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12th Jun '17 6:42:58 AM MoonPumpkin
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* In the Chinese drama series "Series/TheEmpressOfChina", the main character Wu Meiniang gets sent to live her remaining days as a nun after Emperor Taizong's death, along with the other concubines who didn't give children to the Emperor. The first step is to get her hair shaved, all the more traumatic considering the importance given to hair in the series. Luckily, it grows back exceptionally quickly.
6th Jun '17 5:53:24 PM TruebloodJoe
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** 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.
5th Jun '17 9:49:08 AM Pamina
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* In ''Literature/JaneEyre'', the narrator witnesses Mr. Brocklehurst's visit to [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Lowood School]], where he admonishes a girl named Julia for having curled her hair, saying that she is giving her soul over to Satan, she will burn in hell for idleness and vanity, and demanding that it be cut off as soon as possible -- never mind that Julia's hair is naturally curly. The book has many film and miniseries [[FilmOfTheBook adaptations]], and usually this scene gets exaggerated; Sometimes Jane protests about that, only to end up getting her long hair cut off too. In other adaptations, ''all'' of the Lowood girls (Jane included) get their hair forcibly cut when they get into the school, as a part of their "mortification".

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* In ''Literature/JaneEyre'', the narrator witnesses Mr. Brocklehurst's visit to [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Lowood School]], where he admonishes a girl named Julia for having curled her hair, saying that she is giving her soul over to Satan, she will burn in hell for idleness and vanity, and demanding that it be cut off as soon as possible -- never mind that Julia's hair is naturally curly. The book has many film and miniseries [[FilmOfTheBook adaptations]], and usually this scene gets exaggerated; Sometimes sometimes Janes's {{Ill Girl}} best friend Helen becomes the haircut victim instead of Julia; sometimes Jane protests about that, it, only to end up getting her long hair cut off too. In too; in other adaptations, ''all'' of the Lowood girls (Jane included) get their hair forcibly cut when they get into the school, as a part of their "mortification".
29th May '17 5:41:15 PM fearlessnikki
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* In the women's prison film ''Caged'', matron Harper threatens this as punishment for any severe infractions (notably against the wishes of the ReasonableAuthorityFigure). After Marie is found hiding a kitten in her room, she's punished by having all her long hair shaved off. It marks the point where she gets completely [[BreakTheCutie broken]] from the doe-eyed good girl she was when she entered prison.

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* In the women's prison film ''Caged'', ''{{Film/Caged}}'', matron Harper threatens this as punishment for any severe infractions (notably against the wishes of the ReasonableAuthorityFigure). After Marie is found hiding a kitten in her room, she's punished by having all her long hair shaved off. It marks the point where she gets completely [[BreakTheCutie broken]] from the doe-eyed good girl she was when she entered prison.


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* ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'' - after Arthur is raised in a brothel, a montage showing his growth from child to adult starts with his long prince-like curls being cropped off.
* ''The Girl In The Kremlin'' is famous for a scene in which one girl prisoner has her whole head shaved on camera. This is apparently based off rumours that Joseph Stalin had a fetish for hair-cutting. Actress Natalia Darrell got a $300 bonus for going through with the shaving.
* In ''Film/MidnightExpress'' Billy gets his hair cropped off when he enters prison. Of course given what [[ColdBloodedTorture happens to him]] throughout the film, the haircut is probably the least traumatic thing about his time inside.
* Malik of the French film ''A Prophet'' gets his long curly hair cropped when he arrives in prison.
23rd May '17 1:48:53 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'': The Mariner (Creator/KevinCostner's character) to Helen.

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* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'': The Mariner (Creator/KevinCostner's character) to Helen.chops off Helen's hair after she nearly sinks the boat. When Enola yells at him for this, he cuts her hair off too.



* A MadeForTVMovie called ''Wild Women'' about people travelling from Texas to Mexico has a part where one of their comrades gets most of her hair cut off after she uses scarce water supplies to wash it. Their Comanche escort thinks this is an especially low move.
--> "My people would have killed her but we wouldn't have scalped her."
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' - the titular Max begins the film with long shaggy hair. It's sheared off to stubble when he's captured by Immortan Joe.
* In ''Film/TankGirl'' Rebecca forces Madame to sing Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" (yes, really) by threatening to cut her hair off.



