This is a TRS mandated redefine/Split of Bob Haircut
, as seen here
There's something about the clean lines of a bob, particularly with bangs, that suggests a sci fi setting. Despite the style dating back to the twenties (and being the defining hairstyle of the timeframe
), they are still seen as a little bit rebellious and progressive. After all, Long Hair Is Feminine
, so short styles can be shorthand a more gender equal society. Additionally, the simple, straight lines fit in well with an Ascetic Aesthetic
, marking the character as belonging to that timeframe.
Unlike its Sister Trope
the Twenties Bob
, Scifi Bobs are almost always mathematically straight edges and hair without curls. Fashionable Asymmetry
is also common, with one side of the bob being longer than the other.
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- Chiana from Farscape combines this with White-Skinned Space Babe, also pictured above. Like Leeloo, it's a bit more messy than typical for the trope, but Farscape does feature a Used Future.
- Many Vulcans in the Star Trek franchise wear their hair this way, including the above pictured Lt. Valeris, although there are exceptions. The Vulcans are, at least initially, a much more technologically advanced race than the humans.
Kirk: Lieutenant, are you wearing your hair differently?
Saavik: It is still regulation, Admiral.
- Lt. Ellis, from the British series UFO, also pictured above. For some reason, her hair was also purple.
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