Created By: Jess on June 11, 2013 Last Edited By: Arivne on August 28, 2015
Nuked

What Beautiful Hair

Where a character has such beautiful hair

Name Space:
Main
Page Type:
Trope
Needs a Better Description. Needs More Examples. Rolling Updates. Add Hats.

"Your hair... Grow it long again... you have very beautiful black hair, you mustn't let the war get the better of you, okay?
Anita, D.Gray-Man

This is where a character has such "beautiful" hair. This hair is one of their main defining characteristics, and many people become enamored with it because of it and some people commenting on it. Maybe their hair is an unusual color, or perhaps it's very long. Or possibly, their hair, even much shorter or messier, it's still considered gorgeous, mostly because of its color or being soft and/or silky, if not messy or spiked. This hair symbolizes the beauty of the character. Occasionally, the character themselves will hate their own hair because it makes them "different." The character can be ethier male or female.

Contrast and compare What Beautiful Eyes!, where the character has gorgeous eyes. See also Raven Hair, Ivory Skin.


Examples

    open/close all folders 

    Anime and Manga 
  • Orihime Inoue from Bleach has beautiful long orange hair. In her backstory, her late brother, Sora used to compliment on it because of its color. He became upset when it was whacked off by her classmates back in junior high school. However, when she befriended Tatsuki, she grew her hair out again and vowed she'll never cut it short again as her long hair is a symbol of their friendship.
  • Lenalee from D.Gray-Man has beautiful long dark hair, which was later burned off after fighting a Level 3 Akuma, even her brother, Komui, cried over the loss of her hair when she and the other exorsists came home. Luckily, Anita told her to grow it back because it was beautiful, which Lenalee is doing.
  • Superbia Squalo from Katekyo Hitman Reborn! according to Lussuria, who comments how long and beautiful is his hair that breaks his heart everytime he sees it, in one of the Haru's Interview omake. Even Squalo is annoyed of Lussuria messing around his hair.
  • Ryou Shishido from The Prince of Tennis, before he cut it off.

    Fan Works 

     Films 
  • Rapunzel in Tangled has bright golden hair that also has healing abilities.

    Literature 
  • Rapunzel. Sure, her main claim to fame is that its really long, but that doesn't mean that its not considered beautiful.
  • In Johnny Tremain, Cilla's sickly little sister is noted for having angelic golden hair.

    Live Action TV 
  • Cece in New Girl
    Schmitt: I want to put it in a bowl and eat it.
  • Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under, as noted by several Love Interests, hair dressers (occasionally these two overlap...) and employees of Fisher&Sons
  • Kaylee in Firefly, according to Inara, to whom this trope applies even more.

    Toys 
  • This is the whole raison d'etre behind American Greetings Corporation's Lady Lovely Locks and friends.

    Video Games 

    Western Animation 

Community Feedback Replies: 30
  • June 15, 2013
    CompletelyDifferent
    • Rapunzel. Sure, her main claim to fame is that its really long, but that doesn't mean that its not considered beautiful.

  • June 15, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    Toys
    • This is the whole raison d'etre behind American Greetings Corporation's Lady Lovely Locks and friends.
  • June 15, 2013
    Gideoncrawle
    Fan Works:
  • June 15, 2013
    lexicon
    I don't know about the Rapunzel example. Does anyone actually call it beautiful, the prince or the witch or anyone?