* A pushy or inexpert hairdresser might sorta give you one of these ''by accident'' if you go for a haircut and they end up cutting it much shorter than you tell them. Many a person have been rather... upset after the stylist goes gung-ho on their hair like this.
** Rather worryingly, many hairdressers are noted to follow ''extremely'' outdated and conformist rules, especially regarding hair length. They're often trained to consider anything considerably past shoulder-length (on ''women'', not men!) as "too long, time to chop." They will then do so ''without telling the client,'' and they often wonder why the now-upset person [[CaptainObvious refuses to pay for something they didn't want and often didn't agree to]].

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* A pushy or inexpert hairdresser might sorta give you one of these ''by accident'' if you go for a haircut and they end up cutting it much shorter than you tell them. Many a person have been rather... upset after the stylist goes gung-ho on their hair like this.
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this. Rather worryingly, many hairdressers are noted to follow ''extremely'' outdated and conformist rules, especially regarding hair length. They're often trained to consider anything considerably past shoulder-length (on ''women'', not men!) as "too long, time to chop." They will then do so ''without telling the client,'' and they often wonder why the now-upset person [[CaptainObvious refuses to pay for something they didn't want and often didn't agree to]].
15th May '17 7:35:58 PM nombretomado
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* In Northern Ireland during TheTroubles, British soldiers would frequently like to flirt with local girls. If the girl was Catholic, she had to rebuff their advances. Punishment for becoming involved with a British soldier (especially if he was Protestant) was to have the girl's hair publicly cut off before being tarred and feathered.

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* In Northern Ireland during TheTroubles, UsefulNotes/TheTroubles, British soldiers would frequently like to flirt with local girls. If the girl was Catholic, she had to rebuff their advances. Punishment for becoming involved with a British soldier (especially if he was Protestant) was to have the girl's hair publicly cut off before being tarred and feathered.
30th Apr '17 5:42:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Literature/TheSchoolForGoodAndEvil has a particularly nasty one, where Sophie has her hair lopped off with an axe by The Beast. The result is an act of DisproportionateRetribution that marks Sophie crossing the MoralEventHorizon.

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* ''Literature/TheSchoolForGoodAndEvil ''Literature/TheSchoolForGoodAndEvil'' has a particularly nasty one, where Sophie has her hair lopped off with an axe by The Beast. The result is an act of DisproportionateRetribution that marks Sophie crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
27th Apr '17 12:54:33 PM StFan
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** Season 16 had the opposite case in Molly. The Creator/DianaRoss weave in the makeover episode irritated her scalp so much she was actually ''euphoric'' when she got her cut.

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** Season 16 had the opposite case in Molly. The Creator/DianaRoss Music/DianaRoss weave in the makeover episode irritated her scalp so much she was actually ''euphoric'' when she got her cut.
27th Apr '17 12:11:38 PM StFan
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* There were ''two'' ''NewspaperComics/TheFarSide'' cartoons involving a sheep was being sheared right before a big date. (Larson claims he had a history of bad haircuts when he was a kid.



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* There were ''two'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoons involving a sheep was being sheared right before a big date. (Larson claims he had a history of bad haircuts when he was a kid.)
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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' naturally features this, being an adaptation of "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}", but there's a twist: at the end of the movie, [[spoiler: it's Flynn who cuts Rapunzel's hair. Her hair has magic properties that heal the wounded and make the old young again (why Gothel kidnapped her in the first place), but it loses its power if it's cut. When the villain stabs him, Rapunzel vows to stay with her forever if she'll be allowed to heal Flynn, who has been mortally wounded. By [[TakeAThirdOption taking the option of cutting her hair before she does so]], Flynn releases Rapunzel from the [[MyBelovedSmother oppressive mother figure]] she's been stuck with for 18 years, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing full well that he'll die as a result]]. (He gets better, as the last bits of healing magic that remain ''and'' [[SwissArmyTears Rapunzel's tears]] are good enough to save him.)]]

