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9th Sep '16 10:13:36 AM Yandie666
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* In ''Series/OrphanBlack'' Rachel Duncan sports some pretty epic power hair

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* In ''Series/OrphanBlack'' Rachel Duncan sports some pretty epic power hairhair. Incidentally, her power haircut is mirrored almost exactly by her rival, Evie Cho.
9th Sep '16 10:12:35 AM Yandie666
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* In ''Series/OrphanBlack'' Rachel Duncan sports some pretty epic power hair
15th Aug '16 11:35:50 AM KeithM
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* ComicBook/PowerGirl is [[MostCommonSuperpower a bigger]] DC ActionGirl and usually sports a bob cut, but from sometimes goes for the power hair approach.
* While her current costume includes long red hair, that's a wig attached to her cowl. The current ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} has short red hair.
* Other notable female characters usually known for long hair who have appeared with short hairstyles include ComicBook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/CaptainMarvel (Caron Danvers), and ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}.
15th Aug '16 3:53:06 AM fearlessnikki
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* Cruella de Vil in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' was perhaps the earliest Disney villainess with Power Hair. Accentuated by dividing it into half white and black. One exception is hers was not moussed, so it would sweep around across her head and face when her temper went out of control.
* Ursula in the Disney version of the ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had the second variety of Power Hair, made all the more striking when compared to Ariel's [[HeroesWantRedheads billowing cloud of red hair]].
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* Cruella de Vil in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' was perhaps the earliest Disney villainess with Power Hair. Accentuated by dividing it into half white and black. One exception is hers was not moussed, so it would sweep around across her head and face when her temper went out of control.
* Ursula in the Disney version of the ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had the second variety of Power Hair, made all the more striking when compared to Ariel's [[HeroesWantRedheads billowing cloud of red hair]].

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* Cruella de Vil Imelda Staunton sports this type of hair as Dolores Umbridge in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' was perhaps ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. In the earliest Disney villainess with Power Hair. Accentuated by dividing it into half white and black. One exception is hers was book, she wears either a black bow or fluffy pink Alice band in her hair too, but not moussed, so it would sweep around across her head and face when her temper went out of control.
* Ursula
in the Disney version of the ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had the second variety of Power Hair, made all the more striking when compared to Ariel's [[HeroesWantRedheads billowing cloud of red hair]].film.



* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]] of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' wears this style as Storybrooke's mayor.

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* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]] of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' wears this style as Storybrooke's mayor. As she [[spoiler: undergoes a FaceHeelTurn]], her hair grows out long.



* Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor on [[Series/TwentyFour 24]].

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* Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor on [[Series/TwentyFour 24]].''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''.


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* Wrestling/VickieGuerrero initially had long hair, but had switched to this around the time she became Official Consultant of Smackdown. Coincidentally the shorter hair coincided with her becoming a more straightforward evil authority figure, when beforehand she had been in a lengthy romantic comedy storyline with {{Wrestling/Edge}}.
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25th Jul '16 11:30:07 AM AnotherDuck
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* Considering what Cyndi Lauper [[http://www.rad80sfashion.com/cyndi-lauper.htm used to look like]] back in TheEighties, it's astonishing to see her [[http://www.mytopartists.com/cyndi-lauper/222255_0022-nc.jpg with this kind of hairstyle.]]

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* Considering what Cyndi Lauper [[http://www.rad80sfashion.com/cyndi-lauper.htm used to look like]] like back in TheEighties, it's astonishing to see her [[http://www.mytopartists.com/cyndi-lauper/222255_0022-nc.jpg with this kind of hairstyle.]]



* Very common among elementary school teachers.
20th Jul '16 12:25:03 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** She always had a youthful hairstyle that that went past her shoulders... until she became first lady, at which point she almost immediately opted for a shorter, more "mature" style. This got her almost immediately labeled as [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen power hungry]], even though she never made statements stronger than general expressions of ambition (which is what politicians need to have of course).
** While she had this during her time as First Lady and later Senator, during her time as Secretary of State, she slowly let her hair grow back longer. Initially it was because her daughter Chelsea asked her to for her wedding, though she kept it that way during the two years between stepping down as Secretary of State and announcing her candidacy for President in 2016. Not coincidentally, in her announcement video, she was back to PowerHair, albeit to a longer style than she had sported as Senator. (Also, to be frank, the longer hair she had in her last few years as Secretary of State aged her a bit--she actually looks ''younger'' than her actual age with the Power Hair than without.)

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** She always had a youthful hairstyle that that went past her shoulders... until she became first lady, at which point she almost immediately quickly opted for a shorter, more "mature" style. This got her almost immediately promptly labeled as [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen power hungry]], even though she never made statements stronger than general expressions of ambition (which is what politicians need to have of course).
** While she had this during her time as First Lady and later Senator, during her time as Secretary of State, she slowly let her hair grow back longer. Initially it was because her daughter Chelsea asked her to for her wedding, though she kept it that way during the two years between stepping down as Secretary of State and announcing her candidacy for President in 2016. Not coincidentally, in her announcement video, she was back to PowerHair, albeit to a longer style than she had sported as Senator. (Also, to be frank, the (The longer hair she had in her last few years as Secretary of State aged her a bit--she actually looks ''younger'' than her actual age with the Power Hair than without.)
17th Jul '16 10:48:43 AM Daltonia
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* MargaretThatcher, former British Prime Minister. Her hair was in a perm when she was younger.

