History Main / TraumaticHaircut

1st Dec '17 6:53:19 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Whether it's [[GoodHairEvilHair good or evil]], a person's hair comes to symbolize honor, social status, and otherwise serves as a human peacock tail, representing a life rather than a fashion statement. Thusly, having it forcibly [[ImportantHaircut cut off]] isn't just a minor fashion ''faux pas'', but akin to ''{{rape|AsDrama}}''; and is likened to having your life stolen from you. From another view, a forced haircut serves as the symbolic initiation of [[FromBadToWorse worse things to come]]. To women, this may be traumatic due to the belief that [[LongHairIsFeminine long hair is feminine]].

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Whether it's [[GoodHairEvilHair good or evil]], a person's hair comes to symbolize honor, social status, and otherwise serves as a human peacock tail, representing a life rather than a fashion statement. Thusly, having it forcibly [[ImportantHaircut cut off]] isn't just a minor fashion ''faux pas'', but akin to ''{{rape|AsDrama}}''; and is likened to having your life stolen from you. From another view, a forced haircut serves as the symbolic initiation of [[FromBadToWorse worse things to come]]. To women, this may be traumatic due to the belief that [[LongHairIsFeminine long hair is feminine]].
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* The Nazis were fond of doing this to those consigned to concentration and death camps during the Holocaust, though that was mostly a matter of lice control, or, in some cases, [[{{Squick}} to make stuffing, woven fabrics or boot lining]]. Discarded hair from ordinary barbershops was also collected for the same purposes.

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* The Nazis were fond of doing this to those consigned to concentration and death camps during the Holocaust, though that was mostly a matter of lice control, or, in some cases, [[{{Squick}} [[HumanResources to make stuffing, woven fabrics or boot lining]]. Discarded hair from ordinary barbershops was also collected for the same purposes.



* Cutting the hair of a Sikh, who for religious reasons do not cut their hair or shave (although they wear turbans, so people in public never actually see their hair), can be considered a hate crime, because of the significance of it. If a Sikh needs to be shaved (anywhere on his body) -- for surgery, usually -- he may have to perform menial duties around the temple for a while as penance.

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* Cutting the hair of a Sikh, UsefulNotes/{{Sikh|ism}}, who for religious reasons do not cut their hair or shave (although they wear turbans, so people in public never actually see their hair), can be considered a hate crime, because of the significance of it. If a Sikh needs to be shaved (anywhere on his body) -- for surgery, usually -- he may have to perform menial duties around the temple for a while as penance.
13th Nov '17 2:10:05 AM AbsoluteSword
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': After being enslaved, Thor is strapped to a chair and his signature long hair is cut off. He initially roars at the barber (holding a terrifying looking contraption that looks like a meat grinder) that he will face his wrath if he cuts his hair, but when that doesn't work, [[AintTooProudToBeg he straight up begs him not to do it]].

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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': After being enslaved, Thor is strapped to a chair and his signature long hair is cut off. He initially roars at the barber (holding a terrifying looking contraption that looks like a meat grinder) rusty-meat grinder crossed with a lawn-mower and a wheat-thresher) that he will face his wrath if he cuts his hair, but when that doesn't work, [[AintTooProudToBeg he straight up begs him not to do it]].
11th Nov '17 8:50:29 PM coralina33
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': After being enslaved, Thor cries and begs for mercy when he's strapped to a chair and given a haircut. Though his screams of terror would more likely have been because the sadistically grinning barber uses a device that looks like a screaming lawnmower crossed with a meat grinder than the actual cutting itself.

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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': After being enslaved, Thor cries and begs for mercy when he's is strapped to a chair and given a haircut. Though his screams of terror would more likely have been because signature long hair is cut off. He initially roars at the sadistically grinning barber uses (holding a device terrifying looking contraption that looks like a screaming lawnmower crossed with a meat grinder than the actual cutting itself. grinder) that he will face his wrath if he cuts his hair, but when that doesn't work, [[AintTooProudToBeg he straight up begs him not to do it]].
-->'''Thor:''' ''[meekly]'' Please, kind sir, please don't cut my hair...
6th Nov '17 6:06:10 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': After being enslaved, Thor cries and begs for mercy when he's strapped to a chair and given a haircut. Though his screams of terror would more likely have been because the sadistically grinning barber uses a device that looks like a screaming lawnmower crossed with a meat grinder than the actual cutting itself.
1st Nov '17 12:33:34 PM raulbucktooth
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* Used particularly brutally in ''Film/LesMiserables2012'': While Fantine undergoes one of these by choice in order to sell her hair to feed her little daughter Cosette in the original book, and thus in most adaptations too. However, in the book, she at least goes to a professional barber, who presumably showed some care and restraint, and even in the stage version she's left with a long pixie. In the movie, however, Creator/AnneHathaway's hair is cut in an alley with a razor blade, leaving her with less than an inch of uneven stubble.