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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' naturally features this, being an adaptation of "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}", but there's a twist: at the end of the movie, [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's Flynn who cuts Rapunzel's hair. Her hair has magic properties that heal the wounded and make the old young again (why Gothel kidnapped her in the first place), but it loses its power if it's cut. When the villain stabs him, Rapunzel vows to stay with her forever if she'll be allowed to heal Flynn, who has been mortally wounded. By [[TakeAThirdOption taking the option of cutting her hair before she does so]], Flynn releases Rapunzel from the [[MyBelovedSmother oppressive mother figure]] she's been stuck with for 18 years, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing full well that he'll die as a result]]. (He gets better, as the last bits of healing magic that remain ''and'' [[SwissArmyTears Rapunzel's tears]] are good enough to save him.)]]



-->'''Fergus''': Do anything for me?
-->'''Dil''': Anything... ''(Fergus starts to cut her hair)'' '''[[AnythingButThat NO WAY!]]'''
-->'''Fergus''': You said ''anything''.
-->'''Dil''': Girl has to draw the line ''somewhere''.

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-->'''Fergus''': -->'''Fergus:''' Do anything for me?
-->'''Dil''':
me?\\
'''Dil:'''
Anything... ''(Fergus ''[Fergus starts to cut her hair)'' hair]'' '''[[AnythingButThat NO WAY!]]'''
-->'''Fergus''':
WAY!]]'''\\
'''Fergus:'''
You said ''anything''.
-->'''Dil''':
''anything''.\\
'''Dil:'''
Girl has to draw the line ''somewhere''.



