meteor, charring his suit, and falling into a coma, but his forelock is still in a perfect curl throughout.



* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack Harkness' [[spoiler:hair and clean shaved-ness after spending 2,000 years buried underground without a coffin]] in the episode "[[{{Recap/TorchwoodS2E13ExitWounds}} Exit Wounds]]". Could be a side effect of him dying and constantly reviving, though.

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* ** ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack Harkness' [[spoiler:hair and clean shaved-ness shaven-ness after spending 2,000 years buried underground without a coffin]] in the episode "[[{{Recap/TorchwoodS2E13ExitWounds}} Exit Wounds]]".[[{{Recap/TorchwoodS2E13ExitWounds}} "Exit Wounds"]]. Could be a side effect of him dying and constantly reviving, though.



* ''Series/TheTribe'': The characters of have remarkably elaborate hairstyles for survivors of [[DepopulationBomb a world-emptying plague]]. There must have been a lot of hair products [[ScavengerWorld waiting to be looted]].

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* ''Series/TheTribe'': The characters of have remarkably elaborate hairstyles for survivors of [[DepopulationBomb a world-emptying plague]]. There must have been a lot of hair products [[ScavengerWorld waiting to be looted]].



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The obvious example is Katara, who keeps up a pretty high-maintenance-looking hairstyle throughout all kinds of trials (although it does fall out of place during one duel).
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', ''Avatar'''s sequel, shows Water Tribe women continuing the tradition of hair loops and looped braids and other traditional styles seventy years after the original future. However, Korra herself is an aversion, sporting a high ponytail and side tails that take virtually no time to put up.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' Dee Dee manages to dye Dexter's hair blond in his sleep without him noticing. For that to work she would have had to prop him up and keep him that way while she pasted the dye on and left it to set. Then she likely would have had to use sedatives to stop him from waking up while she washed it. Or Dexter is just a '''very''' heavy sleeper.
* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}''. It was lampshaded in the episode about [[MillenniumBug Y2K]] when Catbert (the Evil Director of Human Resources) points out that she spends a ''lot'' of time doing her hair and makeup in the morning.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Dib's little... pointy... thing. "Dib's Wonderful Life [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of Doom]]" demonstrates that the older he gets, the bigger and more ridiculous the hairstyle gets.
** His dad has it too, and it's shown to be prehensile, as he uses it to pick up Gaz in "Gaz, Taster of Pork".



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Dib's little... pointy... thing. "Dib's Wonderful Life [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of Doom]]" demonstrates that the older he gets, the bigger and more ridiculous the hairstyle gets.
** His dad has it too, and it's shown to be prehensile, as he uses it to pick up Gaz in ''Gaz, Taster of Pork''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Marge Simpson's hair nearly always springs back into the same ridiculously-tall shape, no matter how it might get compressed or disturbed. She is shown as having a whole drawer full of hairspray, however, using several cans a day to maintain it. (It was pretty long even when she was a teenager, but not nearly long enough to become what it is now... and that was shortly before her senior prom when she ''first'' started wearing it like that.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Dib's little... pointy... thing. "Dib's Wonderful Life [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of Doom]]" demonstrates that the older he gets, the bigger and more ridiculous the Claire's square bun hairstyle gets.
** His dad has it too,
in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. And then there's her new do in "Julie and it's shown to be prehensile, as he uses it to pick up Gaz in ''Gaz, Taster of Pork''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Marge Simpson's hair nearly always springs back into
the same ridiculously-tall shape, no matter how it might get compressed or disturbed. She is shown as having a whole drawer full of hairspray, however, using several cans a day to maintain it. (It was pretty long even when she was a teenager, but not nearly long enough to become what it is now... and that was shortly before her senior prom when she ''first'' started wearing it like that.)Amazons" . . .