    Raven Hair Ivory Skin should be mentioned in the description as a sub-trope since it's about black hair being beautiful.
  • June 15, 2013
    MissKitten
    ^That was my question as well. Also, I think it should be clear that a character's hair being beautiful needs to acknowledged In Universe to avoid people just putting in characters with beautiful hair (which would be just about a good chunk of women in all fiction).
  • June 15, 2013
    Jess
    How I supposed to do that? I mean is there an In Universe version of this trope?
  • June 15, 2013
    Jess
    Actually, I changed the description, look at it.
  • June 15, 2013
    MissKitten
    What I meant by In Universe is to basically make sure the characters in the story comment on a character's hair being beautiful..which you have already done. Description seems fine now.
  • June 15, 2013
    acrobox
    Micaiah from Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn is identified as the Silver Haired Maiden, and is known far and wide for it. While the game features a variety of people with pink, green, or blue hair she is the only one with silver hair.
  • June 15, 2013
    Tallens
    • Rapunzel in Tangled has bright golden hair that also has healing abilities.
  • June 15, 2013
    MissKitten
    ^Did anyone ever call her hair beautiful though? If not I don't think she counts.
  • June 17, 2013
    Jess
    • Cece in New Girl
      Schmitt: I want to put it in a bowl and eat it.
  • June 17, 2013
    Jess
    • Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under, as noted by several Love Interests, hair dressers (occasionally these two overlap...) and employees of Fisher&Sons
    • Kaylee in Series/Firefly, according to Inara, to whom this trope applies even more.
  • June 18, 2013
    Tallens
  • June 19, 2013
    XFllo
    Who added Up For Grabs? Jess (OP, current sponsor), did you? It means that you no longer want to take care of it personally and want other people to do it. Seems strange since you recently posted on Ask the Tropers, asking tropers to add examples and hats. Up For Grabs is usually for tropes that got stuck here and and the OP might not be active on this wiki.

    My experience from YKTTW: please be patient. I know tropers sometimes really want to see their ideas and "creations" on the wiki, but it's usually for a good cause to wait for more input.

    Personally I feel this trope shapes up nicely and that it's tropeworthy.

    But please consider that Personal Appearance Tropes very often plague this wiki because many people add irrelevant examples, and to be perfectly honest, sometimes the tropes were not defined carefully enough, and people just kept adding examples they thought were ok; because other examples were similarly poor.

    For example Blue Eyes used to be just a list of blue-eyed characters and even blue-eyed Real Life people. That is a very common trait and in itself has no story-telling purpose (called People Sit On Chairs, PSOC, chairs, chairsy in YKTTW). It went through a clean-up thread and now we have tropes like Innocent Blue Eyes or Creepy Blue Eyes -- a trait with specific meaning. I think that's why people in YKTTW phase are very "tough" on new Personal Appearance Tropes.

    I like the name as a counterpart trope to What Beautiful Eyes. Although some might scream snow-clones -- it's sometimes discourage to name tropes after other tropes because it can cause misuse.

    I saw somebody added a tag for a better name. However, now it seems like all the tags that there are available were used, and mostly without comments why, so I'm not sure they are justified. That's very easy and not fair to the OP.

    Some examples could use re-vamping. (Cece from New Girl is basically a Zero Context Example entry with a quote.)

    Ok, enough with my rant. Hope it helps at least a bit.
  • June 19, 2013
    DashSpendar
    If it's not people commenting on it, or their hair being indicative of some personality aspect, then it's not really tropable. Just... a list of people with nice hair. That seems... unnecessary.
  • June 19, 2013
    Jess
    Fine, I'll get rid of this trope.
  • June 19, 2013
    XFllo
    ^ What do you mean?
  • June 19, 2013
    Jess
    Wel you said: "Who added Up For Grabs? Jess (OP, current sponsor), did you? It means that you no longer want to take care of it personally and want other people to do it. Seems strange since you recently posted on Ask the Tropers, asking tropers to add examples and hats. Up For Grabs is usually for tropes that got stuck here and and the OP might not be active on this wiki.

    My experience from YKTTW: please be patient. I know tropers sometimes really want to see their ideas and "creations" on the wiki, but it's usually for a good cause to wait for more input.

    Personally I feel this trope shapes up nicely and that it's tropeworthy.

    But please consider that Personal Appearance Tropes very often plague this wiki because many people add irrelevant examples, and to be perfectly honest, sometimes the tropes were not defined carefully enough, and people just kept adding examples they thought were ok; because other examples were similarly poor.

    For example Blue Eyes used to be just a list of blue-eyed characters and even blue-eyed Real Life people. That is a very common trait and in itself has no story-telling purpose (called People Sit On Chairs, PSOC, chairs, chairsy in YKTTW). It went through a clean-up thread and now we have tropes like Innocent Blue Eyes or Creepy Blue Eyes -- a trait with specific meaning. I think that's why people in YKTTW phase are very "tough" on new Personal Appearance Tropes.