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* The Spanish game show ''Series/ElGranJuegoDeLaOca'' (The Great Game of the Goose) was a giant board game with each space on the board corresponding to a challenge of some sort. However one of the spaces was home to a demented barber. Whether you were male or female, getting one of three questions wrong (the third of which was always impossible to answer) resulted in your receiving an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvgy0Jvwae4 extreme]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8MWO8gTLgk haircut.]]
* In Argentina there was a show called ''El Último Pasajero'' (The Last Passenger) in which two groups of teenagers in their last high school years competed for a graduation trip for the whole class division, which is a tradition between Argentinian students. One of the games, and the most viewed, consisted in a member of one team selecting someone from the opposite team, normally a pretty girl with long hair, in order to get him/her a horrible haircut. The teen could refuse but [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything their classmates made that choice rather difficult, by insisting and treating the girl as a traitor if she didn't accede to the task]]. Most of the girls who acceded to cut their hair ended up crying. The show was sold to other TV stations outside of Argentina, and the game was kept in at least the Chilean and Peruvian versions.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' used this as a Fast Forward challenge (a chance to get a big jump on other teams) twice.
** The first team to encounter the Fast Forward was a pair of professional models. Rather than seriously damage a part of their professional image, they decided against taking on the challenge and returned to the regular course.
** A husband-and-wife team, Uchenna and Joyce, came across this Fast Forward the second time it was offered. Uchenna was already shaved bald to begin with, so Joyce bravely let her long hair be cut off. Fortunately, Uchenna kept reassuring Joyce that she was still beautiful to him, even after sacrificing all her hair, and Uchenna and Joyce eventually won the race and the million dollars that season.
* Every season of ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' has a "makeover" episode which involves every (surviving) contestant getting new hairstyles. At least one girl with long hair will have a crying fit when she finds out it's getting cut short. As the seasons go on, and the haircuts seem designed to neither make the model look better nor be more acceptable to the world of fashion, the line between "necessary sacrifice" and "traumatic hazing ritual" gets thinner and thinner.
** There was one girl who defined herself by her long hair. Guess what they did? Cut it off. All of it. Because that was how she defined herself. The poor girl performed badly for the rest of the time she was on the show because she was so traumatized.
** Season 5's Cassandra, whose hair was cut short (and who never stopped complaining about it), ''quit the show'' when Tyra wanted to cut it ''even shorter''.
** Season 16 had the opposite case in Molly. The DianaRoss weave in the makeover episode irritated her scalp so much she was actually ''euphoric'' when she got her cut.
** Inverted with one of the male models, who started out with short hair but got extensions put in to give him a 'Jesus' look. It was every bit as ridiculous as it sounds. Another guy was given a facial hair weave, with similar results.
** Subverted with another male model, who was shaved completely bald. Initially horrified, he soon found that he suited the look and gave advice to the next cycle's contestants.
* Attempted in ''Series/TopChef'' when near the second season, Cliff, Sam, Ilan, and Elia got drunk and decided to shave their heads. After that, they decided to grab Marcel and shave his head. Cliff, a huge black man, pinned Marcel down while he was calling out for help. Marcel managed to wiggle free and lock himself in the bathroom for the rest of the night. Cliff was kicked off of the show for his behavior.
* Pick any reality TV show about modern teens forced to endure 1950s lifestyle (usually in the army or schooling). There's going to be more than a few boys who get annoyed at having to adopt the period haircuts:
** ''That'll Teach Em'' - boys had to get short-back-and-sides. Brennon Gunston began as a rocker with long blond hair. After it was all cut off, he had a hard time adjusting to the system. He ended up quitting the show. A Spanish spin-off had girls forced to get regulation haircuts too (to shoulder-length). Some of them really didn't take it well. A Dutch spin-off forced a black girl to remove all her extensions, leaving her hair very short.
** ''Never Did Me Any Harm'' - the father has his boys go through with these haircuts. TheDandy Joe really wasn't happy to get his haircut, annoyed at how old fashioned it was (which becomes HilariousInHindsight when those haircuts came back into style). Dad relented and wouldn't force his oldest boy Theo to get the cut (as he had the longest hair).
** ''Bad Lads Army'' - modern teens had to join the army. In the first season, some recruits underwent this willingly: they had a choice between a buzz cut and going fully bald. Season 3 made the boys only get a short-back-and-sides, saying anything that could be hidden by a beret could be kept. One boy with purple dreadlocks had to be completely scalped to get rid of the dyed hair.
* In the first episode of ''Series/TotalDivas'' the office fears that Wrestling/EvaMarie resembles the Wrestling/BellaTwins too much and asks her to dye her hair blonde. Eva revealed later than she had already just got her hair streaked, and the office wasn't happy with that, which is when they asked her to bleach it. She couldn't go through with it and instead chose to become a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead. Fortunately for her, the office liked the final result.
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* Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Poirot''. In "Murder on the Links" the Belgian detective gets into a bet with an equally arrogant French detective; if Poirot fails to solve the case first he has to cut off his moustache (the French detective would have to give up his trademark pipe). David Suchett is shown with a pair of scissors quivering at his upper lip at one point, but he rallies himself and wins the bet (magnanimously allowing to the loser to keep his pipe. "Because when you light it, you will think of Poirot.")
** In the book ''TheBigFour'', [[spoiler:he actually shaves his mustaches, when impersonating his imaginary brother Archille. [[FanWank Some fans]] [[WildMassGuessing theorize]] that because his mustache would not have been able to grow back afterward, the shaven man must really have been Archille...]]
* In ''SaluteYourShorts'', Budnick is briefly persuaded to let his love interest shorten his hair. But as he is led to the barber chair, he imagines it as an electric chair. After a few dramatized snips, he can't take it anymore.

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* Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Poirot''. In "Murder on the Links" the Belgian detective gets into a bet with an equally arrogant French detective; if Poirot fails to solve the case first he has to cut off his moustache (the French detective would have to give up his trademark pipe). David Suchett is shown with a pair of scissors quivering at his upper lip at one point, but he rallies himself and wins the bet (magnanimously allowing to the loser to keep his pipe. "Because when you light it, you will think of Poirot.")
** In
")[[note]]In the book ''TheBigFour'', ''Literature/TheBigFour'', [[spoiler:he actually shaves his mustaches, when impersonating his imaginary brother Archille. [[FanWank Some fans]] [[WildMassGuessing theorize]] that because his mustache would not have been able to grow back afterward, the shaven man must really have been Archille...]]
]][[/note]]
* In ''SaluteYourShorts'', ''Series/SaluteYourShorts'', Budnick is briefly persuaded to let his love interest shorten his hair. But as he is led to the barber chair, he imagines it as an electric chair. After a few dramatized snips, he can't take it anymore.



