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25th Feb '17 2:21:06 PM Pegase
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* A variant is seen in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' with Violet. She hides behind her hair for most of the movie, but when she gains confidence in herself and her powers, begins to wear it back.
* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', where Sam puts her hair *up* and her glasses *on* when she loosens up.
* Twice inverted in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', since it was after a long time with Flynn that she put her hair up, and let it back down [[spoiler:after returning to Mother Gothel]].



* Jane Porter from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' is only seen with her hair up at the beginning of the film. After her friendship with Tarzan starts, it's almost always shown down. This reflects how she's becoming accustomed to the jungle.



* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'', Ariel wears her hair tied up in a bun whenever she is on dry land, symbolizing how much more stern and strict she is. When Triton transforms her back into a mermaid, her hair comes undone and falls loose freely. After the ordeal is over, Ariel is shown wearing her hair down as a human to reflect her change in character.



* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Elsa first wore her hair in a tight braid which she put into a bun (a metaphor for her tightly wound, suppressed nature). After letting go of her anxiety and deciding to no longer hide what she is, she tousles her hair and lets her braid hang over her shoulder.

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', where Sam puts her hair *up* and her glasses *on* when she loosens up.
* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Elsa first wore her hair in a tight braid which she put into a bun (a metaphor for (symbolic of her tightly wound, suppressed nature). After letting go of her anxiety and deciding to no longer hide what she is, she tousles her hair and lets her braid hang over her shoulder.shoulder.
* A variant is seen in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' with Violet. She hides behind her hair for most of the movie, but when she gains confidence in herself and her powers, begins to wear it back.
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'', Ariel wears her hair tied up in a bun whenever she is on dry land, symbolizing how much more stern and strict she is. When Triton transforms her back into a mermaid, her hair comes undone and falls loose freely. After the ordeal is over, Ariel is shown wearing her hair down as a human to reflect her change in character.
* Twice inverted in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', since it was after a long time with Flynn that she put her hair up, and let it back down [[spoiler:after returning to Mother Gothel]].
* Jane Porter from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' is only seen with her hair up at the beginning of the film. After her friendship with Tarzan starts, it's almost always shown down. This reflects how she's becoming accustomed to the jungle.
24th Feb '17 11:31:57 PM Raidrik
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* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' has typically MegaTwintails wearer, Aria Blaze, let her hair down in the final battle with Enjin. [[spoiler: Especially once she activates her SuperMode.]]
19th Feb '17 3:48:22 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Harley later learns that it ''is'' deliberate, when s/he meets Delta Spike outside of the labs; Elain (Delta Spike) goes on to explain that she felt she needed to look smart and competent if she was to get the male-dominated Workshop [[MyEyesAreUpHere paying attention to her work instead of her body]].

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** Harley later learns that it ''is'' deliberate, when s/he meets Delta Spike outside of the labs; Elain Elaine (Delta Spike) goes on to explain that she felt she needed to look smart and competent rather than attractive while working if she was to get anyone in the male-dominated Workshop [[MyEyesAreUpHere paying attention to her work instead of her body]].
19th Feb '17 3:46:56 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Harley later learns that it ''is'' deliberate, when s/he meets Delta Spike when she is wearing her usual costume. The first time they met was at the Whateley Weapons Fair, a swap-meet for selling all the different AppliedPhlebotinum toys the [[GadgeteerGenius Gadgeteers]] and [[MadScientist Devisors]] had cooked up over the school year, and she thought she needed to look smart and competent to sell her devises. Harley concludes that, given the ratio of males to females at the show, she would have done better if she'd worn a swimsuit instead.

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** Harley later learns that it ''is'' deliberate, when s/he meets Delta Spike when outside of the labs; Elain (Delta Spike) goes on to explain that she is wearing her usual costume. The first time they met was at the Whateley Weapons Fair, a swap-meet for selling all the different AppliedPhlebotinum toys the [[GadgeteerGenius Gadgeteers]] and [[MadScientist Devisors]] had cooked up over the school year, and she thought felt she needed to look smart and competent if she was to sell get the male-dominated Workshop [[MyEyesAreUpHere paying attention to her devises. Harley concludes that, given the ratio work instead of males to females at the show, she would have done better if she'd worn a swimsuit instead. her body]].
19th Feb '17 3:32:24 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Harley later learns that it ''is'' deliberate, when s/he meets Delta Spike when she is wearing her usual costume. The first time they met was at the Whateley Weapons Fair, a swap-meet for selling all the different AppliedPhlebotinum toys the [[GadgeteerGenius Gadgeteers]] and [[MadScientist Devisors]] had cooked up over the school year, and she thought she needed to look smart and competent to sell her devises. Harley concludes that, given the ratio of males to females at the show, she would have done better if she'd worn a swimsuit instead.
2nd Feb '17 8:10:43 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/{{Rules}}'': [[spoiler:Light Yagami's love interest Charlie is a tough-as-nails tomboy who usually has her hair up. Light only realizes his attraction to her when he sees her hair down, which causes her personality and overall appearance to soften considerably]].
22nd Jan '17 1:48:44 PM rjd1922
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* Terra does this at the end of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI, symbolizing that at last she is ''truly'' free--not only of the Empire and Kefka, but of the emotional turmoil around her identity.

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* Terra does this at the end of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', symbolizing that at last she is ''truly'' free--not only of the Empire and Kefka, but of the emotional turmoil around her identity.



* Inverted with Juniper Woods of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', who lets her hair down at school, when showing her more serious and professional side as a student in the Judge course and StudentCouncilPresident.

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* Inverted with Juniper Woods of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', who lets wears her hair in two braids in casual clothes but lets it down at school, when showing her more serious and professional side as a student in the Judge course and StudentCouncilPresident.
6th Jan '17 8:17:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'' has the titular character's evil stepmother Gothel and the prince repeatedly asking her to do this so they can climb up to her tower. [[FreudWasRight As Freud would point out]], this releasing of her hair was not just for utilitarian purposes, considering that Rapunzel eventually gets pregnant from all this, um, "[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow relaxation]]" with her prince.

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* ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'' has the titular character's evil stepmother Gothel and the prince repeatedly asking her to do this so they can climb up to her tower. [[FreudWasRight As Freud would point out]], out, this releasing of her hair was not just for utilitarian purposes, considering that Rapunzel eventually gets pregnant from all this, um, "[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow relaxation]]" with her prince.
27th Nov '16 7:47:52 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': {{Discussed}} in [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/original-timeline/372-the-big-idea The Big Idea]] with Delta Spike:
--> Harlan had a brief flash of déjà vu, looking at Delta Spike. Then he realized that she was the picture of a Hollywood ‘Girl Scientist’, the one who’s supposed to be a drab little geek, but you know that the second that she takes off her glasses and '''lets her hair down''', she’s absolutely gorgeous. Delta Spike had long glossy black hair that was tied up in a style that really didn’t suit her. She wore a pair of thick clunky-looking black frame glasses that couldn’t have done a better job of disguising her classic features if she’d designed them for just that task. Still, she smiled prettily enough.
27th Nov '16 5:19:42 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', where Sam puts her hair *up* and her glasses *on* when she loosens up.

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* Inverted in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', where Sam puts her hair *up* and her glasses *on* when she loosens up.
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