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The obvious example is Katara, who keeps up a pretty high-maintenance-looking hairstyle throughout all kinds of trials (although it does fall out of place during one duel).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Avatar's sequel, shows Water Tribe women continuing the tradition of hair loops and looped braids and other traditional styles seventy years after the original future. However, Korra herself is an aversion, sporting a high ponytail and side sidetails that take virtually no time to put up.
* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' gives us a two-fer. First of all she has over 70-feet of her long golden hair (though the length seems to change everywhere they go) but it's justified since the hair is actually magic. When she reaches the kingdom capitol, she gets a more convenient style when three girls somehow [[CompressedHair compress]] that huge mass of hair into a fiendishly-complex mass of ankle-length braids. Then [[spoiler: she gets her hair cut off into a perfectly styled and layered pixie cut. The hair was cut off in one go with a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade pane of glass]]]].
** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''. Rapunzel this time only has hair that goes down to the floor (which is possible in real life depending on the person) and the maintenance is believable because she is only locked in the tower for a number of days -- rather than her whole life like the original fairytale.
* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}''. It was lampshaded in the episode about [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] when Catbert (the Evil Director of Human Resources) points out that she spends a ''lot'' of time doing her hair and makeup in the morning.
* Claire's square bun hairstyle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. And then there's her new do in "Julie and the Amazons" . . .
* Cherice's, um, beehive in ''Superjail!'' It doesn't really help that she's a little person either.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' Dee Dee manages to dye Dexter's hair blond in his sleep without him noticing. For that to work she would have had to prop him up and keep him that way while she pasted the dye on and left it to set. Then she likely would have had to use sedatives to stop him from waking up while she washed it. Or Dexter is just a '''very''' heavy sleeper.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The obvious example ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Marge Simpson's hair nearly always springs back into the same ridiculously-tall shape, no matter how it might get compressed or disturbed. She is Katara, who keeps up shown as having a whole drawer full of hairspray, however, using several cans a day to maintain it. (It was pretty high-maintenance-looking hairstyle throughout all kinds of trials (although long even when she was a teenager, but not nearly long enough to become what it does fall out of place during one duel).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Avatar's sequel, shows Water Tribe women continuing the tradition of hair loops
is now... and looped braids and other traditional styles seventy years after the original future. However, Korra herself is an aversion, sporting a high ponytail and side sidetails that take virtually no time to put up.
* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' gives us a two-fer. First of all she has over 70-feet of
was shortly before her long golden hair (though the length seems to change everywhere they go) but it's justified since the hair is actually magic. When she reaches the kingdom capitol, she gets a more convenient style senior prom when three girls somehow [[CompressedHair compress]] that huge mass of hair into a fiendishly-complex mass of ankle-length braids. Then [[spoiler: she gets her hair cut off into a perfectly styled and layered pixie cut. The hair was cut off in one go with a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade pane of glass]]]].
** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''. Rapunzel this time only has hair that goes down to the floor (which is possible in real life depending on the person) and the maintenance is believable because she is only locked in the tower for a number of days -- rather than her whole life
''first'' started wearing it like the original fairytale.
* Alice's fluffy triangle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}''. It was lampshaded in the episode about [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] when Catbert (the Evil Director of Human Resources) points out that she spends a ''lot'' of time doing her hair and makeup in the morning.
* Claire's square bun hairstyle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. And then there's her new do in "Julie and the Amazons" . . .
that.)
* Cherice's, um, beehive in ''Superjail!'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' It doesn't really help that she's a little person either.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' Dee Dee manages to dye Dexter's hair blond in his sleep without him noticing. For that to work she would have had to prop him up and keep him that way while she pasted the dye on and left it to set. Then she likely would have had to use sedatives to stop him from waking up while she washed it. Or Dexter is just a '''very''' heavy sleeper.
either.



* Also, in the "maintenance" camp, the amount of time and effort to maintain a hairstyle can vary from person to person. If you wear the same elaborate hairstyle for a long time, you get good at it - many women with long hair can put it in a complicated-looking bun or braid very quickly, even though it took some time to learn to do that.
* The Empress Elizabeth of Austria (known to her fans as 'Sissi') had hair down to her ankles which she wore in a complicated braided 'do that took approximately three hours out of her day to create. She used the time to learn languages like Greek and Hungarian. When she washed that mane it took all day and huge amounts of raw egg and cognac.

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* Also, in the "maintenance" camp, the amount of time and effort to maintain a hairstyle can vary from person to person. If you wear the same elaborate hairstyle for a long time, you get good at it - -- many women with long hair can put it in a complicated-looking bun or braid very quickly, even though it took some time to learn to do that.
* The Empress Elizabeth of Austria (known to her fans as 'Sissi') "Sissi") had hair down to her ankles which she wore in a complicated braided 'do that took approximately three hours out of her day to create. She used the time to learn languages like Greek and Hungarian. When she washed that mane it took all day and huge amounts of raw egg and cognac.


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* In ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' Crixus sports a modern military crew cut. While the Romans did invent the military cut, it was more like the one Spartacus is forced to get. You're not getting it shaved that tight without electric clippers. Lucretia is a subversion. We see her with improbable red hair but the third episode reveals she wears wigs - which is TruthInTelevision for many Roman noble women. Also Spartacus's wife Sura has a modern layered haircut with a fringe.

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* In ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' Crixus sports a modern military crew cut. While the Romans did invent the military cut, it was more like the one Spartacus is forced to get. You're not getting it shaved that tight without electric clippers. Lucretia is a subversion. We see her with improbable red hair but the third episode reveals she wears wigs - which is TruthInTelevision for many Roman noble women. Also Spartacus's wife Sura has a modern layered haircut with a fringe.
6th Apr '17 10:01:01 PM nombretomado
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** ''PokemonSpecial'': Croissant-headed Emerald. Best part is that he uses gel, not to mention it isn't waterproof! Pearl also has the same hairstyle (and color).

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** ''PokemonSpecial'': ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Croissant-headed Emerald. Best part is that he uses gel, not to mention it isn't waterproof! Pearl also has the same hairstyle (and color).
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* Everybody in ''Series/{{Revolution}}'' has clean and impeccably cut hair, despite the post-apocalyptic setting that has left the world with no electricity or running water.
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