* In the third season of ''Series/{{Beverly Hills 90210}}'', Brenda imagines doing this to Kelly after having found out that Dylan cheated with her all summer while Brenda was in Paris.
* On ''OneLifeToLive'', a crazed Blair believed that the only reason her husband Todd had fallen in love with her was because of her resemblance to Marty--the woman he ''raped'' several years prior. To that end, she grabbed a pair of scissors and began cutting away at her hair. Several years later, in order to get revenge on Blair (who had earlier shoved her head into a toilet), her husband's mistress Skye drugged her, then hacked off all her hair once she passed out, giving Blair a ''very'' nasty surprise when she woke up the next morning. The funny thing is, in both cases, the actress wanted to cut her hair in RealLife and the show's producers decided to incorporate her decision into the storyline.

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* In the third season of ''Series/{{Beverly Hills 90210}}'', ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', Brenda imagines doing this to Kelly after having found out that Dylan cheated with her all summer while Brenda was in Paris.
* On ''OneLifeToLive'', ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', a crazed Blair believed that the only reason her husband Todd had fallen in love with her was because of her resemblance to Marty--the woman he ''raped'' several years prior. To that end, she grabbed a pair of scissors and began cutting away at her hair. Several years later, in order to get revenge on Blair (who had earlier shoved her head into a toilet), her husband's mistress Skye drugged her, then hacked off all her hair once she passed out, giving Blair a ''very'' nasty surprise when she woke up the next morning. The funny thing is, in both cases, the actress wanted to cut her hair in RealLife and the show's producers decided to incorporate her decision into the storyline.



* In ''SherlockHolmesAndTheLeadingLady'', Holmes cuts off part of Watson's mustache (over Watson's protests) so that he can impersonate Holmes' valet.

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* In ''SherlockHolmesAndTheLeadingLady'', ''Series/SherlockHolmesAndTheLeadingLady'', Holmes cuts off part of Watson's mustache (over Watson's protests) so that he can impersonate Holmes' valet.



* The Spanish game show ''Series/ElGranJuegoDeLaOca'' (The Great Game of the Goose) was a giant board game with each space on the board corresponding to a challenge of some sort. However one of the spaces was home to a demented barber. Whether you were male or female, getting one of three questions wrong (the third of which was always impossible to answer) resulted in your receiving an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvgy0Jvwae4 extreme]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8MWO8gTLgk haircut.]]
* In Argentina there was a show called ''El Último Pasajero'' (The Last Passenger) in which two groups of teenagers in their last high school years competed for a graduation trip for the whole class division, which is a tradition between Argentinian students. One of the games, and the most viewed, consisted in a member of one team selecting someone from the opposite team, normally a pretty girl with long hair, in order to get him/her a horrible haircut. The teen could refuse but [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything their classmates made that choice rather difficult, by insisting and treating the girl as a traitor if she didn't accede to the task]]. Most of the girls who acceded to cut their hair ended up crying. The show was sold to other TV stations outside of Argentina, and the game was kept in at least the Chilean and Peruvian versions.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' used this as a Fast Forward challenge (a chance to get a big jump on other teams) twice.
** The first team to encounter the Fast Forward was a pair of professional models. Rather than seriously damage a part of their professional image, they decided against taking on the challenge and returned to the regular course.
** A husband-and-wife team, Uchenna and Joyce, came across this Fast Forward the second time it was offered. Uchenna was already shaved bald to begin with, so Joyce bravely let her long hair be cut off. Fortunately, Uchenna kept reassuring Joyce that she was still beautiful to him, even after sacrificing all her hair, and Uchenna and Joyce eventually won the race and the million dollars that season.
* Every season of ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' has a "makeover" episode which involves every (surviving) contestant getting new hairstyles. At least one girl with long hair will have a crying fit when she finds out it's getting cut short. As the seasons go on, and the haircuts seem designed to neither make the model look better nor be more acceptable to the world of fashion, the line between "necessary sacrifice" and "traumatic hazing ritual" gets thinner and thinner.
** There was one girl who defined herself by her long hair. Guess what they did? Cut it off. All of it. Because that was how she defined herself. The poor girl performed badly for the rest of the time she was on the show because she was so traumatized.
** Season 5's Cassandra, whose hair was cut short (and who never stopped complaining about it), ''quit the show'' when Tyra wanted to cut it ''even shorter''.
** Season 16 had the opposite case in Molly. The Creator/DianaRoss weave in the makeover episode irritated her scalp so much she was actually ''euphoric'' when she got her cut.
** Inverted with one of the male models, who started out with short hair but got extensions put in to give him a 'Jesus' look. It was every bit as ridiculous as it sounds. Another guy was given a facial hair weave, with similar results.
** Subverted with another male model, who was shaved completely bald. Initially horrified, he soon found that he suited the look and gave advice to the next cycle's contestants.
* Attempted in ''Series/TopChef'' when near the second season, Cliff, Sam, Ilan, and Elia got drunk and decided to shave their heads. After that, they decided to grab Marcel and shave his head. Cliff, a huge black man, pinned Marcel down while he was calling out for help. Marcel managed to wiggle free and lock himself in the bathroom for the rest of the night. Cliff was kicked off of the show for his behavior.
* Pick any reality TV show about modern teens forced to endure 1950s lifestyle (usually in the army or schooling). There's going to be more than a few boys who get annoyed at having to adopt the period haircuts:
** ''That'll Teach Em'' - boys had to get short-back-and-sides. Brennon Gunston began as a rocker with long blond hair. After it was all cut off, he had a hard time adjusting to the system. He ended up quitting the show. A Spanish spin-off had girls forced to get regulation haircuts too (to shoulder-length). Some of them really didn't take it well. A Dutch spin-off forced a black girl to remove all her extensions, leaving her hair very short.
** ''Never Did Me Any Harm'' - the father has his boys go through with these haircuts. TheDandy Joe really wasn't happy to get his haircut, annoyed at how old fashioned it was (which becomes HilariousInHindsight when those haircuts came back into style). Dad relented and wouldn't force his oldest boy Theo to get the cut (as he had the longest hair).
** ''Bad Lads Army'' - modern teens had to join the army. In the first season, some recruits underwent this willingly: they had a choice between a buzz cut and going fully bald. Season 3 made the boys only get a short-back-and-sides, saying anything that could be hidden by a beret could be kept. One boy with purple dreadlocks had to be completely scalped to get rid of the dyed hair.
* In the first episode of ''Series/TotalDivas'' the office fears that Wrestling/EvaMarie resembles the Wrestling/BellaTwins too much and asks her to dye her hair blonde. Eva revealed later than she had already just got her hair streaked, and the office wasn't happy with that, which is when they asked her to bleach it. She couldn't go through with it and instead chose to become a DarkSkinnedRedhead instead. Fortunately for her, the office liked the final result.