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* MargaretThatcher, former British Prime Minister. Her hair was in a perm when she was younger. The current British PM Theresa May also sports Power Hair.
14th May '16 10:36:06 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/PrincessDiaries'' features Creator/JulieAndrews as Queen of [[FictionalCountry Genovia.]]

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* ''Film/PrincessDiaries'' ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' features Creator/JulieAndrews as Queen of [[FictionalCountry Genovia.]]
14th May '16 10:34:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* ComicBook/BlackCanary is one of the biggest {{Action Girl}}s in the DC universe. Occasionally her hair is cut short when not in a wig, though starting sometime in the 90s she grew out her hair and dyed it blond. This style was one of her shorter cuts.
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* Princess Diaries features Creator/JulieAndrews as Queen of [[FictionalCountry Genovia.]]

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* Princess Diaries ''Film/PrincessDiaries'' features Creator/JulieAndrews as Queen of [[FictionalCountry Genovia.]]]]
* Cruella de Vil in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' was perhaps the earliest Disney villainess with Power Hair. Accentuated by dividing it into half white and black. One exception is hers was not moussed, so it would sweep around across her head and face when her temper went out of control.
* Ursula in the Disney version of the ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had the second variety of Power Hair, made all the more striking when compared to Ariel's [[HeroesWantRedheads billowing cloud of red hair]].



* Angela Petrelli of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has Power Hair to go along with her painfully perfect cutthroat [[StepfordSmiler high society aide]]. [[spoiler: It really shouldn't come as a surprise when it turns out she's the EvilMatriarch and in league with [[FallenHero Linderman]] to destroy New York.]]
** In later seasons the actress's hair got longer, and she started arranging it in a very tight updo which creates an even more power-y effect. The comparison became obvious in a flashback to pre-season 1 [[spoiler:before Arthur's apparent death]].

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* Angela Petrelli of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has Power Hair to go along with her painfully perfect cutthroat [[StepfordSmiler high society aide]]. [[spoiler: It really shouldn't come as a surprise when it turns out she's the EvilMatriarch and in league with [[FallenHero Linderman]] to destroy New York.]]
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]] In later seasons the actress's hair got longer, and she started arranging it in a very tight updo which creates an even more power-y effect. The comparison became obvious in a flashback to pre-season 1 [[spoiler:before Arthur's apparent death]].



* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'', vice president Selina Myers has a longer version of this in the first two season and most of the third, around a medium length, but averted this in the opening montage symbolizing her earlier career aspirations. Amy, her chief of staff, has hair ending slightly longer than hers while Sue, her secretary, has longer hair than both though she keeps it in some sort of bun most of the time.

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* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'', vice ''Series/{{Veep}}'':
** Vice
president Selina Myers has a longer version of this in the first two season and most of the third, around a medium length, but averted this in the opening montage symbolizing her earlier career aspirations. Amy, her chief of staff, has hair ending slightly longer than hers while Sue, her secretary, has longer hair than both though she keeps it in some sort of bun most of the time.



* In the music video for "Stupid Girls," {{Pink}} wears her hair like this while she plays a presidential candidate, while lamenting that young girls are being encouraged to be [[BrainlessBeauty shallow and passive,]] and buying into that expectation.

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* In the music video for "Stupid Girls," {{Pink}} Music/{{Pink}} wears her hair like this while she plays a presidential candidate, while lamenting that young girls are being encouraged to be [[BrainlessBeauty shallow and passive,]] and buying into that expectation.



* Cruella de Vil in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' was perhaps the earliest Disney villainess with Power Hair. Accentuated by dividing it into half white and black. One exception is hers was not moussed, so it would sweep around across her head and face when her temper went out of control.



* Ursula in the Disney version of the ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had the second variety of Power Hair, made all the more striking when compared to Ariel's [[HeroesWantRedheads billowing cloud of red hair]].
9th Mar '16 8:53:50 PM Ominae
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* A rare anime example is Ryoko from ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', who isn't so much a villainess as a self-interested {{Jerkass}} 90% of the time, especially in comparison to her rival Yukiko, who has a much more traditional Japanese hairstyle of long black hair pulled back.

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* A rare anime example is Ryoko from ''LightNovel/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', ''Literature/TheCaseFilesOfYakushijiRyoko'', who isn't so much a villainess as a self-interested {{Jerkass}} 90% of the time, especially in comparison to her rival Yukiko, who has a much more traditional Japanese hairstyle of long black hair pulled back.
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