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* Used particularly brutally in ''Film/LesMiserables2012'': While Fantine undergoes one of these by choice in order to sell her hair to feed her little daughter Cosette in the original book, and thus in most adaptations too. However, in In the book, she at least goes to a professional barber, who presumably showed some care and restraint, and even in the stage version she's left with a long pixie. In the movie, however, Creator/AnneHathaway's hair is cut in an alley with a razor blade, leaving her with less than an inch of uneven stubble.
30th Oct '17 2:30:37 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A year after she betrayed her nationality just to spite the relentlessly positive and optimistic Courtney Rush in SMASH, Cherry Bomb finally found a way to get to her by subjecting Rush to an unwanted haircut in 2015. It ended up working [[SanitySlippage a little too well]].
* After defeating Wrestling/BulletClub's then newest member, Adam Page, Wrestling/JayLethal vowed to run through each and every last member of the group, [[RunTheGauntlet one by one]]. However Bullet Club had no intention of playing along and ended up ganging up on Lethal so Adam Cole could shave his head.
** Lethal wasn't Cole's first head-shaving victim. [[SevenYearRule Two years earlier]] Cole and The Kingdom attacked MichaelElgin after a match and shaved his trademark mullet off.

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* A year after she betrayed her nationality just to spite the relentlessly positive and optimistic [[Wrestling/{{Rosemary}} Courtney Rush Rush]] in SMASH, Cherry Bomb finally found a way to get to her by subjecting Rush to an unwanted haircut in 2015. It ended up working [[SanitySlippage a little too well]].
* After defeating Wrestling/BulletClub's then newest member, Adam Page, Wrestling/JayLethal vowed to run through each and every last member of the group, [[RunTheGauntlet one by one]]. However Bullet Club had no intention of playing along and ended up ganging up on Lethal so Adam Cole Wrestling/AdamCole could shave his head.
** Lethal wasn't Cole's first head-shaving victim. [[SevenYearRule Two years earlier]] Cole and The Kingdom attacked MichaelElgin Wrestling/MichaelElgin after a match and shaved his trademark mullet off.
29th Oct '17 9:01:30 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During the 1986 Great American Bash tour, Jimmy Valiant faced Shaska Whatley in a hair vs. hair match, with Valiant winning by knocking Shaska out with a loaded glove. Shaska was still unconscious while the deed was done and woke up to find his hair lying on the mat. He tried to put it back on his head. Shaska got his revenge a few nights later when Jimmy Valiant faced Shaska's manager, Paul Jones, in another hair vs. hair match. Shaska interfered to help Jones win and stick it to Valiant. After the match, many of the face wrestlers tried to stop Valiant from going through with it, telling him he could protest to the NWA Board over Shaska's interference. Valiant went through with it anyway.

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* During the 1986 Great American Bash tour, Jimmy Valiant faced Shaska Whatley in a hair vs. hair match, with Valiant winning by knocking Shaska out with a loaded glove. Shaska was still unconscious while the deed was done and woke up to find his hair lying on the mat. He tried to put it back on his head. Shaska got his revenge a few nights later when Jimmy Valiant faced Shaska's manager, Paul Jones, in another hair vs. hair match. Shaska interfered to help Jones win and stick it to Valiant. After the match, many of the face wrestlers tried to stop Valiant from going through with it, telling him he could protest to the NWA Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Board over Shaska's interference. Valiant went through with it anyway.
24th Oct '17 2:10:37 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}''-set tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/37/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures}]'', Mariella Smith-Rhodes is inducted into her country's Army for conscript service and, like the other thirty-odd girls in Recruit Platoon Twenty-Three, is shorn of a lifetime's locks. She takes this philosophically, reflecting that it's going to be easier to manage and will make service in the jungle less sweaty and unpleasant.

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}''-set tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/37/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures}]'', Adventures]]'', Mariella Smith-Rhodes is inducted into her country's Army for conscript service and, like the other thirty-odd girls in Recruit Platoon Twenty-Three, is shorn of a lifetime's locks. She takes this philosophically, reflecting that it's going to be easier to manage and will make service in the jungle less sweaty and unpleasant.
24th Oct '17 2:09:28 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}''-set tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/37/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures}}'',
Mariella Smith-Rhodes is inducted into her country's Army for conscript service and, like the other thirty-odd girls in Recruit Platoon Twenty-Three, is shorn of a lifetime's locks. She takes this philosophically, reflecting that it's going to be easier to manage and will make service in the jungle less sweaty and unpleasant.

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}''-set tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/37/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures}}'',
Adventures}]'', Mariella Smith-Rhodes is inducted into her country's Army for conscript service and, like the other thirty-odd girls in Recruit Platoon Twenty-Three, is shorn of a lifetime's locks. She takes this philosophically, reflecting that it's going to be easier to manage and will make service in the jungle less sweaty and unpleasant.
24th Oct '17 2:08:47 PM AgProv
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[[/folder]], Mariella Smith-Rhodes is inducted into her country's Army for conscript service and, like the other thirty-odd girls in Recruit Platoon Twenty-Three, is shorn of a lifetime's locks. She takes this philosophically, reflecting that it's going to be easier to manage and will make service in the jungle less sweaty and unpleasant.

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[[/folder]], Mariella Smith-Rhodes is inducted into her country's Army for conscript service and, like the other thirty-odd girls in Recruit Platoon Twenty-Three, is shorn of a lifetime's locks. She takes this philosophically, reflecting that it's going to be easier to manage and will make service in the jungle less sweaty and unpleasant.
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