-->I said, "Please, sir, just a little off the top."
-->Dude shaved me bare, gave me a lollipop,
-->So on my head there's nothing but stubble.
-->Man, I hate being in deep, deep trouble.

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-->I -->''I said, "Please, sir, just a little off the top."
-->Dude
"\\
Dude
shaved me bare, gave me a lollipop,
-->So
lollipop,\\
So
on my head there's nothing but stubble.
-->Man,
stubble.\\
Man,
I hate being in deep, deep trouble.''



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* In Literature/TheBible, after losing his precious locks to Delilah (and his [[SuperStrength godlike strength]]), Samson is captured by the Phillistines, has both [[EyeScream eyes gouged out]], and chained between two pillars to [[ComeToGawk serve as entertainment at a party]], making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. In this case, it wasn't the hair itself that was the source of power -- God had decreed He would empower Samson so long as he followed the restrictions of a Nazarite but Samson broke every single one of them -- getting his hair cut was the last straw, at which point God withdrew His blessing until Samson asked forgiveness and God gave him his strength back, allowing Samson to die honorably through TakingYouWithMe.

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* In Literature/TheBible, after Literature/TheBible:
** After
losing his precious locks to Delilah (and his [[SuperStrength godlike strength]]), Samson is captured by the Phillistines, has both [[EyeScream eyes gouged out]], and chained between two pillars to [[ComeToGawk serve as entertainment at a party]], making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. In this case, it wasn't the hair itself that was the source of power -- God had decreed He would empower Samson so long as he followed the restrictions of a Nazarite but Samson broke every single one of them -- getting his hair cut was the last straw, at which point God withdrew His blessing until Samson asked forgiveness and God gave him his strength back, allowing Samson to die honorably through TakingYouWithMe.



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---> '''Gabe:''' What? You were all ''thinking'' it.