    I like the name as a counterpart trope to What Beautiful Eyes. Although some might scream snow-clones -- it's sometimes discourage to name tropes after other tropes because it can cause misuse.

    I saw somebody added a tag for a better name. However, now it seems like all the tags that there are available were used, and mostly without comments why, so I'm not sure they are justified. That's very easy and not fair to the OP.

    Some examples could use re-vamping. (Cece from New Girl is basically a Zero Context Example entry with a quote.)"

    That's all what you said.
  • June 19, 2013
    XFllo
    I know what I said. The question is whether you read it and found it helpful. Apparently no.

    I asked what you menat by writing "Fine, I'll get rid of this trope." Do you really want to stop being a sponsor? Weird, as you asked at ATT to remove the Up For Grabs tag.

    I hoped to be useful, but since you're so impolite, I'm done with this draft. Good luck with it anyway.
  • June 19, 2013
    Jess
    If you want, I'll keep the trope.
  • March 14, 2015
    Gowan
    Webcomic:

    • In one artwork by A-gnosis, Athena has such beautiful hair that Dionysos tells her she must do something with it. She says he can have it, but he says, no, she would look even more boring with short hair.
  • March 14, 2015
    DragonQuestZ
    This should have an In Universe Examples Only warning.
  • March 14, 2015
    StrixObscuro
    Ain't the name (and maybe, this whole trope) stock-phrasey?

    • Naruto: In the past, Minato tells Kushina that "Your hair is beautiful" when he rescued her from the Kumo ninja kidnappers and she uses her red hair as Trail Of Breadcrumbs. That made her stop despising her hair (because she was ridiculed for it) and fall in love with him. Years later, in the present, when her spirit meets her son Naruto, he also calls her hair beautiful; this makes her very happy.
  • March 14, 2015
    justanotherrandomlurker
    We have a lot of Zero Context Examples here, many of them don't give any reason or explanation as to why these characters supposedly have beautiful hair . . . and this has a hat? This needs some serious work.

    Western Animation
    • Rocky And Bullwinkle. The Fractured Fairy Tale "Red White" is built around a Duke who loves his thick, lusterous red hair, but feels threatened when he learns a maiden named Red White has thicker, more lusterous, and redder hair than he does. Although Red White explains that her true love will only know her by her red hair, but the Duke - overcome with jealousy - demands she dye her hair black; because of this, Red White's Fairy Godmother puts a spell on the Duke causing him to lose 32 hairs everytime she spins nettles.
  • August 27, 2015
    MarqFJA
    I would like to suggest avoiding phrase-like snowclones, and propose the title Extraordinarily Beautiful Hair.
  • August 27, 2015
    StrixObscuro
    Comic Book
    • One issue of Love And Rockets has Venus getting complimented on her hair by two ladies who convince her to let them play with it.

    Literature
    • In Tales Of The Otori, Kaede is described as having beautiful thick hair.
    • In Discworld, everyone compliments Agnes on her hair, although this may just be because she's overweight and awkward and they want to say something nice about her.
  • August 27, 2015
    Berrenta
    Video Game example:
  • August 28, 2015
    oneuglybunny
    Anime And Manga
    • The ninth episode of Ranma One Half is "True Confessions: A Girl's Hair Is Her Life," and focuses on the rivalry between Hibiki Ryoga and Saotome Ranma for the affections of Tendo Akane. At the time, Akane had longer hair tied with ribbons. During a fight between the rivals, a bladed weapon thrown by Ryoga gets deflected by Ranma, and shears off much of Akane's hair. Bystanders are horrified, Akane has a BSOD moment, and even the combatants freeze in dismay.
  • August 28, 2015
    shimaspawn
    <Mod Hat>

    We currently have a TRS thread to get rid of this sort of no trope mess. This will end up as nothing but a bunch of ZC Es and gushing as soon as it gets out of here. It shall be discarded.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=emqlkz8kg2hucfcx2drlzkg4