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---> '''Gabe:''' --->'''Gabe:''' What? You were all ''thinking'' it.



* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'':

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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'':''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'':



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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley's {{rival}} Crystal knocks Haley out, [[CreepySouvenir cuts off her ponytail]] with a dagger, then proceeds to trim off a good deal of the rest of her hair as revenge for a quip Haley had made ''[[BestServedCold when they were children]]'' about Crystal's short haircut. Subverted in that Haley, while annoyed, refuses to let it distract her from the business at hand. (Interestingly enough, it makes her look like the earlier representative of her personality that wants to (paraphrase) "Stop all the emo stuff and get back to the jokes," who, along with self-reliance and optimism, gets Haley out of her depressed funk.) Gets a lampshading a little later, when she gets her long hair magically restored and Elan says he'd assumed [[ImportantHaircut the new do was meant to represent her character development]]... but nope, it was just a haircut.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley's {{rival}} Crystal knocks Haley out, [[CreepySouvenir cuts off her ponytail]] with a dagger, then proceeds to trim off a good deal of the rest of her hair as revenge for a quip Haley had made ''[[BestServedCold when they were children]]'' teenagers]]'' about Crystal's short haircut. Subverted in that Haley, while annoyed, refuses to let it distract her from the business at hand. (Interestingly enough, it makes her look like the earlier representative of her personality that wants to (paraphrase) [paraphrase] "Stop all the emo stuff and get back to the jokes," who, along with self-reliance and optimism, gets Haley out of her depressed funk.) Gets a lampshading a little later, when she gets her long hair magically restored and Elan says he'd assumed [[ImportantHaircut the new do was meant to represent her character development]]... but nope, it was just a haircut.



--> '''Homer:''' Ohh, I'm a freak!

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--> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Ohh, I'm a freak!



--> '''Homer:''' Aah! My hair. You chopped off my Hair! Oh God, I'm ugly!

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--> '''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Aah! My hair. You chopped off my Hair! Oh God, I'm ugly!



** At the beginning of the second season when Zuko and Iroh are forced to go on the run from Azula, they are required to cut off their ponytail and top knot to hide the fact that they are Fire Nation from the Earth Kingdom populace they intend to hide amongst. Although they are cutting off their own hair, the gravity with which the act is performed (combined with the obvious cultural relevance of the hairstyle since virtually every Fire Nation person is seen to have it) makes it clear that the act is a symbolic acknowledgement of the fact that they will never be able to return to their homeland.
** It crosses into ExpositoryHairstyleChange as well, since from then on Zuko's CharacterDevelopment is symbolized through how his hair is styled.
** Azula gets one in the season finale. [[spoiler: Self-inflicted and a sign that she just went way off the deep end.]]

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** At the beginning of the second season when Zuko and Iroh are forced to go on the run from Azula, they are required to cut off their ponytail and top knot to hide the fact that they are Fire Nation from the Earth Kingdom populace they intend to hide amongst. Although they are cutting off their own hair, the gravity with which the act is performed (combined with the obvious cultural relevance of the hairstyle since virtually every Fire Nation person is seen to have it) makes it clear that the act is a symbolic acknowledgement of the fact that they will never be able to return to their homeland. \n** It crosses into ExpositoryHairstyleChange as well, since from then on Zuko's CharacterDevelopment is symbolized through how his hair is styled.
** Azula gets one in the season finale. [[spoiler: Self-inflicted [[spoiler:Self-inflicted and a sign that she just went way off the deep end.]]



* In the time travel episode of WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM, Sonic runs into a younger version of [[TheStarscream Snively]] with a full head of hair. He cockily introduces himself and speeds off, blowing Snively's hair away. It's apparently then that [[EvilIsPetty he decides he hates Sonic]].

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* In the time travel episode of WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM, ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', Sonic runs into a younger version of [[TheStarscream Snively]] with a full head of hair. He cockily introduces himself and speeds off, blowing Snively's hair away. It's apparently then that [[EvilIsPetty he decides he hates Sonic]].
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* Occurs in {{Ink}} when Liev gets one from Sadie.

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* Occurs in {{Ink}} ''Film/{{Ink}}'' when Liev gets one from Sadie.
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